Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome to 2011 sweet friends!!

Oh my we are, 2 days into 2011 and I am just now posting my "Happy New Year" message!! 2010 has been an amazing year...I started a new job, learned about blogging, started my own blog...and best of all, I have met so many wonderful, wonderful people!! I don't want to get all schmoopy here...just know that I cherish each and every one of you, sweet friends!! resolutions to make (and break...hehe!)...and so much fun crafting to be done and challenges to enter!! YIKES!! So let's get started, shall we?

My first post of the new year is a "Thank You" all of you...for your friendship and ROCK!! (Just think of the postage I'm saving by posting your card here rather than mailing it!! LOL!) I have to tell you something you see the Eiffel Tower? Well...guess where I got that DP? Actually, I got it from a Paris calendar that I purchased a year ago!! I knew I'd use it someday...and today turned out to be someday!! I had such a fun time making this card! Maybe I'm just excited because it's not a Christmas card!! LOL!!

Here is a side view...I love this huge ribbon...isn't it just the best?!! Can you see the Eiffel Tower charm?

And here's a sort of "artsy" view"...

And a view of the inside...

And a close-up of the really DO mean the world to me!!

And here's my card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, black, and Riding Hood Red (SU)
DPs: DCWV "Travel Stack"...and the Eiffel Tower from my 2010 calendar
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo
Ribbon: SU
Flowers, charm, & "bronze" baubles: my stash
Sentiments: Just Rite Stamps (front) & Stampin' Up (inside)
Glossy Accents for Tilda's shoes
Distressed edges of paper w/Tim Holtz distressing tool
MS Punch: branch
And here are the Copics I used to color this little darlin...

So, there you have it my sweet bloggin' buddies! My first post of 2011!! Now, I thought I'd start out with a real bang and enter the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog: "Anything Goes"
Just Magnolia: "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious Highlites: "4 flowers, 3 DPs, 2 images, 1 ribbon"
Totally Tilda: "Ribbons & Roses"
Cute Card Thursday: "Thank You"

Thank you for stopping by for a peek...and especially for all your sweet comments that really do "mean the world to me"!!


Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow, Pat i adore your card.
i love your coloring and the vintage feel of it

Pat, can you tell me in which SU set you have found the nice sentiment stamp?
Thank you

Patti Jo said...

Such a sweet card!!! Thank you too for all the inspiration with your wonderful creativity!!! Tilda is so cute sitting on the suitcase! Terrific work Pat!!!

So happy you joined the Magnolia-licious Highlites January Challenge. Fun recipe wasn't it?!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Pat, this card is wonderful! What a great idea to turn that calendar page into part of your card. Love, love, love the ribbon and the Eiffel Tower charm. The inside is so cool with the map! The sentiment is great and so perfect with your map! You're so talented...

Eve said...

this is my kind of card, Pat! Happy new year! yes, i was tired of christmas cards too! LOL! I luv the colors you used for this entire card! Very pretty! Like Claudia, i'd like to know which stamp set you found THAT Very nice sentiment stamp. I luv how you did it inside too, using the world map paper! Inside & out, Very Nice!!!:-)

Sandy said...

Hey Tabby - you're so fabby and funny and such a wonderful friend! You always amaze me with your design talent - before you know it you will be famous!!!!!!!!! A movie star and you will go far - "Oh the places you will go"
Love you work and love you!

Only By His Grace said...

Oh too cute!!!
love the layout with the Eiffel tower
in the background. The ribbon adds a beautiful touch with the little Eiffel tower charm attached. Tilda is colored beautifully. I love how you did the inside with the map of the world. Very clever.
Hugs Maz

Sandy said...

and p.s. - You're welcome!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Stunning Pat! I adore this and it speaks to my heart--I hope to be that gal in front of the Eiffel Tower one day, LOL! Love all the beautiful details too!


Chris said...

Pat, your card is soooooooooo sweet! Everything about it is just adorable. I love, love, love the bow and charm, too! You did a wonderful job! I love the paper - I just love the entire thing!

Chris Christensen

Scrappinangler said...

Sooooo pretty! I am giggling, because I just made a card using the same 2 images tonight!! Look for my post, this week. I love that Eiffel Tower image and the tiny charm!! Happy New Year! ~Tori

Rene said...

Oh Pat this is beautiful!!! I just loooove it!
Rene :D

Jean said...

Pat, this is a gorgeous card.. love the idea of going to Paris for the New Year but you should have given us more time to get ready.. seriously the card is so stunning and such a great idea.. love Tilda ready to leave the old year going to the new year and what a way to go out.. Love your
inside so perfect.. Thank you for sharing... a great card and beautiful coloring..
Hugs, Jean

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh Pat I do love your style and your talented mind dear!! You have a nack with style and details.
LOVE LOVE LOVE every little thing about your card!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you dear...
big hugs, Janiel

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love this Tilda and you've colored her perfectly! The background is amazing!!! I love everything about it, inside AND out!!! A fabulous way to bring in the new year!!!
hugs, Sharon

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Pat!

Did you see my email about a surprise for you? If not, visit my Dec 31 post on my blog


Chrissy said...

This is STUNNING. The colors, design, embellies, every detail gorgeous. I love this card very much.


Kylie said...

This is just amazing Pat! I love the Eiffel Tower 'postcard' and charm - Gorgeous!!
Kylie xx
ps - Happy New Year !!

paola said...

Now i just dont think its fair that any ONE individual should have so much talent, lol, you rock with this great little idea, think its gonna change how i look at things like my calendars etc in the future, STUNNING!!!!
miles of smiles

Candy said...

Oh Pat!
I LOVE your card. It has such a vintage feel!
Your colouring is simply awesome.
All of your details are so charming - the huge bow, the part of the calendar you used and your charm!!!
I wish wish wish I could make a card half so lovely.
Hugs, Candy

becca said...

What a beautiful card! I love the papers you chose and Tilda sitting on her suitcase is just darling! You've started 2011 with a bang! Happy New Year! Hugs Becca

Harma said...

Your card is stunning Pat,and I love the big bow, love the Eiffel Tower
card, brings back memories.
Hugs Harma

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and what an awesome idea to be able to recycle the calendar and made a great use for this card!! Lovely Tilda and wonderful card :o)
Have a great 2011 to you and your loved ones Pat. I hope your hubby feels better!

Erika said...

Love your card Pat. The colours are fab. Great postcard and yummy stamp. As always the inside is equally fabulous.
All the very best for 2011. x

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!

Dena said...

Pat this is gorgeous! Love how you used the piece of your calendar. So very clever!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Dorcas said...

Wow Pat! This is really awesome!!! So many details and dimention. Really fantastic. :-)

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just breath taking. I love it and so love all the detail in this card. Breath taking dear. Hugs

Kelly Neis said...

What a neat card. I love all your details and the colors flow very well together. Very nice.

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous card Pat, love the background and fabulous ribbon with the cute charm too!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year :)

Angela said...

This is fabulous Pat! I love this scene you created and the papers and sentiment all work perfectly together. Love everything about this card my friend! big hugs, Angela

Kathy said...

Oh this is so creative Pat!! What a fabulous idea to use that image from your calendar!! It all goes so pretty together and I love all your details as well!!!

Anne said...

This is fab inside and out, love the recycled picture!
Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
Happy New Year

Card Crazy said...

Fantastic card, Pat. Love the bow and charm, and the postcard background is such a perfect touch.
Sue S.

shelly said...

c'est belle. It's beautiful Pat. The charm is adorable and your coloring is amazing. Your card reminds me of our trip to Paris, sitting in the cafe eating chocolate mousse and creme brulee =) I hope the new year brings you lots of happiness!

cathylynn said...

Gee Wizz let me catch my breath. This card is phenomenal!! All the details inside and out. I absolutely love your colors. As ususal you created another incredible card!! I save old calenders too. Now maybe I should find them and put them to some good use. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Martinas Welt said...

Gosh...what an awsome card!! I simply love it!!!
Happy 2011 to you as well!

Brandi said...

Oh what a gorgeous card ~ it is just plain amazing! :) Have a Happy New Year!

Smiles ~ Brandi

Rosie said...

Oh my word Pat, this is beautiful! I love that you reused that calender (now I have another reason to hoard stuff, LOL). Your card is perfect and your coloring is amazing. Fantastic job!!

Pam said...

Pat...your (our) card is gorgeous! I love this Tilda and how you put all the elements together. TFS
Hugs from Indiana,

Shana said...

Oh Pat this is gorgeous! Your card is simply beautiful from front to back! Thanks for sharing!

Pam S. said...

Adorable Tilda collage card Pat! love it! yep, I see that charm and I love that stripe ribbon! Tilda is a doll!
Pam Going Postal

scrappinpeg said...

omg this is just wonderful. I love EVERY FINE LITTLE DETAIL! Your sentiment is wonderful too. Great card!

meredith said...

wow, awesome card! congratulations! u definately deserve it x

Grenouille Greetings said...

LOVIN this card! It's absolutely gorgeous! And many congratulations for being chosen for Mo's Dream Team! A well deserved appointment! Happy New Year! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Fran said...

Pat this card and all the rest of the cards I just finished looking are outstanding. I love your coloring and most of all the beautiful embellishments. Hugs, Fran

Ronda Archangelo said... pretty!! Love everything about this card :-)

Debbie said...

THat's it..I am going to quit my job..look at what I missed..see what happens when work gets in the way, you miss tons of beautiful creations.. Love it!!!!

OK got to get off the computer now before I'm late for work...

Have a good one

Rach said...

what a brilliant card, love all the detail that you have added.x

Ribbon Girl said...

Happy New Year to you too Pat. Your card is gorgeous - so much detail, the image, the colouring (and especially the charm!) and even the inside is perfectly done! Mary x

Jeanet said...

Absolutely stunning card, with great details. Love the way you have used the image of the Eifel Tower (with that charm). Great coloring too.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda's Ribbon and Roses challenge. Hugs, Jeanet TT DT

Mandy said...

Pat your card is absolutely stunning, I love everything you've done and used.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our "Ribbons & Roses" challenge
hugs Mandy xx