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"!!