Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing us ALL a fabulous New Year!!

Hey there, my darlins!! Was Santa good to you?! I made out like a bandit, as always! Ya know why? 'Cuz Santa Claus is my husband, of course! hehe! I got lots of books . . . a new Pandora bracelet. . . and new beads for my Pandora bracelet . . .  and books . . . and more books! I love being "spoiled" at Christmastime! Wait . . . what am I saying? I love being spoiled ANY time of the year! hehe!! Oh, and . . . guess what? It's New Year's Eve!! Wheet whew! PARTY like a Rock Star!! Truth be told . . . if Rock Stars have a quiet dinner with their sweetheart and then are sound asleep by 10:30 pm . . . then, you betcha! I'll be partying like a Rock Star! LOL!!

Sooooo . . . I have some fun news . . . which I'll get to in a minute. But first . . . I have a new Sugar Nellie DT card to show you!
OK, so I have to let you in on an embarrassing little secret . . . I've had this adorable digi image for more than a year . . . and this is my first time coloring it!! Aaackk! This little sweetheart is "Melissa" and she's from the "Simply Adorable" line of Sugar Nellie digital images! You can find "Melissa" HERE at Funky Kits. I must admit, I am lovin' using Sugar Nellie's digi images for several reasons:
  1. Immediate acquisition after purchase . . . YAY!! Instant gratification!
  2. Flexibility to enlarge or reduce image size as desired.
  3. Easy storage . . . digi images take up no drawer or cupboard space in my studio!
  4. And best of all, they're gorgeous!
Here's a close-up of little "Melissa" . . . 
I must admit . . . coloring the "Simply Adorable" images is such fun! The artist brilliantly captures the pure inocence of the children she draws . . .  and she's added shadows so that I don't have to do much work at all to achieve the look of a 3-D image! So . . . easy peasy coloring! Here's a bit of a side view . . . 
My card "recipe" . . .
Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, & Poppy Parade cardstock: Stampin' up
DPs & front sentiment - Stampin' Up
Inside sentiment: Stampendous
Labels 13 & Large oval dies: Spellbinders
Corner die: Marianne Design
Ribbon & pearls: My stash
Image was printed on Cryogen Metallic White paper
Colored with Faber Castell & Caran d'Ache pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And, of course, my "signature" artsy view . . .  
Now . . . before I run off to get ready for my dinner date with my sweet husband, I have to tell you some Sugar Nellie news!! There are six new digi images being released on Saturday, January 5th!! And, to celebrate the new images, Sugar Nellie's DT will be hosting a Blog Hop!! So . . . mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks . . .
"Vintage Adorables" Blog Hop
Saturday, January 5, 2013
11:00 a.m. GMT
And . . . as if seeing these darling new images isn't exciting enough . . . there's more!
So . . . that's it for me . . . except to send out a warm "Thank You" to all of my blogging friends out there who've been so sweet and supportive this past year . . . and to say . . .
Hugs . . . until next year!