Saturday, December 29, 2012

The End of 2012

Wow -  I can't believe I haven't posted all week!   I've been home on vacation - and stamping - but not posting here -  so -  I have a few things to share as the good old year of 2012 comes to a close!

First I have a Christmas Day family picture to share - unfortunately DH Kent had to work (!) - so he is missing from the pic.  I did bring him home a Christmas dinner and we opened our gifts Christmas night.
 Back row - April and my son Josh, Greg (DH of Katie), sister Marcia, her DH Bob, Nate (DH of Christie)
Front row - Landon & niece Katie, Me and Mila, niece Christie & James

My first card to share was made for the Split Coast Inspiration Challenge - inspired by this white, gold and black East Six invitation from the Wedding Bells web site.
I've been needing Anniversary Cards for my stash - so that is what I made for my card.
I gold embossed everything on this card!  The camellia flower, the sentiment and the lovely background.  I die cut the sentiment with Labels 25 Nestabilities and popped it up on the card with foam tape.  I added a little red heart gem for just a touch of color!
I made this second card for the Ways To Use It challenge on Split Coast -  to show what your 2012 Resolution had been -  mine was to USE MY STUFF!!  I used this Poppy Patch Spellbinders die that I purchased some time ago and hadn't used yet!
After I die cut the poppy patch - I sponged the poppies with Ranger Distress Festive Berries and the ground with Iced Spruce before removing the die.  I embossed a Nestability square on the front of the card and layered the poppy patch inside the frame with foam tape. Then I just stamped the Thank You in the corner.

So - what are your plans for New Year's Eve???    Kent and I are both working on Monday - so we are going out to eat early when we get home around 6 - then sitting on the sofa and watching the festivities on TV -  locally Boston has a great events going on and then fire works  (we used to go in to it but it can get really cold being out there!) and of course, NYC has the traditional falling ball at midnight!

Anniversary Card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Christmas Backgrounder, Camelia, Happy Anniversary from Cameo to Go.
Paper: white- PTI
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, hot gun, foam tape, red heart gem - Michaels, Labels 25 Nestabilities,

Poppy Thank You:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Garden Seed Packet
Paper: red poppy, white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Festive Berries and Iced Spruce
Accessories: Poppy Patch die - Spellbinders, square Nestabilities, foam tape.


Sharli Schaitberger said...

What a lovely family photo, Julia! Thanks for sharing!!

I love that rich, elegant card - WOW! And the one with the poppy that has it's own die-cut - man-oh-man that makes life easy, huh! It looks terrific! Nice work!
Happy New Year!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful family photo Julia! Your cards are so pretty! I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Gorgeous suite of cards, Julia! What a wonderful family photo! I just know you were thrilled to get you hands on those babies! So sweet! Blessings to you and yours in 2013!

maryr917 said...

the family photo is so precious Julia-and I love the line-up of cards-the poppy card is my fave-I was surprised to see it is a spellbinders die-love it-we are going to my son's home to celebrate hubby's birthday and we spend the night-my grandsons love it

dpkennedy said...

These are lovely Julia...but I especially love the gold one! It's so elegant and will be a beautiful card to receive!