Jan 01 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Celebration!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope you had a safe New Year's Eve and are enjoying watching all those football games today.  Well, maybe you are stamping?  I'll be doing a little of both.  I hope to have my swaps designed, so I can sit and put them together while watching Ohio State play in the Rose Bowl.

The Bloggers Challenge theme this week is Celebrations!  And, New Year's is a wonderful time to celebrate!  I wanted to use something that indicated a the new 2010 year, so I pulled out Stampin' Up's Alphabet Simple Numbers Bigz dies!  I've used the letters before, but not the numbers…I love them!  Can you see how sparkly the numbers are?

I started with a base of Taken with Teal cardstock.  I added a layer of Night & Day Designer Paper (in the Holiday Mini that goes away on January 4th!).  I added a Top Note diecut of So Saffron.  Then I added some Certainly Celery punched large stars on the Top Note.  I wrapped 5/8 Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon around the entire piece and tied a knot.  I stamped Happy New Year in Taken with Teal Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched with my Modern Label Punch.  On each end, I added a small Ice Rhinestone Brad.

The numbers I cut with the Big Shot and Simple Numbers Alphabet Set from Taken with Teal cardstock.  I applied Versamark ink over them and sprinkled on Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, then heat set it.  SO pretty in real life!

Even my husband commented that my card was really "cool"!  Great praise from him!  lol!

Again, I wish for you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Last Chance for the Early Bird Special on Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition!  See a sneak peek HERE!  We hope you join us!

18 People have left comments on this post

Jan 1, 2010 - 09:01:31

Great card–the colors are perfect for a celebration.  Love the sparkly numbers too!  Happy New Year!

Jan 1, 2010 - 09:01:50
Cheryl M said:

Wonderful card!  I look forward to getting back into the card making groove soon.

Jan 1, 2010 - 10:01:23
Lisa M said:

Very sparkly!  Hope you have a great day!

Jan 1, 2010 - 10:01:43
Lisa Bohler said:

I just love those colors!  Such a festive and appropriate card for today!!  Happy New Year!!

Jan 1, 2010 - 10:01:43

LOVE it! I just ordered the simple numbers die!  🙂 can't wait!

Jan 1, 2010 - 11:01:07
kim howard said:

Nice and sparkly card to ring in the New Year!

Jan 1, 2010 - 01:01:05

GREAT card! I love the colors!

Jan 1, 2010 - 01:01:27

Such a great card to ring in 2010!  Love the touch of spakle.  Have a great 2010!

Jan 1, 2010 - 01:01:08
Shelly Schmidt said:

Perfect 2010 card- great idea!  Have a wonderful 2010-I always enjoy your creativity!

Jan 1, 2010 - 05:01:46

Fun card, Connie! Perfect celebration to start the new year!

Jan 1, 2010 - 07:01:23
Nikki said:

Love your color combo…and the sparkly numbers are gorgeous!   {SMILES}

Jan 1, 2010 - 11:01:57

 Very clever!  I love the sparkles!

Jan 1, 2010 - 11:01:54

It is very cool Connie! Love all the sparkle!

Jan 2, 2010 - 08:01:39

What a fun card to ring in the new year Connie!  Terrific mix of colors!  Happy New Year!  😀

Jan 2, 2010 - 11:01:27
BarbaraD said:

Such a simple idea with a great impact!  Love this card!! 

Jan 2, 2010 - 01:01:52
Ida said:

Awesome card!  Love the 2010 and the stars in the background.
Can't say I was happy with the outcome of the football game but you can't win them all.
Happy New Year!

Jan 2, 2010 - 11:01:14
Lori said:

Love the sparkly numbers!  And, I'm always happy to see a Big Ten team win a bowl game!  Happy New Year.

Jan 3, 2010 - 03:01:42
Rachel Hope said:

Fun! Love your colors!!!