Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! Hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2009!! First of all - I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes for my little guy and his ear - I am happy to report - he says his ear feels all better today! So another year is gone, huh? It seems so cliche to say - but time sure does fly, doesn't it? In stamping terms - I know things sure have changed for my since the start of last year - I feel like I have come a long way and am so grateful for all the wonderful stamping friends I made in 2008 and looking forward to continuing those friendships and making even more in 2009. Ok, ok, enough mush-y stuff - hee hee...I do have a card to share with you today - it's for today's MFT sketch challenge - you can view Frances' awesome sketch here. It's SO cold here in central Indiana again today (my hubby put on a big pot of chili for New Year's) - so I decided to make a spring-y card to try to warm up - LOL!! I just love this MFT "Tote-ally Fantastic" set - she does look like she's looking for the hot new spring lines in bags, doesn't she? I drew in the bricks and the lines on the sidewalk with my multiliner pen and then colored the image in with my Copics - her skirt was paper pieced. The designer paper is from a My Mind's Eye glitter stack I got from Hobby Lobby - I am in love with the colors in this paper! I did the scallops at the bottom of the card with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. The flowers are a mix of Primas and brads - and then I finished them off with some Hero Arts gemstones for the center of the green flower. I've got one more pic I must share with you guys today...

This is my youngest son, Calvin, ringing in the New Year last night - isn't that hilarious!? Even after being up late from the ER visit on Tuesday night - both my boys wanted to try to stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year - and they both made it!! In fact - they had more energy than my hubby and I did as you can tell by this pic. About 11:55 or so - Calvin just started hopping around and hollering - it was so funny - and yes - that is one of those horn blower thingies he's holding in his hand - they made a LOT of noise come midnight - LOL!! I even got kisses from all 3 of my guys at midnight - how lucky am I? It was a lot of fun - a tradition I hope we continue - we played Wii and Monopoly until midnight too - it was definitely a fun way to ring in 2009!


Tracey said...

That picture is awesome! Too cute!!

Love your card Candice! A very Happy New Year to you!

scrappinfox said...

Wow! I missed your post two days ago - girlfriend, CALL me the next time your DH is out of town & I'll help out with the little guys! So glad your story had a happy ending.

And just so you know, it's not just boys that stick things into their ears and noses - our little Kelly nearly had to go to the ER to remove the pea she shoved up there when she was about 3!

Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Love your card and her paper pieced skirt...very Springy and perfect for this weather that we're having here in Indiana!! Calvin is adorable in those jammies too. Happy New Year!!!