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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

December was a busy month, with preparations for Christmas, work parties and events for our clients, and just general busy-ness.

Now, it's the new year, and time for a fresh start. I love the possibilities of the new  year- so much potential, and who knows where the year will take us?

I have a few crafty resolutions, including:

Try to update my blog at least once per week.

Get crafty at least once or twice a week- one of my non-crafty resolutions is to try to avoid snacking at night, and this might help with that, too!

Use what I have, including designer paper, stamps that haven't made it out of their packaging and other misc items. 

I also want to stamp each image I have to create an index of sorts.

Now, onto crafty goodness! 

The House Mouse and Friends blog had a new challenge posted this week, and I've really enjoyed playing along the last couple of months- the challenge this time around is to celebrate anything new... and I am celebrating a NEW STAMP!

My friend M and I headed to our fave store for some post-Christmas bargains, and I came home with not one, but two HM stamps... This little guy got inked about 10 minutes after I got home. 

The image was stamped with Momento black ink and coloured with Copics. I love the background paper- it's La banquise paper, called Vent Polaire. I cut the card blank at 5 inches square, and cut the silver mirror stock at the same. the Vent Polaire paper was cut at 4.75 and the House Mouse image was cut at approx 3 inches, with the silver backing 1/4 of an inch bigger. The sentiment is a sticker. 

My mother in law is here for a visit, and this little guy will make his way home with her next week. 

I've been busy in the craft area this week- there will be more coming shortly!


  1. Love the blue/grey combo. I too could not pass up this stamp when I saw it. Adorable!

  2. Andrea, this is such a sweet image and you have colored it up beautifully. Great background papers and color choices too. So glad you had time to join us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


  3. I think your crafty goals are reasonable, except maybe the make an index of all your stamps. That sounds like.... well, like work!

    I love the soft wintery feel of your card. Great work!

  4. So very sweet! Perfect take on the NEW theme. Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.

  5. Such a darling card! Wonderful layering and very sweet highlights in your background papers!

  6. Such a sweet image and a great card...thanks for joining with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K