Friday, January 01, 2010

Cheers to a New Year

Hello and Happy New Year.  The days, months, years, and now decades fly by.  Wasn't it just yesterday that we were all up in arms about what catastrophic results the year 2000 would bring to the computer/banking world?  As it turns out that was all a bunch of hooey.  I find it amazing that was 10 years ago.  It passed in the blink of an eye.

I just love New Years's the time when we can all begin again.  It's as if life has given us a big "do-over" and we have 365 days to try to get it right, be better people and just live that happy life God intended for all of us.  In my opinion, THIS is the most wonderful time of the year!

Now that the holidays are over, it's back to a regular crafting routine.  It also means it's a very busy time as I prepare for release parties and complete CHA samples.  Life is full of possibilities and I can hardly wait to see what 2010 holds for me.  Today, life holds a new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge.  We all took a little time off over Christmas, but now we're back.  Here is the sketch that Taylor provided.

Doesn't this sketch just scream endless possibilities?

While my husband and I rarely go out on New Year's Eve - we prefer the quiet comfort of our own little nest - I can certainly appreciate the fun festive atmosphere of the event.  That's why I chose this wonderfully blingy cocktail glass for my focal image.  A new year is truly a reason to celebrate, and what better way to ring in the new year than with a toast. I added a few more crystals above the glass as well as on the ribbon.  I wanted this card to shimmer and shine just like the the many celebrations throughout the world.

The sentiment was cut using my Cricut, a tool I haven't used in months, but recently unearthed as I was moving things around and putting tools away.

I added a little loopy edge (because I can't stop using this

Most of the elements used in this card were from Taylored Expressions' Key Ingredient Kit for December, with the exception of the Zva Creative Bling.

Would you like to play along?  All you need to do is create a project using the sketch above as your inspiration.  Then head over to Taylor's blog and link your project using Mr. Linky by Friday, January 8th (8:00 AM PST).  You could be chosen to be included in the TESC Top Crops on her blog.   

It's always fun to check out the various interpretation of the sketch by other members of the TE Sketch Crew because they each have their own style that they bring every week to their creations. I hope you will take a moment and stop by and see what they have posted to inspire you:

and don't forget Taylor! 

Thank you all for checking in today, on this the beginning of a brand new year - a brand new decade, and brand new possibilities! Happy New Year!


Paper: Intense Kiwi, Classic Magenta, Choice Butter Cream, Ooh La La (My Minds Eye)
Accessories: Zva Creative (CR01CB105 and CRW02CA110), Loop Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Cricut, Ribbon (TEKI Kit-December) Corner Rounder


Silli said...

This is wonderful. I love the colors and all the bling! Happy new year!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Lynn. What a great card. Love the rhinestone glass... very fitting! TFS!

Sherrie said...

Oh Lynn..I do not drink, but if I did it would be in that FABULOUS glass! Love all that bling! Have a very Happy New Year!

Jami said...

Happy new Year Lynn!!! Love the celebration card you created - the little rhinestone bubbles are adorable! I hope we get a chnace to really catch up at CHA this year :)

Gingerbread Gal said...

Happy New Year Lynn! Great card! So festive and fun! Love the sparkle!
:) Rachel

Kim Burmeister said...

Happy New Year!

Your card is so festive! The bling is awesome. I love how you added bling to your ribbon too. Great punch. Love it!

Alice Wertz said...

very fun card! love those festive colors!

Patti J said...

We rarely do anything on NYEve either - too many 'nuts' out there that only drink once a year! lol... Love your card - that glass is SO much fun! And look at that ribbon! Great job...thanks for sharing!