Happy New Year- 2016!!

Happy New Year!!

New Year? Already? It’s hard to believe we are now into 2016 and I say that every New Year.

Where does the time go? Why does it seem to be flying way TOO fast?

 

I remember waiting for my 21st birthday because I couldn’t wait to be the legal age to do anything and it seemed like I was waiting an eternity for that.  Now, time whizzes before my eyes and all I see are my two children growing so fast.  Way too fast.

 

Of course today I will reflect on all the great things that happened in 2015.  There was a lot of GREAT and some bad.  What a year it has been.  I prefer to focus on the good as I’m sure you do.  I think I would label the year 2015 as the year of overcoming.  Overcoming a lot of everything.

 

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for 2016.  This year is going to be big for Russ and I.  Russ will retire from the military this year. That is really hard to believe.

 

Friends, we will continue on this great journey of life together and make 2016 AMAZING.  The one thing I know that can get us through the many obstacles we are guaranteed to face is to stay positive throughout it all.  Together, we can do it and nothing is better than stamping together.

 

TGIF Challenge- Color & Remix

Today we not only celebrate ringing in a new year, but it’s also FRIDAY which means it’s time for a new TGIF Challenge.  YAY!

 

TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

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It’s the perfect color challenge for this week with these colors.  I can see champagne glasses clinking together with this color combination.  However, I didn’t have two glasses clinking together so I went with a star theme.

Happy New Year, Stampin' Up!, Fabulous Four stamp set

 

Honestly this card was a doozie to make only because I kept messing it up over and over again.  I had the stars to big, the number dies crooked, then the entire card was crooked… Basically a HOT mess.

After being torn a part a few times it finally came together.  Unfortunately this has been a bit of a problem for me lately.  It seems like everything I am creating is not going as planned.  A creative crooked rut.

Happy New Year, Stampin' Up!, Fabulous Four stamp set

 

I won’t let that scare me away.  I just keep plugging along until I do get it right.  Plus I’m happy to say this did not end in the trash.  YAY.  That IS something to celebrate. HA HA HA

Happy New Year, Stampin' Up!, Fabulous Four stamp set

 

Create it!

This card can be used not only for New Years but birthday’s too.  For instance, you could use the following instead of 2016:

  • Celebrate Baby
  • Celebrate (Insert year born)
  • Celebrate (Insert Age)
  • Celebrate NEW or OLD
  • Celebrate YOU

The list could go on and on.  I love that the Little Number Dies have the hashtag included in the dies.  SO fun.  Now you could go #crazy!

The word CELEBRATE came from the stamp set Fabulous Four.  I omitted the words beneath the celebrate.  The word Celebrate was the perfect size.  You can see a video on the Omitting Technique in this post HERE.

 

I instantly thought of stars and fireworks for the new year and it this was a perfect card to create a shaker card.  I used foam tape on the back with a window sheet to keep the sequins in place.  I love that they are Gold, Silver, White and Clear and of course there are some stars mixed in.  Perfect coordination by adding the Die Cut stars.

 

Join the Challenge

Join us this for this challenge or the Remix challenge.  Check out the TGIF blog to see what the other designers created and play along by clicking HERE.  It’s fun and EASY.

 

Tell me… what are you excited about for the new year? One thing for sure, I hope you are excited to

 

Comments

  1. Happy new year!

    Kimberly, I adore your blog, it is the first one I look for when I check my news reader! However something is wrong with the pictures in the last few posts, the images are too low a resolution so they are blurry and a bit pixelated. I hope you can replace these pics with some that are slightly larger, dimension-wise. It looks like smaller images are being stretched to fill a larger space and they are jaggy.

    I want to see every detail of your beautiful projects. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. Lynne, the photos look fine on my end. Has this been resolved in your reader? When it comes to me in the news reader it looks okay too. Just wanting to check on this and see if it’s fixed. Thank you for letting me know about this. XOXOXO

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