Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Twenty-fifteen. Who'd a thunk it?! Remember back in the day when we listened to Prince sing "...So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999..." In some ways it feels like that was playing all over the radio (remember radio?) just yesterday. But we move on don't we...

New Year's resolutions. Don't make 'em, cuz I always break 'em. And while this year will be no exception, I thought I'd try a new thing. Not sure if I will be successful, but I am going to give it a shot. Here's my plan: I'm going to highlight one of the bloggers in my right hand sidebar, or those who have joined my blog. In a normal post, I'll will show you that person's card, and my CASE of it, then photos of both will go onto a new page called "Brought To You By...," which can be found on a tab at the top of my blog. I've started with my dear friend Anita, from My Papercraft World. She made this lovely card (well, one lovely among many) and I was quite struck by it. Now. If you haven't ever visited her blog, and I can't believe you haven't, I encourage you to go and do so! You'll be delighted at her sweet creations and her amazing personality. And having been lucky blessed enough to meet her IN REAL LIFE, I can tell you that she is really and truly the kind of friend we all want to have! So here is her card:

Muse 65, MFW April, SSSM 28-4, SSSW 30-4

And this is my little tribute to her:




I don't have the die for this stamp, as of yet that is, so chose the black from Anita's card for my sentiment, and then used similar colors for my flowers and bling down in the lower right hand corner. You can see my focal panel is matchy-matchy to Anita's paper. She was kind enough to share this incredible paper, among many other treats and goodies, with all of us at the Lake House adventure. I've used all W Plus 9 stamps and several inks. 

Hope your New Year is wonderful, and I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations and reading all your fabulous posts in this coming years. Blessings to you all. Happy Dances everyone!

27 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such a fun feature...love both cards:)
Happy new Year!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Happy New Year my friend! Love this idea and your CASE of Anita's card is beautiful!

Lynn said...

Love this idea Bev! Gorgeous! The colors are fabulous! Happy new year!

cm said...

Ooh..I'm excited by this resolution: a chance to showcase some fabulous 'friends' and share your exceptional creativity when you case them. Excellent inspiration! Your case of Anita's lovely card: awesome! You've done her proud, my friend! Love it!
Hugs - and again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
~c

Susanne Vargas said...

Great idea, this new feature! Love that you started the new year CASEing Anita's sunny card! Both cards are gorgeous!
Happy New Year!

Craftychris said...

Happy New Year! Fab cards and a fab idea! xxx

Anita in France said...

Oh, Bev, what an honour ... thank you soooo much ... for such a beautiful CASE (with that fabulous bold black!) and for your wonderful words! Smiling all over my face from feeling the love, my sweet friend ... and sharing it right back with you! Big Hugs ... Bisous, Bisous! Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Oops, hit publish too soon ... wanted to wish you the happiest of new years, Bev ... blessings and joy to you in 2015 and always! Hugs & Bisous Bisous, Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Great case of Anita's card, and what a fun idea, Good Luck!

Sue - said...

What a great idea! Love your card and Anita's too!

Kylie said...

Without fail, every time I visit your blog I come away inspired and cheered a little. You are so incredibly warm and talented too. Such a pretty card!

Brenda said...

What a fun thing to do Bev! I love your CASE of Anita's card. She is so talented and I love all her cards, but then so are you and I love all your cards. I'm going to have a great time viewing the cards you case! Hugs Brenda

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh what a great idea, Bev! You picked a wonderful card to start out with. So clean and classy! Lots of Happy New Year wishes to you!!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev, what a wonderful way to start off the new year and with Anita's card too. Just beautiful, both of them. I love those sweet little flowers and your sentiment is just perfect. Miss you lots!

Geri said...

Why was I not surprised when I read about your amazing idea? Because, you dear friend, are one of the kindest, considerate and most caring people that I have the privilege of calling friend!

I read Anita's comment and it made me smile all over my face too! Such a beautiful CASE of a beautiful card, both cards crafted by two beautiful souls!

I really, REALLY love the bold, black sentiment! And yes, that paper is beyond divine!

icardeveryone01 said...

Such a sweet idea, Bev! We'll all be watching!
=] Michele

Jen Mitchell said...

What a wonderful idea. I can't wait to see all your CASEd creations! And you've started of with a bang, that's for sure. Your card is beautiful!

Joyce said...

Happy New Year, Bev. Nothing but the best for you all year, OK! Your card is just lovely. I remember that card of Anita's, and I do recall casing it myself. Your version is just perfect. I like that Scrolly Thank and the way you also have a trio of flowers and leaves in your upper corner. Great idea for a new feature on your blog.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've done a brilliant CASE of Anita's lovely card, Bevie! I love that you are doing your own version of DJKASEs and having a tab for easy reference! I love the clever title! You are starting your new feature off with the best! I hope you feel better soon, my friend!! Miss you! Mwah! Darnell

shirley-bee said...

What a fab idea, Bev, and a wonderful choice for your first case! Happy New Year to you!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy New Year Bev! All the best for 2015. Love your cheery yellow flowers--I miss spring! Great CASE of fabulous Anita's card! xoxo

Marybeth said...

Happy New Year to you sweet friend! Ours started off crazy scary but is turning around with a miracle from God!
Yes, time is going by way to fast. Love your take on the beautiful card.
Hugs to you!

Deepti said...

This is awesome idea, I love Anita's fabulous CAS style and u have beautifully cased her :) gorgeous cards!

Gillian R said...

Such a pretty card, love the spring colours

Martha said...

Hi, Bev! What a FUN plan you have!
I love your beautiful card!

Happy Crafting!

Lindsey said...

I love this idea! I've always wanted to do something like this as I am so inspired by so many. I just love Anita (as a person and her work) and am completely jealous that you've actually met. What a gorgeous card you chose and your CASE is equally delightful. Can't wait to see more.

Nora N. said...

How fun is this idea? I do not have a blog list like you (I rely on Bloglovin myself) but I might just try to do this too. Your version is beautiful. I love the font you used!!