Awwww... my last card of 2011.
What a year it has been. Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it?! :)
I'm not usually one to make a bunch of resolutions because past experience has only proven that I am no good at seeing them through. Besides, if the ancient Mayans are right about this coming year I figure I can keep my "que sera, sera" attitude for a bit longer, LOL. ;)
Seriously though, this past year was pretty good to me and I'll just be happy if I can keep the momentum going through 2012. How about you? Any big dreams you'll be chasing this year?
So when it came time to create my card for New Year's I wanted to do something fun and upbeat. I started flipping through my stamps and came across little Kiyoko here. With her sparklers ablaze she seemed the perfect choice. Plus I had just received this fab pack of Japanese origami papers from my December Secret Sister, Mimi. The gold and red combo seemed quite fitting so I even paper pieced her kimono to match. It's all very shimmery in real life though as always it's hard to pick that up in the photo.
Well, I'm going to ringing in the new year with some pals tonight so I'll be taking one more break here on the blog tomorrow. But I'll be back on the 2nd and diving right into some Sweet November preview goodness to kick off 2012's releases.
Have a safe and happy celebration tonight and I'm wishing you all the best in the new year! :)
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Japanese paper (SS RAK from Mimi... thanks Mimi)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Kiyoko), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Pebbles glitter candy dots
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- C4, C6, C8, C10
clothes- Y26, Y28, Y00, Y02, Y08, Y0000