Saturday, December 31, 2011

Celebrate good times, come on!

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! :)

Supply list:
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
Ranger Stickles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- C4, C6, C8, C10
clothes- Y26, Y28, Y00, Y02, Y08, Y0000


Tanya said...

Oh this is too sweet! What an adorable image, and that paper you received is just perfect, Happy New Year!! :)

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous - the origami paper is perfect for that sweet image. Happy New Year!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the red & gold combo and the Asian theme.

Have a Happy New Year!

Creations by Shirl said...

love her matching paper piece outfit with the bg papgers... This really turned out pretty Amy!
Yes, its time to celebrate the New Year! Have a good one!

THERESA said...

Gorjuss, stunning color combo,perfect for the new year!!
Happy New Year to you..........:))
lotsa luv

THERESA said...

ps: glad you recieved from your ss, still waiting for mine, but with post loads as is, one can understand!!
lotsa luv again,lol

Rhonda Miller said...

Such a cute card. I love that image.

Juls said...

this is fabulous!! Love the oriental feel! Hugs Juls

Trina said...

The paper with the image and paper piecing look fantastic! This card looks lucky!

Mimi said...

Amy, this is so pretty and sweet! Kiyoko looks cute in her dress! and did you cut her out?? sparklers too?? that's amazing!! So glad you like the papers! Have a wonderful time ringing in the new year!! ;D

Shari said...

Just too cute and how original! Happy New Year to you too.

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE This is very Adorable. What a perfect image for the occasion. Have a very Happy New Year Amy! Hugs to you! Heidi & Broooke

Country Mouse said...

This is the dp!!!:)
Happy New Year to you!

SannaS said...

what a sweet card!! beautiful!! =)

happy new year!!
hugs, SannaS

~* steph :) *~ said...

fabulous new year's card, amy! love the japanese papers and what a cute image! thanks for sharing and i wish you a wonderful new year's! hope you have a nice time with your friends celebrating! *hugs* steph :)

MagsB said...

Oh how fab! What a happy card, I love it!

Happy New Year, and I hope 2012 is fabulous for you!!

love Mags B x

donna mikasa said...

Super cute and a perfect match with the washi paper! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Unknown said...

\(ˆ▿ˆ )/ Happy new year Amy!!! Your card is precious.

gobeagirl said...

Happy New Year my friend. I hope that you are having a safe and fun one. I too don't go for the new years resolutions. As you know I just keep trying to be on top of everything and try to work real hard at everything. lol... Mind you I'm not saying I suceed, but I try. lol... Great card, I love, love the image and the papers with her.. too Cute! Hugs, Lisa

Zima said...

Fabulous colouring on this sweet card! And what a cute stamp! :)

Leanne said...

Happy New Year Amy! I hope you are resting up and enjoying the first day of 2012. Love the cute card you created with Kiyoko. Gr8 way to start off the NY. Pretty fantastic paper pieced outfit and that origami paper rocks.
Happy 2012!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Amy!!!

Karla said...

Happy new year Amy!

Shirley N said...

This is just awesome Amy, love this! Happy New Year!