Saturday, January 1, 2022


Happy New Year to all of my crafty friends!

2022 is upon us with all the hope and potential that seems to come with new beginnings. I'm not usually one for making big resolutions but there are a few things I would like to work on bettering myself at in the coming months... some crafty, some just day to day life. As far as creating and crafting goes, I'm going to continue to try and be better about inking up and playing with the older stamps in my stash. I did ok in 2021 but I still have a long way to go.

These cute toasting penguins haven't been in my stash for long, they are Kaily and Nohl from the Home for the Holidays collection at Purple Onion Designs. As soon as I saw them I knew they were going to be saved for a New Year's card and here they are. For the background I paired them with a sunburst stencil from Whimsy Stamps and the Falling Stars background stamp from Taylored Expressions. I also pulled out some pattern paper for the bottom half of the card which is hard to believe, LOL! I was going for the traditional black, white and gold that you see a lot of at New Year's Eve parties. So here I am, a card maker best known for coloring of scenes and I'm starting off the new year with stamping and stencils instead. No worries though, I will be back to scene coloring before you know it! ;)

Wishing all the best to all of you in 2022!

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Kaily and Nohl), Taylored Expressions (Falling Stars background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler shea butter
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Papertrey Ink celebrate word die

Whimsy Stamps sun ray stencil
Doodlebug enamel Sprinkles

Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
penguins- W00, W0, E41, C2, YR30, YR31, R000, R30, B23, B26, B28, B39, 110, C5, C7, C10
champagne glasses- YR30, YR31, C2
background- Y000, Y00, YR30, YR31, Y21