A wonderful new year to each one of you who've popped in to my blog! I'm filled with that new year optimism that takes a hold of most of us at this time, chock-full of card making resolutions and plans! In 2011, I'm hoping to blog weekly, do at least one challenge a month, make all my birthday cards a month ahead of time, comment more regularly on others' blogs, and make Christmas cards all year long. What about you? What special resolutions do you have for your crafting time this year?
I'm starting the new year off with a card that is one of the few custom creations I've been asked to make. Remember the 80th birthday card I posted here? I call this the "companion piece" because a dear lady at church saw the other card and requested one for her friend in a similar style, in peach tones. I had just figured out what I'd done wrong threading my sewing machine (the bobbin was in backwards, of all things!), so I wanted to add some decorative stitching and she really liked that touch. You'll notice the classic PTI stamp set Blooming Button Bits (don't worry, I tacked that far right button down further after seeing this picture, lol). I call it classic because it really is, isn't it? Flexible, non-trendy, and super useful. I love all of the Button Bits sets and hope there's another one or two added to PTI's inventory this year.
Stamps: PTI--Blooming Button Bits & Green Thumb
Paper: PTI--Melon Berry & Vintage Cream; October Afternoon--Thrift Shop; stash
Ink: Versafine--Vintage Sepia; Versacolor--Bamboo; Ranger--Antique Linen & Mustard Seed Distress Inks; PTI--Melon Berry
Buttons: PTI--Melon Berry
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Super Fine Detail Clear
Misc.: Sewing Machine, Spellbinder's die