Thursday, December 17, 2009

LOTV Thursday Challenge......New Year!

Good Morning Everyone!
I apologize for my absence from the blogging scene, I have so much going on right now that it isn't funny. My husband and my neighbor have finally finished remodeling our basement and the clean up and sorting has been a job indeed. I have a new crafting room and the recreation area for the family looks fabulous. Now I'm in the process of moving my craft supplies back into the basement and sorting through papers and stamps deciding what I want to keep, give away or sale. I didn't realize that I had so much stuff! So, in the meantime, I (we) have our hands full getting the recreation room and the rest of the house in tip top shape before the Christmas. I wish that I had some before and after pictures but the basement was so ugly that I didn't even bother with taking pictures. Now the area is brighter, the walls are paneled, the floor re-tiled, a drop ceiling was installed, and I finally have some storage! Nothing fancy but way better than it was before. I will take some pictures and post them next week:)

This weeks LOTV Challenge is to make a card celebrating the "New Year"! I know that I have a sentiment that says "Happy New Year" around here some where, but at the moment, I had to forgo a sentiment. In my head, I imaged the angel belting out a tune of Happy New Year wishes.

I wanted a sparkly New Year's card and once I had finished coloring my image, I rubbed my Versa Mark pad over the entire image, applied embossing powder and SU's Dazzing Diamonds on top of my image. Then I crossed my fingers and applied my heating gun to my image. I have to tell you, I was rather pleased with the results!

For more New Year card ideas, be sure to check out the LOTV Blog to see the DT creations. Keep in mind, you have two weeks to finish your card and all challenge cards should be linked up with the LOTV Blog. You aren't required to used LOTV Stamps but if you have them, why not use them:) Click on this link for more information. Have a great day and we can't wait to see your creations!

card details.....
stamp LOTV, c/s The Cut Cardstock Company, dp Graphic 45 and Creative Imaginations, Nesties lg. circle and circle scallop die, inks Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black and Versa Mark. embossing powder, SU's Dazzling Diamonds, flowers and half pearls

Try to have a great day and thank you all so much for understanding:) Once the dust settles down, I'll be back with regular posting.




Anonymous said...

Hi Risa, It sound's like you will have a wonderful craft space when it's finished, I look forward to seeing the pic's...
Loving the card, and the effect you achieved...

Have a wonderful Christmas and New year

margie c said...

Yea for you! A new crafty spot with storage, that is a fab Christmas present ;) Enjoy settling in!!!
Your New Year's card is beautiful! I love how you added all of that sparkle on your image! Such a beautiful card!
TGIF! ~ margie

Kim Piggott said...

What a beautiful card!
She is adorable and I love your pretty detail!
Good luck with your re-organising!
kim x

Tanya Rudd said...

She sparkles! I love it.

2 Worlds said...

Me too very busy, beautiful card Happy Xmas !

Sparkle said...

What a gorgeous card! Will have to try this, sometimes I get scared of my heat gun.

Danni said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all the sparkle!!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, beautiful angel.

Jan McConnell said...

You sure have been busy. I know you will enjoy your new basement area! Your card is a very happy card and I love all the sparkle.

Elena said...

So glad to hear from you, Risa! I was worried about you.
Wonderful news on the finishing repairing work! Congratulations on the new stamping room! :)
Your card is so beautiful! I love how sparkly it is! Looks like a New Year Magic!

Anonymous said...

Hi `Risa` this is super `Gorgeous`
incase I dont get round..
`Merry Christmas` to you and yours..have a fabulous time....
`Enjoy`(((hugs))) :)xxx

Rita said...

Your card is Gorgeous! I luv the sparkly angel & those flowers & papers are so beautiful Risa.

I can't wait to see pics of your new craft room, I bet its great! Any time we can get added storage is a day of celebration!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Risa. Can't wait to see pics of the new stampingroom!!Have a very merry Christmas my friend!

Heather "Hev" said...

Although I havent had much chance of coming by and saying hello during this past year - I am hoping 2010 will give me the opportunity to do so.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Heather from Vanilla Hevn

Chrisd said...

Merry Christmas to you and hope the dust will leave soon!

Jamee said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the glitter.
Merry Christmas!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow, wonderful sparkle Risa, lovely. Have a very Merry Christmas. Kim

Corie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Big hugs,

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Risa,
Thank you very, very much for the beautiful Christmas Card. I'll try and post a pic today while I'm at work. It made me feel so much better to come home to happy mail yesterday since I've been sick since Christmas Eve. Thank you again, my friend, you know just how to brighten my day.

Jacilynn said...

adorable! I love all the sparkle Risa! super cute

Anonymous said...

Love all of the sparkles such a pretty card!