Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Quick Thank You Bouquet

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you all had wonderful holidays.  We had a lovely but very busy break.   We had company three different times here at our house, and went visiting to others' homes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I made an Apple Sour Cream Crumb Pie (recipe from Martha Stewart Living) to bring to my in-laws, and oh my was that pie gooooood!  The recipe states that the total time for the recipe is 4 hours and 20 minutes, and I can vouch for that (and then some).  It's an all-day pie!   LOL  I'd make it again, but not for a while.  It's very rich.

The four of us saw "The Hobbit" (3 hours long!  I wish they'd give a brief intermission for something of that length), went out to dinner several times, shopping at the mall (aye yi yi, the crowds were thick!  the older I get, the less I like that) so the kids could spend their new gift cards, and more.  We were going to head to NYC for a day, but most of us were exhausted and so we cancelled the trip.  We bought tickets to the Observation Deck at the Empire State Building, and they're good for a year, so we'll need to reschedule our visit.

Although I had a wee bit of crafting time the other day, the projects are for the upcoming release at Inspired By Stamping and I cannot unveil them yet.

So, today I share a card I made a while ago and never posted. It's nothing special, but I didn't want you to think I fell off the edge of the Earth. ;-)


This card was made with a little bit of this and that, found in my cast-offs bin.  The Vintage Wallpaper (by Market Street Stamps) background was the center piece from the Artful Frame project more than a year ago.

The 'thank you' sticker is from a dollar bin at JoAnn's, and the pre-tied little blue bow was in a $1 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demo.  The lacy doily came in a pack from Martha Stewart.


Again, nothing special, but I wanted to say hello to you all and wish you a healthy, blessed, prosperous (and crafty!) new year.  :-)

Thanks for dropping by!



Dimensions:  4" x 4"
Stamps:Vintage Wallpaper - Market Street Stamps
Paper: Sahara Sand - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Sahara Sand
Fibers: blue ribbon
Other: doily die cut - Martha Stewart; pearls; thank you sticker - Studio G; Textile embossing folder - Cuttlebug; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger

45 comments:

Sindhu said...

what an elegant card Colleen! Very beautiful..

Pooja said...

very Elegant and pretty card !

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So SWEET and PRETTY - and in my favorite colors too = LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Great to hear that you had a wonderful holiday - wishing you a wonderful new year, hugs, Karin

Lisa said...

Nothing special...come on this is extra special! I'm swooning over those sweet little forget me nots! Sounds like your holidays were full of fun ~ well maybe not the crowded shopping!!

JennyH said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog : )
That pie sounds very nice mmmmm.
I love your card, it has come together so well from your bits and pieces.

Marisa said...

You were busy!! Yikes! Time to enjoy some down time :) Lovely card and colour combo. Happy New Year to you and blessings for a fabulous 2013!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your Christmas sounds exhausted but fun! I have to say though, the trip to NYC sounds even better!! : Love your card [as usual] and I am looking forward to 2013 and your creations!!

Benzi said...

Your 'this and that' stash has some very pretty things in it. The card is gorgeous.

Oh, that recipe had to be yummy with the time it took to make. I sure won't be needing another dessert for quite some time..not going near the scales. Ha

Jessi Fogan said...

You say nothing special - I say it's gorgeous! All those elements come together beautifully :)
Sounds like it was a good & busy holiday for all of you. I'm intrigued by the idea of the all-day pie...not making it, though. Eating it. Imagine a pie that would take all day to eat...yummo ;P

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Nothing special ? I think it's gorgeous ! Beautiful soft colours along with die cuts, embossing and your beautiful bow. Happy New Year ! Shirleyx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful!!! Love the white background!
Lisa

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING that background and the flowers!! And sounds like you had a great holiday time!!!

Kylie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Colleen. Just stunning (as usual). Happy New Year!! xx

Emily Keaton said...

Hi Colleen! Fell off? I think not. This is beautiful! I love the layers and how you kept them simple. That blue bow is gorgeous. Happy new year, my friend!

Tenia Nelson said...

WOW!!! That is all.

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Colleen...with the most gorgeous hint of vintage! Love the colors and the pretty die cut doily! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Years. Hopefully 2013 will allow us to see more of each other! :)

lisa808 said...

Sweet card.

Happy New Year!

Martha H. said...

Happy New Year, Colleen!
Your card is simply gorgeous. Love that beautiful bow!

Sue Lelli said...

So Pretty! I'm exhausted listening to you holiday happening! Looking forward to seeing what you've designed for IBS! Happy New Year!

Romantyczka said...

śliczna praca, nie mogę się napatrzeć!
Najlepszego w Nowym Roku

Annette said...

wow this is totally elegant... I love it

Carole said...

Hi Sweet Colleen, wonderful card and you always create something special. I am anxious to see what "secrets" are hidden in the upcoming release. I am excited to be joining you for the month of January.

I will be in touch soon about your angel request. Big Hugs, Carole xox

Sandie Edwards said...

You always know how to create a wonderful card, with a beautiful design and colours!! Happy new year Colleen....

Jennifer said...

Very pretty as always! Sounds like the holidays were a blast...here's hoping 2013 is just as fun and amazing!

Hussena said...

Like all your work,this is just as elegant Colleen!...What a beautiful card ...Love the beautiful design & colors..Hope you have a great year ahead! :)

Linda R said...

Well it sounds like you have been busy having fun. Your card here is beautiful. I always enjoy seeing what you create..

Wishing you a happy day my friend.

Hugs~

~Tammy~ said...

You and your nothing special! It's beautiful! Our holiday was filled with family and illness! oh the Joys...I thought I would escape it, but not so lucky...I am pretty sick and I guess it saved the best for last! My sorry excuse for not being around friend! :-) Your time sounds exhausting your pie sounds good. Glad you don't mind the efforts. I know it was worth it! Your card is another beauty!

Carole said...

Sounds like hustle and bustle fun and fancy. Happy New Year Colleen love your nothing special card.

Charlene said...

I think your card is beeeeautiful!!!! Happy New year to you!! And I have the Hobbit on the agenda to watch when I feel better :-)

Audrey Ann said...

Absolutely STUNNING Colleen!! I cannot get enough of this beauty - could barely take my eyes away to comment LOL! Seriously - love it.
Blessings to you in 2013!
Hugs,
Audrey

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Happy New Year!!! This is so beautiful. Love the fabulous design and the colors you used. Can't wait to see your unveiling! I loved the Hobbit and didn't even notice it was three hours til it was done. Wow. What a movie. Sounds like you a wonderful holly-day and I so want some that pie. I am no Martha, anything that takes four hours to make, must be eaten at a restaurant, lol.

Bonnie said...

This looks special to me! Everything came together beautifully! Happy New Year! Hope its a good one for your family!

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful! I love the embossed background!

Maria said...

Ohhhh...what a pretty pretty card, Colleen! It's so delicate and elegant! Wishing you a joyous blessed Happy New Year, hugs!

Anne-Elise said...

What a gorgeous card, Colleen! Love it! I wish you all the best for this new year!! Hugs

Paper Profusion said...

Happy New Year Colleen. Don't be talking down your card I think it is gorgeous!! Love the embossing on the card. Nicola x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card Colleen - the sentiment and flowers really "pop" from the neutral background - absolutely love it.

Have a happy and peaceful 2013. Hugs, Sylvia x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH COL!!!! This is GORGEOUS! I absolutely love love love the colors and the flowers...and that little bow is so adorable! FAB!

ps...so sorry I haven't been around! I've completely given up on my RSS feeder! I'm so behind! I'm glad you left some love on my blog because that is how I leave comments now (visiting those who visit me!)!!! I do hope you are doing well!! MISS YOU TONS and TONS!!! HUGS! Love, Sav

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Colleen, I love all the wonderful details. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

walchowDesign said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! Such an elegant card, Colleen! Love the layering and the soft colours!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Loving that great background and the embossing, just gorgeous!

nwilliams6 said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Pie, the Hobbit, shopping - what could be more fun that that! I always think of Sleepless in Seattle when I think of the ESB observation deck - I want to go sometime - it is on my list of things to do.

Lovely card made with lovely treats. I especially like that MS doily and the cute bow.

Hugz!!!!

Stella said...

No you did not fell of the earth; I guess I did:) I've seen this card also on FB and I love it. Maybe not spectacular for you but it is to me. Love the design.
Good to be here again; hope all is well with you.
XX

Marlena M. said...

This is SO PRETTY Colleen~I love the pearls and embellishments. Thank you for the yummy recipe link...I'm SO excited to try it. I haven't had a sour cream apple slice for over 20 years!

Fatimah Hayat said...

wow very beautiful card... the background and the color combination is really awesome.

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