It was really hard for me to go into my stamping room this week. I actually avoided going in there as much as possible. The reason? Lucky, our kitty who died unexpectedly on Sunday, always sat on top of my papers or on the very top of the cabinet in my stamping room whenever I was in there stamping. Every time I go in there I see Lucky sitting up on top of my paper rack on the wall, but now he isn't really there- just in my memories (tears). I miss him so much. We buried him in the back yard next to Patch the bunny. It's even hard to look over where he is buried and I avoid looking over there too. It will take a long while to not think about Lucky every time I stamp :'-(. I wanted to thank those of you who left comments about Lucky and for your prayers too. I appreciate it so much.
Now on to happier thoughts... I made a card that I was going to post on Monday, so even though it's late by 6 days, I wanted to wish you all a very happy and very blessed and very prosperous New Year!
I used a stamp from the Holiday Mini 2009 for my card, but the rest is current. Can you believe that this was the first time I actually used this New Year stamp?! I don't know why I didn't get around to using it last year, but I still like this stamp a lot :-). I embossed the stamped image with gold embossing powder and matted it on Basic Gray card stock. Whisper White card stock cut to 4" x 5.25" and then torn around the edges and embossed in the Northern Flurry embossing folder. I added some gold pearls to the snowflakes to bring out the gold in the stamped image. My card base is Basic Black. Wishing you all a wonderful day today, stay warm! It's cold here today!
Stamps: A Brand New Year (retired)
Ink: VersaMark- 102283
Paper: Whisper White- 100730, Basic Black- 121045, Basic Gray- 121044, gold metallic (non Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Northern Frost- 120901
Other: Northern Flurry Textured Impressions embossing folder- 120902, gold embossing powder- 109129