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Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank You and Belated New Year's

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


Atty said...

What a great card, Would be a good one to send to those you may have forgotten at Xmas time.

Shirley said...

A very beautiful card. I am so sorry for your loss, Barb. I haven't been by in a while and wanted to see your beautiful art. You lost a real friend and that is never easy.

Shirley said...

Sorry if you received this before, but when I got to the second post I reallized maybe I didn't see the word approval thingy. I am so sorry for your loss. Your card is so elegant. I have missed your art.

Kim said...

Happy New Year to you too! And thank you so much for sharing all your creativity with us. I really appreciate you and your art. It's nice to "meet" someone who really seems to care about others even though they are basically strangers.


Jen Timko said...

What a super card! I love the gold bling!! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

Heidi Baks said...

I'm sorry to hear about your kitty! I really like your card and love the use of the gold beads. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card! I'm sorry for your loss of your beloved Kitty. I'm also a kitty lover and know what you are going through. I have a special poem I will try to remember to email to you. My aunt sent it to me when Clarissa passed and I really like it so I want to pass it on to you.

Amanda Mertz said...

Love the gold! TFS!