Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!


Happy New Year!! Here's to a healthy and happy 2009!

Today's card features a new stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs called He is Risen, available in the store today. I've used the cross of nails image combined with John 3:16 (also from the He Is Risen set) to create the focal image. What I love about this set is that there are so many possibilities for Easter cards and projects, yet it's not limited to Easter. For more samples from the design team, visit our He Is Risen gallery. Here's the full set:




A second set, Lift Up Our Hands, was also released today. I'll have something from this set to show here on Saturday. In the meantime, check out the Lift Up Our Hands gallery for some beautiful and inspiring samples. And here's this one in full:

I'd also like to take a minute to welcome Our Daily Bread Designs's two newest designers: Chris Olsen and Guest Designer Cindy Motherway! They've really made these new sets shine!

A quick word about blogging ... I've slowed down quite a bit recently due to the holidays and various commitments. To be honest, it will probably stay a little slow for the next two weeks. I have four stamp releases and my last Dirty Dozen gallery (sniff, sniff) to get through by January 15. After that, I plan to return to a more frequent posting schedule. Thanks so much for your patience!! I can't wait to show you the rest of the new stamps I've been working with! And I really can't wait to tell you what two NEW companies I'll be working with! (Actually, the companies aren't new - I'm new to them!)

Cheers!

25 comments:

JAR said...

Amy, what a busy gal you are this month! I know you will miss the DD and I will miss seeing your creations there, but I know I can come here anyday and be amazed every time.

This is a gorgeous card!!! I just like to look at it and take in all those rich colors! I so love your style!

Congrats on your new companies - I look forward to seeing who has snagged your talents!! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Happy New Year Amy! Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2009!

I feel very blessed to have gotten to know you in 2008 through the OCC and also our stints on the DD together! I look forward to our friendship growing in 2009!!

Your card today is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it! Your warm and rich colours along with the image and sentiment is truly a work of art.

Renée said...

Wow, Amy, absolutely gorgeous card! You've certainly been busy and I love seeing what you create. You will be missed on the DD, but I know where to find you!!

Have a happy New Year!

Jackie Pedro said...

This card is fantastic, Amy!! Love the layout!!

Can't wait to see what new stamps you'll be working with!! They are lucky to have you!

Chris Olsen said...

Beautiful Job Amy! I love the layout!! Happy New Year!

Paula Barin said...

Happy New Year Amy!
I love your card, the colours are so rich looking. Sounds like you'll be very busy... looking foward to your posts.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Happy New Year Amy :) Your Card is beautiful and I LOVE the gorgeous layout too! Congrats on the NEW DT's they are so lucky to have you on their teams!!

Best wishes to you in 2009!
Jennifer :)

Becky said...

Happy New Year. This card is beautiful, awesome layout.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, girl! Love these stamps! Can you believe we're down to our last month for the DD?? Happy New Year, friend! :D

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy!! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year. Your card is just gorgeous. You always do such a fantastic job with your layers and colors. TFS. Congratulations on the design teams.

Danielle said...

Fantastic card Amy - I just love looking forward to seeing what you create! I hope your new companies realise how lucky they are to have you on board!! Have a great New Year!
Danielle

Miki said...

Always beautiful creations Amy. Happy New Year to you & your family!
Michelle

Michelle said...

Happy New Year, Amy!! I don't know how you do all the designing you do ~~ all those fab companies (can't blame them all for wanting you, lol) & the DD ~~ sheesh, I think I've made one card in two weeks, lol!! But the Xmas stuff is G-O-N-E, all put away, & hubby is going back to work Monday, so now I can get down to business!

ChristineCreations said...

I LOVE this Amy. Such beautiful warmth and what a layout! Gorgeous use of these beautiful stamps!

leenda said...

STUNNING artwork Amy! Companies should be knocking down your door begging you to be on their design team!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous, Amy!!!!! You are one busy girl. Your dd time went by fast. It just seems like yesterday. Saying prayers for calmness and peace of mind so you can get your stuff done and not feel too stressed.

Beautiful card!!!!! I love the layout and your attention to details always amazes!!!!!

Kelley said...

Oh my, Amy, this are so wonderful!! I just love those colors together!! I can't wait until Saturday!!!

mochamama said...

Happy New Year to you too Amy! Love the card and the new stamp sets are awesome!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, your work just takes my breath away, so love the layering, how those beautiful buttons are perfectly on the paper, lovely work of art!

Elise said...

Your card is just perfect. Really beautifull. I love the stamp you used. Wish we got buy such beautifull stamps here. Enjoy!!

Marisa said...

Just LOVE this card!! The layout, colours, verse, everything. Stunning. Don't worry about less frequent posting - do what you have to do, we'll all be here when you get back :) Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing your creations this year :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Amy, Love your layers.

KathyJ said...

I love the combination of colours and embellishments with this card, and what a wonderful layout! Exciting to see the new stamp sets and looking forward to spending more time here when your hectic schedule eases up! :)

reeree62 said...

Amy, so beautiful, as always!