Friday, January 1, 2010

Celebrate 2010

Happy New Year wishes to all! May God's blessings pour out over each one of you in 2010! The past two years that I've been blogging have brought me unexpected amounts of joy. I treasure the friendships I've formed and value each and every visitor to my blog, and I am humbled when you choose to spend your valuable time stopping here for a quick visit. If I could, I would pour you a cup of tea and pull up two chairs for a chat! Thank you for all the encouragement in 2009 - can't wait to see what unfolds in 2010!

The new year brings lots of new faces to the My Favorite Things Design Team. Stop by Kim's blog to see her announcement of the new DT and to welcome both the new and returning designers. I'm thrilled to be staying on with MFT for another term! It's been an honor to design for Kim and to be part of such an amazingly talented group of stampers.

To celebrate the new year and the beginning of another design team term, I'm posting one of my favorite MFT projects, a card that I made last January during my final month on the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Design Team, which was also my very first month on the MFT DT.




Our theme was Making a House A Home. For this card, I drew inspiration from one of my kids' favorite family traditions - Dessert Night, which we do every Saturday. If you ask me, it's the people, memories, traditions, habits, and celebrations that make a house a home far more than any material object.

The layout was based on a sketch by Judy Rozema. I used a double-sided designer paper, so that I could wrap the triangle points around the green frame to create the interesting overlapping diamond and square. The striped paper is the back side of the green with the little flowers on it. It took a bit of engineering to get everything to come out right, but it was a ton of fun to make. I would recommend using a relatively thin designer paper if you try something like this. The paper I used was more of a card stock weight, and you can see some unsightly bend marks where I curled my points back.

The ice cream cones and sentiment are from MFT's Here's the Scoop. The cones have been colored with Copics, trimmed out, coated with Diamond Glaze and popped up for dimension. And right now, they are making me hungry! Black-eyed peas, anyone? ;)



29 comments:

Wendy said...

As usual, amazing! Happy New Year!

Cathy Weber said...

What a cute and interesting card. I just ordered some new MFT stamps last night. Looking forward to seeing all your ideas.

I am going to show my kids your post because they think I'm the only one who makes them eat blackeyed peas on New Years Day! Happy New Year

Angella D. Crockett said...

Amy, this is totally awesome!! As are the rest of your creations! You are amazing!!! God has truly blessed you with a gift and you bless us daily by sharing with us!!!
Happy New Year and God Bless!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Wow, Amy! Everything about this is just SO amazing!

Happy New Year!!!

Chris K said...

Love this card. The design is spectactular. Can't wait to try it myself.

pescbrico said...

Oh, I love the dimension on the card! The colors are great, love the weaved sentiment! Happy New YEar!

Oliwiaen said...

A truly yummy card :-))

Happy New Year :-)

Michele Boyer said...

So happy to be playing with you (lol) for another term, Amy! Happy New Year!

Barbara said...

This is just too cute for words, Amy!!! I LOVE all the details--those curled points are a work of art!! I'm tickled PINK to be working with you for another term--you constantly inspire me. Happy New Year!

Mechtayou (Olga) said...

Wonderful card, havenær seen this layout before :)

Happy new year, Amy!!

Hugs

Jenyfur said...

Wonderful card, beautiful post. Happy New Year! LOVE your blog.

Anonymous said...

Well, you started the year off with a bang! What a great card!

sugarstamp said...

I really love the colors and this card has great style!

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Anonymous said...

Omg Amy, this card is beyond beautiful!

Pam S. said...

Hi Amy - love your charming card! Awesome designing and I love how you incorporated so many dies! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Melody said...

This is amazing Amy. I am SO inspired by your work. I still can't believe I am part of the team and look so forward to working with you in 2010!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Happy New Year Amy!
I remember this card, ooing and awwing when I saw it. I am still ooing and awwing over it and many more of the cards you created over the last year ;)
Thanks for sharing.

the whimsical butterfly said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet Amy! Looking forward to getting to know you better in 2010 and I'm so inspired by you every day-so glad to be able to view your gorgeous creations for a whole new year!

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is such a fabulous card! Wow, so many layers!! I love how the points fold over. Awesome!!

June Houck said...

Amy, this card is yummy! I love the fabulous layered frames and the folded triangles; very cool idea. I clicked through many of your December posts...gorgeous cards, as ever.

I love the Christmas card you sent me. I've been showing it off :) I'll try to call you tomorrow to see if we can meet for coffee/lunch someday soon!

Ida Faye said...

Amy, you never cease to amaze me!! I love all your cards and this one is no exception. ( I especially like the vintage look.)

Thanks for sharing all your creative cards and projects. Happy New Year!

BTW, I'm heading to the kitchen for black-eyed peas and collards!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Happy New Year my friend!!!! I hope that you are blessed with a 2010 full of peace and joy!!!

I remember this stunning card!!!! That centerpiece is so stunning and creative - awesome design and love the buttons and corners!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Incredible project! What an honour to be on a DT with you. Your work is just absolutely breathtaking! Such pure class & ultra clever layouts. Happy New Year!

Viv said...

Amy! After the worse Christmas of my life, leading to a total disinterest in cardmaking, I was on the verge of losing my mojo completely. I opened your feed and saw this card. It has given me the much needed incentive to 'get going' again with some enthusiasm.
Truly amazing card as ever my friend. It's totally 'you', totally adorable.
Happy New Year! Viv xxx

Tammy said...

I wish I could come and sit down with you for tea because I know I'd learn so much from you! Your blog is my all time favorite, and this card is so yummy!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

America said...

oh my goodness AMY!!! this card is da bomb!!!! I love the DP, window, square shape, the ice cream cones, the colors, and all the FAB extra elements...YOU ROCK!!!!!

AND IM seriously DIGGING that HOT new banner GF!!!!

Jana Weaver said...

WOW! Such an amazing card, the details are fabulous!!!

Meahni said...

OUTSTANDING! I love it.