Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ringing in the New Year with a card

This week at Card Positioning Sytems blog each of the team members could pick out any sketch from all of the previous sketches to create their last card of the year. I always have so many favorites, it ends up being hard to choose! I knew I wanted a Happy New Year theme for me card so here goes....
I used sketch #69 and these wonderful black and white papers. The Thicker numbers made this really fast and easy.
I thought a really fun accent to the black and white print and all of the white of the card base would be a stamping of this great flourish design by Hero Arts. The little dots in the flourish stamp design are accented with a Copper Stickles. I figured out my positioning of the words and printed them on the card from the computer. I love having all of my fonts to choose from.
And I just had to share my new "picture wall". We have done some major rearranging in our living room. This wall used to have a large, entertainment kind of piece on it and while we loved it, it meant we couldn't use this wall for anything else. We got rid of that piece and that gave me all of this space to do something different with. The green on the walls is new too. The large photo in the middle is a picture of all of our grandkids. Our daughter, Amanda, took it for us while we were all together for Thanksgiving. (If you take a peek at her blog, you can get a glimpse of our family Christmas) The rest of the photos are some of my favorites that I have taken on some of our trips here and there. The line of photos on the table are all of our kids and their spouses. Notice the little nativity set on the table!?
Well, here is a close up of it. It is a kids set that I got from Avon years ago. It is great because really little kids can't hurt the pieces as they play with them.

And, here is our youngest grandson playing with the nativity set. His first move was to have Joseph try to ride the donkey!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 69 for December 27 – HAPPY NEW YEAR card
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – g.c.d Studio
Chipboard letters – Thickers/American Crafts
Flourish stamp – Marvy
Font from computer
Copper Stickles – Ranger
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success


  1. Oh Linda, I do enjoy your photos. And your card is lovely. I hope you have a wonderful new year

  2. such a fun card!! I have to say I LOVE your picture wall! I want to do something similar! That little Nativity set is so sweet. I saw one very much like it in a catalog, but they were all sold out by the time I got my act around to buying one.

  3. Your picture wall is beautiful, Linda! Love your festive New Year's card!

  4. Linda, I love your photo wall! I'm planning on doing something like that down in our basement when we repaint this spring! Love it! Also love that nativity... is that the Fisher Price one? I'd love to get one of those!

    Your card is very pretty! Wonderful swirly stamp and the copper stickles are perfect!

  5. Love the card, gasp is it really 2010?! Love your picture wall and nativity set.

  6. Love the card & your picture wall. Your grandson is adorable!!

  7. Just love your card & the picture wall!

  8. love your card and picture wall. wow.

  9. Beautiful, you can't go wrong with Black & White. Love your new picture wall.

  10. Fabulous card Linda!! I really love that silver stamps flourish!


  11. i love that idea of having one the kids can play with. i will have to be on the look out for that.

    i love your card! happy new year, linda!

  12. Love the card Linda, the flourish is perfect on this! Your picture wall is awesome, I love seeing these in houses and we have a few of them in ours ;-) Happy New Year!

  13. Such a terrific card...and your picture wall! Awesome decor!

  14. WOW, ADORE your pix wall. Love the small frames all same size. They look great. Your grandson is ADORABLE. Doing Project 365 over at my blog. Check it out!