Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

What a beautiful evening we shared with dear friends yesterday. We've been getting together for New Years Eve for 15 years or so (as well as throughout the year). We are so blessed!!! First we sat down for dinner, then had a rousing game of Canasta...and Judi & I kicked some serious butt last's been awhile since it's been our turn to win, so it was pretty sweet to say the least! We then all decided that we just wanted to sit and visit and Judi & I pulled out our knitting about a relaxing evening, it was fabulous!  Judi & I have always exchanged gifts, but decided that we both have everything we need/want and so opted to nix the gift portion of our time....but I still HAD to make a card and what fun I had creating this just before they popped in for the evening.
I found two great challenges that I wanted to play along with and got to work...or should I say play! Friday Mashup challenge 39 was calling for a Shiny New Year....perfect, thanks girls!!! And then I found this wonderful sketch over at Stamping 411 and so away I went. These challenges are wonderful and if you never played along with these gals, you really should join in the fun ~ Happy New Year Girls and thanks!
So here is the card that I created for Judi

As you can see, I followed the sketch quite loosely, I hope that's okay girls?
And a quick shot of the inside....

So rather than a gift, I printed 3 bucket list wishes for Judi & I...I can't wait to start knocking those off ~ 
Does anyone have any bucket list items...mine seems to grow larger each year rather than smaller!

 Oh....Austin also wishes you a very Happy New Year too!!

 Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day and all the best in the coming year to you and yours and so, from our family to yours...Happy New Year and may God bless you with His wonderful presence throughout the year!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!


  1. Denise, what a fun card filled with sparkle and shine! Sounds like you had a wonderful New Year, too. I really like your idea to add a bucket list to a card for a dear friend to welcome in the new year, too. Love that! Such a wonderful family photo! Happy New Year to you! Wishing you all the best in 2012! Big hugs! :)

  2. Denise, such lovely family photos! Love the diva on your card too! Your new year's sounds like absolute perfection to me. Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year Denise, Fabulous monochromatic card, love all the sparkle.

    Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  4. The card is sweet, but the photos are sweeter! What a great way to share your family with us! TFS! I wish you lived closer so you could teach me to knit something more difficult than a scarf!

  5. What a relaxing evening for all of you - how fun. I love your sparkly New Years card. That bucket list idea is a great one......hmmm.....wonder what's on it?? ;)
    Beautiful family picture - wonderful to see all of you together again.
    May 2012 be all you dream of and may it be filled with blessings.

  6. What a great card and I love that bucket list! My very best friend lives thousands of miles away and I think a bucket list for her and I would be a neat thing to send!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  7. Love this card...making cards and talking on the phone (or in person!) makes a great way to start the New Year! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

  8. What a cute card! I love the bucket list envelope! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  9. Welcome to the Friday Mashup Denise! This came out great.. I love those sparkly star against that black background this is a great New Year's card. Thanks for joining us this week.

  10. What a great card for a friend! I've never made a bucket list, but maybe I should try it! That sounds way better than resolutions. :) Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!


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