Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome, 2011!

Happy New Year!! I hope 2011 is your best year yet. I am getting quite excited about a big trip that Bill and I are taking, which is coming up very soon! I'll share more about that later - for now I am going to hit the ground running here in the New Year.. I was a little lazy for the past week, but we're back in business!

Today Lizzie Anne is releasing two new Simply Singles for January.

The first is called Love You a Latte, and it is so cute for Valentine's Day!

I paired this image with some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Chemistry collection, which is one of my favorites. I stamped the cup and saucer on the index sheet of the Crafting Kit to get the smaller scale pattern - a trick I learned from Debbie Olson!

My next card uses the second Single to be released, called Wise Man's Treasure. So appropriate for welcoming a new year!

I stamped the image onto my cardstock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I used a few different Distress Inks to create the gradient background. I paired it with a card base that I had 'messy-stitched' with my sewing machine. I adhered the image to the card with my Tiny Attacher (love this) and then added a few buttons. I really like the layout of this card, in addition to the message!

I'm so glad you stopped by today. Be sure to head over to the Lizzie Anne Blog to check out the other previews of the new singles.

Happy New Year! Hopefully we'll be watching the Winter Classic today!


Love You a Latte Card

Stamps: Love You a Latte - Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Chemistry - Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Jet Black Archival, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers; R11 Copic Marker - Imagination International; Stardust Gel Pen - Sakura; Sewing machine; Crochet thread

Wise Man's Treasure Card
Stamps: Wise Man's Treasure - Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up!; Soft Stone, White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Filigree Clear Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Tiny Attacher - Tim Holtz Idea-ology; Paper piercer; Sewing machine; Buttons


  1. Love that print for the latte cup! Perfect with the foam swirl. Did you turn the plaid paper diagonally, or did it come that way? Either way, it looks amazing!

  2. Great cards Anya! I love that first one with the Cosmo Cricket!

  3. Two wonderful cards, but being a coffee lover, love the latte cup a bit more ;-)

  4. I love your piecing and stitching on your latte card, and your wise man's treasure has a great masculine feel to it!! Both are fabulous, Anya!!

  5. Love these two cards Anya! Happy New Year to you!

  6. These are WONDERFUL! Great cards with the singles!


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