Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy 2012 everyone! Thank you all for your thoughtful words about my Mom, she is back home and doing well. It is back to reality for me here, I enjoyed time off between Christmas and New Year, but now it is back to the grind.

I really didn't do much in the way of stamping over the break, but made sure to squeeze in a card for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.

Here is my card.. quick, simple and cute :)

The lantern images, along with the sentiment, are from the Asian Gardens Additions set from WMS. I really like the build-your-own lantern capabilities.. especially for this card where I can incorporate the color combination. The cherry blossom image is from the original Asian Gardens set. The string image is from the Wplus9 set Heartfelt Mix, and I can't tell you how many times I think of using this stamp. I love images like this that are so versatile.

Thanks for stopping by, so glad to see you!


STAMPS: Asian Gardens, Asian Gardens Additions - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Heartfelt Mix - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
INK: Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black VersaFine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Red Adhesive Rhinestones - Recollections


  1. What a beautiful card. I like how you have incorporated the color challenge. I hope your mom is doing better.

  2. I love this card! Asian Gardens....one of my all time favs! Glad to hear that your mom is back home.

  3. You never fail to impress me, Anya! This is just gorgeous! And I love the way you've given a bit of dimension to those flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. You have the best of best PDCC entries each and every time. I shake my head in awe at your talent.

  5. This is so fabulous...
    love those colors...
    those red blossoms just make the lanterns "pop"!
    Such a fabulous New Year's card...
    love it! :)

  6. So lovely! I never get tired of the cherry blossoms in that set. Take care Anya!

  7. What a fabulous card! I needed inspiration for a little New Year card that I wanted to make, but couldn't find a stamp I was happy with. You've just inspired me, you're a star!!!! Absolutely LOVE it!!!

  8. Wow Anya - You did it again! Your card looks like it was letter pressed! Your design is so clean! Love the pop of the red flowers! Perfect!

  9. Simply gorgeous! I do like the sakura flowers and bling! Lovely. Happy New Year to you!


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