Thursday, December 27, 2012

Great Impressions - Moments

Happy Last Thursday of 2012!
I hope that everyone made Santa's 'nice' list...did you receive any Great Impressions stamps? :)
My most recent order included a few stamps I've had on my wish list and, of course, I had to ink up some of my new rubber and show them off on a project!

I started off with a sketch from Splitcoast Stampers - DDSKETCH1212  I turned it upside down and added the circles with the sentiment.

I've been thinking of the highs and lows of my year, of the goals I accomplished and the ones I've yet to set. I can't believe how fast this year has passed! Already it's time for my last post as a member of the Great Impressions Stamps Design Team. It has been wonderful to work with a GREAT company with such fabulous products & service, not to mention the talented team!

 With those thoughts on my mind, Life is Not Measured... (F252) is the perfect sentiment for my New Year's card. I used Simple Elegance (H185) along the bottom edge of my sentiment panel. The flourish is embossed with clear embossing powder and glitter. Embossing with powders is another easy way to add texture and interest to a simple card.
(There is foil, embossing and glitter on this card. Hard to see, I know - they're not so easy to photograph!)

The tiny tag is handwritten with a Glaze pen - goes on wet and looks like the writing was embossed when dry. These pens are great for adding personal touches to patterned papers.

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit today and your 2012 has had more ups than downs! Thank you for your support, comments & participation (you still have a couple of days to link up to the december challenge!) and may 2013 be your best year, yet!

Inky hugs,

I've linked up to these challenges:
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday #195 - Emboss Me!
Oozak #9 - Anything Goes + Red
Through the Craftroom Door #50 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #93 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Week 32 - New Year Celebrations


  1. Your card is fantastic, I really like the background papers.

    Thank you for sharing it with Stamp 'n' Doodle.

    Have a very Merry Christmas.

    Anne-Marie x x

  2. This is such an elegant, dramatic card! I love the patterns, the b/w with a touch of red, the design and the sentiment! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Wow, this is so beautiful, love the sentiment and the great design and colors you used. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  4. Beautiful card, I love black and white cards, that pop of red is spectacular! Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps

  5. Hey Angi! I'm going to miss working with you! Thanks for playing at LRS.

  6. Beautiful card and unique style! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck on winning, remember if you use a TPS prize your winnings increase and their images are fabulous! Happy New Year

  7. I love that Sentiment and your card is beautiful. thanks you so much for sharing with us at TTCRD this week.

  8. I really like the way you used the Simple Elegance at the bottom of the sentiment. Very clever. Sweetly designed.

    Thank you so very much for playing with us in Emboss Me! Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So happy that you could join us this week.
    :) Pam

  9. This is one of my favorite sayings! Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! I read all of the comments and appreciate your thoughts. May all your Mayhem be crafty messes...inky hugs!