Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Prosperous New Year!

Hi friends! I had many thoughts as I created this card last night, so I'll warn you now this post might get wordy!

I still want to use so many of the Christmas/So Snowy collection of stamps from Magnolia-licious! Since it's New Year's Eve I settled on this one! There are so many customs to bring you luck in the coming year. Having a pig is one sign of prosperity in the New Year. Now in the brief research I did there was more discussion on EATING pork to bring this prosperity, but who could consider eating this cute fella! With the small gathering we had for Christmas dinner, Dave and I have been eating pork all week anyway! I'm sick of it! I even cooked the ham bone in some bean soup! I've never done that before! The soup was delicious! By the way beans are another food of choice to get that New Year's luck!

This card is 4 1/2" by 5 1/2" and is top folded. I like this size when I want a bigger card that is not square. Sometimes a 6 x 6" is too much space for me to fill with my limited creativity when it comes to layout and embellishments! LOL!

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It is called Signature greetings and I am so glad I bought it! All the sentiments are terrific.

This card fits a challenge that I saw on my friend, Lisa's blog, Kind Creations.

The challenge is to make a card which illustrates a New Year's resolution! Lisa's is to use up some of her dp! That's a great one for me too, and I've used some older MME papers on this card! I can't tell you how many sheets of these two patterns I bought- a lot!! Anyway, another resolution of mine is to use more sentiments on the front of my cards! Please check out Lisa's blog for the link to the Artful Inkables challenge blog!

Funny story! I had to do a tail transplant on the little pig! I tore it off as I was trying to get the image centered on the oval! I just stamped another, cut it out and used a glue dot to stick a portion of the piggie's butt under the image! It worked!

Before I list the colors, I have to say that I know our friend, Jacque, has done more research on the meaning of some of the Magnolia images. I'm sure you could jot her a note and she could link you to her post for further information! Rght, Jacque?

Irina of La-La Land Crafts has asked me to be one of her guest designers for January and February! I was delighted and there will be a blog hop to show her new images on January 6, 2010! Thanks, Irina!

there will be a Copic Creations Challenge post tomorrow that you won't want to miss! I promise NOT to be as long winded!

Here are the colors:

E000, E01 and R20 skin AND piglet

BG10, Bg72 and BG18 Aqua

YG21, YG25 greens

Y21, E99 and E39 for hair and bench

Have a wonderful day and evening! Stay safe! Wishing YOU a prosperous year!



Patricia Garcia said...

Love your card, you are right this little pig is a cutie! Great colors too. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!!


Elena said...

Welcome to the La-La Land Crafts Team! I am so excited and very happy at the same time! I always enjoyed looking at your beautiful and very creative projects! And now we will be working in one team!
Love your card, Cheryl! Your coloring is absolutely amazing! Really like the design of your card!
Happy New Year to you and family!

Barb Hardeman said...

I'm very excited for you to be the guest designer for La-La Land Crafts. This is just awesome. Your work is so exceptional, so they made an excellent choice.

This card is just precious. Your coloring is fabulous and the layout is super. The whole card is a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us all - all the best for a wonderful New Year to you and your family...hugs...Barb

Myrna said...

Love your choice of colors for this card. Love the simplicity of your card. Coloring is awesome. Congrats on being asked to be a guest designer for La-La Land Crafts.
Happy New Year!

KymKreates said...

The colors you have chose are absolutely marvey! The pig is a cute little touch to a New Years card. Happy New Years to you and yours.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is gorgeous! Love that cute little piggie! Hope you have a great New Year!

Lisa Kind said...

I have a soft spot for piggies because of my brother. As kids, he always referred to me as Porky Pig and I called him Arnold (from the Green Acres). On his first vacation with my aunt and uncle, he bought be a piggy bank (which I still have, crack and all), and that started a buying frenzy of pigs for each other. I had so many all around my house from him and my friends! Sady, I only have a few now since he's gone. A few are on my tree now and the 1st piggy bank has a special place on my book shelf. So I especially love this card, Cheryl! Thanks for playing the AI challenge! Happy New Year, my friend! All the best in 2010! Hope to see you soon!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...


Nancy said...

I love your card! Your coloring is so pretty and this little Tilda with piggy is adorable!
Happy New Yaer!

Tracey said...

This is fabulous CHeryl! A gorgeous card! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!! xx

Patti.Jo said...

Such a cute card and coloring as always excellent! Love the DP with this and good work on the tail save! Beautiful work Cheryl and congrats on your DT invite.

Danni said...

So adorable! Happy New year!

glowinshadow23 said...

Oh this is SO adorable! Your coloring is perfect. I really like the teal/blue you used, great color combo!

Candy said...

Happy New Year Cheryl!
Your work is always a feast for the eyes. This one is no exception. Beautifully colored - great layout - perfect sentiment!
Hugs, Candy

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Happy new year.
Hugs Riet.xx

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a wonderful card! and your coloring is just beautiful!!

Nancy Parker said...

Happy New Year Cheryl ( and family). I hope that 2010 is a wonderful year for you. Thank you for all the inspiration you have been to me through all the beautiful cards you have created this past year - this one is right up there with the best of them. Love that little piggy. Nancy

leenda said...

cute, cute, cute! I hope she has some black-eyed peas w/that pork! Happy New Year!

Sharon Caudle said...

LMBO!!! I'm sorry...but I had to giggle! You can't say that no piggies were harmed in the making of this card! :) This is too cute, Cheryl. But I can't believe you said something along the lines of creativity being limited??? Are you kidding me? Your creativity is NOT limited my friend! I love your cards, I don't care what size they are. Have a safe and happy New Year! hugs!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Love the choice of your DP and Tilda's coloring is fantastic. Congratulations on your GDT task and look forward to your upcoming creations. Happy New Year to you and yours!

ellabella said...

Love your card...coloring is so beautiful...janine

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