Thursday, December 31, 2015


Hi Everyone 

As we leave 2015 behind and start to make our resolutions for the coming new year, I thought that it might be a good time to Treasure The Time and Love the Moments.
I am not sure about you guys but my year just flew past, and it is just now that I am reflecting on the things I brushed off as not important or the things I rushed by to get on with life. 
So I would like to remind some of my friends and family to maybe, next year...stop, laugh and smile. Because they will blink and 2016 will be over too.
So I thought a new years card with a difference was in order!!

To make this card I did a lot of layering using the Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden 6x6 Paper Pad. I first cut a card base from Ultimate Crafts Card stock - Paper Bag at 6 1/2' x 8' and folded it in half. then using the Vintage Rose Pattern paper I cut a 6 x 3 1/2 mat and adhered to the base directly.

I then cut another card stock mat at 5 1/2 x 3 inches and mounted that to the base using Couture Creations foam mounting tape.
followed by to more pattern paper mats at 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 and 5 x 2 1/2.
Distressing the edges of the pattern paper as I went 
I then added some hessian that I cut at 4'x2' and frayed the edges slightly.

I added some pleated trim across the center and Cut a Perfectly Petite Doily Irish Lace to the right side of the trim.
I then added some small roses in matching colours before adding some Couture Creations Self Adhesive Gemstones.

I then found the quote pattern paper in the 6 x 6 Vintage Rose Pattern Paper Pad and cut the words Laugh and Smile out to add to the front of my card.

Then I added the quote that started me thinking!

Make sure you take time today....
Before the stroke of midnight to think about all those things that past us by so very quickly.
and when you do... 
don't forget to Laugh and Smile.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and safe


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