Sunday, January 01, 2012

Let's Start off the Year with a Sparkle!

Happy New Year, blog buddies! I hope you have an amazing and blessed year in 2012! I'm excited for what the new year will bring! After having such highs and lows in 2010 and 2011, I am ready for JUST highs! To kick things off, my husband and I are planning a huge trip to celebrate our 25th wedding Alaskan tour and cruise! We are beyond excited about that!

Let's ring in the new year with a new challenge, coming to you today from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The challenge is to make something with Sparkle and Ribbon! How easy is that?! Make sure you link up to the RRR Blog for a chance to win a prize!

I've made a winter card for you. This is the only snow I'll see all year! Until we get to Alaska in June! {giggle}

I added sparkle to my stamped image with some diamond bling, plus I dipped my brads into sparkly fluff. Such an easy way to get "fancy brads"! I coated the brads with a very sticky glue, then dipped them right into the container of fluff.

I also added sparkle with the glittery dove and the pine cone - both great finds at a Christmas shop. My friends were laughing at my purchases as I was only buying things I could use for crafting! And not least, the sparkly ribbon! I used white corsage ribbon which is just full of sparkle! Plus I added some white dot organza ribbon.

Have a great day! And a very Happy New Year!

Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
Designer paper: Bo Bunny Welcome  Home
Stamp: Unity
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Ice Blue Chalk Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink
Die cut: Spellbinders  Shapeabilities® Grommet Tag (S4-322)
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (white corsage ribbon, white dot organza ribbon)
Embellishments: Teresa Collins World Traveler Rhinestones, Craft Supply pine cone and dove, Our Craft Lounge Sugar Sparkly Fluff, unknown brads
Adhesive: Sparkle N Sprinkle Dimensional Glue, Scotch 3M tape runner, hot glue


  1. Beautiful card ♥♥

  2. gorgeous card Gloria...happy new year!!!

  3. Hey there, Rock Star!!!! Super excited for you about your trip! Hubby and I are going on a cruise for our 20th in a couple months...yay! Darlin', I pray that the Lord blesses you and your family beyond belief this have been through so much, yet continue to be a shining light! Happy New Year! Love ya bunches, Angie

  4. Oh, BTW, your card is shocker there!!! :)

  5. Gorgeous as always Gloria, Blessed, Happy New Year!

  6. very stylish! hugs Juls

  7. Such an elegant design-love the colors

  8. BEAUTIFUL, Gloria!! Happy New Year! (Love the elegant look and the fluff dipped brads are fabulous!)

  9. stunning!!!
    happy new year to you and your family :)

  10. Beautiful card Gloria, love the sparkle!

  11. This is just beautiful!! I love the colors and all of your little touches here and there. I am a new follower...excited to visit again. Cathie