Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'm excited about the fresh start a new year offers. The past 2 years have been filled with a lot of medical challenges for me and I'm hoping the majority of that is behind me. I'm also excited to be designing more this year. Yipee! I love to design, it's like a puzzle that needs to be solved and I LOVE puzzles so the more creative the better. I signed up a couple of months ago to be a Stampin' Up demo. No you won't find endless banners, blinkies and ads here but hopefully you'll find some inspiration. We have a small stamp club here that meets monthly, likes Stampin' Up products and the chance to visit and create together. I'm also participating in a couple of challenges. His Holy Name Challenge is an awesome idea to combine studying the scriptures with my artwork. I'm the kid who used rainbow colored markers all through high school on my study notes and then could visualize those notes at test time based on the colors I used. I live and breath color and it will be wonderful to combine it with my Bible study. Then I'm designing challenges for OSA's 10th anniversary year. My home on the web is OSA. I love the beauty of oriental style artwork. And since I "blog without obligation" LOL, I won't promise to post everyday but I will try to post more frequently. Here's is today's piece. I saw a piece that was similar while blog surfing, (sorry I don't remember where), and this became my daughter and SIL's anniversary card celebrating their 7th year together. The patterned paper is from Me and My Big Ideas, I used Prima flowers, a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs and Stampabilities Amour stamps.