Thursday, January 1, 2015

It's a NEW Year!

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Happy New Year! Here we are, the first day of a brand NEW year... and with that comes a new Naughty or Nice challenge! In keeping with all this new talk, we are looking for a naughty or nice creation that uses something NEW. Maybe a new stamp you found in your stocking, or a new die that you picked up during Boxing Week sales, or even something you've had for a while and just haven't had the chance to use yet. 

I received a beautiful new stamp for Christmas, and decided to make it the basis for a card:

Definitely nice, not naughty... it's never too early to start banking a few checkmarks on the nice side of the list. ;) Could that book-reading cat be any more perfect for a former teacher-librarian and ongoing avid reader and cat fan? A brown and beige colour scheme is not often a first choice for me, but seemed just right here. The sentiment is in the other category of *new* -- it's the first time inking up anything from a stamp set I bought in the fall. Conversely, the patterned paper has been in my stash quite a while. 
Be sure to check out the new creations, naughty and nice, of my teammates! You have until the 25th to join us... a perfect excuse to break out those new things! And again, happy new year, it's great to have you spend a few minutes here. 

Supplies: Cougar ivory cardstock, Canvas Corp Tan & Ivory French Script patterned paper, Stampendous Cattum Librum & Simon Says Stamp To Thine Own Shelf stamps, Memento rich cocoa ink, pop dot tape

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Dotty Jo said...

Happy New Year! Love your card, deffo on the nice list... especially for me as I am a librarian and a cat lover! Jo x

Becca Cruger said...

What a whimsical stamp! Loving that sketch on top of the print. Awesome!

Lisa Arana said...

Happy New Year my sweet Friend. I wish you lots of happiness and beautiful things in 2015!! xoxo

Shelly said...

Cute card! Happy 2015!

Chris Dring said...

Cutest cat stamp ever!! Love the Harry Potter specs he or she is stylin'!! What a fabulous card, Lindsey! Happy New Year to you!

Heather said...

That cat just looks like she has attitude. Love the writing paper/stamp also. Definitely nice...for now :-)

Jessi Fogan said...

This couldn't BE a more perfect stamp for you! I just love it :)

Unknown said...

This cat makes me giggle! The funny thing is that I can see so many cat personalities doing just this! LOL Awesome card :)