Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Resolution

Makeup 4 the Weekend - M4TW55 Black, White & Silver
SCS Free 4 All -
F4A45 Celebrate those Resolutions

Wow! I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted anything here. Did anyone miss me in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Years? {smile} It was a good break spending extra time with my boys and their December activities. And unfortunately it was also a time of illness - we all took turns being sick with this sore throat congestion thing. I was the last one come down with it starting on Christmas Eve and I lost my voice for a few days too! Needless to say, it was a rather low-key and {quiet} Christmas.

Anyhow, I'm not one to typically make New Year's Resolutions. I like to start fresh each day and don't think of the New Year as a time to start over with anything. But Dawn Mercedes challenged us on Splitcoast to make a card to go with our New Year's Resolution for 2011 and that got me thinking. I guess if I were to "resolve" anything, it would be to keep things in proper perspective. It's easy, especially this time of year, to get caught up in the busy-ness of things that are temporary and not eternal. I like this verse from Isaiah 40:8 that reminds me of that.

For my card I embossed the grass and flower in silver to go along with the verse that I embossed in black. Then it was a simple matter of layering and adding a silver bow. I didn't want to overshadow the meaning of the verse with fanciful doo-dads, KWIM?

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today. I appreciate each and every one of you that I get to interact with on-line and I wish you all the beary best for a Happy New Year!

Stamps: Believe Scripture and Faith Hope Love by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Basic Black, Silver, Shimmery White
Ink: Colorbox Pigment Black, Versamark
Accessories: Black EP, Silver EP, Silver Ribbon


Miria said...

Hi, Michelle! I actually missed you and I was wondering what happened. Happy to see you back to blogland with such an important resolution! You're right, it's basic to give things the right perspective! The card reflects this perfectly! Happy new year to you and your family! Miria

Danni said...

This is so elegant, so classy! Love it! Happy New Year!

Kristie said...

Very pretty, Michelle! Happy New Year!

Cheryll AW said...

Less is more and this card reflects that. Well designed to convey the importance of the message. Now I want to buy the stamps to make a card or two myself like this one.