I colored her with my Copics, high lighted with white gel pen. I tried something new and created a mat with the dark red copic. I don't like it. But I wasn't about to waste a Hanglar. I guess we have to try new things to find exciting things we like, but this wasn't one of them that will be done again.
Now I was really excited how well the papers matched her. This was one of the times I colored her then later picked the papers. But they seem to match perfect! These are all from a Daisy D's Premium 6x6 paper stack. Really love these papers, may have to get another set as they go quick when they are only 6x6 papers. I used three patterns, and just cut different boxes. I used the Martha Stewart Double Dot Border punch for the "lace" edge. The flowers are white flowers that I used my air compressor and the same dark red marker to color. The flourishes were my first cuts with my new Making Memories Slice, I saved them and they seemed perfect for this card. Sentiment is from Hero Arts, punched out with my Fiskar's Square Squeeze Punch. I doodled everything with the gel pen. Just a fun warm card.
So what are your plans to ring in the 2009? Me.... quiet at home, movies, snacks, and lots of ink and stamps. I also will be on guard for people doing fireworks. We are very dry here, dangerously dry. Fireworks have been outlawed this year, and that is great. They should have been last year, they didn't do it and there were record numbers of fires. One was very scary and very close to our property. I have now become the cranky lady that will call and report any snap or crack I hear tonight. As it isn't just my property that I worry about, but I have 30 "children" out there that would be in danger as well. I think all of the people in the area are smart and won't press the issue, but you never know. I just pray people are not insane and do something dumb.
Well I guess this is it for 2008.. I thank you all so much for making this year extra special to me. I can't believe how many wonderful friends I have met this year because of blogging. Very special friends that I hope to keep in my life for many years... now if I could just figure out how to get us all together for one great stamping party, that would be really wonderful!
HUGS and I'll be back in next year....