Sunday, January 1, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge - It's A Celebration!

Happy New Year, everyone!! Wow, 2012!! How is that possible?? I can't believe how fast time flies!! It's time for another fun Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky! The theme this week is in honor of the new year..."It's A Celebration"! We want to see your projects that celebrate something, whether it be the new year, a new job, your family...anything at all that you want to celebrate!!
For my project today, I am celebrating a friendship that has lasted over 25 years!! I used My Mind's Eye paper and the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder. The large clock is a Tim Holtz die and I used Tim Holtz kraft resist paper (thank you again, Sabrina!!) and inked the edges with walnut Distress Ink. The edge of the black and white paper was punched with a EK Success punch and I added crystals. Forever Friends is from the Phrases cart and attached with foam tape. The tag is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die, also attached with foam and I inked the edges, as well as the edges of the paper with walnut Distress Ink. "My life is so much better with you in it" is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set!
This was one of Kristal's very first stamp sets and still one of my favorites! To purchase this set or to see the entire line of K Andrew Design stamps, click on the picture below:

I am linking this up at the following challenges:
Now it's your turn! Head on over to Getting Cricky and link up your "It's A Celebration project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I wish you all a very safe, wonderful, prosperous new year!! Happy 2012 :)


  1. Lisa,
    This is just magnificant!!! I love the clock and the embossing. (I just bought that embossing folder this weekend and can't wait to use it.) The colors you used are great and with the addition of the inking you have created such a great piece of art. I have not really looked that much at the phrases cartridge. I will take another look at it now.
    Happy New Year!!!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Your card is amazing, I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to on your blog. Always leave with such great ideas roaming in my head.

    Happy New Year, hugs, Lori m

  3. Beautiful card Lisa! I absolutely love the embossing and the Tim Holtz die. Fantastic job on how you put this all together-awesome design my friend:) Looks amazing and I love the pretty papers and the sentiment is perfect!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year my friend! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations in 2012:)
    Happy New Year!!!!!
    Sherrie K

  4. Lisa, Lisa, Lisa... Oh.My.Goodness. This is absolutely FABULOUS, daahhh-ling!! Your use of color and texture is always jaw-dropping!! Is there anything you can't do??? What a lucky friend to have you around for 25 years -- bet this card is treasured for just as long!! :)

    Keep it comin' cuz I love looking to you for inspiration... and thanks for being such a WONDERFUL DT Sister!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge!!:)

    Your GCDT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  5. Wow Lisa! this card has everything. I love the textures, and the papers are so great together.

    Happy New Years too! Also thank you so much for being such a sweet friend, I tuly cherrish your friendship.

    Hugs, Pam

  6. Lisa this is just beautiful. Love the sentiment

  7. Love this card, very vintage looking!! The embossing really adds depth!! Thanks for all the hard work on setting up the ss challenges!!

  8. Wonderful. You did Tim Holtz proud. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Lisa, this is a wonderful card, I just love the whole thing, You are so very inspiring!! Love seeing all you do!!
    Cheers Jennie Jnr DT Sister

  10. what a fun card, Lisa! You always change it have so many great ideas and designs. Love's dreamy in every way.

  11. Wow! This is beautiful! I need to step up my game if Im going to keep uo with all of you on the DT. Thanks for all you do to keep us all going and organized.

  12. Wow! Thats an extreamly pretty card. I love the image of the Eiffel Tower.

    One Creative Teen
    P.S. Come check out my blog!!! : )

  13. Awesome job on your card. Great job with all the detailing. Love the muted colors.

  14. Love this card Lisa! Great design and details! Happy New Year!

  15. Hey Lisa this is a fantastic card. You are always so good with working embossing into your projects. I own so many folders and just don't ever use them! I need to pay more attention to how you do this. I am so glad you are enjoying the paper I sent you. You are definitely rocking it!

  16. Hi Lisa!! Tim Holtz would be proud of this one- it looks awesome! I love the inking, grunge look and gears...perfect details my friend!!! Happy New Year! :)Amy

  17. Lisa ~ Happy New Year! Love your card! The colors are absolutely wonderful and I love embossing the bling the scallop edging. Thanks for always stopping by, it means so much to me.
    Cindy Lou

  18. Thanks for hopping today. I really appreciate you coming to celebrate my 1st Anniversary Blog hop.
    Happiest of New Years to you my friend
    DIANA L.

  19. I just love your card this really nice great colors and images you did a super job.

    DIANA L.

  20. I love this! I can't wait to see all your wonderful work in 2012! I hope you have a wonderful year full of happiness and love my friend!! Thank you for all your sweet comments. They really mean a lot to me, you always make me smile.

  21. Aloha Lisa,
    WOW! what can I say.. your cards always seem to inspire me. Such a BEAUTIFUL card with lots of details. Thank you for being part of my life and being such a sweet friend. I am very thankful and bless to have met you in this blogging world.
    May this year be filled with peace, prosperity and good fortune. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
    Big HUGS,
    Karezma Kreations

  22. Love this card Lisa! The embossing is really crisp, love how detailed it came out. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! :)

  23. Lisa I love the embossing you did as well as the colors you used. What a fun card I am sure your friend will love. 25 years of friendship is a fabulous reason to celebrate!

  24. Hi Lisa! Sorry I haven't been around much... have really been busy this holiday... guess it's all these grandchildren... love it!
    Your card is just FABULOUS... I've said it before... I can really see you developing a beautiful style... I'm really loving your work!

  25. Wonderful card! I love the clock embossing folder....gotta get it. So cool how you put all the elements together....wonderful friend appreciation card.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  26. Gorgeous card Lisa.Love the embossing,colours and clock.
    Happy New Year my sweet friend. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.
    Jayne x

  27. your card is really cute love the style great job my friend Hugs Debbie

  28. This card is beautiful! I love the embossed background and the colors that you chose! :) Happy New Year my friend!

  29. Happy New Year, Lisa!!!

    Wow, what a stunning card!!! So perfect for such a long-lasting friendship!!! It's really beautiful -- great job!

  30. Hi Lisa thanks so much for joining in my challenge with your beautiful card. Your sentiment is exactaly the way I feel about you. Happy blogging for the new year. Karen

  31. Such a pretty card! LOVE the embossing! :)


  32. Oh Lisa, this card is amazing. I love the vintage distressed look. The design is just wonderful.
    Happy New Year!

  33. Hi Lisa, Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I know I haven't been visiting, I have been overwhelmed with life but wanted to drop by and see what you have been up to! As always love your work:)

  34. Lisa, I absolutely love the detail and beauty of this card. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

  35. what a beautiful card love it hope you had a wonderful new year.

  36. Beautiful Card! TFS
    Miranda - Getting Cricky JRDT Sista

  37. Happy Sparkly New Year, my sweet friend! What a gorgeous creation to kick off a new year of creativity! Using a time theme to celebrate a long-lasting friendship is such a fantastic idea. The embossing is beautiful and the sentiment is so sweet. I love the Forever Friends and how you arranged it partially within the clock! Le sigh. So much to love on all of your projects. I wish you nothing but love and joy this year, Lisa! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  38. Love your card it is way to cute!!!

  39. Lisa how elegant the card looks and Thank You for the sweet comment on my blog


  40. Lisa! I absolutely love your card! It's fabulous!

    Jr GCDT

  41. As always, Lisa, you knocked it out of the park! Love, love, love this card! What a special gift for your long-time friend. Thanks for linking up your favorite project from 2011 at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  42. What a cute card! very inspirational ;) I know just who I would make it for. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Lisa, this is another beautiful card. Love everything about it. Great job!

    Dee B

  44. What an awesome card! I love the papers you used :)

    Getting Cricky JrDt


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