Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!!

Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope you had a FAB New Year's Eve!! Shockingly, I didn't make it to midnight. My 6 year old was ornery & went to bed at 9, I tried to stay up by watching the stimulating movie "Merry Christmas Drake & Josh" with my 10 year old, but for some reason I was *really* drowsy by the time it was over, lol!! Seriously, I like Drake & Josh, & it was a cute movie. The little girl in it was ADORABLE. But I was really tired by the time it was over, so I went to bed even before Matthew. Woohoooo, I'm a party animal!!

My friend Tammi sent me some Rachelle Anne Miller images along with my Christmas card, & this is the first I've gotten to play with one. I think they are just so sweet ~ but I don't own even one!! I really wanted the moose with the lights around his antlers, but never got around to ordering it :(


I actually started this card on Christmas Day. I KNOW!!!! Doesn't look that difficult, does it?? But between all the holidays, & being antsy to get everything put away by today, I didn't have a spare minute to stamp (& I wasn't about to give up my Drake & Josh movie to do so!!). I finally finished it tonight. The image is colored with Prismas & gamsol, & I added a LOT of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Did some sewing on my NEW Sew Mini, added some pearls to the corners, some organdy ribbon behind the image & it was done. It really didn't take long once I decided to finish it, & it makes for a cute winter card.

So how did I get a semi-decent picture at 9:30 at night?? I got creative & made myself a light box. I couldn't afford a real one, so I just followed the directions on THIS WEBSITE. I still don't have fabric ~~ I want to get some light cotton or or muslin, like they suggest ~~ so I covered it with white paper towel for now, lol. Sometimes ya gotta improvise! I think I still like natural light better, but since it's Wisconsin & it gets dark at 2:00 in the winter, I had to come up with an alternative.

Well I'm off to watch Weeds. I'm so addicted to that show. We don't get Showtime, but I've been buying the DVDs. I got season 1 at Target the day after Thanksgiving for $9. I had already bought season 2 on Amazon & I'm going to purchase season 3 as soon as I can. It's a great show ~~~ but quite different from Drake & Josh :)

9 comments:

Tammi said...

I love it in the green & blue and with the added pearls, cute Michelle! I don't have the moose or I'd send you some...you should wish rak for him. :)

Ila said...

This couldn't be any Cuter Michelle!! love all the sparkle and the layout and paper looks Fabulous!!...I have this image too..(from one of my daughters)..and haven't had time to color it yet...off to check out that link....Your photo looks Great!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and congratulations on making an early start on next years cards, Happy New Year, Hugs, Nikki x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Adorable, Michelle. You always make the cutest cards. I love the BG paper you paired with the image.

I think your photo looks great, so good job on the homemade lightbox!!

Cheryl said...

Love your card! Such great colrs to go with the paper! Nice layout and way to go on that stitching!

A ginormous thanks for the light box info-I am so going to do this! It's dark at 3:00 here!

Bev said...

Michelle this is adorable - I LOVE the colours and papers - they set the sweet image off perfectly

hugs Bev x

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card and it doesn't look last minute at all!

Annie said...

love the blue and green colour scheme and that cute snowman image! hugs, annie x

Trina said...

Such a sweet card Michelle!! I just got this image too, it looks great on a card, I can't wait to make one too!!
And your homemade light box must be fantastic. I have a Walmart light box, and my backgrounds don't look half as bright as yours does with a napkin!! What an awesome idea!!

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