Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello friends!  Thought I'd take some time on the very first day of the new year to clear out the cobwebs on my blog (has it really been since November that I last posted??!!!) and to say thank you to all of you who have taken the time over the last year to visit my blog and to leave such encouraging comments!  You all ROCK!!!

The current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays really caught my eye:

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I'd been on a Christmas card roll since October and was feeling pretty smug about the whole thing.  And thennnnnn I got the e-mail from one of girlfriends Sue.....  What did I think about hopping on a plane to Orlando, Florida (sans husbands) to see our friend Deb (who we've only been promising to visit since she moved there like 8 years ago!)!  And would I be interested in seeing how Mickey and Minnie Mouse decorate for the holidays for a few days before boarding a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas????  Ummmmmm.....Yes, please!!!!

Soooooo, Christmas cardmaking was set aside and on 12/4 sporting Mickey and Minnie santa hats Sue and I headed for Disney!!!  Not only were the decorations spectacular but the Mickey Mouse Christmas cheer was infectious!  So much so that Sue and I ended up purchasing this matching holiday sweatshirt:

 

Which finally brings me around to my card:


When I returned from my trip I had the best intentions of creating this design as a Christmas card for both Sue and Deb.  It didn't happen:(  After reading the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog post I grabbed an egg timer and my cuttlebug and under 10 minutes created this Happy New Year's card for them instead :)  I can't wait to get this out in tomorrow's mail!
Supplies Used:  Doodlebug Designs glitter paper, Teresa Collins Tell Your Story pp, Papertrey ink white cs, Paper Smooches sentiment, Spellbinder Nesties (circle and snowflake), Michael's clear gem 

Thanks for making it through this rather long-winded post and for all your supportive comments!  Happy, Happy New Year!

11 comments:

Barb said...

Sure would love to see photos from your trip - sounds amazing, Robin! So good to see a post from you - it really has been too long - missed you! Love your clever card! Happy New Year to you, my friend! :)

Nancy K said...

Wow, you are not only mega-creative but fun and spontaneous too! Your card takes the cake with it's glittery Mickey silhouette. So glad you shared your fun adventures. Happy New Year, Robin!

joy said...

Happy 2013 to you, Robin! Sounds like you and your girlfriends had a wonderful time together!

I love, love, love the cute card you made - a great take on the Mickey shirt.

I am flying home to Ohio from CO tomorrow. Can't wait to get back into making cards again.

Anita Rex said...

Oh what a perfect card inspired by your trip! Sounds like your trip was awesome! Welcome back to your blog! Missed you! Happy New Year!

Rosemary said...

sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous time with your friends, robin and your card is absolutely inspired!! love it! happy new year!

Greta said...

Oh how fun, Robin! Love that you were able to enjoy that spur of the moment fabulous trip with friends! Your card is over the top creative--LOVE it! Happy New Year!

Mynnette said...

What fabulous inspiration for a holiday card!!! LOVE the bit of bling and all the glorious glitter paper! So glad you had a wonderful trip, too! :)

Maureen Morton said...

You crack me up so much, Robin! Just a big kid! Disney world brings it out, for sure. We loved it! This card is totally precious - great color! Fun and Happy New Year dear pal.

Trinh said...

You made the right choice! We saw Disney World decked out for Xmas about 3 years ago and there's nothing like it. And I LOVE your card! Great design and i love the unexpected color. Happy new year!

Lisa A. said...

How adorable, Robin...and what a wonderful, and they will be much loved cards given your trip:)!! WHAT FUN!!! Love Mickey and your creativity! So glad you were a part of this 2 week challenge at CAS-ual Fridays...Happy New Year!!

paperella said...

Totally in love with this card Robin! So cute, and glittery, and... well, just perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)