Ringing in the New Year

Can you believe it's almost 2015!? I'm really looking forward to having a shiny new year with unlimited opportunities and adventures.

New Year's Eve is all about sparkle. I've found some really beautiful Washi tape on my recent craft store shopping trips, and fell in love with this graphic and shimmery pattern. It inspired me to make a banner to ring in the new year.

Supplies: Glittery Baker's twine, Washi tape, sticker letters, and a 1 inch ruffled punch

Just like everyone else, I was busy this holiday season baking, wrapping, and also had an extra few projects working with Jen on festivities for our parents' 4oth Anniversary.  I didn't get to making and sending Christmas cards like I had hoped. I was contemplating a number of labor-intensive designs for New Year's greetings, when Jen surprised me with a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas. It will cut out any shape from vinyl, paper, or canvas, and draw shapes or letters with every color you could dream of. This amazing piece of equipment will make my life so much easier in 2015 and seems to do just about everything except fly to Mars.  Here are my first few attempts...

Wishing you a joyful and bright 2015! What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve?