This is a dual-purpose post today. I've joined up with the Inspirations Blog Hop & Linky Party being hosted by the Fabulously Artsy Tresa Black. Thank you, Tresa for setting up the fun for us!
Inspirations is the January Sneak Peek special from Close to My Heart that gives you the opportunity to get some great deals on brand new items that will officially debut on February 1st with the new and stunning Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book.
The second, and very special reason, for my post today is that our dear girl is having a birthday. This card was made for her. It reminded me how she not quite our sweet little baby we welcomed home those years ago. Instead, she is blossoming into a lovely young lady. This paper from the new "Wings" kit and these new stamps spoke to me and I thought they would be perfect for this happy occasion.
Stamps: D1452 Find Your Style, January's Stamp of the Month, and D1470 Dreams Come True, and the Wings Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp set
Paper: Wings Level 2 packet
Cardstock: Colonial White, Juniper, and Vineyard Berry
Inks: Black, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, and Vineyard Berry
Embellishments: Z1393 Black Mini-Medley and Z1326 Red, Pink, & Purple Sparkles
Tools: "Originals" how-to books, Micro-Tip Scissors, Edge Distresser, Piercing Tool, 3-D Foam Tape, Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers, and the new Spray Pen which is included in the Wings Workshops on the Go kit.
And here, you can see a peek at the interior of the card:
Our weekend promises to be filled with lots of family celebrations and some travel time to meet up with folks to the north and to the south. We'll also see off our new college graduate as he heads back to the big city for his job hunting adventure.
Here's wishing you your own special reasons to celebrate, to dream, and to believe in your dream!
And, enjoy all of the other wonderful artwork blogs along this Inspirations Blog Hop & Linky Party. You can join the fun too!
New to Linky Parties? Please remember good Linky Party etiquette:
1. Give Credit: Always link back to the hostess. Even if your post isn't created just for the party, you can add a "Linking up to ..." by going back and editing your post. Leaving a comment on your hostesses' blog is nice too.
2. Let the Guests find you: Add your link to your actual post, not just your blog address.
3. Mingle with the Guests: Visit at least a few of the other players and say something nice. Parties are all about supporting each other, so leave some love!
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