Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year and Smiles from Belles N' Whistles!

Happy New Year! I'm so glad that you stopped by and I've got one of the new sweetie pies from the new Sweet Things Collection from Belles N' Whistles! Elisabeth Bell has really gone over the top with these cute things and I so hope you enjoy them! I'm going to share Smile with you and share a memory I have of a precious friend of mine, Marybeth, who passed away this week. She was an incredibly giving, sweet, warm, encouraging and talented woman. She and her husband and their kids camped next to us during the summers and we would go play Bingo every Saturday, have coffee every morning and share meals and time together. When I saw this sweet girl hanging on a tree branch, I instantly thought of Marybeth and my girls.



One weekend we were up closing up camp and it was cool and chilly by the lake so in the evening we built a campfire. We went through all of the wood we had on the site and the girls were sent over to Marybeth's site to gather some wood. Being funny, they came back with a small tree and thinking they were going to be hauling it back, thelook on their face was priceless when their dad put the entire tree on the fire! Nichole looked at her dad and said "Dad, we've gone too far and crossed over Mr. McCormack's line!" We all laughed so hard and it was one of those moments that you had to be at to really appreciate but Marybeth laughed so hard when she heard that story. It's times and people like that that make memories precious. Yes, Marybeth was precious to me and I shall miss her more than ever. She encouraged me to write and I think I may pick it back up. Yes, I'll miss her sweet spirit.



Look at this sweet face. I look in it and see my Allie when she lowers her head and her eyes look so big and sweet (or devilish!), I see my Tiffany's sweet cheeks that you could just eat up and I see the shy way our Jennifer has about her, my Nichole all dressed in pink, her favorite color, and my independent Emma. All of my girls and one of the best parts of my life all wrapped up in one image. Now that's a keeper!




I hope you'll take some time to check out the rest of my DT sister's fabulous cards and projects for you! They're all fabulous and you'll be running over to Belles N' Whistles to scoop up these Sweet Things! Here they are:

Anki, Iris, Jacque, Jodi,
Kathrin, Lillian, Rosette, & Lynda!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I hope you all have a very Happy New Year full of health, happiness, and lots of creating! I'm going to try and spend more time with the people who are important to me and let them encourage and inspire me. I hope you find something wonderful waiting for you in this upcoming year.

Card Ingredients:

Smile from Belles N' Whistles, Lemonade Paper Pack from BasicGrey, copics, Stickles, Kaisercraft Flowers, Spacers, pearls, ribbon, MS branch punch, SU ticket punch and distressor tool.

43 comments:

Penni said...

Gorgeous card - I love the sparkle.
Hugs
Penni
X

Regina said...

Wow, stunning cards, so much detail! The new images are so cute!

I wish you all the best for the New Year.
Regina

Marion said...

Wow! Stunning card and I love the colours you used. Happy New Year
Marion

Chocheta said...

Hallo Susan!

It is so sweet !!!!

I wish you and your family a good New Year 2010.
God bless you.

Greetings from Germany
Chocheta

JenRaff said...

Very sweet card -- I like how you write that you see pieces of all your girls :)
Happy New Year!

beadz said...

Happy New Year's! Lovely card.

hugs,
Gini

Annie said...

such a pretty card and I love the sparkle! and the cute new stamp is just adorable and you coloured her so beautifully.
Happy New Year!
hugs, annie x

Jules (Julia) said...

Cute card and I love how you colored her and the added touch of the pearls!

Elise said...

This is adorable! Pretty colors!!! Happy New Year!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love the sparkle. TFS.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Adorable! Happy New Year

Peggie said...

Wonderful card and wonderful memory.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the card and these new images. Thanks for sharing

Patty said...

What a sweet card and precious memories! Thank you for sharing!

Mae said...

What a super sweet card & your friend will forever reside in your heart. Keep the memories alive. Thank you for sharing!

Blankiefinder said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it! So sorry about the loss of your friend!

lorraine00 said...

Love your sweet card! I must get that stamp - too cute!

Knerten said...

I love all these new stamps, and your colouring makes a lovely card !

Sol said...

Soooo Cute! And you have made her even cuter with your colouring! Happy New year! Keep on writing! :)

Tracey said...

What a beautiful card!!

Kim said...

Susan she is adorable! I can't wait to go and purchase my BNW later today! :)
Happy 2010!
Hugs~ Kim

Christine Riley said...

So sweet, Susan, I love the new image and your coloring is just perfect. Happy New Year!
Hugs, Christine :)

Naoual said...

Such a lovely card Susan! I love this new little cutie, adorable.

A very happy new year, to you and your loved ones.

Hugs, Naoual xx

Shirley N said...

A very sweet card, Susan! This image is so adorable and I love the dreamy effect of your card, lovely!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi sweetie!! I just adore these fun images and you've done a beautiful job showing this image off with all of your sparkly touches!! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you!! HUGS

Mimiko said...

This is so sweet :)
Happy 2010!

Brandi said...

Beautiful card Susan.
Thank you for sharing the story with us. Sending hugs your way.

Smiles,

Brandi

Shar said...

What a sweetie! I love all the soft colors!

Rachel said...

Oh Susan she is just precious!! you did a beautiful job with this card.
Hugs,
Rachel
Happy New Year!!

Crazy Creations said...

WoW I love the colors on your card so pretty .Its always nice to see your cards TFS Happy New Year!!!Hugs Sarah K

Crystal said...

Susan this is beautiful, I just LOVE this bg paper and that added sparkle is just beautiful!

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, I'm sorry for your loss.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Susan ... Happy New Year!!!
This creation is adorable!! Love your coloring and the added sparkle is just PERFECT!! Cute, cute, cute!!!

Tanya Rudd said...

Love the image, you added just the right amount of bling to her as well.
Hugs
Tanya

Shelly Schmidt said...

Happy New Year- stopping in to say hi and looking forward to SBS29! I love this cute image and all of the bling is too awesome!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card. Love the sparkle on her. So sorry about the loss of your friend.
Kathy from SBS29

Teresa said...

I love this card. I know you always love the sparkle but this one really is a fav with me. So pretty.

kathy s said...

Isn't it amazing how an image so simple but detailed can conjour up so many memories- my thought are with you on the loss of your dear friend and may she live in your heart forever. I like you believe and no matter what life throws at us we over come with that touch of belief in various ways. Happy new year from australia

Anne H. said...

Your card is gorgeous!
An adorable image and your painting is fab!
Beautiful colorcombo and I love the sparkling.
Happy New Year!
Anne :)

craft_princess said...

Pretty card!

Kathi said...

Hi Susan,
this image is sooo sweet and I love the card you made with it.
Happy New Year!!
XX Kathi

Kim. said...

Such a stunning card with all that sparkle. Love the colours and papers used.
Kim xXx

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