Happy New Year's Eve!!!

I have a card to share today since this is one of my favourite days of the year. I love looking back at the past year and reflecting on both my successes and my failures. All of those moments that combined together, helped me to get me to where I am today.

I am so ready and excited for a new year! A lot of big changes have been happening around here as we close out 2013 and I am so excited (and a little nervous) for the new year and the opportunities and challenges ahead!! 

I hope wherever you are today/tonight, you take a minute to stop and think of the past year as the new year rings in. Think of what you wish you would have done differently, not done at all, or what you wish you would have had to courage to try.

It's a clean slate to start over and create a life that we want to live, no matter how scary or uncertain that may be! Bring it 2014!! ;)



A little FYI about this card:

I am not a gold person at all! I barely ever use it because I always just think silver looks better. But for some reason, I associate New Year's with gold, so I used a lot of it on this card. And I actually think it looks pretty good with the black and white card base.

Every stamped detail on this card is heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Two things to note about that - 1. It looks so shiny and festive in real life 2. It photographs terrible... sorry about that!

If I could, I would use Kelly Purkey glitter tape on everything I ever make forever. I love it that much!

Okay... I'm off to celebrate New Year's Eve with family!

Thank you to all of you who take time from your day to visit my blog. Here's to an amazing new year!!!
Be safe!!

Steph ;)



  1. Love all that gold embossing, Steph! So perfect for New Year's! Have fun tonight - Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year Stephanie! I love your card...I'm not a gold person myself, but this card is stunning! Look forward to more creative inspiration from you in 2014! Have a safe and happy New Year!

  3. Happ New Year! Beautiful card! I am typically a silver person as we'll, but over the past week, I seem to have fallen in love with gold! I love the gold embossing on this card, just stunning!!

  4. Happy New Years Stephanie! your card is so sparkling and fresh. Awesome creativity going on. TY for your words of encouragement for 2014. I had started before midnight with this and got side tracked as usual. Happy New Years everyone! Don't forget to eat the cabbage, black eyed peas and hogs jowl! and esp cornbread. Yum Yum

  5. Beautiful card. The gold looks fantastic. Very festive.