Monday, January 2, 2017

Thank You

Hello, and happy new year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Mine certainly came and went quickly and I can't believe we are standing on the doorstep of 2017. I know everyone gets crazy with new year resolutions but that has never really been my style. I just try to focus on living life to the best of my ability, but this year I do have one resolution I'd like to keep. I would like to find better photography and lighting options for my blog. I think I would feel more like blogging if my photos excited me more. They just seem so bland and boring. I am currently working on that as we speak, so be watching for more polished pics on my site soon! 
Anyway, I always send out thank you notes to friends and family for all of the wonderful treats and gifts I receive over the holidays. This year I wanted to mass produce something bold but simple that offered a lot of visual impact. I absolutely adore the Winter Cottage stamp from Altenew and love the beautiful starkness of the scene. But it's a tiny stamp and I struggled to find a way to add impact to the image, so I decided to add a big, bold sentiment to the card and just let them share the stage. I had to do some surgery to the stamps but I used the Big, Bold, & You stamp set from Winnie & Walter. I cut the "s" off of the "thanks" stamp and the tail off of the "you" stamp. I love the versatility that performing stamp surgery gives me when stamping and using my new Misti tool and Versafine pigment ink made the task go quickly. I thought about adding some glitter to the roof line and trees and embossing a few glittery, silver snowflakes but decided to leave the card clean and simple. Anyway, I hope you like it. Happy new year to all of my blog friends!


~amy~ said...

Awesome thank you''s!

Lisa said...

I love how fresh and crisp this is, nice and peaceful too!! Perfect after the hustle and bustle of the holidays!

Sybrina K said...

Happy 2017, Celeste!

You certainly have created a bold and beautiful thank you. Love this CAS design.

Looking forward to seeing your more polished pics. That's actually a goal of mine, too.... but not anything I've decided to act on yet. Can't wait to follow this photo-taking journey with you. :)

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Celeste! I just wanted to let you know that you are one of my winners of the Seasons Givings blog hop. Congratulations! You can email me at to give me your mailing info so I can mail your prize out to you.