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!

4 comments:

~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 pennercl@mymts.net to give me your mailing info so I can mail your prize out to you.