Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Years...Everyone!

First of all, I want to wish allllllllllllll of you a very wonderful Happy New Years and many, many blessings to come, for you and your families! As I reflect back on 2008, I stand in awe. In awe at what the Lord has done in my life, my marriage, my home, and in the hearts of our children. It's been a great, great year for our household. And yes, even with trials but...with trials (and God's grace), comes growth, strength, & endurance. To God be the glory!

Now...I am so excited and couldn't wait to share with you but...I have been invited as January's Guest Designer for "Storage Units, Ink & More". OMGosh, I was so honored (and nervous too, hee-hee), first time EVER! Woohoooooo...

I couldn't wait to play with this new cute set..."Will You Be My Valentine", which is only one of two sets that are scheduled to be released today. Pop on over at SUInk & More and take a "Sneak Peak" at all the fabulous cards created by our awesome team of ladies.

Let's see...on this card I used a CB Embossing folder on the white strip. I then stamped the images with black Versa Craft and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I paper pieced the lil' girls skirt and lil' boy's shirt. I also used my Cricut machine to assist in cutting out the scalloped squares, I attached Prima Flowers and added stickles to the little hearts.Dimensionals were used behind the boy and girl and as you can see, gem stones were placed in the center of the flowers.Stamps: (SUInk&More) Will You Be My Valentine
Paper: (SU) White & Red Card stock, (DCWV Paper Stack) DS paper
Ink: (SU) Markers, Black Versa Craft
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Cricut, Gem stones, Stickles, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Prima Flowers

Thank you for stopping by and have a very blessed New Years in Jesus! Aloha and God Bless~ Rina

17 comments:

Tracey said...

This card is just adorable Rina!! Congratulations on the Guest Designer position - it is well-deserved!! Happy New Year to you!

Margie said...

Woo hoo! Congrats!!! You definitely deserve it :)
Cute card! What a great way to start the new year ;)
Happy New Year!!! xoxo, margie

Denise said...

Congratulations! The card is so cute! Can't wait to craft with you.

Poppy said...

Congratulations,love the cute cards.
poppy

Corie said...

This is so adorable, congrats on being a designer!!

Happy New Year

Shirley said...

How very very cute and..... and a Very Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!

malieta said...

Your card is so pretty Rina and I love the 3-D effects!
I was out of town for almost a week and I am sooooooooo behind on blogging again! *sigh*
Happy New Year blessings to you as well and have a blessed day:)
Hugs
Risa:)

mochamama said...

Happy New Year Rina and it sounds like it is off to a very good start for you!!! Big congrats hun!
sweet card, look forward to seeing your 2009 creations!

Joy said...

WOW! awesome job on your card... and yes I truly agree with you that even with trials...we do become stronger and we become closer to him. I am so grateful to be alive and to have many more special moments with my daughter, family and friends...thank you for always being so positive!

Maria Matter said...

Happy New Year Rina!!!!
I pray it's a happy, healthy and properous one for your family!
Now, WooHoo on your DT spot! I'm not that fimiliar with Storage, but if I visit your blog often enought I guess I'll learn all about them!
Your card is just beautiful! What sweet images. Great paper combined with the embossing, flower and scallops. Really nicely done!
Blessings, Maria

Kirsten said...

Happy New Year, dear Rina. Congratulations on the Guest Designer position! You definitely deserve that!! This card is absolutely adorable!!

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Kirsten

Liz said...

These are sooo cute! sis you really need to spend some quality time with your lil sis and teach me your creative talent!!!!!

suzann said...

hey rina,

hope you and your family have a blessed and happy new year, love the new pic of you on your sight, absoultly beautiful...also love the valentine cards, they are very cute...

Jesse said...

As usual, great creative cards, consistent posting and thanks for the support! Wish you the best for 2009!

P.S. I am also blessed to have you as one of my personal and very close clients :-)

God Bless

Shirley said...

How cute and very pretty too! Love the papaer piecing you did on the skirt and shirt! The flower is wondeful too!

MJ said...

WOW! This is stunning, so darn cute. You did a fabulous job with this one, love how the shirt and skirt match. Welcome to the team.

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