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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ringing in the New Year!!! A Celebration
with the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team

Welcome to New Year's Celebration Bloghop and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! You should have arrived here from Terri's page...if you have arrived in the middle of the hop, CLICK HERE to get back to the beginning.

Can you believe it's 2012 - last year flew by and today is the new beginning...a clean slate so to speak. Everyone makes resolutions, I just want to be creative more and work less {a nice dream, but certainly something to daydream about}. Here is my creation to ring in the New Year!


This is an alcohol ink painted glossy paper using blues and purples then blended over with silver and pearl. Before I added the metallics, I added some circle masks with removable sticker paper and then blended the metallics over. When dry I gently peeled off the masks to reveal lovely contrasting bubbles. I stamped the VLVS "Happy New Year" #9611 in Purple Staz-On ink. I finished it off by embossing it with a homemade embossing plate I created out of chipboard {yes I said made my own embossing folder}. As a result... I broke my "C" plate in 2 separate places trying to get the layers right. Well I guess that means since my DH is at the football game, I'm off to the craft store...you don't have to twist my arm. Have a bright and shiny day!!!

Every stop on the hop will be giving away $15 to VLVS online store and one lucky winner who's visited and commented on each stop will win $25 to the VLVS online store...WOW!!! What a way to see out the old and RING in the NEW!!! BTW...this is nine separate chances to win - YES - I said NINE {9} prizes.  I will select the winner of comments left here at end of day Tuesday Jan. 3rd. GOOD LUCK!

Now hop on over to see what

65 comments:

  1. Very Creative! Happy ‎2♥12 ...let the creativity begin.

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  2. Love your New Years project - VERY creative!! Thanks for the inspiration. I just became a new Follower.

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  3. I love the colours you used on this. Also a follower. Happy New Year!

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  4. Love the colors. What a great design.

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  5. Hi Susan! I like the choice of colors. And I hope I get the chance to see this project.
    This is fun!

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  6. Beautiful!! and purple is my favorite color! Happy New Year!!

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  7. This project just made me feel Happy.

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  8. Ohh, love the colors! Scrumptious!

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  9. Gorgeous, I love all the bending of colors you did. Sorry to hear about your C plate.
    Happy New Year!

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  10. I am already a follower and of course I loved it. I don't think I have seen any of your work that I didn't love.

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  11. I would love to see this on in person! Happy New Year!

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  12. Love the mood of the colors and circles! Happy New Year!

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  13. Happy New Year everyone and thanks for all of you kind words! You can follow by email if you like with the widget at top right of my page. Happy crafting : )

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  14. I am already following via networked blogs. Love this project! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  15. Susan, your project is gorgeous! Happy New Year!
    Gini

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  16. Love your project! Very creative! Thanks for a chance to win!

    Leslie

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  17. great alcohol ink technique and impressive embossing folder

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  18. This is gorgeous. I love your use of masks. Thanks for sharing. Sorry about your C plate, but a good reason for crafty shopping.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  19. Beautiful background! I also love to make my own embossing folders!

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  20. I like the idea of the masking of circles...really a nice card!!!

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  21. Another great blog to follow in 2012. Thank you!!

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  22. I like using the purples and blues. Very pretty.

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  23. Love your use of the circle masks. You can't have New Year's without something bubbly! The colors are great!

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  25. You'e inspired me to go create something! After I finish the blog hop. LOL

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  26. Beautiful color combo - love the bubble effect and A+ on creating your own embossing folder! Happy New Year!

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  27. Susan, love your design and colors! By the way, my family lives in Coral Springs and I used to live there in the '70's. Happy New year!

    -Martha

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  28. Love using alcohol inks and this background is gorgeous! Hmmm, making your own embossing folder out of chipboard sounds like something I'll have to look into! Following your blog!

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  29. Wow, I LOVE the colours!!! Beautiful!

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  30. Love the colors and background! this is a fun blog hop..

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  31. a hopping we shall go. great to see all the ideas!
    happy 2012 :)
    steph

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  32. Fantastic project. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Great New Years Card - I wish you a very creative year :)

    and I just became a follower :)

    dj_enns@yahoo.com

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  34. thanks for showing us such interesting methods

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  35. ok, here we go, started the hop and am now a follower, showing me some awesome stuff!!!

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  36. Happy New Year! Which you started with a great project.
    Now I'm a follower and going to blog hop with the rest of you, great!
    Greetings, Yvon

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  37. really gorgeous...how clever, to make your own embossing plate! I've used unconventional stuff like that too...like the webby packaging that oranges come in, etc. in my Wizard. Cool!!!
    Linda Trzos
    mgpm@comcast.net

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  38. Very 'cool' card.

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  39. A broken C Plate? Yikes! You are truly dedicated to make your own embossing folder.

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  40. Very talented... the colors scheme is great... Instant fan and new follower!!

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  41. Love the colors. scrolled to "who ate the gingerbread man" Love it!

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  42. Lovely work, lots of creativity, and color! Thanks so much for the new ideas!

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  43. Happy New Year to all at VLVS. Thank you for the great new year project.alcoho and ink give such rewardiing ressults and a great start to a creativen new year..

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  44. Very cool design! Love the way you used the alcohol inks! Happy New Year!

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  45. I love alcohol inks and the different effects you can make! I'm a new follower!
    Enjoyed your funny Gingerbread Man card in the previous post...this is so cute and clever!

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  46. Totally love those blues and purples and the silver... wow!!!!

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  47. Love the alcohol inks. Need to play with mine more. Thanks for the idea.

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  48. I saw purple & blue and I knew this was a blog for me! I LOVE that color combination.....LOVE the clever masking, too.

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  49. Awesome project! How can you tempt us about making your own embossing folder without giving directions?! LOL

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  50. Beautiful card! I love the technique on shiny paper with alcohol inks! :)
    Here's to more creativity!

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