Friday, January 1, 2010

Wishing Ewe A Happy New Year!

Woo Hoo!!! Happy New Year!!! I pray that 2010 will be the best year ever for each and every one of us!!!

What better way to start the new crafting year than with a brand new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge!!! And I'm loving this one!

Since this is New Year's Day, I couldn't help but make a New Year's card. This cute digi image and greeting are from Whimsie Doodles. I don't drink very often, but when I do, it's usually a Grey Goose martini straight up with three olives for me! Delicious!

I put a hint of color on the lamb with my B0000 Copic Sketch marker, and then used Cotton Ball White Fun Flock for texture. The DP is from the Farm Fresh collection by October Afternoon (love!). And, yes, that's a hidden tag... which you can see here:

Be sure to hop around to see what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created to inspire you:

Jami Sibley: More is More
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
and of course Taylor herself: Taylored Expressions

Before you go, I want to wish each and every one of you a blessed New Year. At church last evening, our pastor delivered an awesome message he called "A Magnificent Seven For the New Year." The sermon notes included this quote:

"I said to the man who stood at the gate of the years, 'give me a light that I may safely tread into the unknown.' And he replied, 'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be unto you better than light and safer than any known way.'" Anonymous

He then shared with us the "magnificent seven," which I list for you here, with the referenced scriptures (I'm not typing out all of the scriptures... I'm hoping you'll decide to look them up... I truly believe you'll be blessed if you do).
  1. Travel light (Ephesians 4:26-27) (i.e., lose the baggage)
  2. Live one day at a time (Matthew 6:33-34)
  3. Be kind (Colossians 3:12-14) (and forgiving!)
  4. Face your problems with faith and courage (1 Peter 5:6-7)
  5. If you cannot change your circumstances, change your attitude (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)
  6. The secret of relaxation (i.e., peace) is essential to health (Psalm 23:1-3)
  7. Pray for God's Spirit that you may trust in Him for the future (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)
Every single one of these resonated with me, how about you?

Happy New Year my friends!

16 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Lisa. What a great card... super cute image... and I love the paper. I will be looking those scriptures up!

Sherrie said...

What a fun image and sentiment too! Love the colors you put together with this....so sweet! Have a very Happy New Year Lisa!

Jami said...

First of all Lisa - your card is adorable and makes me giggle! Second - thanks for sharing that wonderful quote and the sermon notes! Great perspective!

Becky said...

This is so cute..

Natalie said...

Cute colors, I love that paper and design. Your tag is a great touch, too! Happy New Year! I'll trade the martini for a glass of sparkling cider, though!! ;-)

Sue from Oregon said...

This image just cracks me up! So very fun! Great card and lovely post!
Happy stamping in 2010!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Ok this card is just way too cute! I love it! I hope you have a wonderful new year and thanks so much for your prayers. You are so sweet.
:) Rachel

Lori said...

Yep, me too (the seven).
Your card is way stinkin' cute, I love the sheep!

1LuvnMama said...

Happy New Year's Lisa! Hope you had a good one with your family! :)

Luvn this ewe . . . & the colors, luvn them too! I finally inked up some stamps you sent my way! Thanks again so much Lisa!

Ruthie said...

Love the card - but just had to leave a comment to say thanks for the 7....I will check out the actual texts at some time soon - I have tried to "get into" religion - find my old faith , call it what you will, perhaps these may be inspiring!

Rx

Lynne in NI said...

Aww I love your martini sheep Lisa! And the hidden tag is a great idea!
Happy New Year
:D

Annmaree said...

Ha That Sheep is the funniest, and I love the bright green colourings you used!!!

Alice Wertz said...

love the hidden tag design, Lisa! so fun and creative! love your adorable card. Happy New Year to "ewe," too! =)

Mrs Bs Blog said...

What a great card! Looks like a lot of fun making it. I love the colours and the sheep is soo cute! Hugs Val xxx

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Totally adorable, Lisa! Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2010!

Stamp and Smile said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year too Lisa! What a FUN way to ring in the new year and decade!! A martini would be nice... :)

I made a nice meal at home for us, watched a movie, with munchies and now back to reality on Monday! So sad, but ready to get back in the swing of things... Enjoy your week!

Hugs and BIG smiles! :)