I wish you all a wonderful 2012! Here is a birthday card actually for a late December birthday. It is for a very dear friend who reads a whole lot. So as needlework is my other passion, I made her a corner bookmark. It sits on the corner of a page to mark your place. I know, most of us have given up the ghost and gone electronic, but since she hasn't - she gets a neat gift!
So right after Christmas, I treated myself to Tim Holtz's new pinecone die. I just fell in love with it! I also love the leaves it makes. Of course I just had to make some and then didn't know what to do with them. I also bought the paint dabber from him - its name escapes me right now but its something like snow cap. It amazed the heck out of me how white it stays after it dries! The blue wreath part is a spellbinder's die and the white embossing is from a matching stamp set by Cindy from Stampingscrapping.com. I fell in love with that set and ordered it about the same time as the pinecone. It took me 3 days to get my desk cleaned off so I could do stuff in my scrap room! I will post what I did with the twinking h2o's that I bought months ago and just finally got up enough courage to try them. I am loving the result!
If you are looking for stuff for Valentine's day, run on over the Simonsaysstamp.com. They are putting out a kit (could be monthly, but for now, I just ordered Feb.) from Kristina Werner. And if you order the Feb. kit you also get the Winter Tim Holtz inks! Don't know how long that will last, but I got them! Its a beautiful kit also!! Hugs, Barb F