Friday, December 31, 2010

Farewell, 2010

Farewell, 2010. You are a great friend, and I can't believe you're leaving us already. You weren't long enough, but this card sure is.

Yes, it's a long card with LOTS of white space. But I wanted to see how this fabulous sentiment and little dragonfly would look huddled in one corner of a long card. The long ascender for the d creates a strong vertical border to the sentiment, and I wondered how it would look in a lot of horizontal white space.

I like it. It's bold and graphic and courageously empty. But I wish those adorable Hero Arts brown gemstones came one size smaller. That one is just a bit too big for that poor little dragonfly. Maybe he's a rapper dragonfly with a taste for big bling. Or Lady Gaga.

May your New Year's Eve celebrations be blingy and festive. Or, you could just celebrate like we do: go out on the 30th and eat Bang Bang Shrimp in relative peace, then on the 31st, stay home, watch a movie, go to bed at 10:00, wake up on New Year's morning, and say, "Happy New Year!" You don't have to worry so much about drunks on the road that way.

Except that last night we went home behind a drunk driving 15 miles below the speed limit who crossed the center line occasionally. At least he was in front of us where we could keep an eye on him.

Please be safe.

Oh, and have a happy New Year!

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: VersaMagic
paper: PTI vintage cream
accessories: Hero Arts brown gemstone


  1. Dearest Susan, just a quick note to thank you for sharing your wonderful humor and insight and your talents with us. Looking forward to another year of inspiration and creativity. You really are an amazing woman and I hope you know how much you are appreciated!

  2. Happy New Year to you, too, Friend.

  3. Fabulous card with all that wonderful white space:0)
    Happy New year Susan to you and your family:0) xx

  4. So Dramatic!! I love how brave you are :-) I just recieved your card - thanks so much! It is a treasure and goes on my special card shelf!!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Love the card! It's super duper! How clever you are to do that on the 30th......we,too, go to bed....used to entertain and go to Watchnight Service but the years tell a tale....Happy 2011 to you and yours.

  6. I like Lady Gaga's music, not so much her style. But I really like your card, even if you think the bling is a bit too large. Glad you made it home safe last night and happy new year to you.

  7. Love this cute design on the long card! The gem is perfectly fine in this! I'm happy to find your blog through Hero Arts twitter a few months ago. Happy New Year!

  8. Happy New Year to you Susan! I hope it is a great year for you and your family!

  9. Best wishes for 2011. Thank you in advance for all the wonderful posts, ideas, design lessons, etc. we will have from you in the New Year.

  10. I love this card, Susan! Perfect!
    Happy New Year to you and your family, Susan, I look forward to another year of your wonderful inspiration.

  11. LOL! Love the thoughts on the dragonfly bling.. Have a Happy New Year! We're the same as you - we'll be asleep b 10pm but will be woken at midnight when the dogs go crazy barking at the fireworks. :)

  12. Looks fabulous Susan, and I agree about the gemstone size, just a little smaller would sometimes be great.

    Have a happy New Year, we are still sufferring from jetlag after our trip to Hawaii so New year's celebrations were non-existent for us. Thanks for a wonderful year of laughs, creativity and inspiration, roll on 2011

  13. Glad I'm not the only one longing for smaller gemstones. Wishing you and your family a very happy and peaceful New Year.


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