Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  It seems like this year went so fast doesn't it? It's time to look forward to the new year, a new beginning, a chance for us to do things better or differently than we did the year before. Time to look back and think of all the things that went right too.. the wonderful friends we've made and the times we've enjoyed. Before you start making any resolutions celebrate the now! Enjoy time spent with your loved ones that are near - and have a toast to the good times past, and the ones that are yet to come!

I thought I'd get this party started with a fun hat decorated with 2016 and a sprinkle of confetti! The neat tassle on the top is made with Twinery Caribbean Twine. I made a tassel by wrapping the twine around two posts and then tightly wrapped one end with double sided tape. I inserted the tassle under the party hat point. It slid under easily because the hat is popped up on adhesive tape. Next to trim the fringes... I left them long because they look fun to me!

I chose bright colors because they make me happy and just scream "PARTY!!!!"

This card would be great as a birthday card too wouldn't it? Wishing you a very happy 2016 - be safe and have fun tonight!  Speaking for myself only... I WILL be up until midnight and imbibing a cocktail or two.  I've got some good food planned - shrimp scampi, and steak sliders!  I'm not sure about Mr. J... he usually passes out on the couch around 10!  LOL!  I'm hoping my son will have some fireworks ready to go - if he's not too old to be hanging out 
with mom!    Thanks for all the fun and love you brought to me in 2015!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Twinery Caribbean Twine
Dies:  MFT Jumbo Party Hat,  Fishtail Flags,  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders, Quickutz Dragonfly Alphabet
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park Pirates Life 12"
Stamp:  Waltzingmouse Flurries Stamp Set
Enamel Dots Queen & Co.


Lisa Minckler said...

I'm afraid I'm in the fall asleep by 10 club! They may have elected me president, but I fear I was napping through the meeting. I LOVE your New Year card and your plans for bringing it in. I forgot that people set off fireworks. I hope you enjoy your steak and shrimp and 'drinks'. Should be a quiet night for the hubby and me, but steak is on our menu too and of course, drinks.
2015 has been a pure delight watching your creativity and I cannot wait for yet another year of fun and friendship with you.
hugs to you,
Lisa x

BenteS said...

A great card with wonderful details!
Happy new year to you!

Darnell said...

As I was scrolling down I was thinking to myself, "I want to be wherever that party hat is going!" But then I read about the party you have planned for you and your sleeping Mister (mine will be asleep by 9:30!) and (possibly) your son and I'm thinking I want to be THERE with you, Jacquie!! I wish you all the best in the new year, my friend!! Mwah! Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Happy New Year! Love your festive and fun's ready for the big party!

Vickie Z said...

Bright and beeautiful! Happy New Year!

Jinny Newlin said...

Happy New Year, Jeanne! What a bold, bright, happy start! I've truly enjoyed scrolling through the pages of your blog and catching up a bit. Sorry it's been so long. Life is crazy! And thanks so much for stopping by my neck of the woods! It's always so good to hear from you. XOXO

Claire Broadwater said...

How FUN! Love all the bright colors and this party hat rocks! HAPPY NEW YEAR! XX

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous and a very Happy New Year to you too!