WOW! I'm a Guest Designer

I am guest designing for the current challenge at the Shabby Tea Room.

This is a new one for me.

Here is the inspiration photo:
Gorgeous, isn't it.  
I learned a little about my process while working on this card.
 When I first received the inspiration photo a few weeks ago, I pulled out a couple of different size doilies and stamped them with an old SU New Year stamp I have.  I thought I might roll the doily up, cone shaped, to look like the party hat in the inspiration photo.  
I realized pretty quickly that was not going to work.  
I left the doilies on my desk while I worked on other things.  
About a week later, I die cut the Memory Box Twig die and added black Stickles.  I wasn't exactly sure how I would use it but knew it was going onto the card.

I realized that I spend a lot of time thinking about projects.  
I go back to my craft desk many times, looking at the pieces I have made, 
walk away and think some more.  
Look back at the inspiration photo many times, think some more.  
Once the final idea clicks in my head, I sit down and finish the project pretty quickly.
 So I sat down on the 26th:
  • decided on the smaller doily
  • clear embossed a few polka dots and lightly stamped the musical notes on the background
  • stamped the clock face on the doily
  • die cut another twig
  • adhered the twigs only on the bottom of the stems, this makes them pop out a little on top
  • die cut and stamped the 2014 flag.
and there you have it.

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for visiting,



This is gorgeous Angela! I had to check out your blog to see this wonderful creation! Congrats for the GD spot. I am in awe of this card. Stop by my blog to become a follower (if you aren't already) and register for a chance to win in my Jan. 1st drawing. Ends Dec. 31st. Happy New Year! Hugs, Gloria