Thursday, December 31, 2009

3 and 8 - Have Faith in Shopping

LOL!!! okay, sorry about the title.. couldn't think of anything else at this very moment... although it's a short week at work, it seems like i've been there forever, 24/7.... maybe it's the fact of knowing that we are only days away from the new year... =D are you excited?!?!? i know i am!! can't wait to start somewhat fresh and walk along a new path of adventures...

we'll be ending this year with a little gathering with some close friends... more than likely reminiscing about the year and our plans for the upcoming new year... stuffing our faces with yummy food and some bubbly... and then we'll line the street (one house up and down from ours) with fireworks and blow out the old and bang in the new... it's tradition... my friends know that besides our chosen dress code, they must bring a favorite dish and a roll of firecrackers (each person, children included) to line the street at midnight... my poor neighbors get smoked out every year... =D our fireworks are usually the last to blow out on our street... LOL...
yah, yah, enough bambling right?! hehehe.... okay so, i finished sketch 3 from the 12 days of sketches at TGF... somehow i managed to skip that one and i'm not sure why... but here it is... i LOVE shopping Anya as i'm a shopaholic... haha! so i knew i was going to use her for atleast one of the sketches... played with an orange and brown combo, which i'm starting to love... but after coloring her, i couldn't find any pretty orange DP to use... so, i stuck with a brown... i did mat the brown DP with orange CS though... i stamped the bags a 2nd time and colored and cut them... added some tissue paper to the first stamped image and then ovelapped/popped on the colored bags... added buttons and rhinestones for embellies and the blank panel will carry a sentiment when i figure out who to give this to... i just love the way this one turned out... i think my fave of my complete ones so far.... hmmm, i wonder what's in he bags?! LOL
here is sketch 8.... i'm not so sure i like this one and have been trying to decide if i should redo this sketch... if time permits, i just might... i like it, but then i don't.. LOL, silly me... i love Angel Anya because she is so versatile... remember seeing her a lot for Christmas?! i just can't put her away... very simply done... rounded up some DP from DCWV... all in green... added both diamond and christmas tree green stickles to Anya... use the sentiment for the Shepard Boy set, and added rhinestones to the flower middles... see, now i'm liking it again... haha!
Well friends, it has been a fabulous year in 2009... i am blessed to have met all of you... Thank you for being such awesome supporters and best of all, outstanding friends who've shown me lots of happiness and love... i look forward to all of our new adventures in 2010... May we be blessed with love, friendships, happiness, great health and life!! as this may be my last post of the year, wishing all of you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! be safe, take care and i LOVE you all!!


  1. Yes! I love the shopping Anya too! You did a great job with the color scheme. It would make a super autumn card for a girl going off to college who needs to do a little shopping first. Keep up the great work. You are so inspiring.

  2. oooooo shopping anya is sooooo louis vittone-ish! i love it! and faith is gorgeous just as she is.

    a very happy, joyous and blessed new year to you and yours my sweet friend. you are truly a blessing to me and i am thrilled to have met you. sooooooo looking forward to 2010 and sharing it with you.


  3. Wow Kris, I really like them both. Shopping Anya looks fantastic in her browns and oranges...Great detail on the know what you mean about the latest sketch, I was working on mine last night and had to stop. Something just was not working for me. I do however really like yours! I think it is the stamp you used and I just love the green in her hair. Have a wonderful day and a Happy New Year. I rec'd your Christams card yesterday...Thank you soooo much. Your family is just adorable...Love it, Lisa

  4. Kris-
    Love your uberlicious...i totally miss new years eve in HI there is nothing compared...Hau'oli Makahiki Hou to you and your ohana...

  5. Your cards are both so cute!! Great job with the sketches! Wishing you and yours a happy new year and I'm so happy we met through blogging and maybe we'll have a chance to meet up in 2010!
    Jodi =)

  6. Hey Kris!

    Great sketch cards! Never cease to amaze me! Take care and have a SAFE New Years!

  7. Love those cards! You are so good about doing those sketches! Have a wonderful New Year!


  8. Just beautiful Kris! How adorable! SO glad you'll be ringing in the New year partying w/ TGF and enjoying the sketches! You're rockin' em!

  9. I love these cards Kris! Shopping Anya looks so sophisticated and ready for the fashion season! LOL
    And Angel Anya is adorable, I don't know why you would have ever doubted how cute the card is!
    Have fun tonight, it sounds like you & friends really know how to greet the New Year! :)

  10. Hi Kris! Both of your cards are beautiful, love shopping Anya, I haven't ink her up for a long time. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas. May you and your family have a wonderful & safe Happy New Year!

  11. Wow, Kris--love how you keep cranking out these masterpieces one after the other. Your creative juices keep flowing and flowing. Am so blessed to have you in my blog life--your CD note holder is on my desk to remind me of your beautiful friendship and it makes me smile every day! May you and your family have a healthy, safe and Happy New Year! XOXO

  12. Super cute cards!! So very fun!!

  13. Hey GF! Love these cards! That first one is definitely a "designer" looking card! I'm so glad we met in blogland and I'm looking forward to more fun with you in 2010! Wishing you and your entire family much happiness, good health and success in everything you all do!

  14. Happy new year Kris! Love the cards here! Looking forward to more fab creations in 2010! hugs, Teri

  15. Sounds like you have a fun New Years!!! I hope you had a fun night!

    Your cards are beautiful. I love the glitter on Angel Anya. Miss Anya is AMAZING! I love how you put the colors together!!



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