Sunday, December 30, 2012

Penny Black Mimi

Penny Black Mimi by judkajudy
I have a box of assorted embellishments, some hand made, that were a gift last Christmas from my stamping friend Sally. The box included this image by Penny Black and features Mimi giving the little hedgie "A Trip". I decided it was time to stop hoarding and start enjoying the contents of the box!  I colored with Copics and added some banner stickers that were a "find" in the dollar bins at Michael's.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Yesterday was yet another dark, dreary, rainy day and I ventured out to Hobby Lobby to take advantage of the 50% off paper pads sale. The new papers encouraged me to ink up some stamps, get out the Copics and make some thank you cards! This striped paper is from a My Mind's Eye pad called Lost & Found.

Have you ever completely used up a pad of patterned paper? No, I haven't either! Sadly, the newest papers get all the attention for awhile and then are set aside when yet more paper is brought home!!

We had a lovely Christmas with family in Wisconsin. There was enough snow on the ground to make the Christmas lights shine brighter, but not enough to cause travel problems. We were joyful and triumphant for the five days we spent together. We were voluntarily bumped on our flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee which gave us each a travel voucher and delayed our arrival by only two hours. Merry Christmas to us!!

It is the end of 2012! How can this be? I plan to take some time to review the year in my head, being grateful for the good and letting go of any not so good! I wish you and yours a Happy New Year and blessing for 2013!

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn Turley said...

very sweet Judy. Glad you had such a great family Christmas. Happy New Year's wishes to you.

Barb said...

Happy New Year, Judy! Love this adorable card! The way you attached the sentiment with a bit of tape is so fun and your stitching always looks fab! Wonderful coloring too! Glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas! Hugs! :)

Lin said...

Love this, my friend, and I'm right there with you on the paper.......your Christmas sounds wonderful. I got to be with both my sweet grands and then later my parents and one of my sisters, so I enjoyed a family time also. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year, and looking forward to more of your delightful creations next year! Hugs!

donna mikasa said...

You work magic with your Mimi stamps--what a cute image! And hooray for using patterned paper! I seem to be hoarding mine but I used up (almost) an Amy Tangerine pad that I really liked.

Wishing you and Larry and Cooper a very Happy New Year!

Sally said...

You create the cutest scenes, Judy, with such lovely coloring and details! I had forgotten about this sweet Mimi image. Happy New Year to you, Larry and Little C! Hugs!

Karen B. said...

She's so cute, and perfect coloring!

Karen said...

totally adorable!!