This week's Whimsical Wednesday challenge is: Happy New Year! There are two wonderful options: either create a card/project to celebrate the new year OR upload your favorite card/project from this year. :o)
I embraced the option to share my favorite project so I wouldn't have to miss even a moment of precious family holiday time. As much as I love creating, I wanted to be with my loved ones as much as possible. Although this is a fairly recent project, it is my absolute favorite from my 7 or 8 months of Cricut creations and blogging. It makes my heart happy.
My winter picnic basket, created for me and my sweetheart to enjoy a lovely indoor picnic while snowflakes flutter outside:
I won't rehash most of the oodles of sappy notes and project details I shared in my original post, but if you want to re-read it (or didn't see it the first time) you can find it all by clicking HERE. For this recap, I'll simply share the highlights. :o)
"You still give me butterflies inside"
The pearl-accented Wall Decor and More butterfly is carrying the silver-embossed message, stamped from Stephanie's With Love stamp set.
"Everything is better with you by my side"
One of my very favorite digi stamps, the Wee Stamps Winter Fairy... sharing her sparkly heart with her sweet friend. Another Whimsical Designs~ With Love sentiment makes this perfect.
"A little treat for someone so sweet"
A touch of snowman-whimsy mixing with the elegant silver-embossed/rhinestone Christmas tree atop the fun snowy pom poms... and of course the dancing cupcakes below. Every winter picnic basket needs cupcakes dancing in the snow! And that sweet sentiment from Stephanie's Whimsical Fun~ Volume 1 is ideal for the yoke of the basket.
Lastly, another Wee Stamps image. She is technically the Silver Fairy, but to me she is always the Angel of Love. And you can never go wrong with a snowball-centered glitter bow made of ribbon. This project was such fun.. I'm thinking I should make another one soon. :o)
Picnic basket template I (mostly) followed: Created by Silvie Z Tutorial
I hope you'll join us this week by linking up your New Years card/project or your favorite 2011 creation to the Whimsical Wednesday challenge post! You can also read up on this week's prize on that post. I truly look forward to seeing what you share for this marvelous challenge. :o)
Be sure to hop on over to the other Whimsical Designers' blogs to see their fantastic projects. Thank you for stopping by today! I wish you all a beautiful day. :o)
** After two days of debating between this and my carousel, I'm adding this to another fabulous "Favorites" challenge! Oh how I've missed participating at CWC.
* Cooking With Cricut~ Year in Review
Key Recipe Components:
* Cricut cartridges: Create a Cricut, Gypsy Wanderings, Wall Decor and More
* Cuttlebug embossing folder: Swiss Dots
* Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Four, Picot Edge Circles
* Sentiment stamps: Whimsical Designs Stamps (Whimsical Fun- Volume 1; With Love)
* Digi image stamps: Wee Stamps (Silver Fairy; Winter Fairy); Colored with Copics
* Christmas tree and the yoke snowflake stamps: Recollections
* Paper: The Paper Company (Winter Whites Collection)
* Fabric Buttons: The Paper Company (Winter Whites Collection)
* Ribbon: American Crafts
* Handle Border Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace
* Miscellaneous: Flower Soft, iRock, Pearls (Recollections), Stickles