Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

"One day at a time"... that's how I'm going to take 2013.  I love New Year's day for some reason... even more then New Years Eve actually.  It's like fresh fallen snow and leaving your footprints in whatever road you choose to take in this brand new year ahead. 

It's a new sheet... a clean slate... a new beginning. 

It seems like ages since I've made a card and so today I really didn't know where to begin.  I dug out my Verve stock and got lucky with sentiments for both the inside and out.  I've staggered the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies... didn't feel like being all neat and tidy.  Button die from Memory Box.

Here's the inside:

I haven`t announced this yet, but I`ve decided to step down from the amazing Stamping Bella design team.  I`ve had a change of priorities just recently and I`ve had to move crafting down the list a wee bit... I`m just needing more time to grow & develop in other areas of my life.  I have big ambitions for this coming year... but will not giving up stamping completely!!

Wishing you all things wonderful in 2013.



Pauline said...

Carla, I'm so sorry to see you leave Stamping Bella. You have to do what is best for you personally. You will be greatly missed as a 'babe'. You are a great inspiration, so yes please continue to post when you have time. Love this card, your layers, colours and all the details - Fabulous girlfriend! Hugs :)

Susan said...

Happy New Year! I hope the life changes are good ones and that you never give up cardmaking altogether, Thinking of you and hoping for the best for you, Carla. Your card says it all, about new beginnings and not having to have everything in a row...Hugs xxx

Gabriela said...

Wishing you nothing but good things throughout this new year. Your talent and eye for all things artistic isn't going anywhere and neither am I. I'll be right here rooting you on in your endeavours. Good for you! Your card is sensational!

Leslie said...

Oh so sorry to hear you're stepping down as a BellaBabe but happy to hear you'll still be stamping - your cards are so lovely!! Life does get in the way of our hobbies, doesn't it! :)

princess said...

Carla-so sorry yopu have to leave the Bellas-you were the main reason I have been following that blog more! I can understand that your hobby can overtake other priorities and you have to do what's best for you!!Take care

Susan G

Debra said...

Happy New Year! Sad to hear you have to reduce your stamping time but life often has other priorities. Hope you will still post once in awhile as I would truly miss your posts.

Vicki Garrett said...

Happy New Year Carla! I hope that you achieve the goals that you have established for yourself and that you won't lose your desire to create the beautiful cards that you do. Going to miss you on the team......

Stampin' Granny said...

Happy New Year! Hope 2013 brings you all good things, Carla! I've gained such inspiration from all of your creations and you have encouraged me on at times with your comments as well. This card is absolutely stunning - love what you do! {{hugs}}

Crafty Lark said...

Just catching up, love your card and hoping everything is going ok. Hope to see you blogging soon. Sending lots of hugs my friend. xx Flora

Patricia said...

Good Morning Carla,
Sorry, it`s a while since I have called by.
Sorry you are leaving Stamping Bella but life moves on, there will are better waiting round the corner.
I love today`s card, the colours, the layout and all the wonderful layers that marry so well together.
Good Luck

Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Me again,
The wording in my post is rather mixed up and should read.
Life moves on. there are better things waiting round the corner.

Patricia xx

Priscilla said...

Hi Carla - don't know how to contact you other than on the comments section of your blog. Hope you get this. I see that your Etsy shop is empty, but wondered if you still had this card (http://cardsbycarla.blogspot.com/2012/11/keep-fighting.html) and would be interested in selling it. It would be so appropriate for someone I care about. Have missed your posts and hope that you are doing well and, like me, have just lost your mojo. Take care. {{hugs}}