Monday, January 31, 2011

LAD Peek #2

If you hopped through any of the Lizzie Anne Designs sneak peeks (links are on the LAD blog) for yesterday, you might've seen some cards made using a new sixlet, Perfect Phrases. My card for today combines a sentiment from that set with another upcoming set, Timeless Textures.

A friend of a friend recently had to undergo bilateral radical mastectomies, so I wanted to send a card to convey thoughts of hope and healing.  This pink card with its lacy sentiment panel and swirling bling is soft and feminine...the rows of lace were cut out, glued along the long edge to the layer below but popped up along the scalloped edge with foam dots so that they look like the layered ruffles of a petticoat.  May it bring comfort and optimism!

More peeks tomorrow!  Hope you'll come back for those too!

Memento ink
Tim Holtz distress ink
Girls' Paperie striped patterned paper
Zva bling, adhesive dots
satin ribbon

Sunday, January 30, 2011

LAD Sneak Peek!

It's the first day of sneak peeks for the upcoming Lizzie Anne Designs release!  When I first saw the new sets I loved them ALL but especially fell in love with "Bonjour!"  It kind of wraps together my love of my Louisiana heritage with memories of my one trip to Europe to meet my husband when the ship pulled into Marseilles...what a romantic trip that was!  I have a love of le fleur de lis and was thrilled to visit the Eiffel tower.

Black and ivory look so lovely together!  A little distress ink gives this card a vintage Parisian feel!  It was fun to pair a little Girls' Paperie music paper and October Afternoon's damask with this darling marionette image!    I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix die to cut some flowers from the white pages of an old phone book, inked and crinkled them, then layered them with some cut from tulle.  I added some little snap centers and tucked them on top of a bow of sheer organza.  Crumpling the ribbon with an embossing tool adds to the time-worn look (and like regular heat embossing, it is amazing to watch)!

Memento ink
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers (warm grays and browns)
Nestabilities labels 10
Kaiser pearls
SU border punch
Tim Holtz tattered florals die 
Tim Holtz snaps
organdy ribbon

Be sure to visit the Lizzie Anne blog to see what the other girls created with this and other sets being shown today!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hello from L.A!

So excited to be in L.A. for Copic Intermediate Certification today, and CHA this weekend!  I am thrilled to see my stampin' girlfriends, to learn some new techniques, and to see lots of new pretties!  I have been seeing some sneaks, and can't wait to see them in person!

I'll be checking in periodically with news from the show, and with a few cards here and there!  Hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

March of the Snowmen!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual March of the Snowmen blog hop!  I am so delighted to be invited to participate in this fun hop again this year, to be among this group of amazing stampers...can't wait to see what gorgeous creations are awaiting us!

If fabulous card-making isn't enough for you, how about some blog candy?  Lots (more than half!) of our participants are giving away something, so it could be worth your while to post a comment on each blog along your journey!

A special thanks to the organizer of this event!  Lots of love to you, dear friend!

My card for today features a jolly old soul from Our Craft Lounge's set, Be Jolly.  I love the muted neutral colors of this soft and serene card, inspired by Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather designer paper.  IRL it is quite shimmery and sparkly,but that was difficult to capture in a photo.

Memento ink
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers
Spica clear glitter pen
Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather designer paper and button
KaiserCraft ribbon
Sheer twinkle ribbon
Limited edition Spellbinders' snowflake
Polar White Flower Soft
Tsukineko Shimmer Spray
MS shaved glass glitter
SU border punch

Have fun browsing blogs!  :)
Angella Crockett
Barb Foster
Holly Brown
Jen Carter
JenMarie Taylor
Joan Ervin
Julie Ranae
Kim Sears
Laurie Willison
Linda Lucas
Lynn Stevens
Pam Imholz
Patti Gilliam
Sue Pelletier
Stacy Rogers
Melisa Waldorf

Saturday, January 22, 2011


This week's Our Craft Lounge challenge is a CAS challenge, to make a card with a hearts theme. I went totally CAS, stamping a sentiment with Memento ink directly onto the card base.  The hearts lava lamp was stamped on Copic blending paper, colored with Copic markers, cut out and popped up with Zva dimensional dots.  I added a red stitched grosgrain ribbon to bring out the red of the "lava."

It doesn't get any more CAS than this, but sometimes a quick, easy card is simply perfect!  I've been sneezing my head off all weekend, and needed a fast, simple card to get me jump-started stamping again!  :)  Gotta get ready for flight leaves on Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge

Welcome to this week's Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge and Blog Hop!  This week's theme is "Anything Flower Soft Goes!"  Our team is so excited to give you a little sneak peek at some of the products that will be featured at the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association gathering in Los Angeles at the end of next week!

Hopefully you have come here via Jeanne's blog...if not, you will want to start at the Flower Soft blog so that you can see every single project along the way!  (If you're looking for the D.I.V.A.S. oldies but goodies hop, please scroll to the next post!)

We invite you to play along with our have two chances to win a by commenting on each of our design team member's blogs, and one by uploading your challenge creation to the gallery at SCS.  Each winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to shop at Flower Soft.

The challenge will remain open until 6 am February 4th.  **Notice that we are changing the challenges to every other week.**  The winners will be announced on the Flower Soft blog on February 4th.

I am in LOVE with the beautiful new Wild Flowers Die Cut Dimensions!  I adore the layered look of these lovely blossoms and I am SO THRILLED that I do NOT have to cut them out by hand!  I am so-not-fond of fussy cutting!

The multiple die cut sheets that come in the kit  include a ready-to-use punch out oval panel in several different floral patterns, along with lots of coordinating flowers to layer.  I saved the ready-to-use oval (you'll see it on my mates' blogs) for another card because I want to share how I plan to stretch my kit as far as it will go!  Here I used a trio of layered blooms with a nestabilities label that I cut from card stock.  I inked the oval before removing it from the die, stamped a JustRite sentiment (marker directly to rubber) then layered the entire panel on top of the kit's printed narrow "ribbon" border.  I used some old lace and a few Kaiser pearls for an even more vintage, elegant look.   I love how a little bit of citrus crush ultrafine flower soft makes the flowers even more realistic.

There are enough punch out blooms and ovals in the kit to make a lovely coordinating set of cards...and then several more in entirely different patterns!  They're gorgeous!  They look like you've spent hours slaving away with the paper snips!  Not so!  They punch out easily and take only a few minutes to adhere.

One of the other things that came in my box of goodies was some brand new neon yellow ultrafine flowersoft.  I decided to give it a try with my neon Copic markers on this groovy peace sign from OCL!  (so much for getting away without fussy-cutting something! don't like to do it but I do love the look!)  The bright colors really pop against some black card stock embellished with white crochet lace and a white embossed sentiment.  I still have to finish the inside, but my ds has already laid claims on this CAS retro card!  ;)

Just a reminder before you go...there is a new episode of Flower Soft TV every Friday. To register for announcements, contests and specials at Flower Soft TV go to

Next on the hop is Dini.  She's got a special treat for you today!  Have fun!

Oldies but Goodies Blog Hop!

Welcome to the last stop on the Design D.I.V.A.S.  oldies but goodies blog hop!  You should have made it here from Grace's...if you didn't, then you will want to start at Sue's so you won't miss anything!  I am so honored to have been invited to be part of this amazing group!  I love our group's definition of DIVA: Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or Annointed) sistahs!

The only restriction for today's hop is that the supplies we use be at least six months old. problem!  Sometimes I feel like I'm collecting rather than actually using the stuff!  Anybody relate?  With the stash I have in my craft room, this kind of blog hop ought to be a regular occurrence!  I am thrilled to get to pull out some stamps that haven't seen ink in a while, and to use what I already have!    

This adorable bee tree is from Lizzie Anne Designs' March 2010 mix club set, Lucky You!  When I first got it, I found this cute double-sided designer paper at the LSS and just *had* to have it!  (If you look closely you can see that it has little bees too).   Ahem...almost a year later... ;)

For this happy image, I kept things sweet and simple!  I stamped the image, sponged in some sky with a scalloped circle mask, then colored it in with Copic markers and some Spica glitter pens.  I added some scraps of Basic Grey designer paper to create some lush green paper-snipped grass and to carry some green from the image into the layout.  Now, does that make you ready for Spring, or what?!

Most of the other supplies for my card are from i {heart} papers:
Memento ink
Copic markers
Copic Spica glitter pens
gingham ribbon
Basic Grey button
jute thread

I hope you have enjoyed the hop as much as we enjoyed using our old stuff to stamp for you!  :)

Blessings!  Hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ihp design team challenge

Welcome to this month's i {heart} papers design team challenge!  We have a fun inspiration challenge this month!  Just take a look at this gorgeous Candy Shop in Ottawa!  Their photo gallery will make your mouth water!  What delicious inspiration for a Valentine gift!

My jar of chocolates comes from our local chocolatier, Peterbrooke...originally it had only a simple white bow, but I took inspiration from the yellows, oranges, and corals in this photo and came up with a light-hearted lava lamp tag and flip-top greeting to dress it up.

I used a nestabilities die to cut a tag shape from teal-colored card stock, then accented it with Cosmo Cricket Togetherness designer paper and matted it with white card stock.  The lava lamp from Our Craft Lounge's Lava You was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, trimmed with snips and adhered over some scalloped velvet trim with tall Zva adhesive dots.  The sentiment was cut out with a nestabilities classic square.  I replaced the original bow with a yellow silk one, then tied the tag on with aqua blue divine twine.

To decorate the top, I used i stick papers tape to adhere more scalloped velvet trim around the edge of the lid.  I cut a small circular card from folded card stock using a nestabilities circle, stamped the "I lava you" greeting inside, adhered it to the lid, and then adhered designer paper matted with card stock to the top of that.   The Copic-dyed Tim Holtz trimmings were inspired by the dangling pom-poms in another photo from the inspiration gallery.

Be sure to visit the rest of the ihp girls to see what great projects they were inspired to create!


Friday, January 14, 2011

CSS Blog Hop!

It's time for another Gina K Designs Center Stage Spotlight Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from my sweet friend, Cheri's.  If you haven't come from there, be sure to start at the beginning so you won't miss the amazing creativity of the girls whose blogs are at the top of the hop!

We're playing along with Gina's January 14th Color Spotlight video, although this go-round there are two choices for color combinations!


My card uses the adorable cuckoo and sentiment stamps from this month's StampTV Kit.  I paired them with a scrap of Basic Grey Curio designer paper, which had all the right colors for the first option color combo.  I stamped the clock with Memento ink directly onto the sweet corn pure luxury card base and also onto a scrap of ivory card stock.  I colored both with Copic markers, then cut one out (minus the chains and weights) and positioned it atop a heart edged with scallops which frames the sentiment.  I got a brand new Grand Caliber for Christmas (I'm so grateful for this amazing gift!) and I am really loving the depth of the embossing that it achieves in comparison to the other embossing tools that I've used in the past.  

The edges of all the papers were inked with distress ink...certain designer papers just look better with card stock that has been "warmed up and aged" with a little ink, and this is one of 'em!

I ruched some ribbon along the top edge of the designer paper, then added a matching bow and little heart button to unify the design.  It makes a fun not-quite-so-traditional Valentine!  I hope you like it!

StampTV kit "Sent With Love"
Pure Luxury card stock in red hot, sweet corn, and fresh asparagus
Basic Grey Curio designer paper
Nestabilities heart, scalloped heart
wavy border punch
Cutterpede paper snips
Copic markers
Scor tape (for ruching)
heart-shaped button
jute thread

Enjoy visiting Giovana's blog next...I'm sure she has something amazing for us to see!

Lizzie Anne Design Team Challenge

Today is challenge day for the girls at Lizzie Anne Designs.  You might've seen the challenge and my card before, because it was my very first post of the year!  LAD was sponsoring the challenge for the 8th Day of Christmas, and I shared my card and resolution on New Year's Day on The Daily Dare.  I decided I'd post it here again since today is officially our design team challenge day.

My resolution is to be more serious about treasuring my time.  For me, that encompasses a lot of things.  I want to be more deliberate about how I spend my time, to focus more on the time I spend taking care of my spirit, mind, and body, to savor the time I spend with my family and friends, and to do my best to avoid being caught in a time crunch with deadlines and commitments.

Today's card, made with a brand new single, Wise Man's Treasure, from Lizzie Anne, will serve as a reminder of those things...the vintage style will help me to remember to look to the future with a remembrance of the things of value from the past...and to make wise choices accordingly.

So far, I'm doing great with the first part of my resolution...but the chasing deadlines part I'm still working on!  I think that will be an ongoing challenge!

Be sure to visit the Lizzie Anne blog to see what the rest of the girls are working on!  Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FS Sprinkle Challenge

It's Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge #20!  Scallops!  My card is a combo card using CPS's sketch #200 (adapted for a square card)...Flower Soft is sponsoring this week's prize!

I absolutely adored these beautiful toppers for Christmas, but it isn't time to put them away just yet!  They make beautiful cards for other occasions too!

My friend had a wee baby girl just a few days before Christmas, and I thought that this would be a great welcome baby image!  I used some Copic markers to softly tint this sweet scene.  The pink makes the snow lady look gentle and motherly, don'tcha think?!   Our women's Bible study members will be signing this card to give to the new mom and about a whole bunch of motherly/grandmotherly types!  LOL!

If you look really closely you'll see that the tag on the gift says "friend", which makes this particular image very versatile!  Reversing the colors of the present would probably make this work equally well for a little boy!  I'm sure it could be adapted to celebrate any winter birthday!  I absolutely LOVE being able to make the most of a product that way, don't you?!

Flower Soft Charlie's Ark sepia toppers 
Copic markers
Flower Soft PVA glue
Diamond Range Polar White Flower Soft
Basic Grey Hopscotch designer paper
lacy scallop edge punch
ivory tulle
green quartz sugar picks
Mitten Weather button
jute thread

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New TSOL Sets!

Here's a CAS card made with a fun St. Patrick's Day set, shamrocks4us, one of several new TSOL sets that were released on the 7th to club members, available today to non-club patrons.  I used Memento ink to stamp the sentiment and fussy-cut clover, colored them with Copic markers, adding a small accent of scallop-trimmed bright green Basic Grey designer paper and glimmer ribbon to one edge.  Fast and easy!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Check this out!  How cool is that?  :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Another Butterfly!

Here's another butterfly card made with the {stamps} of Life's  butterfly2build...I paper-pieced this profile stamp with Basic Grey Pyrus designer paper, then gave his body a dusting of Sparkly Fluff.  Love the Maya Road pocket for the little library card sentiment.  There were several of these of different sizes in a pack, ready to stamp/adhere, so easy and fun!  I inked it a little with tea dye distress ink to emphasize the scalloped edges.  This reversible satin ribbon is the perfect combo of colors for this paper!  I added a little cluster of flowers with Zva jewel centers to bring some balance, dimension and sparkle. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Music in Color

Here's one more Gina K card that I made for last night's release party.  My design team mate and friend Vicki Dutcher issued a color challenge:  chocolate, kraft, and turquoise.  I stamped the victrola from Nina's Gleefully Yours directly onto a piece of Basic Grey Jovial designer paper, then colored in a tiny bit of the design with a turquoise Copic marker.  There's a narrow strip of Girls' Paperie notes along the side, and I used a border punch to mimic the scroll that appears to the left of the staff in written music.  Everything was sponged with distress ink to warm the colors and tie the design together.

Although it does not look like it, this IS a Christmas card...the turquoise designer paper has words to a whole bunch of Christmas carols, so it carries the music theme throughout this design!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gleefully Yours!

It's the big day!  Our last Gina K Designs previews, and then tonight, the release party!  Can't wait!  I hope to see you there!

Today I'm sharing a card made with images from Nina's set, Gleefully Yours.  You KNOW this stamp set is right up my alley!  I kept this design clean, simple and graphic, using Pure Luxury card stock (white, smoky slate, and lipstick red), Memento ink, and Copic markers.  

Here are the artists sharing samples today!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Another GKD Preview!

So glad to see you today for the preview of another fabulous Gina K Designs stamp set!  To those of you who've been visiting over the last couple of days, a great big "thank you" for all of your wonderful comments!  I treasure each and every one!  I especially loved the ones yesterday that shared how much your little boys liked my card with a dinosaur and steaming volcano!  The thought of that made me smile extra wide!

Today's card is made with stamps from the StampTV kit, Sent With Love.  The kit comes complete with stamps, papers and supplies, but for my card I used some stuff from my bountiful stash!  Couldn't resist making a little scene with this park bench and tree, sponging in some sky and flicking in a few blades of grass.  The images were stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  I added a tiny strip of Basic Grey Olivia paper to bring out the pink of the heart "leaves" and to coordinate with the Innocent Pink Pure Luxury card stock base.  I used a green marker directly to the rubber to color the word grow on an otherwise black inked sentiment.  A punched border of  Grass Green Pure Luxury card stock grass, a few punched hearts, some Stickles and a little pink stitched grosgrain bow finish off the card.

Here is a list of the designers previewing sets today.

Flower Soft Blog Hop!

Welcome to this week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge and Hop (FSC19) – I Love Flower Soft!  You should have arrived here from the Flower Soft blog!

This week the Flower Soft girls are dishing out a Looooooove Challenge!  Make a card in a Valentine or Love theme.

Entries must be uploaded to the SCS gallery and use at least one Flower Soft product (Flower Soft, toppers, stamps) to be eligible to win. Please use the keyword FSC19 and flowersoft (one word) when uploading to the gallery so we can find your project.  Entries will be accepted for the challenge until 6:00 am CT on January 14th. The SCS winner’s card will be featured on the Flower Soft blog on January 14th!

The prize this week – New Flower Soft colors Marigold, Meadow, and Peony Pink!

I already had this cute soon-to-be-released GKD stamp sitting in my workspace, and just couldn't resist the temptation to see what it would look like with some ultrafine Flower Soft adorning those little heart-shaped leaves.  I stamped the image with Memento ink, sponged in some clouds, then colored the image in with Copic markers.  Once the colors were laid in, I applied Flower Soft glue to the little leaves, using the tip of a paper piercer to dab it into the smallest spots and then sprinkling on some ultrafine Raspberry Fizz and some Sage Green grass...I suppose it lost a little of the detail because the shapes are so very tiny, but I still love the overall effect!

I used some Crate Paper Snow Day designer paper for a simple background for my scene.  The heart embellishments that frame the sentiment were punched from a strip that was trimmed from the bottom of this same piece of paper.  I love the bright color of that wispy sheer bow, made with the Bow Easy!

Want even more inspiration? There is a new episode of Flower Soft TV every Friday. To register for announcements, contests and specials at Flower Soft TV go to and then click green "REGISTER" button.

Your next stop is my sweet friend Cibele's.  Have fun hoppin'!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gina K Preview Day 2!

Welcome back!  Did you enjoy yesterday's Gina K Design previews?  You're in for more treats today!  Our design team is previewing images from two more sets which will be released Thursday evening.  I am sharing a card made with Theresa's set, Dino-mite!  It is such a cute set, full of fun images and sentiments!

I used some Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper atop a card base of lemon drop yellow sponged with peeled paint ink to make this happy You ROCK card.  The nestabilities oval was also sponged to create a grassy foreground for the liquid applique snowcapped volcano which has frayed jute "steam" escaping from its top.  The dinosaur was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, dotting with a pale green marker over darker shades to create the mottled appearance that echoes the dots of the designer paper.

Have fun making the rounds again!  See you tomorrow!

AJ Otto
Asela Hopkins
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Colleen Schaan
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Gina K
Giovana Smith
Janice Whiting
Jennie Harper
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Michelle Woerner
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber
Tina Gilliland
Vicki Dutcher
Latisha Yoast - Guest Designer

LAD Project of the Month

Today is a day worth celebrating!  It is Tricia's birthday, and it's my niece, Erin's, birthday too!  Happy, happy birthday to both of you!  :)  It's also my turn to host the Lizzie Anne project of the month, and I have a little trio to share with you!

The newest mix club set has an adorable little fortune cookie image and accompanying sentiment.  We *love* Chinese food and went to PF Chang's just a few days ago...there's always a takeout box of leftovers to bring home.  Yum!  I actually had a little pink takeout box in my stash of alterables (blushing to admit this) just waiting for the right my project is a 4 inch square card, tag and chopsticks sleeve to go with it.  Each of the three parts of this project is easy peasy to create.

I kept the card 4 inches square so I could place it atop the takeout box.  The focal image was stamped in Memento ink and colored with Copic markers (E00, E21 and E93 for the cookie, RV11 and RV13 for the heart). Stamp and color an extra on a tag-shaped cut out while you're at it!

Simplicity is such a part of oriental life that I decided to keep the layouts uncluttered, with some jute-tied buttons and a pretty prima blossom for embellishments.  The papers are from Basic Grey's Olivia 6 x 6 designer paper pad.

The chopsticks holder is a long narrow rectangle scored and folded in half. Mine measured approximately 2 1/4 x 9 inches, scored along the length at 1 1/8 inches, notched at the top with a circle punch and adhered with narrow score tape along the long edge.  The bottom is crimped with a paper-crimper.  Since I hate having to fiddle with exact measurements, I adhered a slightly wider strip of patterned paper flush with the long folded edge, then trimmed the overhanging paper off even with the taped edge.   I made a decorative sleeve from a narrower piece of designer paper, punching a scalloped border before folding it and adhering it in back, then wrapping it with jute and adding another pretty prima to match the card.

To reinforce the top of the tag, I cut a 1 x 2 inch strip of designer paper, ticket punched the corners, then adhered it to the tag with a slight overhang.  I hole punched a small opening for the jute to go through, passing it first through a button, then slipped another piece of jute through to tie a bow on top of the button.

I hope you like my little ensemble!  It was fun to make, and it will make a yummy little gift presentation!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Gina K Previews Begin!

It's time for this month's Gina K Designs previews!  There are some really fabulous stamp sets this release, so it's gonna be a fun week!  There'll be lots of great cards to see over the next few days, and then even more for the release party on Thursday evening!  Hope you'll be able to mark your calendar and join us!

My card for today features Melanie's set, Where Your Heart Is.  This set really speaks volumes to me!  As the wife of a retired Navy guy, I can't tell you how many prayers I sent heavenward for him and for our family during his deployments throughout his years of service, and that is only one reason I chose this particular greeting.  This set is filled with sentiments for just such an occasion, although the interchangeable greetings would be perfect for lots of other situations as well.  It will be perfect for cards for those who serve at church or in the community.  Isn't this universally understood image absolutely adorable!?

Pure Luxury Cardstock (pumpkin spice, cranberry tart)
Where Your Heart Is
Basic Grey Curio Designer Paper
Memento Ink
Copic markers
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Nestabilities rectangles
Pure Luxury gold-lined sheer ribbon
border punch
red rhinestones

Enjoy visiting the blogs of these designers to see cards previewing Melanie's set, Where Your Heart Is and/or Rupa's set, Ready, Set, Snow!  I hope to see you again tomorrow for another preview!

Gina K
Latisha--guest designer

Flutter By!

The first of the month heralds a new release from the {stamps} of Life...of course, this month it was also the first of the year and there were plenty of distractions, so I'm finally sharing a card made with this month's newly released set, butterfly2build.  There are two butterflies...this one (which I paper-pieced) and another in profile, with different wing designs and several fun sentiments that all work great together and make this a really fun set to play with!  I combined it with some Snow Day designer paper and two other sets, getwell2you and kites2fly, to make a happy little scene.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

May 2011 be a year of hope and blessings for everyone!  I pray that peace and happiness fill your home this new year!

My card for today has the perfect sentiment for the first day of a brand new year!  This is the debut of Lizzie Anne's new single, Wise Man's Treasure.  I hope you'll visit The Daily Dare to join in the 8th Day of Christmas challenge that Tricia and Meredith have issued, to make a card about your New Year's resolutions.  You can read about mine here.