Monday, January 2, 2012

NYE Invitations...I "bagged" them!

I wrote my title and then it dawned on me that the phrase..."I bagged that idea" is probably not used like it was in my younger days. Gosh...I am not that old! Kind of like when I realized me niece had never heard "sweet 16 and never been kissed". Oh well...the title works and it stays.

Every New Year's Eve, we invite our neighborhood and friends of the neighborhood to gather and bring in the new year with laughter and good snacks. This year was no different. Making the invitation is a "soul recharger" for me in the midst of the busy season. I need my creative moments.

A friend had given me a summer themed card with a packet of lemonade in the pocket from a paper bag. I immediately knew it would inspire my NYE invite. I swapped cider and cocoa where she had lemonade and I added a lovely Edward Guest poem about New Year's Eve just to get into the spirit of the holiday.

The invite was a hit...I hope they enjoyed the celebration, too. I used Stamps of Life stamps by Stephanie Barnard and Close to My Heart. My inks CTMH as well. The paper was Doodlebug.

I hope the New Year is off to a good start for you and yours. Every day is a new beginning and a gift to be unwrapped. Hope you get some creative time in, too. It is snowing a little as I finish this post.

My New Year's resolution is to blog a little more faithfully(and maybe share it with more than one friend) to keep the left side of my brain engaged...which usually helps my right side stay more focused, too. Happy 2012!