Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cheers to a New Year! PPA150



Cheers to 2013!  And cheers to a fresh new look for Pals Paper Arts! That pop of Melon Mambo is just what we need to jump start a new year of challenges. I met with a friend this week who is a metalsmith and creates exquisite, unique pieces of jewelry.  She recently finished a teaching fellowship at Penland School of Crafts. I love talking to her about the creative process.  She said that when a student finished a piece she would tell him - "Great, now go make 10 more!" Creating is an active ongoing process - you are never really done! Let's resolve this year not to be so hard on ourselves worrying about perfection and just enjoy creating!  It's all about the journey....... 

And my metalsmith friend?  Oh she is off to Iceland next to study embroidery - and then to an island to study lace.  I can't wait to see what that inspires her to create!  

Link to her site and blog: www.amytavern.com 



17 comments:

Mary Fish said...

Uber cool . . . I practically hear Jimi Hendrix's guitar. Love the fun circles and groovy flower!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda great card for either gender and I really like the simple design with the bold colors. Lovin the color combo to bring in the New Year too and the new PPA blog badge looks fab! hugs

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the POP of the daisies and the way the dots make my eyes move up the card.
Now go make 10 more…lol

Dawn Tidd said...

Love it, Linda! Those circles are just the ticket for your card. I hated it when the daisy die retired and am glad to see you pulled it out again!

Mike Funke said...

Wonderfully done, Linda! I'm going to have to haul out that flower die again!

Jen said...

What a fantastically fun card!

Nina Dee said...

What a fun card, Linda! What a great way to ring in the New Year with a blast of color! :)

Nancy said...

Wowzer, a fabulous looking card, love the colors, stripes, circles, flower, the whole thing!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your friend sounds really cool, Linda! I am loving these 'bubbles' in gray and pink...so festive. :) Hope you had wonderful holidays, especially with that new little bundle. :)

Debbie Henderson said...

Total beauty Linda. Love all the pops of circular color!

Angie Tieman said...

Eeek! This is so fun AND dramatic! Love it! And your traveling, crafty, genius friend?! Jealous!!

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Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... simply stunning and full of cheer!

Terry said...

The circles really make your card fun and pull together all of the colors nicely.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is so modern and so popping off the paper, just like champagne bubbles! Well done!! And I total applaud your resolution for us crafters!

Sandie Conner said...

Love it! Just perfect as usual!

Ann Schach said...

Oh so cute, Linda! I love how you incorporated the challenge colors! So festive!