Here's to You and Goodbye...

We are starting the second week of our current Silver or Gold challenge at Inky Paws!  Sadly, this is my last post as part of that team...and my last post on this blog for awhile.

I have greatly loved being on the Inky Paws Inspiration Team for the last several terms.  This team is so inspiring and filled with wonderfully creative ladies.  I constantly fall in love with their work and often find inspiration in what they create.  And the challenge participants are the best of the bunch!  This is truly an amazing community to be a part of and I'm sad to step away from it right now....but I have a beautiful little 3 month old daughter that devours my time and energy.  I am needed most with her right now and I find that she is where my energy is better spent.  I want to soak up every ounce of her that I can, which means putting the extra things in my life on hold for a little while.

I'll be back in the future...not sure when, but someday.  Thank you to those of you that continue to come back each week.  I've enjoyed blogging but I am also looking forward to watching my little miracle baby grow and discover the world around her :)
For my final card, I decided to give some foiling a try.  I've tried doing this in the past with printed images but never got good results.  So I was a little skeptical when I bought the Deco Foil Transfer Gel...

I used the Bubbly Stencil from Newton's Nook with the transfer gel.  Once it was clear and dry, I ran it through my laminator with a piece of silver foil.  And Ho-ly-cow!  It's gorgeous!!!!  There's no gaps in the foil, no missing pieces.  The bubbles are perfectly shiny and covered...and just stunning!

I wanted to keep the focus on that background since it was so perfectly pretty, so I simply colored an image from the Newton Celebrates set to look like my sweet Cloud kitty...she isn't doing so well health-wise now days and it saddens me to watch her fall apart...but I will love her for as long as she is with me...

I heat embossed one of the coordinating sentiments onto white cardstock and then layered them both onto a strip of vellum that I wrapped around the foiled panel.  And that was it!  Simple but striking.

Thank you again for visiting me over the years!  I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Blessed New Year, and many wonderful adventures!!! <3 <3


  1. This card is so gorgeous! I love the foiled background and I'm so happy you had fun creating it! I really enjoyed having you on our team and your creations were always fabulous! Thank you for inspiring us! Enjoy your time with your new baby girl and stay in touch! {hugs}
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  2. Darling card Emily! The bubbles stencil looks awesome paired with the cute Newton image. Wishing you all the best with your new baby girl, congratulations.