Monday, December 26, 2011

♥ A Colorful and Shabby New Year! ♥ {And another GIVEAWAY!!}

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah! Ours was filled with lots of presents, joy and most of all love. We had a house full on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! And I loved every second of it!! Both of my kids had so much fun opening presents and being with the family. Such a blessing!

This week I am your hostess at The Shabby Tea Room. I wanted to do something fun and colorful for the new year! So I chose this fun inspiration photo for you all! It DOES NOT have to be New Year's related, just use the colors from the photo. But of course, if you want to make something for New Year's, we would love to see it!

This week the Shabby Girls are so excited to have Crafty Secrets as our sponsor! Sandy, the sweet owner, sent us all the new Creating with Vintage CD #2 Illustrations to use on our creations. All the papers and embellies (minus the ribbon, trim and pink flowers) on my creation are from this fabulous CD!


If you're like me, every year I say "I'm not gonna do this this year" or "I'm gonna do this this year" right before the New Year starts! And then either forget to do it or just plain old don't do it! You know, make a resolution or promise to yourself! Well, I decided to make a box that will hold all those resolutions, promises and wishes for the New Year! I am going to have every one in my family write something they wish for and/or promise to do for the new year on some journal cards (from the CD) and place them in the box. We will do this on New Year's Eve and hopefully will do it every year as a tradition. Then next New Year's Eve we will open it and see who lived up to their promise!


This box was alot of fun to make. And the CD is so easy to use. So many wonderful easy to print or re-size illustrations, papers, die cuts and templates!


For the frame and name label, I simply opened up the frames in a photo-editing software program, added a text box and resized it to fit. And there you can easily create any type of personalized label, tag or frame! Easy peasy!!


♥ For the Giveaway, Sandy has generously given me both of her Creating with Vintage CD's to give away to you today! CD #1 Patterns and CD #2 Illustrations! All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your plans are for this New Year's Eve! And if you want 2 chances to win this awesome prize, join this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and then make sure you come back and tell me your Linky Entry #! I will announce my winner next Monday, January 2nd! Good luck!


The winner of this week's challenge will win CD #2 and a gift certificate to the Crafty Secrets store!


Don't forget to leave some love for the other Shabby Girls too! ;)

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie
Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog
Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!
Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Have a wonderful week!!

Much love...

52 comments:

Bunnyfreak said...

Plan to watch football with my hubby.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sew and be lazy.

THERESA said...

This is actually a super idea, love what you have done, lovely as a gift too.......:))
DH and a friend is going fishing, so yours truly is going to be crafting with no interruptions, cannot wait!!
lotsa luv

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Hope Santa was good to you !!! ;0) I adore these papers you have used ! The CD looks so gorgeous to play with. I adore your box with the lace and pretty heart. I LOVE it !! I got quite a few shabby chic home decor presents from Santa !! On Hogmanay we are going to my mums where we have lots to drink, eat lots of Steak Pie and shortbread and usually dance and sing our wee hearts away into the early hours lol. Lots of Festive Crafty hugs Kitty ;0)

Naomi said...

I hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas with family and friends...
The New Years Resolution Box is GORGEOUS and such a great idea!
This New Year's Eve, we are going to be celebrating with friends at their house with a get together...should be fun! :)
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Wishing you all the best in 2012!
Naomi
xoxo

Carole RB said...

Hi Melanie
Your box is beautiful.

My plans for New Year's Eve is just a simple meal with a couple of friend.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this super blog candy!

Trisha said...

No big New Year's Eve plans for my hubby and I. When you get into your late 60's, it just seems nice to stay home, have a nice dinner and watch some tv. Hope you had a wonderful Holiday and a great New Year. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

JoanneO said...

We plan on surprising an old friend for his birthday on New Year's Eve. Then on New Year's day, I will watch the Packers play football with my husband as we celebrate my husband's 73rd birthday! Of course the whole family will be here for this happy occassion. Now I have to make some very special birthday cards!

Annette said...

this box is amazing...I love this..

Charlene said...

I'm glad that you had a great Christmas!!! I love your box its so so prettY!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful box, love the gorgeous trim. No New Year's plans here just working.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous box! I love your choice of papers and ribbons! Love the lid!

CraftyLoops said...

Melissa this box is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours and the papers are stunning. Lee x

Jessica said...

Darling!
:O)
Jessica

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

Plan to spend the day celebrating my little grandson's birthday. I love everything Crafty Secrets does. I have followed them for years and they just keep getting better!

missstamper said...

Our home will be full of teens on New Years for a movie night! Lots of fun!

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous box!!! You've decorated it so nicely, its beautiful! And what a perfect idea that your going to use it for. I think I might have to try something like that with my husband for the new year. Happy New Year and I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful box. For New Year's Eve we plan on staying home and having a party with our son's and their girlfriends. We like to play board games. Then, as it gets close to midnight leaving to go see the fireworks downtown, and welcome the New Year with a bang.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Every New Year's Eve our whole extended family go off to the beach, away from the pollution of all the fireworks in Manila! We have a great time with lots of food and swimming, sailing and fishing. We also take time for some art! Blessings to you! patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com

Evette K. said...

Would love to win these CD's for sure. Hubby & I will be home for New Years Eve as far as I know. We live in a rural area and not much goes on around here. LOL Thanks for the chance to win Sandy and Melissa. Happy New Year ALL. ekciampo@yahoo.com

Evette K. said...

Oops....Melissa your creative box is fabulous. Love how u used the embellisments on the side. Great job. ekc

Donna said...

We have no special plans for this new Year's Eve. We play bridge with another couple and if they are free we may try to do that. On New Year's day I think we plan to drive into Cincinnati and take my DH's parents out for dinner. Gorgeous box. I'd love to win these CDs. Happy New Year!
drinckel at yahoo dot com

paperpapier said...

Don't have any plan for the new year. It is stay at home with my 3 years old son.
Awesome shabby box..thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.
Heaney xx

kathr said...
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kathr said...

I Plan on Visiting my Dad in England( I live in Scotland) as it's his 80th Birthday on New Years Day, hope you had a wonderful Christmas...xx...

Rae Ann said...

Hi! I live in a senior's high-rise apartment building and we are having a New Year's Eve bingo night. Maybe I'll win some money to take into the New Year.
Best wishes to all.
Rae Ann O.
http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Dawn, RI said...

New years eve is will include the grandchildren.we will have a table
full of Horderves and we will watch
the ball drop. At midnight the
family will hug and make new years
wishes and resolutions. Then I will take a glass and break it for
good luck in 2012.
Dawn RI

Regina said...

Have no great plans. Maybe watch a movie on TV or having fun in my craft room. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Lana said...

For New Years Eve we go to my daughters house and play games and pig out! We do watch the ball drop at midnight too. Love playing the games with my Grandkids especially, they are so much fun and so easy to make laugh. What better way to start a new year then with laughter and family ahhh the love!! May you all have plenty of it in your life!!
Hugs

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

The box is beautiful! Thank you for your input on the CD. I have been wanting to buy it as I love all their items! This helped me with the decision!
Have a very happy holiday season!
~Linda

Rebecca Ednie said...

I have a brand new baby at home so I'll be staying in to watch the ball drop in Times Square. I am invited to a wine and cheese party the night before though and I'm looking forward to that. I hope the baby sleeps well in my sling! It will be our first outing besides visits with the midwife.

Jennifer said...

Melissa,

What a wonderful family tradition to start!!! :) Your box is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I think writing down our resolutions and sharing them with others helps motivate us to follow through!

My family loves to stay in for New Year's! We have a hodge podge meal of all our favorites and then play games and watch the ball drop in Times Square (if I have my way, we watch When Harry Met Sally, too!)!

Thanks so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful box! I think we are planning on watching my Granddaughter on New Year's Eve. We will kick back and watch some Christmas shows, drink some hot choc, tea and maybe play some Wii:)
Happy New Year!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

CathyinMN said...

Your box is absolutely gorgeous! I don't really have any plans for New Year's Eve -- probably just cleaning and making sure the house is all picked up since we're having a New Year's Day party instead. (We are having trouble staying up until midnight these days so we changed our annual New Year's Eve party to a New Year's Day party.) Thanks for the chance to win. Those CDs look like they would be wonderful to create and work with.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Beautiful box! Great giveaway too! I plan on going out with DH, mom, and dad....providing mom is up to it after surgery.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Your New Years Wish Box turned out stunning Melissa and it's such a great idea!
Of course I'm not entering but I'm looking forward to getting together with friends on New Years as it's also my birthday.

I forgot people can leave a comment here to win without submitting a project, so I will include a link in my next blog post and newsletter.
Thanks for creating such a great sample!
Sandy

Ayelet said...

What a great box! It's so beautiful!
and also a wonderful candy. Thank you for the chance to win.
I will probably be crafting...

Hannah said...

Love the box! Very, very pretty. Hubby and I are very low key. We stay home and pinch each other so we don't fall asleep before midnite ;-) Ok, ok just kidding about the pinching.

ScrappySuZQ said...

I will be doing blog hops and watching craft videos. New ideas for the New Year.

Rufus said...

I'll be enjoying a free day in my craft studio! Can't wait.
R/

Suzette said...

Planning on being with family, playing games and eating fondue to enter in the new year!

Joyce said...

Plans for New Year's Eve? Are you kidding?!? I'll be crafting!!! Having a "Crafting Slumber Party" with my favorite crafters. What an excellent way to start the New Year!!!

And I love what you did with the suitcase, and would love to win the Crafty Secrets CD! Thanks for the opportunity!

Noddy said...

I absolutely spend times with family. Since, school will open soon in my country, I will spend more times with them in order to buy new school uniforms... 2nd 2012 - my daugther will attend her 1st day at school (standard 1).

Maria said...

Fabulous box...great idea!

Maria said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, take care, hugs!!:-))

Cottagerca said...

Each year we celebrate newyears differently..... past nights have been wild....omg
this year its a house party with friends, i will try to behave!!wink wink!!! have a great new year and thanks for the RAK to ring in the new year.
ava

Barbara said...

This is simply stunning!

Kristin said...

My NYE plan is the same as always: Staying home with the pets, relaxing in my PJ's while watching a movie or something.

Kristin

Kitika said...

MAGNIFIQUEMENT!
Your box really caught my eye when I visited the SHABBY TeaRoom, its one of the loveliest project i've seen for a very long time, its beautiful. Your work is truly an inspiration to me. It's obvious you have put a great deal of time and effort into this project and it shows. I love it!

Peggy said...

Beautiful box. Love the patterns and colors. This New Year we will be spending it with family and friends. Have a Happy New Year.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Plan to stay in this year...just me & the hubby (plus our furbabies)...and eat some appetizers & watch the ball drop at midnite. Our son will come over for brunch in the morning (or whatever time he gets up). Happy New Years to ALL! Stay safe.

Liz said...

Happy 2012 now a new follower