Cheers! – Tutorial #291 and a Snow Buddies Blog Candy


Happy New Year and Cheers to You!  I know I am a couple of days early, but you just might want to make this card for someone.  🙂

I teamed up the Stampin’ Up! sets Viola and Cheers for you.  I am not sure why I haven’t used these sets together yet since they work perfectly together.   So many stamps, so little time, lol.

Today’s tutorial illustrates how to stamp over embossed images and how to add a look of brick to your scene.

But first, let me give some blog candy away.

dsc02207.JPG  I have a brand new Stampin’ Up! Hostess Level 2 set called Snow Buddies to give away.  All you need to do to enter for a chance to win is leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your New Year Resolution is.  If you are receiving this blog update via e-mail you will need to click this link and then leave a comment on my actual blog:

Please no e-mail entries.

I will select the winner using a random number generator on Saturday, January 2, 2010.  Good luck!

Now let’s get started on today’s tutorial. . . . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Voila, Cheers to You and A Brand New Year
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa and Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Stampin’ Up silver brads, Aqua Painter, White Gel Pen, Versamark marker and pad, brayer, ruler, sponges, Photo corner punch, piercing tools, clear embossing powder and a heat gun. 

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Stamped the Chef by loading my stamp first with Versamark and then with Basic Black ink before stamping it on a 4″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Stamped the glasses by first loading my stamp with Versamark and then with Basic Black ink before stamping it.


Heat embossed both images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Sorry for the blurry images.  Nothing like starting the day out with your camera settings wrong.  🙂

I am going to color my images using a Stampin’ Up Aqua Painter and my ink pads.   To use the ink pads to watercolor with just squeeze the middle of the closed ink pad to create a pool of ink on the inside of the stamp pad lid.  You will then be able to dip your Aqua Painter brush in the pool of ink to paint with.


Colored the right side and under the chef’s jacket to create a shadow effect with Going Gray ink and an Aqua painter.  Also painted the tray with Going Gray ink.


Painted his scarf with Real Red ink.


Colored the Glasses in with Bravo Burgundy ink, lightly.  Waited for them to dry a bit and then added Bravo Burgundy ink heavier on the right side of the glasses.

Also added Bravo Burgundy ink to the right side of the Chef’s scraf.


Painted the Chef’s face and hand with Blush Blossom ink.


Added a bit more shadow on the right side of the chef and the tray using Basic Gray ink.


I don’t like waiting for things to dry so I used my heat gun and heated the images a bit just to dry them.


Colored over the images entirely with a Versamark marker being very careful to stay within the embossed black lines.


Heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Since I want to make sure that my images stay nice and bright I am going to repeat the Versamark marker and clear embossing for a second time.  Your embossed images should be smooth as glass.


Masked the floor area with a post it note.


Brayered Bashful Blue ink on the right side of the card stock.


Brayered Not Quite Navy ink on the right side of the card stock, not covering the Bashful Blue  ink entirely.


Be sure to wipe off your embossed images after putting ink over them.  I use an old cotton towel, but you can use a paper towel too.


Masked the wall area of the scene.


Brayered Creamy Caramel ink on the right side of the card stock.


Brayered Close to Cocoa ink on the right side of the card stock, not covering the Creamy Caramel ink entirely.  Wipe off the embossed images.


Masked the floor area again with a post it note and stamped the “A Brand New Year” stamp using Bashful Blue ink on the wall area.   Wipe the ink off of your embossed images when done.


Sponge Not Quite Navy ink at the post it note edge to darken the wall where it meets the floor.


Removed all of the masks. 

Now let’s put in some brick.

Using a Ruler and a White Gel pen draw lines across the floor, skipping over the chef’s legs.


Now draw lines the other direction using a ruler and skipping every other section.


Now draw lines in the sections you skipped in the last step.  These lines should line up with the middle of the bricks you put in on the last step.


Sponged Bravo Burgundy ink around the edges of the main image panel and a Close to Cocoa panel.


Added Night of Navy and Bravo Burgundy panels to the Close to Cocoa Panel and main image panel.  Also added Night of Navy Photo Corner punches.


Added 3 silver brads to each Photo corner.



Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May your New Year bring you good fortune and great health!

Until next year. . . . . . . .. .

Huge Hugs to you,


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440 responses to “Cheers! – Tutorial #291 and a Snow Buddies Blog Candy

  1. My resolutions for 2010 is to be more patient and understanding. I want to slow down and really listen.

  2. My New Year’s resolution is to be more productive in all areas of my life and to absolutely do more stamping! Happy New Year’s to you – I absolutely love your blog and look forward to your inspirations for 2010.

  3. Rose-Ellen Eastman

    One of my resolutions is to slow down a bit and enjoy every moment with my girls (that are growing up waaaaaaay to fast!)

  4. Love this set. I really must get the Voila set!

    New years resolution: To be more considerate of other people, To find the joy in all people, and really enjoy experiences with a new found eye!

    BYW, thanks for the class in Nashville, IN. My cohorts and I really enjoyed it, and learned a lot!

  5. My resolution is to, stop stressing over the little things. Slow down and find more time to enjoy the things I like to do! Happy New Year!

  6. I think if I had to pick one thing, it would be to travel more and see more places and things. I don’t do well on large, congested roadways and it is keeping me from having fun. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Happy New Year!

  7. Gorgeous card! My resolution is not to make one, I never keep them! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  8. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I never seem to keep them.

  9. My resolution is to try and get my stamping area finished so I can stamp more – especially your technique Michelle! And to find out where you got that stamp set “A Brand New Year”. I can’t find that in my book anywhere. So I hope I get lucky this time and win this one! (I keep hoping everytime I enter something like this…oh well). Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. My resolution is to try to stay positive at work. We’re going from a staff of 350 to 110 and yes I’m one of the ones losing my job. I have 3 more months there and then bigger and better things I hope. After 26 years working there it will be scary.

  11. I have never done very good with resolutions so really don’t plan to make any. I do plan to continue to do what I have been doing for the past year–I have vinyl letters on my wall saying “Practice Gratitude” and that is what I plan to continue to do. It helps my entire being. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and creating such works of art.
    Cheryl Sims

  12. Cheers to you too! Resolutions- hmm- loose weight, go to the gym at least three days/week, become more organized, and find more time to create- make a schedule so I can!

  13. Beautiful card, Michelle! My resolution is to do what it takes to stay healthy____ eat healthy foods, keep on exercising, get plenty of sleep, stay positive, and surround myself with positive friends who just happen to be my scrapbooking/stamping buddies! Thanks for all the hard work you do on this fantastic blog! I wish you a Happy New Year!

  14. Lose weight, what else???

  15. Oh how I love Voila. i have to order it as soon as I can. My new years resolution is to live within my means – craft wise. I have so much stuff that I have bought with the intention of making this card or that scrap page and havent . I have lost substantial income with a cut in my hours to 20% so that should give me time to be productive. Fingers are crossed 😉

  16. My New Year’s resolutions???? Ummmm. Well goodness knows I could improve in this department so………..I resolve to be a better person.

    Michelle, thanks for this sweet tutorial. A friend from SCS sent me some of these images and now I know what to do with them! Precious and your tutorial makes it doable for me. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  17. My new years resolution is to spend more time in my craft room and actually finish my stack of unfinished projects.

  18. I love blog candy – even more I love your work. Mine never comes out the same. I will keep practicing if you keep posting though. Thanks as always.

  19. My new year’s resolution is to find a job. After losing my teaching position last year due to the economy, I might need to branch out to another field in order to bring home a paycheck. Great New Year’s card; I always like how you combine stamp sets. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Happy New Year to you too! Love this card and how you brayered on the side. My New Year’s Resolution is to complete all the cards I have started. I love the “artsy” creative side of card making and trying new techniques. So I have lots of card fronts or pictures that could be put on a card…..but the cards are not completed inside, back or envelope. (yes I stamp all those areas too.) So this year I’m going to work on completeing all those unfinished projects and then file them under the correct category so that when I need a card….it will be finished!
    I hope 2010 is your best year yet!*HUGS*

  21. My NY resolution is to put more creative time in my studio. I want to make more complicated things, things more of a challenge. Thanks for offering this nice stamp set.


  22. Michelle,

    I would like to thank you for all I have learned by staying tuned to your website. I am a new card maker and love trying your tutorials. One of my resolutions is to be able to take a class with you because I can’t imagine how much I would learn by actualy being with you personally! Of course I want to loose weight but I really want to learn to play the guitar this year. Now that I have the guitar, I really don’t have any restrictions from obtaining this resolution.


  23. Happy New Year! Your cards and art work are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2010!

  24. To live a simpler life, let go of the things weighing me down and now that every path has a few puddles and always stamp, stamp, stamp.

  25. i am very new to blogging and have been a stampin up demo for less than a year. i truly enjoy all this and have lots to learn – that is my new years resolution: to make great use of the tools at my disposal!! – and to have all my christmas cards done BEFORE thanksgiving! ha lesson learned there…. love your work!! great fun playing with new techniques! m

  26. Beautiful card. Thanks for a chance to win. Susan

  27. Thanks for the chance to win this set. My New Year’s resolutions? To not eat so much, and to keep my house cleaner on a daily basis, and not spend so much time at the computer.

  28. of my favorite SU stamps…

  29. Newstampinaddict

    Absolutely gorgeous card and I love the tutorial. Makes me feel that even I could reproduce this! Thanks for sharing.

  30. I would love to be entered in the drawing for the blog candy. My New Year’s resolution is to not be so hard on myself, don’t over extend myself, and accept myself for me. This includes stop worrying about my weight so much as long as I eat healthy and exercise and taking time out for me. I know it sounds selfish but I am realizing that unless I start taking better care of myself, I’m not doing my best for my family, I am not setting a good example for my daughter, and I might not be around as long.

    I wish you and your family a very Happy 2010!

  31. Please enter me in your drawing for the snowman stamp set. For my resolution I would like to be on time for the couple of anual swaps I belong to.
    stamping sue

  32. My new years resolution is to eat more and gain weight. This is one I can keep! Love your work! Happy New Year!

  33. I am going to try to learn to live “in the moment”. And your tutorial is great – I actually think I might give this one a try. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  34. Please enter me in your contest for the blog candy. As for resolutions, there are so many – aren’t there? First, stop procrastinating! There are so many little things I put off, and with time they grow into big things. Second, be more diligent about going to the gym. After all, that’s me time and a luxury- I shouldn’t have to talk myself into it. And last, indulge the creative child in myself more often and without guilt!!!!!

  35. My New Year’s resolution for this year is to organize my craft room, I’ve accumulated so much stuff that I don’t even know what I have anymore. So I have my work cut out for me & will do a little at a time.

    I luv this card it’s awesome! Thanks so much for all your fantastic tutorials.

  36. Great card as always! My New Year’s resolutions – to slow down and listen to others more carefully, and to eat healthier and lose a few pounds in the process. Thanks for the chance to win this great set!

  37. Such a nice tutorial. My news Years resolution is try to use more of craft supplies. I am going to try and use things that I have bought and never got around to using. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful set. This card is so cute!!!

  38. Cindy Obermeyer

    Love your blog … you are the brayer Master of the Universe. My New Year’s resolution is to eat healthy and exercise more … same as every year … all in the hopes of losing weight.

  39. Another awesome tutorial! Beautiful! My New Year’s resolution is to try more of the techniques & have saved & continue to look through again & again but have never tried. It’s time to break out of my box!

  40. My resolution is to stamp morre. I have tons of paper and tools. I need to use them or loss them.

  41. My resolution is to pay off all my bills so I can retire in a few years. That’s hard to do when there are still so many stamps out there to buy. Love the card – I have this set and I love it. But I don’t have the leetle snowmen and would LOVE to have them. Thanks for the candy chance – Happy New Year !

  42. Linda Peterson

    I am going to live each day to the fullest.
    Also, will be organizing my craft room.

  43. i would like to resolve to USE all the supplies i have been accumulating and hoarding, lol.
    it’s getting out of control. lots of beautiful ribbons, papers, embellishments etc.

  44. I love your share today. Love the blog candy too. My resolution for the new year is to start exercising again. I feel better when I do. Of course the weight loss is good too. I wish for you a Happy New Year too.

  45. Debbie Schubauer

    My resolution is to eat healthier and keep my house cleaner.

  46. my resolution is to make time for crafting of some sort every week. It will be my “stress management” tool. I also need to eat healthier and exercise but crafting is more fun!

  47. Love the chef, I’m going to have to buy him next!

    New Year’s resolution is to send everyone in my “circle” (family, friends) birthday cards! I’ve got to get stampin’!!!

    Happy New Year!

  48. I plan to drink more water and get birthday cards out on time!

  49. My resolution is to start taking care of myself. No more burning the candle on both ends. Seeing my doctor when I am supposed to, not just when I am at death’s door. I guess that would also mean more play time in the craft room, since that make me happy!

  50. I love snowmen! My new year resolutions include eating healthier and staying in touch more with family and friends. I would love to add this stamp set to my collection!

  51. I would think Blog Candy has no calories, and at this time of the year, I don’t need any more calories but I do need SNOWMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE looking at all the beautiful idea’s. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  52. For this next year I want to become even more intimate with the Lord God and touch others for Him.

    Rich blessings to you everywhere!

  53. My New Year’s Resolution is to try not to always wait until the last minute to get things done.

    Thanks for the entry into your blog candy.

    Happy New Year!

  54. I LOVE this set. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win it.
    I Love your work too, you have some very beautiful cards and wonderful ideas. Thank you.

  55. uh oh. I guess then my New Years Resolution would be to READ MORE CAREFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Happy New Year, Michelle.

    My resolution is to help my daughters become more financially independent and to spend more time with my family. I think it is going to be a GREAT YEAR!!!

    I’m looking forward to all your new tutorials as well. Thank you again for all your inspiration.


  57. Gorgeous card and thanks for the chance to win. My New Year’s resolution is to keep using my Wii Fit and not give up. Also, to spend more time in my craft room creating, and practice my brayering. I have so many beautiful stamps and some that have never been inked.

  58. My New Year’s resolution is to slow down and smell the roses.

    Thanks so much Michelle! Very cute card.

  59. My 2010 resolution is to better organize my time and –as usual–loose some weight.

  60. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I never seem to keep them. But I’m hoping for a healthy New Year! Thanks Kathy Hering

  61. Sandy Andersen

    Your blog is the best. I check it out every day.
    My New Year’s resolutions are to exercise, read and stamp more and to eat, complain and worry less.

  62. My New Year’s resolution is to get myself into better physical condition….and to make more snowmen.

    Would love to win this adorable set.

  63. Oohh Michelle….I just love this cook and I think I’m going to snatch this idea and put a champagne bottle on his tray too…should have looked better in my stampmap for this dude.
    And I wish you and your family All the best wishes for 2010.
    Looking forward to all creative ideas for a whole new year.

  64. My New Year’s resolution??? Keep a positive outlook in the face of economic adversity!

  65. My New Year’s resolution is the same one I make (and fail to follow through on) every year: Lose some weight! I would love to have this set, Michelle. Thanks for your great tutorials. Carol

  66. My plans are to continue to organize my craft room, I actually want to pull everything out and start over but we will see, and also to continue with my weight loss. It has been slow this year, but I am hoping it will pick up next year.

  67. Carla (cmsuto)

    Great card, Michelle! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy! That is such a cute set!
    My New Year’s resolution is to get more organized (in my craft room and my life!).
    Happy New Year to you! I look forward to meeting you in March at the Raleigh workshops.
    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  68. change in attitude. Need to lighten up, and take it easy.

  69. 2010 resolutions are to clear some space in my craft room… and to not buy anything else until I have… Gosh that is a very difficult resolution to achieve…… Think I shall have to amend the last part to “not buy much else until I have!!!!” – maybe I can do that!

    Thanks as always for your wonderful brayering tutorials – you have really inspired me….

  70. My news resolution is to scrapbook monthly! I would also like to keep my scraping/stamping workspace organized, if possible! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  71. My new years resolution is to ink up ever stamp I own!

  72. I am not very good at resolutions, but my aim is to make the nest year a wonderful year: stay healthy, love and be creative. Hopefully this will apply to all of us! Thanks, Michelle, for another year of creative inspiration, may the next year be the same!

  73. My new year’s resolution is to use stamps, paper and embellishments that I have; instead of hoarding them. Love your work – you are very talented!

  74. OMG……………Love the Voila set and keep putting off getting it and now I may have to cave in and get it. I am going to really try and be more creative. I also have to start taking better care of me. Have some health issues that I keep ignoring. Happy New Year!

  75. My 2010 resolutions are to get more organized in my craft room and in my life! I also want to do more scrapbooking on my daughter! I am way behind since I started making cards! Hopefully, I can accomplish both of these resolutions! We will see! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win this stamp set! I love this set! And thanks for being sooooo generous!
    Hope you have a Happy New Years!

  76. My resolution for 2010 is to get better ar time management. I work outside the home now and my son is in pre-k so I’m having to learn how to manage time more now than I ever had to before. It’s going to be a battle but i’m up for the challenge. I hope you and your family have a great new years! What a great set to offer as blog candy! Thank you so much!

  77. Love the brick look on this card. Thanks so much for your most excellent ingredient lists–that helps me sooo much. It must be really hard to keep track of what you use and photograph it and create your art…thanks for sharing so much. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

  78. My New Year’s resolution almost every year is to get organized.

  79. Oh…my NY resolution: use what crafting supplies I have before buying more!

  80. My New Years’ Resolution is to clean up!! De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter. I am going to go through my house and start getting rid of all the unused and unneeded stuff. Because, of course, then there will be more room for me to buy some new stamps! 🙂
    And Snow Buddies would fit perfectly into the cleaned-up space I intend to create!
    Your blog is inspirational Michelle. Thanks so much – and Happy New Year!! <

  81. Cute card. My New Year’s resolution is to continue exercising and trying to watch my diet–also to try to find good things about people–especially those who it is really hard to–lol.

  82. you do such sweet tutorials and they always amaze me. My New Year’s Resolution is to start an exercise program again. I used to do it regularly for a couple of years and then got out of it. I miss it a lot and plan to make it part of my routine again.

  83. These are so cute. I love winter stamps. they are so versatile. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

  84. Michelle you never cease to amaze me with your art!! I plan to declutter and organize all my stamping stuff. Thank you for your inspiration!

  85. Mary Jo Morgan

    Thank you for the blessing of you and your wonderful tutorials. Have a blessed New Year, and thank you for the opportunity to enter for your blog candy.

  86. What a great card! Thanks for the tutorial. For the new year, I resolve to be a better person by embracing the differences in everyone, and to be more understanding of my loved ones.

  87. My resolution is to use (downsize) more of my “stuff” laying around on my cards and to quit saving for that special card… they are all special. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cute SU stamp set – love it.

  88. Hmmmmm so many things I should resolve! This year I WILL clean up after myself and keep my work space tidy ( well I can dream) My craft room is a MESS. So I resolve to declutter and organize.
    I LOVE the blog candy set. I would love to own it and never had the change to earn it this winter. THANKS.
    Have a splendid and crafty 2010, hugs….

  89. I have three resolutions this year. I’d like to have a card published. I’d like to be part of a design team. I also have some serious weight to shed. I’ll be blessed to accomplish all three.

  90. What a cute card, Michelle…..the blog candy looks marvelous, please sign me up, one can never have too many SU sets, right?

  91. Resolution: to exercise more! Love the bricks on the card!

  92. Happy New Year!! I resolve to use the “stuff” I have. I also need to lose weight. Love the tutorials and the great blog candy.


  93. I resolve to do at least one crafting project per day. Also make 1 Christmas at least per month so I don’t have to scramble in Dec.

  94. Cute card! I love all your tips and techniques. I hadn’t thought to make a new year’s resolution yet. They remind me of trying to be perfect and I can never live up to that. So I often think in baby steps rather than resolutions. I’d like to spend more time with my family so creating opportunities to do that will be a priority. I’d like to make more cards to donate to the military so I think I’ll try to make 5 cards per month. Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. I love your cards. My New year is to clean up my craft room.

  96. LOVE the card, Michelle!

    My New Year’s resolutions are as to stick to a healthy fat-free, sugar-free, carb-free diet. Piece of cake, right?!? I wish …

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2010! And thanks for the chance to win this great stamp set!

  97. I think I must agree with CYNTHIA and her New Years Resolution. My New Year’s resolution will be to De-clutter and KEEP only what I use! Of course that doesn’t apply to stamps and stuff! LOL! HAPPY NEW YEAR Michelle!

  98. Happy New Year Michelle!
    My New Year resolution is to definitely get organized. My current stamp area is rather small and I am trying to convert one of our other bedrooms as my stamping sanctuary.

    I love the Voila set and never thought of using the Cheers set with it. Love this idea. I also like the way you used the Brand New Year stamp as a background. Very clever.

    It would be great to win the Snow Buddies set.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge.


  99. The people who I make cards for each month would love to have a new variation from me!! I’d love to share this with them!

  100. Thank you for the opportunity to be in the drawing for this great set.


  101. Awesome card! I love your tutorials! My New Year’s Resolutions are to declutter my house, use my stamping stash, and play more with my kids. 🙂

  102. My resolution for 2010 is to live life to the fullest, and of course lose some weight in time for my daughter’s June wedding. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Snow Buddies set. Best wishes for a super 2010.

  103. Hi Michelle, beautiful card-as usual! I would love to win the hostess set! My new years resolution is to MAKE all of my cards this year–ON TIME! LOL!! Wish me luck! sandy

  104. I have to many resolutions for the new year! I just love these snowmen. Please enter me for a chance to win. Thanks!

  105. My resolution is to put things away when I’m done with them. Hopefully there will be less stuff laying around, and less messes. Happy New Year Michelle!

  106. To run a 5K by May of 2010!
    Thanks, Linda F.

  107. My resolution, is to open my heart more. To listen more and talk less. To try to balance ME time along with family time. Thank you for this chance. i would LOVE to win this stamp set. Happy 2010!!!

  108. Love, love this set. Snowmen are my faves! Happy New Year and see you in July!

  109. Happy New Year Michelle and thank you for all your wonderful and creative ideas. They are amazing! Okay, I have two resolutions to complete my 2009 craft projects and to stamp more. I love winter and snowman and I would LOVE to have the blog candy to use on wintery and snowy days.All the best in 2010!!

  110. OMGosh! This card is stunning and love all the details and the colors. You always inspiring me with all your creative MOJO! You always make it look so easy too! This is one sweeeeeeeeet giveaway! I just love this stamp set and I’m keepin my fingers cross that this might be the lucky post. Thanks so much for a chance. Happy New’s Year!

  111. My resolution is to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things.
    I would love to try new techniques in stamping and products I have never used before.
    Michelle, you inspire me to want to broaden my horizons and try new ideas, Thank You!

  112. My resolution is to create world peace and end suffering to all mankind — oh, and of course, to lose weight and to reorganize my craft room. Hopefully, since the first two are pretty unrealistic, I can make some headway on the last two, both of which are desperately needed! Thanks, Michelle!

  113. My new years resolution is to lose weight same as every year and a new one this year to get organized. I plan to clean out every closet in my house and have a huge garage sale in the spring.

  114. Well unfortunately, one of my resolutions is to lose weight AGAIN!!!! Maybe one of these years this won’t have to be my resolution!!! LOL I also want to make more time for crafting so I can catch up on all the things I want to do!!!! Not sure how that is going to happen, but it will be fun to try!!! Alot more fun than the losing weight thing!!! LOL
    Have a blessed New Year Michelle!!!
    This stamp set is sooo cute!! I would love to win it!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  115. My resolution is to listen intentionally ~ to not only hear the message, but the heart behind the message ~ my other resolution is to get over my fear of the brayer ~ I have never used this technique, but absolutely love your work ~ thanks for the opportunity to win Voila, this would be a great place to start ~ thanks Michelle and Happy New Year!

  116. My resolution for 2010, same as almost every year before. Lose this weight! I will add, stamp more to this resolution this year and not keep any candy laying around my craft room. Thanks for a chance to win blog candy. I love your picture. You are so good with your shadows and your designs.

  117. I came here without any resolutions – maybe just to resolve to not make resolutions so I can just get on with daily life and do the best I can with the tools I’ve got! … but that probably counts as a resolution, right?! grins …

  118. First I want to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for showing us so much nice things.
    I love the set and really hope that I maybe the lucky person who can play with it. It would make a very lovely start in the new year for me.
    Thank you.

  119. Oh, I love this set! One of my resolutions is to shop less and create more in 2010! I am so inspired by your blog-thanks for the chance to win!!!

  120. My resolution is to not make any resolutions and take life just one day at a time!

  121. Hi Michelle-

    My resolution this year is going to be to majorly cut back on soda so that I can look my absolute best for my upcoming wedding in April.

  122. Lovely set with cutest little accessories… I hope I win this time. In terms of resolution, it would be nice to spend more time at my scrap space and stamp more. There is never enough time…
    Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!

  123. Great card, I love this set though I haven’t used mine yet.
    Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy.
    I have several resolutions this year. Like everyone else, to eat healthier and with that to take off about 10 pounds. Then organize, organize, organize. Just moving into a new house before Christmas we still have a mess. My craft areas ( I get 2 in the new house) are a disaster. Computer is going, but nothing else. Have no idea where stamps, or pens are at. Ink is sitting here. Should be do-able resolutions, I hope.

  124. My New Year’s Resolution is to live out my personal mission statement everyday of the year and pursue my vision for my life.

  125. What a cute, fun card…you caught my essence – I love cooking, being served and having wine with my dinner!!!

    My resolution was introducted to me at Christmas by a very “special” person…a resolution of sharing without strings. Christmas night, I went through my house, looking in closets and thought…”this is redicelous.” To have so much when others have nothing (funny how we hord like little packrats). So with that being said, my resolution is to share with those less fortunate or having problems surviving. Like most, we are now having problems because of the Obamh economy. I too have lost my job of 19 years (now trying Real Estate – wish me luck) and my husband, after 44 years in business, may have to declare bankruptcy but through it all…we are rich. Rich with friends, family and special people who cared and shared with us at Christmas. With this stamp set (candy), I would make cards to include with each box of goodies.

  126. Cute card!!
    My New Years resolution is to get in better shape and to be the best person I CAN be on the inside too.

  127. Decluttering my house and my schedule are my resolutions, to say nothing of trying to get rid of the extra holiday pounds. Snowmen are versatile and can be used all winter. I’d love to have them. Thanks,

  128. My New Years resolution is to find new ways to be creative with my stamps. Receiving your emails is an inspiration. Would love to win this cute stamp…I have no snowmen…yet!

  129. Wow!!! Love the card. With the holidays almost over I think I will clean off my craft area and give your techniques another shot and even though I never win anything I will keep trying, lol. I will have to get this set and please enter me to win the cute snowman set. Keep up the great inspirations and I will keep trying til I get it perfect. Happy New Year to you and yours…

  130. Super cute card again. I don’t have either of these sets, but they’ll probably go on my wish list next!

    A couple of my NY resolutions are : keeping up with the junk mail (keeping it shredded), and writing something on my blog as much as possible. Not life-changing, but doable. OH—and to stamp more! 🙂

  131. My New Year’s resolution is twofold; 1. to try to make a card a day (very ambitious, I know), and 2. to learn to color better. I am pretty good at coloring and blending, but I can never seem to figure out where all the shadowing should go. I usually have to look at what others have done to figure it out. That’s why I follow your blog. The more I do it, the better I get a feel for it.

    I know that cards are a great way of encouraging and cheering up friends and neighbors and I really want to learn to be the best I can be at it.

    Have a safe and very happy new year!

    Snoopy 😀

  132. Karen McAlpine

    Super nice use of Viola set! I resolve to evolve my card making style. To try some different techniques. And maybe I should try to exercise more.

  133. I guess my New Year’s resolution is to stop buying so much paper, etc, until I’ve used more of what I already have; that’s so difficult, though, when there is such wonderful stuff out there and, especially, just before SAB!!!!

  134. My New Years resolution is to stamp & scrapbook more! I really love the Viola set and all winter sets with snowmen, penguins and the like! Happy 2010!!!!

  135. Thanks for the chance. My New Year’s Resolution is to read the Bible in a year.
    Your work is beautiful. Someday I will take a workshop.

  136. My new year’s resolution is to be more organized and less critical. Kathy Eddy

  137. Wow that sure is a nice blog candy and would love the chance to win it.
    I do not really make resolutions only to break them.
    I live all the time but my rulle to treat people the way the way I want to be treated. I love life and only wish other people would live this way. It would be a better world.
    Life it too short so why not enjoy it.

  138. Caterina Grove

    Another great card as always – as for resolutions, way too many to list but hope to enjoy every moment that God gives me.

  139. I always seem to have a hard time with resolutions – maybe because I go too extreme. This year I have decided to scale down on my expections of myself. My only resolution is to give myself more “me” time!! My boys are older now, don’t need me as much and I need to do more for ME! This will be hard for me – but I am determined; stamping is a big part of this “me” time; I have already signed up for one of your workshops (can’t wait!!) and I hope this is one resolution I can keep!!

  140. Happy New Year and I love your cards and techniques. Some of my resolutions are to get my house in order, loose 30 lbs, make use of my many craft skills and be an even more responsible wife and mother.

  141. Love your work, love your blog, love to win this stamp set! 🙂 Trying to get to one of your workshops. You are incredible. Thank you. Happy New Years! kt

  142. Fabulous card…thanks for sharing how to do the bricks! My New Year’s Resolution…simplify, simplify, simplify…and do something creative every day!

  143. Snow buddies are perfect! We have big fat flakes of snow falling right now. My New Year’s Resolution is to start working on next Christmas now. We’ll see how that goes.

  144. New Year resolutions are so hard to keep for me. But I think a good one for me would be to stamp more and am thinking about starting my own blog finally.

    stamp on…

  145. I have 2 resolutions, one is a mainstay, every year I resolve to get and stay organized. Who knows maybe this will be the year.
    My other resolution is to start each day in the Word. Every morning I will either read my Bible, watch a sermon or listen to a pod cast of a good pastor. I’m off to a shaky start, but hey it’s not New Years yet.
    Please enter my name into the drawing for this darling stamp set. As always thank you for your creativity and generosity!

  146. My New Years resulotion for this year is to lose 30 pounds.

  147. my resolution this year is to spend more time cultivating some new interests…got to keep the grey matter busy, you know….

  148. Wow, love the technique. And those snow buddies are so cute!

  149. Stephanie Perry

    This year I resolve to use more of the stamping/crafting products I have, including dp scraps, embellishments and older stamp sets. All the new products make me feel like a kid in the candy store but what’s the point of buying unless I put them to use? So, what I do buy this year will have a purpose (either short term or long term), and not be purchased on a whim.

    Thanks for the chance to win this blog set – it’s a darling set! Thanks too for all the teaching and sharing you provide here on your blog! It’s been wonderful to follow your tutorials!

  150. Happy NEW YEAR to you, thanks for the offer of blog candy. I love all the details you do on your cards. I have’nt try one yet, but will be attempting a brayer card in the next year, I’m sure I will be hooked on them because I love everyone that you do. Thank you for the wonderful step by step tutuials. I would love this win! I don’t have enough stamp sets now. LOL


  151. I want to slow down, spend more time with family and friends – and spend more time stamping and scrapbooking!!! Happy New Year!

  152. My resolution is to make better use of my time by getting my home organized. The less time it takes to do the everyday tasks of cleaning up after a family of five, the more time I’ll have to relax and do what “I” like to do. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hope everyone has a great New Year!!

  153. I am going to try to take more time for myself and do the thing that I love to do–stamping and scrapbooking!

  154. Thanks for sharing your talent and your beautiful cards. I plan to declutter, organize and stamp more! Thanks for the opportunity to win this cute stamp set. Happy New Year!

  155. New Year’s resolution…OK…I think that would have to be to keep a positive frame of mind at all times and to take time to appreciate all that I have.

    Thanks for the chance of winning…fingers crossed !

    Sue C

  156. I hate admitting it, but my New Year’s resolution is to get in shape (again). Also to spend more time in my stamp/scrap room! 🙂

  157. That is the cutest snowman set since Frosty. I would love to win it
    Have a Very Happy New Year!
    My new years resolution
    To get my stamp room in order so I don’t have to look for something all the time.
    I bought a labeler and I am going to go to town labeling my room! Whoopeeeee

  158. Angela Fletcher

    What a cute card! I just love everything you do, I look forward to it all the time. My resolution this year is to do more stamping. I love SU stamps and have a few that I need to use instead of them sitting on a self……I will get busy Stamping! Happy New Year. Angela

  159. My resolution is all about organizing! I find that I spend more time looking for stuff than I do actually making a card or scrapbook page and this has to stop. Usually by the time I find what I’m looking for, I no longer remember what I was making, lol. Anyway, I have already started organizing my stamping and scrapbooking supplies. I also need to get rid of unused items. No sense in hoarding something you don’t use. It will take me a while but that is my resolution and I aim to keep it!

    Thank for sharing this great card, Michelle, I love this little chef. Thanks also for the inspiration.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  160. I would love to win this snowmen stamp set. I love love love winter sets but snowmen just melt my heart. I am drooling over your chef card. He’s so cute. Here’s a toast to you and all the beautiful cards you bless our lives with. Thanks for being soooo talented Michelle. Happy New Year to you my dear, Becky

  161. OMG I just love this set…. HMMM my New Year’s Resolution? Well I’d say the token weight loss one, but I’ve not been successful as of yet with keeping to that one. Soooo, I’m going to have to say that I want to set aside 1 night a week to go down into my ‘craft’ room to stamp or scrapbook. I’m actually booking it in my calendar now…. Hopefully that will work….

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  162. I LOVE SNOW and SNOWMEN….thanks for the chance to win this stamp set. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas . Also, GLAD to see you doing some beautiful drawings again.

  163. Wow! What great blog candy!! I’m working on those New Year’s resolutions. At or near the top of the list will be Organization with many subcategories…craft space, projects, time management, etc.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2010! I hope I get an opportunity to be in one of your brayer workshops this coming year. Love your work!!!

  164. Hi Michelle:

    Since the rest of the United States is getting snow I think it would be nice to have this snowman stamp set as we, of course, have not had a flake. I live south of Houston in Texas City. Even Houston has had snow but not us!!! So I need a snowman!!!

  165. Stamp, stamp, stamp! That is my New Year’s resolution! Happy New Stampin Year to you and yours!

  166. I can’t wait till you come to Texas in the spring. Love your blog, and the chance to win this great set.

  167. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fine set. My resolution is to get better organized so I can stamp more. It’s frustrating when you know you have something, but can’t find it. Wish me luck! Happy New Year!!

  168. My resolution is to organize my papers and card stock, either using my papers or giving them away and then buying only what I need.

  169. I would really like to stamp more this year. I barely got to do any stamping because one thing or another got in the way. But now that my daughter is in college and we are all settled in, I think I will have a bit more time. Besides I now have a space in which to stamp. That way I don’t have to drag it all out and put it away everytime the notion stikes. I’m also really looking forward to attending your class in TX! I think that will give me some motivation for sure!!! See you soon!

  170. hi michelle,
    thanks for the chance to win.
    my new years resolution is to stamp more!!

  171. your cards never cease to amaze me – you are so talented!

  172. No snow here in Hawaii but I’d still love a chance to win!

  173. Michelle – LOVE this card. I have this chef and I love him, but I have a hard time coming up with ideas for him. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

    ps – I’d love to win your blog candy! 🙂

  174. how fun to use these together! super cute!

    I have a big resolution to try to repurpose more in my crafting. I look forward to this! I also want to try to use more of what I have from my stash……

    Happy New Year to you! 🙂

  175. One of my resolutions is to not just lose weight, but strive to be more healthy in my eating, working out, etc – which should result in some weight loss!

    love your posts and you are such an inspiration! Thanks! Sue

  176. Hi Michelle!
    This is a great blog candy! This will be a great jump start to me and my crafting buddies resolution (we’re planning on getting our X-mas cards done by July this time around ;).

    Take care and Happy New Year!
    ~Carissa and Crafty KJ

  177. I want to clean my stamping room out and regularly do some stamping!

  178. Hmmm, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I recken it would be fun to try out some new paper crafting projects or stampin’ techniques that I have instructions for and have never taken the time to “play” with them. Thanks for sharing your awesome tutorials, Michelle. Hope my name is picked for the blog candy! Blessings, leanne

  179. Great blog candy! Whether I win or not, it’s still fun to try.

    I’m going to try and use up some of my DP this year. I have a bunch of it and would like to buy some new but I’m resisting until I get used up what I already have.

    You have a great New Year!

  180. Hi Michelle – Happy New Year! I was wondering this morning how I could use my Brand New Year stamp and your Voila project using it as a background is just what I needed to see. I haven’t had my brayer out in ages so this is a great time to dust it off. 2009 has been a hellacious year so my New Years Resolution for 2010 is to be nicer to myself and to start taking care of me (with good nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, and plenty of the best medicine — stamping with my girlfriends)!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win awesome the awesome Snow Buddy set!

  181. Katherine Bass

    My resolution for the New Year is to try and send a card of encouragement to someone who is having a difficult time, whether it be financial, spiritual or emotional. A cheery “I’m thinking of you” is always welcome.

  182. love your blog, love your tutorials…looking forward to seeing if i will be able to attend one of your California classes…. there are so many things i want to do next year but like barb( the comment before me) i NEED to keep my stamp room clean and orderly for a change next year!

  183. Happy New Year! I think it is the same as last year, to use what I have…LOL! I should start with this cute chef who hasn’t seen ink in a long while!

  184. I love your work. And I love snowmen. If you ever come to Utah…I would love to take a class

  185. My New Year’s Resolution to stamp and stamp and stamp! I can’t eat while stamping so this will be my new “Stamp Diet” to loose weight.

  186. I resolve to do more art in 2010 and finish a couple of books

    Love the incentive you ring with each mesage.

  187. I love these two sets together! Great card!!! My New Year Resolutions are…to find a fitness program that doesn’t leave me in massive pain. I was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome a couple months ago, and have had a really hard time getting back to the gym routine, everything I did left me in intense pain. I also want to make more time for card making, start scrapbooking again and try more new recipes…I seem to always cook the same things over and cover and get into a cooking rut. I hope you have a Happy New Year and I’m counting down the days until I get to meet you and take your class in Phoenix. I’m so excited!
    Tanya Atkisson

  188. My resolution for 2010 is to remember to take time to restore my energy by having lots of time in my studio for creating, meditating and just playing with my toys!

  189. I love your techniques! So glad to be learning a great deal. Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us all! Love to win your blog candy…Have a blessed and happy new year!

  190. Sylvia Johnson

    My New Year’s resolutions are to create more and to keep my Stamping room neater. I need to work on better organization. I would love to have the snowman set to add to my collection. We got about 4 inches of snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas day and now we are getting more snow today. No use complaining! Happy New Year Michelle.

  191. I would love to play with this set.
    Happy New year everyone!

  192. Good Morning Michelle,,

    Recently broke my ankle so now that I can’t work for a while, I want to get in my craft more and play. Please enter me in the blog candy…thank You

  193. Love that chef card…My resolution is to be more active and enjoy everyday…its been too much work not enough play…Thanks for the blog candy…Happy New Year!!

  194. My resolution is being grateful for everyday! Happy New Year!
    Love the card!

  195. I have so many this year! Guess it’s to make up for the past few years where I didn’t make any. I had a big life change, and am wanting to do some self-improvement to make myself feel better. I’m terrible at sticking with things, but hoping I can work this one through! Thanks for all the wonderful posts this year. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  196. Happy New Year!
    My resolution is to organize my craft room! It’s a small room & totally packed! I can find my stuff, but don’t have room to invite friends over to craft! I think I can organize & re-arrange to get more crafting counter space! Wish me luck!!!!! & would love luck in winning blog candy too!

  197. Oh my…this is just too cute! Thanks for yet another wonderful tutorial…..and the chance at some blog candy.


  198. Happy New Year!!
    Oh Michelle you do such wonderful work. To have all the talent that you have.
    The blog candy you are giving away is so cute. I hope I am the lucky person. 🙂

  199. My New Years resolutions are to get all my stampin stuff oranazied as I unmounted all my stamps.And to loose some weight.
    Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set.Love getting you updates by e-mail.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  200. Hi…luv the card! and that stamp set…still want to own that one too…My resolutions are many, but at the top of the list is to be more fit…so…I am taking a fitness class that has a weight loss goal attached…I can do this…and I will….ty for a chance…cher

  201. Joanne Valente

    Please count me in for the hostess set

  202. My main goal this year is too keep spending low and to make use of what I already have. To be come a stamper and not just a collector of stamping supplies! Michelle, thank you for all your generosity throughout this past year. I have learned so much from you! Best of everything in 2010.

  203. I usually don’t make resolutions, but I do want to feel healthier and be more organized in 2010. I want to rid the house of things we are not using and have more time to create and enjoy life. Thanks for the excellent blog candy…I would love to win this set as I fell in love with it the first time I saw it.

  204. I love your chef’s card. It came out so cute. My resolution is to start doing more with my cards and using all I’ve learned from you and other sites.

  205. New Year’s Resolutions just seem to be broken before you know what happen. So this year I will do what I can. There are health issues to get moving faster so I do know that is first this year.

    I love the candy and have drooled over it each time it comes up.

    Happy New Year and may this year be all you know it can be…

  206. I would love to win Snow Buddies!! My New Year’s Resolution is to take to heart that life is way too short and fleeting – and “not sweat the small stuff”!

    Thank you, Michelle for your inspirations! L.

  207. I want 2010 to be the best year and just really spend time with my children and my family. I want to be more creative. I have really wanted this set but I havent been able to get to level 2. Thanks so much for the chance to win it. Love your blog.

  208. I would love to win this set so i could give it to my daughter for her birthday in February….She loves snowmen and has a large collection of them.
    Thank you for everything you do……Happy New Years to you and your family.

  209. I love this set – I love snowmen. My new year’s resolution? I’d like to divide my life more equally between my job and my family (leaving a small part for the crafting, of course). I’ve been working too much 🙁
    Bye, Kitty

  210. I look forward to every day’s tutorial. You are the easiest and best out there by far. I would love to win this set since I love snowmen and I would always think of you when I use it!
    Thanks for your great site and just being you

  211. All I can say is thanks for giving us all a chance…my resolution…wow have not made one in so many years…………eating healthier would be nice..but can’t say that I am really going to do a resolution….but sure would love the snow man stamp set and then I would be saying my resolution is…to make more cards…teehee…now that was not so hard…really….have a great day.

  212. My main goal for 2010 is to acually use what I have before buying more stuff! I would love to have this adorable snowman stamp set- I love snowmen but only have 1 snowman stamp! Love the new years card too- you always make amazing cards.


  213. Cheryl Williams

    Hi Michelle, First of all you card is beautiful, like all of the rest of the ones you do.
    My New Year’s resolution this year is to stop worrying so much. And make time for myself.
    Thank you for the great candy blog. Would love to have this set, as I love snowmen.
    Have a great day.

  214. Love your blog. Beautiful card ! My New Year resolution is to get back on track with Weight Watchers and take better care of myself. Spend as much time as I can with my Girlfriends stamping and scrapping. And actually getting alot more scrapbook pages done this year. Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year !!!!
    Debbie G

  215. I love geting al your blog updates and those wonderful tutorials on how you make each card. I guess my one and only New Year’s resolution is to use some of my stamping stash and also to ink up some of my virgin rubber – don’t we all have some of that!! LOL Thanks fo the chance to win that yummy set. I can already see ways to use it.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2010.

  216. Oh what a fun card! I really like the pairing of the two sets and I always adore your color choices!
    My New Year’s Resolution (although I really don’t like to make them) is to continue going to the gym. I started somewhat of a fitness schedule in November and have paid monies to keep going through March.
    I would also like to find more stamping time. I have a feeling that would be an easy thing to accomplish if I spent less time on the computer looking at what everyone else stamped! LOL! It’s all good though.
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  217. Lin/Stampin Sister

    Hi there! My resolution for 2010 will be to say “I Love You” more also I need to work on the tone of my voice! Thanks Michele!

  218. Love the card! My new year resolution is to compete in my first half marathon and to eat clean this new year.
    Thanks for all you teach us.

  219. Randy Rimington

    My New Year’s Resolution is to make more time trying out some of your wonderful tutorials. I just love your work and I look forward to all your beautiful ideas for 2010.

  220. Michelle,
    my New Year’s resolutions are to do more scrapbooking and actually put my photo’s into a book instead of searching through discs and packages each time, and to spend more time doing what I want to do instead of what everyone else wants or needs me to do. Have a great new year and enjoy your drawing, it is great.

  221. Fantastic as usual! Love it and especially the Voila’ chef! TFS Nancy

  222. I love this card. My resolution is to get my craft room organized and start using it.

  223. Mitzi Luttrull

    My resolution for the new year is to practice what I learn on your website.My goal is to practice brayering before taking one of your classes.Your tutorials are very detailed and clear.Thank you for your inspirations.I love what you did with the card today.You used many steps but the outcome is well worth it.Happy New Year!

  224. My resolution is try one new technique each week.

  225. Great set, my demonstrator has it and I used it to make a neat desk calendar last month. My New Year’s resolution this year is to make at least 3 new and healthy meals for my family a week, to try to sit up straight AND to try to make one card or project a day.

  226. In addition to the usual resolution of losing weight, I am going to make and send at least one box of cards for soldiers to Operation Write Home each quarter during 2010. The boxes I’m using hold around 150 – 175 cards each so I’ll be doing a LOT of card making this year.

    Happy New Year!

  227. My New Years resolution is to remove clutter from my home especially in my craft room.

  228. Would LOVE to win this set!! Be fun to use it all winter! My resolution is a HUGE one: to lose at least 20 pounds & get in better shape!! Think it will take some heavy-duty stamping to reach aerobic level!! My second resolution is to take more time this year to catch up on scrapbooking & card-making, so maybe the 2 will work together!

  229. My New Year’s Resolutions- Be happy no matter what, lose weight, keep the house clean, get more exercise. Wonder which one I break first. Just love snowmen. Have a collection I put out every Christmas.

  230. My resolutions for 2010 are first to organize my craft area how I want it and to make it more kid friendly because they love to create too, and second to finally start using the 20″ plus stack of scrapbook spreads I have.

  231. I have several…
    1. Be more patient with my family, friends, etc
    2. Pay off the credit cards
    3. Drop 15 pounds
    4. Start the Christmas cards early!!
    5. Organize the house

    Whew – I have lots more that I need to work on, but that’s a start! thanks for the chance to win

  232. At 82 yrs of age-I can`t seem to find much mischief to get into-I quess that My resolution for this next year is to organize my Stamping and Quilting Magazines-I can`t seem to part with any of them-but I`am determined to try to be more reasonable about giving some of them to other Folks who may not have what I have.

    Would love to win this set-as would all of your other Fans-I Love Fall and Winter I`am a lover of Trees and in the Fall and Winter-when the leaves have gone I can really see the Beautiful Tree under the Leaves and all the imperfections as well-Like we all have !!

  233. Thanks Michelle!! What a beautiful card – no surprise there though! My resolution is to not procrastinate leaving things to the last minute. Happy New Year to you!

  234. Happy New Year Michelle! What a super cute card as well-but that’s no surprise! My resolutions for 2010-get in shape, read more with my children and make my SU business more profitable! Thanks for sharing your art with us and for the chance to win!

  235. Wish you and your hub a very happy new year, lots of time to spend with your granddaughter and be as creative as always. For myself I have the resolution to spend more time with my family and lose (a lot of) weight. Working less, crafting more. Lots of resolutions. Hope I can keep them. Thanks for sharing your art and giving us the opportunity to win this lovely set. Bye!

  236. Great card and excellent tutorial. My honest resolution is … no more new stamps for One Year! (yell it like the soup nazi from Seinfeld!!!). I have collected the last of my absolute favorites but am missing only one thing … snowmen! Thanks for the chance to win and a very Happy New year to you too!

  237. This is awesome, love the coloring and shades. My resolution..Not to spend anyone money on stamping –after Jan.

  238. my new years resolution, or should I say intention is to live like I mean it. No more going through the motions – be in the moment every moment.

  239. My resolution is to accept the fact that I have diabetes and learn to live with it, without making my life and everyone around me miserable! I love your cards and have impressed many friends with your creative ideas (Yes, I give you credit!) Thanks, for sharing with us. Barb

  240. Your card is just adorable! I love all the inspiration I receive from your blog…thanks! My New Year’s resolution is to keep my craft room clean!

  241. Awesome card as usual!
    My new year resolution is to use the embellishments,papers and stamps I have had forever and not touched!
    Happy New Year to you and your family Michelle!

  242. Love the card! Everytime I see him I just have to smile! My New Year’s resolution seems like an easy one…and I make it every year but it is something that I feel the need to constantly work on and that is ….. to be the very best that I can be, child of God, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Because in the end, the only thing that matters is God, family and friends. Thank you for being such a good friend by sharing your art with us and giving us the inspiration to do good works with it!

  243. One of my resolutions is to start a scrapbook for all 3 of my children with great family memories!

  244. I love the combo on the card! I wish I could get brave enough to try the aqua painter. I keep saying I’m gonna get one and play but chicken out. Maybe during Sale-a-bration!!!!! My resolution is really a style of life, to serve the LORD, how ever He would see fit. I have a large family and so many demands. But I want be better to look at the demands as a better opportunity to Him, like now…my 6 year old is upset and is feeling a little left out! Hope I win, but if not congrats to the lucky one who does!!!!!

  245. To really use all of my stamping stuff.

  246. I love this set! Thanks for the chance to win.
    I have 4 resolutions: 1) attend church regularly, 2) maintain the health improvements I’ve achieved in 2009, 3) find a new job, and 4) reactivate my craft blog!!!

  247. Such a nice tutorial. My news Years resolution is try to use more of craft supplies.
    Thanks for sharing your art with us and for the chance to win!


  248. Your cards are always awesome. I’m amazed at how you come up with something outstanding every day. Thank you for your tutorials.
    I would love to win this set. Actually, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, because I don’t keep them and then I get annoy at myself.

  249. Drink plain water! I never drink water unless it’s sugared (ie. sports drinks, vitamin waters, etc). As silly and easy as it sounds, this will be difficult for me. =(

    Thanks for the oppty to win… as always, I LOVE your tutorials.

  250. My New Year’s resolution is to take better care of myself and lower my stress levels. I want to simplify my life rather than putting so much stress on myself for everything to be perfect. I also want to take more me time–which includes stamping.

  251. My resolution is to learn to use what I have before I buy more, but it’s so hard when you post the best tutorials ever!

  252. I absolutely love your blog, and the tutorials especially. I have so many new years resolutions. I want to overhaul my life and live more creatively! To that end, I’ve started my own blog (not stamp related). I do intend to work on stamping though. I’ve let it slide. Being that I am a systematic kind of gal lol, I intend on borrowing your tutorials starting way back at the beginning, and learning to brayer! Wish me luck!

  253. Happy New Year Michelle

    Thank you for giving so much of yourself..geat tutorials…I have learned so much!!!

    I would love to win this awesome set..will keep my fingers XXX


  254. Happy New Year. I love your card. My resolution is to do the very best I can and to smile to everyone I come into contact with. 🙂 I would love to win this set. Thanks for the chance.

  255. I am going to lose weight for my health.

    Happy New Years and here’s a toast to you for all your great tutorials.

    Nana Jo

  256. Thank you again for sharing all of your wonderful art work. My New Years resolution is to spend more time getting things at home better organized. Thank you for the opportunity for another great prize.

  257. To get organized! You know it’s pretty sad when your 14 year old daughter even buys you a case to keep important papers in so I don’t have to look all over the house in the many piles of paper. Spending less time looking for stuff will give me more stamping time.

  258. Thank you for sharing this card. I looked and thought “I don’t remember the glasses being in that set”. Then I read that you combined it with another set. I have the one and I’ll have to think about getting the other.
    My resolution is to become more organized in my craft room ~ to use the things I have already bought ~ and to start my Christmas cards in February.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun set.

  259. Happy New Year!
    Thanks for a chance to win this stamp set. It is so cute! My New Year’s resolution?…
    To actually send the cards I make. I’ve been getting better, but I WILL NOT miss a birthday, anniversery, or new baby. (Girl) Scouts Honor!

  260. I have this set and never thought of using it for News Years great idea. This comming year I’m hoping to learn more patience with myself when time flies and I can’t get everything done so I need to learn to not sweat the small stuff better. Happy New Year from PA, Linda

  261. What a cute stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win it. Besides starting a diet again my New Year’s resolution will be to keep my stamp area reasonably clean!!! I hope it’s not a losing proposition. You are so very talented. I just love looking at your work.
    Thanks again and Happy New Year.

  262. Happy New Year, Michelle!
    I love snowmen and would love to win this set; but not for me, for my oldest granddaughter (she’s 9). She also loves to stamp; we have a great time together making cards…most recently Christmas cards. She could get an early start for next year! Thanks for the chance and for all the inspiration.
    A safe, healthy, and happy new year,

  263. Happy New Year Michelle! Thank you for all you have done this year and for sharing all your cards with us. I love snowmen and I would love to win this set, thanks for the chance to win! Joyce Arbogast

  264. Lisa Whittemore

    Wow as usual. The brick idea is so unique and I love the look. I love snowmen and would love to win this set. You have a very inspiring and educational website. I love your tutorials they are all so easy to understand.
    Thanks for all the time you spend doing this.

  265. My resolution is to take time for me! I never get to scrap!!!

  266. I have two conflicting resolutions.
    !. Lose weight (AGAIN). This is because my knees hurt and I truly am at an unhealthy weight.
    2. Stop obsessing about my weight and being so upset and unhappy about it. Although I want to lose weight, I also want to learn to be happy with myself.

    Now if someone could help me learn out to lose weight — and learn to do it in a way that doesn’t feel like a punishment LOL!

  267. I’m not very good with keeping resolutions, but I plan to clean out ALL my closets. (something I should do every year) I love this card. Thanks for a chance to win this cute stamp set.

  268. Happy New Year! I just love your blog. My hope for the new year is to work smarter, not harder, to get a handle on my health and to enjoy life.
    Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp set!

  269. Fabulous card! Does he serve spaghetti too?? It’s almost suppertime here! My resolution is to stamp more & eat less!!

  270. Becky Blackburn

    My new years resolution, is to win more drawings and raffles and giveaways! so let this be the year that I stick to my resolution! so help me out and pick my name!!!!!! Becky

  271. Shelly Schmidt

    What is your New Year Resolution Michelle??? I want to continue to send boxes to soldiers in Iraq each month and want to try to be more productive- less time blogging! Well, I will still be sure to stop by your blog….. i hope you have a fabulous New Years!!!

  272. one of my new year’s resolutions is to make more time to stamp for fun. thank you for your tutorials which always make it fun!

  273. my resolution is to stop snacking after supper. thanks for all your work you share with us

  274. My resolution is to make time for me to stamp, to re-connect with friends and to just spend time with my children. I intend to “sweat less over the little stuff” and make each day special in case it is my last.

  275. Oh, this is the cutest card I have ever seen with this set! You have such fabulous ideas! My resolution for the year would be to get cards out on time. I made it through August this year, so I have some improvement to look forward to! (What is really amazing is to get cards made and have them sit in a pile for 2 months or so! Why do I do that????) Cute snowman set- I love snowmen!

  276. Michelle! Great card and sweet blog candy. My resolution is to actually get the cards that make into the mail timely. Have a great New Year!

  277. I love the “brick work” on your card – I always learn so much from you! New Year Resolution #1 is to exercise more. After that, organization will be my focus (like unmounting my stamps).

    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!!!

  278. You just make that look so easy! lol, love the tut, gotta’ try it. For the new year I need to stay organized, put my stuff away every day!, and play in more challenges….of course doing all this while I’m havin’ fun!

  279. Love your card!! The bricks are a great addition. Thanks for sharing!!

  280. I no longer make resolutions – since I can’t remember ever keeping them. 😉

    Love how you made the bricks. Thanks for a chance to win.

  281. Wow, what a lot of comments!

    My New Year’s resolution is to find a new job that makes me happy, not just pays the bills. For too many years to count I’ve always done a job that doesn’t make me want to go to work. You think it’s out there?


  282. Pauline Campbell

    Great blog candy as always! My resolution is to get my ideas out of my head and onto the paper!!

  283. Can I enter even if I don’t make New Year’s resolutions? I would never keep them, so don’t want to set myself up for failure. I love, love LOVE the snowmen in the blog candy set so would love to win it.

    Great card, as always.

  284. Lynnor aka icensheba on SCS

    Awesome tutorial…I learn something new every time I read one!!! My New Year’s resolution is to not work 11 hours days when I’m only getting paid for 8!! Now I just have to figure out how to do that!! LOL!!

  285. Love the Cheers to you card. Very cute. Voila is one of my favorite sets. I would love to have the the blog candy set. My resolution is to try and become a cleaner stamper! I’m the worst. Everytime I create something it looks like a bombs gone off in my stampin room………….terrible!

  286. As always, your work is very inspiring. My New Years resolution is to clean up my stamp room and get rid of things I don’t use. Also to clean out my closets of old clothes that I will likely never wear. Thanks for running another blog candy. Pls throw my name in the hat.

  287. Peggy Parenteau

    Thanks for the chance to win this great set! My husband & I are buying a tread mill to help us both loose weight! Happy New Year.

  288. Thanks for your tutorials and I would love to win this snowman set. Thanks again and I look forward to your instructions in 2010.

  289. Love this card! Your colouring/shading/sponging abilities fill me with awe. 🙂 My resolution? I don’t officially make any, but I’m going to try to love food a little less for awhile. 😛 My stamping resolution is to be more experimental! If it doesn’t work… it’s only paper, ink and a little time. P.S. Pick me, random number generator!!!

  290. I don’t tend to make resolutions, but if I did it would be to tell people more frequently what they mean to me. Oh yes, and to clean up my craft room! Thanks for a great year of tutorials. I’m looking forward to more in 2010! Thanks for the chance at the snowman set. I really love snowmen!
    Happy New Year!

  291. My New Year’s resolution is to watch my weight better then I have this past year so I can hopefully be around for my children and grandchildren for many more productive years.

  292. My New Years resolution is to do more of what I love. Stamp!

  293. Lovely card. You are sooooo talented. My resolution…… make more time to stamp.

  294. Melodie Marrow

    My New Year’s resolution is to get next years Christmas cards made before November. We just get too busy around Christmas time we barely have time to address the cards let alone make them at that time. Would love to use this stamp set to accomplish this resolution. : ) Happy New Year!

  295. My New Years Resolution is to not let all the small stuff get to me and to make more time for my creative inner me to come out and play more. Already thinking about party invites to make and birthday cards and Christmas cards heck there is 360 days until Christmas.

  296. I normally don’t make resolutions and today I heard someone on the PATH radio station that in an of itself was a resolution. So my New Year’s resolution is that I am going to get Birthday cards made and given to members of my family this year.

  297. Danielle Barton

    Thanks for the chance to win such great blog candy!!! My New Years resolution is to stop holding on to so much crap and get organized. My craft room is constantly in a state of mess and it’s because I have so much stuff! So instead of just putting stuff in a pile, I resolve to put it where it belongs. Also, no more buying craft stuff until I actually need it or run out of it! So basically, no more buying ribbon for the next 5 years! LOL!

  298. I learn so much from you about color combos and techniques. the Voila! card for New Year’s is no exception. I would love to receive those cute little snowmen in the blog candy give-away. thanks for making it available.

  299. oops forgot the resolution: make more time to stamp and keep organized, which will actually give me more time to stamp, yes?

  300. Hi Michelle,

    Happy New Year. My New Year’s Resolution is actually a pretty fun thing. I am going to USE more of my stamping inventory to create gifts for all of the occassions I normally give a gift. I love home made things, and most all of my friends enjoy a homemade gift rather than a purchased one.

    I love the Blog Candy…..I could really create some cute snowmen cards with that set. Thanks for being so generous and including me in the give away.

    AKA Gramma Banana

  301. I love your tutorials! My resolution is to make more cards this year and start earlier on home-made Christmas presents for 2010!

  302. Karen Saalfield

    Oh. Michelle what an adorable card. I can’t wait to try it, but will make it a birthday card.
    My New Year’s resolution is to not procrastinate. I’ve put so much off & then have no time to complete my intended project, be it stamping, cross stitching, or cleaning. I vow to over come my last minute deadlines.
    I’d love to win your blog candy.

  303. Love the snowman stamp set. It’s very appropriate for the winter wonderland where I live. Received 8+ inches of snow two days ago! Resolutions? Craft everyday, organize my space and my time, try to finish the crafts I have started (I’ll need to live to 125!!), be a better friend, and get my husband and myself healthier. Worthy goals all. Thanks for the chance to win this great stamp set.

  304. I love this card. My resolution is to clean up after myself. I’m now looking at the post christmas disaster sitting on my craft desk. Fridays is the day. Great blog candy, I’d love to win it

  305. Hmmm….my New Year’s resolution….I try not to make them. Though I have good intentions, I can rarely stick to them. This year it is my intention to work on using more of my stashes, both cardmaking supplies and quilting fabrics, not just collecting more. There are so many projects just waiting to happen. Wish me success on this “resolution!”

  306. My New Years resolution is a typical one, to loose weight. I always think it may happen this year. I don’t think I will ever give that one up. Cute card by the way, again another treat reading your blog. Hope I win. I am a sucker for snowmen.

  307. Maybe 300+ is my lucky number! I have wanted this set since the mini came out.

    My new years resolution is to be happy and not let others steal that happiness from me.

  308. I don’t make resolutions, ’cause they’re too easy to break, but if I did, I’d make make ten Christmas cards every month. Then MAYBE next year I could get them out on time. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Happy New Year!

  309. AnnMarie Pszybylski

    THIS will be the year I get healthy, organize my ‘studio’ and have a date morning each Friday with the hubby at the movie before noon when the twins are in school. Thank you for sharing your fantabulous creations with all of us for inspiration.
    Stay well,

  310. Linda Shattuck

    My new years resolution this year is going to be to fight hard. I am totally disabled from a car accident, me being the middle person, so I got hit from in front and in back. Now I walk with a cane, and I have a really hard time, and the pain is unbearable! So I need to keep fighting, I am only 43 years old, I cant give up, I have 2 wonderful kids to be here for, so I will fight, only harder! Happy New Years All! BTW, I love your tutorials, they are so amazing, and you make it look so darn easy!

  311. I vow to get out that sewing machine and us it on some cards that are just crying for some stitching! And to color more with my kids, so simple and fun…especially with Copics!

  312. My New Year’s Resolution is to get more organized so I can spend more time stamping and creating. Your step by step tutorials are really amazing and so easy to follow – thanks!

  313. I am going to be more organized.

  314. I am still plugging away de-junking my house. I’ve been at it for 6 months already and it’s SLOW work when you hold down a full-time job and are a demonstrator too. I’m making great progress though and I WILL keep at it.


  315. As always your art is spectacular and you know how to teach your techniques over the internet. What a gift you give us. My resolution is to get rid of lots of “stuff” that I really don’t need anymore and put my genealogy information in a form for sharing. Hope I’ll be included in the drawing. Again thanks for all you do for us and the best to you in the new year!

  316. …my New Years resolution is to start making my 2010 Christmas cards much earlier!

  317. Hi Michelle,

    Cute many steps involved. Wow!

    I don’t usually make New Years Resolutions. I just like to take each year one day at a time. I try to learn to live and let live. Try to not stress to much about the little things in life that bother me and appreciated the more important things, like my family, friendship, work relationships with my clients and relationship with God. But again, it’s not really a resolution per say, it’s just what I like to strive for every day.

    Happy New Year to you and your family,


  318. Since I always break my new year’s resolutions I thought this year my resolution would be to not have a new year’s resolution …. wait, I just broke my resolution didn’t I?? Oh, well, better luck next year…

  319. My new year resolution would be to add more exercise into my schedule.

    Happy New Year to you and your family. May you have a healthy new year.

  320. I resolve to use the supplies I have before buying more…to make my husband happier! BUT, new stamp sets are a MUST-especially the new SU clings!!! And of course..lose weight, always…I’m getting there! LOVE this card and of course really would love to have this hostess set…so many ideas! Thanx for all your help Michelle!HAPPY NEW 2010 to ALL!!!

  321. My New Years resolution is usually the same, exercise more and eat healthier. Maybe I can stick with it this year!

  322. My resolution or goal for this new year, is to have better time management. So I can enjoy my crafting more. And to change our diets to eat healthier.


  323. Love the card!
    My New Years resolution is to use my supplies!
    Thanks for a great and inspiring year!
    Happy New Year!

  324. Bernice Wright

    Happy New Year to you and may it be your best one yet. I’ve always liked that chef – and the accessories to put on the tray. My new year’s resolution is to take more time to get organized and stay that way – at least for a little while. And another one is to make more cards with the stamp sets that I continue to collect, and not use. I hope I win the snowmen set – I absolutely adore it – it’s so sweet. Love all the cards you continue to make. You give me inspiration, Michelle.
    Thanks – Bernice

  325. My New Years’ resolution is to not spend QUITE so much moola on stamps! (yeah right!) So I could **really** use a free set! 🙂 Thanks!

  326. LOVE the’ snowbuddies’. I am going to attempt to get more exercise. I know not original but too much sitting stamping is not good for me!!

  327. Love the snowmen and LOVE for this set to be mine!

  328. I am going to try and be calmer this year.

  329. No real resolutions yet–plenty of possibilities for improvement,though!

  330. Barbara Widney

    My resolution is to try to stress out less, and get my stamping area finished reorganizing. Love your work. Totally creative.

  331. This chef set and his accessories are one of my favorites on my wish list, it is nice to see you make something inspirational with him! The snowman blog candy set is also charming – thanks for the opportunity!

  332. Ooooh, I would love to have this snowman set! My resolution is to get my craft area really organized. Wish me luck!

  333. Karen Neugebauer

    My New Year’s resolution is to be more active, and to find more time for stamping. I have a beautiful craft room that feels neglected. After working all day, I come home exhausted and usually turn in very early. Being a cancer survivor, I guess it is still taking a lot out of me. I vow to stay up later and go to my craft room for at least an hour a night…….

  334. Mary Ann Daugherty

    My new years resolution is to organize my stamp room so I can find things and teach my grand daughters how to make cards so we can have even more fun together and to live life to the fullest with my family. Thanks for the chance to win this set. I don’t have it yet and would truely love to have it as I see so many things I can do with this set. Have a Happy New Year!

  335. eating healthy to lose weight and exercising are my top priority for 2010. Happy new year, Michelle.

  336. Rockin Robin Caldwell

    What a cute set!! I’d love to win it as blog candy. I have several resolutions for this year…but what I am going to focus on is to “get rid of things that aren’t working in my life”. By that, I mean things that are causing me to be stressed or unhappy with the way my life is going. I guess this year I am going to take control of my life and be the best I can be. I already started by quitting smoking…a week ago today…man, this is really, really hard!!! Wish me luck. Hisses, Rockin Robin Caldwell (stampinsavage at yahoo dot com)

  337. of course i want to win.
    a happy new year to you too.
    thanks for all inspiration.

  338. Marlene Jameson

    My husband and I have spent this week building a craft corner for me:-). I can’t wait to spend time in it, and hopefully I’ll be using your new snowman set!!!! My daughter just got a new job close to home, so she’s moving back home after 6 years. My New Year’s resolution is to spend quality time with my family and get back on track with a healthier lifestyle. I’ve made many of your cards, totally enjoyed your class in New York this year and look forward to new inspiration daily!!!

  339. Leslie Caponey

    My New Year’s resolution is to enjoy my daughters wedding, not to totally stress out over it!

    Thanks for all your tutorials.

  340. My New Year’s resolution is to keep a positive outlook on life. Love your blog. Your talent is greatly admired. Thank you and keep creating.
    Dawn H

  341. My New Year’s resolution is to “use what I have” because I have so much paper, stamps, etc. that I have not used. It has become something of an addiction and I need to curb the spending. I love the snowman set.

  342. Along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle – diet & exercise, I want to be sure to do something for someone everyday – big or small.
    Thank you for the blog candy and may you have a wonderful 2010 – I really enjoy your blog.

  343. Yet another great tutorial! Thank you! Please enter me in the blog candy drawing.

  344. My Ny’s resolution is to go to God’s Weigh at the church and concentrate on changing my eating habits, again; but not again for God’s Weigh. Prayers needed. Love your blog! Beautiful card.

  345. I just love this set , I could do so much with these snowmen….I just love all the work you do..Thanks for all the ideas..

  346. I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions. The one thing I am going to try to do this year is make a Christmas card a week and use all of my Christmas stamps. I love Christmas stamps and have a ton. By the end of the year all of my Christmas cards will be done. Happy New Year to you Michelle.

  347. What a fabulous tutorial…i never would of thought of putting those 2 sets together but it looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance at snowbuddies! {SMILES}

  348. My New Year’s resolution is to exercise more and stamp more!! Thanks for all your inspiration. Happy New Year!

  349. Great tutorial!!! My resolution for the new year is to get my scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies organized and to make at least 2 card per week. This is my first time doing the candy blog so I’m not sure how it really works. Thanks for all your great tutorials this year it has really inspired me and taught me some new techniques. Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and have a Happy New Year!

  350. I am hoping to make more time for stamping…….as I love it sooooo much….and don’t always find the time to do it. I sure hope I win this cute stamp set. Thank you for all of your inspiration!!

  351. I do want that blog candy stamp set…so my “resolution” is to REALLY try to get good exercise each week. This is really going to be important for me since I’m going to be preggo all the way until August! I am determined to keep my weight gain in the 25-35 range…not the 45-50 it was with my son! Oy!

    Love your card! i really need to try to embossed more images…

  352. The new year’s resolution is to get back to eating more healthy, trying to lose weight (for an upcoming trip in August) to better enjoy sightseeing and doing events on an Alaskan cruise. And, to push getting more scrapbooking and stamping done!!!!

  353. Michelle Foster

    I would love to win this candy….I want candy…isn’t there a song like this?? Thanks for the chance Michelle!

  354. Cool Candy and a great tutortial too. Love your New Year’s card and thank you for the chance to win!

  355. I love your blog. My new years resolution is to lose at least 30 lbs and work on my sale I would love to earn a trip.

  356. Candy Heathman

    I just love your blog. Can’t wait for the next tutorial or card that you are going to put up!!

    Since my name is Candy, I would just love this blog Candy!! Never got far enough to earn this Stamp Set!

    Thanks for all you do!

  357. Hi Michelle
    My new year’s resolution is to loose weight. My daughter had a stroke two years ago and was on larger doses of steroids to reduce the swelling in her brain. As a reuslt the steroids had several meals on her body. So, I have spent a lot of time in hospitols (sitting) or waiting for her (sitting) while in rehab. She has already had four surgeries and the fifth one is coming up in January. Snowmen are my favorite winter stamps and I would LOVE to have this blog candy. I have had my eyes on it for some time.
    Thank you for all the work you do to help so many of us learn.

  358. Oh Michelle! What a great idea – to share all of our New Year’s plans!

    New Year’s is my very special favorite holiday because it is a time to let go of the previous year and plan for a beautiful new year full of beginnings. This year I took off a couple days to get a 5-day weekend and I’m spending a lot of time planning my goals for 2010. I never make resolutions, just plans. I’m not finished with my planning process yet, but here are a few items I know for sure…

    Make time each week to stamp creatively, including participating in challenges.
    Organize my new craft closet. (My boyfriend built new closet organizers for me for xmas!)
    Eliminate soda drinking. (I drink about 2-4 a week, but it’s too much for me.)
    Go on a big wonderful vacation (maybe Hawaii or Australia).

    thanks Michelle ! Happy New Year!

  359. Hi, Michelle.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work and tutorials! I’ve learned so many cool things here. Thank you also for the blog candy!!! I hope I win.

    My New Year’s resolution is to be more organized, especially my desk, lol. Be more creative and bake more! I love baking. God Bless You. Have a great day. 🙂

    ~Norma Jean

  360. Stamp more, complain less.

  361. My new years resolution is to try to be much more patient with my children. Lately they have just been driving me insane!!

  362. My New Year’s resolution is to create more Michelle Zindorf inspired cards! I’ve saved all your tutorials in a special folder and I WILL do more this year. Thanks for the chance to win this stamp set. I love it.

  363. I love the site. I am always motivated to do more and learn more when I visit your site. I think I am going to make that one of my resolutions this year and learn and do more stamping and crafts!

  364. What a creative way to use ‘the chef’!! My resolution is to try and be more organized–in life, my job, and (of course) stamping… day at a time. Happy new year and thanks for your inspiration!

  365. Another great tutorial – thanks. My new year resolution is stay committed to a healthy lifestyle and spend as much time as I can with family.

  366. As with all of your tutorials, I am inspired. So, for my resolution, I will make something everyday, even if it is an element for something to be used later. Happy New Year everyone!

  367. Love, love, love this card and the technique you’ve used.
    One of my resolutions is to send more cards. I make piles of cards, but don’t always share them. So… less email and more cards by snail mail.
    Hope y’all have a happy, healthy New Year.

  368. That is the cutest Stampin Up Snowman set I’ve seen in the 10 years I’ve known about stampin’ up. I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. I hope you have a blessed new year.

  369. My resolution for 2010 is to get a job!! Happy Healthy New Year Everyone!

  370. HMMMMM my New Year’s Resolution…..I hate doing these because I never seem to follow through, but I do have a couple of things I want to improve on. 1. I want to start walking again and I want to QUIT SMOKING!!!! Such a horrible habit and soooo expensive!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  371. I resolve to lose weight next year. I know that is an old cliche resolution, but it needs to happen. I’m not getting any younger!

  372. my new years resolution is to remember to enjoy my time with my kids every day, every hour!

  373. My resolution is to prepare more cards, consistently, to send to Operation Write Home.

  374. My New Year’s resolution is to organize my life, and my stamps, and to find time to be more creative. Happy New Year to you Michelle!


  375. My NY resolution: organize my stamp room! Great tutorial with the voila set! Love the snow buddies stamp set.
    Thanx, Lynn

  376. My resolution is to begin acting with purpose. That may sound strange, but I believe I’ve just been letting life happen since I retired 7 years ago….and I’m now in my later 60’s!

    As for the card… each time I see that stamp, I think I should buy it so I can make cards for my eldest son, who is a sous chef in Brooklyn. However, he’s very tall and thin. 😉 Great tutorial, as always!

    Happy New Year!

  377. My resolution is to keep a more organized craft area (wish me luck on that one)!!! I love your work Michelle, you truely do inspire. Have a Happy New Year.

  378. My New Year’s resolution is to make 2010 a healthier one!

  379. My resolution this year is to take time to enjoy life and stop being so “busy”.
    I love the chef and your card is amazing! Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  380. I LOVE SNOWMEN!!!! 🙂 My resolution for the New Year is to be better with priorities…more time with people who are important to me; more guilt-free me-time (TO STAMP!!); less time stressing over the small stuff – all the rest is small stuff!

  381. Love the snowman set and would be thrilled to win it!
    Thanks for another great tutorial. I love the brick technique.

  382. Forgot my resolution I got so excited to get to post a comment. My dial-up takes forever…..
    My resolution is to lose 10 pounds.

  383. My New year’s resolution is organize my craft room. I have stuff in there that I have never used or can’t be found !!!! Thanking for sharing your great tutorials this year… all the best for the new year…

  384. Thank you for a fun tutorial, don’t know if I can do this though, lol. My New Year’s resolution is to eat more fruits and veggies, and to play with stamping more to get better! 🙂 Thanks so much

  385. I always love your tutorials! You are so creative.

    As for my New Year’s resolution, I want to continue to make use of my “stash” as much as possible. I got organized this year and I purged a lot of my stuff that I didn’t use anymore. Now I need to use up some of what I kept. There is always new stuff out there, tempting me, but I really want to save some money and make some space by using up the old stuff first.

  386. Thanks for this cute tutorial! You got me thinking about New Year’s cards now. 🙂

    My New Year’s resolution is an easy one – to expand my Stampin’ Up! business, of course. But I thought of a new one which is more of a hope, or a wish, than a resolution.

    I have many good friends, and I have a wonderful partner in my husband, but I don’t have a close friend who shares my love of stamping. I am hoping to connect with someone new this year, who I just click with, who will share my love of stamping and who can be someone I can confide in when it comes to all things craft-related.

    I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life, but I think there might be room for one more. So I resolve to organize many workshops, and spread my love of stamping, and try to find new customers. But while I’m doing that, I’m saving a little room in my life for a new close friend, or a group of friends.

    They say if you ask the universe for something, the universe will answer. So this year I resolve to ask, and to make many opportunities to allow the universe to answer.

  387. Helena Geels

    I resolve to organize all my stamping sets into a notebook like you have done. I would love to win one of your sets that you are giving away sometime. I buy every set that you show in a tutorial so that I can make the card.

    Happy New Year,


  388. Happy New Year!

    Always love seeing your projects- they give me the thoughts that I just might be able to do one of them..

    My New Year’s Resolution is to be better to my body- more water and good stuff, less “just snack on something just because it’s handy”…

    My New Year’s Goal is to work on my creativity and get going on so many things I want to try.

  389. My New Year’s resolution is pretty similar to a lot of other people. I want to lose about 15 lbs by summer. My 30th high school reunion is this coming summer and I want to look my best. Of course, winning this cute stamp set would give me some added incentive! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

  390. Thanks so much for this tutorial, I have had this set for awhile
    and love getting new ideas! Thanks for being very thorough with
    your instructions! Many Blessings to you and your family this year 🙂

  391. What a great way to start off the New Year, with a new stamp set! Please enter me to win this really cute set!

  392. I resolved to write more letters to penpals…. and on the business side of things I am putting my cards back @ Market, so I am setting aside 2 days a month to do nothing BUT make cards for it. I pulled the rack in Dec bc I just could not keep up:-(
    Winning new stamp sets motivates me to make more cards! HNY!

  393. Evelyn----Ks.stamper

    I hope to stamp more. Thanks for all your beautiful tutorials, and here’s wishing you a very prosperous New Year. Please enter me to win the eye candy.

  394. Thanks for another great tutorial! My resolution is to get and keep my house in order. Thanks for the chance to win!

  395. My resolution would be to make birthday cards ahead of time (instead of just before they need to be sent). It’s much more enjoyable to stamp when the pressure is off:-) Please enter me in the drawing for the blog candy. Thanks, Michelle, for all your great tutorials in 2009! Have a Blessed New Year!!

  396. Happy New Year! Love your cards! I want to learn more!! My resolution is to get healthier–eat better and get more exercise!

  397. Your cards are amazing!! I look forward to all the new cards you have in store for 2010! One of my New Year’s resolutions would have to be use some of my stamp sets that I have not used yet!

  398. My new year’s resolution is to take the time to take better care of myself. Happy New Year, Michelle, to you and your family.

  399. My resolution is to exercise several days a week.

  400. My resolution this year is to keep my stamping area more organized!!

  401. My resolution is to do a card from leftovers every day. That should get the stash under control! Happy New Year to all who share this passion for paper and ink – and also to those not so obssessed!

  402. Oh I Love Love Love this set! Keeping my fingers crossed!
    My reseloution is the same as usual loose 20 pounds. But this year I am going to learn five new kinds of crafts!

  403. my new yrs reseloution is to be the best mum that I can be. please enter me. love your blog.

  404. Hello! I resolved not to resolve, so far I have been able to stay on track! LOL

    Happy New Year!


  405. Diana Curtis

    My resolution is to try to do more of what I love.

  406. BettyAnn Arrasmith

    Another great card. I love what you did with this fat little waiter. I use him all of the time but hadn’t thought of doing a background like this! Guess what I am up to…

    My New Year’s Resolution is to find a job! I have to pay for my stamping somehow. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful set of snowmen!

  407. Love this little guy! Very cute card. Thanks! Would absolutely love to win the blog candy. I am a lover of snowmen. Happy New Year!

  408. Lauralee Camilleri

    Let’s see…keep the weight off I lost in 2009 (not as easy as I thought it would be…I apparently love food – who knew?) and I would like live by a single word this year…Fair. I want to be fair in everything and everyone I deal with. I think it will be challenging but I’ll keep you posted. Given how fast 2009 blew by, I think I can be fair until 2011!

  409. My New Year’s resolution is to use the stamps that I first bought and have since changed my mind about. I love your tutorials – keep up the great work!

  410. My resolution is to try to eat healthy. I have been diagnosed as prediabetic and need to watch what I eat.
    Thanks for all the tutorials that you do. They are very inspiring.

  411. I love your blog as you inspire me greatly! You can really tell that you love what you are doing and I want to be able to share that through the cards I make for other people. My 2010 New Years resolution is to organize my new craft space so I can cultivate creativity and share it with my daughters. And of course, I would love to win this stamp set!

  412. I love you blog, and since I have yet to use my Voila set, glad to have a great idea. My resolution for this year is to be more organized. I just can’t seem to get a card prepared in advance.
    Thanks for sharing,

  413. Happy New Year Michelle!
    My resolution this year is to concentrate more on “being” in the moment, no matter where I’m at. My brain and thoughts always seem to be 5 steps ahead of where I am—–need to enjoy just being…..

  414. I love your blog and have gotten so much inspiration from your work . Thanks so much . My resolution is to exercise more , be more patient and be more organized. I would love to win this stamp set.

  415. My resolution is to scrap more with the items that I already have on hand, re-organize my studio, and keep my eyes open to appreciate all the beautiful things around us.

  416. Lisa Starbuck

    I want to try to keep the dining room table clear.

  417. Happy New Year. My resolution is to get my entire house organized. The fun part will be organizing my craft stuff. My ultimate goal is to take more time for crafting, this won’t happen until I complete my resolution. The goal will keep me motivated!


  418. Judi Szyndrowski

    Hi Michelle

    I have 3 resolutions this year. 1) to spend less on new stamping ‘stuff’ and use what I have
    2) to clean up my computer and craft room.
    3) to attend one of your workshops!

    Hope I have to will power for 1 and 2. Number 3 would just be pure indulgence.


  419. My main resolution this year is to be more at peace with my world. To stop and smell the roses as they say. Bring more serenity to my world.

  420. great card!! I just may have to get me some more stamps 🙂 Also, yes, please enter me in the drawing. My new years’ resolution is to get back to sit-ups and push-ups at least two times a week and lose another 20 lbs by the end of summer. If I lose the weight, I get to go out and get a Magic Mouse. When I lose 20 more beyond that, I’m going to splurge big-time and get an iTouch! (of course I would have to find a way to save for it first 🙂 and, I would also be at my goal weight finally!! 🙂

    Hope everyone has a happy, healthy new year!

  421. Happy New Year Michelle!!


  422. Windy Ellard

    Thank you for the offer and Happy New Year! For the new year, I planned to do more cooking at home and try loads more new recipes. I do not like to cook and I hope to get motivated and start to like it! Have a great weekend!

  423. Oh dear, I hope I’m not too late. I LUUUUVE your stuff. Keep it coming in twenty ten! Thanks.

  424. My resolution this year is to be less selfish….to change my heart to be more giving. I’ve always been a giving person but in my heart there was an anger there. Anger that I give and no one gives back to me. The anger is over starting now. I will be giving and enjoy the act of giving. I’ve also realized that giving to myself is not selfish but taking care of myself will make more whole to give to others.

  425. Hi Michelle,
    I’m resolving to find more B-A-L-A-N-C-E in my life in 2010. I think that will help me and my family to appreciate what we have to be grateful for and to deal with the challenges that come along.

    Thank you for sharing your time and talent so generously on this blog! Your work is exquisite, I really am awed when I see it. And you break it down so beautifully! Thank you again!

  426. Thank you for the opportunity to win a wonderful stamp set. Beautiful card as usual.

  427. Your creations are the best! My resolution is to focus on what I do have and not on what I don’t have. I live a blessed life and truly need to take time to appreciate my friends, family, and spend more time doing the things I love.

  428. My resolution is to organize all of my stamping stuff so that I can spend more time making cards, than looking for what I need.

  429. Jill Crossfield

    My resolution is to track you down sometime in this year and learn how to master these techniques. And since snowmen stamps are the closest I’ll probably ever be to snow- it would be really nice to win them! thanks for the chance to win!

  430. I love this set, and would love to have it! Thanks for all you do Michelle, your blog is awesome! 🙂

  431. my New Years Resolution is to USE the stamps and stuff that I have and not to just collect them. But first I need to make TIME for myself!!

  432. Beautiful card and great tutorial. MY resolution for 2010 is exercising patience – at home and at work.

  433. My resolution is to make more time for creativity this new year.

  434. Thanks for a chance to win such a neat stamp! and Thank you for sharing all your many talents. Love the chef card, such a great idea. Nancy

  435. Stop eating period and make more time to stamp! The theory is if my hands are busy stamping they can’t reach for the snack!

  436. I am thinking for Blog Candy has no fat, and at this time of the new year, I don’t need any more faty food but I do need snowman for serving. Hey I really liek the way you are making us to see all. Thanks for sharing it.

  437. Vicky Nicolaci

    I have just found your blog & I’m really enjoying it. Your instructions are clear & the projects are very cool! This year my New Years decision is to refuse to make a resolution – since life happens & gets in the way of the best intentions.

    I hope to create in a more organized fashion – I seem to make a mess that takes tons of effort to straighten up. It appears that I only know how to create in the middle of a mess.

    Well I’m off to check out more of your ideas. It looks like I just missed the Dayton, OH class. So I’ll have to wait until the next time you come to our tri-state area.

    Thanks for the great ideas!


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