Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Try Something New in 2017 - #1

I love a new year. Every year I get excited about a "clean slate" and a fresh start. Putting up a new calendar (a gift from my son Brock). Re-organizing my blog. Prioritizing. Planning. Etc.

This year you might be noticing a few changes on my blog - not in the look (I didn't change my template) but in the things I'm posting and the focus on each day. I've also made some changes in the pages at the top of the blog. Gone is "Maximize in 2016" (it's replaced with "Joy in 2017"). There are some changes in the Former Design Teams (I resigned from three DTs effective the end of 2016). And my "Daily on My Blog" has some changes to it, as well.

One thing I'm focusing on this year - a part of my word JOY - is learning new things. So on Tuesdays I'm going to try to post a card/project with something new that I'm learning. Today is the first Tuesday of 2017 so here we go....

I saw a youTube video (I'm sorry, I don't remember whose it was) that introduced me to a product I'd never heard of before - Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Well... of course I had to buy some. And today I gave it a try.

I simply used my finger to rub the smooth gold mousse onto the edges of my cardstock. It was fun - and a wee bit messy. And the lack of a uniform look makes me happy.

I'm going to be experimenting more with this product in the future. So far, I'm liking it!

And about the quote stamp...

I actually WON this Wise Men stamp set from The Project Bin during their Pin It event a month or more ago and just now got around to using it. It is an amazing stamp set - I see a lot of possibility with it.

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supply List

Quote: The Project Bin "Wise Men" stamped with Gina K Black Onyx ink on Recollections 110# White Cardstock
Papers: Recollections Cardstock
New Product: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
Embellishment: Brads from an unknown vendor


Unknown said...

Love it!! The black and gold are super classy!

s.mcfeggan@gmail.com said...

Oh my gosh Jeanette...I have heard of the Nuvo embellishing mousse and have been so tempted to get some. You mights have just convinced me to do so. I LOVE getting messy. (Craft room is a testament to that LOL). Love how you used it on the edges. Beautiful card!

dawnmercedes said...

Such a great card...Best wishes for so much more knowledge in 2017…!

MiamiKel said...

Your card is stunning Jeanette! So striking! I've seen a few cards with mouse and this one is just beautiful!!

Barb said...

This card is stunning. Love the sentiment and the mousse is a wonderful idea!

Tania said...

Gorgeous card! I love the stamp set. Do you have a link where I could order it?

BTW - I just highlighted the name Neuvo Embellishment Mousse & found a bunch of Youtube videos. Off to check it out!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning start to 2017 Jeanette - this is a fabulous card. Love the effect of the mousse, (I may have to invest in some....) and the quote is a classic.