Happy New Years everyone! Hopefully everyone had a lovely and safe New Years Eve.

This year we are starting things off with a bang here at ScrapbookSteals with the My Minds Eye Lime Twist Mega Paper Pack. What’s better than a little sampling of Lime Twist from all of the different Lime Twist collections, all wrapped up into one steal? Yeah. Not much!

I don’t know about you but the new year always gives me a sense of renewal and with that sense of renewal comes the desperate desire to de-clutter and simplify. For that very reason, today’s sketch represents what I hope to accomplish in 2012 in my everyday life, simplicity.

So often I need to remember that less is more, and I definitely achieved that with this weeks card sketch, featuring not much more than three, 2″ circles cut out of the different Lime Twist collections, with a quick zig-zag stitch to hold them down.

I applaud all of you that took on my 2011 challenge to send joy.  I know sending my weekly cards to many of you definitely blessed my life and made me feel just a little bit closer to you. I plan on continuing my efforts and brightening someones day, one card at a time and hope that you too will join me in the effort.

Now it’s time to announce the winner of the December random drawing.  Michelle Duffy, you are our lucky winner! Thanks so much for participating in creating cards and for sharing your talents with us.

If you will please send an email with your address to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send out a little something to hopefully help keep that card making happening.

For those of you that haven’t heard, we are also having another card swap. Here are the details, just in case you’ve missed them.

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Also, if you’d like to be eligible for the January random drawing for Monday Card Madness, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, February 3rd, 2012.

Once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!