Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Can you believe it's going to be 2011? I truly cannot since it feels like yesterday we fearing Y2K and discussing the oddity of writing '00 on a check. What will this decade be remembered for? Newsweek calls this decade "dazing" finding it hard to give a name since it's been so "dazzling, cataclysmic, and catastrophic to pin point". This decade will sadly be remembered for 9/11/01, two major wars, Hurricane Katrina, and a scary economy. Proudly, our nation's history will record it as the decade America elected our first black president. It will be remembered for major developments in technology: the iPod, the iPad, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Bing. Remembered for Pop culture such as American Idol, Harry Potter, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears. Need more of a recap on this decade? Check out this awesome video:

At PSA Essentials, we'll always remember this decade because it's the time we started Peel & Stick stamps. It was the time we obtained some of the hardest licenses to come by - with Hello Kitty, Peanuts, Smirk, U.B.U, Rudolph, collegiate and Greek. It was the time we launched this blog and personally, I started here at PSA.

We have a few New Years crafts to share today. The first is a decoration that can be placed in a flower arrangement, a gift bag, a plant, or on a tray of food. It's festive and celebrates 2011 proudly. Marie Ramierez is the designer and she used "2011" from PSA Vintage Snowman.

She also created this candy favor to go along with the decoration. Insert a few chocolates and distribute at your party this year!

Carly Robertson created this fun Happy New Year card. She stamped the champagne glasses from PSA Love Birds (one of my favorites – whole pack shown below.) For anyone looking to send a New Years card – this is a fun idea.

Happy New Year everyone! I am excited to see what the next decade brings us all…. See you next year!

Supply Spotlight:
  1. Treat cracker:  Stamps: Vintage Snowman (PSA Essentials), royal blue ink (PSA Essentials) tp roll, tissue paper, scallop punch, stickles, tape, ribbon, pop dots
  2. 2011 wand:  Stamps: Vintage Snowman (PSA Essentials), royal blue ink (PSA Essentials.)  Crepe paper streamers, scallop punch, sickles, pop dots, bamboo skewers
  3. Happy New Year Card:  Stamps:  PSA Love Birds (PSA Essentials.   Paper:  Black (Bazzill), silver (A Muse).   Ribbon:  Black sheer (A Muse).  Tools:  Large scallop square (Spellbinders.)


  1. Love all 3, may end up making some

  2. Happy New Year PSA!! Fun projects!!!

  3. Awesome stamp set, love the projects!!