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Thursday, January 28, 2016

How's the Weather?

The weather has been crazy all over the world, so what better theme to have at Ike's World Challenge blog than the Weather. I used my trusty Copics to color up this digi image from Ike's Art called Rain Girl. Then, through the magic of Photoshop, I popped her onto a photo my daughter-in-law took while hiking at Starved Rock State Park. I added a few digital embellishments before choosing what I think is the perfect sentiment to go with my artwork. The embellishments are from the Boring Evening Elements Pack by Krysty Scrap Designs. I framed my card with a textured paper from the Grungy Christmas Paper pack by Lisa Decosse of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
The challenge at Ike's World challenge blog has reached its midway point, so if you want a crack at a great gift certificate to Ike's store, remember to link your project to THIS POST.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Two for the Price of One

Today at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge blog, the theme is Anything Goes, and I took it and ran with it! There are two sponsors, Crafty Sentiments and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, so I managed to create two projects for the challenge.
My first is a calendar page for my 2016 calendar. It is a perpetual calendar in that there are two acrylic boxes between which you can slip a calendar page. There are four sides and the middle is empty,  so I can place whatever I want in the middle-flowers, candy, etc., while displaying four months at a time. I started it last year.
I colored a Crafty Sentiments image called Just Relax. After creating the background with ink and brayer, I sat her down onto a snow bank with the month of January behind her. Since there is very little free  space between layers of acrylic, I embellished simply with tiny pearls and my greeting (it is, after all, the Monday Greetings challenge).
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is also sponsoring the challenge, so I used Photoshop to create an inspirational digital canvas with some fun elements and papers from Lisa: purple papers from the Glitterati Paper Pack & Christmas Grunge Paper Pack, and 3 Button elements from the Spring Blooms Kit. I drew an outline of the crescent moon and then filled it with the buttons in varying sizes. My quote uses Butch font from The Hungry Jpeg (copyright pere esquerra). 
I hope you have as much fun with your crafting time this week as I had in mine. Don't forget to link up with the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge for your chance to win some nifty prizes.
Challenges I am Entering:
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - T is for Technique (brayered background)
Crafting Musketeers - New Beginnings (every month, every day is the beginning of something new)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Coffee,Coffee, Coffee...

Here's my second GDT make for the month of January for Scribbles Designs challenge blog. Have you ever felt a tad fuzzy-headed before your first cup of coffee (or however you inhale caffeine)? It's like an elixir that brings a body back to life!
This thought inspired my card today. The Scribbles Design's image is called Coffin Break. I framed my Copic-colored image with leftover patterned paper and paint strips before adding my sentiment and embellishments. Since the theme this month is Hearts, I punched out a heart to show my love for caffeine.
Did you know that you can use any image in Scribbles Designs challenges? Although it's hard not to use their images, as every Friday there's a freebie offered on the blog! I hope I have inspired you to create this week, Don't forget to link your card/project up for your chance to win free images at Scribbles Designs challenge blog.
Challenges I am Entering:
Simply Papercraft challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes

Monday, January 18, 2016

Prosperity Fairy Promises a Good Year

Today I created a wall hanging for my house. It's a mixed media on wood that I call The Prosperity Fairy. She is my reminder to keep hope alive and believe in good things to come this year.
We ended 2015 very poorly, and yet we had a wonderful Christmas with family, my sister got married, my grandson started talking babbling to me online (he's only 4 months), and my boss made an offer which, while dropping hours, allowed me to keep the family insurance. On the down side, my husband came home and let me know that he had been let go!
So 2015 went out with a balance of good and bad, stress and the power of love. My artwork will be a constant reminder that life is a balancing act of good times and bad, pain and peace, sadness and joy. Without that bit of adversity in our lives, we could not appreciate the prosperity headed our way.
So I will hang my Prosperity Fairy in my bedroom, so that I can go to sleep under her watchful eye, as well as waken to her promise to come.
How do you balance your life between the good times and the bad? The Path of Positivity challenge blog offers the theme of Prosperity this month to all crafters. Carve out some time to create and then link up at the challenge blog for your chances to win prizes from the guest sponsors, The Stamping Boutique and Limited Runs. My artwork uses a digi image from the Stamping Boutique called I Love you This Much Cynthia Fairy.
Challenges I Am Entering:
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes w/loose glitter (around the edge of my wooden frame)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Time challenges - Make It Sparkly
Rhedd's Creative SPirit - Anything Goes
Creaine challenges - Bingo grid

Happy Winter

Happy Winter from the Outlawz Monday Greetings team! This week our guest sponsor is Bloobell Stamps,
and there are some very funny and cute images in the store. The ones I used are a set called Snowball Thunk! The first image shows a very lean young person lobbing a snowball...somewhere, with a courteous winter greeting. But you know how I love to create a two-part card that is a little on the funny or naughty side, so...
...I made a Z-fold card that when opened, lets you discover the "thunk" part of the image set.
This week's Outlawz Greetings challenge is to use embossing somewhere on your project. I went with dry embossing on the front, and embellished my snowflake papers with, well, more snowflakes!
What's your favorite fold on a card? I love this fold, as well as an easel card fold. I'm dying to try one of those cards in a box (or is it box in a card?) so maybe the new year will find me playing with a few of those. Who knows? When it comes to crafting, the sky's the limit, wouldn't you agree?
So go and play, crafters, and then link up your projects at the Outlawz Greetings group this week for your chance at some amazing prizes!
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
House of Cards - Embossing
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
 Where the HeART Is- Anything Goes

Sami Stamps Sponsors New Challenge

This week, Sami Stamps is sponsoring Craft Your Passion challenge blog's newest challenge. Of course, the challenge is always Anything Goes, and crafting is easy with images from Sami Stamps.Check out their awesome, winsome images HERE.
My DT card today features the image Winter Cocoa, and believe me, here in Chicago, it's going to take a LOT of cocoa to warm up a body. We have had a roller coaster ride of warm and cold temps this winter,  and are (not) enjoying the cold descent into sub-zero nights and near zero days. Brrr! So I guess you would say I'm lying when you read my card's greeting, huh?! LOL
Whatever the weather, I always make time to craft. It is the only way I keep sane nowadays. I hope you are keeping warm (in the northern hemisphere) or cool (in the southern hemisphere), and always have time to craft!! Don't forget to link up your card or project with Craft Your Passion this week.
Challenges I am Entering:
Sami Stamps challenges - Add a little sparkle (glitter & Stickles)
Allsorts challenges - Girly & sparkly
Hiding in My Craft Room - Embossing (sentiments and snow
My Time to Craft - Tag it! (card shape)
Card & Scrap - Blue & white
Craft for the Craic - January Blues
Just Us Girls - Color challenge

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Celebrate with the Quirky Challenge Blog

Another winter-y Sunday keeps me holed up in my craft room, warm and cozy. Not complaining!! Come on, Old Man Winter, bring it on! Any excuse to play in my craft room...
So today, the snow outside inspired me to play with this Stitchy Bear digi image for my DT make for the Quirky Crafts challenge blog. Stitchy Bear is the sponsor this month. The image is called Lake Winter, and I couldn't wait to use the lacy paper doilies I snagged at my local thrift store on this card. I gave the image a light teal color wash with Copic BG10 before framing it onto a card using assorted shades of teal. The bright white really makes my image pop!
I used a toothbrush  and some white acrylic paint to flick a flurry of snow over the lake. I found a floral spray of silver along with a tiny bow to add to my snowflake embellishments.A spray of tiny pearls "lifted" from an old flower arrangement and some hand-drawn stitching complete my card today.
Have you linked up your celebration card or project with the Quirky Crafts challenge blog yet? This is the midpoint, so you have plenty of time to come join the fun! Whether it's freezing outside, or starting to boil over, depending on your hemisphere, I hope you have some time to craft!
Stitchy Bear is offering some great prizes this month:
 1st prize: 3 images of choice from the entire Stitchy Bear store
 2nd prize: any 3 images used by the DT
 3rd Prize: any 2 images used by the DT

Challenges I am Entering:
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes/Optional Winter (linked to Facebook page)
Dream Factory - The Snow Queen
Stitchy Bear (on Facebook) - Anything Goes

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Oh Happy Day!

It's a happy day indeed when you get an email inviting one to be a guest design team member, which is what I've just had the pleasure of becoming for Scribbles Design challenge blog. And here with my first GDT make is a Z-fold card using Sunshine Mason Jar from Scribbles by Sandy. I love her mason jars and already have two or three.
As promised, everything else on my card is from my stash (which seems to be bottomless). When my card is opened, the inside (shaped like the mason jar) is blank for a personal note to be written, and I know just who this card is going to!!

Sandy has some awesome images, and every Friday offers a free image to crafters on her challenge blog. The challenge this month is "Have a Heart." Hope to see you there!!
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Southern Girls challenges - One for the Girls

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sketch Challenge Brings in the New Year at the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up

Happy Winter, crafters! Well, it finally happened! After a warm, wet, unusual winter, we finally got the snow we had been hoping for Christmas. It was a scene right off of a post card, pretty shimmery flakes of frozen wet stuff silently falling, dusting the bushes and branches with a powder sugar-like coating. It was beautiful! But not so much fun to drive in!! Evidently, we cannot have our cake AND eat it too.
Speaking of cake,I have a sweet card for my DT make this month for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog. This month's sponsor is Ike's Art,and I just can't get enough of her images. And she gives a freebie every month on her challenge blog!! Actually, I have two cards to show off for this midway challenge post. 
First, my Christmas card following the optional theme of the sketch below. As you can see, I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the left. The image I colored up is called Holly. After creating my card, I played with it in Photoshop, giving it a pop of glittery pink color in the sentiment and the strip with Pink paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Glitterati pack.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, we want to see you use this sketch on your Christmas or other December holiday card.   Monica has provided the inspiration for the basis of your design, now you just have to run with it.  You can flip it on its head if you like but we must be able to see all the elements of the original sketch in your card in order to qualify for the prize.  If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw.
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate to Ike's Art.
My second card doesn't follow the sketch. It uses one of my fave Ike's Art images, Santa Hunk. I colored him up with Copics before playing with him in Photoshop. Don't you love the papers I used?  They are all from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. From the 2014 12 Days of Christmas Patterned Paper pack - December Tree & Checkered, and from the Grungy Christmas paper pack - Green. I even embellished using another paper from the 12 Days of Christmas pack - Stars.
Whether you create with paper and ink, digitally, or make a hybrid card using both techniques, you have until January 31 to link it up for your chance to win several different ways. 
 Don't forget to check out Ike's Art. There's a lot of eye candy there! LOL
Challenges I am Entering:
Come & Get It challenges - Baby It's Cold Outside
Eclectic Ellapu - 12 Days of Christmas
Card Mania - Winter Fun

Midway through Your Scrapbook Place January Challenge

My hubby's birthday is this month, so I created a birthday card for him.One of several I always make for him. He's turning 61 this year but he can still make my legs feel like jelly when he gives me that look. Not bad for an old guy, as he would say! LOL
Your Scrapbook Place blog has reached the midway point of its first challenge of 2016. Have you linked up your project yet? Robyn's Fetish is the guest sponsor, and she is offering a great prize for one lucky random winner. I colored my image from Robyn's Fetish with Copics. The image is called "Be Kind to Your Web-footed Friends." He reminds me of Ducky from the old cartoon show "Little Bear." My son used to be glued to that show. You can find episodes at Toonova.
Now that I've taken you down memory lane (or turned your kids onto a family values-based cartoon series), I hope you get some time to play along with the challenge. And as always, crafters, have fun!
Challenges I  am Entering:
Cute Card Thursday - Have a Bit of Fun
Inspiration Destination - ANything Goes

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I Am Not Afraid of the Night

Okay, here is a departure from my normal posts, but my muse visited me today. I am loving Mondays off this year! And my water coloring muse hasn't blessed me with her attentions in a long time.
I started out rummaging around, looking for my bag of water color brushes and paints (yes, it's been that long). Then I sat down to paint some Christmas tree greens and a few baubles that hang from them. This is NOT that painting, but it's sometimes the way of inspiration, do  you agree? I painted the night sky and knew I needed a focal point, and hit upon a night owl with the moon full and bright behind her. And since it is FREEZING outside right now, I made it a winter scene. LOL
Now I want to show you an unfinished mixed media canvas that I painted with acrylics. Again, it's a snowy winter scene, using my all-time favorite color, teal. What do you think I should use as a focal point for my painting? A silhouette, I think. A reindeer, maybe? Let me know what you think so I can finish it!!

That's all for today, crafters. Hope  your Muse is visiting you often,and that you have the time to create. Happy Winter!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Beginnings at Ike's World Challenge Blog

Every day is a new beginning, and this is especially true at Ike's World Challenge Blog, where a new challenge inaugurates a New year. New Beginnings is the challenge theme, and my inspiration came from this Ike's Art digi image called Crystal Ball, and the fact that most of us would like a tiny peek at what's ahead for us this year.
While 2015 ended on a sour note for me and my family, I am learning that the future is what you make of it. You need an optimistic outlook, a positive attitude, a keen eye for opportunities that pop up, courage to snatch those opportunities, and a grateful heart. With these as my weapons, I can just let go and Believe that Good things are on their Way, as my crystal ball shows us all.
I am also back to mixed media canvas. I haven't pulled out all the bells and whistles for a while, but it's a new year and I'm ready to begin again. My canvas is 7x7 inches, covered in patterned papers from my stash. The top layer is chalked,while the image is colored with Copics. I printed the sentiment onto transparency paper after chalking the misty innards of my future forecaster, and the year is created with stickers.
The rest is tchochki that I've collected throughout 2015. Broken jewelry, miscellaneous charms, leftover buttons and brads, even parts of a patterned card stock border. I love the freedom of mixed media, don't you? Have you ever tried it? You don't have to paint or Mod Podge a canvas - try making a card and throwing on embellishments that aren't standard crafting supplies.
Pinterest and YouTube are great places to inspire your new adventures. And link up with Ike's World Challenge blog this week with whatever card or project you decide to create. We'd love to see your art!
Challenges I am Entering:
Love to Scrap- New Beginnings
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - ANything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Mixed Media Goes

Monday, January 11, 2016

Life Is a Beach

Traditionally, I send out New Year's cards the whole month of January. So today's project is another New Year card using a digi image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy. They happen to be the guest sponsor for the Outlaw Monday Greetings challenge this week.
This week's theme is to use two or more "inchies" on your project (inchies are 1 inch squares added to the project - they can be part of the background, the image or used as embellishments). DS4J is offering a prize of $10 worth of digital stamps from their store for one lucky winner.
I decided to create another card using a two-part, tongue-in-cheek humor (my favorite kind of card). So while the front of my card uses a well-known quote, the inside of my card...
...continues the quote with a qualifier. Come on, wouldn't you love to own a home on beach front property? LOL Of course, to bring it back to the reason for my card, I added New Year greetings as well. My embellishments are an assortment of die-cuts, stickers and jewels.
Do you send out Christmas cards? Or do you wait until January to start the year off with news of the past year and hopes for the coming year? Whatever you make, try to use Inchies on your project for your chance to win that gift certificate to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Store. Good luck, crafters, and have fun!
Challenges I am Entering:
Classy Cards n Such - Bright Colors
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Inspiration Photo

Monday, January 4, 2016

May The New Year Be a Prosperous One!

My card today follows the new theme at the Path of Positivity challenge blog, which is Prosperity. Guest sponsors are The Stamping Boutique/GlitterBabe and Limited Runs.  I got to play with this fun-loving digi from Limited Runs called Juggling Snowman. It takes a great deal of balance to juggle, and he looks like he's doing a great job!
New Year greetings always seem to include a wish for a prosperous new year. Prosperity can include wealth, good fortune, easy living and success, so it can mean different things to different people depending on their needs.
And it seems that people who have need can appreciate prosperity all the better for being without for a time. After all, how can you appreciate happiness if you've never known sadness? Would a piece of rich chocolate cake be as tantalizingly delicious if you ate it every day?
So my wish to you is Balance, so that the adversity you face throughout the year is tempered with the prosperity you so deserve.
I have to admit that my "quote" really isn't an old Irish Blessing-I just made it up as I created my card, but it sounded like an Irish Blessing, so let's credit the Irish with this one, too. LOL
You have a month to create a project that projects your take on the word Prosperity. Link up with the Path of Positivity for your chance to win these great prizes!
  • 2 images from The Stamping Boutique (3 if you use a TSB or Glitterbabe image), one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • A $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge time frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge. 

Ringing in a New Challenge at Craft your Passion

Happy New Year, crafters! 2016 brings a new challenge to blog land at Craft your Passion challenge blog. Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up.

I created a card using the digi image "A Cuddle Makes It All Better." Our family recently added a new member to our household. His name is Wilson. He is 7 years old and we got him from the Buddy Foundation, which rescues dogs from kill shelters. After his first vet visit, we were saddened to learn that he had Lyme Disease, but he's been on antibiotics for two weeks now and we can see a big difference.
Here he is enjoying a nap in his Christmas present, a new bed. He is a Silkie Terrier. He has been easy to train, and will sit, give us paw and stay pretty well. We're in the middle of training him to get in his crate, but we're still at the treat part of his training there. He doesn't often bark, but when he wants to get out for a walk, he lets us know!
Why am I going on about our new family member? My card was inspired by Wilson and I decided that since his cuddles make us all feel better, I would create a Get Well card. What inspires YOU to create? Let me know, as my muse has been spotty this new year, and I could use some new inspiration! In the meantime, have fun creating this week, and link up your project with Craft your Passion for your chance to win!!

Firdt Challenge of the New Year at the Outlawz Monday Greetings

Happy New Year, crafters! The Outlawz Monday greetings challenge blog welcomes you into the New Year with a New Challenge. We want to see a TREE somewhere on your card. Now, don't get the chainsaw out! LOL Just create a car with a tree in the patterned paper, in the background, hand drawn, or maybe even an image of a tree.
This week's sponsor is Kitty Bee Designs,

and I've used the digi image called Owl. My trees are part of the patterned paper from the Green Stack by DCWV. I had this last piece left in my stash. I was very good in 2015 with using my stash up, and not purchasing any new papers. Unfortunately, I must extend my purchase ban this year as my stash is pretty hefty--still!! Did I say I was a paper-holic? Too true!
In fact, everything on my card is from my stash. The only thing new is the digital image. Which leads me to a very important question--did you receive any crafti-licious presents this Christmas? I received a roll of baby pink vinyl for my Cricket machine, and in fact, I was gifted with the "other" half of the Cricket. My DIL and I went in together to buy one to share, but she released her half to me for a wonderful gift (this is in addition to the awesome grandson she gave me earlier in the year LOL).
Whatever you received, or didn't receive, I hope you have fun crafting this year, and link up a project or card with the Outlawz Monday Greetings this week!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A New Year Brings a New Challenge at Quirky Crafts

Oh what fun it is to Celebrate a birthday, especially when your cake is almost as big as you are! My girlfriend had a baby boy last year and it is coming up on his birthday, so this digital image from Stitchy Bear, called BBKakes Birthday Boy 1, is perfect for the child's personality. He's not afraid of getting a little messy, especially if the mess is made of sugar!!
Welcome to Quirky Crafts new challenge, the first in 2016. With the New Year comes changes, and I am one of them, being blessed to have been invited to create as a DT member. Another change is that Quirky challenges will now be monthly, starting on the first Sunday of each month.
So to start the new challenge, the theme is Celebrations! Make your card something to celebrate or to give in celebration of something-and don't forget to use the words celebrate or celebration on your card. I colored my Stitchy Bear digi with Copics, while the embossed sentiment on the left is from Stampin Up!
In keeping with my promise to use up my stash, everything on my card was a leftover piece of paper, ribbon, letters, even the feather was from a container I had stashed away in my craft closet! Do you have a New Year's Resolution that is "crafty"? Mine from 2015 was to use up my stash, and I'm going to have to extend it into 2016. I have a ROOM full of "stash" from which to create.
Here's wishing you a Happy New Year, filled with stamping, painting, altering, water coloring and all that fun stuff! Don't forget to link your card or project with Quirky Crafts challenge blog for your chance to win free digis:
 1st prize: 3 images of choice from the entire Stitchy Bear store
 2nd prize: any 3 images used by the DT
 3rd Prize: any 2 images used by the DT
Challenges I am Entering:
Fantasy Stampers challenges - Happy Birthday (sentiment on left is hand stamped and embossed)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes/optional celebrations theme
Stitchy Bear FB page - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
ABCchallenges - Y is for Your Choice (anything goes)
2 Creative CHicks - Anything Goes

Friday, January 1, 2016

Starting the New Year with Thanksgiving

I received several gifts from families in the program at which I work, so now is the time to create my thank you cards and send them out. What a lovely way to start the New Year but with reminders of the people who thought of me this holiday season. I am gifted with so many caring and generous people - those with whom I work, teachers who volunteer their time, and families whose children come to learn their faith. My own faith is strengthened by the job at which I work!
Today I created this lovely Thank You card using a digital image from Sandi Samples, who is sponsoring the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge blog's first challenge of the year. The challenge is always anything goes, runs monthly, and rewards you with a free digi every time you create and link up a card or project using the image of the month. If you haven't started yet to play in this challenge, you can purchase the image at Sandi's Samples. It is called Cabbage Rose. Link your card by the end of January and the next month's image will be sent to you at no cost. Continue through the year and snag every image we get from our sponsors in 2016!!  I have never heard of a person who didn't like FREE! LOL
Continuing  with my promise to use up my stash and simplify my crafting needs,I found the dark blue embossed card front in a file drawer, and die-cut the leftover part of my cardstock to frame my image. I kept the embellishments simple,with a couple jewels  and a small spray ti give the card some shimmer. I have a few more Thank You cards to create. How about you? Did you get what you wished for this Christmas? My wish for you is a healthy and prosperous New Year.
And as always, crafters, have fun!

25 Weeks Until Summer...if you're counting

Happy New Year, and welcome to a new challenge at Your Scrapbook Place blog. This month, Robyn's Fetish sponsors our challenge, offering prizes to one random winner at the end of January.
I played with a digital image from Robyn's Fetish called It's a Dragonfly Day.
Not that I'm counting or anything, but did you know there are only 25 weeks until summer?? Not that it has necessarily been a standard winter this year in the midwest. More like a roller coaster ride with Mother Nature handling the controls. Fifty degree temps one week and eleven inches of snow the next.
This realization inspired me to create a New Year greetings card with a mix of wintery background paper and summery yellow color scheme. I often send out New Year cards to my friends instead of Christmas cards. The rush of the holidays is over and I have more time to send out a cheery wish for the coming year while updating friends on how the old year has treated me and my family.
The challenge at Your Scrapbook Place is always Anything Goes, so link up your card or project before January 31st for your chance to win!!
Challenges I am Entering:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Girls - Winter Blues
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes