Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Friends!

It's been nearly a month since I've posted or made a card.  I've been enjoying my family and the Christmas holidays and taking a bit of a break from blogland.  The other night, however, I pulled out my supplies and started creating again.

I made two cards for the CASology challenge 'New.' 


The first is a new baby card. I stamped the PTI banner in blue, green, and purple to make a baby bunting.  I also used my new twine from Lily Belle's Paperie on Etsy.  I had a stamp with the word baby in it that fit the circle tag, but it didn't fit, if you know what I mean.  Instead I used this tiny Joy sentiment from PTI Mega Mixed Messages.  It looked better in the circle , and I decided that 'joy' is the perfect word for new babies.  Sleepless nights, dirty diapers, colic . . . and joy.


For the second card I participated in a new to me challenge, Freshly Made Sketches.  As this is the 67th challenge, it's obviously not new to the world, but it's the first time I've ever participated in it so it's new to me. :)  I used Wplus9 Mother's Day Bouquet for the flowers and added a sentiment from PTI Mega Mixed Messages.  Again I used my new twine.  I love that sampler pack with so many beautiful colors. 

We were going to drive up into the mountains today to go snowshoeing, but when I checked the weather conditions it said it was 28 degrees and gusting up to 38 miles per hour.  I don't think our girls would enjoy snowshoeing into a freezing wind!  So instead, we'll be "taking down Christmas"  and then I'll enjoy catching up on all of your lovely blogs.

Thanks for your visit!

Ann

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17 comments:

Jen Timko said...

Ann, these are wonderful! The pretty pop of color against the white space on your second card is really fabulous! So glad you found us and joined in this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Katina said...

Hi Ann, happy new year!

Two gorgeous cards to start 2013. Both so fresh, clean and perfect.
xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, the pastel banners...LOVE! And *joy* as a sentiment for a new baby card? That's genius! What is more joyful?? Although after reading your list....lol. Rose-coloured glasses we wear looking back on those days, eh??
I'm loving the floral card too - perfect colours in that bouquet :)
I hear you on the weather - Connor just left to walk to dog, and it's -17C just now. BRRRR.

Judy1223 said...

Hi Ann, and welcome back to blogland! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas holidays...and now the "taking down of decorations" begins! (I'm right there with you this weekend.) I love both cards for the CASology challenge this week...the baby card is so sweet (your comments about all a baby brings along with joy made me smile!), and I really LOVE the second card. Such pretty pink flowers and accents! Love the twine, too. Thanks for playing along as CASology -- your cards are always so perfectly CAS!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year, Ann! Both your cards are so pretty! That little pink bow on the second one is so sweet! And you're right, "JOY" is the perfect word for new babies. :-)

Jen said...

So pretty! The colors are soft and wonderful on both of your cards! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches! I hope you'll join us again!

Jen W. said...

Glad to see you back, Ann! Love you sweet baby card especially that little tag!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love the banners and and the birthday card, both so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Rosemary said...

love, love, love the baby card... the banners are fabby!! and the second card is equally fabby... so happy to see you playing along with CASology, ann!! happy new year!

Lynn said...

both cards are fabulous, but I absolutely adore the banners on the first...the soft colors are beautiful.

Maureen Merritt said...

I LOVE your banner card!!! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Ardyth said...

Joy is the perfect word for a new baby - why else would people put up with all the messy, loud stuff? lol! Such pretty soft colours - perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Ann, I'm glad you're back!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, love the baby card in those pastel colours! And the baker's twine looks fab on both cards. Happy New Year to you!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's so nice to have you back in Blogville, Ann! Your takes on the "new" challenge and the FMS challenge are spot on. I adore the colors of your baby bunting card and the use of "joy" on your sweet tag is genius!!

You're a good mom to keep everyone in and cozy today, even though no one loves the "taking down" part of Christmas!

Hope to see you again soon. xo

lostinpaper said...

Welcome back, glad to hear that you had a great Christmas! Isn't it nice to be making cards again, and yours are just beautiful! I especially love your pastel buntings!

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous CAS creation Ann! Love the roses and white space ...
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Rita said...

Wowzers! Now that's how you use white space. Beautiful, beautiful card, Ann! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.