Friday, January 1, 2016

January 1, 2016 Bestie International Challenge

Happy New Year my friends and welcome to our very first My Besties International Challenge for 2016.  There will be many many more to come throughout the year, but this is the beginning of a new year and new beginning for us all.  Did anyone make any New Year's resolutions?  I stopped that practice years ago, but I am beginning the New Year once again with a grateful heart regarding all the blessings I have been given and looking forward to a wonderful new year.  I plan to continue to stay on my "healthy" journey.  This past year I was able to stay the course and I reached a goal that my Dr. set for me, losing 85 lbs, completely off  all insulin and my diabetic pills, and was able to mark an item off my bucket list.  What you say.....well I walked my very first 5K ever.  Not too shabby for a 71 year old gal.  So thankful and grateful to be where I am in my life.  Looking forward to more awesome "firsts" and changes to come for the better.

OK, so lets get on with the awesome challenge for this month called Color My World - Lots of Color.  Well I think my card certainly lived up to the challenge, cause there are lots of colors used.  I chose one of Sherri Baldy's 3D Images this time.  When Sherri first came out with these, I was afraid to try them, thinking I could never do all that cutting.  Well I bit the bullet a couple years ago, pulled out my scissors, then decided I liked cutting them out better with an xacto knife.  So the rest is history.  After my first one, I absolutely fell in love.  I love the 3D look on the cards.  So many dimensions.  You can find the image in Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop and can see it by clicking HERE

This is my card for the challenge:


Here is a side view so you can see the layers on the image.


I absolutely love the layered dimensions of the card.  So much fun.

Supplies used:
Sherri Baldy's 3D Image
Bazzill Cardstock
Lace from joAnns Fabrics
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Miscl papers I had on hand
Spellbinders scalloped Oval Die
Butterflys from AC Moore Crafts
Sentiment from Stampin Up

I truly hope you all will consider joining us in our challenge for this month.  It is a fun one and I can't wait to see all the beautiful creations you will use with all the color you want to add.

Please go to our blog and see all the rest of the design team's creations, and don't be shy, add one of your own to the challenge.  You can see the DT cards and enter your own by clicking HERE

Thanks again for stopping by.  Hope you all enjoyed my card and want to wish you all a very Happy New Year and may abundant blessings come your way during the new year.

I have entered this card in the followiing challenges:

http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/



Happy Stamping and Blessings,
Pat



January 1, 2016, Aussie Besties Challenge

Happy New Year everyone. Hope everyone had a wonderful new year's eve and looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings us all.  Wishing you all a very prosperous 2016 filled with lots of love, joy, and blessings.  

Today starts a brand new year as well as a brand new challenge with the Aussie Besties DT Challenge. It is called Anything Goes + Flowers.  This should be a challenge that appeals to a lot of you, as we all like to do our own thing a lot of times, so anything goes is a great way to start the new year.  Plus I think most of us use a lot of flowers, so anything goes plus flowers is an exciting challenge.  I have used one of Sherri Baldy's My Bestie digis and you can find this image in her Etsy store by clicking HERE

Here is my take on the challenge.  

I decided to use my one my favorite color combinations, purple and green and since flowers was a requirement, I certainly took advantage and used a lot of those.  

Supplies Used:
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - AC Moore
Prima Doily Die
Miscl papers plus Sherri Baldy Papers
Watercolor paper for Image
Distressed Inks

This image is one of Sherri's newer ones.  I loved her when she came out and just had to color her to use for this challenge.  

I hope you will join us in this first challenge of the New Year.  You can see all the other DT's creations on our challenge blog and you can enter your own there too.  To do that, click HERE

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my card this month.  I would so appreciate if you would leave comments, I truly truly appreciate each and everyone.  

Challenges I'm Entering with this card

http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/


Happy Stamping and blessings to all,
Pat