Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year New Challenge

     What a season this has been. Christmas, 6 birthdays and a baby shower! It was wonderful having the whole family around to celebrate all these events including my son, DIL and 2 of the grandchildren from Florida  as well as my daughter and SIL from HI. It's been a while since all 5 of the kids plus the 8 grandchildren have spent Christmas with us so it was wonderful.
Now that the decorations are down and the house is quiet I am back to creating (which I love). Of course the best way to start off the year is with a good challenge and I love what Color Throwdown 123 had in store. Kristen offered free digital paper and I was just blown away by the colors. I had one last birthday card to complete so this paper was perfect.
     I decided to use the Japanese lantern stamp by Inkadinkado.It just added so much to the paper. I used Tim Holtz forest moss for the ink color and it matched the paper perfectly. I just love when that happens, lol. I also used a M's stamp for the HB greeting and cut with the Spellbinders oval  in 2 sizes and used popdots to "pop" the sentiment.
     Of course no card is complete without some bling. I just love Creative Charms bling. The gradient jewels are so sparkly!
     Part of the challenge was to include a finished inside as well as a lined envelope. I always love to do this , it just seems to complete the look. The patterned paper Kristen designed was perfect for
 cutting out certain elements. I did choose to leave the inside blank as I have a long message convey.
     Happy New Year my friends, I have some great projects to share with you this year. 


Broni said...

I like how you used the digi papers...especially on the inside of the card! Very cool! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Lori said...

So pretty! You did a fantastic job with the CTD colors and patterned papers--love the way you used the paper to decorate the inside of your card.