Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

They say that what you do on the first day of the New Year, will set your sites for the rest of the year. Well, I made 2 cards so it seems like a pretty good start for me! The inspiration for both cards began with challenges at 365 Cards which I will list below.

The first card is for Challenge Day 304 - Flashback Wednesday. The DT was to pick a challenge from 2010 and my DD, Kim picked, "Keep it Simple: One image, a sentiment, one embellishment, and limit the amount of space you use on the card to about 1/3 of the entire space available." She made a New Year's card so I did the same, only in a wine bottle shape.

The digital image on the inside is from the artist Jehanne (sorry, I couldn't find the blog again), the label is from The Graphic's Fairy (lots and lots of vintage images) and the bottle template is from Simon Says Stamps.

Besides 365 Cards, I am entering this in the following challenges that have inspired me:
4 Crafty Chicks with a New Year theme
Crazy 4 Challenges with a Celebration theme
Dutch Dare Card Challenge with a New Beginnings theme
For Fun Challenge with a New Year theme
Freshed Brewed Designs with a combination of New Year and Celebration theme
I Did It Creations with a theme of something New, such as baby or New Year
Lots To Do Challenge with a New Year's theme
One Stop Craft Challenge with a New Beginnings theme
Paper Pretties Challenge with a Ring in the New Year theme
Simon Says Stamps with a Time to Celebrate theme, this is where I copied the wine bottle template
Stampin' B's Challenge with a celebration theme
Tuesday Tagger's Blogspot with an Old Father Time theme
Digital Tuesday Challenge with an Anything Goes theme

My second card is for 365 Cards, Day 305 Flashback Thursday, looking back at Challenge Day 111 - Stunning Silhouette...with a twist, picked by Hannah. The challenge is to use a silhouette on your card and create your card in only black and white

I remembered this tree background stamp I had purchased sometime ago by Cornish Heritage Farms and thought it would be perfect for making a silhouette.  The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes by SU!

Besides 365 Cards, I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Frosted Designs with a challenge to use a quote
Little Red Wagon wants us to use leftovers, that would be the tag, white and black CS pulled from the scrap box.
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge to use something new, that would be the white CS that I just ordered and received from Mark's Finest Paper after my Christmas vacation.
Saturday Challenge to uses buttons and bows.

My husband and I had a wonderful Christmas break with our daughter Kim and gran' puppy Malie. Kim is a most wonderful hostess and as always our trip was too short. Thanks Kim for letting me have the 'studio apartment' at your house, it gave me a small glimpse into the future!  LOL!

Wishing everyone a joyous, happy and safe New Year with many more to come!



redwasher1 said...

WOW! Your card is stunning!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Tamie said...

Sam love both of your cards. The bottle is sooooooo cute and I made the image bigger to see the adorable bunnies. Loving the inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Happy New Year.

Tamie - 4 Crafty Chicks.

Kim Mc said...

Fabulous mother dear!! Those bunnies are adorable and love how you have them on the inside of the bottle card! And that silhouette tree is gorgeous! I definitely hope this means we'll see more from you this year...maybe you should make a resolution to create at least one card a week! I'm doing at least two so I know you could do it! And thanks for coming to visit again this Christmas...sorry it was so rainy but at least you know it's not always sunny in paradise! And thank you too for all your and dad's hard work on my home...I'll think of you everytime I sit at my coffee table (and wonder when I'm going to finish it!) Well, I think I'm headed to bed early tonight to catch up on what I missed last night! Talk to ya later! Love, KL

crafty creations said...

Beautiful work Sam - love the bottle card and that silhouette card is stunning

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely monochrome card!

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful cards~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow I love that silhouette card - just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with SPeedy's Friends!

Anette said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

Zoechaos said...

Lovely cards all of them and bubbly great way to start the year. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do XOXO Zoe

karen said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at DTC this week, Karen

Saskia said...

Great work card for Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Happy 2011!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Lori Apgar said...

Both cards are lovely!! I love the quote you used!!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs :)

Amy Johnson said...

What a fun shaped card...especially for New Years. And the tree card is beautiful! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Leanne said...

Very cool, thanks for playing!

Leanne 4 Crafty Chicks DT!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!! I love the tree card... it makes such a pretty silhouette! And your sentiment is so sweet! Thanks for taking on our quote challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Hannah said...

I really like that tree stamp! Beautiful cards :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! Wishing you a Happy New Year ahead!!!

Ildiko said...

What a nice card, I love the top right corner, just so cool, thanks playing along with TT

~Michelle~ said...

Thank you for playing the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week! :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards :-) thanks for using the bottle template ,, fabulous job !! and the 2nd card is stunning too :-)

Wishing you a very Happy New Year :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and Stamp Something Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

Two lovely cards Sally. Thanks for joining us at TT's this week. Emma xx

Benzi said...

Those little bunnies are so adorable and I really love the other card. Wow! So glad you joined the Stampin B's 'celebrate' challenge this week.

Pam said...

As usual you have such wonderful takes on these challenges!! BTW - I FINALLY got your prize off to you in the mail :)

PetraB said...

Lovely cards.

Curlybear said...

Wow beautiful Monochromatic card,
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy 2011,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 115 Buttons & Bows
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Helen Dooley said...

The bottle cards look fun! I love the trees card. wonderful job on all. Thanks for sharing them with us at FOr fun.

Hestia's Helper said...

Wow! Both of your cards are beautiful!

Thank you for Celebrating with Fresh Brewed Designs!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very clever in the first....and one of my fav CHF backgrounders with the trees....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

annewalker said...

That is a very clever project. I like the designs and layout. Such great work. New Year is here so let me express my happy new year greetings to you and to everyone!
Anne Walker xoxox @