Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!


2014 has officially begun!  I hope it's the start of a wonderful year for all of us, but it's now officially the end of my term as an inaugural member of the Penny Black Stamp Squad.  Those months flew by, and I was honored to serve with my fellow teamies, Greta, Judy, Penny, and Rosemary.  But all good things come to an end, and so as a farewell, this week we have taken over the Penny Black Blog.  Today is my day over there - I hope you'll pay a visit there, too!

I decided to go with a New Year's Resolution kind of theme, and chose the wonderful Life's Messages  cling set to work with.  My first card is being featured over at the Penny Black Blog, and here's a second one, using a quote from Philippians, which you can see over there on my sidebar.  While I am not a resolution-maker each year, this quote has always meant alot to me and I was thrilled to find it as part of this stamp set!  Here's my card for today:

PB Jan 1

I decided to let the words be the star of my card, so I chose a collection of design papers (Crate Paper's On Trend paper pad) to go along with them.  I stamped in a grey ink in keeping with the color scheme of the papers, and just added a rose and some leaves to echo the beautiful floral paper.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people at Penny Black, and especially our coordinator, Jill Foster, for allowing us to play with these wonderful stamps during our term on the Stamp Squad.

Wishing us all a prosperous, healthy and Happy New Year 2014!!


  1. Lovely card Lin - the beautiful papers and flower are the perfect complement to showcasing this stamp ;)
    Wishing you all the best for lots more crafty fun in 2014! Rx

  2. Happy New Year, Lin and what a beautiful Bible verse to begin the Year with - love your card!

  3. You KNOW I love these colors! The flowery panel is so pretty and what a gorgeous rose!

    Happy New Year to you, my friend! ♥♥♥

  4. Beautiful!! Lovely way to start a new year!! It's been a joy!! Lots of hugs.

  5. GORGEOUS, Lin :) Happy New Year!!

  6. I love that you let the words take center stage on this card, Lin! Your design and color combo are also very pretty, as always!

    Sending you my best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

  7. Beautiful way to showcase that inspiring verse, Lin! I've loved being on the Stamp Squad with you. Happy New Year!

  8. This is stunning Lin. What a fitting finish to your term on the Stamp Squad. Love how you used the grey ink ~ makes it more elegant looking.

  9. beautiful card, lin... so soft and feminine! it has been a joy to be on the stamp squad with you... happy new year!

  10. What a glorious start to the new year, Lin. This may be my all-time Lin favorite. You are a blessing. Happy New Year!


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