Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Simon Says.........Something New

This is my 2nd post for today; if you're here to see my farewell post as a member of the Penny Black Stamp Squad, please scroll down 1 post or click HERE.  Thanks!

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Happy New Year!!  It's time for the first challenge of 2014 at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

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Our theme this week is Something New; you can interpret that any way you like: New Year, new job, new baby, something crafty that's new.  The Design Team are working with My Favorite Things this week, and if you have any of their dies, stamps, or stencils, we'd love to see your creations with them, too, but it's not necessary to enter our challenge as long as you follow our theme.

At this time of year I am already tired of the grey landscape and short days, and so my mind went to spring, which is a new beginning for all of us every year.  In looking through the MFT offerings at Simon Says Stamp, I found this lovely Spring Wreath die, which includes the 2-part bow.  I also typed "New Beginnings" into the search bar and found this sweet paper pad by Webster's Pages.  The papers are all pastels which I love so much and there are baby motifs, eggs, nests, and lots of pretty florals, so there were my elements for my card!

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I chose 3 of the papers in pinks and greens, and added some matching pearls as little pink flower buds.  I love how everything pulled together!  (the sentiment is from a The Craft's Meow stamp set that is now discontinued, but isn't it perfect?  Happy Spring would work here, too, but this one covers all the bases!  I think with these colors that it could be celebrating the start of a new family)   Here's a closer shot to show you the pretty dimensional bow, which will come in handy even when I'm not using this wreath.

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Our generous Heidi has provided us with a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore for the random winner of this challenge!

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13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Lin! Love that pretty paper you used! Great design too!

    Happy New Year!

    hugs...

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  2. Oh, my! More pink and green - YUM!! This is really beautiful, Lin! LOVE IT!!

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  3. Oh this is such a pretty card Lin! Love the soft pink and green!

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  4. Gorgeous card Lin :-) the wreath is beautiful and I love the bow, so very pretty and I love the papers too :-)

    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. This is beautiful Lin, I love the garland design and such goorgeous papers and details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  6. I love this card, Lin--wonderful colors & I have & love that wreath die--great way to use it!

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  7. This is as sweet as can be Lin, love that darling little bow!

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  8. wow love the pp you've used Lin. It goes so perfectly as a backdrop to the gorgeous wreath and ribbon.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful Lin.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. Gorgeous! The paper is so pretty and Love the wreath.

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  11. I really love the color combination and your wreath is absolutely gorgeous, Lin! I'm a huge fan of bows, and haven't seen this beauty until now...I love how you created rose buds with those lovely pink gems, too! Such a stunning card!

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  12. Gorgeous cards, Lin! Love the pretty pearl embellishments :)

    *mwah*
    Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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