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