Dec 31 2008

Blogger’s and DCBD108 Challenges

Today’s card fulfills a couple challenges!  One is the Blogger’s Challenge from last Friday with the theme of Celebration.  I was taking a much needed rest from my studio after Christmas, but finally made it down to work on this card yesterday.  It also is appropriate for today’s DCBD108 Challenge of a New Year’s celebration card!

Remember I told you about my Starts bin?  Those items I’ve started, but they didn’t end up on the card I was working on?  Well, this card is put together entirely from my Starts bin!  The Base card of Chocolate Chip is layered with Baja Breeze Prints Designer Paper and I used the Ticket Corner Punch.  From another project was the Holiday Treasures polka dot Designer Paper layered on Old Olive cardstock.   The house I inked in Versamark and then Chocolate Chip and stamped on Whisper White.  It was embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then laid a mask half way across the image and used my sponge dauber to add Baja Breeze color to the "sky" area and left the "ground" white for snow.  This was layered onto Old Olive.  I stamped "Let’s Celebrate" from On Your Birthday stamp set and punched it with the 1 1/4 circle punch, then a layered 1 3/8 Chocolate Chip circle punch.  I popped up the house layer with dimensionals and added a couple silver mini brads in the upper left corner. 

I think it makes a nice New Year’s card…but I’ll probably use it for one of the January birthdays.

I’m in the middle of cleaning up my studio, making swaps for the latest Control Freaks swap, and getting my Leadership swaps done!  I desperately need to clean up a little more in my studio.  I hope to finish up the stamping portion of my swaps today and then sit and watch the football games tomorrow and put them all together.  Tonight we are going to dinner with friends and then coming back to the house to play cards.

Check out the rest of the Diva Coffee Break Designers:

Chris Austin
Dannie Graves
Dee Tollaksen
Heidi Michel
Julie Semones
Kristin Moore
Selene Kempton
Lisa Freeman




10 People have left comments on this post

Dec 31, 2008 - 10:12:17
Lisa B. said:

I have a “starts” pile that up until I read your posting, didn’t have a name! I’ll have to change mine to a bin and copy you!

This is a wonderful card! Love the layout and how the “tag” drops off the main image!

Dec 31, 2008 - 10:12:09
Chris Austin said:

Your card is very pretty.

Dec 31, 2008 - 11:12:52
Rachel Hope said:

Very pretty! I love that house!

Dec 31, 2008 - 12:12:30

Pretty little card, makes it look like snow is a beautiful thing. Which it is, on a card! Thanks for the reminder that winter is pretty!

Dec 31, 2008 - 12:12:37
Heidi Michel said:

We woke up to alot of snow unfortunately.
Happy New Year girlfriend!!

Dec 31, 2008 - 03:12:16

Ooh, great card! And I love the idea of your Starts Bin! I have something similar, but I never remember to go there and end up “donating” it to my daughter’s stash every year or so. She loves it and I guess I feel less guilty about not using them.

Dec 31, 2008 - 04:12:43

This is so beautiful. Great job on the challenges!

Jan 1, 2009 - 10:01:52

Wonderful card Connie! Perfect for those January birthdays or for the new year! Such a great design! Happy New Year! 😀

Jan 1, 2009 - 04:01:34
Ida said:

Super lovely card.

Jan 2, 2009 - 07:01:54
Nikki said:

Very pretty! Love your layout….great card! {SMILE}