Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Something New with Color!!!

Happy new year everyone!

It is that time a year for new year's resolutions! Most people have typical goals: lose weight, save money (which are 2 of mine as well lol). But I wanted a different resolution!

My mom inspired me for this one. She is normally pretty good about sending out a card to each family member around their birthday. I say around because some tend to be a couple of days late and I am giving myself that time frame as well. So my new year's resolution is to send everyone in my family a birthday card. Doesn't sound too bad huh? Well there are 28 of us of my mom's side! And one of my cousins is pregnant so I am adding the baby to the list to make a total of 29 cards! That is more cards than I have ever made in 1 year!

There are 3 birthdays in the first week of January! So for my first card for my Aunt Dawn I went to check out some challenge blogs for inspiration.

Play Date Cafe's color challenge was this great combination:
Very typical Christmas. But since we are past christmas time, I wanted to use the colors in an untypical way. I pulled out a 6x6 paper pack from Echo Park's Victoria Garden line and found the perfect paper. 
I love the pink and green roses. But I had to make sure I got red in there so I made this tissue paper rose that I saw on Tim Holtz's blog during the 12 tags of Christmas.

I love the way it turned out! I added a pre-made flower for the center of my tissue flower, some bling and I was done!

So that is my "Something New" for For Fun Challenge Blog's challenge this week too! My New Year's Resolution! Wish me luck throughout the year!

Also this week is my cousin's husband Tim and little cousin Manny.
Tim's card will be a special one. He is the lucky guy with a birthday close enough to get the card I am making as my project for a Guest Designer next week! Check back on the 11th to find out where and see my masculine card.



Jinny Newlin said...

This is just beautiful, Liz! LOVE that dimensional blossom and its pearl flourish! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe! And good luck with your New Year's resolution ;)! It's a good one!

Ruby said...

Well this looks like a stunning way to start off your card making resolution! What a beautiful flower! Thanks for joining in with us over at The Play Date Cafe & Happy New Year!

Regan said...

Hi liz, you can play at LRW any week- the challenges go from wednesday to tuesday!!

Liz said...

Thanks for letting me know Regan!!!

Helen Dooley said...

What an awesome card!! Thanks for playing along on FOr Fun.

Pauline said...

Hi Liz, this is beautiful! I adore that flower.... thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!

Kathy D. said...

That was my resolution in 2010 and I did it!! Didn't make that my goal in 2011 and my friends can vouch for that...I think very few received cards from me last year!! I wish you luck and know you can do it.

I love this card. just so pretty.

Thanks for making a project that fits the "new event" theme at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will come back tomorrow, 1/11/12 for a new challenge!

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