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.