Sunday, January 3, 2010

GCA #72 - It's a Brand New Year!!

Hello all!! I hope you are enjoying the beginnings of a fresh new year! As many do at this time, we look back to see where we've been and we look forward to where we are headed. Or would like to be headed!!! LOL! And, with Christmas just past, many of us have received new stampin goodies!!

The challenge for this week is to use any new item you have recently received, either as a Christmas present, or that you bought for yourself, to create a card, scrapbook page, or any type of creation. There is no special theme this week, just be sure to list what your new item is.

My sample for this week is using one of the new sets in the upcoming Occasions mini catalog. You can order from the mini beginning on January 5th.

The "Happy Birthday" greeting is from the Well Scripted set and I ordered the clear mount stamps that SU! is now carrying!!! These are not acrylic stamps, but the same red rubber SU! is known for, but now you can use clear blocks to stamp with!

My card uses the Night & Day dsp that is currently available in the Holiday mini until Monday!!! Even the printed window sheet comes in that pack.

My flowers were cut out with the Flower Folds die in fabric. I then layered them with a Fleurette and brad from the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge.

The sketch I used was Mary Jo Price Williams weekly sketch on her blog, Techno Stamper.

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by January 9, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA72 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!



StampinCathy said...

Ann this card is just stunning. Love the colors and layout. Can't wait to do the challenge.

FibreJunky said...

I hope this works!

raindropecho said...

Hi Ann! It's been a while, but I'm back :) What a beautiful card you've created! I hope you had a fantastic holiday season.

Here's my card

- Ann

*Alison* said...

Here is mine..

Janice M said...

Fun Challenge!! Here's my card

Liz said...

Iv made an altered tin
Here is my card

Nikki said...

Here's Mine
Beautiful Card you've made
hugs Nikki

Joan Ervin said...
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Joan Ervin said...

Your card is the color combo and the flower is awesome!!! Here is my card

Hazel said...

Happy New Year. My card is here x

Hazel said...

I meant to say how gorgeous your card is x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card.

My entry is here.

FibreJunky said...

Here's mine!

Shannah said...

Thanks for the challenge!
Here's my card...
Sweet Lulla-bear

crafterGM said...

Here is my Card
Thanks Gloria M.

Made by Mandy said...

Happy New Year Ann

I've not entered many challenges lately but hopefully will be able to take part more now the madness of Christmas is out of the way.

Mandy's Card

StampinCathy said...

WoW! Look at all the stampers playing this week. How awesome!
Here's my card:

Nikki said...

2nd Card
Here's Mine
Hugs Nikki

Made by Mandy said...

I've made another card (wonders will never cease!)

Mandy's Card

Job is going really well, thank you for asking. Unfortunately my Mum passed away at end of October so with all that happened in 2009 I am REALLY glad to see the back of it and hoping 2010 will be a much better year. Thankyou for thinking of me, you are a lovely warm person and I am honoured to have 'met' you in blogland xxx