Sunday, January 2, 2011

GCA #118 - Happy NEW Year to You!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!  I pray all of you had a safe and fabulous New Year's Eve and Day!!!  I stayed nice and cozy in my apartment, working on some swaps I need to get out!!

Now that Christmas is behind us and the New Year has started, this week we are going to focus on NEW things!!!  What did you get for Christmas, either from loved ones or stuff you bought yourself????  Anything that is NEW to you, I want you to use it on your creations this week!!

The week of Christmas I received my Occasions/SAB pre-order.  One of the sets I ordered is from the main IB & C, but one I've wanted since the catty came out: Grunge Rock!  Not exactly sure why I like this set, but since I seem to be into more vintage/collage/distressed looks lately I think that's why I like it!

Anyway, I finally inked it up yesterday and new it would be the perfect choice for this week's GCA!!  And, I used every stamp in the set on this card!!!  That doesn't happen very often!  I also made this for the FS204 on SCS : WhiteRockMama AKA Marisa!  I liked the layout she used on her card and the colors.  The colors came from the Curtain Call Color Challenge. 

My changes are:
* Stamp set
* Colors - While I kept the Certainly Celery, I did use the original Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette from the challenge
* The layout is basically the same, yet I tweaked my sentiment panel and didn't notch the ends.
* Left off the button and used a clip/ribbon combo
* Used rhinestones instead of dew drops

I also used my Distressing Essentials kit - Tea Stain - around the sentiment tag and the main image panel.  The sentiment tag was also distressed with my distressor tool.

Love how this turned out!!!  And I know who it will go to!!  One of my close girlfriends has a birthday in April and this is perfect for her!!  Nothing like being prepared, right??

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 8, 2011 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA118 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!!!!



Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Hi Ann, I love this card, I'm really getting into bright but grungy pink at the moment, I just started working on a Skullentine paper set :D
Thanks very much for your lovely comment on my blog, the digi you asked about is available now at Tellen's Place, and I've put a link in my blog post as well :D

Shelley said...

Here is my creation, hope its alright.

Hugs Shelley xx

Made by Mandy said...

What a great card for teenage girls.

Here is My Submission

Hope the start to your New Year has been a good one Ann xxx

Hazel said...

My card is here x

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

I'm back with my entry :D

Anonymous said...

I love this card!! Thanks for commenting on my photos on SCS!

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Happy New Year Ann! You can find my creation here:

Hazel said...

another card here x

Unknown said...

Heres my entry

Katie said...

Great challenge!
Here's my card

Jeanette said...

My entry is here

Designs By MeMe said...

Very nice card. Here is my entry

Hazel said...

Another card here x

Katie said...

Another from me

Mary said...

Here's my card

li-bee-ti said...

Happy New Year, Ann! to you and all you love.
My card, using NEW distress ink, is here.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann, that such a lovely card ! Love the guitar and the beautiful coloring.
Please tell me how you feel about my card :

Made by Mandy said...

I've made another Valentines card :)

My Submission