Wednesday, January 1, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Something New

Welcome to the first Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in 2014! I hope you all had a wonderful two week holiday with your families. This week's challenge is Something New... New Year, New Job, New Baby, New Crafty Stash, New Home, etc. The design team is featuring products from My Favourite Things. You don't have to use them but we'd love to see them if you have any!

My card represents a fresh start for 2014, a new beginning, perfect for me actually. I was more than ready to say goodbye to 2013. I had a lot of success here in blogland but too many personal struggles. I wholeheartedly welcome the new year and hope it is easier than the last two years. This sentiment is a bit of encouragement to keep trudging along. :)

I used several items from My Favorite Things, including Circle One StaxBoy Meets GirlMini Rolled RosesRoyal Leaves and Off the Chart. The patterned papers are from Crate Paper's DIY Shop paper pad. I sponged the edges of the lady and striped card base with distress inks.

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!

It could be you!

I hope you will play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday and Happy New Year!!! :)



Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous card Emily! Such a fun design! Love it!

Happy New Year!


Laura Sterckx said...

Fantastic card, Emily! I love the different patterns and te pretty flower! :) Happy New Year! XO

Lin said...

Love your design, Emily, and your paper choices are wonderful, too - the stripes and floral are so fun together! Looking forward with you to a better 2014!

Elena said...

love it, Emily! happy new year!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Emily :-) I love the whole design of this, the beautiful felt flower and vellum sentiment are fab ,, I just love all the layering too, something I find really difficult to do :-)

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year :-)
Lols x x x

Karen said...

Happy New Year your card.

Cindy C. said...

So charming! Happy New Year Emily!

Heather said...

A fabulous card Emily, I love your design and wonderful details especially the image and beautiful felt flower!!

Heather xx

Cindy Lovell said...

Fantastic card,Emily!! I love the sentiment on the vellum and the background!!
Happy New Year! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card, dearie!!

alexandra s.m. said...

✯ Happy New Year Emily ✯
Love your card!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love this card Emily - very eclectic and fun!! So many interesting elements! Happy New Year!!

m said...

I love your card! Have a fabulous 2014!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, Emily! I love how you paired your patterned papers and the rose is beautiful!

I really hope 2014 brings lots of happiness in your personal certainly deserve it!

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card.

Lindsey said...

I hope you can do much better than just trudging this year, Em. :)
Beautiful card -- great for a fresh start 2014!

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Super cute layout, Emily! I love the combination of papers you used :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Leanne Whitby said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the mini rolled rose. It's one of my favourite MFT dies!