Saturday, January 1, 2011

Celebrating with Something New....Happy 2011!!!!

Happy New Year
May 2011 be a year full of creativity and joy!!!!


I have been busy the last few days with celebrations postponed by torrential rain one weekend AND a snowstorm last weekend, so I was very happy when I could combine both challenges this week.

The Crazy4Challenges goal this week was to celebrate something, whilte the Speedy's Friends Challenge was to use something new.  Well, I decided to celebrate RETIREMENT, and I used my brand new diamond Nesties.  (I was blessed with a few Nesties for Christmas....isn't that fab????)  I used one of the sets released by Mark's Finest Papers in December.  I LOVE this sun set.....it is perfect for so many occasions.

Both groups would love for you to play along.  Use the links below to make your way to both teams's blogs.

Crazy4Challenges Blog
Speedy's Friends Blog

25 comments:

StampOwl said...

Cool card Joanne ... love your diamond nesties

Barbara said...

Love this cause to celebrate, Joanne! Looking forward to mine, LOL!

Maria said...

Wow Joanne. . .your card definitely is a wonderful card to start the year! The sun image is really cool!!! I love all the embossing on your card. I really need to use my embossing folders more often!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Happy New Year, Joanne!

Maria

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, JoJo!!! How fun you got new stamping stuff, and I love how you used the diamond Nestie in your sketch design. I haven't used mine in a while, so I like that fresh idea. The colors and embossing are so pretty on this card, too. Beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful retirement card!! Love your bow and layout!

Emily Keaton said...

Joanne, these colors are FABULOUS!! What a great retirement card. I love your coloring and layout for this. Have fun using those new Nesties!! Happy New Year!!

Silli said...

Oh Joanne, this is wonderful, love the colors...Thanks for the inspiration!!! Happy 2011°

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is awesome! I love the layout and the yummy colours. Happy New Year Sweet Lady!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Joanne. Happy New Year and thank-you so much for the FABULOUS Christmas card.

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous design with the diamond nesties and the background panel with the rounded corners...beautiful colors and sun image, too!!!! Hope you have a wonderful 2011, Joanne...stay safe and warm with all the bad weather!!!

Liz Williams said...

I love the textures, the colors, and the fabulous way you used this cute image. It is the coolest layout I've seen for this one!!!

Joanne Travis said...

I love these colors together. What a fab card!
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011, Joanne!

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Joanne! What a gorgeous color combination!

redwasher1 said...

Stunning card and I love it!
Happy New Year!!

One4Joy said...

This is gorgeous, Joanne...perfect balance of texture and color (an unexpected combination that is so cool)! And that sun has such interest to it...well done.

And a blessed New Year to you over on the right coast!

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year Joanne!!! I can't believe how long we known each other :) time does fly by fast!!! Hope this will be a fabulous one for you!!! Your retirment card is awesome!!! Cool theme too :)!!! Big hugs ~S~

Our Little Inspirations said...

Don't you just love getting new Nesties!? WOW, the colors here just dazzle me, and the layout is amazing! Happy New Year!

Virgo5 said...

Gorgeous, love those colours!
Happy New Year!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Jo! LOVE all the texture, and that gorgeous yellow bow!

Harriet Skelly said...

Joanne this is so gorgeous - I love this color combination!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, this is just stunning! I love the layout and the colors and texture, gorgeous!

Jenny Gropp said...

Such a striking color combo! Great card!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Pretty, I like these colors together.

Benzi said...

Joanne, hope you enjoyed all your celebrations.
I guess we can all get down to serious business with our card creating now. This is very pretty and the yummiest colors.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty!