Sunday, January 13, 2013

Friendship is a sheltering tree


This is my first card for the year 2013. Can you believe that it's already the 13th?  (I know....I'm a little slow.....lol) This is also my last Design Team card for the Clear It Out challenge blog.  It's been a wonderful 6 months on the team & I've made some wonderful friends.  Thank you, Laura, and the team for being so awesome & welcoming to me.  I wish you all the very best for 2013.

The challenge theme for this challenge is CIRCLES.  Can you find my circles?  (if not.....I think you may need some eye glasses....LOL).  The stash item is ANYTHING GOES.  Our sponsor is Digi Darla Designs & I've used "Birds in tree" to showcase my card.  You can find it HERE. It comes as a standard black line drawing so I played with my Print Shop Elements 6 program.  Can you see the cute little colored birdies?  Well this was my first time "painting" my picture in PSE6......it happened as a 'happy accident' as I was playing around with my image.   (I really need to spend some time learning all the cool things I can do with that program.)

Anywho......the sentiment I used was perfect for this card.  It comes from Paulette at Create with TLC.  She has oodles & oodles of amazing sentiments.  Perfect for any card.  And guess what?  It was FREE.  How sweet is Paulette for giving away so many wonderful sentiments & graphics.  Thank you, Paulette!  I've cut out & layered my sentiment with my Nesties "Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles small" (boy that's a mouthful! lol) What would I do without my diecuts.

My stash item for this card is another glittery page from my DCWV matstack called "All Dressed Up".  I felt it went really well with the black & white trees as the background.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Inky Chicks:  #1 Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenges:  #1 Anything Goes
My Grafico:  #143 Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:  #1 Use Ribbon
Inky Impressions Challenges:  #92 Add a Sentiment
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog:  #109 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Black & White plus splash of color
Totally Paper Crafts:  #149 Ribbon
613 Avenue Create:  #2 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I always look forward to reading your sweet comments. 

Huggies & Sweet New Year's Blessings ~♥♥♥~

12 comments:

Lisa (aka CropDropNRoll) said...

Beautiful card and sweet sentiment. Thank you for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

Lori said...

So pretty - love the design with the three pretty trees and the silky black ribbon!

Tracy said...

I'd probably be dangerous if I ever figured out what all I could do with PS. LOL This is an awesome design GF! Love the black. Hugs!

Vicky said...

Beautiful card, thanks for adding a sentiment with us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Annie said...

this is a beauty! thank you for joining us at TPC this week. hugs, annie x

Barbara Godden said...

Great card Sharron, love your take on the challenge. Great colours. It's been great having you on the design team as well.

MsJay said...

Very pretty card. And it looks so simple to make. TFS

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your card, Sharron! The trees in circle in a row are perfect for this challenge and I love the colored birdies!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

MzLavr2 said...

I Love those birds! Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges!
<3 Pam, PDE DT

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

This is lovely - very elegant and cute at the same time :)

scrapclose2theheart said...

This is so awesome. I love TLC & Paulette's word art. She is so generous isn't she? Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs~
Patti

Carrie Robinson said...

Oh this is wonderful - Thanks for playing at Inky impressions xx