Saturday, January 7, 2012

A New Year Wish

I think this card's sentiment is perfect for the New Year! "Encourage your hopes, not your fears."
Wouldn't life be disheartening without hope? We hope we will lose weight, find a new job, stamp something pretty, be liked. We hope our children will make friends at school, that our new recipe turns out, that we have enough money, that we can zip up the jeans. We hope we can keep our mouths closed when we should and that we will have the courage to stand up for something when it's right. We hope for a cure for cancer, hope that the wars will end, hope that our family is safe, and hope that we can sleep well tonight.

Whether we be young or old,
Our destiny, our being's heart and home,
Is with infinitude, and only there;
With hope it is, hope that can never die,
Effort and expectation, and desire,
And something evermore about to be.
--William Wordsworth (The Prelude)

Have a wonderful day!
Card Challenges:
Catch The Bug - January Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - New Beginnings
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - New Year, use something new (first time to use the stamps!)
Just Some Lines - Anything to do with New Year 
Sweet Stampin - Spots and Dots (in the designer paper)
Card Makin' Mamas - New Year or Something New 
Crafty Catz - New Beginning 
Fairy Tale - Something New (first time to use the stamps!)
Jellypark Challenges - Use Something Old AND Something New (new: stamps - old: roses)
Fashionista Friday – Use up Stash (roses) 
Stamps: French Connection by Tim Holtz
Paper: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Stella and Rose Hattie Papers (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: journaling tag (K & Co.), distressing tool, paper doily, Latte pearls (Kaiser), paper roses (Wild Orchid), Circle and Pendant dies (Spellbinders), Sunburst Border Punch (Fiskars)


  1. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark and at Just Some Lines! :)

  2. this is so beautiful...lovely details and colors...thanks for sharing at just some lines new years challenge


  3. This is awesome. Very stylish sweetie. Love it. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week and good luck.


  4. Awww this is so sweet. The blue colours are so fresh and the flowers look so pretty. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  5. Happy New Year, Judy! Beautiful card and beautiful sentiment!

  6. Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation ,its a fabulous interpretation of the theme this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz New Beginnings Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  7. What a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  8. Just Gorgeous, I love the image and layout, thanks for joining us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  9. what a lovely card you made. thank you for joining us at fairy tale challenge.

    hugs, becky

  10. this is absolutely beautiful and oh, so true! love everything about it!
    thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends for our 'old year/new year' challenge. :)

  11. brilliant card thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. xx

  12. This is gorgeous, love the flowers and pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week xx

  13. Stunning card!! Love the design and colours!! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  14. Lovely card, great colours and such gorgeous details! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x


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