Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New [revised] Challenge

Finally I get to stamping!  There are so many fun blog hops today I spent about 2 hours just perusing blogland.  Fun stuff!  Also in my email, was the NEW [dare I say improved] One Layer Simplicity Challenge website!  Yep, Susan has moved up and created a new website [thanks to Ardyth] for her One Layer Wednesday challenge.  I am so there!

Today's challenge is "re-stocking" the stash.  I am going with a semi sympathy card.  I [unfortunately] need some "extras" in that category.

I used a sentiment from Dare 2B Artsy, Thinking of You, and an image from [my new Team] STAMPlorations, Trendy Feathers.  One thing about an one layer card, it sure doesn't take much explanation.

I also came across ColorQ's #222 - [Arielle really does rock at combining her colors!]


I needed another desk calendar and these colors worked quite nicely.  My calendar is a free download from Printable 2014 Calendars.  My background is printed acetate [love it] with black card stock in the back. My year is in gold mirror paper [so hard to photograph], die cut with Tim Holtz's Chip Block.

This will fit perfectly on my desk.

















And lastly, a card I thought about and had to make before I forgot what I was thinking....

Though I am no longer with Top Dog Dies, I still love the few dies I do have.  This Cherish Doily die is my favorite.  A heart from Spellbinders, 2 hearts from MFT Hearts a Plenty, and a IBS Background Basic 3, for my script background.  Yep, came out exactly how I was thinking it.

That's it for my fun first day of 2014~  What about you?  Did you get in some inky time?


Thanks for stopping by~

12 comments:

Karin said...

Hi Vicky, two lovely cards, especially the sympathy card is gorgeous! Great desk calender too!
Karin

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Lovely cards and calendar Vicki!

Karen said...

just wonderful mf....So happy you like our new blog and thanks for playing along.
Happy New Year.
hugs,
Karen

Terri E. said...

Good idea on the semi-sympathy cards. It is hard to make a card sometimes when those are needed most.

Loll Thompson said...

Great start to the year Vicki!! Your cards and calendar are fabulous. Especially love the heart card ... isn't it great when it turns out exactly like you pictured in your head?? ... that doesn't happen often for me :)

Lots going on in blogland and I'm just starting to get my feet wet again after taking a two week break. Refreshed and ready to create ... I'm loving the new challenges that have popped up. Loll xx

Sylvia said...

What a great desk calendar, Vicki! Happy New Year and so glad you joined in the fun at the colourQ.

sandie said...

Oh I love the feather card and what a fabulous calendar. Looks like you will be rocking 2014!!

Susan Raihala said...

Wow, Vicki, you're starting off 2014 with a bang!!! Three gorgeous projects...all perfectly designed. The OLS card is CAS perfection...and I love that sentiment. The calendar is so dramatic and lovely. And the valentine is perfectly balanced, layered gorgeousness.

Thanks for following the One Layer challenge to its new blog!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

These are great, Vicki!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Vicki, oh I am in love with your first card! Thanks for letting me know that I made it onto the Stamplorations team! Yeahh. Cool to be with you on the same team - I feel honored!

Cornelia

sandie said...

Hi Vicki, thank you so much for congratulating me on Stamplorations. I hadn't seen it, so it was a lovely surprise, looking forward to,us being on another team together x

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your feather card too Vicki! I went to add mine up to linkz, saw yours and smiled, so great. LOVE IT!!!
Hope the New Year is treating you right!!!!

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