Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year with Dies R Us!! And an Anything Goes Challenge to kick it off!!








Hello sweet friends! Welcome to 2017!
Welcome to our 1st challenge at Dies R US in this new year! Wow, still cannot believe that another year has gone and here we are starting a brand new one! I do hope that 2017 brings each of you more kindness, love, financial wealth, stability and lots of good health! And of course, lots of crafting!!! So, this is my very first project in the new year and I am super excited that it is with Dies R Us! Ok let's get to it because I'm excited to share with you what I created! Our challenge theme is Anything Goes using Dies! So with that being said, here it is!



I know that the holidays are all behind us now but I couldn't resist making a Holiday card! At least I have one done and on my way to a good start for the end of this year! Maybe if I do a holiday card a month, I will have a nice selection for next holiday season by the time it gets here and I won't have to stress about getting my cards completed. :) And yes I do have "2016" on my watermark because when I created it, it was still 2016! :)  So how about this snowman! Isn't he just so cute?

I used the "Build a snowman die set", by Cheery Lynn Designs to create this adorable little guy! I knew that I wanted him to be in some snowy hills so I hand tore some cardstock to create my snow hills and then just tucked him behind the first snow hill. Even die cut the broom in this die set and stuck it in the snow next to him! So my card is a standard A2 card size on some Bazzill cardstock base. My background layer is a piece of paper from Sizzix that I had in my stash from ages ago but it had little dots that resembled snow falling and I liked that for my background layer. At the top of the card front, I used the "Icicles" die from Precious Marieke, cut out of some DCWV glitter paper. I really love this die! It truly makes my snowy scene look very cold and icy all of a sudden!


My sentiment and the little snowflakes around it are from a MCT stamp set called, "Holiday Tags". But do you see the cute little frame around my sentiment? Well, I actually used some "corners" to build that cute frame. I used the "Heart & Loop" corner dies from Frantic Stamper! Really neat huh? I absolutely love these corner dies and they are so elegant. I just love how I was able to frame the sentiment and give it a classy look.  All of the dies that I used for this card can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE~

So to finish off the card, I added in some wood veneer trees and a little bit of white ink around the edges of them to give the look of fresh fallen snow. The papers that I used for this card are all from DCWV and Bazzill, with the exception of that one paper in the background which is from Sizzix.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:
Paper Sweeties- January Challenge


Well that is all I have for you today my friends. What a great way to start off the new year! Always nice to see things a bit "frosty" in the month of January! :) I hope you will play along in our very first challenge of the new year! Please link up!

I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you and get you creating! Thanks again for stopping by and Happy New Year again!


Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~



15 comments:

  1. Super cute card JO...what a fabulous snowman and love those icy icicles!! Have a wonderful 2017!!

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  2. so pretty card!
    Happy New Year!
    hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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  3. Jo, this is so stinken cute! The scene is fabulous and love your little build a snowman! The icicles hanging down and the fun veneer trees are a great addition! I just love how this turned out! Great design my friend!
    Happy New YEar!
    Sherrie K

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  4. What a sweet winter scene!! Happy New Year!!

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  5. This card just makes me smile. I love this wonderful scene and all the details you added. Great being on a team with you.

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  6. He sure is cute, adorable in fact! Love your first card of the new year! I hope you have a very Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny/blogspot.com

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  7. Happy new year, Jo!! I hope 2017 is an amazing one for you my sweet friend!! I wish you health, happiness and all your heart desires :)

    Your card is gorgeous!! I love the scene you've created with the snowman and the icicles!! His plaid scarf and mittens are adorable!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. This is really just the cutest Jo! Your winter scene is so fun..I love the plaid scarf and mittens!

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  9. Hi Jo,
    Happy New Year my friend!! I love to see what you create! I absolutely love the
    super cute snowman!!The scene is just wonderful!!I love all of the fun dies you incorporated in your super cute card.
    Blessings,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  10. Hi Jo!!! I hope your Christmas was wonderful & Happy New Year!! I just got back from my trip and thought I would POP in to see what you've been up too! Your Holiday card is ADORABLE! I love the idea of making holiday cards throughout the year - My goal is to try and make 1 a week - this way I won't be stressing come holiday season 2017! LOL The layers on your card are fabulous! Super CUTE! I'm hoping to get back into crafting this next week before heading back to work! Glad I'm able to stop by and say HI! Have a Wonderful Day! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  11. Happy New Year. Thank for the challenge.

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  12. Hi, Jo!
    This is absolutely adorable! I wanted to let you know that this sweet card would be SO PERFECT for our January challenge at Paper Sweeties. I'd love to have you stop by and link it up in our challenge. There's a fabulous prize up for grabs, too.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Paper Sweeties
    www.papersweeties.com/category/blog

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    1. Thanks so much for playing along with us. It was nice to see you linked up, and I hope you will stop by to join us again soon.
      Karen
      Paper Sweeties

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  13. What an adorable scene you have created, Jo - I love the dripping snow/icicles! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us this month at Paper Sweeties!

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  14. Such a wonderful wintery scene. The snowman with his matching scarf and gloves are lovely.

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Your lovely comments always put a smile on my face! I love reading each and every one! Thank you for stopping by~
Hugs,
~Jo~