Saturday, December 31, 2016

Clean and Bright Birthday Card

It's good to be home!  Before Christmas, I gave myself a little gift.  As we prepared to travel, I left the fridge, pantry, my craft desk, and my make-up drawer nice and clean.  Those clutter-free zones inspired me to get the after-travel laundry done.  From there, it was easy to move the Christmas decorations into storage.

What a blessing to have had a wonderful Christmas celebration with my family!  Now, there's a little time to rest and relax---not to mention craft----in a tidy home.

To me, this card has a fresh, clean look, too.  The color inspiration came from the Verve December Inspiration Photo.  The big bloom is part of Verve's Kindness Matters, and the sentiment is a retired (sniffle, sniffle) Plain Jane also from Verve.  The doily, foliage, and stitched circle are  My Favorite Things Dies.  The fun "Happy Birthday" paper collection was created by Dancing Shadows Designs.

Linking to
Verve's December Inspiration Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks (Anything Goes)

Best wishes to all for a blessed 2017!

Edited to Add:  This card won the Crazy Egg Award at Four Crafty Chicks.  Thanks so much!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Christine, the papers and layout are fabulous, a very pretty card 😍

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Happy New Year! 🍾
Lols x x x

Carmela said...

Beautiful card! Love the elements, your embossing, the papers and your layout. Great job!

Esther Asbury said...

What a sweet card! I love the stitched circle paired with that doily die!
I'd like to invite you to link this up to the CropStop Challenge where anything goes as long as it's a company their store carries!
Happy New Year Blessings to you and yours!

Leanne said...

Another fantastic job, great colors too, thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I love to have a clean house to come back to after a trip. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us for our Diva Inspirations challenge.

Jo Ann said...

Love the colors, embossing and die-cuts on your card. Sorry for the late comment. I would like to invite you to link with us again for our first Challenge this year at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement found in 1 John 4:18-19 which tells us, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us." Have a blessed day!