To A Special Friend Card

To A Special Friend

What Did I Create This Week?

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! Can you believe how January is flying by?

This week, as rain and snowstorms are striking so much of the country, I thought I’d share the antidote to a winter day: a dash of bright, cheery color and a note to a special friend!

I spent a rainy day digging through my craft room searching for colorful items, old and new, for my card. Here are a few fun items I found:

  • Colorful papers from my older stacks of DCWV paper pads!
  • Pretty water color images from scraps of old sticker sheets.
  • Scraps of old cardstock (seriously – do I ever throw anything out?)
  • Pretty new navy grosgrain ribbon just begging to be used!
  • A jar filled with tiny yellow buttons.
  • A new, never-before-used Close To My Heart stamp set.
  • A pretty coordinating Close To My Heart ink pad.

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And then I went to see what inspiring challenges I could find!

One site I found that’s particularly guaranteed to life your spirits on a dreary day is The Monday Mood Board!

On this delightful challenge site, hostess and curator Tracy showcases items from our everyday lives that she finds pretty and inspiring and groups them into a mood board. Then, she challenges us to create something crafty and share how the mood board inspired us!

Monday Mood Board

Here’s how I interpreted Tracy’s challenge and incorporated the Mood Board items into my card:

  • The pillows inspired the use of the cascading squares!
  • The lantern and pillow colors are infused throughout the card!
  • The woman in the photo inspired the theme – To A Special Friend.

For more creative inspiration, check out the Creative Art Challenges at the end of this post!

Now it’s your turn to share your fabulous creations with us! We’d love to see your creations at one of our weekly parties!

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to see what’s on my work desk this week!

What Are The Crafty Cats Up To This Week?

Magellan - Gazing Kitten

Did you know that cats are SO curious and SO ingenious, they’ve created an entire day where they ask their pet parents every question they’ve ever wondered – and their pet parents must answer them?

That’s right – January 22 is National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day – and this year, not only did my ever-inquisitive kitten Magellan participate in the event – he was one of several cats featured on the Guidepost website!

Be sure to visit Magellan’s National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day post to see what burning question he and his feline friends asked that day – and, if you have a cat of your own who would like to participate – please feel free to join us!

Creative Art Challenges

Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (organized alphabetically by Theme or Anything Goes!)

Theme Challenges

Showcase Your Style Challenge 7

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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24 Responses to “To A Special Friend Card”

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  1. Jeanne Kupsh says:

    Look at you go on the challenges!! Good luck – it’s a lovely card! I’ve been mixing up the old and new myself. Such fun!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #5

  2. A lovely sunny card to see on a very wet and windy morning here in Wales.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #33

  3. Nikka Geers says:

    It is so nice using old stash, and still come out with a fresh new card. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  4. Our cat, Cindy, asks me the same question every morning, “Why are you leaving me???!” She’d much rather we stayed home and hung out with her. I think we’d rather do that too, but that doesn’t pay the bills!

  5. Your friend card is so bright and happy! I’m loving it and the wee yellow buttons.

  6. Chris says:

    Pretty image, beautiful fresh colours and a lovely design.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments.

  7. Kelly says:

    Great rendition of the challenge and layout. I have that patterned paper.. several sheets and never knew what to do with it. Thanks for inspiring! Creative Blessings! Kelly #56

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      So glad you like the card Kelly – I love seeing what other people do with stuff I own – when you use your paper, be sure to share it with us at Inspire Me Monday and leave me a note so I can see what you’ve created! 🙂

  8. Tracy says:

    So sweet! I love the tiny buttons you added. Glad you could play along with my Monday Mood Board!

  9. Shelly says:

    What a cheery card!!

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!!

  10. Tanvi says:

    Such an adorable card. TFS at Craft Your Passion. Good Luck.

  11. Lovely card! It is a touch of spring! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge!

  12. Sweet card! Thank you for sharing on January’s Artistry Challenge. Melissa – Vandicrafts

  13. Very pretty card and great idea to find things we have laying around begging to be used! Thank you for playing at! Good luck and hope to see you on our next challenge!

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