A Brand New Day Card

A Brand New Day Card with Flowers

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends – I wish you a Happy Fall! I know you’re eager to see what’s on my desk this week, so let’s get started…

What Did I Create This Week?

Rough patches… we all face them. When we’re in the midst of them, it takes wisdom to determine the best way through.

Sometimes, it’s best to hold our ground and face them head on. Other times, our best choice is to gather our resources and to move on.

Today’s card is for a dear friend who has withstood adversity with strength and resilience and is now moving forward with her life.

To support my friend’s determination to pursue a fresh start, I’ve created A Brand New Day card!

Colors speak volumes. The design begins with the happy color combination of bright pinks and oranges to spread good cheer – as well as some autumn hues to pay tribute to this new season in her life!

A Brand New Day Card with Tsunami

For fun, I’ve infused it with lots of happy embellishments like dancing polka dots sprinkled across patterned paper and pretty sheer ribbon…

Delightful dew drops mirror the colors in the polka dots…

The polka-infused heart is filled with love…

The glitter bird and a bursting sun spread good cheer…

The little popping butterflies symbolize new life and hope…

And the thread ties it all together!

Magellan Turns One!

Magellan Turns 1 (Window Shot)

It seems like yesterday our new kitten arrived on the scene – Magellan, the best Christmas gift ever!

How can it be that this week, our baby is turning a year old?

For some cats, that would mean adulthood. Since Maine Coons are slow to mature (they take up to 4 years to reach full maturity) – Magellan is still a playful kitten with the attitude of a boundary-pushing teenager in a supersized body! He is still on big lovable cat, though – all he wants is attention and love!

To see him in his full splendor and extend birthday wishes, visit Magellan at our Wordless Wednesday Party!

Time To Play!

Now it’s time to have some fun and share your creative talents!

  • Visit this week’s Creative Art Challenges and join the ones that tickle your muse!
  • Visit the crafty crowd at WOYWW to see what’s on everyone’s desk this week!
  • Stop by Inspire Me Monday for creative expression in all aspects of life!
  • Join us for Friendship Friday and share your weekend creations!

Have a fabulous week and thank you for visiting!

Creative Art Challenges

A Brand New Day Card

Looking for a place to stretch your imagination? Check out this week’s Creative Art Challenges (now organized by THEME)!

Color Challenges

This week, the Color Emphasis is on Pink and Autumn Colors!

Sentiment Challenges

Style Challenges

Will your design be simple or sophisticated? These challenges help you to determine the style of your project.

Supply Challenges

What types of design elements and embellishments will you incorporate? These challenges help you determine which items to use on your project!

Technique Challenges

These challenges encourage you to incorporate different techniques into your project!

Theme Challenges

These challenges help you decide the theme of your card.

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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59 Responses to “A Brand New Day Card”

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  1. You have some beautiful fur babies. That card is so cute. #3

  2. A lovely thought to pay tribute to your friend’s decision to move forward. Trust all goes well for her.
    He is one fine specimen of a puss, isn’t he?!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #18

  3. Chris Porter says:

    What a happy card – your friend is bound to be cheered, when it arrives. Happy birthday, Magellan, and both of you have a great WOYWW. Chris # 14

  4. Gabriele says:

    Magellan is such a beauty!! He seems to know it, he can be proud of himself.
    Your card is awesome! Your friend will love it
    Gabriele 8

  5. Best wishes to your friend for her brand new start. You’ve created a lovey card for her. (Magellan is so beautiful and that’s such a cool name for a cat!) zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

  6. sue says:

    Lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

  7. Wow, 4 years to mature, I never knew that! He is gorgeous though. So majestic in that photo. #41

  8. Dionne says:

    Such a pretty card. It looks like it has been covered in candy. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  9. AJ says:

    What a wonderful card. Love the combination of bright colors with the fall ones. I am sure your friend will enjoy this card as much as I do. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  10. Janis says:

    So sweet. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  11. Stella says:

    I never even have seen a card that played along in so many challenges….Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  12. Hazel says:

    Happy birthday to Magellan – or should that be happy purrday. Love the card – very bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great day and have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #69 x

  13. Janis says:

    Hi! I’m back. Beautiful card. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas! ~DT Janis

  14. Wendy L says:

    Cute card, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts, xxx

  15. Cazro says:

    Bright and cheerful card. . Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges. Caz.

  16. Love your card, should do the trick! Chris45

  17. char says:

    Beautiful cat and a happy card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB 🙂

  18. Angela says:

    Gorgeous card, lovely bright colours. Love your kitties too.
    Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 36

  19. Ileana A. says:

    Wonderful! I love choice of papers and design! Thank you for playing at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge and good luck.

  20. Thanks for joining my Autumn challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com! ~ Karen

  21. Sharon says:

    Great card!! Love the colors. Thank you so very much for joining our ‘Stitching’ Linky Party at PDE!!!!
    Beautiful cat!!! 🙂

  22. Calypso says:

    Happy birthday to your kitty, who’s gorgeous by the way. Love your gorgeous card. Love the polka dots in all your embellishments and the bright cheerful colors. Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps

  23. Karen L says:

    Thanks so much for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  24. Eemeli says:

    Lovely color scheme and such a fabulous design. For some reason I kept reading the sentiment “a brand new BABY” …and it just didn’t seem to make any sense. Lol. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  25. Nicky Wilcox says:

    a fab card love all the spots, thank you for joining us at Imagination crafts. xxx

  26. Ros Crawford says:

    Lovely card and lovely cat! Thanks for sharing at CCCB!!

  27. Lexie says:

    Now that’s just cheating! Fancy getting your gorgeous cat to model your card! Lol.

    It’s a lovely card and an even lovelier cat.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  28. Lovely colors and card! Thanks for joining us Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT


  29. KT Fit Kitty says:

    What an adorable card! I really like the thought behind it and I hope it provided some encouragement for your friend. I love your kitties! Happy Birthday to Magellan! Fab way to photograph your card! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Must Use Pink challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

    P.S. Finally someone else who enters as many challenges as I do! Way to go! I’m a cat lover too!

  30. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Love your wonderful card- so nice of you to be so encouraging to your friend! Loving your embellishments too. The pic of your cat is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week!

  31. Suzy B says:

    Gorgeous Design perfect for our challenge over SBBC thank you for sharing with us, hope to see you again soon…
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge

  32. Michelle says:

    Lovely tag and so colourfull. I like it.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  33. Sharon says:

    Gorgeous card, I love the colors thanks for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap xx

  34. Susan Stacey says:

    thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies ‘Shades of Autumn’ challenge and good luck x Susan x

  35. Sonia W says:

    I dont know what i love more the card or the cat! the card is super pretty – thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart – Sonia DT

  36. bj says:

    Very pretty card..and cat. Great job.

  37. LaVoice says:

    You are very creative and do so well on your cards. You have some help tho sitting by.

  38. Louise says:

    Lovely card,thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

  39. Your card is hopeful and cheerful and lovely. I think it’s very cool that you put so much thought into each element and I’m sure your friend feels so supported. Very pretty and dots always make me happy! Thanks for joining our I Can See Clearly Now Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  40. Julie O says:

    Great card, love the cat! Thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy. Julie O, dT

  41. Lovely card. Thank you for joining 613 Ave Create challenge this week. Good Luck!

  42. Hello! That’s a sweet pink card you made for your friend! I love the pretty pastels—pink, orange, and yellow are always so pretty together.

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  43. Shoshi says:

    What a lovely upbeat and cheery card to encourage your friend in her troubles. I am sure she will be very touched by the fact that you have taken the trouble to make her something so lovely.

    Happy Birthday to Magellan! He is absolutely beautiful. Our kitties are getting on in age now (Beatrice is 14 and Phoebe is 11) and neither of them is particularly lively – they spend a lot of time asleep! Beatrice has health problems and we’ve had a rough ride with her this past year since we moved, but the local vets are simply wonderful. I hope Magellan lives a long, happy and healthy life and continues to bring you joy!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #35

  44. Such a fun, happy card! Thanks for joining us over at Craftin’ Desert Divas for our linky party!!! ~Crafting Desert Diva DT Amanda

  45. valou says:

    Beautiful card! thanks for playing with “Ruby’s Rainbow challenges” this week. Good luck! xx

  46. Leah Schaeffer says:

    Thanks for sharing also with us for the Craftin Desert Diva Linky Party!

    Warmly, Leah (CDD DT)

  47. Hazel says:

    Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September challenge with your lovely crafting – hope to see you again soon x

  48. A beautiful cheerful card celebrating your friend’s determination not to let life pull her down. She will treasure it. This is so perfect for our DETERMINATION theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  49. pat martin says:

    Your card is happy and right and determined to win me over to a more positive attitude! Which means it is perfect for the Path of Positivity challenge this month! Thanks for sharing!

  50. Lynda says:

    What a great friendship card and friend you are to help your friend celebrate and remember each new day is a fresh new start! Thank you for sharing it with us on the Path of Positivity blog this month! Lynda – DT member

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