Hello and welcome! I was so excited last November when Mona Pendleton asked me to be the January Guest Designer at CR84FN. I've been a big fan of her color challenge for a while so this is a huge honor, thank you Mona.We're playing with the main challenge colors of raspberry, lavender and a neutral for Challenge #69. As you can see, Mona always includes an inspirational quote in her graphics and this one by Emerson inspired my sentiment from Brighter Days by Verve. I'm looking forward to the new year and it has already started off on a positive note. Our new daughter-in-law was due to fly to Seoul, Korea on the 3rd of January to report for duty as a pharmacy tech in the U. S. Army. It's the reason they went ahead and married in late September so they could be together when Brian graduates next May and the thought of being so far apart was weighing heavily on both of them. Imagine our shock to learn on the 28th of December that her orders to Korea were cancelled and now she is due to report to a base that is literally two hours from where he's currently finishing his training. WooHoo! We are celebrating this recent development and we're looking forward to 2013 being the best year ever! :-)
Now for the deets of my card-I stamped my sentiment twice which created a shadow effect and Verve's clear polymer stamps are perfect for this technique. The raspberry panel was dry embossed using a Quatrefoil embossing folder by The Paper Studio and Prima's lavender lace and bling adds another layer of elegance. A white paper doily was distressed with antique linen and a Verve Classy Label Die provides the backdrop for my sentiment. A layered raspberry paper flower, chomped corners and additional bling add the finishing touches.
So there you have it, my exciting news is finally out of the bag and I hope you'll drop by again in two weeks to see my second project with the CR84FN Color Challenge. You can view the beautiful inspiration that Mona and the design team prepared for you by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a safe and very Happy New Year!