Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SOTC January Swap--New Beginnings

This is a card that I made for our monthly SOTC—Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards-- Swap on SCS.  Judy--JAM123—is our hostess this month.  Here is her challenge:

It’s the ending of an old year and the beginning of a new year. It’s a time of reflection, a time of celebration and a time when many look forward to new beginnings. So in the spirit of the season, the theme for December/January cards is INSPIRATION! Create a card that reflects YOU…your dreams, aspirations, and/or accomplishments. Include your favorite colors, embellishments, images and sentiments. Create something that will lift the spirit of your Sistahs! As an added challenge I would love to see you incorporate a picture of yourself.

This card reflects me in the upcoming months—I hope.  We built a greenhouse the end of 2011 and I hope to spend lots and lots of time under the sunshine, playing with seedlings that we will start from seeds in the basement and move the pots to the greenhouse in the spring.  Then, I can watch the flower grow and transplant them into pots and baskets for our deck.  We will also start some of the vegetables from seed and they will be put in our new vegetable garden as the new garage/greenhouse is built over our old garden!  So, just like this cute image, I hope to have bunches of flowers to show off.  Sorry though, this cutie is going to take the place of the picture of me—sorry Judy!  But, it is a great vision of New Beginnings!

Image/Sentiment—Penny Black You are the Bestest; Verve-All of the Flowers

Ink—Memento Black; SU Wild Wasabi

Cardstock—Gina K White, Lemon Drop; SU Wild Wasabi; Best Creation Bunny Love DSP

Accessories—Copics; Flower; Button; Bakers Twine; Dimensionals;



What a sweet card! I hope that you have much luck with your new greenhouse!


How sweet! That is a cute image. I would love to see pics of those beautiful flowers come Summer!!! :)


Barb, this is such a CUTE card! Good luck with your greenhouse

:: BlueInks ::

What a darling image! The Spring colors are festive.

The sentiment goes perfectly with the image and theme of your challenge.

I am sure that you will do so well with your greenhouse and have an abundant amount of flowers and vegetables....me?...I'll be at the farmer's market! LOL

Carolina Little

Barb, very cute image. The card made me smile the second I saw it!!! Good Job!!!

Judy McMullen

This card is even prettier IRL! Thanks, Barb, for creating such a beautiful, spirit lifting, joyful card!! I sure hope you enjoy God's beautiful creations spring to life in your new greenhouse!


Barb, this card is oh-so SWEET!! I love it and I hope I get one :)Such a perfect fit for this month's wonderful theme.


barb - you always have the greatest cards!


This is really cute Barb! I love the springy colors, layout & your coloring is superb! Very nice work as always Hun & TFS!!!


ohmygoshh this is sooo adorableee!
love loveeee how U colored your card, especially the kitty...one cannot help but falling in love w/it!Beautiful layout too and so perfectly themed accessorized w/a flower...♥

Carol W

Oh my goodness...awesome card and the flowers are so you...I know you are going to love your greenhouse this year and all the fruits/flowers of your labor...beautiful job Barb....can't wait to see pics of all the things you will grow this year...♥


I just love everything about this card, Barb! The colors, the image, the flowers, the sentiment! Everything. Totally great about your greenhouse and new garden. Can't wait to hear how it goes in the coming months!