Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my friends and followers! 

I can't think of a better way to start the year than a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)  We have a new owner of the weekly sketch challenges - our own Sally Dube has taken over for Arlana after her many years at the helm and creation of our challenge site.  We will miss Arlana and her sketches and we'll miss her sister Judi who coordinated everything and kept us all organized!  But we have such great talent and leadership with Sally that I know you'll enjoy the challenges to come as you have in the past.  Click here for the new challenge site:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  Be sure to bookmark it in your favorites too.

And here it is - the first sketch of the new year and Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!  It a great sketch that looks fantastic. I really like how the diamond shape looks, especially with the embellishments on each side.

Our sponsor this week is everyone's favorite, A Day For Daisies.  Another great start to the year showcasing the beautiful images that Tammy creates for her shop. Whimsical and vintage looking digi stamps of children, mothers, mermaids and other mystical creatures - a selection of images that appeal to everyone.  The grand prize winner of the challenge this week at SSW2 will receive a $12 gift certificate to A Day For Daisies - a really terrific prize!

I chose this dear, sweet image of a mother and child from A Day For Daisies called "Vintage Mother Reading" to create my card today.  It was colored with Copic markers, the papers used are Stampin' Up and the glittery flowers embellishing it are from Recollections.

Now hop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out the beautiful cards the design team made using A Day For Daisies images to inspire you and get your creativity going in this new year!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sally Dube said...

Happy New Year! Wonderful post Sharon and thanks for the kind words. LOVE your card - such a sweet image and your papers are so perfect!!
Blessings to you!!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Happy New Year, Sharon! I wasn't able to get to everyone's blog last week but I want to say how much I have enjoyed working with you. Thanks for your sweet comments. I will miss the business in some ways but will enjoy having some extra time to do what I need to do. I love what Sally is doing for SSW2. I love your card and the magical sparkles...fits well with those childhood memories! Hugs, Judi

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Sharon. What a beautifully colored image which looks lovely combined with the SU! papers.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

mulberry station said...

Sharon, I hope you ahd awonderful Christmas and that your New year is filled with lots of happiness. Your card is gorgeous!
Hugs, Nancy

Heide said...

You have such a great eye for color. Beautiful work.
Hugs, Heide

Linda Anderson said...

Oh Sharon, this is beautiful. Love your adorable image and fabulous papers. The colors are oh so wonderful. Happy New Year.


Pat (mspfd) said...

Happy New Year, Sharon! This is beautiful. Love the sweet image and perfect background papers. Your coloring and take on the sketch is wonderful!