Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

I'm enjoying a long weekend to start 2015, fitting in some organizing time, as well as crafting.  One of my monthly goals is to join in the Our Daily Bread challenge at Operation Write Home.  Lately, I've been one of the last card makers to get my card in, so in January, I'm going to be one of the first!
Our challenge is to make an AnyHero card.  I looked through my stash of cards and realized that I had no Thank You cards!  Horrors!  I decided not to go with a red/white/blue theme and made this funky card:
Yeah - it's got that 70's vibe, right?  I'm thinking it will be the bright spot in some hero's day when they read it.
I made another thank you card with a newer trend on it for this month's You choose the words challenge at Words Scrap By.  I recently joined Instagram, so I get the hashtag craziness, but I had a hard time coming up with just one word to use on a card, so I went with "Thx":
I wanted a masculine card, so I kept it simple and added a few Pearl Pen dots.  The images for both cards today were made using my Silhouette.  I use my Silhouette so much that it needs a new blade and I'm going to take the plunge and switch that out today.
The football playoffs are starting today and I'm cheering for the Carolina Panthers! 
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Yay Erika, you were the first. At least you made all the challenges for ODBD that's all that counts. Unfortunately I have missed a few this past year, but hopefully that will not happen again this year. I love the bright, fun loving colors in your first card and and CAS, masculine design of your second card. Two jobs well done. Happy New Year.

  2. Erika,

    Love those New Year resolutions. And, bet you're celebrating that Panthers win! We in Buckeye land have been celebrating a bit ourselves.

    Both cards are great! You did a wonderful job coming up with a hashtag sentiment that will work for all.

    Thanks so much for joining in our January Words 2 Scrap By challenge, and have a wonderful New Year!

  3. Wonderful cards! Love the cool sentiment cuttings! My fav, the bright one, lots of fun energy! TFS!

  4. Thanks for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By!! I am with you on the die cut machine - I have a KNK and LOVE it! Both cards are great, but I am partial to the 70s one - just my era!

  5. #congratulations!#youarethewinnerofourW2SBchallenge!
    #contactmeaboutcashinginonyourRRRprize :)

  6. Congratulations, Erika! Fab card for the W2SB Challenge!! Hugs, Annie