This week’s Global Design Project theme challenge celebrates “A New Year.” The start of a new year brings new excitement for the adventures that lie ahead. While many people establish “New Years Resolutions” to remove bad behaviors or introduce healthier actions, these resolutions often fizzle after a couple of weeks (and these people go back to their pre-resolutions lives). While I support big expectations that are supported by big efforts, I prefer to take it one day at a time. I believe that small “tweaks” in our daily lives can have as big an impact as big, sweeping change. Doing one awesome thing every day (at least 365 awesome things) will, inevitably, lead to an amazing year. Small things add up to big things. Here’s my card for this New Year challenge:
- Rooster. You might still be scratching your head and wondering how a rooster has anything to do with a new year – yet it’s so clear to me. Cock-a-doodle-doo! Every morning the rooster crows to let us know that a new day has begun. A new day, a new start. Isn’t that what’s at the heart of New Year’s Day? I love this rooster that’s featured in Home to Roost, a Sale-a-Bration stamp set that’s available with a $50 purchase. Here’s a look at this set:Keeping with the New Year’s and new day theme, I chose this sentiment from En Route – such an important reminder that small things are big things. Here’s a look at this set:
- Coloring the Rooster. I don’t have a pet rooster, so I’m not 100% versed in the colors on a rooster. A quick web search took me to a rooster crowing in the morning – have you ever wondered why the sounds a rooster makes is called a crow?Anyway I pulled my colors from this gorgeous, crowing fowl. I stamped the crow with Memento Tuxedo Black on Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored my rooster with a mix of Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze) that made me feel like a true artist. Here’s a look:I framed my rooster with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (I told you I’d be using these lots). Each die cuts the stitching lines on the inside and outside of the die. The Bermuda Bay frame is the inside piece of a large die. The Cajun Craze frame is created with the combination of two dies. Here’s a look at these must-have dies:
- Colors. The warm colors on the base of this card are inspired by the rich colors in the rooster. I just love the clash of Cajun Craze with Bermuda Bay (I paired Cajun Craze with Coastal Cabana here). If you like this combination of Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Bermuda Bay as much as I do, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Home to Roost, En Route Papers: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Color Lifter) Accessories: Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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