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First Card for 2013



Good Day Blogging Friends….My first card for 2013 is all about LOVE.

 As I was working in my studio yesterday and was discussing life and my card making addiction with myself,

I thought….. Nancy how are you going to make 2013 a turning point for you in the Crafting blogosphere and in your personal life?

 And the word LOVE kept coming to mind.

Whether it’s at home, at work, in the neighborhood, sending a card, buying flowers, baking for someone …it all comes back to LOVE.

So I am going to share with you my 2 Resolutions for 2013 in hopes that it will give me a gentle reminder of my intentions

and keep me focused on what is really important.

And that is


My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is

Doing for Others

If that doesn’t scream LOVE than nothing else does!

My Resolution for my Personal Hobby/Addiction is

To get selected for another Design Team that I currently follow and adore and

to get one or more of my cards Published in a Magazine.

This also screams LOVE because I love making cards!

Thanks for letting me share that with you in hopes to keep me more accountable!

Now onto some details on today’s card which is the real reason you stopped in!

I started of the New Year playing with two of my favorite challenge sites.

Freshly Made sketches and CR84FN.


FMS Final 67-001

Both these sites have great inspiration and always help get my MOJO going!

Card Details:

I took a nail file to my cardstock after I ran it through the SU Lattice Embossing folder so that I would get the texture I wanted.

The paper I was using has a white center so when you rub on it with a nail file it comes off.  LOVE this technique!!!

Did the same thing with the smaller heart around it’s edges…it almost looks as if I took a white pen to it and outlined it, but I really didn’t.

There are a lot of layers on the front panels of this card!

In the photo the Lavender looks a little grey…but trust me it’s not :/

Cardstock: Gina K Designs

Paper: DCWV, Colorbok and scrap

Stamps: Block Letters

Acc: pop dots and string

Tools: MS Punch- Heart Border

Cricut :- Hearts

Cuttlebug to emboss the paper

Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great Weekend!

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12 thoughts on “First Card for 2013

  1. Hi Nancy! I was reading another blog this morning that was talking about not making resolutions but picking one word to follow for the year. You picked a great one! I think my word might be ‘retirement”. LOL! I would so love to quit working and make cards all day. Wonderful card! Love the colors and layout. Wishing you a very Happy New year and luck on your resolutions!

  2. Nancy, love your card! I am already thinking about Valentine’s Card, so this was timed well!

  3. And a very pretty card it is!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful and I can understand completely why you would feel lots of love after reading about the wonderful gifts that were exchanged for Christmas. 🙂

  5. So pretty Nancy! With all those hearts on your card this is definitely all about love! Good luck with your new year’s resolutions and thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Your card is certainly full of love! It’s really super – like the layers and pretty hearts! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week! Good luck with your resolutions!

  7. What a wonderful word to focus on this year! Your love of crafting certainly shows in this card! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  8. Love your card and love your 2013 resolutions!
    Great job with the embossing and distressing. So very pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at CR84FN!

  9. This is gorgeous! I love the fab texture and design.
    Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week!

  10. LOVE how you distressed your paper with a nail file and LOVE your hearts! Pretty card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  11. So pretty Nancy! Lovin’ all the hearts and beautiful heart border! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN 🙂

  12. Nancy, those are wonderful goals for the year! I think using our addicting hobby to bless others is a goal all of us should do in fact! Great card; I LOVE the scalloped heart border, the cluster of hearts, and the twine! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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