Happy 2020! Isn’t that unreal? I trust if you are reading this post you have recovered from the Holiday Season! It was a busy one for this household and I am ready to get back to a much-needed routine, so I can figure out what day of the week it is. LOL I am also super excited as today we are launching our new look over at Seize the Birthday! Thanks to our talented Design Team member Ashwini for making everything look amazing. We thought it was time for our logo to reflect that we are a Birthday Challenge, hence adding the new balloons on the graphic. Not to mention the bright happy colors too. Thanks once again Ashwini! I love it!
I also would like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest for the next two months. I am sure she is someone most all of you will recognize as she is super talented. It’s Joyce Mehrberg from Cards by the Sea.
Now onto my card, This card has lots of layers and dimension. It all started with this card over on Pinterest, that I can’t link up as now I can’t find it. However, my intentions were good. I added the fun black circles to some designer paper. The letter dies are from MFT. The balloon is a punch. and the sentiment is from Verve. I added some terrible looking squiggly lines and lots of pop dots for dimension.
I don’t do resolutions anymore as they are so difficult for me except when I gave up Coke, for that one I was very successful. A few years ago I decided to select a word for the New Year. The word I have chosen for 2020 is Acceptance. I plan to use this in every aspect of my life. Whether it be work, family, friendships etc…and of course card making. When it comes to my hobby, I need to accept the fact that I may never have 1,000+ followers here or on Instagram, I may never have my very own stamp line LOL, or even have a card published or be able to make this hobby a monetarily full-time gig. Most of all, I won’t love every card I create. I need to be happy and content with just being me and proud of my accomplishments so far. For example, the card above is not fabulous, so I am still posting it and just accepting it for what it is. Wish me luck, as this is not going to be easy in all areas of life!! If you were to have a word for the New Year, what would it be? Happy creating, Nanc’