HAPPY NEW YEAR to each and every one of you. I hope you had a great New Year's Eve and I wish you all the best that this New Year has to offer.
I was asked to join in as a "Guest Designer" by my former Teamies over at House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog. They are having a beginning of the year blog hop and wanted me to join them. I was more than honored to be asked so I said yes! The theme of the blog hop is "New Beginnings". I love this theme idea and I think it is so perfect for the New Year. So the challenge is to make a card that represents a "new beginning". Obviously, your card must be made using a House Mouse, Gruffies, or Happy Hopper image. Here is my inspiration card:
I have always loved this sweet image. This is the kind of image that you just can't help but say "awwwwwwww" when you see it. I used a pinstriped black background paper to give the card a formal feel from the groom's point of view and outlined the image with some beautiful white lace to represent the bride. The very sweet America sent me a care package before Christmas that included this lace. This is the FIRST card I have ever used lace on! I colored the image with colored pencils and OMS. If you click on the picture for a closer look, you'll see that I added a row of tiny pearls to her veil. I used red on his cumber-bun, bow tie, and her flowers to symbolize their love for each other. . .sappy huh? LOL The sentiment is computer generated, and I added two more pearls to tie it all together. The card base is 5 1/4 X 5 1/4.
OK, now it's your turn! Here are all the deets to play along and get in on the chance to win some awesome prizes! You'll need to upload your creation on the main blog HERE. Then follow the blog hop in order, leaving comments on each blog as you go. Some of the blogs have HIDDEN blog candy, so be sure to leave a comment on all of them to be in the running for those prizes as well! All of the details can be found on the House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog.
You should have arrived here on my blog from CHRISTINE'S blog. Your next stop should be: HEATHER'S BLOG.
Good luck to all of you! You could start off your new year in a great way by winning some great blog prizes!!! I hope you do!
Thanks for looking and playing along!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."