Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What Inspires You? Timeless Tuesday 250

Hello bloggers!  Welcome to another Timeless Tuesday challenge.

This weeks challenge is brought to you by this week's guest designer - Tricia Traxler. Welcome Tricia! I do love this weeks challenge, because it really makes you think and decide what is important to you, and what inspires you to do better in the new year.  Here is her challenge:

We all start to look forward at the end of the year and begin to make plans and goals and resolutions.  I would like everyone to make a card featuring a word or image that embodies one of their goals for the next year.  For example, they may choose the word "Hope" if they are struggling with a chronic illness, or a picture of flowers if they would like to do some gardening.  They could make a "Thank You" card, because they want to practice thankfulness, they could use a gingerbread cookie because they want to learn to cook, or they could make a Christmas card because they want to start on their Christmas shopping earlier next year.  There are so many things to choose from!! 

For me, it is both words and an image.  My card:

I don't usually let things that are out of my control take over my life or make decisions for me, but recently, these words ring more true.  The image of a butterfly is soothing, represents the amazing cycle of life, is quiet, and free.  I will seek out more serenity in 2014. I used Flourishes set of Anemones for the sentiment and the butterfly from the recent release of Friendship and Flowers. The base is Flourishes Classic cardstock in Ivory followed by the layer of pink from Theresa Collins collection of Spring Fling.  The top panel, if you will, is made of 9 medallions from my Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles set.  I used my mini pop ups to raise them and stamped the sentiment on more Flourishes ivory cardstock with Memento Espresso Truffle.  The sentiment panel is fishtailed and sponged with some pink chalk ink from Versa Magic. That too is popped up.  The butterfly was stamped with more Memento Espresso Truffle and colored in with Copics, fussy cut and popped up.  The look was completed with some Color Made Easy Baby Pink seam binding ribbon and jute twine.  Simple and elegant was what I was going for.

So, what is YOUR inspiration for next year? We'd love to have you play along and share that inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what inspires the Timeless Tuesday team!

  • Allison Cope
  • Cheryl Lea
  • Deborah Anton
  • Jenny Gropp
  • Katie Sims
  • Tricia Traxler, this week’s guest designer

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    1. Very nice card. I like your word quote and your inspiration!

    2. Oh, this is so pretty! That is one of my husband's favorite sayings, and such a good thing to put into practice!! What a lovely card!


    3. Perfect sentiment for this challenge, lovely card! Love that medallion die background, gorgeous!

    4. VERY PRETTY DEBORAH!!!!!!!! PERFECT SENTIMENT for this card & challenge!!! :) WONDERFUL JOB on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    5. Absolutely gorgeous. Loving the cream and rose pink colouring and the wording is so inspirational.
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    6. "Serenity"... what a beautiful word to use as your inspiration Deborah. Your card perfectly portrays this feeling too! It's soft and lacy and serene. Truly stunning creation and inspiration this week!

    7. Deborah, this card epitomizes the idea of serenity! That die cut background is stunning, and so elegant, and I love the focus on the quote. Just beautiful!

    8. I LOVE the delicate die cuts you used...perfect for the Serenity Prayer! Simply stunning!


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