1/01/2013

CQC #170 ~ Love You!

The tiny snowflakes are dancing about as my hubby clears the drive, tosses snowballs to our snow crazed Max and takes him for a little sidewalk stroll. All of this on our first evening of 2013. The normal routine begins again tomorrow and I'll think about tucking all of the Christmas decorations away. Maybe I'll enjoy them another day or so. My mom never took anything down before New Years and I've kept with that tradition. They seem to add a sparkle to the quieter days following Christmas and a twinkle to the anticipation of beginning a New Year.

We hope this will be a brighter year for us. A long hard work day for my hubby with many hours apart ~ hopefully that will change, the loss of someone so precious and dear ~ she's always with us in our hearts, struggling to make sense out of this crazy world of ours and the sad misguided souls among it, putting our best foot forward to a healthy lifestyle, and continuing to put God first in our lives even when things get tough. He never gives us more than we can handle and He's given us each other.

I thought I would start my 2013 posting off with a challenge card. The ColourQ has given their designers the opportunity to look back over the past year and pick a color combo to work with. Then we get to pick one of theirs! I chose to go with my sweeter than sweet blogging friend Tracey McNeely's choice. 


 Piglet is by All Night Media, the flourish is Inkadinkado and the heart dies are PTI. The white I've used is the thread in my buttons! Now you might think this looks familiar...I decided to revamp the card I made last year using these very colors!


Here's last years card...


Thanks for stopping by, it's been a wonderful and relaxing holiday break but I'm ready to get back to crafting! I can't wait to see what everyone has up their sleeves for the new year! ~Lisa

15 comments:

Karen B. said...

I do hope you have a grand 2013, you certainly deserve it! What an adorable card, and the card from last year is too cute!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa i love both of your cards, but i have to say your remake is really stunning, that Piglet image is just so cute. Have a Happy Happy New Year Lisa and may 2013 be a wonderful year for you!

Tracey McNeely said...

Of course thank you for sharing with us this week at the at the colourQ!

Geri said...

What a lovely way to start the new year, Lisa! Both cards are great but I REALLY love the new one!!! Great for the challenge, too! Hope the new year brings some wonderful new blessings your way!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

such a sweet card Lisa! so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to be apart from your dh too...mine was gone working hours away too. Your in my thoughts! cherry

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy New Year Lisa! I love both this year and last year's card! Piglet is adorable and timeless! The heart buttons add such a sweet touch!

Marybeth said...

Love both .. But even more I love the new one. Love the little flourishes and pretty red buttons...piglet is too cute.
Many blessings for a brighter new year !

Jinny Newlin said...

I've always waited until after the New Year to put Christmas decorations away, too, Lisa, but our poor tree was so much drier than usual this year. Sigh. It was falling apart and just needed to go. But I LOVE that tradition of yours!

And your card is just precious! This was one of my favorite color combo pics, too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love that you are moving on to the next holiday--I totally forgot about Vday! LOL! LOVE LOVE LOVE those heart buttons with Piglet! ADORABLE!!!

Mynnette said...

Lisa, these are so darling! LOVE little Piglet sitting on the hearts just waiting to be hugged! Beautiful work, friend! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely DARLING, Lisa! LOVE the hearts and flourishes and piglet!

Michelle said...

Adorable card, Lisa! Happy New Year to you and your family and I hope the year ahead brings peace and happiness!! hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how I found my way to your site but I love it. Seeing this Piglet card put me in Love. Thank you for sharing it.
Carol O

Sylvia said...

What a sweet card, Lisa, I love your piglet with all the hearts! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week!

laughadaisy said...

Well, I think both these cards are sweet as can be. I remember that cute little Piglet card from last year, and the new one looks just as lovely.

I'm late, but I'm sending my Happy New Year wishes to you for a bright year, as well. I hope all good things will come your way!