Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A "New" Challenge

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  ~Oprah Winfrey

"New Beginnings"'... that's our theme at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week, set by my teammate, Sassy Ann.

Since there's no new babies coming along soon for any of my friends, no new house to celebrate, I chose to think about my New Year's resolutions for this year... and that is to simply take things a little easier. You know, like 'stop and smell the roses' more often; enjoy the simple things in life. Life is stressful enough, right?

Here's my contribution for the challenge this week. This little girl has the right idea.



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Have a fantastic day, friends!  I'll see you later this week

    38 comments:

    Ann English said...

    Outstanding, Peggy! I love the way you have colored this darling image and the design is perfect. Your photo-fabulous! Love that stck of mini books! Do you collect miniatures? Are thy just photo props are do you just love them?

    Pat said...

    Hi Miz Peggy!! Well, girlfriend, you've done it again!! You've created the sweetest little card with such fabulously fun elements!! I love the heart embossing...and the colors are just yummy! And, oh, your coloring of this adorable little SC image is stunning!!I love how you colored the teddy bear...I have such trouble with animal fur! But you nailed it!! Happy New Year hugs!! Pat Frank

    Dawn said...

    Awww, this is so totally Adorable, Peggy!!! I love it, so sweet!

    Sassy Cheryl said...

    Beautiful card Peggy. . . .beautiful color choices. LOVE IT! You're simply amazing!
    You picked a great New Years Resolution. Hope you'll stick to it. . . .YOU SOOOOO DESERVE IT!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    fairysparkle said...

    Peggy i love your card and i love love love the embossed heart detail .Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog re gdt it has been so much fun and i really enjoyed my time with you all .xx

    Cynthia said...

    This is adorable, Peggy. Your coloring of the image is fabulous.

    jkreucher said...

    Where do you get all the tiny little props for your photos.. these little books are just the sweetest ever!
    You have the right idea Peggy, taking things easy and a slower pace would be the perfect way to start and fill out the new year.. lets see how that works out.. we seem to keep getting back into the old routine of everything fast pace and really busy. but we can try for sure!
    your coloring on this precious Sassy image~priceless my friend!
    I love the crispness of your card!
    Well, I love everything about your card!
    New Years hugs to you my friend!
    Judy

    Josephine said...

    Gorgeous! Love that image, and it's so beautifully coloured!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

    coldwaters2 said...

    Happy New Year Peggy and what a beautiful card this is that embossed background looks fantastic and a super accompaniment for that wonderfully coloured image, I love it.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

    Scrapping Julie said...

    sweet! it certainly is the little things that matter. excellent coloring Peggy

    Joann Burton said...

    Beautiful, Peggy... So clean and pure...You just keep getting better and better! Happy New Year to you, joann (Sassy Raggedy)

    Michelle said...

    Hi Peggy

    Oh super sweet card, what a wonderful image. Your colouring is just fantastic!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Electra said...

    What a sweet card. I love the clean lines of this and the embossed hearts background., Thanks for joining us at Opus Gleui, Peggy!

    Cathy said...

    Well, Ms. Peggy, you have done it again. This is such an adorable card, so gorgeous. Love the image, colors, layout and your staging. Perfect as always. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing your wonderful creations for the New Year GF. See you soon!!!

    Scrappy Scatty said...

    What a lovely card
    Thank you for joining us this week at Incy Wincy
    Love Jan
    xx

    wahixane77 said...

    Great resolution and great card! Thank so much for joining us at Sentimental Sunday's. Olivia.

    JACKIE M said...

    Oh Peggy I agree, stress takes all the good out of everything :) I love your card and I LOVE your little books where oh where did you get them ???

    Debbie said...

    What an adorable image.. didn't see this one when I went shopping the other day. But I'm glad I saw it on both Sassy Cheryl and MIM

    Hugs
    Debbie

    Teresa said...

    Wow this is a beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps, 'something new' challenge. Hugs Teresa xx

    Lisa M said...

    Love, love, LOVE this card! That is the most adorable image EVER! Little teddy with a juice box too...LOL...how stinkin' cute is that! :D
    Wonderful New Year's Resolution and there couldn't be a more fitting image than this. Kudos on the staging of the photo too, looks fabulous!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

    Dodici said...

    Gorgeous card,Peggy!the image is adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC!
    Dodici
    x

    Susan said...

    What a sweet n lovely card! Great coloring, great image :)
    Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. :)
    Susan G (DT)

    Debs M said...

    oh this is so sweet, saw it on mim x

    Flip-Flop Creations said...

    What a great resolution Peggy. I am totally with you on this one.
    Your card is darling!! Love the embossed hearts and your coloring is fabulous...as always. Where did you find those little books, too cute. Happy New Year Sassy friend ~jeni :)

    Dawn B. said...

    Your coloring is amazing X 10.. Love this Peggy. I have been doing a lot of reading these days and I love it. Better than stamping on some days. Have a great new year.

    Deena said...

    loving everything about this image...what a wonderful job! thanks for joining in at the Opus Gluei this week!

    BarbaraW said...

    Adorable card. Love the background with this image. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

    June Nelson said...

    Gorgeous Peggy and so beautifully coloured xxxxx

    Linda said...

    Just love this sweet image. (Note to self: Pull him out and use him again) Peggy you have inspired me again.

    This is indeed precious and I too love the miniature books. Where do you find your little gems?

    Happy New Year, Linda

    Bettina L. said...

    Wow this has really got to be one of the cutest little images I've seen in a long time. Love your choice of colour combo and sentiment too. Fab embossing. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

    Tracy said...

    Saw this at MIM and it's every bit as beautiful as I thought it would be. Gorgeous coloring on the image and a really pretty card design. Hhgs!

    Julies Crafty Creations said...

    Fantastic card, I love that embossing. Thanks for joining it with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

    Rosemary said...

    What a kind and gentle card, beautifully executed. I love that you used the embossed hearts for something like this, it shakes up the mindset to use it only at Valentine's and so on, and works wonderfully for this card. Love your coloring and technique.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you return for more challenges with us!

    Bente said...

    Wonderful card! Great colors and details!
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Bente

    Лілюська-Lilia said...

    Very beautiful!! Amazing colouring!! Thanks for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog! xx Lilia DT

    Dora said...

    This is gorgeous, what a pretty image, so cute, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck xx

    beadz said...

    What a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge. Good luck and Happy New Year!
    hugs,
    Gini

    my little scrapping corner said...

    gorgeous card. love your coloring. so perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

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