Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Happy Announcement and Happy Snow 2014!

 
I'm so excited to finally be able to let you all know that I was chosen to be on the new Design Team for the Fusion Challenge!  And today, Lesley is making the announcement of her new team on the Fusion Blog so hop over and check out who else is on the team! (they will also be posted on my side bar shortly!) The first Fusion Challenge of 2014 will be this coming Thursday, January 2nd.

 As I'm sure you know, the Fusion challenge runs every other Thursday - and  there is always a photo and a sketch inspiration -  you can be inspired by one of them or combine the two!  I hope you can drop by again on Jan 2nd and see my very first creation for the Fusion Challenges!

And since I'm here - I'm sharing a card that I made for the last PTI Make it Monday for 2013 - Angled Backgrounds.  I needed a thank you card to send to my husbands' brother and sister in law who live in Killington, VT.  They sent us a pint of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup for Christmas (yum!).  Since he skis every day, I thought I'd focus on snow while also celebrating the ringing in of 2014!  The challenge was to lay strips of patterned paper at angles to create a pretty background.  This was SO fun to do - and I love the look! Check out Ashley's how to video here
I used PTI Holiday Flourishes and Swirls paper for my background.  The dies are PTI By the Numbers, One Liners - Happy and Wonderful words - Snow
Here you can see how I popped up the words and every other number on foam tape.

I'm also entering this in the Cas-ual Friday's challenge.

Wishing everyone a very safe and happy New Year's Eve and a crafty 2014!   Tonight Kent and I are staying in -  he's recovering from shoulder surgery done last week and it's still pretty painful so he's dozing a lot on his meds. We will watch the New Year's Festivities on TV - probably switching between the New York City and Boston celebrations!

31 comments:

LeAnne said...

Congratulations! You will have so much fun working with Lesley and her team! This is such a fun card--I have not seen those PTI dies! And I sure have enough scraps of paper to try that background technique! Happy New Year to you---my original blog friend, you're the one who got me started! Hope 2014 is a fabulous one for you! ♥

~amy~ said...

Congrats Julia! Can't wait for the first challenge! Awesome New Years card too!!!!

*Vicki* said...

Congrats on making the new challenge team! I'm sure you'll have much to offer there! :) Great card and design here too! Wishing you all the best for a fabulous New Year in 2014 my friend! HUGS :)

Deepti said...

Beautiful Card Julia :) I am so excited to be working with you!! Have a very happy New year!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Yay! Looking forward to working with you on the new team! I love your card too!

Rema said...

Love this! Great job...

♥Gemma♥ said...

Congrats on your new DT spot so well deserved!!

As for your card...its absolutely gorgeous and fab detail too :)

Thank you for stopping by mine and leaving me such a sweet comment, means a lot!!

All the best for 2014...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

♥Gemma♥ said...

Congrats on your new DT spot so well deserved!!

As for your card...its absolutely gorgeous and fab detail too :)

Thank you for stopping by mine and leaving me such a sweet comment, means a lot!!

All the best for 2014...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Congratulations!!! Love your banner, it looks beautiful there. Your card is top notch and I WILL check out the challenges as well as stop back!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Happy New Year!! What a way to ring it in as a DT on FUSION, CONGRATS!! I look forward to getting crafty creative and having FUN this Spring!

Kelly Griglione said...

Yay, Julia, I was so excited when I saw your name on the DT list!! Can't wait to work with you on the Fusion team. Great card too, love your "every-other" treatment : )

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on the new gig! I sure hope to see some ABC projects from you in 2014 too!! :)

Renee said...

Congratulations Julia! I love your card also!

Rosemary said...

fab card, julia!! congrats on your new dt spot!! happy new year...

Mona Pendleton said...

Yahooooo Julia! So well deserved! Beautiful card! Love the fancy background that you created! Hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!

Marybeth said...

How exciting for your Julia! Congratulations ! Happy New Year to you. Love your card!

Lyndal said...

So FABULOUS to have you as a teamie Julia!!! Here's to a spectacular 2014 :)

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card Julia!

I'm so happy we are teammates! :)

Happy New year!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Julia! I can't wait to see what this talented team creates for us in 2014!! They are so lucky to have you on the team!

I love the MIM card you created!! Happy, Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Michelle Lupton said...

So happy to be on this awesome team with you, Julia!

Michelle Lupton said...

So happy to be on this awesome team with you, Julia!

Deborah Frings said...

Julia - many congratulations on joining the FUSION DT - can't wait to see the new challenges.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. BTW - love the New Year's card!

Deb said...

I love the layering on your card! Congrats on your DT gig! Happy New Year and thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Pauline said...

Congratulations Julia! I love the fab striped background, and the wonderful die cuts.
Happy New Year to you xx

Mary Marsh said...

Great New Years card Julia and a big congrats on your new dt spot

Betty J. said...

I'm happy to work with you in this awesome DT!

Vickie Z said...

Congrats and Happy New Year!! Can't wait to see your creations....they always make me smile!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love the background and mix of dies on this awesome creation.
Happy New Year and Congratulations on your new DT position!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Julia! Love the colours and the papers you used for your angled background.

carol (krillsister) said...

Congratulations on the design team appointment. Love the background papers you chose. This layout is great!

artful-notions said...

Pure adorable love, Julia! They will love this.
Congrats on being on the design team. Can't wait to enjoy your projects.