Thursday, January 3, 2013

Celebrating a Fresh Start

Welcome to another great year with the Dream Team! Yes, we are still playing with our monthly challenges, but we're planning on throwing some surprises in along the way. Check the Dream It Up! blog for more info on that, and a teaser for those creative dreamers out there. Hmmm, what could that mean? You'll just have to follow along for yourself. 
As for today's post, our challenge for January is "A Fresh Start". With the new year obviously in mind, it is a great time for some big changes, or small changes.  How about something less obvious? My card was created with the Stars stencil and the Birthday Words combo stencil. I machine-embossed the Stars on Core'dinations cardstock and sanded the surface to reveal the design. A few cutout stars, fun paper, a "candle", and the perfect sentiment complete this card. 

I think birthdays are also a great time for a fresh start.This is the perfect time to take the wisdom you've learned along the way (willingly or unwillingly), and look at life with new eyes. Where did you expect to be at this point? Do you still need to be there? Then make a few changes to get there. Remember, it's not the miles. It's the journey! Make it spectacular!

A spectacular journey is precisely my birthday wish for my bestie, Lynell Harlow, the Queen of Stencils! Her birthday is tomorrow, and the Dream Team are partying in her honor today. Want to help us make her day? Create your own version of a "fresh start", and provide the link to your creation on the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to There is an extra special prize waiting for the winner of this month's challenge. Will it be YOU?

Hop on the party train and make your stops through the Dream Team blogs:


sommrstamping said...

LOve this card Pam a beautiful way to start Fresh. Thanks for all you do for the team.

Liz Martin said...

Can't think of a better start to the new year than having fun, and this card is just that . . . a lot of fun! Looking forward to more fun next week.

Louise said...

Great card Pam! I just love that new star background, it's so versatile! Can't wait to see you next week!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said... are such a fun one!!! I LOVE this creation...great design work with the candle and sentiment too.

JD/ Jill said...

Great Birthday card...nicely done!

Caroline D. said...

Such a fun card! love the colors!