Monday, March 2, 2015

What's old is new again!

Hello crafty friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We woke up on Sunday to it snowing. Then it turned to freezing rain in the later afternoon. I am so over winter, and I think we all are. So why isn't winter leaving yet?! Since it came in like a lion, I am hoping that it goes out like a lamb. lol Enough about the weather, it already gets to much attention!

Well since today is Monday, you all know that means it is time for a new challenge over at BBTB2. My sweet design team sister, Emily, has chosen our theme this week. And she has told us that it is National Old Stuff Day. Who knew?! So in honor of that we are to use a Cricut cartridge we haven't use in at least 6 months. Well I haven't used a lot of mine in 6 months because I have fallen in love the the CTMH Cricut carts and use them a good bit. But I did go through and used a cartridge that I first go when I got my Cricut and that is Beyond Birthdays. I also use Solar System digi for my world. 

I used my Explore to layout my window card base on, which is from Beyond Birthdays. I then wasn't sure where I was going to go with it, and then saw the Peace on Earth cut on BB, so I then decided to make it a Christmas card. Then I saw the dove with the olive branch, and thought that went well with the Peace on Earth. So I laid two out. Then of course I needed an earth, and I found that in Solar System digital images. I used dark blue cardstock for my base. I used all snippets for my card except for the card base. The blue for the ocean on my world was a cloud looking paper, but I thought it worked well for on the earth. The land is green foil paper. The "peace" shadow is some left over from the blue card base and the "peace" on top is cut from silver foil paper. The doves are just from white cardstock and the olive branches are cut from the same green foil paper as the world land. I just added a simple Merry Christmas to the inside and called it done. Not my most favorite card, but I loved the idea behind it. lol Want more inspiration? Then look no farther than my DT sisters, they have some fabulous projects for you today!! After you are done being inspired, make a project using a cartridge that you haven't used in a long time! Then link up with us.

As always I want to take a minute to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by and visit me. I so appreciate your sweet comments. You always make my day and I always enjoy your visits! Crafty hugs, Brenda











30 comments:

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Beautiful card Brenda. I love the doves over the window. Also love that you finish it off inside. VEry pretty!

Carol L said...

This is such a beautiful window card, and I love how you put the image and sentiment both into windows! The sentiment looks amazing with the layering, and I love those doves on the front too!! Gorgeous!!
Stay warm!!! More misery is on the way later this week I hear :)

jimlynn said...

I've never heard of National Old Stuff day - but have plenty of it!
Love your beautiful Christmas card! You're already ahead of the game for making those this year now. So pretty and elegant looking.
Lynn

jimlynn said...

I've never heard of National Old Stuff day - but have plenty of it!
Love your beautiful Christmas card! You're already ahead of the game for making those this year now. So pretty and elegant looking.
Lynn

Leslie Germain said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love how you did the earth. The foil paper is amazing!! Love the doves too! March is coming in like a lion in CT. I hope it goes out like a lamb!!!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Brenda!! I love the foil paper!! The doves and world are fabulous!! What a beautiful Christmas card this is!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Veerle said...

Wonderful window card Brenda.
Very special design.
I too wish winter would take his leave and just go LOL LOL
Sending you a warm hug, Veerle xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE this ard Brenda! I especially love that 'Peace On earth' Sentiment. Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

Stephanie said...

A very peaceful card, Brenda. Love the window. A beautiful thought for a beautiful card.

MaryH said...

I always enjoy your thought processes as you design a card. They are so interesting and this particular card turned out very pretty I think. I love the idea behind it, and surely wish it would happen. Love the dark blue texture on the base card & your window with the interior sentiment is a super design with the peace doves carrying out the theme. Love your world too. You did great on this one! TFS & Big hugs. We had 70+ today & sunshine. Very welcome.

cm said...

National Old Stuff Day? I didn't know there was a day to honour 'old stuff' me *grin* Seriously, who knew such a 'day' existed, but I'm thrilled somebody did which, in turn, inspired your amazing card! Brenda, this is fabulous: the globe is gorgeous, the doves, lovely and the peace on earth absolutely stunning! That lettering is striking! Wow, wow and wow, dear friend! You've celebrated your 'old stuff' in fine, fabulous fashion! As for the weather: yep. Time for Spring to come and stay!
Hugs~c

DIANA L. said...

Wow what a pretty card Brenda- the earth is almost like yin yang and you have green in there -- we are twins- funny huh? I probably should start making more Christmas cards It will be here before we know it. Thanks for your sweet comment. on my blog. Oh by the way I really like that cartridge too.

Sharon said...

This is so beautiful Brenda!!! I love it!! The papers, cuts and colors are wonderful!!!
I'm so ready for Spring, too!! They are saying more wintry weather for us this week. Not looking forward to it at all!!! Hopefully we will all have Spring soon!! :)

Caroline said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card. You have a head start on next Christmas. I love the window in your card, the theme and the beautiful doves. You brought it all together so nicely.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card :) Love the doves over the opening that is really a cute idea. Wow they seem to have a holiday for everything :) Yep we woke to snow too on Sunday ours stayed that way just snow I'm with you so tired of winter already!
Have a fantastic day my friend :) Happy thoughts and hugs to you
Tina

Bonnie said...

WOW! What a beautiful card, Brenda! The shiny Peace on Earth really grabs the stage and I love how you've cut the aperture for it to shine through. Using the 2 different papers on the Earth makes it so real looking and the sweet doves are so perfect to draw attention to the sentiment! Well done!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, clever design and great colours, I do like it.

Anita in France said...

What a striking card, Brenda ... so fabulous and so full of drama! Love how you've made the sentiment 'outside in' ... so clever! Hugs, Anita :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Brenda this is such a beautiful card !!!! I love the theme, the design, and the lovely die cuts !! I hope you have a beautiful day !!
Hugs,
Mayra

Irish Cherokee said...

Of course you know I am going to love this card. Love the message, simplicity and the finished inside. Excellent Brenda. - Jim

Joann6274 said...

Hey this turned out really cute! I like this card a lot.... i like the earth and the title... just go perfect together. Hugs!
Jo
xox

Kelly Plamondon said...

Brenda I am not saying a word about the weather... lol

I love this "window" card and your foil paper cut with the shadow. Awesome Christmas Card!
-DT Kelly

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Fabulous Christmas card!! I love the little window!

Loll said...

Very pretty Brenda! Love the PEACE cut with a shadow ... gives it lots of thickness and dimension. And the cloudy paper for the water part of your earth is perfect!! Loll xx

Pam MacKay said...

Very sweet design! I love the dove in the corner of the window so pretty!

The Queen (Laura) said...

So pretty! Love the window, and the foil paper is so pretty on the card stock. Fabulous job!
Lots of Hugs,
Laura

Brenda in IN said...

Brenda, this is beautiful. That silver sentiment is so pretty and the white doves are perfect. That is so creative to find all those things and put them together for this great card.

Sheila H said...

Your card is lovely both inside and out, Brenda. The doves are perfect. And you are so smart to be working on Christmas cards already :)

scrapqueen141 said...

What a great card, love the metal! And, thank you so much for your faithful visits to my blog. I can't tell you how nice that is!
Jamie

Darnell J Knauss said...

As usual, you are too hard on your creations, Brenda! This is really fabulous and I'll bet it is quite amazing IRL!! Well done! Hugs, Auntie