Sunday, January 8, 2012

Button Thanks

The Order of the Opus Gluei     Challenge #121-Out with the Old in with the New
Stampin' Royalty     SRC#105-Sketch Challenge

I'm going along with a couple of the girls on the Opus Gluei team, I'm grateful that 2011 is over and I'm thankful for all the blessings that we are already experiencing in 2012. 
My Hubby will be officially retired Jan. 11, my Mom has recovered almost back to where she was before the stroke in March 2011, I'm feeling energized and ready to win some more challenges and get published some more in 2012. 
I'm returning to some of my favorite challenges that I neglected in the later part of last year and Stampin' Royalty is on the top of my list. Sandra, the head goddess, was one of my first followers and gave me some tips to make my blog better. She and her team have always been very supportive of my creativity and their challenges are always interesting and encourage us to create out side our comfort zones. I like that. If you haven't played at either of these challenges give them a try, I bet you'll have some fun.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

6 comments:

Kristen said...

This is very pretty. I love the clean design and the colors are very wonderful. I love clean cards like this. I really like the trim added to the buttons. Great job!
Thank you for joining in at the Opus Gluei!
happy new year!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your card is lovely... I like the layout/design. More importantly, I'm glad to hear your year is looking better. I've also dealt with stroke (my mom) and can imagine how thrilled you must be at the good signs you are seeing. Enjoy your hubby's retirement!

Rosemary said...

A lot of us are happy for a clean slate and a new start in 2012, I'm sorry you are part of the "holy moly, this year was challenging" group. But 2011 is gone gone gone and here we are ready to go!

I'm really happy that your mom has improved, we're working to get my Mom well too. I think it will be nice for you to have your hubby home, it might be a challenge for HIM to relax and enjoy retirement.

Now, let's look at your cute card, I really like the clean simple lines of this and the soft color. I like texture and embellishment on a card and this fits the bill. Thanks very much for continuing to participate with us at Opus Gluei, when you can, it is wonderful to see your work!

STASIA SLOMA said...

very cute!!! what a great way to use your buttons!! Thank you for taking the sketch challenge at the Stamping Royalty.

Georgeann Manning said...

I am so glad you are playing along this week! This card is SOOOO cute with those adorable buttons! Hope you'll keep posting each week! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Chat Noir said...

Love to see someone else making crisp clean cards - this is lovely and makes the most of both the paper and the buttons. I'll get my head around using buttons one day.

Hope 2012 is a great year for you and that every challenge has the best results. Friends from the on-line world are a great support aren't they?