Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Flutter By Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello girls!
I am pre-posting this and when you read it it will be 2010! I am amazed at how quickly the last 10 years have gone by - it seems like just 3 or 4, not TEN!!!

I am looking forward to 2010 and all that the new year will bring.

It's Wednesday and that means it is time for 3 new challenges from 3 of the teams that I am privileged to design for. I am (more than likely) still on hiatus. Please see The Diedrich Dare for the new challenge there (the new year brings a prize each month!) and the Cuttlebug Challenge blog returns today with some NEW folders being released shortly at CHA - so be sure to see the inspiration there!

Wednesday is also Flutter By day and today it is the FIRST Flutter By Blog Hop. It's been in the works for awhile so I acutally made a card before the holiday hit as I didn't want to miss out on this. You can find the entire list on the NEW Flutter By Wednesday BLOG. If you are just visiting here, be sure to swing over there and get the links for the rest of the girls and see their cards for today.

Since I was on limited time (nothing new) and have been in purge and re-organize mode (definitely something new) I kept my card pretty Clean and Simple. Not a surprise really as it seems like ALL my creations for Flutter By Wednesday are CAS.


The layout was from FTL 72 at the clean&simple blog. I used up some scraps in my scrap drawer for this. The theme is supposed to be new --- something I didn't remember to consider when I sat down to create. SOOOO, we'll just say that this is a NEW creation with some OLD supply. Yeah. That'll work!

I love the theme of NEW for our challenge this week. It brings to mind the verse from 2 Corinthians, chapter 5, verse 17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

It always seems like such a letdown after Christmas is over, the gifts are unwrapped and the decorations are put away. We must remember the everlasting gift that we each received so long ago. It was the moment that ultimately leads to our HOPE and PEACE and JOY. The end of the holiday has no power to lead me into sadness since I know that Jesus has the power to create a NEW me. A better me. It's kind of a cliche' saying but it's a great one because it rings so true: He isn't finished with me yet. Thank you Jesus for that!

Have a beautiful day and may you feel God's arms wrapped around you today!

32 comments:

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Cassie! I love the simplicity of your card. It's beautiful as is your verse.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful post!! Happy New Year!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so pretty Cassie!! Love your choices of papers and colors! Yummy!!

Very well written post my friend. May the peace and joy of the season and His gift stay with you throughout the year.

hugs,
Chris

Kimberly S said...

The DP is beautiful, and you did a fabulous job keeping it simple. :)

Pam Varnell said...

This may be clean and simple but it is drop dead gorgeous girl. Love it Cassie. Hugs!!

Kris said...

Oh my!! Love it Cassie! Clean and beautiful! LOVE the butterfly DP... awesome girl! =D hugs, Kris

Tina said...

super sweet card

Nicola said...

Fabulous way to use up those scraps and what a gorgeous card you have made with them Cassie.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous creation Cassie!! I really love your goreous papers!! Off to continue on the hop....

Aimee said...

I love the colors. It reminds me of a cozy quilt.

Lelia said...

Very true, Cassie! Lovely card, lovely post! And who could fault you for using yummy BG papers? :O)

Hugs and Happy New Year,
Lelia

Suzie said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours and the simplicity, it works so well. Suzie x

Jeanette said...

Clean and simple is beautiful.

Cassie, I just got a Cuttlebug so you might see at their challenge.

Jeri said...

I love your card design because my personal goal for this year is to try and use more of what I already have (in particular scrap paper). I will use your design for sure. Thanks for sharing it.

Michelle said...

Super card, Cassie! You do CAS AWESOME - I love it. Love the papers you used. Hoping your re-organizing and purging is going well...Here's to a NEW and awesome 2010!!

Danni said...

Beautiful card and what a wonderful post! Hugs!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous work Cassie, just so stunning!! Hope you are enjoying the New Year!! :D

Christine said...

Great card with some beautiful paper!!! It's hard to believe you had scraps left of these but sometimes I hord my favorite papers. Even the tiniest peices!

Blessings,
Christine

Darla said...

Very Nice Cassie! Looks like a great way to use up scraps of decorative paper. Happy 2010 to you!

Kristie said...

Happy New Year, Cassie!

Love your card, that is some of my favorite BG paper!

Maria Matter said...

Simply beautiful Cassie!
Blessings, Maria

Gisèle said...

I just love this card. It is beautiful.

Kim R. said...

Great post!!!! Your card is so pretty.

Heather Schlatter said...

Cassie these papers are very pretty together girl and I really love your post and your verse is perfect!!!!

I miss you girl we have got to catch up, but I am never sure when is a good time to call now since Hubby is home all day or did he get a job yet???

Love Ya Girl!!!!

Heather

Shana said...

Cassie - I love the simplicity of this card!

Blankiefinder said...

Very clean and simple!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Such a pretty card! I love the soft colors!

Debby said...

Very pretty! I love it!

Dawn B. said...

Cassie this is beautiful.>I love the paper you chose..really nicely done.

Christi said...

What a gorgeous card!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Cassie, this is so pretty. The colors are so bright and cheery and I love the clean lines. Wonderful!!

Melissa S said...

I love the paper you used!! I often think that when I create with things from my scrap drawer I giving it new life!!

Melissa
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