New Beginnings

Hey guys!!
You should be finding your way here from Carolyn's blog. If this is your first stop of the Friendship's Garden Blog Hop, click here to get back to the beginning.

I'm completely thrilled to write this post, because today marks a great beginning for Friendship's Garden, a brand new challenge blog I'm thrilled to design for (along with some other fabulously talented ladies). Our Lead Garden Girl, Becky, has worked tirelessly getting this amazing project up and running, and it already seems to be a resounding success!

To start out this new venture, we are challenging you with New Beginnings. New job? New baby? New toothbrush? If you can make a card about it, we'll take it!! The only requirement for our challenges: no stamping!! I'll admit I wasn't a huge 'stamper' to begin with, but I feel myself reaching for the ink and clear blocks continuously (probably because I'm not allowed to...drat that rebellious side of me!!). I've found myself getting pretty creative in conforming to the 'stampless' rule, and that's probably (*definitely*) a good thing.
The twist for this stampless challenge was to utilize a window on a card front. Here's my result:

I used my Cricut to cut out the window and I chose paper within one paper pack (you're almost guaranteed a cohesive-yes-mismatched look going this route) for all of my cut outs. I used pop dots to raise two of the clouds.
A huge thank you to Altered Angel and Designs on Cloud 9 for sponsoring this blog challenge!! Make sure that you stop on by and 'like' the Altered Angel and Designs on Cloud 9 Facebook pages here:

and visit their websites here:

I'd love it if you followed by blog! Make sure to comment on this post and then hop on over to CherylAnn's page for her take on New Beginnings.

Happy New Beginnings, Friendship's Garden!!


  1. Erin, great post! Thanks so much for all you've done to help make FGCB a great success! Becky

  2. Very cute card Love thosr clouds. I am a follower. good luck on the new adventure looks like fun!
    Big Blog hugs Janet

  3. Your card is just the cutest. Love the soft colors. TFS I'm already a follower.


  4. Really , really cute and creative card for the chalelnge.

  5. What a beautiful card !! I'm your newest follower and look forward to stopping by again.. See you on Friendship Garden !!

  6. Hi Erin~
    Thank you so much for stopping by and being a follower on by blog candy giveaway.... I will be adding more goodies to my bin so please check back for an update... I was browsing around on your blog and girlfriend you have some very cute projects that you made.... I really love what I see..... Also I'm your newest follower too.
    TFS on all your creativities.....

  7. Love how you did this Card! Your so Creative. Keep those Creative Juices flowing Girl. :0)