Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Day, New Month, New Release, New Year

There is something wonderful, exciting and promising about a new year.  Most of the time we resist change but when it comes to a new year, we look forward to the new. We make resolutions because we have fallen short or failed in the past;  we have hope and anticipation of doing better, being better in the new year.
But we actually can look forward to each new day no matter what time of year when we consider that "the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.  His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning."  Great is His faithfulness.  (Lamentations 3:23)

January 1, 2014  Let's start it out with a new release at Doodle Pantry.  Once again Laurie Wilson has created some of the cutest digital sets.  The one I am using for these cards is called Tree Glee.  It is free with a purchase at the Doodle Pantry Store.
 I used the pre-colored tree with hearts, adding some extra shading to the hearts and veins to the leaves. It does not show up much in the photo, but I added diamond glaze to each heart.  It not only gives them a raised result but makes them shiny.  The sentiment is one of the many sentiments in the new set, "Heart For God".
The sketch is at Your Next Stamp

 For this next card, I used the pre-colored flower tree adding liquid pearls to the center and also drawing veins on the leaves. The grass is a die by Your Next Stamp.  The little flowers are part of the die cut design so I used the die on four different colored cardstocks so I could add the flowers in the grass, matching the ones that are in the tree.  Clouds are a die MFT.

Want to see the set you will receive free with a purchase from Doodle Pantry?
The set also comes with line images so you can color them the way you want.

Happy New Year. 

Challenges :
Pile It On - "p"  pink
Tuesday Morning Sketch - any sketch
Crafty Creations - anything
Paper Shelter - anything
Craft 4 eternity - new
Pink Gem - anything
Twist of Faith - new beginnings, anything
Craft Your Passion - something new
Sentimental Sunday - pick from previous challenges.  #141 Love is in the Air
Cards Galore - anything
Bearly Mine - anything


  1. Both so lovely Marsha, wonderful showcasing of those delightful images!

  2. Awesome job showcasing these wonderful new tree images. Fab cards with great design. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  3. Great cards, simple but perfect! Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1 Denyse x

  4. Marsha, these are fabulous! Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us!

  5. Gorgeous cards Marsha! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x

  6. These are both beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  7. I was blessed by your post. Wonderful message and beautiful card (inside & out) for our 'New Beginning - Anything Goes' challenge at Twist of Faith.
    Princess - DT member

  8. Marsha, both of your cards are so lovely! What a great way to highlight this new set! I especially love that you added the diamond glaze to the apples, veins to the leaves, and the liquid pearls to the flowers! I also love your verse from Lamentations. Praise God that His mercies are new every morning! Thank you for sharing your heart and your talent with us at Twist of Faith!

  9. Love your cards. Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC. x

  10. Marsha - AMEN!! Great is HIS faithfulness - we are truly blessed!!! Love your always! :) Happy New Year!!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Twist of Faith this week.

  11. You have showcased this tree set beautifully and really shown its versatility. Both cards are so different but equally charming. Thanks for joining our Something New Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  12. Both lovely cards, especially like the use of the diamond glaze to add dimension. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1 and Good Luck! xx

  13. Thank you for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!

  14. These are absolutely wonderful cas cards! Thank you for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!

  15. Oh my, both of these are so pretty. Wonderful colors and layouts. I can actually tell you did "shine" your hearts, and your clouds and grass are perfect for that image.