Friday, December 28, 2018

New Year Resolutions

     Another Friday and another new challenge at QKR Stampede!  Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and you can win some of the cutest images anywhere in the digital (or rubber, if you prefer) world.

     Today I want to have a brief discussion about New Year Resolutions.  Each and every year, we all get subtle 'nags' about making new resolutions for living our lives in the upcoming year but we all know that the resolutions will get broken within the first week (ok, maybe some will last a whole month if we make our resolutions easy and non-stressful) and then we can overwhelm ourselves with guilt for not sticking to them.  What's the point?

     Here's what I think should be done with New Year Resolutions!

     Write them down, share them with NOBODY, put them into a bottle, and toss them into the ocean (or any nearby body of water where they can sink to the bottom and be lost forever.)

     This QKR image is called "Wish in a Bottle" and I've been meaning to use it for over a year now.  See, I should have made using it one of my New Year Resolutions last year and it might have gotten done more quickly. :-D

The colors from the challenge at My Favorite Things
were perfect!

     I colored with ProMarkers and watercolors, then cut the image with a simple, square die from QuicKutz.  I wrapped it with sparkly, sheer ribbon and tied a 5-loop bow with the help of my bow maker.  The white 'flowers and leaf flourish' was cut with a Memory Box die.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it with scissors, and mounted it on dimensional dots.

As You Like It
Craft-Dee BowZ
Creative Knockouts
Cute Card Thurs.
Cut It Up
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
Southern Girls

     One more week and my routine will be back to normal with all the holidays out of the way.  There will be some big changes coming up in the new year and they have nothing to do with resolutions!  I hope you're going to play along with us this week.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. LOL on the New Year's resolutions and you're probably right about that!! I never stick with's just something that would naw at my brain all through the year!! :) Love the image and your beautiful card today Connie! DT hat time: Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  2. A super card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  3. Fabulous card, love the image and with regard to new year's resolutions, I have given up as I never see them through. I am bad :(
    Linda xxx

  4. Connie, your idea is spectacular. I love it. Especially since I really don't keep my resolutions, either. Your card is so cool and the coloring is spot on. Thanks for the great reminder about resolutions in general. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  5. My resolution for joining the Gym is in that bottle! Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts and Happy New Year! Donna - DT Member

  6. Love your card and the idea behind it!

  7. Love your idea about what to do with New Year's resolutions!! Fabulous!

    That said, you threw your bottle into the most beautiful lake I've ever seen! Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our New Year’s Resolutions challenge and good luck with your big changes!


  8. Fab card - I love that idea for new year resolutions!
    Thanks for joining in with the As You Like It 'anything goes' challenge

    Anne x

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