Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hugs From V's Sweet Ideas

Happy New Year to all my friends, both old and new, out there is Blogland.  It's the start of a brand new year, and I look forward to all that it will bring.  I trust that 2014 will have its share of ups and downs - trials as well as many blessings along the way.  There's no doubt that whatever this year brings, God will be my guiding force through it all, and I'm SO blessed to have you all join me for another great year and all it holds.
At the beginning of each new month, we have a brand new challenge at V's Sweet Ideas, and this month the theme is Anything Goes.  We warmly invite you all to join us as we ring in the new year with this fun challenge.  There are lots of sweet embellishments, stamps, ribbons, washi tape and more at V's Sweet Ideas to get you started.
Karen Letchworth for V's Sweet Ideas
To make this sweet little keepsake pocket, I used a Maya Road Kraft Envelope and covered it with some October Afternoon Five & Dime patterned papers and embellishments (rubber sticker, journaling sticker and letter stickers).  I also used some of V's Sweet sequins, seam binding, and baker's twine.  I added a glittered button, machine stitching, and some tiny pearl accents.

I'm sharing this project here:

Red Carpet Studios Challenge Blog - Challenge #60 - New Year's Eve - Use Something New - This project uses my new sequins.  They seem to be very popular in crafting right now.

Twist of Faith Card Challenge - Challenge #70 - New Beginnings/Anything Goes - I love making scripture cards, and/or uplifting and encouraging projects.  This is a super fun challenge blog for doing just that!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - New Beginnings/Something New - I used some of my new sequins on this project.  They seem to be the new trend in crafting right now, and they're sure a fun accent.
Two more great Anything Goes challenges starting today where I would just LOVE to have you all share your sweet projects are V's Sweet Ideas and Word Art Wednesday.  I warmly welcome you all to stop by and share in both.  I just love seeing all the sweet things you will share, and YOU will have the chance to win some amazing prizes.  Come and play with us!
Blessings to you all,


  1. Happy New Year Karen!!! I hope your 2014 is filled with lots of Love, Happiness and good Health!
    I just love your gorgeous project! Great papers and embellishments!

  2. It's beautiful! I felt an instant hug just looking at it. Thanks for sharing at Twist of Faith card challenges. Happy Everything in 2014!
    Princess - DT Member

  3. Karen, your card is gorgeous. so vibrant.

  4. Love your red, black and white colour combination - stunning!

  5. Wonderful project. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  6. I love the colors and mix of patterns in this beautiful piece. I also like the clever pocket design. May the hope, love, joy and peace that can only be found in our Lord be with you and your family throughout 2014.

  7. I love the colours you have used, the red looks amazing !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and Happy New Year !

    Jo x

  8. We can never go wrong with red, black, and white can we? Lovely!!!!!

  9. Just stunning! Love the colours and the cute envelope!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your work! Thanks so much for joining us at Red Carpet Studio!!

  11. This is so great - lovely work! :)
    Have a nice day, Karen...