Who are the calendar girls, you ask???? We are a group of blogging friends that love to create. And what do the Calendar Girls do? They rise to the challenge before them! There are ten of us in this little group and each of us picked a month that we would like to be the hostess. When it is our turn to be the hostess, we pick the challenge and everyone in the group creates a card or an ABAC item based on that challenge. I am Miss August!
For our first challenge, we were to create a card or an ABAC that reflects the month that we are the hostess. Secondly, we were to use our favorite embellishment. And, THIRDLY (cuz that is Jeanette's favorite number - she cracks me up. Love her!!) we were to use our newest paper crafting toy/tool. And we could not run out and buy a new toy for this challenge. Nope, it had to be something we had already purchased or received as a gift.
And since I am Miss August, and where I live, school starts in August, and since no matter how old my kids get, they love to buy school supplies...I created a ABAC item with a school theme. I made this cute "post-it note tote" (see tutorial at http://www.stampingschool.com/). I used a digi stamp from Dee Dee's Digis. I fell in love with this digi when I saw it quite some time ago and just had to purchase it. I love the sentiment that goes with it. You can find this digi at: http://deedeesdigis.blogspot.com/. I found the cute post-it note pad in the dollar section of Target.
I am not sure that brads are my most ABSOLUTE, favorite embellishment but I sure like them, and I use them a lot!! For my newest toy/tool, I used a new paper cutter that my son gave me for Christmas. It's hot pink!! (Matches Kelly's pants and flip-flops! ROFL!!!)
Thanks for stopping by! And to see the other great Calendar Girl creations, please see my sidebar for their blogs! Have a great weekend!