"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Calendar Girl's April Challenge:

Our hostess this month, Terri, challenged us with the following:

What is a Barn Quilt? A barn quilt is an 8 foot by 8 foot replica of a quilt block made of plywood and hung on the side of old barns here in Wisconsin. There are hundreds throughout the state and I love seeing them up close and personal.

So our challenge was to use one of the quilt layouts Terri supplied to make a card.  I was a little worried at first, but found it to be easier than I thought and enjoyed making my card.  I will have to use this idea in the future with different color combinations, the possibilities are endless.  Here's my card:

Please be sure to check out all the Calendar Girl's creations.  Their blogs are listed in my sidebar.

Thanks and have a terrifice weekend.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dueling Darlings April Duel

It is April 15th and time for the monthly duel of the Dueling Darlings...Divas vs. Dazzlers. Terry was the hostess this month for Team Dazzlers and her theme was "Who's The Man?" We were to make a masculine card for that one special man in our life with the supplies we received in our kit.

Our kit included:
Images: "On the Fly" - SU!; black and white grosgrain ribbon - Celebrate It (Michaels); mini black and white brads from Recollections; metal ring from Paper Studio and silver metal dots from Colorbok.

I decided not to color my images and keep my entire pocket card black and white. I used my Nesties to frame the image and adhered it to the pocket with dimensionals. The sentiment is from SU!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I used the rounded tab punch for the top of the cardstock that is inserted into the pocket.

While I do have three special men in my life (husband and two sons) my most special man is my husband. I actually met him playing softball (over 20 years ago)...he was my coach. He is loving and dependable and takes wonderful care of his family.

Thanks for stopping by, please check out my sidebar for links to all the Darlings blogs so you can enjoy their creations.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Unidentified Image

I am creating cards with a wonderful group of crafters on SCS. This group is creating cards with "Unidentified Images." That means, the hostess for the month, sends everyone an image to create a card with. The catch is, we do not know what the image is until we receive it.

So here is my card for our first round in the Unidentified Image Swap.

I used Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock. The image is called Spring Has Sprung by Gina K Designs. My designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I embellished my card using Nesties for the image and punches for the sentiment (Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU!) along with a button and Baker's Twine.

Thanks for stopping by!