"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

Monday, May 28, 2012

Calendar Girl's May Challenge

Happy Memorial Day!!! 

The card on my blog today is for this month's Calendar Girl's Challenge.  Our hostess, Barb, challenged us to make a card: 

"Here is the Challenge for the Month of May…………. Memorial Day--a day of honor, remembrance, family picnics, parades, flags placed at cemeteries, concerts and the unofficial start to summer! So the challenge this month for the Calendar Girls is to ink up a patriotic stamp, get out the red/white/blue paper and DSP to post a card that shouts respect to your country and those who have served in the past. I would also like you to note in your post on the 28th what is in your plans this year or what typically has been part of your celebration in the past years on Memorial Day. Paola--my challenge to you is to also show us your Canadian Patriotism with a card that reflects the colors and images that you are proud of.

Barb (Miss May)"

The image I used is a Digi Stamp from "Firecracker Designs by Pamela her website is:(http://www.mamadinis.com/firecracker-designs-by-pamela.php) ."  I colored the image with my Copic markers.  The blue cardstock is Night of Navy and the yellow cardstock is Summer Sun, both from SU!  The white and red cardstock are from a kit I got from CTMH as is the designer paper and banner and sentiment die cuts.  I used my small star punch from SU. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Please check out all the Calendar Girls' creations.  See my sidbar for their blogs.  Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Better Late Then Never

Good afternoon,

The card on my blog today should have been posted here on May 15.   I am very late for this month's Dueling Darlings duel.  But finally my card is here.  My apologies to the Divas and the Dazzlers for being sooooo late. 

This month's theme was Spring is in the Air. And we received an awesome kit from Sweet P which included:
this cute image from Stampin’ Up stamp set, “Serene Spring” 
Ink : Memento Black & Archival Versafine Antique Sepia
Card Stock : Very Vanilla (SU) & White c/s from Wausau Paper Co.
Designer Papers :  from Costco
Accessories : cut out butteflies from Sizzix BigZ Beautiful Butterflies ; pink daisy flower w/ pearl (from Jolee’sBoutique) ; 5 petal silk flower from Michaels ; styled vanilla hardware from (SU Hodgepodge) ; buttons and beads from my stash ; pink/vanilla gingham ribbon &  polka dotted ribbon from local craftstore.

I love spring because after the long, cold, dark winters here in AK...I am ready for sunshine, green grass, fresh air and baseball season!!!

Thanks for stopping by, please check out all the creations made for this duel.  See my sidebar.