"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

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Calendar Girls Welcome Summer

Our challenge this month was to create a card that best suits our beginning to summer or summer plans.  I created a card (differing a little from the sketch we were to use) that absolutely SCREAMS summer in our house.  You know the rhyme...."I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream." 

Our youngest can hear the music from the ice cream truck a mile away and she starts screaming for ice cream.  As soon as that music gets closer and louder, all the kids are running out the door and down the driveway, yelling for me to hurry up with the money! 

So here is my card that shows summer has really come to our house:

I used Whisper White, Rose Red, Yo Yo Yellow and Gable Green cardstock.  The designer paper is from a pack I bought in the $1 section at Target.  My stamp is from A Muse Stamps and colored with my Copic Markers.  I used my Nestabilities, MS punch and black brads to finish my card.

Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to check out all the Calendar Girls summer creations - see my sidebar for a list of their blogs.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings - It's Gone to the Men!!!!

No...there really are no men in the Dueling Darlings...but we did receive kits to make masculine/Father's Day cards.  The Dazzler received a great kit from our hostess, April.  The kit included:

Designer paper: Krafty Dots by Recollection; Out of Print/Storyteller by Basic Grey;                          Go Fish/Mini Fish by Carolyn Holt Desgins
Burlap and Pearls By Recollections
Ribbon and Bakers Twine (from April's stash)
Clothespin from SU!
Stamps: Favorite Occasions by JustRite and Totally Tool set from SU!

The design of my card is a square Joy Fold.  I used Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke cardstock.  I added a small strip of Baja Breeze to accent the blue in the fish on the designer paper.  I also added the Artichoke button at the bottom to keep the smaller card closed.

Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to visiting all the Dueling Darlings blogs to see their great creations!  Have a wonderful weekend!