"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, August 27, 2012

Calendar Girls Olympics

Hello everyone and welcome to the first ever Calendar Girls Olympics.  Yes, that's right, our theme this month was based upon the Olympics.  Here was the challenge I came up with for our star studded team:

"Since the Summer Olympics are now going on, I decided the theme for this month would be our very own Calendar Girls Olympic challenge. There are two parts to this month’s theme:

1. The colors of the rings on the Olympic flag are: blue, yellow, black, green and red. Your card must have at least one embellishment and it must be in one of those colors.

2. Please make a card based on one of the Olympic events. The events in this summer’s Olympics are: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Trampoline, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling."

Or, we could make a card representing the Olympic Opening Ceremony or a card representing the host country, Great Britain.

Here is my creation representing the Sailing event:

I love this layout I found on SCS and just had to use it again.  My yellow brad meets the requirement of an embellishment in one of the ring colors.  I used white cardstock as my base.  I also used used Tempting Turquiose, Midnight Muse and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (SU!)  My designer paper is "funfetti streamer" by We R Memory Keepers.  I used my fabulous penanent punch (SU!) as well as my circle punches (SU!) and my Nesties.  The image is from the set Moving Forward (SU!) and the sentiment is from the Happy for You set (SU!)
Thanks for stopping by.  Please see my sidebar to visit all the Calendar Girls blogs and see their gold medal creations!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Are You Game?

Happy August 15th!!  And, what makes it so great, you ask? The 15th is when the Dueling Darlings duel it out with card making. Our hostesses for this month were Jeanette for the Dazzlers and Kelly for the Divas. The Dazzler received a fabulous kit from Jeanette and a fun theme entitled "Are You Game?" Our kit included:

Image: Art Impressions UM3511 Bingo
DP: Tessa Collins Freestyle Collection
Embossed Paper: Tim Holtz Embossing Folders by Ellison (Mini Bingo Card on SU! Tempting Turquoise; Mini Rays on SU! Pumpkin Pie and Mini Ticket on SU! Pixie Pink)

Embellishments Included
Morex Corp. Organdy Ribbon
Prima Flowers
Studio 18 Rhinestones
Button & Brads (vendors unknow)
A Scrabble tile

An extra challenge to our card making was to do something we had never done before. Well, I ran out of time to come up with something new and spectacular but I did find this outstanding layout in the SCS gallery and used that for my layout....had never used it before! Does that count? ;) And I did decorate the inside of my card this time, something I don't usually do.

Thanks for stopping by. Please check out all the Darlings creations. See my sidebar.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

UIS - Unidentified Image Swap

The card on my blog is one I did for a swap I am involved in on SCS.  It is called the Unidentified Image Swap.  We all receive an image from the hostess and we have no idea what the image is until we receive it.  Then we each create a card with the image we receive. 

Our hostess, Janet, sent us this cute House Mouse image called Take Time to Smell the Flowers.  I colored my image with Prisma and Copic markers.  I used Whisper White, Poppy Parade and Baja Breeze cardstock; Sassafras Designer Paper.  I embellished with some Linen Thread and a yellow button along with some flowers I punched with a SU! flower punch.

Here is my card...

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend.