"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

Friday, September 28, 2012

Calendar Girls September Challenge

The card on my blog today is for our September Calendar Girls challenge.  Our hostess for September was Paola and the following is her post to us for the challenge:

Hello Calendar Girls,

To honour a dear longtime friend of mine who passed away early today, I would like to request that you create a beautiful card using the following guidelines:

Your card must be a fancy fold, and have apples stamped on it -and colored-
(OR, if you don't own any apples's stamps, apples can be incorporated on your cards via designer papers,stickers,dies etc..), plus have at least one 3-D butterfly on your card too.

The main colors used for this challenge are to be your own favourite colors (use at least two of them please, and tell us which ones they are once you blog it.)

Why the apples/butterflies combos you may ask?

My friend used to bring me tons and tons of beautiful apples from her garden at about this time of the year as the fall season just starts to appear, and today, at the hospice, she was covered in a gorgeous handmade blanket full of beautiful colorful butterflies as we said our final goodbye....A bigger 3-D all white sequined butterfly was placed on top of her heart too...♥
Please note: Your cards are NOT to be sympathy cards at all, please keep them ‘happy/festive’ - as a celebration of LIFE in general! ♥

♥ Hug a friend today...life's way too short!

And here is my card:

I made a spring fold card using three colors of cardstock (from Stampin' Up!) that I really like.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, More Mustand and Pear Pizzazz.  The designer paper is from imaginisce and is called Apple Cider Apple Crisp.  The sentiment "thinking of you" is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and the image is from the Give Thanks set, both from Stampin' Up! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Please see my sidebar to check out all the Calendar Girls creations.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings

It's September 15th and that means it is time to post my card for the Dueling Darlings monthly duel. 

This month the theme was as follows:  KEEP your extra items! That's right! From this month on, when you complete the Dueling Darlings cards, anything you DON'T use, keep it in a SAFE PLACE 6 months from now, after all the duels from all the divas and dazzlers have passed us by and September rolls around, that is what you will use! From the papers, to the ribbons, to the buttons to the all of left over, that will be your kit!

So here is  my card using leftover designer paper, white ribbon, white brads and the orange embossed "rays" paper.  I added the sentiment.  The sentiment and die cut shapes around it are from a set I bought from My Favorite Things quite some time ago and had been wanting to use. 

Please visit all the Darlings blogs to see their creations (see my sidebar).  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a relaxing weekend.