"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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June Calendar Girls Challenge

Our theme this month for the Calendar Girls challenge was Dollar Days.  I was actually the hostess this month and I gathered up all my unused/unopened dollar stamps I had purchased over time and sent each Calendar Girl a stamp to use for this month's card.  

The requirements for this month's challenge were:

1. At least two layers. 

2. You must use the $1 stamp you receive on the card. However since the $1 stamps are small you can use background stamps or other stamps to create a background, and sentiment stamps of your own on your card as well. But I would like the $1 stamp to be the focal point.

3. If you have any buttons, ribbons, or other embellishments that you bought for $1 or less, embellishments that were gifted to you, or recycled items, please use those products to embellish the card.

And here is my card:

The $1 stamp packet I used for my card included the candles and the round sentiment.  I didn't fill in the sentiment yet, because I am not sure who is going to get this birthday card.  The designer paper was bought on sale at Michael's (less than a dollar) and the button was bought from SU! clearance items.  

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

June Duel

The Dueling Darlings June theme was:  Flip Flops and Sunshine!

Our hostess, Melina, sent a bright and wonderful kit.  The kit included:

Images and Sentiment from CTMH.  Patterned paper and card stock by DCWV, Recollections, MME and SU!; Sunshine Cricut die cut; Joleen's flip flop embellishments; Baker's Twine from CTMH; rhinestones by Studio G; button from MFT; Kaiserkraft flowers; and American Crafts ribbon.

And this is my creation:

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Enjoy your weekend!