"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, March 27, 2014

Calendar Girls March Challenge

The card on my blog is for the Calendar Girls March challenge and Tami was our hostess.  Our challenge was....

Oh girls, we are going to create a card this month! I thought of a few things that might keep us busy for March.

Did you know that March used to be the first month of the year on the Roman calendar? It was changed to the third month by Julius Caesar. The calendar we use today is refined from the Julius to the Gregorian. Sadly, we only gained like the wee bit of a percentage of more time to craft with the change! In theme of the original first month, let's use one button on your card.

Let's make a card based on a sketch. I saw this sketch and wanted to use it at some point. It's time! Please note, the sketch challenge is still open, so be sure to join!  

Speaking of Romans, purple is the color of the day. Please use the color purple on your card somewhere. Purple was worn by Roman Emperors and magistrates. It is also the color worn by those cute little ladies you see out lunching together, wearing purple and red and a bunch of hats!

Since history was after lunch for me in high school, I really had to put my 'dig deep to remember' thinking cap on for this one! Here are the CliffsNotes: one button, use the sketch and purple somewhere on your card.

Thanks Tami for a fun challenge!  Here is my card:


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Friday, March 14, 2014

National Umbrella Month

The Dueling Darlings are at it again.  It is time to post our creations for this months challenge...

The theme for this month is National Umbrella Month.  Terry and LJ were the hostesses this month and Terry sent the following information and great kit to the Dazzlers.  

"March is National Umbrella Month!  
We all know that when it rains, it pours so LJ and I thought we’d put together kits with an image including umbrellas."

The contents of your kit include:

Image and Sentiment: MFT - a la modes “The Rain Will Come”
Pink and Silver Dots: Craftwork Cards Candi
Ribbon: Michaels
Flowers: Martha Stewart crafts
Square Rhinestones: from my stash
DP: Paper Pizazz
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Sea salt, Coredinations Blush Red

and here is my card:

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