Monday, February 28, 2011

Welcome to the February Ball for the Calendar Girls

Welcome to the second round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

In this second month of the challenge, our own Ms. February, Kelly invited us to the Calendar Girls Ball.  Since February is the month of love, admiration and red hearts, we all were to create a card with the following expectations:

1—The card is to reflect our style—in color and style.  I love red and white cards, so that part was easy.  I also love a simple style and will have an embossed background and ribbon on the majority of my cards.
2—Show your true colors.  As I stated, I love red and white—enough said!
3—Shape up for the Ball.  We were to use shapes on the card and I got out one of my favorite SU punches and added various flowers with an added rhinestone brad in the center.

So, quite similar to the theme I used for the January creations and a reflection of the month of May that I am hosting, the card has flowers on it—stamped, embossed and punched out.  I love them and spring cannot come soon enough to bring them.

Image—SU Botanical Garden

Cardstock—SU Riding Hood Red and GKD White

Ink—Riding Hood Red

Accessories—SU Flower Punch, Rhinestone brads, White ribbon with red over the top, SU Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit, but I am sure you will enjoy the creations for our first “Ball”!  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!



I love your red and white card! The embossing is perfect and I like where you placed the image. Great card, Barb!


Love the color combo and the card!! I too love embossing...can't seem to make a card without it ☺

Very pretty!!

Carol W

Oh Barb, you look beautiful...I love the red and white combo and the way you placed the flower...I love how you made them red and white as well...You did a great job with this...way to go...((hugs)) see you at the ball....


Very beautiful!I love the red and white color combo! The flowers are perfect, as is the embossing. Great card!


WOOT WOOT! Look at Barb in her stunning red dress with white trim! You look GORGEOUS darling!! This is just elegant and lovely and all things spectacular - you have such a gift with craft and putting things together in just the right way - you inpsire me, Barb! Love you and thank you for attending the Ball!! x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger)

Barb, you are a real beauty here at the Calendar Girls Ball! Wow!!! You certainly wear red and white well. It is bold and beautiful. And those flowers are stylish. It's great the way you have embossed, punched and stamped flowers... classy!

I see so much of you in this card!

I hope you dance!


Very Pretty. I love the color red, if this was a dress I would love to wear it. Your paper flowers are a cute addition. TFS


What a great gown!! I wish I was bold enough to pull off a red dress.... You nailed this challenge, and I am blessed to be part of this wonderful group!


I can see red being your color Barb....just as vibrant as you are!:o)
Love your card and how you all put it together...great color combo w/the starchy white...beautiful image and punched out flowers...I especially like your embossed background...yeahhh...we had SAME idea here!!:o)


YAY...welcome to the Ball my bright and cheerful friend!!! I love your card. Red and white together are a great combination. Love the embossing on the background and your beautiful flowers!!

Kathy and Lucky

What a pretty card, I love red and white, they play off each other so well.

Kirei na Kami

This lovely creation is definitely the belle of the ball!! It is positively stunning!!! I love the striking red and white color palette, and the stamped and handcrafted flowers are beautiful!! Cheerful and elegant all rolled into one awesome creation!!!


Love the red & white combo! I can just picture you in a flowing satin gown that's embossed with that lovely floral pattern. And the waistline would be embellished with a lovely floral bouquet on the side. You'd be the belle of the ball! {hug}