Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Calendar Girls--Secret Word

It is the 28th, so I am here to welcome you to another 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. 

This month, our organizer Jeanette posted the following for December - Who loves a secret? I know I do! Let's have a secret ONE-WORD challenge. This is how it will work. Each Calendar Girl will come up with a one-word challenge for the Calendar Girl who follows her on the list. It can only be ONE WORD, but it can be any word (glitter, three, apple, blue, holiday, sponging, friendship.... whatever word you choose!) Then secretly email or PM that ONE WORD challenge to the next person on the list and she will create a card that in some way represents that word.

So, the sweet Terry was to send a word to me—the word was TISSUE!  And I sent a word to Carol;  you will have to check her blog to see what the word was and what she created.  Back to my word—Tissue.  Are you kidding me—tissue?  What am I to do with that word?  I even whined a bit on the thread, but got no sympathy.  So, I created a get well card, with a box of tissues and used white mulberry paper behind the image to look like real tissues.  How did I do with the secret word?

This is a close up of the sentiment. I used three layers of ribbon—Espresso on the bottom, then Daffodil and Cobber on the top.

Image/Sentiment—Unity Heart Times

Cardstock—PTI White; Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight; White Mulberry Paper

Ink—SU Cherry Cobbler

Accessories—SU Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Ribbon; Espresso Ribbon (unknown company); Cherry Cobbler Brads; Nesties Tag

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit. I am sure you will enjoy all of the creations made with the secret words!



God Bless You! Here's hoping the cold season is Well, you are ready with a great get well card should you need it! A fabulous word you received and an awesome take on it!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Oh my, Barb... stop your whining/crying (you will use up all the tissues, if you don't stop! LOL!) This card is just otoo perfect!!!!!!! I love everything about it. What a great interpretation of your word, too!

Thank you for being one of the Calendar Girls! It has been a great year..... I hope you're looking forward to 2012! I know I am!


Great job! You nailed it and the card is very cute!


Good job!! I like the "fake" tissue accents. It's perfect!!

Carol W

Great card the way you used your word and the mulberry paper awesome amaze the ribbon behind the sentiment as rocked this for sure...great card...I am so glad we are Calendar Girls are a blessing in my life....


Look at you with the most amazing image for your word! Great card :)


Tissue?? REALLY??!
Barb I am amazeddd at how wonderful your interpretation is..U seem to have an ABUNDANCE of stamps just right for each and every occasion...such as creating with 'tissue' word in mind. What a perfect card this truly is!!!!
My gosh U rocked this challenge and then some...SO glad we're CG together!!♥


You think I'm sweet?? Really?? Even after giving you a terrible word? Hehehehe.....

I love what you did with your card! And you use the secret word well ☺

I love it (even after all the complaining)!!!


GREAT CARD! I love the bright color combo and the layout. Perfect image and sentiment for the "secret" word you were given. Well done!


Great card! I love the mulberry paper. The image and sentiment are perfect. Love the color combo.

:: BlueInks ::

Okay, I am still absorbing that your word was tissue! LOL

What a perfect image for your secret word. You could not have done a better job!

Way to work it, Sistah!


LOL. "Tissue"???? I would have whined big time!! But just look at what you did with it! Simply amazing! Love the colors and using Mulberry paper is perfect. Cute image too! Well done, a triumphant use of the theme. (Oh, that Terry is a rascal isn't she?)


Woot woot! Now this is great work barb! I would have freaked at this word, lol. Great job!! Xxoo