Saturday, January 28, 2012

Calendar Girls--Something New using Something Old

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. 

Jeanette came up with our January Theme—so here goes:  It’s time for our first challenge of 2012. Can you believe we’ve now been together as a blog group for an entire year? That is exciting! I want to celebrate who we are and the fun we’ve had together. So my challenge for January is this: Something New Using Something Old!

What do I mean by that? This isn’t exactly what it seems. It’s not a vintage theme, though you can make your card/project vintage if you’d like. What I do want you to do is look back over your Calendar Girl posts/creations from the year 2011 and choose one of the images you used. Then I want you to create something entirely different with the same image. It cannot look at all like the previous Calendar Girl creation; nor can you use the same papers/embellishments/etc.

When you post to your blog – on January 28 – I want you to also post a picture of your 2011 card/project that used the same image so we can see the two and how different they are.

I hope you are up to the challenge! I can’t wait to see your Something NEW Using Something OLD.

I do love my Whipper Snapper images and it probably is not a surprise that I used one of the many stamps that I have.  I made a center stair step card—the first one I have ever done.  I have received many in swaps and I love the looks, so I took this challenge to try a unique card too.

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Umbrella & Slicker, Splash in the Puddle

Cardstock—PTI White; Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight; Echo Park Paper-A Walk in the Park-Raindrops DSP

Ink—SU Cherry Cobbler, Memento Black

Accessories--Nesties Ovals and Scallops; Smooch (on heart in sentiment); Copics; Buttons; Bakers Twine; SU Brads; Flowers with Brads in Center.

Here is the inside of my Center Stairstep Card:

Here is my card from last April—hope you like it too:

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 images from the past. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!



What a fabby dabby center step card! This is one of my favorite immies and I love your new take on her...and, the card seems perfect for a rainy swap.....


Wow Barb! What a beautiful card! I am in awe!!


Barb, your raindrop paper is so fun and colorful!Great card!

This would also be perfect for the new forest swap ☺

Love the layout, the bright sunny colors and everything else about this card! Great job!!


Ohhhh look at you! This is so bright and fun! THe papers are SPLENDID and the perfect match, Barb! I love everything about this! Your coloring, this fabby card style - over the top wonderful (I think one of your best yet!) You totally NAILED this challenge, girlie! Love it! You are an awesome Calendar Girl! x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

WOW! WOW! WOW!!! What an awesome card! I am in awe! I have admired those center stair step cards, but never tried making one. They look difficult. But look at you... you've mastered it! And that image you chose to re-use.... it's soooooo cute! It would be perfect for a swap I'm familiar with. ;)

Love the colors, the papers, the fun of your card!!!

I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl!


OH my goodness that rain drop paper is soooo cute! I love your new design. I love the "old" one too! Great challenge Jeanette gave you all :)

Carol W

Oh my goodness Barb...both awesome creations...I love your step card with all it's beautiful colors and wonderful rain fun is this...Your first card is adorable as well...what an awesome remake...What a fun cut/fold of the step card. I love the buttons and your coloring, the inside is perfect...Well done my friend, Well done...


welll..look at youuuuuu!...what a cheerful, springy looking new card U made w/your adorable WS stamp (no,I'm not surprises about your I love your 'old card' take...I realllllyyyyy love your new remake of it...the d/p is tdf and the whole new 'crispy' look is truly smashing,and of course I dig the new lay out too!
I ♥ being a CG with U, Barb! *muwahhh*


WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Awesome creation my friend. I love the center stair step layout. Your coloring is fabulous and the DP is perfect for the image. I love the bright colors as well!!!


Very Nice - TFS!

:: BlueInks ::

You worked the DP, image and sentiment just perfect with the fold of the card. Your first try and it is perfect!

I love the sentiment. I do hope that you made five more of this card and used it for the rain swap!

Super job!


Oh Barb, what a great redo of your cute original! I love the bright, cheery colors of the paper and your image, and the embellishments are sweet! Love the decorated inside, and the center stair step design. You've inspired me to give it a try! :-)


Love your center step card, and of course that is one of my favorite WS images. Love the colors and papers you used. Both cards are adorable.


Fantastic!! Love the center step card and your raindrop DP is perfect for such an adorable image. This card rocks, Barb!


Wow, perfect paper, stamps and CUTE Card success! I like both of them but the center step card is really neat!