Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Calendar Girls--LOVE our Furry Friends!

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. 

Kelly, our Miss February, provided us with this challenge: 
** Show us how FURRY you are! **
It’s February, a month that symbolizes LOVE. When thinking of a theme for this month’s
Challenge, I knew I wanted us to get happy with the furry ones! My challenge for you this month is: Show some LOVE to our furry animals! I love them great and small, Short and tall – furry and fluffy! I am also sure at one point we have all had a special pet that we have loved, or maybe still do have a pet (or a bunch!) So let’s show them some love! I challenge you to show us fur, your fluff, your waggin’ tails! The possibilities are endless – from doggies to cats, mice to turtles – in one case, a spider! (lil dj!!) LOL! Let’s bring some creativity to making a card (etc) with any image showing us a pet (including if you don’t actually own one!)

** For an extra part of the challenge, since it is February, please try to include the color RED on your card somewhere (coloring of the image, your DSP, cardstock, embellies – just a touch (or a lot!) of red.

Please post your cards to your blogs on February 28th ! I hope you LOVE  this challenge this month and LOVE creating with FUR and FLUFF!

I feel like a broken record (remember those?) when I post the following--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 love this image and the sentiment that goes with it—and yes, I do have lots or red on it!

We do not have any furry friends in our house, but do dog-sit for some of our friends when they leave town.  We have fin-friends and they do not like to be petted at all………………….  I grew up on a farm and we always had beautiful Collies--named of course Lassie,  along with Laddie and Skippy.

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Sheepdog & Hydrant, Some Days

Cardstock—PTI White; Stampin’ Up Real Red, Early Espresso, So Saffron; DCWV The Pet Stack DSP 

Ink—SU Real Red, Memento Black

Accessories--Nesties Squares and Scallops; Copics; Yellow Button; Red/White and Brown/White Bakers Twine; Dow Paw Brads

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 as we LOVE our furry friends. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!



I love that image! The patterned paper is too cute and the inside...Oh Barb that is the cutest! :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, this card is perfect! Love the WS image!!! And the fire hydrant paper is a perfect match to that sentiment. Awesome!!!


Oh my! I love this. And that stamp is woderful....I may need to ask to borrow some of your WS collection! The inside is too cute...I must get on the bandwagon!


Too darn cute ♥...I just came from Carol's blog...looks like this pup is a popular furry friend today:o)
Loveee your wonderful d/papers and the lil extra touches U added...the sentiment is TDF! Awesomely done!

Carol W

You are so right...great minds DO think alike..Love your card and the sentiment...wonderful layout...great coloring and awesome colors and dsp...you rocked this for sure...

:: BlueInks ::

Such a darling card! That image is too cute. It could be Harry's (the other dog image) girlfriend!

That DP is just the perfect thing to adorn this card. You did a great job this round.

Thanks again, for gifting me the image that I used.


Great card Barb! I too love WhipperSnapper ♥

Your hydrants on the inside are cute and the brads on the outside are too!

The sentiment is perfect!!!


So cute! Whipper snapper is teh best!

Carolina Little

Love it!!!. The dog is adorable Barb!!!


Love this ! The inside treatment is special also. The brads are the best and the DP really cute. Of course the WS image is perfect too! Great job.


Oh this would have been cute for Aprils humor swap, too :) Sweet image - he's colored so cute! Great job all around!


Cute image!! I love how the outside is so very different from the inside, just in how you used your CS colors.


Adorable card, Barb! I like how you did the inside of your card too. And the sentiment on the front is just perfect!


This is adorable! I love the main image & how you decorated the inside....very nice work Hun & TFS!!!


Cute, cute, cute I love your card. The image is adorable. I almost used a WS image and this sentiment as well has the same DP!! LOL!! Love your layout and your coloring is fab! Like the inside too!!


Adorable! The image is awesome and you used such great colors! The inside is really cute too


Awwwwww! I adore this card, Barb!!