Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Calendar Girls--Birthday Challenge!

It is the 28th, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!  Sorry I am a bit late in posting, but I am here!

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. 

April, our Miss March, provided us with this challenge: 
{In another thread, we were talking about what kind of challenges we like best and that is where I got this idea}
I want you to make a birthday card based on your date of birth.
I would love you to use two parts of your birth date and use the corresponding color and sketch challenges available on the forums.
So, my birthday is 3-8-67.....either 3, 8, or 67 would be the color challenge and either of the two remaining would be the sketch challenge.
My choices could be: 3/8, 3/67, 8/67; or the reverse of these combos for color/sketch or sketch/color.....

Clear as mud, right?? Use two parts of your birth date and the corresponding challenge to make a birthday card!

So, after reading this a few times and getting some clarification in the thread—I checked out the color and sketch challenge threads and printed out my three choices—1, 10 and 53--yup, I actually admitted what year I was born...........    I went color #53—Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery.  Then, for the sketch, I used #10.  (hummmmmmm-I wonder what numbers Jeanette used in her card as she admits to be only 17)

This has to be the fastest I ever made a card—having the colors and sketch already set, there was no need to sit and ponder “what to do!”  I also think this is the third or fourth month in a row, where I have used a Whipper Snapper Designs stamp for the image…………….  Oh well—you all know I love that company!

Thanks for a great challenge April—Loved it!

Image/Sentiment--Whipper Snapper It’s your Birthday Birdie

Cardstock--PTI White; Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery; Imaginisce B-Day Bash Hip Hip Hooray DSP

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copics; Chocolate Chip Brads, Celery Ribbon

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 using the challenges April set for us. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


April said...

Fabulous card! I adore both the color combo and the sketch you used! I am so happy that it came together easily for you!

And, why not use a WS stamp...use what you love!

p.s.....I am happy that you don't ave to kid yourself about your age like someone else

Carolina Little said...

Very nice card Barb!!! I really like your colour combo and that little birdie!!!.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Well, if that is just not cute!

I love how the sketch features the DP as well as the image.

I know, who knew about the color and sketch threads on SCS, certainly not me! We have a new 'go to'!

I personally love to see how many fun WS stamps you have. It is kinda like our own little gallery! LOL

Great job!

MiamiKel said...

LOVE the new blog look! Very festive and fun and love all the color! Your card is just great - we almost had a similiar color palette to work with :) LOVE your card, the design - super cool!

THank you for the birhtday wishes today and for the GORGEOUS (perfect!) card you sent! I am blessed to know you, my friend! x0x0

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Carol W said...

Oh Barb,I love your card. I really like your layout and color choices as well as the pretty dsp. You did an awesome job with this card (as per usual). I'm a fan of your whipper snapper stamps....keep up the good work...awesome take on this challenge...way to go!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Barb, you got me in trouble!!! Tee HEe! I know it had to be your fault. I don't know why, but when I was on Sweet P's blog, I thought it was yours... you should go read what I said to YOU over there. Something about you being OLD! ;)

Your card is fabulous... you really did a great job with that sketch which looks oh-so-familiar to me. I love the colors you had to work with, too. A nice combination.

And I'm glad to see that you recognize that I am 17!!!

Athina said...

Very cool challenge. Great job on the card! That image is the sweetest!

Melina said...

very cute, love the dp you used :)

Terry said...

Love the card Barb! Who would have that that these colors work together?? You made it work and it looks great!

Love the sketch you chose to use and how you put it all together!

Great job and thank you for being a part of this wonderful group of ladies!


~Paola~ said...

what a sweet adorable card Barb...I love your color combos and the perfect dp U used...most of all...I love the fact U used another WS image...I will nevahhhhhh tired of seeing WS cards by Barb! Outstanding job on the challenge!♥

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Nice interpretation of the layout. Cute image.

Anonymous said...

That is SUCH a great idea!! Great card too.

djones said...

Wonderful card. I like the clean and simple layout, going to have to use it. Cute image and great color combo.