Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day from the Calendar Girls

Happy Memorial Day!

Since it is also the 28th,  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 hostess is Me! Here is the challenge I posted:

Here is the Challenge for the Month of May ~ Memorial Day--a day of honor, remembrance, family picnics, parades, flags placed at cemeteries, concerts and the unofficial start to summer! So the challenge this month for the Calendar Girls is to ink up a patriotic stamp, get out the red/white/blue paper and DSP to post a card that shouts respect to your country and those who have served in the past. I would also like you to note in your post on the 28th what is in your plans this year or what typically has been part of your celebration in the past years on Memorial Day.

So, I went to my favorite company, Whipper Snapper and inked up a cute stamp that has two of my favorite things for May—flowers and a flag!  I used some new designer paper I recently bought and made a tent topper card.  I have seen this style of card usually with ovals or circles on the top—but I used a deckled rectangle for mine.

We typically have a cookout and invite some friends over to enjoy some grilled food.  We try to eat outside and enjoy the view of our flower gardens.  This year, today will be the last day of our week-long vacation at a cabin on a lake in Northern Wisconsin. There will be six friends who are joining us at the end of the week to spend some time with us and four of them will be here today.  If the weather cooperates, we hope to spend some time on the pontoon on the lake, grill out at the house and head for home………………

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Patriotic Flowers/Labelicious Sentiment

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy; Gina K Designs White; My Mind’s Ety American Made Celebration Banner

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—SU Blue Denim Ribbon; Red Brads; Copic Markers; Punches; Nesties Deckled Rectangles; Blue Button with Airmail Bakers Twine

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 Patriotic creations. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


Carolina Little

Barb, great card!!!. I love that spellbinder and the papers you used!!!


Wonderful card. Love the image...can never go wrong with WS! Great layout will have to give a tent topper a try. Great theme this month.

Carol W

Oh wow Barb, what a great card...I love the immie and how patriotic the bouquet looks with the flag...the button with the bakers twine is the perfect accent....well don my friend...


Awesome card, Barb! Love the fold you did, and the image too. Love My Minds Eye dp!


A great card as usual Barb! Love the papers you used (I almost used the paaper with the flags on it too!).

This was an awesome challenge that you gave us! Thank you!!


I love this stamp! Great card!


*AWESOME* card...and the image is sooo PERFECT
(of course it's a WS ♥)
to convey your love for your Country.Absolutlynperfect xox

Patty Gorka

Love this holiday card! That's a cute image too and you colored it so nicely!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Oh Barb... this is gorgeous! I love the image, perfect for this theme! Very nice!!!


This is so pretty! Barb, I love that image and the papers you used ;)