Thursday, June 28, 2012

Calendar Girls ~ You are my Sunshine

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. 

Michele, our substitute Ms. June as she switched months with Carol who has just move, gave us with this challenge: 
June Challenge...

For most of us, June is the month that starts summer...many events are ending, graduation, weddings, flowers blooming and family vacations.

My challenge is...using this sketch
with any color combination create a card that best suits your beginning to summer, or summer plans. It could be a trip you are planning, a flower that is blooming, a wedding you are attending, or a graduation gathering. Whatever it could be...have fun creating a card to go with it.

This was a great sketch and I was sure I wanted to use a Gina K Designs stamp set that I have not used for a couple of years.  However, the size of the image was not just right, so I turned the sketch on its side and I think it worked.  I also added some texture to the card by adding “sand”—it is a product like Flower Soft that comes in different colors and textures.

Thanks for a great challenge Michelle—I Loved it!

Image/Sentiment—Gina K Designs-You are my Sunshine

Cardstock—Gina K. White; Stampin’ Up Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze; Echo Park Paper Paradise Beach-Flip Flops DSP

Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Baja Breeze

Accessories--Copics; Daffodil Brads; Blue Ribbon; Elements Earth Textures; Label Punch

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 summer creations with the same sketch that Michelle gave us. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot-Hot Summer Colors
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge-Summer
Cardz TV-Summer Fun
Twisted Tuesday-Summer and Red!
Whimsy Inspires-Anything But Square


April said...


I must admit we have no sand in Western New York!

But, being the social butterfly, you are sure to find sun and sand this summer! Woot woot!

Michelle said...

Great card! Love how you added the sand! Its perfect, and a great image for the summer!

AnnMarie said...

What a fun card! Love it! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

jkreucher said...

Nothing says summer like flip flops! this is such a fun card!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Summer challenge this week! Judy

Gwen said...

This is awesome! It says Martha's Vineyard to me. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

Carol W said...

Wow Barb, what a fun card....I feel the serene beauty of the beach..and sand to boot...awesome. I love how you turned the sketch...Great card...awesome job...♥

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

Barb, I just knew I'd love your card, which I do. You always create gorgeous ones! What I didn't know, until I read the title of your post, is that you consider ME your sunshine! THANK YOU!

Tee hee.......... just kidding!

Your card is perfect for Michelle's summer theme and it fits the sketch, too. GREAT job!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Really beach cute!

The sand turned out awesome. I like how you just did the edge of the sand.

The DP is just perfect for the image. Great job!

Sassy Cheryl said...

This is stunning! Love the image and the flip-flop paper. LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SUMMER fun challenge this week!

Terry said...

Love the flip flop paper! Your card is so summery and fun!

That beach chair seems like a great way to start the summer! I love it ☺

Tracie said...

Makes me want to go on vaca again - lol! What great colors!

Patty Gorka said...

This is wonderful, Barb! I want to go the beach now! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a great card for summer - and such a wonderful sentiment too!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Tammy Ortiz said...

Super Cute, I love your coloring and the design and feel of the layers.
We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps

Melissa said...

Very nicely done, thanks for joining CCC!