Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Calendar Girl Olympics

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. 

This month Debbie posted our August Theme--Calendar Girls Olympics!

Since the Summer Olympics are now going on, I decided the theme for this month would be our very own Calendar Girls Olympic challenge. There are two parts to this month’s theme:

1. The colors of the rings on the Olympic flag are: blue, yellow, black, green and red. Your card must have at least one embellishment and it must be in one of those colors.

2. Please make a card based on one of the Olympic events. The events in this summer’s Olympics are: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Trampoline, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

And lastly, when posting to your blog, please let us know what your card represents about the Olympics.

I love the Olympics and was glued to the TV every night and most of the time during the day too! I have the opening and closing ceremony DVR’d (but I have to admit I have not watched either of them all the way through yet). Being a former coach as well as a High School Athletic Director, sports are a passion of mine. So, I really had to pare down my ideas and limit the sport I wanted to highlight. But, then true to form for me, I found a Whipper Snapper stamp that had a few of the sports from the Olympics and inked it up! I then used Baker’s Twine in the five colors of the Olympic Rings tied on the bottom!

Here is a picture of the inside of my card. I used a Soccer Ball Brad in honor of the gold medal by the USA Women’s soccer team!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Sports Balls

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’Up Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip; Crate Paper School Spirit Collection--Pep Rally Designer Paper

Ink—Memento Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; Baker’s Twine (red, yellow, green, blue, black); Basketball, Tennis Ball, Volleyball and Soccer Ball Brads; Deckled Rectangle Nestie

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


Terry said...

Great card Barb! Great image, brads and I love the twine in all the different colors!

Go USA!!!

MiamiKel said...

You go Barb! Your card rocks! I LOVE how you included ALL the sports (well, pretty close!) to represent, especially from your background of being a mentor and leader in this area! The color red was spot on, my friend - it just pops!

Thank you for being a blessin in the Calendar Girl circle! Your great peoples!! x0x0

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

Woo Hoo!!! You've managed to pack a lot of sports into a small card... much like the Olympics pack a lot of sports into a relatively short time span. I'm impressed!

I love the baker's twine! So very clever to use the Olympic colors for that! Your card is absolutely fabulous inside and out!

You've earned a Gold!

April said...

Lol......great minds.....wait til you read my post!

Love your card and that is a great stamp...Kyle is looking for a fall/winter sport....I'llrobably be needing a multi-sport stamp before you know it!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love that this card covers several types of sports. The image is just perfect.

Speaking of just perfect, how about that DP you used?! It goes so well with the Baker's Twine(s).

I say you sit back, have a snack and drink and watch your ceremonies tonight!

Athina said...

Cute card! I like the added twine!

djones said...

Woohoo fabby card my friend!!! I love that you incorporated several olympic events. And the baker's twine in the five colors of the rings....clever!!!! Love the banner dp and bright colors.

Carol W said...

Woohoo great card Barb. I love how you used the Bakers twine in the Olympic colors...what a great idea. I love the layout and the bright colors of your card as well...great job once again...♥

Heather B said...

I love the twine in the Olympic colors! Great card. I didn't watch much Olympics. No cable in our house, so kind of hard! LOL.

Patty Gorka said...

Love the bright cheery colors, super cute! I really like the inside with the soccer ball brad.