Friday, September 28, 2012

Calendar Girls Cherish

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. 

Our hostess for September is Paola and here is her beautiful challenge:

To honor a dear longtime friend of mine who passed away early today, I would like to request that you create a beautiful card using the following guidelines:

Your card must be a fancy fold, and have apples stamped on it -and colored-(OR, if you don't own any apples stamps, apples can be incorporated on your cards via designer papers, stickers, dies, etc.), plus have at least one 3-D butterfly on your card too.   The main colors used for this challenge are to be your own favorite colors (use at least two of them please, and tell us which ones they are once you blog it.)

Why the apples/butterflies combos you may ask?  My friend used to bring me tons and tons of beautiful apples from her garden at about this time of the year as the fall season just starts to appear, and today, at the hospice, she was covered in a gorgeous handmade blanket full of beautiful colorful butterflies as we said our final goodbye....A bigger 3-D all white sequined butterfly was placed on top of her heart too. Please keep your card ‘happy/festive’ - as a celebration of LIFE in general!
Hug a friend's way too short!

I looked through my stamps and do not have anything with an apple.   But, I was sure I had some DSP with an apple theme.  I recently made a pocket card for a swap on SCS and liked the look, so I thought I would try it again.  I think it goes well with the butterflies.

Here is the insert from the pocket card.  I really do not have any favorite colors—but I do like greens and blues—it matches the designer paper pretty well!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Warm Words; Stamp Oasis Success is

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Island Indigo; We R Memory Keepers Show & Tell-Teacher’s Pet Designer Paper

Ink—SU Island Indigo

Accessories--Apple Brad; SU Sizzlits Wonderful Wings Die and Oval Punches; Indigo Ribbon; Crystal Rhinestones

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 beautiful creations for Paola’s friend. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


April said...

Love your pocket card. I truly don't make enough of them!

Fabbydabby card and I love that you used cherish as your sentiment!

Liz said...

Love your inside sentiment so very true, great job
Liz D

MiamiKel said...

Barb, this is brilliant! LOVE the color combo! The paper is a perfect match and what a sweet, sweet sentiment to add inside as well :) I'm so glad you are a Calendar Girl - BLessings!

~Paola~ said...

awww Barb I so love this pocket card (we both had same idea!)
what a funky designer paper with such a country feeling to it and the awesome sentiment you added to the inside am blessed to be a Calendar Girl alongside you...
Thank you! ♥

Jackie said...

Very cute Barb & I LOVE the colors you used....TFS!!!

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

Very cool pocket card, Barb! The butterflies on the edge are perfectly placed and beautiful! And that sentiment is great! Love your colors, too!!!

I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such pretty DP that fits the theme perfectly! I love that you and Ms P made a pocket card. Great ideas and execution!

Darlene said...

Barb, this is a touching card for this month's challenge. The sentiment is exactly right, the butterflies are so cute and the DP is sweet! I really like all of the extras that you added to the pocket card - the dry embossing, the ribbon, the layered ovals with the "Cherish" sentiment. This card is really special!

Athina said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the fold and want to try one real soon! The embossing on the green really sets it off.

Athina said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the fold and want to try one real soon! The embossing on the green really sets it off.

Darlene said...

I forgot to mention how I like the new blog template, very cute!

Terry said...

Love the pocket card! The paper you used with the apples on it is very cool!

Love it barb! Great job!!

djones said...

Love the pocket card. It's a go-to fold of mine. I almost used the same those colors. Your apple apple brad and butterflies add the perfect touch! Very pretty and a great sentiment.

Carol W said...

Wow, Barb this is a great card. I love the pocket card, dsp layout and everything you have included. Your dsp is so cool as it appears that the apples are 3-D...great job on this card....way to rock this challenge....♥♥♥

Tracie said...

Very pretty!!!