Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Calendar Girls ~ November Challenge

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. 

Jeanette is our hostess this month and she is well known on SCS for posting each day the bizarre or less-known holidays that are “observed that day.  So—her challenge was to choose a holiday in November (not Thanksgiving, but a little-known holiday) and create a card/project with that holiday in mind. She posted a link to Bizarre November Holidays and there sure were some unique ones.  I chose “National Button Day-observed two weeks ago on November 16th.  What did you do that day to honor the button?  I am sure that Kelly spent that day admiring her stash and maybe even took a few of her favorites along for a ‘bux!

I thought this was a great challenge—other options were Dear Santa Week, the 7-13th, National American teddy Bear Day on the 14th, Saxophone day on the 6th (I played alto sax for 7 years!) and Historic Bridge Awareness Month!  Who knew such days were this month…………………………

Here is the inside of my card.

Image/Sentiment—PTI Holiday Button bits

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Early Espresso, Sponged-Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue; We R Memory Keepers Love to Craft-Buttons Designer Paper

Ink—SU Early Espresso

Accessories—Buttons; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Kiwi Ribbon, White Twine in buttons, Brown Brads

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 interesting creations in celebration of Bizarre November Holidays! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


April said...

Ah, Button Day......I love your button hot air balloons and, that paper is TDF!
The interior draws it all together and is a great sentiment!

MiamiKel said...

*Squeal!! Love love this, Barb! I think this is one of your funnest bestest card ever! The colors, your coloring, the design .... FABBY!!! I was surprised not to see your WS potty stamp today, lol! And love the inside muchly .. Oh me oh my this is a beauty. Love your Christ-masy blog!!

Big hugs my fine Calendar friend!!

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

Barb, I just heard Kelly squeal and had to dash to your blog to see why.

I totally understand her squeals. She loves buttons.......... and you've created a BEAUTIFUL button card! How awesome!!! I love those hotair balloons!!! Very creative and fun!

It's such fun being a Calendar Girl with you!

Athina said...

Just adorable! I love how you used the buttons for the balloons!

Terry said...

Barb...everything about this card is perfect! National Button Day...button DP, button balloons, button sentiment....great!!!

Love it ☺

Carol W said...

Holy Hanna girlfriend...this is a stunner and so darn cute...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE created a masterpiece for sure...Everything about this card is toyed with the bridge holiday as well but ended up with a more recognized holiday....)..Great job my very happy we are Calendar girls together....♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

STOP! This is so cute! I love the use of the buttons and the DP - totally perfect. Great job.

I am sure that Kelly must have known about the holiday in advance, Little Miss Buttons-n-all! LOL

Jackie said...

What a cute card Barb! I love that paper you used & how you did those buttons! Very nice work Hun & TFS!!!

Liz Williams said...

I love buttons too and these are fabulous. I also love this great holiday look of your blog. Lookin' good.

djones said...

Great, great card! I too thought of our Kelly when I saw this holiday. Love the bright colors and cheerfulness of this card. The buttons for the balloons and DP are so perfect.

Heather B said...

This is so cute!! Love the colors and those adorable balloons!