Sunday, April 28, 2013

Calendar Girls New Beginnings


It is the 28th of the month, 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.  

Carol is our hostess this month and this is what she wrote for us to follow:  

 

As the saying goes April showers bring May flowers....
To me April showers clean the earth of its worn out snow, dust and dirt along with nurturing new seeds and life to our surroundings (gardens, yards, trees, etc.). It also, to me signals new beginnings....so for this month I would like for you to create a card that does just that...it could be a wedding card, a baby card, even a New Years card...OR it could be a card that uses something worn out or pre-used and develop a new use for it...ex: mesh bag from fruit...used once to hold fruit: new beginning...used on the card...repurposed.. I know all of you are very talented crafters and I can hardly wait to see what you come up with...

Have fun with this challenge...     ((hugs)) Carol


This was a fun card for me to make.  As many of you know I love Whipper Snapper stamps and this was one I have had for awhile, but not inked it up.  So--I thought it would make a great card for "New Beginnings"!

And--as a Special Note--on the day that this is published, I will be in the presence of Carol.  Yup!  I get to meet her in real life and spend a few days with Carol along with 4 other ladies who I have met in the past.  We are meeting at my house and will spend some wonderful time getting inky and laughing and chatting and just enjoying each other's company in person!  I cannot wait!  This is truly a "new" beginning to meet Carol, but is a continuation of the friendships I have formed with the 4 special ladies!

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Designs Rocking Horse Baby

Cardstock—Gina K White, Lemon Drop, In the Navy, Little Boy Blue; Heidi Grace Baby Boy/Décor Stripes

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Light Blue Pearls, Blue Bakers Twine, Navy Button

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 creations inspired by "New Beginnings"  ! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month!



7 comments:

MiamiKel

Awesome card, Barb! What a great idea to chose a baby theme - and this stamp is marvelous! Gorgeous coloring - love the muted colors (they SO match your blog!) :)

So blessed you are a Calendar Girl!
x0x0

:: BlueInks ::

This is a such a cute card! The colors are perfect and I love the layers!!!

You girls are so lucky to be able to meet. You will have a great time.

Linda

Cute card Barb. Love the baby theme.

Terry

What a cute baby card Barb!

Love the papers and the way you colored the image!

~Paola~

this is a really adorable card Barb....love the immie you chose!♥

djones

Ah it is sooo cute. Love your layout. The button and twine at the bottom are perfect! And your coloring of the image is just beautiful.

Zella

Adorable!