Friday, March 28, 2014

Calendar Girls Challenge!

If you are looking for my Christmas Stamping All Year Long card, please scroll up--thanks!

It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls! We are now in our fourth year of posting and it has been a blast.  Wonderful Challenges--Great Fun--Sweet Creations--and Awesome Friendships!

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.  Tami is the hostess this month and she posted the following challenge

Oh girls, we are going to create a card this month! I thought of a few things that might keep us busy for March.

Did you know that March used to be the first month of the year on the Roman calendar? It was changed to the third month by Julius Caesar. The calendar we use today is refined from the Julius to the Gregorian. Sadly, we only gained like the wee bit of a percentage of more time to craft with the change! In theme of the original first month, let's use one button on your card.

Let's make a card based on a sketch. I saw
this sketch:

and wanted to use it at some point. It's time!

Speaking of Romans, purple is the color of the day. Please use the color purple on your card somewhere. Purple was worn by Roman Emperors and magistrates. It is also the color worn by those cute little ladies you see out lunching together, wearing purple and red and a bunch of hats!

Since history was after lunch for me in high school, I really had to put my 'dig deep to remember' thinking cap on for this one! Here are the CliffsNotes: one button, use the sketch and purple somewhere on your card.

Hope you have fun! I cannot wait to see what you create!

OK--so I went with a Melonheadz image that I thought was perfect for all components of the challenge--one button, purple and the sketch!

Here is the inside of my card: 

Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Easter Egg Hunt Girl; Stampin' Up Warm Words

Cardstock—Gina K White; SU So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant; TPC Studio Happy Spring-Multi Dot Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Elegant Eggplant

Accessories—Button with Floss

I am entering this card in the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us.  I am sure you will enjoy all the wonderful creations!  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month.


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, this card is so cute! I love the image you used and the way you chose bright cheerful colors for the layers of paper. Of course your card is ADORABLE... so the word is the perfect addition on that little flag piece!

I'm glad you're a Calendar Girl!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You are right...she is adorable! Such a cute card. I really like how the papers look with the sketch. That button tied is just perfect!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun sweet card- love the dotted DP and the floral DP! The sketch is fab and what a fun theme.

Carol W said...

Cute, cute, cute card Barb, I love the papers you chose and your immie is so cute. You rocked this challenge. Great job..♥

djones said...

This card is so sweet and bright and cheerful. I love the colorful DP layers. What a cute image and colored so beautifully.

MiamiKel said...

Awesome card, Barb - very cheerful and happy! TFS! ♥

~Paola~ said...

what a cute image! Love the bright colors you chose on the background d/p and for the inside of your card too. You did this challenge awesomely!!

Terry said...

Oooooh Barb....I love the papers you used and how you followed the sketch perfectly!!

Great, fun card this month!! Love it :-)