Monday, April 28, 2014

Calendar Girls Flowers

If you are looking for my Melonheadz Challenge card, please scroll up.

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

For the challenge this month, I thought quite a bit about the challenge. As you know, we will be posting after Easter so with that in mind I thought I'd do a Mothers Day challenge. When I was a child my mom would encourage my dad to get little carnation corsages in pink or red for each of us girls and mom to wear to church on Mothers Day. According to her (and the intranet), if a woman's mother was alive the females in the family would don a red or pink flower (mostly carnations, but not a rule) and if her mom had passed, the female would wear a white flower, and would visit the grave of her mom and place a white carnation on her grave. My mom's dad would do this when she was a child and mom loved the tradition. What I would like you to do this month is create a card or project using the color that would describe your mom. As an extra I would like for you to share a special memory of your mom from when you were little (if you are comfortable with that) so we can learn a bit about the wonderful ladies who raised such beautiful paper crafters... 

I do have quite a few stamps with flowers and debated between two.  One had Iris flowers on it and this one with Lily of the Valley.  My mom had both of those flowers around the house  where I was raised and I loved and still enjoy both of them.  However, I went with this image as we have some Lily of the Valley growing at our house that came from my mom's garden. It is one of the spring flowers I look forward to seeing pop through the ground and bloom.  Plus, they are white, which reflect back on Carol's challenge.  I also added some glimmer glitter in the middle of the embossed flowers honor of Carol--our glitter queen!  I used my yellow Wink of Stella glitter pen, which has been used very little since I bought them a few months ago.  I also fussy cut the image, which I rarely do--though I admire it on many of the cards that my Calendar Girls create!

Here is the inside of my card: 

Image/Sentiment—Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Lily of the Valley

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Yellow Brads; Copic Markers; SU Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder; Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

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...

Such a beautiful card! Lily of the Valley is a gorgeous flower and the fussy cutting of this one makes it perfect! Great colors, too. I love my Wink of Stella markers - do you like yours? It seems either people love them or don't like them.

Maxine D said...

Lovely card Barb - love that you fussy cut the image and layered it over the floral paper.

April said...

Charming! I love that you did some fussy cutting! We had beautiful lily of the valley plants in our yard when I was growing up.....thanks for bringing forward another sweet memory of my mother!

Darlene said...

This is lovely, Barb! You sure did pick a tough one to fussy cut, but it is beautiful! I love the embossed florals on the green and that DP is great. What a fitting card to remember your mom's love of the Lilly of the Valley plant.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I am so impressed that you know so much about flowers! I am a total mess in the yard department.

How great that you get to see your parent's flower come to life each year. That is pretty special.

I like your fussy cut card! The textures are great and it is a lot of fun.


Carol W said...

I so love the your card Barb, and thanks for the glittah touch,,awesome. I also, love lily of the valley, they smell so good and I love that they remind you of your mom..Awesome post Barb, thanks for sharing..((hugs))

MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb, this is just beautiful! What a great card, showingcasing the lily beautifully! Love this ♥

Terry said...

Great card Barb! My dad has Lily of the Valley's growing next to his house :-)

Love the layout and the colors too!!

Great job on the challenge!!