Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring is Coming ~~ March Calendar Girls

Welcome to the third 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. 

This month hostess is Ms. March, our own April—no, her name is April and her month is March as it is her birthday month—confused yet???  It is a three-fer, since it is the third month of the year and the third round.  Here are the three components:

1—Spring is right around the corner (and as I post this, temps in Wisconsin have been in the 30’s and parts of the state got 18 more than inches of snow), but I will believe Spring is coming……. we were to  use an image to portray something I am looking forward to ~~ for me it is flowers and the gardens to come to life!

2—Use a technique or product that “scares” us—something that I admire and have procrastinated using ~~ for me it is the Crystal Effects I used on the flower blooms.  I am really not intimated by it—just do not use it enough.

3—And finally, we were to use a sketch that April designed ~~ for me that was the easy part—I love following sketches as the design is already set. 

So, here is my card for the month.  And, for the third month in a row—do you see a theme with threes?—I have used a flower image.  I am soooooo ready for spring.

Image—Stampendous Spring Sprigs, Penny Black Think Spring,

Cardstock—SU Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla Cardstock and Heidi Grace Design Flowers in a Row DSP

Ink—Memento Black, SU Melon Mambo

Accessories—SU Punch, Ice Cream Parlor Buttons with ivory thread, Daffodil ribbon with Ice cream Parlor over the top, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Copics and Crystal Effects on flower blooms.

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit, but I am sure you will enjoy the Spring-time creations.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wow! Barb, this is such a beautiful springtime card... and perfect for April's challenge. Love the gorgeous flowers and your use of the sketch elements is ingenious!!! Awesome job!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb, you are rockin' the challenge this month! This is dazzling!!!! LOVE the soft spring colors and the papers and ribbon - gorgeous!!

April said...

What an awesome card! I love that your take on my sketch makes it look so good!! I love the flowers - they are gorgeous and I sure am looking forward to them too!

dweatter said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! This card screams SPRING!!! I love your colors and image. Way to go on using the sketch! Love that new ribbon and buttons...perfect for your card.

kadie said...

This really has me in a Spring mood now, Barb! Fabulous job! Love the fun colors and great job with the sketch!

Carol W said...

Oh my Barb what a delightful card. I love it and love the spring feel to it...great image and paper...colors and embellies...awesome job...♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Very pretty Barb ☺ Love the colors, the images and the way you put it all together!

Great job!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

So very Spring! I love it. The image goes so well with the DP. I love me some Crystal Effects! Just make sure that you rinse the tip well and you will be good to go. It lasts in the bottle forevah! Those buttons are cute as can be too.

Michelle said...

I love it! it screams spring. Great use of Crystal Effects. Great crad!

~Paola~ said...

aww Barb! I absolutly LOVEEEE your interpretation of April's sketch!
This card is beautifulllllllllll, colorful, springy and soooo cheerful too...
I love how U added a string of flowery buttons to the side too and the dp U used is totally perfect! *great job my friend!!* :o)