Saturday, June 28, 2014

Calendar Girls "Calendar" Card

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

Since we are the CALENDAR Girls I was thinking we should make cards that reflect the months of the year or days of the week.

I found these sayings about a few of the months:

Slow as Molasses in January
January Brings a New Year
Beware the Ides of March (William Shakespeare "Julius Caesar")
March, In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb
April Showers Bring May Flowers
June is Bustin' Out All Over (Oscar Hammerstein)
July Fireflies Bring August Skies
September Leaves Gives Chance for October Scares

And here are some yearly days of the week.:

Fat Tuesday
Black Friday
Good Friday
Palm Sunday

So the challenge is to make a card that reflects your interpretation of one of the above sayings about the months or one of the four listed days. (Maybe you know another saying about months of the year you like. You can use that saying.)

In your blog post let us know what saying or day your card reflects.

I went with Fat Tuesday and grabbed a Penny Black stamp that puts a smile on my face every time I see it!  Yes, this cow is a bit fat, but she is trying to see how much weight she has gained this summer, grazing in the pasture.

Here is the inside of my card: 

Now, I am not sure I would send this card to anyone who is actually on a diet or working hard to lose weight--but I might think about it!

I hope Deb and the other Calendar Girls like my "Calendar" card!

Image/Sentiment—Penny Black Utterly Fabulous/Stampin' Up Express Yourself

Cardstock—Gina K White and Black; Reminisce Cow Print Patterned Paper 

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; White Button Brads; Black Grosgrain Ribbon

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.


dweatter said...

I LOVE YOUR CREATION! Perfect designer paper foe the image! Way to rock the challenge!

:: BlueInks :: said...

This card is so stinkin' cute! I just love the image and how you put the perfect DP with it. You did an awesome job this round!!!

MiamiKel said...

Super cute!! I almost did Fat Tuesday but couldn't find my Margi Gras stamp - this is ingenious, and so you! (with the PB, I mean!) Adorable matching dps - mooo-velous card, Barb! ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

What a striking but fun card Barb - you have really rocked this challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cute- and awesome that you have Moo DP to go with this image! Fab- love this card : )

Kristie W. said...

What a fun card, Barb! Like other commenters have said, that paper is just perfect for your little cow :-)

Marcy said...

Super fun card which totally made me smile! Love this image! :)

~Paola~ said...

ohmygosh , this truly cracks me up...sooo sooo adorableeeee!! Love it ALL, from the fun image to the perfect designer is all sooo awesome together..You truly rocked it this time love this MOO-card!!♥ *TFS* :o)