Thursday, June 30, 2011

Calendar Girls June card

Hi all, I bet you thought that I fell off the face of the kind of feels like it ),. but here I am. The big wedding was last weekend so I have been gone (off the computer for almost a week). I was the hostess this month for the calendar girls. I love to make cards but struggled with a here is what I came up with...Make  a card showing an upcoming event that is happening this summer and explain it when posting the card...the "extra" was to send the card to either a service member or a shut in since June falls in between  Memorial Day and 4th of July....Well as you will see shortly.... I struggled with my card as well...not only am I posting but my card did not turn out like my pea brain had imagined it would...sigh...oh well at least I have it finally done and I promise to do better next month....

In the month of July I am taking a "road trip" with 3 of my girlfriends and we are driving to and back from Utah. We will be gone 11 days and I am certain we will be laughing, talking, eating, stamping, laughing, talking, get the idea...heehee...I used a Denami image for this card. I colored the car and friends with copics and then cut the whole image out...(darn camera sure shows I didn't do such a good job cutting...). I used pan pal chalks to try and create a scene of sorts on my round background and used some girlie dsp I had gotten from my birthday..Since I love shoes, (as much as I love glitter), I cut out a strip of shoes and used it at the bottom of the card. I used the word border to lay on top of the shoes for the girlie accent. I thought the pearls would add a little umph to the card ...anyway, for the extra part of this challenge, I plan on sending this to my AWESOME AUNT who shares the same birthday month as me. (we are 20 years apart)...and although she isn't a shut in she is one of my heros. She has raised 6 girls and has lots and lots of grand children and great grandchildren. She and my mom (sil) would road trip together to see my dad (her brother), in the nursing home towards the end of moms life. Oh the stories ....heehee...but that is for another time. I saw my sweet aunt this weekend and she raved about my cards and how much she loved them so, am going to pack this one up with a few others and send them her way to wish her Happy Birthday and let her know how much she means to me...I will also, send out a special card to one of our service members who is recovering in the hospital ....after an awful injury...along with a big thank you.

Thanks for stopping by.....go check out the other calendar girls, I am certain they have some fun cards for you to see..

Until next time,


April said...

This is a fabulous card! The saddest part of this post is that you are going to Utah and not East to visit me!! I love the scene you created and that I do like the pearl accents!!

djones said...

Love it! What a great card. And the road you made is amazing!!! It looks so real. Hope you have a marvelous time on your roadtrip. Wonderful story about your terrific aunt. She will just love this.

Barb said...

Great Card--I love the image and the colors and that you cut it out (looks perfect on my computer!) Sounds like a great time on the way to Utah--would be great if you four are taking a convertible--red even!

MiamiKel said...

Oh carol, I can just picture you and the girlfriends riding down the road, hair blowing in the wind! What a fun trip this will be! My good friend is heading to the SU convention there, not sure if it's the same as you but she's so excited. Your card is great! Love the immie! xx00

Terry said...

That is a great card Carol! I love it and it sure tells the story of your road trip!! I know you had a great time with your girlfriends ☺

Also love the story about your Aunt....sounds like a perfect person to send a card to!!