Sunday, August 28, 2011

August Calendar Girl Challenge--:Sew Glad we are friends--

Here we are August already and time once again for the Calendar girl challenge...I am a wee bit late in posting as I took in the MN State Fair yesterday with my daughter and didn't get my card scheduled to post....I did have a good time at the fair though....

Our wonderful hostess this month was Debbie aka--Lildj. This is how the challenge read:

Our August Challenge

“SEW” Glad We Are Friends!!!

Because I just love this entire group and it feels that we have been friends forever, I just wanted to say…”Sew” Glad We Are Friends!

So for this month’s card here are the requirements.

1. Please use the above sentiment on the card somewhere. Some of you may have a stamp with that sentiment-if so, that’s great!! But if not, just type it up on your computer and print it out. (Sorry…making you work.) LOL

2. Please use at least one button on your card. (Use as many as you like...but there has to be at least one.)

3. Please have stitching of some kind on your card. You can use a sewing machine, hand stitching or faux stitching using a pen.

4. Once your card has posted to your blog, please send your card to a friend telling them how much you appreciate them and that you are “sew” glad you are friends! If you want, you can tell us in your blog post who is receiving your card and how special they are to you.

5. I know there is a lot of cute DP and stamps out there with a sewing theme, so if you have those go ahead and use them. But if you don’t have them, don’t fret-they are not necessary. Just please have the sentiment, button and stitching on your card for sure.

Hope you enjoy the theme and HAVE FUN!!!

- Debbie

I chose to do a modified gate fold card. It is the same as the gate fold only the base paper is longer so that the edges can be folded over...The base of my card is Marina Mist by SU and the dsp is one I had in my stash of left over dsp so I am sorry but I don't know who made it...The image is a Mo Manning image (BBBFFF)
and I had fun coloring it up. 



As per our instructions the card was supposed to contain at least one button. On the front of my card I used 3 pink button brads to keep the front folds in place. I also used white paper and mu SU eyelet border punch to add a trim to the extra front folds to spice them up and make them stand out a bit more. I also faux stitched the sides of the border of my image....so far so good (although the button brads weren't really buttons, I didn't figure that counted)...sew--lol .....


On the inside of my card I added three real buttons in each corner...sew far sew good...I then messed up....:(. The directions said use the sentiment "Sew" Glad We Are Friends!" which of course I generated with my computer and messed up......this old brain was sure it said "Sew" glad we're friends...sigh....I was doing so well. I'm beginning to think that I am going to unintentionally mess up on each month. Apparently I am not a good instruction reader. To finish up the challenge we were supposed to share who would be receiving our card if we chose. I have been thinking long and hard about this. I wanted to send it to all my Calendar girl friends as well as all my SCS stamping friends, my stamping Wednesday night friends and all the other people I am blessed to call friends and I ♥, but of course that would mean tons of this card..."sew" after much deliberation I have decided to send it to my friend Lynn. Lynn and I met 2 weeks before her wedding at a stamp class several years ago. We were the only two in the class and hit it off right away. We have done many things together and have enjoyed each others company as well as enabled each other in many ways on our girls days out...lol...Lynn still stamps but has become passionate about quilting. She has invited me to a few quilting classes which I have attended with her and I have completed one (should be 3) quilt front. She tapped into my "old" love of sewing and has re-introduced me to my sewing machine. I still don't sew as much as I stamp (heavens there just isn't enough time...that darn work keeps getting in my way), but I have some sewing projects I'm just itching to get my hands on..."Sew" not only is Lynn a treasured friend but she is my "sewing" buddy as well...and I felt that this card really summed up our friendship....

Thanks for stopping by....if you get a chance...stop by the other calendar girls blogs, I am sure you will not be disappointed in what they have to show you....
Until next time....
Big hugs,
Carol

7 comments:

April said...

Carol,
I "sew" love this!! Your take on lildj's challenge is just fabulous (said in my best Tim Gunn voice)!!!

Terry said...

What a great card Carol! I love the image you chose and the cool layout! Love the stitching, the buttons, the coloring and, well, everything!!

I'm SEW gald you are a Calendar Girl! Thanks for being a good friend!!

Barb said...

I Love your Card--it is SEW Awesome! I love the image and your colors rock! I really the gate fold card, even if I am not understanding the modified part......... Your card is perfect and I too am SEW darn Happy to be your friend!

MiamiKel said...

I'm SEW blessed to know you!! This card just made me smile HUGE! It's beautiful!! I love the immie, and all the elements on your card (paper, the buttons, etc) are just perfect! This card is SEW much fun -- just as you are, my sweets! LOVE THIS SEW muchly!!! xoxo

~Paola~ said...

I couldn't wait to come and see your CG card first thing this morning and WOW!! As usual you took the monthly challenge another notch up!This is SEW adorably done and, of course, seeing that U used a MM image it brought a huge smile to my face!
Your details to perfection on any paper project you create are absolutly flawless. I love everything about your card my dear friend: from the cute lil buttons to the faux stitching to the perfect blend of colors used.SEW glad we are friends too!♥

djones said...

YAY what a great card!! I adore this image!!! I love the fold and the way you used the stitching and the border punch. Beautiful colors and buttons. No worries on the sentiment...I did the same thing. LOL!! Apparently I cannot follow directions either, even when they are my own. HA HA!!! Wonderful job!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The image is just perfect for this challenge! You did a great job. I love the modified fold and the colors.

Sew not caring that you used a contraction in your sentiment! LOL

Sew on, my friend!!!