Saturday, January 28, 2012

Calendar Girls January 2012

Hi all, here we are starting our second year of the calendar girls group and what fun I have had...am looking forward to just as much fun this year. Jeanette was the hostess this month and this is what our challenge was:


Our January Theme

It’s time for our first challenge of 2012. Can you believe we’ve now been together as a blog group for an entire year? That is exciting! I want to celebrate who we are and the fun we’ve had together. Sooooooooo my challenge for January is this: Something New Using Something Old!

What do I mean by that? This isn’t exactly what it seems. It’s not a vintage theme, though you can make your card/project vintage if you’d like. What I do want you to do is look back over your Calendar Girl posts/creations from the year 2011 and choose one of the images you used. Then I want you to create something entirely different with the same image. It cannot look at all like the previous Calendar Girl creation; nor can you use the same papers/embellishments/etc.

When you post to your blog – on January 28 – I want you to also post a picture of your 2011 card/project that used the same image so we can see the two and how different they are.

I hope you are up to the challenge! I can’t wait to see your Something NEW Using Something OLD!




So in keeping with the theme the challenge, I looked through all my entries and picked this image....as luck would have it, this is the card I started last year out with...Getting ready for "June" (my month) brides...(this year I will have 3 brides I am helping out...)








The above is my January card from last year using a Sassy Studio image and here:


is my January card for this year using the same image...I have colored this beautiful bride...or this year...bridesmaid in a lavender and accented her flowers with a medium pink highlighted with a darker pink and the topped off with iridescent stickels...rather than having a traditional folding card I have made this an easel oval card. I used Concord grape SU paper as an accent behind the white embossed oval. I cut this beauty out and mounted her with mounting tape on the embossed white image. I then placed pearls all around the concord oval to really make the image pop...finally I added pearl lace and some purple flowers with pearl centers to hold up the easel card.  Here:



is the picture of the card closed...

I hope you like my "something new using something old" card.

Please stop by and check out the other calendar girls creations...I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mystery Image Challenge #8

Time for the mystery challenge reveal...I thought I had lost my card picture along with the change over for the new computer...after searching for a half hour guess what I found it...lol...This new computer is going to get the best of me before all is said and done...Holy hanna, I can't find a thing on it... Ok so now my blog is going to act up on me as well...sooooooo...here goes.(It won't let me reposition this bad picture of the beautiful image).

Darlene was our lovely hostess and sent this wonderful  D. Morgan image to all of us...as you can above, it is beautiful. The sentiment is part of the image....well.....I had to do some modifying as I didn't do such a good job on coloring the frame.....Rather than beg Darlene for more images I decided to make my image different....



and this is the result.. As you can see I cut out the picture frame and the kittens tails and mounted the picture on very wall paperish looking dsp. (to give the appearance of the kittens sitting on the ledge of the window looking out. I then took and cut out the sentiments and mounted one on the front of the card.....


and the other on the inside. Since the kittens tails were right by the saying I had to cut the sentiment out a bit wonky and then mount it on green paper (like I did with the one on the front). I took some of the wallpaper dsp and cut it into strips to add a bit more to the inside and make it look like it belonged with the outside.
I hope you aren't upset Darlene that I butchered this beautiful image...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog...I do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings January 12, 2012 "It's the little things"

As you all know, the 15th of the month our Dueling Darlings post a creation based on supplies and fun kits sent by our fun Darlings...this month our Darling Diva that sent our kit was Joan, the Darling Dazzlers received their kit from Melina...these two gals had a brilliant idea and I so enjoyed the package I received from Joan...it was filled with tons of fun things...we received several Lockhart images with the instructions to use at least 3 of them on our cards..we received several pieces of dsp (of which I used 3), colored rhinestones, a butterfly brad, 2 pieces of rickrack (green and ivory), lace, the perfect day label and many more goodies...I chose these 3 lovely images to color up with my copic markers...how fun. I know they are veggies but don't they make darling dresses?..I made a 5x5 card and used 2 of the beautiful pieces of dsp for the outside layout and the green dsp I used to back my images. I topped my border of dsp with green rickrack and the lace and mounted my dresses with mounting tape so they would stand out a bit from the card....





On the bottom I once again used a small strip of dsp and again the green rick rack to top off the piece of dsp.  In each 1/2 of the circles on the dsp, I placed the different colored rhinestones. I used all but one (It 
 flew away...:( )...Next I went to the inside of my card....giggle giggle...(can you believe it I attempted to decorate the inside of my card...), I loved the polka dot dsp so decided to use it on the inside as well...Joan had sent along the "A Perfect Day" label so I decided it should definitely go on the inside of the card. I made a ribbon flower from the left over lace from the front of the card a placed my final rhinestone in the center... I topped this all off with my butterfly brad mounted on mounting tape to give it a little more definition.


This was a fun kit to work with...thanks so much Joan...the final thing I need to do is let you know what my first thought was when I read the theme..."The Little Things"...my first thought was that the little things in life are the most important things...we all wait for and anticipate the big events in life, like weddings, baby's births, trips etc those things are important and fun but it is the little things in our journeys to get to these big things that make everything worthwhile.

If you get a chance please stop by all the Diva and Darling sites and check out their creations...I am sure you won't be disappointed...(leave a little love along the way too....:)).

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

P.S. Sorry I'm late....dh set up my new computer before I could post and lets just say....it didn't work out as planned without a bit of tweaking....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mo's Challenge #116-Anything goes...

Here I am again slipping in just under the wire but did this card and lost track of time...Mo's challenge for this week is anything goes and I just purchased this cute little fairy and couldn't resist coloring her up...(and of course playing with my glitter...lol). Her name is Winter Talva and to me she is absolutely adorable.

I rarely use my purples and I'm not sure why because I do like the color but for this card I chose SU concord grape for the base of my card. I used a snowflake embossing folder for the white c/s on the front and cut out white and silver glitter snowflakes from my SU snowflake long die. I mounted them on purple rectangles and the cut little Talva out with a round nesti and then cut the background nesti out in white glitter paper as well...I don't know if you can see it well but the hat, leg warmers, balls on her hat tie and wings all have some iridescent glitter on them...

I hope you liked my card...

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mo's Challenge #115--favorite 2011 Mo project

Happy New Year all...I am hoping it is a prosperous, happy and healthy one for each and every one of you...Today I am showing you my favorite "Mo" project from 2011...Now I have to say, Mo's images are so fun and awesome it is hard to choose a favorite image at any time of the year...but, I am going to show you a card using "Tex". I originally got it for a scrapbook page to make for my wonderful friend Lorie on the birth of her grandson. I can't remember for the life of me what I did this card for but thought I'd share anyway as I really did like how it turned out..




I used a caramel colored paper for the card base and this fun sheriff themed dsp I received as a birthday present to accent Mo's wonderful image.

I hope you like this card...

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time.

Hugs,
Carol