Friday, August 31, 2012

Win Fabulous Prizes WOOHOO

My sweet friend Kadie is having an amazing give away....please check out here blog  Here and join in the fun...Thank you Kadie for the wonderful opportunity to win.....

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Calendar Girl Challenge

Woohoo it is the 28th of the month and time for some awesome creations from my fellow calendar girls...This month Debbie (aka Lildj) was the hostess and let me tell you...she sure can come up with some awesome ideas. The theme she chose for this month is:

Calendar Girls Olympics!

Since the Summer Olympics are now going on, I decided the theme for this month would be our very own Calendar Girls Olympic challenge. There are two parts to this month’s theme:

1. The colors of the rings on the Olympic flag are: blue, yellow, black, green and red. Your card must have at least one embellishment and it must be in one of those colors.

2. Please make a card based on one of the Olympic events. The events in this summer’s Olympics are: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Trampoline, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

So, here are some examples…I have a stamp of a women jogging, making a card with this stamp, my card represents the Track and Field Event. That one is pretty obvious.

But in case you think you don’t have a stamp that you can use to make a card…look again, and this time, think outside of the box. That means…you may have a horse stamp, a card with that image represents the Equestrian event. You have Bikini Sophie, she could either be representing the Swimming event or perhaps she is waiting for her Beach Volleyball event to start. You have a sporting set so you use the basketball, your card is representing Basketball. You have sailboat image, your card is representing the Sailing event. You get the idea!!!

Or you have those cute Riley Travel Sticker stamps. So your card is going to represent the Olympic Opening Ceremony representing the USA, or Australia, etc. Or make a card representing the host country, Great Britain.


And lastly, when posting to your blog, please let us know what your card represents about the Olympics.

Please get creative with what you have. Use die cuts, stickers, stamps, whatever you have. I do not want anyone to have to go out and buy something. 


So here is my card:

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As you might guess...lol...my card is representing cycling. I did actually watch some of the cycling events and thought...hmmmmm...a little dangerous for me...I think I'll stick to a slower pace, not a tricycle but a big girl bike only riding slower..lol. As you all know I am a serious Mo fan and I couldn't possibly pass this image up when I saw the challenge. I used whisper white paper for the base and night of navy as the accent colors. I found some red, white and blue paper left over from the 4th of July and colored the streamers in the colors of the Olympic circles. My original plan was to cut out the circles in the Olympic colors and mount them on the bottom of the card...but....I can't find my darn punches. I am slowly plugging away at finding homes for all my stamp stuff in my new place but haven't gotten even close to knowing where everything is....not only is this frustrating but annoying as well...(ok enough with the complaining). Anyway, I just know my little gal was going to win the gold so I made a makeshift gold metal as my embellishment. (I hope that is ok as it is close to the yellow). 

If you have a chance, please visit the other Calendar girls blogs...I am sure you will not be disappointed in all of their wonderful Olympic creativity.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings August Challenge

Can you believe it? It is once again time for our duel and our fearless leaders Kelly and Jeanette put together our challenge kits this month. As you know I am a Diva which means I got my awesome kit from Kelly....the Dazzlers got their kit from Jeanette...(and I am sure it is just as awesome as ours). The theme is "Are you Game?"...I tell ya, these gals come up with some wonderful ideas...Well....Kelly sent us the the whipper snapper image Pair of Aces...along with dsp from Graphic 45-all decked out and bits and pieces--Bo Bunny vintage buttercup--Glitz in town Yours truly chevron My Minds Eye Nostalgia Jenni Bowlin Lacy Border and Jenni Bowlin Deco Chain..along with this amazing dsp came a whole little baggie filled with fun embellishments...wow there were alot of them to play with...Now the challenge was to make something new and use at least 2 dsp one ribbon, the wooden charm a button and at least one bling...

Here is my card:

.It is a double pocket card and I found the tutorial  Here . I have made a double pocket card before but not one like this so that is my new. I used 3 dsp...(so far good), 3 glitter blings, one button, ribbon and my wooden heart...I think I covered all the bases..

Here is the card apart:

I made the second tag/inside plain white so a message could be written on it or a sentiment stamped on it. I found this new double pocket card to be a bit of a challenge when I first started (had to re-cut my first piece as I didn't read very well or just wasn't thinking clearly...sigh...) but after one false start I was on my way.

This was an awesome challenge and an amazing kit...thank you Kelly...

Please stop by and see the other duelers...I am certain you will not be disappointed..I can't wait to see their creations.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Friday, August 10, 2012

Unidentified Image Swap

Hi all, today I am here to share my card for the unidentified image swap. A group of wonderfully, talented gals got together and started a swap where we would all get the same image and make 4 cards all with the image and whatever else you wanted to add to the image to create a card...It is fun and interesting to see how everyone used the image and what kind of card they made....This round we had a cute house-mouse image Janet supplied us with.....Here is my card:



I used umber paper from Archivers as my main card background and the new SU polka dot paper as well as some daisy dsp I picked up somewhere...I colored the image with copic markers and used yellow half pearls and glitter as embellishments...I haven't played with too many house-mouse images so this was really fun to try my hand at...

Thank you for stopping by...I do hope you will stop by and see other creations made by these talented ladies..

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol