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tasks as if they were great and noble."
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

What's My Style?

Honestly....I really don't have any! LOL!!
The Calendar Girls were all invited to a Ball this month! Our challenge was to make a card that reflected our style. We were to add a touch of our favorite color to our card. And lastly, we were to shape up for the Ball. We were to add some kind of shape to our card.

So...truly, I don't really have a style. We do not attend formal events, or ever really get too dressed up. So, I thought...if I were to attend something formal like a Ball, what would my style be???? Well, the only thing that came to my mind was our wedding. We were married outside on a beautifully sunny day. At some point, one of my mother's friends told her that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding she had ever been to. She said, "it was elegant in it's simplicity." So I guess if I were to "dress up" my style would be simply elegant. Here's hoping you think my card reflects that style.

To create my gown for the ball (my card) I used ideas from two different cards that I recently made at a card club. I embossed the black cardstock using the Elegant Lines embossing folder from Stampin' Up! Both my image and sentiment are from SU. The image is Elizabeth from their a la carte line of stamps. The sentiment is from the set called You're A Gem. I thought the Vanilla and Black cardstock together came across as both simple yet elegent.

I don't really have ONE favorite color. Seems I go through phases of liking a color. Right now my phase seems to be pink. So since I am in my pink phase, I added a pink, self-adhesive pearl to the flower on my "sash." (The flower was made using SU's First Addition speciality paper. The sash is SU's 1-1/4" black striped grosgrain ribbon.) Lastly, I shaped up for the Ball using my small oval punch, scalloped oval punch, 1 inch circle punch and scalloped circle punch.

Thanks for stopping by! And be sure to check out the other "dresses" at the Ball. All the Calendar Girls' blogs are listed in my side bar.

12 comments:

~Paola~ said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I absolutly LOVEEEE your royal dress Debbie!! It is truly a beautiful classic number,satiny looking and its colors are of endless elegance...You nailed this challenge with a bang girl!!:o)

April said...

I love the simplicity of your gown...I too have the CAS style in dresses!
It is great that we get to know one another so much better through these challenges!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Debbie, you are so right... your gown is simply elegant and stunning, too! I love the richness with the embossing and your color choices are phenomenal! I think it's wonderful the way you embraced this challenge, my friend!

I hope you dance!

Michelle said...

I love it! The embossng is beautiful, I love those folders. Elegance and simplicity is a great combo. Great job!

BlueInks said...

You represented your style perfectly. I love that embossing folder and how you stamped behind the sentiment! I am going to have to get those little punches - they are great, as is your card.

Terry said...

I love your ball gown ☺ The vanilla and black is perfect! Love the embossing and all the extras!

It's funny that all you could think of was your wedding.....I think my wedding was the last time I wore a dress!

Carol W said...

Wow Lildj...this is a stunner...I love this ball gown...my favorite colors and so classy and well done. This is absolutely beautiful and you said you don't have style...pffffftttt...this is awesome...way to go my friend...♥ ya...

Barb said...

Love this card--the embossing is wonderful and I really like the lay-out. You will be a knock out at the Ball--have fun!

MiamiKel said...

CLASSY! Now this is a way to make a Grand Entrance!! Look at you with all your finery and black dress and gorgeous flower! You look STUNNING! BBBBBBBBBBBEAUTIFUL!

Susan said...

Pure Elegance! Deb, your Black-n-Vanilla gown is so classy, and PINK is, in my opinion, the perfect accent color! Love the grosgrain ribbon and that gorgeous flower! {hug}

Melina said...

gorgeous! i love the ribbon :)

kadie said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!! Gorgeous!