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but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Calendar Girls Challenge

Good afternoon!

It's the 28th of the month and that means it's time to post our cards for the Calendar Girls' challenge. With summer coming, our hostess, Miss June (Carol), challeneged us to make a card that displays something we look forward to.

Living in a place with a long, dark winter I always look forward to summer and SUNSHINE!! I get out in it every chance I can get. And I look forward to watching my kids play. So my pocket card displays SUNSHINE and a the kids having a pool party enjoying the summer weather.

I used Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock. The DP is from a retired pack of paper from Stampin' Up! The ribbon is Poppy Parade from SU! I made the clouds using the sponging technique and a scalloped circle. I added the small flowers with pearl centers and the grass border to give the card a little more summery look. I paper pieced the swimming pool with the DP and colored the rest of the image with Copic and SU markers.

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April said...

Great card! I love this pocket card and must give one a try! You are always such an inspiration!

Barb said...

Cute card Debbie--love that sweet image and the colors are great! I like that you made a pocket card and the sun is great on the top!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhh my goodness, how sweet this is! What a fun image with all the kiddies in the pool, joined by this festive and fun paper! LOVE the pocket card, so creative and a perfect way to showcase the gorgeous sunshine! Big hugs!! xoxo

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness lildj...you did an amazing job...(could you come teach me how to make clouds??). I love this card. What a great idea to make a pocket card and the little image on the front is just stinking cute. You did a wonderful job coloring and with your colors/layout...AWESOME JOB my friend....♥♥♥