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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Calendar Girls Challenge

There is a great little world out there...it's a website called splitcoaststampers.com (SCS). And this wonderful, creative world is filled with awesome papercraft ideas, projects, sketch challenges and color combinations.

Also in this creative world is a great group of crafters called the Calendar Girls. Each month one of the girls, gives the rest of us girls a challenge. Miss March challenged the group this month to create a card using a sketch (layout) challenge and color combination of our choice. However, the sketch and color choices were found on SCS in some of their challenge threads. Each sketch and color combination are given a number. We had to pick our sketch and color combination based on numbers in our birthdate. Great challenge Miss March!!!

My color combination is Ruby Red, Blush Blossom and Always Artichoke. My sketch is #6. That's the only number you get in my birthdate. ;) I used my tag die, a small pearl, baker's twine, scalloped punch, small circle punch, and the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder to embellish my card. The sentiment on the tag is from the SU! set called "Well Scripted." And...here it is...(sorry about the poor picture quality...needed some daylight not night light. And it was taken with my phone as my camera doesn't seem to want to work.)

Thanks for stopping by. Please take a look at all the Calendar Girls creations. See my sidebar for links to their blogs.


:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, I love it!

What a great layout. The multiple layers and textures are perfect.

I especially like the embossed and scalloped piece. But then, I also especially like the tag. But then, I especially like the layout and embellies on the taq. But then, I especially...well you get the idea! LOL

Great job!

April said...

Poor lighting or not, you ROCKED my/this challenge!

I truly need to follow your lead ad use my embossing folders more. What a difference that makes!

And, I would use that layout given the chance....

So glad we are CG's together <3

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is an AMAZING card! What a beauty!!! And to think, you faced challenges, the numbers were limited (that's okay, mine were, too... not telling my year to anyone), the lighting, even the date.... but you rocked it anyway!

I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl, my friend! I ♥ you!!!

Melina said...

so cute! I love the scalloped piece at the bottom :)

MiamiKel said...

Hey girlie! What is it with cameras, mine either! But you sure did fabulous with this birthday card! What a great l/o! Super fun design, love the swiss dots muchly :) And looks like you had some gorgeous colors to play with!

Big hugs!

Barb said...

What an awesome card! I love the sketch you used and the colors are great! I love the scallops and brads--cute idea!

Thanks for being a part of this fun group!

Carol W said...

What a great card Lildj...I love the layout...(I was tempted to use that but didn't think I'd get it right...you sure did). Great job with the layout and colors...you sure know how to make a card!!! This is amazing...

Terry said...

Swiss Dots = my favorite go to folder so I love this from the start! I have never made a tag card like this and I think it's very cool....may use this one to make Miss Megan's birthday card ☺

Love it....you did a great job with what we had to use!!

Thank you for being a part of this wonderful group! I really look forward to seeing your creations!!


~Paola~ said...

woww look at this cardddd!
what a gorgeous layout U chose Debbie...and I lovee your tag ,the swiss dotted b/g really adds dimension and the scalloped edge is a great addition too...
I {heart} this card! Need to case it fos sure someday! *TFS* ♥