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

Friday, September 28, 2012

Calendar Girls September Challenge

The card on my blog today is for our September Calendar Girls challenge.  Our hostess for September was Paola and the following is her post to us for the challenge:

Hello Calendar Girls,

To honour a dear longtime friend of mine who passed away early today, I would like to request that you create a beautiful card using the following guidelines:

Your card must be a fancy fold, and have apples stamped on it -and colored-
(OR, if you don't own any apples's stamps, apples can be incorporated on your cards via designer papers,stickers,dies etc..), plus have at least one 3-D butterfly on your card too.

The main colors used for this challenge are to be your own favourite colors (use at least two of them please, and tell us which ones they are once you blog it.)

Why the apples/butterflies combos you may ask?

My friend used to bring me tons and tons of beautiful apples from her garden at about this time of the year as the fall season just starts to appear, and today, at the hospice, she was covered in a gorgeous handmade blanket full of beautiful colorful butterflies as we said our final goodbye....A bigger 3-D all white sequined butterfly was placed on top of her heart too...♥
Please note: Your cards are NOT to be sympathy cards at all, please keep them ‘happy/festive’ - as a celebration of LIFE in general! ♥

♥ Hug a friend today...life's way too short!

And here is my card:

I made a spring fold card using three colors of cardstock (from Stampin' Up!) that I really like.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, More Mustand and Pear Pizzazz.  The designer paper is from imaginisce and is called Apple Cider Apple Crisp.  The sentiment "thinking of you" is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and the image is from the Give Thanks set, both from Stampin' Up! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Please see my sidebar to check out all the Calendar Girls creations.


April said...

Oh Debbie! I adore your dp!

And, I am a big fan of spring fold cards!

This is just an awesome creation!

MiamiKel said...

Holy Fancy Fold! This is a faulous one! I remember when I first rec'd one of these from Tanja in the SOTC I turned it over and over trying to figure out how to make it, LOL! You certainly rose the bar with this beauty!! FUN paper, too! So happy to have you as a Calendar Girl, my friend! Blessings!

~Paola~ said...

awwww...what an awesome card! I never tried this fold before and you are making me wanting to,now.
Love the cute bucket full of apples
with a sweet butterfly resting on top and the awesome d/p you used...truly a nice fall card my friend...
I am blessed to be a Calendar Girl alongside you...
Thank you! ♥

Barb said...

This card is so pretty Debbie--love the DSP. I do need to try this style of card!

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

Oh Deb... how fun is this!?!?!? I love the spring card you made! I think that fancy fold looks fabulous - but also looks very difficult to make. I'm in awe! And the wonderful apples.... perfect! Lovely butterly, too.

I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Look at all of that folded goodness! I adore the colors and the image is perfect in size and color for the DP. Pretty great card!

Darlene said...

Wow Debbie, this fold is amazing - it looks so hard but you've nailed it!! I love those 3 colors together and the DP matches perfectly. The butterfly and your coloring of the image finishes everything off so well. Great job!

Terry said...

Oh how I love this card! The papers all match perfectly, as does the coloring of the image!

Great job Debbie, and great card!!!

kadie said...

This is one of my all time fave SU sets. Love everything about this card. That fold is fantastic! HUGS