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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Calendar Girls' Challenge

Today is the 28th and that means it's time to post our monthly Calendar Girls' challenge and card. Here is this month's theme.

January is this: Something New Using Something Old!

What do I mean by that? This isn’t exactly what it seems. It’s not a vintage theme, though you can make your card/project vintage if you’d like. What I do want you to do is look back over your Calendar Girl posts/creations from the year 2011 and choose one of the images you used. Then I want you to create something entirely different with the same image. It cannot look at all like the previous Calendar Girl creation; nor can you use the same papers/embellishments/etc.

When you post to your blog – on January 28 – I want you to also post a picture of your 2011 card/project that used the same image so we can see the two and how different they are.

So here is my card I made several months ago using my image:

And here is the card I made using the same image for this month's challenge:

I used Basic Black, Whisper White, and Pretty In Pink CS. Pretty In Pink DP. My oval Nesties. My Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border punch from SU! The flowers were punched using a retired flower punch and small circle punch from SU! And of course, I had to use the mini pearls.

Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the Calendar Girls' creations. See my sidebar.


Terry Ladwig said...

Isn't it amazing how different the new card is?? I love it..and love pink and black together!

Great job this month and always! Thank you for being part of this wonderful group!!

~Paola~ said...

whoaaaa...what a totally unique elongated card U re created for this challege Deb!I reallyyy loved your 'old' card and now I love this new one too...it's sooo 'refreshhhhing'looking, with all those cute flowers and pearls beautifully strewn alongside the inmage,the black/pink color combo definetly marry well together too...Great job!!!
I ♥ being a CG with U! *muwahhh*

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Deb... this card is wonderful! I love the unique shape/size! I get in such a rut of the same thing and really do need to think outside my norm more often. I love the colors (some of my faves!) and the way you placed those flowers is fabulous! This card is just perfect!!!

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

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, this is a vision! Lovely color choice - so different from the first one! It definitely stands alone, gorgeous as can be! What a fun stamp choice! :) Hugs!

April said...

I love the pink and black together! One of my favorite combos!
I so agree that it is amazing how different our creations are!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Lildj...I loved your first card by the second card is stunning...I love the black and pink combo...the layout the whole card...you took this challenge to a new level...great job my friend...♥

Barb said...

Debbie--what a cute pair of.......... cards! What did you think I was going to write? I love the colors and I love the scalloped punch you used!

Thanks for sharing my friend and for being a calendar girl!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Super sentiment...well, for a sewing card! LOL Just kidding - I love it!!!

The colors are perfect and go with the whimsy style of the sentiment font.

Great re-make!

*Susan* said...

Great remake! The pink, black & white combo is great, and I love how the black border looks like lingerie trim. Of course, pearls are the perfect "accessory"! :-)

Michelle said...

Love how different the cards look. Love the colors, and the embellishments. Awesome card!