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

Monday, May 28, 2012

Calendar Girl's May Challenge

Happy Memorial Day!!! 

The card on my blog today is for this month's Calendar Girl's Challenge.  Our hostess, Barb, challenged us to make a card: 

"Here is the Challenge for the Month of May…………. Memorial Day--a day of honor, remembrance, family picnics, parades, flags placed at cemeteries, concerts and the unofficial start to summer! So the challenge this month for the Calendar Girls is to ink up a patriotic stamp, get out the red/white/blue paper and DSP to post a card that shouts respect to your country and those who have served in the past. I would also like you to note in your post on the 28th what is in your plans this year or what typically has been part of your celebration in the past years on Memorial Day. Paola--my challenge to you is to also show us your Canadian Patriotism with a card that reflects the colors and images that you are proud of.

Barb (Miss May)"

The image I used is a Digi Stamp from "Firecracker Designs by Pamela her website is:(http://www.mamadinis.com/firecracker-designs-by-pamela.php) ."  I colored the image with my Copic markers.  The blue cardstock is Night of Navy and the yellow cardstock is Summer Sun, both from SU!  The white and red cardstock are from a kit I got from CTMH as is the designer paper and banner and sentiment die cuts.  I used my small star punch from SU. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Please check out all the Calendar Girls' creations.  See my sidbar for their blogs.  Happy Memorial Day!


April said...


I love those papers and your immie really pops on them!

May you have a blessed Memorial Day!

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great layout. Well thought out. I like how you incorporated the yellow.

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Carol W said...

Holy Hanna girlfriend...what a beauty this is...I love the scallop banner and the star accents....great layout and beautiful card!!!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Terrific patriotic card, DJ! Great layout, papers and image! Love the punch of the gold along with the red, white, and blue!! Great job!!!

Darlene said...

Debbie, this card is fabulous! I love the red, white, blue and yellow together! What a great idea. Te stars are a great addition and the image is sweet. Nicely done!

Barb said...

Sweet card--I think this image is so darn cute!

Thanks for making such a great card on this special day!

MiamiKel said...

ohhh let freedom ring!! this is just fantastic, what a fun and spirited card!! I'm so glad you are a Calendar Girl!! xoxo

Michelle said...

I love the dp's you used! Love the image and coloring. Great card!

Terry Ladwig said...

Love the yellow mixed in with the traditional red, white and blue! Great job with the challenge this month!

~Paola~ said...

such a beautifully executed card...very festive and definelty patriotic...love all your details!!

~Paola~ said...

such a beautifully executed card...very festive and definelty patriotic...love all your details!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Deb, this is a beautiful card! I love the banner/swags along the bottom and such a pastriotic feel! Wonderfully made!