"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, August 27, 2012

Calendar Girls Olympics

Hello everyone and welcome to the first ever Calendar Girls Olympics.  Yes, that's right, our theme this month was based upon the Olympics.  Here was the challenge I came up with for our star studded team:

"Since the Summer Olympics are now going on, I decided the theme for this month would be our very own Calendar Girls Olympic challenge. There are two parts to this month’s theme:

1. The colors of the rings on the Olympic flag are: blue, yellow, black, green and red. Your card must have at least one embellishment and it must be in one of those colors.

2. Please make a card based on one of the Olympic events. The events in this summer’s Olympics are: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Trampoline, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling."

Or, we could make a card representing the Olympic Opening Ceremony or a card representing the host country, Great Britain.

Here is my creation representing the Sailing event:

I love this layout I found on SCS and just had to use it again.  My yellow brad meets the requirement of an embellishment in one of the ring colors.  I used white cardstock as my base.  I also used used Tempting Turquiose, Midnight Muse and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (SU!)  My designer paper is "funfetti streamer" by We R Memory Keepers.  I used my fabulous penanent punch (SU!) as well as my circle punches (SU!) and my Nesties.  The image is from the set Moving Forward (SU!) and the sentiment is from the Happy for You set (SU!)
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:: BlueInks :: said...

I love your banners!!! Such a great layout and perfect for the theme sailing.

Okay, um, I thought we could use any event! Not just summer. I am such a dork. My event is from the winter events. I really need to pay more attention, sorry!

Thanks, for the great challenge and I love your card.

Terry Ladwig said...

I do love the layout too! The banners are great, the stamp is perfect and the DP brings all of your colors together! Great card and great job Debbie! Also loved the challenge!!

MiamiKel said...

Well girl, thank you for an awesome challenge!! I can't tell you how FUN this and I would NEVER have thunk of it :) It got my brain stretchin' which is my favorite part of crafting ~ a challenge!

Now, your card! LOOOOOVE this!! It's so fun and sailor-ish from the perfectly matched paper to the gorgeous colored boat and banner. You created a masterpiece here, my friend.

Big hugs!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOWzer! What a gorgeous card... you've earned GOLD! I love the banners and that cute cute cute sailboat!

What a fun theme, Deb! You really challenged me - and I fear I fell short. You know there isn't an ounce of athletic in me. LOL! I don't even watch the Olympics... so I had to stretch for this one. But oh how I love a good stretch!

Thanks for being a FABULOUS Miss August!!!

Barb said...

Debbie--thanks for an awesome challenge this month!

I love the sailboat image and the colors are just perfect. The banners are a great addition.

That sure is a cute layout too!

April said...

Lovin' it! Thanks for a wonderful challenge this month! I loved replaying the Olympics in my brain so I could think of a great card!

Your banner is fabby and I love your sailboat!

Carol W said...

Oh lildj, I love your challenge and your card. You are so darn creative and have the best ideas...This has been a fun month and the cards are so great...I love your color scheme, the banners and the cute little boat...Great job ♥♥♥