"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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Calendar Girls October Challenge

WOW!!!  The challenge for this month, from our hostess, Tami...was incredible!  I wasn't sure I would be able to create a card with all the requirements but I think I did!!!!  And I was able to use a couple new stamps from Whippersnappers that I just got.  Thanks Barb for shopping for me at Creative Pals!  We don't celebrate Halloween and I normally don't make Halloween cards but I just had to have this stamp and sentiment because my youngest just LOVES candy!!!!

So here is Tami's challenege:

We are all about the month of October! I have three little challenges for the girls this month.

It is the tenth month of the year, so please have exactly ten ( 10 ) items on your card. No more, no less! The ten items do not include your card base. Your image stamped on a piece of card stock is counted as one item.

Our due date is the 28th. So, that is going to require two ( 2 ) circles needed on each card and a minimum of eight ( 8 ) different colors

So....I have two circles.  I counted the colors in my DP (white, black, purple, orange, yellow, pink, and green) and then I used some gray on the hat, giving me the eight required colors.  For the ten items I have...my designer paper, my image, the sentiment, a web punched border, web embossed layer, ribbon, brad, photo corner punch, arrow punch and my spider on the inside.


Thanks for stopping by.  Please check out all the Calendar Girls creations.  Their blogs are in my sidebar.  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


That's right, the card on my blog today and all the other Dazzlers' blogs is a BIG shout out to our team leader, Forest Ranger a/k/a Jeannett.

Melina, our hotess for this month, gave us the following challenge:

For the Dazzlers team:

Your challenge is to make a card with the theme of Trees (since she is the Forest Ranger) and include patterned paper since she says this is her go to thing when making cards.  After today, we will all be mailing our cards to Jeanette and showering her with happy mail. She is a great team leader, friend and prayer warrior. I am so blessed to have met her on SCS!!  And a lil early... HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOREST RANGER. Yes, she is having a birthday soon and what age is she always turning...19? or is it...29? Lucky girl to stay so young all these years. LOL!!!!

Of course, the reason she is the Forest Ranger is because of all the Christmas trees she displays in and outside of her home at Christmas.  So what better card to make her than a Christmas card.

I used White, Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  My designer paper is some I picked up at either Michael's or Joann's.  The image of the tree is from the A Muse set, Vintage Christmas  Postmarks.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes by SU! I embellished with burgundy ribbon and, of course, a Christmas tree brad!!! 

Please check out all the Dueling Darlings blogs.  (The Divas are shouting out their leader, Kelly!)  You will find links to all the blogs in my sidebar.  Thanks for stopping by.