"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, January 27, 2013

Calendar Girls January Challenge

Jeanette was a our hostess for the January Calendar Girls challenge.  And her challenge was....

I want you to find a photo – it can be a picture you’ve taken (of a family member, a scenic drive, a food you’ve cooked, whatever) or it can be a picture someone else has taken. Maybe you even found it on the internet. After you’ve chosen the PHOTO you want to use, create a card/project inspired by that photo.

Of course on your blog post – when you show us your creation – we also want to see the photo that inspired you.

I did not quite follow this challenge...exactly...

I made the card below a few months ago in another swap where my theme was rainbows...and this is a picture of it, and it is a picture on my computer...hahahaha...

I cannot exactly remember where I found the layout design but I really liked it.  And I really liked the bright and cheerful colors in the DP and the cardstock I matched to that.  That got me thinking this would be a great birthday card because it is SO bright and cheerful.  So that's what lead me to make this card...

I used the same layout, colors, and DP but changed up the image and added the scalloped circles behind it.  I used Crystal Effects on the heart on the top of the cupcake and glued micro beads to the cupcake to give the "frosting" some texture. 
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Monday, January 14, 2013

January Dueling Darlings

The Dueling Darlings are battling again!  This month with "Book Blitz Month."  And the kits we received from our hostess, Terry, (for the Dazzlers) was terrific!!!! 

The kit included:
Image - MFT - Who's That Girl "Well Read"
Paper - Basic Grey DP "Study Hall", DCWV brown solid, Fancy Pants "Fridig"
Accessories: CTMH Baker's Twin, Buttons - Dress It Up "Lone Stars", Nailhead Metal Stickers - Mark Richards from Hobby Lobby and brown ribbon from Terry's stash.

And I loved, loved, loved, the designer paper.  I used the designer paper with the books underneath the image and then flipped a small piece of it over and punched out the flowers using my SU! flower punch and added the metal stickers for the flower centers.  Image is colored with my Copics.  I added some white and Choclate Chip cardstock for the card base and first layer.  (Sorry the picture is not too great - bad lighting!)

I have several favorite authors and I LOVE to read.  My favorite reads are Christian fiction - suspense novels.

And here is my card for this month's duel:

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