"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, April 28, 2013

April Calendar Girls Challenge

The card on my blog today is for our April Calendar Girls Challenge.  Our hostess, Carol, gave us the following challenge:

As the saying goes April showers bring May flowers....

To me April showers clean the earth of its worn out snow, dust and dirt along with nurturing new seeds and life to our surroundings (gardens, yards, trees, etc). It also, to me signals new beginnings....so for this month I would like for you to create a card that does just that...it could be a wedding card, a baby card, even a New Years card...OR it could be a card that uses something worn out or pre-used and develop a new use for it...ex: mesh bag from fruit...used once to hold fruit: new beginning...used on the card...repurposed.

Since I know a couple of people who will be having babies in the next few months, I chose to post this baby card I made at my stamp club.  The colors are Whisper White, Rose Red and Crumb Cake.  We used the SU! set Moving Forward and embellished with the small flower punch and pearl and some Crumb Cake seam binding.  The sentiment is also from a SU! set.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Dueling Darlings Challenge

This month the Dueling Darlings challenge was hosted by Darlene for the Dazzlers and Tami for the Divas.  Our hostesses decided that since April is National Gardening Month their kits would have a floral theme.

And WOW!!!  Did Darlene send us a boatload of a kit.  There was so much goodness that I was able to make two cards and could have made two more.

Darlene's kit for the Dazzlers included:

Image: *SU's Sweet Seasons (2004) stamped with Tuxedo Black on Conqueror Diamond White CS
Papers: *SEI's Field Notes pack
(I am in love with the DP from this company)
Doilies from my local supermarket!
Bakers twine from Can You Digi It?
Glitter brads from SU
Dragonfly Brad from Creative Impressions
Fabric Alpha Tabs from Letter Press (did you all notice that you rec'd the letter of your first name?)
Adhesive gems from K & Company
assorted banner etc. labels from Martha Stewart
Green leaf tags: unknown
non adhesive little gemstones by Paper Studio
Mini clothespins from A Muse Studios
lacey ribbon from local sewing store (I don't have any more either, mine will have to do without)

And here are my cards:

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