"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, January 27, 2014

Calendar Girls


Our Calendar Girls challenge for this month was brought to us by Jeanette!  And, always a hostess to have fun ideas, her challenge to us this month was...

If you’ve ever been any of the swap threads that I participate in, you know that I like holidays, normal ones, weird one, funny ones. EVERY day is worth a celebration.  So, for this month’s Calendar Girl challenge, I want you to select a holiday that is CLOSE TO your own birthday and make a card for that holiday. If you need help finding holidays, check out this wonderful site.

My birthday is in June and there were several unknown, untraditional holidays in June that would have been fun to make a card for.  About 2-3 years ago I bought a stamp set that I thought would make great boy cards.  Sadly, that stamp set never saw ink.  Well, until this challenge that it.  As soon as I saw this untraditional holiday on the list, I knew I needed to pick this holiday so my lonely stamp could get some ink.  

My untraditional holiday is Superman Days, June 12-15.  And here is my card.  (I again apologize for the quality of the picture.  I tried using my iPad to get the picture as my camera is just not working but I am no good using the iPad.)

And the inside:

The stamp set ("Super Powers") and DP ("Super Hero") are both from Close to My Heart.  The city skyline is a die from My Favorite Things.  The inside of the card as well as the embellishments on the front are rub-ons that also came from Close to My Heart.  The sketch if from Mojo Monday.

Please see my sidebar for all the Calendar Girls blogs and go check out their untraditional holiday creations.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dueling Darlings January Duel

We are at it again.  That's right it is time for a duel.  The Dazzlers received a great kit from Melina, our January hostess, and it was full of wonderful papers, embellishments and the sweetest image.  

This month's theme was:  ANGELS ~ more specifically, THE DAZZLERS ARE ANGELS! 

Our kits included:
~ image: C.C. Designs "Peace on Earth"
~ teal papers: Recollections
~ textured paper: DCWV
~ acetate sheet: Crafter's Companion 
~ white bag/pocket: Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique on FB
~ buttons: MFT
~ dewdrops: The Robin's Nest
~ fabric flower: Wal-Mart
~ thick baker's twine: Maya Road

And the extra take on the duel...Carol and I want to hear any "Angels Unaware" stories you may have or something about the person that is considered an angel to you, in your life when you post on the 15th.

Here is my card:

Sorry my photo is kind of washed out.  I had to use my phone and it just didn't take a good a picture as my camera.  I wanted to keep my card clean and simple.  I just did a couple layers and some simple embellishments.  HOWEVER, Carol I did use glitter.  Aren't you proud?  ;)  I did use some Baja Breeze ink on the white flower, however that doesn't show up so well here.  

As for my person who I consider an angel...she is an amazing, Godly woman.  And when you fall on hard times and she says she will pray for you, she will.  She will cry with you and rejoice with you.  I thank God for her.  

Please see my side bar and check out all the Dueling Darlings creations.  

Thanks for stopping by.