"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, June 29, 2014

Calendar Girls Challenge

Good evening!!!!

I am late to my own challenge.  But sometimes life just gets busy.  

The June challenge I gave to the Calendar Girls was...

Since we are the CALENDAR Girls I was thinking we should make cards that reflect the months of the year or days of the week.

I found these sayings about a few of the months:

Slow as Molasses in January
January Brings a New Year
Beware the Ides of March (William Shakespeare "Julius Caesar")
March, In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb
April Showers Bring May Flowers
June is Bustin' Out All Over (Oscar Hammerstein)
July Fireflies Bring August Skies
September Leaves Gives Chance for October Scares

And here are some yearly days of the week.:

Fat Tuesday
Black Friday
Good Friday
Palm Sunday

So the challenge is to make a card that reflects your interpretation of one of the above sayings about the months or one of the four listed days. (Maybe you know another saying about months of the year you like. You can use that saying.)

In your blog post let us know what saying or day your card reflects.

I loved the saying "June is Bustin' Out All Over!"  June makes me think of sunshine, brightly colored flowers and of course a few bugs...nice ones though...ladybugs, dragonflies, and butterflies.

So here is my card that reflects June Bustin' Out All Over. 

I love this big sunshine stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I used Groovy Gauva, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock.  The designer paper is from Prima Marketing, Umbrella Collection, called "butterfly wings".  And the dragonfly brad is from a kit I received last month.  So glad I was able to use it!

Thanks for stopping by.  Please see my sidebar and check out all the Calendar Girls creations for this month. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dueling Darlings June Challenge

The Dueling Darlings are dueling and our theme this month was gardening.  Darlene was the hostess for the Dazzlers and sent a wonderful kit full of all kinds of great things.

Her kit included:

Image:  Gardening Shelf by Stamps Happen
Cardstock:  Conqueror Diamond White
DP:  K & Company, Lemon Citron Pack
Embellishments:  Ribbon by Paper Studio, Silk plaid ribbon by Ribbon Boutique
Dimensional flower by K & Company
Flowers by Recollections
Candi Dots by CraftWorkCards
Dragonfly Brad by Creative Impressions
Glitter Ladybug by Spare Parts, Paper Studio
Garden Tool Brads by Eyelet Outlet

here's my card:

And a gardening tip (not originally mine, but shared with me by a gal I used to work for who was great with flowers)....

Don't water your outdoor flowers with cold water from a garden hose.  Those little pretties like water that is not too hot and not too cold.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please see my sidebar for all the Darlings blogs and check out their gardening creations.