Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is a Calendar Girl?

What is a Calendar Girl? We are a group of 10 women, online friends, who have formed a blog group. We than picked a month to be a hostess, mine is July. I am so excited to a part of this talented group of women, and I apologize for posting so late.

Our hostess for January was Miss Jeanette, and these were her instructions:
1. Create a card that reflects our month of hostessing.
2. Use my favorite embellishment.
3. Use my newest papercrafting tool/tools, but it could not be purchased specifically for this challenge.

This is my creation.

My month is July, so I created a Patriot card. I chose a digital image from Deedee's Digital. My coloring was done with colored pencils and Gamsol. My favorite embellishment is ribbon, cording, or hemp and brads. On the card I used silver cording from SU. I did not use any brads on this card, because  I used the star gems. My newest tools are oval nestabilities which I used for the sentiment inside the card and a quik stix that I used to place the gems. They both are swiftly becoming my new favorites. I also heat embossed some stars down the left side of the card, and added some sparkle to the fireworks with my Stardust gel pen.

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU Night of Navy, SU Real Red
Image: Deedees Digital printed from my HP inkjet printer
Embellishments: Silver cording SU, Zing Clear embossing powder, JellyRoll Startdust Glitter pen, Star crystals.


  1. Yay Michelle! Cute card :-) I love teddy bears....and this is just adorable!

    I'm glad you didn't skip January.....what is the saying?? "Better late than never"....

    Hugs to you!!!


  2. So cute! I love the heat embossed stars in the background. The star embellies are just as cute too!

  3. Very Cute--love the image and how you did the stars. Great Card!

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  5. woe Michelle..this card represents YOIR month soooo perfectly!....Totally worth the wait my dear... Sweet image and wonderfuly put together!!
    I love how U added those star crystals and the way U used the oval spellbinders on the inside to display the sentiment...*well done*! :o)

  6. Oh my goodness............ this is too too cute! Just as darling as it can be and perfect for Miss July! Wow, I love that image and your star gems are a perfect embellishment!

    Tee Hee.... you've enabled me now. See, I own one of those tools - the nifty stick type thing... and I never use it. I'm going to have to dig it out of my drawer and put it to use. If it's a favorite of yours, why oh why am I not using mine???

  7. Great card Michelle, I love the take on this theme. Your little stars are so appropriate and I love the way you used the ovals with the sentiment on the clever and creative...awesome card....♥

  8. I love this card and it is so perfect for you and your month!!

    I do hope that both you and Jeanette tell me more about this crafty stick thing!!

  9. OH Michelle, this is sheer perfection!! What a gorgeous creation, perfect for Miss July! Love the little bling and sparkles - simply yummy! :)

  10. Adorable card. Love the embossed stars on the red. Great job coloring with the pencils and gamasol. Got to find me some so I can use my pencils I got for Christmas.