Saturday, May 28, 2011

We are shaping it that is!

Good Morning Friends!

We Calendar Girls were given another challenge this month....Barb our lovely hostess challanged us to shape up for the summer.

Here was our challenge....

The month of May can bring many things—Mother’s Day, Graduation, Prom, Memorial Day—all are wonderful events. However, May does bring one thing to mind—Skin. You know—like short sleeved tops, capris, shorts, flip flops/sandals, sundresses—all things that bring a frightful thought to our mind as our body is not in shape to show skin. So, let’s Shape Up. No—not running, biking, weights, but cards that have a different shape. So, your May card is to be a Shutter Card, Side Step Card, Gate Fold, Easel Card, Joy Fold, Criss Cross, etc. Any shape works—but to be true to the challenges we have had in the past—try a new shape that you have not used recently or really take a leap and try a design that you have never done before! The theme of the card can be for any event that happens before posting our next Challenge by the Charming Carol on June 28th—a birthday, wedding, shower, etc.

So, are you ready to take the challenge? Are you ready to Shape Up? Are you ready to show some skin--just kidding................

I hope you like this challenge and that you do trying a new shape in your card making or dust off a technique that you have not done in a long time. And, most of all--- Have Fun!!!


I have never made a different shaped card that I cut and scored I made an Easel Card. (its one of the easy ones) My card is square, the next set I make will be the standard A2 sized.

Hope you like it:

Image-MFT Summer Beach Bum
Ink-Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
DP-My Minds Eye Lime Twist
Embellishments-Self adhesive pearls

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dueling Time....

Hi Friends...

Welcome to our May Duel...the theme this month is 'The Perfect Blend' and I recieved an awesome kit from my friend and fellow Dazzler... Deb. When thinking of the words perfect blend...what comes to

We also had an item from Starbucks  in our kit, now when thinking of the coffee shop, we can't help but think of my friend and our leader Jeanette. She loves Starbucks. Jeanette has been an inspiration and encouragement to me since I first 'met' her. (We have never met in person, only online through a papercrafting site) She is a great listener, prayer warrior, and encourager.....and she has done these things and more for me. I hope to meet her in real life sometime soon. ♥

I hope you like my card. I chose to make a square card, and not color the image.

Image: Hot Java Divas..Whippersnapper, Tiny Cup...SU!
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment: Latte Love...Fiskars
DP: Friends Cream...DCWV
       Yummy Coffee Beans...Hot off the Press/Paper Pizazz
Embellishments: Buttons and Twill..Unknown, Coffee stir stick from Starbucks