July 28, 2011

Calendar Girls - July

Fun stuff!  It's Calendar Girls time for July.   Thanks, for stopping by!

Our hostess this month is, Michelle.   She issued a challenge to us all to create a card with no stamped image.   Sentiments were okay to use and the rest was open play!

I have had my brother on my mind.  He had a tough week.  Work was hard, his water main broke and he had a terrible toothache on Sunday.  I guess that is three, so if the superstition is true then it should be over!

My brother really can make me laugh though.  He sent me a text that said he was taking 9,000 Aleve and in case he didn't make it, the pile of shirts at the end of the hall were dragged out of the closet by his new kitten, one at a time, and it hurt too bad to move and stop him but he did ask the cat to save him a shirt to wear to the dentist the next day!

With that, he needs a card for sure!   I found a sentiment from Create With TLC.  I thought is was perfect for my brother.   I dug through my DP and could not find just the right thing.   I then remembered that I received some cards in the mail for a donation made to the great organization Paralyzed Veterans of America.  I deconstructed the card to use the images for this card.   You cannot see from the photo, but the images are embossed on the paper, lending some texture.  I added some eyelets, hemp cord and distressing.

Please be sure and visit the other Calendar Girls via their blogs.  The links are to the right under Calendar Girls.   You are sure to see some great stuff!

July 18, 2011

Mystery Challenge Swap For June

It is time to let the July Mystery Challenge Swap from SCS out of the proverbial bag!  Our gracious hostess this round is, Paola.

Paola, sent the most adorable Penny Black image.  The image is titled High Spirits.   Along with our mystery image we received a sentiment from Studio G, Bella baubles and some punched butterflies.  The perfect kit to take flight on the challenge.

I hope Paola has had as much fun hosting as I did the previous round.   Thanks, for stopping by.

......by the way, wow do those colors photograph really bad!!!.....just sayin'.....

July 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings - July

I can hardly believe a whole month has gone by and my last post was for the Dueling Darlings in JUNE!  Oh my goodness.  It has been a busy month.  I hope you are all doing well!

We received the most darling Diva kit this month for the duel.  LJ, you outdid yourself!  The theme for July is Garden of Friendship.   The image is from My Favorite Things.

For my shared friendship, well I must say that I am truly blessed with many great friendships that could fill pages.  I could never just choose one! Would it be my brother whom lives miles away but that I can text one word to and he gets it? Would it be my DH who knows what I am thinking without words?  Would it be the Eye Batter who partied at 14 Sequoia and popped out the sunroof of my car to talk to a police officer?  Would it be my friend who is battling breast cancer?  Would it be my friend that we do not get to talk much, but when we do watch out no one could get a word in edgewise? Would it be the cute lady from Hong Kong that owns the Chinese restaurant we frequent, who always has a smile for me when I walk in the door? Would it be my cancer surviving friend who is on her Eat Pray Love tour to find herself with courage we wish we had? How about the cute 85 year old man on the corner that always forgets to close his garage door until I go tell him, but remembers when he rides his bike (yep) by our house and says "don't forget to close your garage door!".   Or would it be the great group of girls I have met online, that did not turn out to be axe murders from a story on Dateline?  I love those girls!

I enjoyed working with the theme and kit for this month's duel.  Please visit all the girls for the Diva's and the Dazzler's.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar under Dueling Darlings.  I must thank my friend Gael, for gifting me the darling carrot brad!