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!

16 comments:

April said...

I love this card. I must also go get this sentiment if possible since it will go with a great image I own!
Thanks so much for such great inspiration and I can't wait to see what our next challenge is.

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card. I love the sentiment. Thank you for shaaring.

Nana Connie said...

Beautiful card and great reconstruction! I love that kind of creativity. :-) Perfect for the Water theme at OWH. Great sentiment!

ThePurplePlace said...

Stunning!!!!

Barb said...

Sweet Card. I love that your recycled another card and the sentiment is just perfect for your brother.

~Paola~ said...

ohmygoodness..this card is just TERRIFIC Tami!
What a great way to recycle and the result is absolutly wonderful!!
I especially like how you zigzagged the eyelets and twine,and ,of course, the deep reds are my favorite colors:o)
Kudos on a supah done challenge!

Carol W said...

Wow Tami...what a card...I love that you reused another to create this stunner...the front is stunning and I love the way you did the inside...(come teach me these tricks)...you have rocked this challenge for sure....Well done my friend....well done...♥

Jen said...

What a fab sister you are! I love the card and I bet your brother will, too.

Fiona said...

lovely card...I'm sure your brother will love it.

Thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week.

Fi
x

Amanda R said...

Great card and I love the sentiment but would love to see the kitten pulling the shirts out of the closet! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Paper Sundaes!

MiamiKel said...

Woohoo, look at you, sweetie! Awesome way to recycle!! I love this image, so soft and serene and I'm sure it will bring your brother great comfort - healing hugs! Awesome job on the CG Challenge!

Lauren'sGlitzyBits said...

Awesome, I love this, colours are so soothing and relaxing, love the image, beautiful!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a gorgeous card! hanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

Paula S. said...

I love how you threaded the twine through the eyelets. Great idea! This card is lovely.

Terry said...

Very cool card Tami! I sure have a problem making masculine cards and this one is great!!

Love how you re-purposed the images too...very resourceful ☺

djones said...

Clever, clever, clever...deconstructing a card!!! This card is wonderful. The eyelets and hemp are the perfect embellishment for the images. Love the bright colors...the card is so cheerful. And the sentiment perfect.