September 28, 2011

Calendar Girls - September

Choices!  That is what our challenge was about for September.  Paola, gave us so many choices to create with this month.  

We had choices from songs to teachers!  I know you might think I would choose a song, but nope, not this time!  Do I owe some teachers some cards - of the 'Gee, I'm sorry' variety - yep, but not this time!

I went with the children theme.   We have a favorite girl who DH and I love, love, love!  We call her our faux daughter!  LOL   Her name is Alli, and she is too friggin' cute! 

My card this round is created for her and will be given to her as a part of the challenge.  It worked out perfectly really.  I was a wee bit behind on getting her card created.   I had purchased the paper two months ago at a special LSS that I do not get by very often.

Alli, started first grade this year.   Where did the time go?!   I know that we all say that, but wow!  Here is a picture of the card and Alli with her Bunny Foo Foo ears around Easter time.

Please stop by all of the Calendar Girls blogs.  You will see some amazing creations!   Their blog links are on the right side bar under Calendar Girls.

September 18, 2011

Mystery Challenge Swap - September

It has been a wee bit since our last Mystery Challenge Swap!   With the postal strike in Canada, we had to adjust our time.   We are ready to roll out the Mystery Challenge right now though!!!!

We received the cutest Penny Black image from Karly, for this round of the swap.   It was certainly the perfect start to create a card.

Such a fun challenge and I cannot wait until our next round!  Thanks, for stopping by!!!!

September 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings - September

SCHOOL IS COOL!!!!   Well, I did not always think that.  It seemed that I always thought that school was a social place, not so much for learning.   Just ask my teachers.   On second thought, don't talk to them!

School is Cool, is our Dueling Darlings theme this month.   The Diva's received a great kit from Jamie this month.   I so love the school bus die cut!   It reminds me of this song.    Gotcha!  Now you have to sing it for the rest of the day!   This song would have been what we listed to on the school bus in the late 80's.   Today, we would be listening to this song.

Jamie, asked us to share a favorite school memory.  Well my goodness, there are so many.   So how about how I met the Eye Batter?   It was the 7th grade in art class.  We were seated next to each other.  Big mistake!   We would just chat.  Then the teacher would yell at us, we would chat, she would yell, we would chat.  She finally said if we were going to talk, to go out in the hall.   So we did!  This happened several times per week.   It was perfect.  We would get to class, start talking, were asked to leave, went in the hall and chatted and talked to everyone that went by.  It was perfect placement.  The room was right by the bathroom on the main hallway. Gosh, I am glad that I am not a teacher.  I would have to slap kids like me!   LOL   The Eye Batter and I have been friends ever since. 

On to our card for this month.  I had fun creating with the kit Jamie sent.   Please check out the other Diva and Dazzler creations.  They will be awesome!   Their blog links are to the right of this post in my sidebar.

Remember the wheels on the bus.....gotcha again!

September 10, 2011

Calendar Girls - August

Well Girls, I am SEW behind and have to apologize in the delay of my August posting for the Calendar Girls.   I have been sew busy with the best intentions of getting everything done!  

Debbie, was our hostess this past month.  Her challenge was for us to use sewing, a button and the sentiment 'Sew Glad We're Friends'.   I sew do not sew well!   Panic!!!  Oh wait, I have my Sew Easy....well, not sew easy!   LOL  

I formulated an idea and even had some sewing themed DP from Cosmo Cricket to use.   I decided to minimize my potential for disaster and just do a few stitches.  How hard could that be, right?   Five stitches and you know I tangled that **** right up!  Oh wait, that was after I got that embroidery floss through the needle.   Really?  Does it have to be like 500 strings to make one?   They all cannot go through at the same time?  It made me want to lick it to get it to stick together, but that grossed me out!  Five stitches, I tell ya!

Sew here we are a few weeks later with a finished product!  I hope it looks better than the process went.  I will be doing the last portion of the challenge, which is to send the card off to a friend.  

Sew not sewing on my next card.......