May 28, 2012

Calendar Girls - May

Happy Memorial Day!    Our Calendar Girls from SCS posting date happened to fall on the holiday.   This nuance was not missed by our hostess this month, Barb.

Our challenge for the month of May, was to create a card with a patriotic themed image and use red, white and blue papers.

I found an image from an unknown company, that I received in an image swap that would work well for our challenge. The great sentiment is from Create With TLC.   I colored the image with Copic markers and took out my patriotic DP's that I purchased  last year in anticipation for the 4th of July.

I am so humbled by the service our military gives to our country.  To go off to uncharted territory leaving what you know behind, battling and living in a way that we fortunately did not have to grow up with and see and do things that we never could imagine in our daily lives.   Those individuals are the true heroes.  Because of them we can say this!

If you would like to help our troops, please visit Operation Write Home.   Your talent and hobby can help our service men and women communicate with their family and friends. 

Please be sure and visit all of the Calendar Girls to see what they have to offer this month.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar.  Enjoy your day and wave your flag! We will be with family and friends.

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday

May 23, 2012

Older Than Dirt Friendship

I have met so many great people that I consider friends on the SCS site.  I am so lucky to have met them!

A few of us were in a card swap recently that had the theme of rain.   I went digging through my stamp sets looking for anything that would work!  Remember, I am trying to shop myself first.  

I shamefully found a stamp that I had never even inked up.  It is from Stampin' UP! and I have had it a loooonnngggg time!  So to step in tune with my Stampin' UP! theme and the older than dirt stamp set, I used older than dirt Sage Shadow Stampin' UP! card stock and I think one of the first DP's Stampin'' UP! sold.   Who remembers Mint Melody card stock?!  I found I apparently purchased the 25 pack!   LOL

Good friends are similar to my stamp set, in that they start out shiny and new, can sometimes go away and get older than dirt and all along, they are always there for you!  Go ahead, send a card to one of your older than dirt friends.  They will love it!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):   Make it Monday

May 18, 2012

Mystery Challenge Swap - May

The Mystery Image Swap from SCS is scheduled for reveal every other month.   We are ready to reveal our May creations!

Our hostess this month was, Linda.   She sent out a really fun and intricate image from Outlines Rubber Stamps.  The stamp name is Nature's Fairies.

The entire image was really whimsy.  I was drawn to the flower in the lower right corner with the large butterfly.  I started to color the entire image and kept coming back to the flower.   I decided to focus on that part of the image.   I really enjoyed working with the image.

I am sure you all are just clamoring to know what Mia is up to!  LOL  Well, she has taken to showing up places in stealth mode.  You know, the places she is not supposed to be at all.   She truly thinks if she does not look at you, that you cannot see her.  It is downright funny as all get out.   You can say her name, make noise, she will not look.   We now refer to it as stuffed mode!  She actually looks stuffed when she does it.

I am sure you are waiting to see where I am going with this.   Well, I was taking a picture of the card for this post and guess who shows up in stealth mode behind the card?   Yes, Mia.   Then I move the card and tell her to get off the table {which I then had to clean} and she goes into stuffed mode.   I laughed my *** off.  She stayed so long I could share photos with you!   As you can see, this training thing is going really well!

Thanks, for stopping by.  Have a great day!


Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday

May 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings - May

It is time for the Dueling Darlings from SCS to post for the month of May!  Spring is in the Air is our theme this month.   The Diva's are be hosted by, Judy.

Judy, sent out the most amazing kit.  So pretty in nature.  There were so many goodies!  I was able to make two of this challenge card and have a whole bunch left over.  Thanks, Judy.

The image is from Stampin' UP!, Serene Spring.  The DP is from s.e.i. in the Field Notes collection.   The DP kind of had a 'grandma' feel to know I like me some grandma! 

Our additional challenge question was to share what we like about the month of May.  When I was younger, it was that school was almost out for summer vacation.   Now, I associate the month of May with my parent's wedding anniversary, Mother's Day and my Grandma's birthday.   In fact, my Grandma will be 98 this year.  She loves birds and will receive one of these cards.

I hope you all have a wonderful month of May!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday