January 28, 2013

Calendar Girls - January


I love, a love, a love, my Calendar Girls from SCS!  Here we are in ANOTHER year.  Wow!  I am so happy to be be a part of this awesome group of girls.  They are creative, fun and well ... pretty awesome!

Jeanette, is our hostess for the January round.  Her challenge to us was to use a photo for inspiration for our card creation.   Sssshhh don't tell anyone, but I have never done that!   Off I went to search...

While I love photography, I cannot claim rights to this great picture.  I liked how the colors were so bold, yet subtle with the soft yellow and purple turning to blue.  It made me think of some grandma DP that I have.  You know I love me some grandma paper!!!  This particular grandma paper has raised embossing....♥♥♥





I dug around and rooted up the DP I was thinking of and some coordinating card stock. I then knew I had to use the layout that I wanted to CASE from, Barb. It is the best layout!!! Here is Barb's original card. Thinking of Barb, reminded me of some cute little green borders that she had gifted me in the past, so I had to dig them out, cut them up and use on this card as well. So, my card is a wee bit different than her original card.




I hope that I did Barb's layout some justice and did my first photo inspiration correctly!  You know that I had to listen to some tunes while crafting this one.  Having nothing to do with grandma paper I had to listen to Blue Orchid by The White Stripes.  Before you know it, your foot is tappin'!  Obviously the video is not that great, but I am fascinated in how she walks in those shoes and I like the song!

Please be sure and stop by to see the other Calendar Girl creations.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar.   Thanks, for taking a peek today!
 
Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday

15 comments:

Darlene said...

You are right! Such a fantastic layout! The layout is perfect to feature the pretty floral paper and the greens are a great accent color. Great take on the photo and a great job this month!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Tami, you DID do it right! ;) That is a great photo for inspiration... and I love your take on Barb's layout. WOW!!! Your colors are gorgeous and that touch of green seems to make everything else just pop.

Now, about the video - those shoes??? What do shoe makers think when they make something like that? LOL!

I'm so glad you are a Calendar Girl... thank you!

MiamiKel said...

Tami, Tami ... this is over the top sweet! Your picture looks like we just reach right out and pet the petals (you know I'm a petter!) This is just so soft and serene - the layout of your card is marvelous, esp that little flower scallop :) A beauty, just like you! x0x0

Barb said...

WOW--WOW! First--I scrolled down to see your card without reading and was ready to copy it to be able to CASE in the future. Then--I read up and realized I would be CASE'ing one of my own cards--how funny is that.

Thanks for the shout out and I love your card. PLUS--I was going to ask you how you made the borders--guess that would have been a stupid question!

I love all of the colors and this card just rocks................. if I should say so myself! Great Card for the Challenge!

April said...

Wonderful!
Sweet Gma dp (are you saying Barb is old?) and a wonderful case! I think you actually used two photos for inspiration ~ WTG!

nnalorac said...

Your card is just so pretty Tami, the papers and colours are just gorgeous and love your design. Popped over from MIM. Carolxx

Mrs A. said...

Background papers are just perfect on this card. Saw it on MIm today and came by for a closer look. hugs Mrs A.

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Tami, you make me giggle for sure...I love your music and your stories that accompany your creations they are as special as your masterpieces...I love your card and I'm with you on the layout cased from Barb...it is awesome...I love what you did with this card, perfect in every way....do you maybe think you could come here and teach me how to put eyelets and or brads on straight...mine are always so crooked I gave up using them. I love your colors...Great job on this challenge my friend..♥

Chrissy said...

Such a lovely card Tami,great design.


Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful inspirational picture- love your card- and the L.O. is fab! Love MIM- so fun to find so many 'new to me' Papercrafters out there in Blogland! I am #65 : )

djones said...

What a pretty card. I love the layers and colors you used.

Sheila H said...

I saw your card on MIM - it's so pretty!

Terry said...

What a pretty inspiration picture!

Your card is really great! I love the layout you used and how you put your colors and papers together!

Really great job ☺ I love it!!

Thank you for being a fellow Calendar Girl!!

AnnMarie said...

Another beauty!! Great layout and wonderful colors! I really love this card!! :)

Patty Gorka said...

Hey Tami, I was looking for your email because I wanted to ask you something. When you have time can you send me an email at pebbles4@ptd.net

Thanks,
Patty (LaLatty Stamp N' Stuff blog)