July 3, 2013

Calendar Girls - June & Crafters of Faith - May

Hello Everyone!

In my efforts to become caught up in my crafting, I have a dual card for you today.   I hope my hostesses do not mind!

Debbie, sent us a challenge for June in the Calendar Girls.  Yep, literally sent.   You know those little dollar cling stamps?  Well, she sent a set to each of us and we were to use it in our creation {thank you!}, in addition to using anything gifted to us or under a dollar.  Now Jackie, our hostess in Crafters of Faith asked us to create a card out of love.  I thought I for sure could put these two together!  I created this card with the stamps Debbie provided and made the card out of love for my Mom.  She likes to garden and will appreciate the little fatty bug.

So, you know I am in my 'use what'cha got' phase.   Well, all of my Copics are about Sahara dry!  I found one with some ink, thus the whole card needed to be created around a Copic color!  I am such a train wreck!  LOL   I took my little marker and found enough paper scraps and DP to create two of this card. 

I think the hardest part of 'use what'cha got' is cardstock sizes.  I have ideas for a layout and my cardstock is either not long enough, just a smidge not wide enough or simply not enough of it, or not enough to use the color I really want for the card base.  But dang, I have so much paper to use up, I am going to have to adjust!

I know it is a bit late, but the Calendar Girls and Crafters of Faith have some great cards to share.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar.  Hope you all have a good day!

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


Jacquel said...

I LOVE your card! The colors, layout & cute *bugs* are just adorable...love that you combined it to get caught up! Hugs & Love my friend!!!

Darlene said...

Well now, isn't this just the cutest??!! Love that image and got quite the chuckle out of how you had to design everything around 1 Copic color. The end result is super - so I'd say you should feel victorious, using whatcha got & designing on a dollar! LOL

Hugs and prayers!

Terry Ladwig said...

How cute! I know this is going to sound strange.....but your card makes me think of both lady bugs and watermelon ☺ The colors are great!! And great job playing "catch up"!!!

Unknown said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Tami, I tried to comment last night but blogger wasn't cooperating... so here I am today. Better late than never, right?

I love love love your card - it's amazing what a person can do with one good Copic. ;) And what fun to put three images on it! Very nice!

MiamiKel said...

Pure sweetness - just a burst of summer here on your blog! Looks super wonderful! I did 2.5 years of the use what ya got and let me tell you, by the end of that, I was lucky I wasn't using crayons! :)

Carol W said...

What a cute card and to think with only one working copic...you truly amaze me at your determination to use what you have...(I could probably craft for years without buying anything, however I'm not as diciplined as you my sweet friend)♥