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Thursday, February 28, 2013

*Share The Love*

Hello friends in blogland...
It is the last day of the month, and -as such- we are showing off our Calendar Girls' creativiness...
This month is Miss February's turn to host (aka SCS: Miamikel4). She chose a fun theme for all of us, and here are her own words about this month's challenge:

*~* Share the LOVE! *~*
"It’s February, the month of LOVE ♥ I’m thrilled to be your hostess this month and offer you a challenge of a different sort Rather than go for the traditional Valentine’s card, I wanted to ask that you each make a card – as a reflection of yourself – and share a little LOVE!
This month, please create a card (or project) that shows what YOU love … something that when we look upon your card, we will know exactly what that ONE thing is that you love so much!
(For example, maybe sporty LJ will have something on with the Badgers on her card (just sayin’!) or Darlene may have gorgeous feathered friends gracing the front of hers … you get the idea! )
*You may use any colors you would like but extra brownie points for using non - traditional colors!!
* Please include one thing only – I know it’s hard {However, if it's fruit, for example, you may include a basket of it rather than just one fruit}..."

Kelly's  fabby challenge
had me going in dozens of possible different directions...I literally have several stamping sets piled up on my table showing some coffee cups/mugs/beans/ (LOVE my espresso-several times a day!-)..other stamps reflect anything chocolate!! yummola!! 
the darker the better,not milk choc. for me...although if  U must insist I;ll have that of course there must be books as well,  and there pop up a couple book related stamps as about the outdoors....or  travelling...or gardening ...or....photographing...etc etc...U get the idea! Well, I thought I was settling for any one of the above....but then I came across a lil neglected old set (I love the older SU sets!) with children in mind and! I just knew I had to use THIS stamp ♥
To me it represents my 4 loving and lovable grandchildren...all of them a wonderful gift from God above, to compensate us for growing old -as one of my friend used to say...  ;o)

  The following  part is optional
this is what Kelly wrote:
"YOUR BONUS CHALLENGE: As a extra bonus, but completely optional part of the challenge, I would LOVE for you to send your card to a place/organization that you LOVE. Share the LOVE this month by sending your card to someone in need – OWH, children’s charities, RMH .. the possibilities are endless. Know that somewhere out there, your generous mailing of your card could bring a smile to someone in need Have fun creating and crafting and I so look forward to sharing the LOVE with you this month! ♥ "

I left my card blank for now, until I decide exactly whom to gift it to...I have a couple ideas in mind though....;o)

I hope you enjoyed my take for this month's fun theme....
Thank You for a great challenge Kells!
♥ Thank for visiting and God's Bless To You All! ♥ 

Stamp: Kids At Play (SU 1999)   
Ink: Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chips (SU) 
Card Stock: Early Espresso (SU)  , Tan Bazzil ,  Very Vanilla
Designer Paper : Kasercraft  'Devonshire Collection'  and  K&Co 'Lovely'
Accessories: Classic Hearts nestie ; light blue mini pearls ; Cherish ribbon; Sizzix decorative strip 'Love' ;
MS punch (hearts) ; EK punch (opened scalloped )



:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, so sweet this card is! I love that the image represents your grandchildren. It is a great way to think of them as compensation for getting older. :)

Carol W said...

Oh my this is adorable Sweet the little border of kids on the layout and great color combo...well done my sweet friend well done...♥

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

Sweet P, this card is so cute... absolutely adorable! Those children are sweet and your card sure is fun!

Imke said...

Sweet card, Paola. The kids looks very nice and your layout and colors are great. I like the inside too !!

Darlene said...

Well you are sharing the love with this card, that is for certain!!! Just look at all of the wonderful details - the image, the DP, the shapes and the amazing finishing on the inside!!! I also love the older SU stamps and this one is truly heartwarming! I am sure that this card will warm the heart of the recipient. Hugs!!

April said...

I just knew those were your grands! A perfect card for Kelly's challenge!

Terry said...

What a great way to celebrate your grandkids WPS! That is such a cute stamp and works perfectly with the challenge!

Love the colors you used too! A great card all around!!

Barb said...

Paola--I too knew as soon as I saw the image those were your grand-babies. Such a cute card and an awesome image too.

Thanks for sharing the love this month.

MiamiKel said...

Aw, how fun! What a charming quad card, perfect for the grandma and blessing to the babes that you are! Love all the different elements that you have going on, yet this SUPER fabby image still remains the focal point. Fantastic all around!

LOVE that you are Calendar Girling with this non traditional LOVE card!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- I love the image of the kids in a row- so sweet. The card is beautiful completed inside and out. The idea of sending a card to someone in need is an amazing idea!

djones said...

This is an adorable card. Such a sweet image and perfect for you yo use. I live all the hearts...heart DP, cut out heart, heart borders! This card screams love!