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Friday, June 28, 2013

Calendar Girls x TWO

    Hello everyone!
 have TWO cards for the Calendar Girls today...
My apologies for being a month late with my May card...but, alas, here it is! :o)
Last May hostess was April and she encoraged us to create cards with something we' re hoping to
achieve over the summer.  Here's the request in her own words:

" My theme is easy - I would like you each to make a card representing one thing you hope to accomplish over the summer. It could be a garden, a vacation, a weight loss, whatever, BUT you do have to tell us what you are hoping to accomplish!"

Well, there are sooooooooooooooooo many things I truly NEED to primis reorganizing and decluttering my whole house!! 

(I can't believe how much I let it go in the last few months!! *insert red face here*)
However I do not own any stamps or images showing 'cluttering' LOL...therefore the next best thing I REALLYYYY hoped it would happen over the summer, was to go on a cruise to Alaska with my hubby, again. is actually going to happen!!!!!! I booked a cruise less than a month ago and YES we are leaving next month and this time for TWO whole weeks cruising all the way up to Anchorage! ♥
It is the holiday both hubby and I need for sure! This is 'our own true Christmas' in July! 
Again, I do not own a stamp depicting a ship...but I thought that this one -from Stamping Up-would give the general idea with the open sea, seagulls and all...and, of course ,like the sentiment shows, we will have good times...heck GREAT time!  :o)
Thank you APRIL for a great challenge!!! ♥

My second card was created for the current calendar month 
hosted by Debbie

She sent us all a stamp with which to create our card and the above sentiment stamp is the one I got in the mail from her all the way from Alaska...Thanks Deb! ♥
The requirements for the June theme,suggested by Debbie are: 

1. At least two layers.

2. You must use the $1 stamp you receive, on the card. However since the $1 stamps are small you can use background stamps or other stamps to create a background, and sentiment stamps of your own on your card as well. But I would like the $1 stamp to be the focal point.

3. If you have any buttons, ribbons, or other embellishments that you bought for $1 or less, embellishments that were gifted to you, or recycled items, please use those products to embellish the card.

Well, this one was a harder challenge then last CG card, for
I had a visual of the card I wanted to create, using a Bella stamp and tranforming it into
a  'carefree and rocking it' kind of gal... I think I am ok with the end result...

You can clearly see the Bella stamp I used (in part only) as well as how I came up with the guitar idea...
The designer paper for this card is aptly called 'Rockstar'  mat stack by DCWV. The whole stack
of 4.5 x 6.5 was bought at a stamping garage sale couple summers ago for less than a dollar.
The 'diamonds' were a gift and they came in pkg like ready to cut up 'material' and the b&w candy floss was a sale item at Michael a while back, while the button is a lonley leftover from a depleted pkg.
Ohhh and I doubt it very much that I would fussy cut a Bella again, anytime soon! ppffffffftttttt!

THANKS for a great June challenge DEBBIE!!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!! 3:10 AM HERE and this chick is off to la-la land!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June's Unidentified Mystery revealed...

I am actually posting a card!!! ....a whole day past
My life is down to a crunch...last two weeks were even busier than usual and still cannot seem to see some 'breathin time' anytime soon, as we are in the last three days of the school year and exams next week!! whoaaahhhh....Can you say 'crazy time' ? *rollingmyeyes*

Anyhow....It is time to reveal the Unidentify Image swap for this month ,which I hosted.
I sent all the partecipants this adorable Whipper Snappper image and some sentiments too....
Who could resist such feathery chickee sad looking face???  *grin*

This is the inside of my card...very simple 
and right down to the point...

The deets are as follow:

Card stock  from SU
Stamp : Whipper Snapper ' Chicken Noodle soup'
(MZ 102)
Sentiments from PTI  'Comfort Food'
Designer Paper:' Neapolitan Bean Bisque' by Jillibean soup
Accessories: embossing folder by  Darice, nesties, grosgrain ribbon, dimentionals, punches,small googly eyes
Colored with Copics

Close up shot here at right ---->>

I am soooo happy how this card
turned out..not too busy and not too simple ...I was opting for something in between and ,imho, it looks like I achieved it! ♥ ;)

 Thank YOU for stopping bye...
I have way too many cards to upload still...but that shall wait  a few more days....once I'm off for the summer....yeahhh!!

Can't wait to start viewing EVERYONE elses chicks' cards!
Lucky me I'll get t to keep one of each too!! Every partecipant did such a fabulous job too ! ;o)

          ♥♥♥ Thanks for visiting!!Bless you all!!♥♥♥ 

Have a great night Ladies....this chickee here (aka me!) is totally off to bed....