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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Calendar Girls: September challenge

Hello there Friends and Peeps...
I just like to introduce to you a fall card made a lil while ago, when I happily hosted  the
Calendar Girls Challenge for September....

I LOVE FALL MONTHS...and cannot say this enough....:o)

For the wonderful, and very creative, Calendar Girls' Group I decided to have the gals pick their own challenge amongst the three choices I provided, such as the followings:

choice one* MUSIC:
Select one of the three youtube songs I added below, and have your card reflecting part of the lyrics from your song of choice.
The possibilities are absolutly ENDLESS! )
I would also like YOU to gift your finished card to a close neighbour, or a friend that lives close to you that could use a 'pick me up'.
'September' by: Nat King Cole
September Song - Nat King Cole & George Shearing - YouTube

'September in the Rain' by: Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington - September In The Rain - YouTube

'Wake me up when September ends' by: Green Day
Green Day-Wake Me Up When September Ends lyrics - YouTube

*choice 2* EDUCATION:
Create a card with a special teacher in mind, and please remember to add at least one apple somewhere in your card. Teacher's {heart} apples! )
I would also like YOU to gift your finished card to a teacher (past or present) who has been a true inspiration in your life. (or in your child/children life/lives)

*choice 3* CHILDREN:
Your card should reflect anything a child may like to do: playing, reading, toys,sports etc....but with a twist!
It should be both cheerful and also reflect the fast approaching Fall, a colorful season I love very much. )
I would also like YOU to gift your finished card to a child (other than your own!) that could use a little lift, a lil smile.....just because....

I also added that once  September creative cards were posted, the Calendar Girls needed to explain the reason of their choice and also who were they going to gift their cards to, plus the reason why.............. 


Can YOU tell what was MY choice?? :o)
I chose MUSIC, and specifically the second song:
 *September in the Rain*

For my card I used the following supplies:
Stamp: Hanna Rain and Fall Season (from Stampendous)
Ink: Versafine Onix Black, Pumpkin Patch Spectrun (SU), Markers (SU) and pastel chalks (SU)
Accessories: Label eight nestie,CB folder 'Allegro',rafia, dimentionals, punch, silk leaves from Michaels.
Tecnique: not sure of the proper name but  I simply call it 'CB folder's smearing' ,distressing

I hope you like my interpretation of a fall card reflecting 'September in the Rain'....I just love walking amongst rustling colorful leaves fallen to their last destination, ready to crumble away....
I gifted one of the cards (I made two the same) to a girl friend who has being going through a rough patch lately, and  am so glad I was able to bring her a lil smile to brighten her day...



~Paola~ aka sassy miss September :o)


April said...

Blogger is not being my friend today! Must know my head is aching....

I love your card! The music embossed background is perfect and I love how you carried the theme inside!

And HannaBella is loving being outside with her matching jacket and umbrella!

I am truly lving this!!

Rosetta said...

ciao carissima, hai fatto un bel lavoretto.
un bacione a te e tutti.

Barb said...

Such a pretty card Paola--love the background and the image is the cutest!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh my goodness gracious!! This is positively stunning!!! What a gorgeous card - so full of color and Fall splendor! I haven't inked up my Hanna stamps in ...... forever! You've made me nostaligic to find them and ink them up! This is just a beautiful represention of how much you love the Fall - I did make you a card for your hostess swap, will be sending it with Asian :) WInk, wink! This is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know you are proud of this beauty! Muah! x0x0

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Sassy Niss September ☺ I love the colors, the layout and well, everything!!!

Great job on your challenge ☺

LOVE it!! Big hugs to you!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, Oh, OH!!! I love this card, Sweet P! The colors are fabulous........ and what a fun image! I am in awe of every single detail of this card. One of my favorites you've ever made! Love everything about it!!!

Darlene said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!! Love the colors, the leaves, the EFs, the image...all of it!