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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Calendar Girls: 'use what'cha got'...

Hello everyone...
dang I am two days late for submitting this card for the Calendar Girls' challenge :/
I actually had the wet embossing part all done but then I took sick...and still am feeling bleahhhh
with chills and fever! Yikes...definetly not the Easter Holiday Celebration I was looking for...*sigh*

I wanted this card done and blogged today as tomorrow we start a new month AND it is Easter Sunday ,when every Christians celebrate our Lord  Resurrection! *Praise HIM*
Anyways, here below is the challenge proposed to all of us CG by Miss March 
- the uber wonderful Miss Tami -  in her own words:

Um, I hope I do not hurt anyone's feelings here but we are all a little bit of paper hoarders!!!
Well, we are going to have to give up the security blanket for March. I would like to see your best created card with NO designer paper. *gasp*.....*thud* {I think J just hit the floor}.
So go ahead and grab your 'old school stamps' - yep, like a set you have not used in years - and create a card for the Calendar Girls.
Oh, and let's try to keep in theme with 'use what'cha got', please no new purchases for this round. Use what'cha got...well, everything but designer paper that is!
I cannot wait to see what my friends come up with. It is always something to look forward to
 Miss March: Tami! "

First of all...I loved this challenge...thank you TAMI for proposing it...♥

 For my card I used the SU! Medallion as the main background and had it white embossed and sponged with SU inks in pastel colors. Then sponged the rest of very vanilla c/s in Apricot Appeal.
I also used the set you see here (the sentiment too is part of that set and is missing from I forgot to included) I have NO idea what the name of this older SU!set is. I had it for years and years and finally inked it today for the first time....yikes....I really SHOULD use what I've got and not be distracted by new stamping staff....really hard to do!!! I love this challenge so much, that I think it should be done regularly! The hardest part was not using any d/p in my project, but the tecnique used here easily provided a pop of color...and I am all about color!♥

I hope you peeps like my contribution this month, sorry about the tardiness....and now I'm off under the covers yet again...but not before wishing a


Card Deets:
SU Stamps: Medallion and 'Unknown'
Card Stock: So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, Very Vanilla
Ink: Apricot Appeal,Cool Caribbean,Soft Sky,
Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Memento Black, Versamark
Image colored w/Copic
Accessories: blue mini diamonelle stickers, dimentionals
Tecnique: Versa Mark Emboss , Sponging,
Fussy cutting


kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Sweet P I hope you are better soon - what ever has you sounds terrible :-(.
Love your card - the soft colours are so pretty.

Terry Ladwig said...

Cute card WPS! I love the embossed Medallion background! Cute stamps used and cute colors too!

Love it ☺

Barb said...

Paola--what a sweet card. I love the embossing and that image is the cutest!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sweet P, your card is lovely! What a fun idea to emboss the Medallion for your DP. And the colors! WOW!!!

The name of the set you used is Spring Gifts - I think. It is such a fun set!

I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl!

Carol W said...

I tell ya GF...if you were feeling under the surely created a sunshiny amazing card. I love everything about this.. You for sure did a hands down wonderful job....♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great idea using the large stamp and embossing it! The color rubbed on after, is just perfect. I like how this card turned out.

I do hope you are feeling better. Take care of yourself and great job on this challenge!

paige said...

Beautiful medallion and a lovely card!

Melina said...

That's darling! Great way to use the rabbit stamp :)

dweatter said...

Sweet P this is just an incredible card. That embossed medallion with the sponged pastels and image in the center is BRILLIANT! Wish I could think of things like that when I am creating.