Friday, September 7, 2012

A Calendar Page and Thinking of You


I've been trying to use up those much-loved, hoarded papers I've been holding onto for so long, and this card uses some Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou and Afternoon Tea dsp. I'm not so sure I like these colors together, but it's done and hopefully someone will like it :)
I used the Freshly Made Sketch #51 for the basic design, adding some embossing with a SU! fancy fan ef. The butterfly was done with 2 different dies by Memory Box, and the borders were done with SU! fancy scallop and EK zig-zag punches. Sentiment is by SU! done on a SB ribbon tag, and I tied it together with Blue Bayou and Soft Sky ribbons.



I know I'm posting this a few days late, but here's Heidi's September calendar page. I just love the back-to-school theme with that frazzled looking chicken! Too cute! If you can't tell what's on the awning, those are tiny alphabet stickers! Every one of these pages is a gift that gives all year long, and I just love them all! Thanks and {{hugs}} Heidi for making this calendar for me! You're awesome my sweet friend :)

That's going to do it for me for this Friday, so thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

16 comments:

StampTramps said...

Your card is stunning! Those colors absolutely go together - and well, too! You're really getting your use out of the fancy fan eb!!! Love it!

Donna Hanley said...

Super pretty card for your Freshly Made challenge. Nice colors together and I love how you used two different punches for the edges of that gorgeous designer paper. Also the two different ribbons looks great and pulls it all together.

I was starting to think we were not going to see the September calendar page, and I was NOT happy. This page is just a sweet as every other month. The expression on that chicken is so cute and I love the stickers and the books. Another terrific month. thank you for sharing and thank Heidi for making. Enjoy your weekend.

Benzi said...

Your card is beautiful and so is that butterfly.
Oh, your friend, Heidi, makes the best calendar pages. That chicken is too cute.

JD said...

Another fabulous page from Heidi...I'm sure this calendar is going to be something you will always treasure.
I really like your card, the beautiful butterfly and I really like the colors together, I still have just a tiny bit of that dp you used on the card, and I have been hoarding it too, I guess I should try and finally use it somehow.

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card...and I see Mzzz Heidi has not lost her special touch!

jimlynn said...

I would have never thought to put those colors together yet they're lovely. I have a whole bunch of the Groovy Gauna and have never used it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Love Sept. calendar too!
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It sounds like we all hoard paper. Yippie, I am semi-normal! They go together beautifully, Carol, and I just love Heidi's September page!

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Really Gorgeous Miss Carol! Love the soft pretty color combo and that lovely butterfly! Super take on the sketch too my friend! And I just Love those calendar pages! You are so lucky to have such a sweet friend to create these for you! Such a Fun year long gift! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Jen Brum said...

Great card Carol! That butterfly is fabulous! Love those fancy edges! The colours are very nice together. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rufus said...

Hoarding?? Nah, you were just waiting for the perfect moment to showcase them! Very, very pretty. Love the embossing folder you've used. I've been trying to tell myself I don't "need" that one, but I'm weakening!
R/

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful card, Carol! I love the texture...and that gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cathymac said...

Beautiful papers and gorgeous butterfly, Carol! Good for you...digging into your stash! I really need to do the same! Love the Afternoon Tea DP and the wonderful embossed background!

Mary said...

That butterfly is amazing! And I love the colors too!

Cherie from PA said...

The colors seem to go together. I think the recipent will love it. Great job. Also Heidi's calendar is really cute. WTG!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, luv these..just gorgeous...hope you have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... just gorgeous ... love the butterfly and love the fab texture!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!