Friday, January 28, 2011

Calendar Girls Premier

What is a Calendar Girl? We are a group of ten women, online friends, who have formed a blog group. You've probably already noticed the blog list in my blog's lefthand sidebar which each of their names (followed by a Miss February, March, etc.) Isn't that fun? We almost feel like stamping pinup girls... only with clothes on! ;)

One of the elements of our blog group is a monthly challenge, which we've agreed to post to our blogs on the 28th of each month. This month, Miss January (me!) is the one who chose the theme for the challenge. Tee Hee! I was very challenging to my Calendar Girls!

These were our instructions:

1. Create a card (or anything but a card, if you choose) that reflects your month. In my case, because I'm Miss January, my card needed to reflect the month of January in some way.

2. Use your favorite embellishment on your creation.

3. Use your newest papercrafting tool/toy in making your creation, but it cannot be something you purchased specifically for this challenge.

Oh this is going to be soooooooo much fun!

Here's my card:

It definitely reflects January here in northern Illinois... chilly and snowy! Brrrrrrr!!!

Ribbon and brads are my go-to embellishments, and I'm becoming increasingly fond of rhinestones, too, so I used all three of those embellishments on my card.

The new toy I used is the Stampin' UP! Northern Flurry embossing folder. I actually purchased it a few months ago, but had not used it yet. Shame on me!

Here's a closeup of the darling image - it's a Whipper Snapper called Chilly Snowman :

Here's a flat view so you can see some of the dimension/layering:

Now it's time to go check out the other Calendar Girls' posts! Be sure to leave them some love on their blogs!

I ♥ Kelly (Miss February)

I ♥ April (Miss March)

I ♥ Terry (Miss April)

I ♥ Barb (Miss May)

I ♥ Carol (Miss June)

I ♥ Michelle (Miss July)

I ♥ Debbie (Miss August)

I ♥ Paola (Miss September)

I ♥ Tami (Miss October)

Oh, and don't forget to come back on February 28th, when Kelly (Miss February) will challenge the Calendar Girls to get inky!

Image: Whipper Snapper Chilly Snowman
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue, Pale Plum, and Perfect Plum
Designer Paper: Target Glitter Paper and scraps from my scrap file
Special Tool: Stampin' UP! Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones, Stickles Glitter Glue, Target Holiday Ribbon, and brads (vendor unknown)


Patty Gorka said...

It's been so cold and snowy here in PA, I've shoveled enough snow this year :) Love your snowy card and especially that emobssing folder, that's one I don't have.

Barb said...

How cute! Love the card and that image just puts a smile on my face! That folder is on my wishlist too--and fits your card perfect! Thanks for setting this all up and thanks for your friendship too!

MiamiKel said...

OMGoodness, how absolutely adorable!!!! Is this not the cutest stampie or what! How suuuuuhweeeeeeeet! I'm smiling HUGE - can you see it?! :) This is a perfect representation of YOU - the lovely winter theme, the cuteness of the image, the fabulous styling - holy shrimp this is a hard act to follow, girl! I just love everything about it - wayyyy cool! Thank you for the inspiration of your CG Dream! I'm honored and humbled to have been asked to be part of it :) xoxox

April said...

Great card - it sure has been
Wonderful embelllies!!

dweatter said...

Love you fantastic frosty card!!! I love all the layers of CS. Great embossing folder, may have to add to my wishlist. Your embellishments are magnificant. Great WS image and perfect for the winter theme. Great job!!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Really, really cute, Ms Forest! I just love that WS image that is colored so well. All of the layers and embellishments are perfect together. Perfect!!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette...what an adorable image and awesome card. I love it. You have captured your month to a "T" for MN as well. I love the layout, the colors, your embellies...great job, well executed and amazing...thank you for the wonderful challenge. I'm honored to be a part of this group as well...♥♥♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Holy cow much detail! I love snowmen and yours is super cute....I LOVE it!

Thank you for organizing this great group of ladies! This is so much fun :-)

♥♥ and hugs to you!


Unknown said...

What a nice idea Jeanette and I love your card. HUgs, Frea

Shazza said...

gorgeous card x

~Paola~ said...

wow Jeanette!!
In this card U captured everything that Miss January probably sees in her daily life...lots of snow!
I absolutly LOVE your WS image and it's colored to perfection too.
Your tool of choice is amongst some of the new ones I purchased within last month (and forgot I had it until now,seeing your beautiful card!)
I particularly like the way U put your card many layers,with the intertwined snowflaked ribbon.Quite the total package..*LOVE IT my friend!*