Sunday, October 28, 2012

Time to Count!

It's the 28th, so this is the day when the Calendar Girls (a blog group) post their monthly creations. How fun!!!

This month Tami is the hostess, and oh my! She gave us a challenge and a half. She's had us counting, counting, and re-counting. LOL! (Some of us even thought we needed someone to proof our projects to make sure we hadn't mis-counted - kind of makes me think of elections, when sometimes the accusations fly of purposely mis-counting... but I digress.)

Here's Tami's challenge for us:

Our October Theme

We are all about the month of October! I have three little challenges for the girls this month.

It is the tenth month of the year, so please have exactly ten ( 10 ) items on your card. No more, no less! The ten items do not include your card base. Your image stamped on a piece of card stock is counted as one item.

Our due date is the 28th. So, that is going to require two ( 2 ) circles needed on each card and a minimum of eight ( 8 ) different colors.

Are you scared yet?! LOL Start taking a peek….there are a lot of different elements and colors on our cards! I am so looking forward to what you all create, as I do each month.

I love my Calendar Girls!
Tami (Miss October)

Soooooooooooo I worried that it would be difficult to use at least 8 colors... and of course I'm not good at mathh so the 10 items was a bit frightening, too.

Here are my colors:


Count them? Yep... exactly 8! A+ for me, right, Tami?

Here's my card:

EXACTLY 10 Items (from bottom up):

Pacific Point
Pacific Point
Blue Plaid
Pacific Point
Pacific Point
Snowman Image
Green Button
Red Button

And the buttons are ROUND, so they count as my two circles.

Now, early last week some of the Calendar Girls got to asking/wondering if the items inside the card counted. Tami wasn't in the thread to answer (she had a horrible 3-day headache, HUGS, Tami!) soooooooo the same gals who wondered, decided the inside items don't count. LOL!

That being said.......... drum roll please............

Here's the inside of my card:

It was such fun creating to Tami's specifications! Now........ let's go check out the other Calendar Girl Blogs (you can find the links in my left sidebar). Please be sure to leave them some love. It makes them so happy when you do.

Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Bugaboo (freebie this last week*)
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Pacific Point and So Saffron
Embellishments: 2 Buttons (vendor unknown)

* If you haven't checked out Bugaboo stamps, you really should! They are awesome! And she posts a new freebie every Friday, which is good for all week. Such fun!!!


MiamiKel said...

Supah cute!! I grabbed this freebie, too, but it sits for my first free moment (ROFL!!) What a fun card - great visual with the bright colors and fun design. Of course you are blessed with the real snow - can I come on up and make a snowman with you!?! :)

So blessed that we are Calendar Girlin' all this time together - it puts a big smile on my face! :)


Barb said...

Too darn cute--I love the background paper and your layout is perfect.

What a cute image--and great colors too!

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous card Jeanette - I looked at Kelly's card last night and thought I could not possibly meet that challenge, but you have done it with aplomb!

dweatter said...

Great card J! I love the image and the color combo. Well done on meeting all Tami's requirements. Such a birght and happy card and I love the lil sentiment on the inside.

~Paola~ said...

Wowww sure DO now how to cout PROPERLY...LOL...jokes aside this card of yours melts my heart...I so LOVE snowmens too!
Gorgeousy done with fabby dps and your inside always know how to finish up any cards with a perfect, final touch!*Kudos my dear* ♥

~Paola~ said...

cout?? I obviously ment to write couNt....*rollingmyeyes!* I should re check but never do...lots more mistakes I

April said...

I love this snowman! Extra great that it was free! Lol

SUPAH dupah card you created for this math challenge! And, your interior is great as well!

Athina said...

What a challenge! Very sweet card, I like how the inside matches the outside so well.

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this creation. Great design and attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Terry Ladwig said...

Love it Jeanette! The papers are a great combo, the image is adorable (I am a fan of Bugaboo too)!

Great job coloring and putting the whole thing together!!

Love it ☺

Carol W said...

This is absolutely adorable Jeanette...I love the colors, the layout, the immie, the for sure get an A+...well done my friend...♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, I love it!!! I like that you used non traditional paper for Christmas. Your snowman is adorable.

You all guessed right. I would have said that the inside did not count!

Great job!

Heather B said...

Wow. That is quite the challenge!! Love it!