Monday, January 28, 2013

I Love...

...I love the CALENDAR GIRLS blog group! (And today is the 28th so today the Calendar Girls are showing this month's challenge creations.)

...I love being on Design Teams! (And today is the day for a new challenge with the ABC Challenges, one of the Design Teams I am currently a member of.)

January 28 - February 3

Theme: Valentine's Day
Create a Valentine's Card for someone special

...I love Bugaboo Digital Stamps! (And today's card features the FREEBIE they have right now.)

...I love that I'm using things I own instead of buying more "toys" thanks to the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge! (And today is my 32nd card.)

Sooooooooooooooo let me tell you about the Calendar Girls Challenge. Each month, one of us serves as the hostess, and I just happen to be Miss January, which means I got to come up with the theme for this month.

January Theme:

This is a PHOTO INSPIRATION Challenge. But there’s a catch! You have to choose your own photo.

I want you to find a photo – it can be a picture you’ve taken (of a family member, a scenic drive, a food you’ve cooked, whatever) or it can be a picture someone else has taken. Maybe you even found it on the internet. After you’ve chosen the PHOTO you want to use, create a card/project inspired by that photo.

Of course on your blog post – when you show us your creation – we also want to see the photo that inspired you.


I really didn't know what kind of photo I wanted, but decided to search for something to go along with love and/or Valentine. I did that because I knew today's ABC Challenges theme was to create a Valentine card and I thought I could just make ONE card if the photo I chose worked for a Valentine. LOL!

After narrowing my choices down to about 4 pictures, I finally chose this one...

Isn't that just too sweet? If you'd like to see the blog it came from, click here.

I chose this photo for a variety of reasons: it was cute, it had a card kind of feel to it, it was appropriate for a Valentine, and perhaps most of all because I had a Colorbok LOVE  letters embellishment that someone had given me a long long time ago, so I had a plan for using them on this card.

As I told you, the image (as well as the sentiment that is inside my card) is this week's FREEBIE at Bugaboo Digital stamps. Thank you Jodi! I love Bugaboo Stamps!

Here's the inside of my card:

I hope you'll participate in the ABC Challenges Valentine Card Challenge this week!

And do stop by the other Calendar Girl blogs to see what photo they chose for inspiration and what they created. Oh... and be sure to welcome the newest member of the Calendar Girls when you stop by her blog. We are so happy to have Linda in the group now! WELCOME, LINDA!!!

Here are the links to their blogs:

Miss February - Kelly

Miss March - Tami

Miss April - Carol

Miss May - April

Miss June - Deb

Miss July - Linda

Miss August - Paola

Miss September - Terry

Miss October - Barb

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Ink: Copic Markers and Copic Spica Pens
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Blushing Bride and Real Red
Embellishments: Colorbook LOVE Layered Title


Linda said...

Jeanette that is so cute. I love the "ewe". Heading over to Bugaboo to see if I can snag it. Thanks for the big welcome to the group. I'm so honored and excited to be a part of it.

Barb said...

Jeanette--I love your card. The picture is outstanding and your card is so cute. I love the little image and that guy is such a cutie!

Great Card for the Challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, way to use one card for so many challenges!! I did wonder how you juggle it all - kudos!! This card is SPOT ON to the cutie picture - how charming is that! Beautiful centering and use of color - can we say LOVE!!!

Darlene said...

L O V E this card!!! Such a sweet Ewe and pretty layered tiles! A great take on the photo and a great way to meet the other two challenges too!

April said...

'Ewe' are so creative! Love it all: the inspiration, colors, freebie, and challenges you crafted for!

It was an awesome challenge ad I really enjoyed it!

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh, Jeanette, I love what you have done with your inspiration cad! Gorgeous - AND so glittery! Very pretty. Thank you for visiting my blog today! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

CUTE photo and a gorgeous card! Love this.

Lori said...

I love the font you used and the shadow you created in red! That little sheep is adorable, too!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Super cute! I really like how you tied all of the challenges and items together. They look great!

Love Ewe!

Margaret said...

So adorable. The image is just too cute.

Tammy said...

Absolutely fantastic! Love the bugaboo eye centerpiece!

Carol W said...

That picture is so stinkin cute, and your card is amazing. I love the layout and the way you pulled it all together...It seriously looks like it could be blocks stacked on each other with your cute immie holding them all together....I too love bugaboo stamps they are great...Great job on this challenge and thank you for creating such a fun challenge for us to do...((hugs))

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the insp photo you took this from and how you mirrored it, and love the Bugaboo image in the center.

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great inspired card I love your card as much a sthe photo insiration-it caught my eye on the ABC Challenge blog

kiwimeskreations said...

Aww Jeanette this is so sweet - love those bugaboo freebies, and this one is fabulous.

dweatter said...

The picture and card are both adorable. Love the layers and the letters. Great card.

Terry Ladwig said...

How cute is that?? "Ewe" did an awesome job re-creating a card from your inspiration picture (which was adorable by the way)!

This was a fun challenge, and thank you giving me the photo inspiration I needed to complete my card! I love the picture I got from your blog ☺

Thank you for being a Calendar Girl, and thank you for letting me be one too!!!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh Jeanette, I have some of those letters too and I am sooooo CASEing you on this one!! It's terrific - really it is :o)