Thursday, February 28, 2013

I ♥ My Blog Groups

This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for the Craft Us Crazy Challenge post that I put up earlier today, you can either scroll down to the post after this one or you can click here to be taken directly there.

This post is a special post because it features two blog groups that I am privileged to be a part of - the Crafters of Faith and the Calendar Girls blog groups.

Crafters of Faith have a challenge on the last day of each month and the Calendar Girls have a challenge on the 28th of each month. Surprise! Today is the last day of February which just happens to be the 28th. EEK!!! Instead of making two cards, I made one card that fits both challenges. Oh, and if that's not enough to make this exciting, this card also fits the Craft Us Crazy  Anything Goes Challenge (you know you want to participate in that, since Saturated Canaray is the sponsor and is offering a wonderful prize to one lucky participant).

I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the hostesses of both of these challenges!

Tami and Kelly, THANK YOU!!!

Tami is the hostess for the Crafters of Faith Challenge. Here are her instructions:

I have a crafting tool that I just had to have and have hardly used. Does that sound remotely familiar?! I think you all may have the same tool in your arsenal. I would like you to drag out your scoring tool. Scor-Pal mini, biggie, Martha mini, biggie or if you do not have one of those, I am sure that you may have a scoring blade on your paper cutter. SCORE!!! It would be fun to see how you all incorporate scoring onto your card. You know I am into 'use what'cha got', so if you do not have a scoring tool of any sort, please create without this element. Oh and I do not mean just a score to fold your cardbase in half! LOL

While it is a 'lovely' month February, let's create a card that is not Valentine's themed. That being said, it is the second part of this challenge. Let's not use Valentine theme, red, pink or white colors anywhere on our cards. That includes the paper you stamp your image on....*gasp*!

For our third element, how about we place both an image and a sentiment on the front of the card.

Well, that ought to keep us busy {now what am I going to do?! LOL} I am looking forward to seeing your projects. I get the best ideas from you girls.

Kelly is the hostess for the Calendar Girls Challenge. Here are her instructions:

*~* Share the LOVE! *~*
It’s February, the month of LOVE ♥ I’m thrilled to be your hostess this month and offer you a challenge of a different sort Rather than go for the traditional Valentine’s card, I wanted to ask that you each make a card – as a reflection of yourself – and share a little LOVE!

This month, please create a card (or project) that shows what YOU love … something that when we look upon your card, we will know exactly what that ONE thing is that you love so much!

(For example, maybe sporty LJ will have something on with the Badgers on her card (just sayin’!) or Darlene may have gorgeous feathered friends gracing the front of hers … you get the idea! )

*You may use any colors you would like but extra brownie points for using non - traditional colors!!

* Please include one thing only – I know it’s hard {However, if it's fruit, for example, you may include a basket of it rather than just one fruit}

YOUR BONUS CHALLENGE: As a extra bonus, but completely optional part of the challenge, I would LOVE for you to send your card to a place/organization that you LOVE. ♥ Share the LOVE ♥ this month by sending your card to someone in need – OWH, children’s charities, RMH .. the possibilities are endless. Know that somewhere out there, your generous mailing of your card could bring a smile to someone in need.        

Here's my card:

What do I love? I love to travel!!! I'm always ready for a trip, whether it be to Mississippi to visit my daughter, Wisconsin to visit my son, Missouri to visit my parents and sister, Virginia to visit my in-laws, Thailand on a mission trip, or anywhere else. I LOVE TO TRAVEL!

Here's the inside of my card:

I know you will want to check and see what the other Calendar Girls and Crafters of Faith created. You can find the links to their blogs in my left-hand sidebar.

Oh, and if you're keeping track, this is my 68th card for the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Image: Penny Black San Francisco
Sentiment: PSX Pixie Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Sahara Sand
Designer Paper: Recollections Bold Basics Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones


marsha said...

How cute Jeanette! This is really eye catching and I can see your score lines.

Hugs and blessings,

April said...

Love this card! That green is just fantastic! You do love your big cities!!

Barb said...

Outstanding! I love the score lines and that image is the sweetest! And--I do know you love to travel and hope to see you in person in April!

kadie said...

Oh, Jeanette, your card is just awesome! I love how you've incorporated both challenges and I love your use of scoring too! Thanks for the inspiration on how to use that stamp too!! Love it!!

Jacquel said...

I think you rocked both challenges & I LOVE your CAS style card! Very pretty & awesome job!!!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...


You did a great job on this card. I love those colors together.

The hint of green on the image is done very well. It brings the image to life.

I too like to travel. I am hoping that we get to resume our more active travel schedule soon!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is dazzling! Love the vibrant green and the elgance of the stamped image! I also have been blessed to travel muchly and just now that it's going to be a continued blessing for the lives you will touch (Thailand) Beautiful card, all the way around!

I LOVE your card this month, my friend! x0x0

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is dazzling! Love the vibrant green and the elgance of the stamped image! I also have been blessed to travel muchly and just now that it's going to be a continued blessing for the lives you will touch (Thailand) Beautiful card, all the way around!

I LOVE your card this month, my friend! x0x0

maryrose said...

Jeanette, this is lovely! The green is so fresh and spring like, and the little green pearls are such a sweet accent. As we "follow our dreams" to Pittsburgh, I'm thinking of you and all of your travels. (Bu the way, I thought of you today when I decorated the inside of my card, too!)

Tammy said...

Terrific card! Great color choice for the background!

Carol W said...

This is so dog gone cute Jeanette. I love this stamp and leaving it black on white highlighting the different areas on the image is brilliant. I of course love the inside just as much as the outside...well done my friend well done...

~Paola~ said...

wonderful card Jeanette...perfect to show your love for travel too..and I love the green you accented your card with....especially how you dressed up your sentiment...The green accents sure makes the image pop! Happy traveling ahead my friend!!♥

Darlene said...

Excellent card! Love the colors and the stylish image. The scoring on the inside is a great way to dress it up, good thinking! I also love to travel, and have wonderful memories of San Francisco, looking at your card makes me smile!

Terry Ladwig said...

What a great card Jeanette! I would have know before reading your explanation that you loved to travel :-)

Great layout and great colors! I have never seen that stamp before...very cool!

Melina said...

I love that you only colored green on the image....makes it really stand out! :)

kel Acopan said...

wow... i love that it's so simple but so beautiful!! great job with this one too!

Liz Williams said...

Nailing two challenges with one terrific card, Jeanette!Love that pretty shade of green. Spring is just around the corner.

dweatter said...

Great card my friend! And it certainly does speak of you. I love the image and sentiment both own the front!