Friday, June 28, 2013


On the 28th of every month, the Calendar Girls blog group posts the monthly challenge projects. Today is the 28th! FUN!!!

Miss June is none other than Deb. She is such a kind and creative woman who is way too busy with a full-time job, a number of children at home (who are all involved in a lot of activities), etc - yet she still finds time to create cards. I am in awe!

This being Deb's month - she got to choose the challenge for the Calendar Girls. Just wait until you see/hear what she did......................

She sent each of us a little stamp/set. You know, those stamps that we often times are tempted to buy - because they just cost a dollar. She decided to give us a theme of


Back in early May she mailed us each a different stamp and admonished us not to lose it (she knows us so well!). And then she gave us this challenge...

The requirements fo the June theme are:

1. At least two layers.

2. You must use the $1 stamp you receive on the card. However since the  $1 stamps are small you can use background stamps or other stamps to create a background, and sentiment stamps of your own on your card as well. But I would like the $1 stamp to be the focal point.

3. If you have any buttons, ribbons, or other embellishments that you bought for $1 or less, embellishments that were gifted to you, or recycled items,  please  use those products to embellish the card.

OOPS! I blew #3.... totally forgot that part of the challenge. I'm sorry, Deb. I hope you'll like my card anyway.


Here's what Deb sent me:

Can you tell what my stamp is?

It's a birdhouse. I was actually so excited when I saw it because I had some adorable little wooden bird embellishments that I had been wanting to use, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity. In my excitement, I totally forgot the $1 embellishments part of the challenge.  UGH! I have no idea what I paid for the bird embellishments. Oh......... I  know! Let's just say it was $1. ;)

Here's my card:

Here's the inside of my card:

Now, let's go over to the Calendar Girl blogs and see what the others made (and what Deb sent them). You'll find the links in my left side bar.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm so glad you did!

Image: Studio G
Ink: Stampin' UP! Wild Wisabi
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze, Ivory, Perfect Plum, and Wild Wasabi
Designer Paper: Pressed Petal Glitter Paper Pack
Embellishments: Recollections Wooden Birds and Stampin' UP! Wild Wasabi Ribbon


Linda said...

Jeanette, of course you had the perfect paper and embellishments to use :) What a cool card. I love the little birds.

Shelly Schmidt said...

SO sweet- and so amazing that you always seem to have the PERFECT DP to embellish your cards!!! Love the bird embellishments- and my new hobby- getting a birdhouse or two for my backyard!!!

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Jeanette! Love the stamp you received to create...very cute with the little added birds too!

So glad you are a Calendar Girl!!

Barb said...

Jeanette--what a cute card. I love that you had the wooden bird accents to go along with the birdhouse! Sweet image and works perfect with your background paper too. Love how you tied the bow!

Zella said...

How cute! Love the little wood birds - they go perfectly with the birdhouse stamp! Those $1 stamps can be such a gem!!!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette. I love your card both inside and out. Those little birds are just adorable. I love your colors and the layout and the inside is just as perfect as the outside. I am so happy we are calendar girls together...♥

Melina said...

this is great! I love that stamp and the birds! Great :)

Darlene said...

CUTE!!!! I love the stamped image, the little bird embellishments and that adorable DP! I have that paper too - love it!

What a fun challenge that Deb thought up! And you certainly made a great card for the challenge.

~Paola~ said...

waht a darlin card! Loveeee you bg d/p of course but mostly I really like your sweet stamped sure rocked this challenge my friend...and Congratz on your new blog look!! it's bea-hoot-ifullllllll!!LOV IT!!Wish U could came and teach me how to do such things!!!♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

What perfectly cute and perfectly themed DP! I love this cute card.

Speaking of cute.....your new blog is just your style!