Friday, March 28, 2014

Peek At My Week Calendar Girl Style

It’s Friday again…time for another Peek at My Week post…. but this is also a VERY SPECIAL post, since it’s also the 28th, which means it’s time for the Calendar Girls to show their monthly projects. You’ll find mine in this post… after my Peek at My Week observations, so keep scrolling!


1.      What was a highlight of my week?

Oh! OH!!! It’s a SECRET, so I can’t tell yet……… but it’s a BIGGIE!!! I can hardly wait until I can share this news publicly! And no, it isn’t DT information. ;)

2.      What lesson/s did I learn this week?

It’s possible to catch a virus from one’s husband even when one intentionally stays as far away from him as possible while he’s sick.

3.      What did I make this week?

If you remember, one of my goals for this week was to go to card class. Well, I didn’t want to expose my fellow card-makers to this bug I have so I had to stay home. But to make up for it, I spent most of that day playing with my own ink and paper. I made 4 unique cards and also prepared a set of cards for a swap. I didn’t get them assembled but all the pieces were cut and stamped. I don’t usually get to play that much in one day. It was fun!

4.      What have I enjoyed doing this week?

I have enjoyed doing some research this week, regarding the situation in my highlight of my week. I actually spent way too much time at my computer researching…… but it was amazing the things I learned!

5.      If I could change one thing about this week, what would it be?

I wouldn’t have caught my husband’s “bug”. Sheesh! Why couldn’t he have shared the bag of potato chips or something instead of his germs???

6.      What did I do for this week’s 30-Minute Challenge?
What is a 30-Minute Challenge? It will vary from week to week, but basically, I am going to choose something to do – perhaps it’s an organization task that is calling out to me, or a topic I want to research, or (*gasp!) an exercise I want to try, etc. – and I will set the timer and invest 30 minutes in that challenge.

I emptied out my SCS PM inbox. Oh my! It was nearly full!

7.      What are my plans for the upcoming weekend?

I am so excited! I am going to a planning meeting for my upcoming mission trip! I can’t wait to hear more details about what we’ll be doing!

SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?

Thumbs Up (lots of exciting news!) 
and Thumbs Down (since I’ve been sick).

My goals for the coming week…

1.      I will work on my presentation for Women's Conference I am speaking at in April.

2.      I will  help my husband set up his display for the Israel Trip Informational Meeting he's having on Tuesday. He's hosting a trip to Israel in December. Hopefully this meeting will secure a few more people to go on the trip with him. He would like to have a minimum of 20 people.

3.      I will clean my stamp cleaning pads. They are VERY messy! (I used to run them through the dishwasher regularly, but since moving here nearly 3 years ago, alas we have no dishwasher. I miss it for many reasons, one being I have no good way to clean my stamp cleaning pads. LOL!

Now… on to the Calendar Girl information.

Tami is Miss March and she had a fascinating challenge for us! Here it is, in her own words:

Oh girls, we are going to create a card this month! I thought of a few things that might keep us busy for March.

Did you know that March used to be the first month of the year on the Roman calendar? It was changed to the third month by Julius Caesar. The calendar we use today is refined from the Julius to the Gregorian. Sadly, we only gained like the wee bit of a percentage of more time to craft with the change! In theme of the original first month, let's use one button on your card.

Let's make a card based on a sketch. I saw this sketch and wanted to use it at some point. It's time! Please note, the sketch challenge is still open, so be sure to join!

Speaking of Romans, purple is the color of the day. Please use the color purple on your card somewhere. Purple was worn by Roman Emperors and magistrates. It is also the color worn by those cute little ladies you see out lunching together, wearing purple and red and a bunch of hats!

Since history was after lunch for me in high school, I really had to put my 'dig deep to remember' thinking cap on for this one! Here are the CliffsNotes: one button, use the sketch and purple somewhere on your card.

Hope you have fun! I cannot wait to see what you create!

Okay, I can do that.

One Button – Check!
Use the Sketch – Check!
Use the Color Purple – Check!

 Here's the inside of my card:

I sure hope Tami gives me a passing grade! 

Please check out the cards the other Calendar Girls made, too. You’ll find the links to their blogs in my left side bar.

I am entering this card in the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge. And for those of you who are tracking my progress, this is my 94th card in the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I’d love to hear what’s been happening in your life this week, too, so feel free to leave me a comment and tell me about it. 

Image: Riley Hula Moose
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pale Plum
Designer Paper: Deja View Fresh Print Plum Paper Pad
Embellishment: Button from an unknown vendor


Barb said...

Awesome Card--I think it shouts Tami's name as she is the "woman with all of the Hawaiian info" and I am sure she has worn a grass skirt in her life!

I cannot wait for the exciting news............... ;-)

kadie said...

Love this card! Makes me want to go some place tropical. Love all the purples too. Healing hugs to you, Sweet Friend!

kadie said...

Love this card! Makes me want to go some place tropical. Love all the purples too. Healing hugs to you, Sweet Friend!

Unknown said...

Love the movement on this and it made me smile! When I first saw this, I thought of a purple cow. Riley could double as a cow by cutting off the antlers and it then becomes a two fer. Two for one stamp. My thriftyness is showing. I always enjoy reading your friday post.

Marcy said...

So adorable! i love the shades of purple and even the shading you did around your sweet image.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Super dang cute! I so love the purple papers with your image. The slight purple highlighting looks great.

Um, really? 400+ messages in your SCS inbox?! I am too freaky deaky for that. Must be cleaned out always. I am sure you are surprised by that! ;)

Great job this round!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful card- I love the purple, love Riley and your sketch, and that flower is so awesome!

Carol W said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card, It is so cute and your Riley put the icing on the cake....great job on this challenge...your card is amazing inside and out...♥♥♥

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun card Jeanette - you going to Hawaii that you have gone all tropical?? ;-)

dweatter said...

So pretty! All DP goes together so well. I adore that big flower! Did you make it with a die or punch?

MiamiKel said...

Lovely! How fun - looks like me last night after my wine, LOL! This is a cheerful happy card!

I'm pretty sure I know what the big news is, and I'm excited for you! ♥

~Paola~ said...

oh wowww..this is uber cute!!
Love the monochromatic approach with diff. shades of purple in it....You rocked this challenge big time!! ♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Fun card Jeanette!! Love all the papers and the different colors of purple you used!! That image is a cutie too....and so much fun!!