Monday, May 28, 2012

Calendar Girls! I Salute You!

It is the 28th of the month!  AND< that means that I have a post for the Calendar Girls!

Barb was our hostess and she challenged us to make a Patriotic Card.  Not a hard thing to do this time of the year!
Here is what she said in her own words:
Here is the Challenge for the Month of May…………. Memorial Day--a day of honor, remembrance, family picnics, parades, flags placed at cemeteries, concerts and the unofficial start to summer! So the challenge this month for the Calendar Girls is to ink up a patriotic stamp, get out the red/white/blue paper and DSP to post a card that shouts respect to your country and those who have served in the past. I would also like you to note in your post on the 28th what is in your plans this year or what typically has been part of your celebration in the past years on Memorial Day. Paola--my challenge to you is to also show us your Canadian Patriotism with a card that reflects the colors and images that you are proud of.

Barb (Miss May)






So, as you can see I used the red, white and blue along with a delightful digi from Deedee Anderson (her work can be found here).  I made a Spring Fold Card because I hadn't in a while ;-)  The red, blue and tan card stocks were from my stash and the pin and ribbon I just 'found' at an estate sale!  The great glitter paper (you cannot believe how it glitters IRL and how smooth it is) and the Candy Dots can be purchased in the Can You Digi It? Shop!

Thanks for stopping by! And please check out the blogs (found on my left sidebar) of the rest of the Calendar Girls!
They love luv too!

Huggz,
April

16 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely PERFECT :) We salute your card, a blessed card indeed! I still had this immie in my files too (and almost used it!) Love the pin and ribbon -nice find! Thank you for being a Calendar Girl! xoxo

Tammy said...

Terrific card. Great use of a spring fold card and such great paper!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great card! Love the image and your coloring amazing. I have not tried this fold yet, will have to give it a go. Have a great day.

Darlene said...

April, this card is outstanding!! I love the Spring Fold, how you cut out the image & sentiment, and how they've been mounted to give it dimension! Your coloring is perfect (as usual) and I'm going to have to check out that glitter paper too.

:: BlueInks :: said...

This card is so dang cute! Perfect layout, colors and image for them.

You rocked the challenge!!!!

djones said...

Great card! Love this fold...I tried awhile ago. Cute image and wonderful colors. Well done!

djones said...

Great card! Love this fold. Great image and coloring.

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness April...this is TDF...great card, and great layout...you soldier is adorable and perfectly colored...this layout would make an awesome graduation card with a tassel in the middle of the square...great job my friend...

Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful card, April! Love that Spring fold...Haven't done one of those in years and you're inspiring me to try it again. Darling image and love the additions of tan to the red, white and blue color scheme!!!

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Barb said...

Awesome--Awesome Card April--I think it is so perfect!

Thanks for making such a great card on this special day!

Michelle said...

Great card! I love everything about it...the dp, image, coloring, and fold! Awesome job.

Terry said...

Great card April! Your image is a cute one! Love the tan with the red and white!

I have never tried a spring fold...maybe I will

Love it!

Lola said...

Such a great fold and I love the whole thing! Especially the message.

~Paola~ said...

this is a GREAT card April!!
Love the foldddd (must try it too sometimes!)
What a great job on this month challenge! ♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness... what a fun fold! I've seen these and thought they were gorgeous, but never attempted one. Your card is AWESOME!