Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Calendar Girls....

Good Morning!

It is the 28th and that can only mean one thing!  It is time for the Calendar girls to blog about our monthly theme!

Paola was our hostess and this is the part I went with....
~~* Hello wonderful Calendar Girls
well, sassy Miss September is finally ready to challenge YOU all....*wink*

I'd like this month to continue to be about choices,
therefore I would like YOU to pick your own challenge
by selecting ONE of the THREE choices provided below.

*choice one* MUSIC:
Select one of the three youtube songs I added below, and have your card reflecting part of the lyrics from your song of choice.
The possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS! )
I would also like YOU to gift your finished card to a close neighbour, or a friend that lives close to you that could use a 'pick me up'.

'September' by: Nat King Cole
September Song - Nat King Cole & George Shearing - YouTube

'September in the Rain' by: Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington - September In The Rain - YouTube

'Wake me up when September ends' by: Green Day
Green Day-Wake Me Up When September Ends lyrics - YouTube

I have to be honest and tell you that I didn't really know any of the songs, so checked them all out and Nat King Cole said that most to me!  He sang of leaves changing and how time is moving on.  I likes the jazzy-ness of the song and how it reminded me of a person being their own being!

With that said, here is my card....

Well, I wasn't totally sold on my card, so here is my second

Both have portions I like, but you may see me make another card/post sometime soon!  The first one definitely is the color palette I like, but The girl looks like she is doing a Madonna  And, the latter card really is the wrong set of dp's.....guess I can't always be 100% behind my creations!

Check out the rest of the Calendar Girls....make sure to leave em some love!

April (SCS - Aprilo) April's Alley
Barb (SCS - barbaralynn) Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol (SCS - momcgw) Lost in my craft room
Debbie (SCS - djones) The Ink Igloo
Jeanette (SCS - Forest Ranger) Cre8tive Play
Kelly (SCS - MiamiKel4) Sandcastle Stamper
Michelle (SCS - pattem) Ink'n General
Paola (SCS - Sama) That's Amore
Tami (SCS - BlueInks) BlueInks Design
Terry (SCS - terry0926) It's Totally Terry

Thanks for stopping by!


:: BlueInks :: said...

Two cards! Oh my goodness. There are things I really like on each of them. So basically, you rocked the challenge x 2!

I had to laugh at the Madonna comment. Immediately, I thought of the phrase from Vouge "Whatta ya lookin' at....Vouge!" Strike a pose! ROFL!

Great job!

Carol W said...

Oh April, I like both cards and I know what you mean when you said you weren't sold the first time around I wasn't with my card either...I love your card though and the colors are makes me smile...I think it is fun and full of life...I love your second card as well...the colors are more subdued but it is a classy card... Both cards are so well done and I love the image you chose...great job my friend....♥

Barb said...

Wow April--what a great set of cards--I love both of them. The colors on the cards are so perfect to reflect this time of year. I really like the image too--so fun!

Thanks so much for being a part of this wonderful group of ladies!

April said...


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

April, first let me say... I think you should go easier on yourself! Your first card is adorable! However, I am sort of glad you didn't much care for it, otherwise, we would have never seen your second card, which is great, too!

Love your take on Paola's challenge... Autumn is a great time of year and you have definitely put me in the mood with all those falling leaves.

Terry Ladwig said...

Over-achiever!! Not one, but 2 great cards!! My preference? The top one with the brighter colors....she really looks like she is playing in the leaves!!

Great job April!!

Tammy said...

I like both of the cards but I particularly like the first one! I love the bright colors.

MiamiKel said...

Well if it were Madonna, she'd have some cones, right? LOL!

Look at you! A two-fer! LOVE IT! Both are magnificent, each one so unique and fun - you have such a wonderful style to your card making .... each one is a rockin' post that leaves me with a smile! Hugs to you! x0x0

Kelly - SAFELY HOME FROM DRIVING, thank-you-very-much .... ROFLMBO!!!!! Love ya!

Darlene said...

Well...I don't see what you are talking about - I think that both cards are GREAT!! Love the colors on the first one, and really like how you totally changed the second one for an entirely different & pretty effect. Very nice indeed!

Lone Pine Designs said...

I think we are always more critical of our own work...both cards are lovely but I'm really drawn to the colour combo in the first one.

Lola said...

LOL! You are too funny! I think both are great in colors and layout.

Anonymous said...

It's always so fun to see what you do with these challenges, April. I think both cards are fantastic! Love the Fall tree and leaves on the first, and the fun layout and textures on the second.

Regan said...

Wow, these are both fantastic! Love all the punched/die cut elements on the 1st and the colors on the 2nd! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for our FFF challenge! :)

kadie said...

ooooooo, I LOVE these!! You're really making my jaw drop with all the fab inspiration, Girlie!!

dweatter said...

Cute cards. Look at you making two and I can hardly get one done and posted on time. You rock my friend.

~Paola~ said...

ok...first of all..I know I DID write a comment here but it was a crazy blogger time and wonder where IT all went?!!...
Having said that I am soo glad I came back and rechecked things...
I can't believe you made TWO lovely fall cards!! wowww....although I like them both,I tend to prefer the first one with the vivid's sassyyy and sweeeettt...great combo indeed!:o)