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Monday, November 23, 2009

Calendar Bits and Pieces Blog Hop

In October, I received an email from Tami Mayberry asking if I would be her guest designer for her next stamp set... What other answer is there than..."Eeeks, I would LOVE to!" Her first set Special Delivery is a favorite of mine and I knew whatever she had up her sleeve would be wonderful so of course I wanted in on it! She has outdone herself with Calendar Bits and Pieces. and Calendar Grid (which you can also get the grid in a digital form if you prefer). Not only is this set perfect for calendars, but cards, scrapbook pages, altered art... you name it, it fits! Some dear friends recently had a party celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and I just knew this set would be perfect! Little did I know that the calendar layout for the month of November was the same in 1959 as 2009...How cool is that!?! I wanted to commemorate their years together with my design so this is what I came up with...


I so enjoyed making this card and am thrilled with the result...(I don't mean to sound prideful, it just came out better than I envisioned). :o) I even worked in some images from Timeless Treasures and Good as Gold cardstock for their Golden Anniversary! I made a little gift card holder using the Labels One Nesties for a fun treat for the happy couple!


For more inspiration, please visit Calendar Bits and Pieces' illustrator, Tami Mayberry, then to the following Blog Hop Participants from the GinaK Designs team:


{the GinaK Designs CSS team}
Deb, Sharri, Sue, Melissa.

{Tami's Guest designer}
Jennie Harper (that's me!!)

Make sure you stop by Gina's blog to leave your comment for a chance to win this amazing stamp set for free! Remember to check our Idea Center for even more samples, tutorials, and links!


I can't wait to see what the others created for this Blog Hop... Thanks for stopping by!



Card Deets:
Stamps: Calendar Bits and Pieces, Timeless Treasures and Sporty Accessories (for the "th")
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs
Ink: Memento Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Oval Punch, Nesties Label One, Brown Organdy Ribbon, Gold Ribbon, Charm, Gold Cording

32 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card and little gifty holder Jennie! I love how you used the calendar for the focal point of the card.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS!!! What a special memory for them to treasure!!

Carolyn King said...

how awesome. Love the vintagy feel to this---stamping those images in the background gives it such a classy feel! GREAT job!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Jennie... these are just beautiful!! I love that it's for a 50th and the vintage look is perfect!

Deb said...

So gorgeous, Jennie! I love all the *time* images you used! Beautiful vintage gifts!

tlgirl353 said...

Jennie- I have been waiting to see what you came up with for the Golden Anniversary. It's fantastic and I am sure they will love it.

Sharri Seffens said...

Jennie, Gorgeous! I love how you mixed Theresa's set with the calendar grid. Your friends will love the card and gift card holder.

wordbird said...

Jennie...you did Tami's set proud!...these projects are so wonderful! What a creative idea for an anniversary card! Your projects are beautiful! ;D Diana Q

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Gorgeous! I love vintage projects, and you've given me some fine ideas! Thanks!
~ky

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, Jennie, these are wonderful! I love the colors. So warm and rich!

Payne Holler Cards said...

KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK! what is it with you and grids and numbers and "stuff" ??? LOL you so made these two beautiful projects just perfect! I know they loved them! your color combos and using those stamps in the background - wow!...see...I would never ever have seen that - so YOU must be the geometric, mathematical brain user in the family! ROFLOL These are priceless Jennie - cant wait to hear the details on how the party went :))))

JessicaK said...

I love it when cards turn out better than we picture them, Jennie. You did a fantastic job with these two and congrats on GD for Tami. I can certainly see why she asked you to join in.

Carolina said...

Well all I can say is that Tami picked well because you did an amazing job with this set! Love all the sponging and anniversary gift card is just precious!

NinaB said...

Oh, how sweet, Jennie. 50 years! That is definitely worth celebrating. And I'm sure your card looks prettier in person, too.

craftieodamae said...

This is beautiful! Congrats, with your talent, it's no wonder she ask you!!

Julie E said...

Congrats! Wonderful antique feel to this card. Just curious, how did you line everything up so perfectly?

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Jennie, this is an awesome idea for an anniversary card. I love how you used the Timeless images on the calendar background. Great creations.

Patti said...

You should be pleased GF!This is so cool! I love that you made it into a card.... your friends will cherish this, I'm sure! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

This is a beautiful card.My husband saw it at his parents and came home talking about how cool it was. For a man to notice you know it has to be awesome. Great job!!!

cinmfoster said...

What an awesome card. Love the background images.

Linda said...

Jennie, I am sending you my E/R bill.. I just fell over while dropping my jaw during my instant shock from seeing that gorgeous calendar project. This is all your fault LOL I am kidding of course. I did nearly fall over and I did drop my jaw and I am stunned over the beauty but no need for an E/R thankfully. LOL I love the calendar which I am sure you are clear on by now. LOL

catdidit said...

Oh this did turn out so awesome Jennie! LOVE it and I am sure they will too!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a wonderful milestone card that is full of love and creativity! Beautiful, Jennie!

Christi said...

Wow! This is amazing! What a beautiful card and gift card holder! I love it! You did a fabulous job!

Selma said...

This is awesome Jennie. You have done a fantastic job showcasing this set for Tami. I have a 50 coming up and know I would love this. They will cherish it.

Donna said...

you should be proud - this came out wonderful! I love the calendar with Theresa's set, perfect for this 50 anniv. occasion!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, this project is just wonderful!

redwasher1 said...

Jennie project is fantastic!! Congratulations on being Tami GD. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

You SHOULD be proud of your work Jennie! This is a wonderful card!

Kristin said...

seriously, be proud! this is AMAZING!

shellpole said...

Cool bananas...that means I was a Monday child! I WAS going to look that up at one stage too!!!!!!

LOVE what you have done to make this calendar special Jennie...You are truly talented!

Michelle Forrest said...

This is stunning Jennie!