Saturday, January 14, 2012

Calendar Girls Hop With Create With TLC

Good morning!  The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived!  It's time to hop with the TLC "Calendar Girls"!  Today, Paulette from Create with TLC is formally introducing the new design team and what better way than with a fun blog hop filled with fabulous creations to inspire you!  But that's not all!  Paulette has generously provided two freebies for you to pick up at every stop on the hop!  If you arrived here from Marsha's awesome blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to head back to the Create With TLC blog and start the hop from there so you don't miss any of the team's gorgeous creations or the fantastic freebies!

By now, you've seen that each designer is creating projects with a calendar theme.   You will be able to grab calendars for two months at each stop and when you've finished you'll have a full year calendar!

My first month was August:

Here is the card I created:


I went with a vintage style.  My patterned paper is from the GCD Studios Antiquities collection by Donna Salazar.  I added a doily cut with the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die. The doily and calendar were rubbed with Viva Decor Old Gold Inka-Gold. A quadruple-loop plum silk bow, a Prima antique rose and a few plum adhesive pearls finished this card.

My second month was December:
Here is my December calendar card:


I kept a similar style for this one as I plan to make a whole year calendar as a gift.  The patterned paper is again from the Antiquities collection.  I added a doily cut from Cheery Lynn's Polynesian Sails Oval die and added a few pewter adhesive pearls to it.  For this card, I also used some other word art from Create With TLC.  These were offered as freebies by Paulette at the end of last year.  I did some sponging with Antique Linen and Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  I rubbed the clock with some Viva Decor Hematite Inka-Gold, then added some Glossy Accents to the clock face, some Gunmetal Stickles to the clock hands and another small pewter pearl.  A triple loop bow of hand dyed seam binding and a Prima vintage button finished my card.

Be sure to pick up your freebies before you go.  Simply right click on the calendar images and save them to your computer.

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing talented Audrey who has something fantastic to share with you!

Have fun hopping and enjoy your calendar freebies!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I used the colors from The Play Date Cafe #114 for my August calendar card.

Here is the PDCC Color Story:

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99 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness~! Another team member that has outdone themselves....these are such wonderful cards~! Love all the layers.....so happy you are part of the team~!
    Thank you.
    Paulette

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  2. I love the calendars. You did a wonderful job with them. I'm going to have to go and check and see if she sells them. I agree with Paulett you are a great additions to her team.

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  3. Wow Carla - these are absolutely fantastic!!! Love all the doilies and little bits of love sprinkled on your cards. And it looks like we used the same papers, lol...great minds and all ;) xx

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  4. These are WONDERFUL!
    Fun blog hop and always thankful for the freebies! :)
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  5. Love your December! Awesome work. Thanks so much!

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  6. Hello Carla, your pages are AWSOME. Purple on August, the pears, the bow and the music sheet are all great. December is ivory elegant!

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  7. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Carla, love your calendars - they are just gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  9. These cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the freebies and great hop.
    Denise xx

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  10. Your projects are awesome; I love vintage. Thanks!! Collette g-cswf66@charter.net

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  11. Your cards are stunning! I love the added background on calendar pages. Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Two gorgeous cards! I would love to see your completed calendar. I know it will be amazing! TFS
    ~Hugs~
    Georgia

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  13. Carla your cards are gorgous - love them both! Thanks for sharing them with us & thank you for the freebies!

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  14. Wonderful! Love what you have created!

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  15. Love the sentiment you put on the December calendar card! Gotta love Paulette!

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  16. Wonderful calendar pages- love the dies you used- what a fun idea for a gift!!!

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  17. I love your pretty calendars! The vintage colors are beautiful! I love the ribbon and flower, and pearls on August. The doily is so pretty. The ribbon and vintage button are beautiful! Whoever is receiving your calendar is one special person. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  18. So beautiful caldendar pages! Thank you so much for the inspiration! hugs Sandra

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  19. love your cards, thank you for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  20. Thanks for the ideas, your calendar is great.

    Mary in Ny

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  21. Wow, Both your cards are gorgeous lots of lovely different things going on with lots of details ........stunning:) Sandra H

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  22. Stunning cards with those lovely calendars!
    xxx Margreet

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  23. Carla, thanks for sharing your beautiful work & for the freebies!

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  24. Enjoyed your cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. These are both gorgeous creations. TFS.

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  26. hi
    thanx fer this amazing hop and all the efforts that u guys have put up ere fer this hop. love ur creations they are gorgeous :).

    love the papers and colors that u have used.
    hugs
    Alyna

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  27. WOW that December card was awesome - thanks for the inspiration.
    Toby

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  28. Thank you for these! What terrific projects you made with them! Great colors, too.

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  29. Great job using the calendars... wow!

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  30. Love the vintage-look on these calandercards.

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  31. Love the vintage style and rich colors!

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  32. hiya sweetie
    what a amazing job you did hunni, just love it
    thank you for the lovely calenderpage's
    hugs angelique

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  33. very cute
    thank you for the freebies

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  34. Great pages - love all the techniques and colors you chose for these pages.....and thanks for the freebies :)

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  35. Your cards are so beautiful! I love the paper you used and all of the doilies. Thanks for the freebies!

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  36. These are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  37. great use of elements on your cards. you do lovely work

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  38. Sweet creations! I love your romantic style, thank you for inspiration and calendar pages.

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  39. I love the vintage look on both of the projects. They are amazing.
    Hugz,
    Christine Garner

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  40. These are great...I especially love the December one! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  41. Awesome creations with the calendars. Enjoy being on the DT.

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  42. Your cards are gorgeous Carla...love the color scheme that you went with for both of them. And all of those wonderful embellishments and dp's that you used are perfect for the calendars. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  43. Fabulous creations Carla....
    Thank you for sharing....

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  44. These are beautiful...and I love the embellishments that you used. Thanks for sharing them.

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  45. I love the sentiment about time flying!!!

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  46. Wow love your cards and look a the calendars. They are hot.

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  47. Love both of your cards. I had to laugh at December and time flies. I really believe December will be here tomorrow. At least it seems like it will be!

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  48. Lovely layered creations, Carla!

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  49. Love your calendar months. Beautiful color combos. Thanks for the freebies.

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  50. Ooooh how beautiful Carla!!! LOVE your vintage style cards! Both are delish!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  51. Staning samples and thanks for the freebies
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  52. Love your December calendar with the time images.

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  53. Beautiful cards Carla! August is my birthday month so I was really taken with that one but also love the time images on your December card. Thanks for the inspiration and the freebies. :)

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  54. I love your creations. The december one is so elegant and not Christmassy. (Which at this time of year I think we are all over Christmas for a while) I love the sentiments and images you used on the december one also.

    Thanks you everyone for a wonderful inspiring blog hop.

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  55. I love the 2 cards you have made using Paulette's fab images. I particularly like your colour combinations. TFS
    Hugs,
    Trish

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  56. Great cards, Carla! Thanks for showing us how to incorporate Paulette's terrific calendar images into our card creations! I like it! And a very special thanks to Paulette for the great calendar images!

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  57. I love your beautiful vintage cards Carla! Just gorgeous! Hugs, Shannah xox

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  58. Your pages are awesome Carla, and a big thank you.Rosie.xx

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  59. Fabulous creations, Carla! Such wonderful colours... Thanks for sharing it on the TLC Hop! This has been fun!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  60. Carla, the calendar cards are gorgeous! Love the color combo and the way you have included the calendars.

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  61. These are great! Love the December color combo! SO elegant! Nice Job!

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  62. Beautiful cards! I love the vintage style! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  63. Beautiful calendar pages Carla! You did an outstanding job of incorporating Paulette's images into your projects.

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  64. I love how you used those calendars on your cards. Very creative.

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  65. Love your calendars, and thanks for the freebies!

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  66. Incredible cards, love your style. hugs heidi x

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  67. What a really nice bloghop this is. Thank you very much for the really nice calender pages and the idea how to use it !! Love from Holland, JacquelineR

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  68. Lovely creations! What a fabulous gift idea!

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  69. Stunning work :) Thank you for sharing :)

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  70. These are great. I've saved the images and will be creating soon!

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  71. I love the vintage look of your beautiful creations!

    Have a lovely Sunday, Irene

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  72. Carla, these are so much fun! I love the extras you have added to each one. :)

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  73. These are some beautiful cards you created!

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  74. Beautiful... I like your vintage style (so difficult for me)!!!!

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  75. Beautiful cards and a great idea to create them using a theme! Your bow-tying skills are amazing - I have a hard time with a single loop... thanks very much for sharing!

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  76. wow theyre lovely...thanks for sharing your months...August is my birthday so will mark it right off when print it...give them all a hint here at home :-) xx

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  77. Carla, such gorgeous vintage goodness in both of these...love your beautiful bows. What a wonderful hop and idea by Paulette. thanks so much. Hope you are well.
    hugs..

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  78. these are both so beautiful - love your designs (-:

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  79. I am so loving these, Carla! I create a calendar each month, so I am definitely using these! So fun! And yours are so pretty! I love the vintage look you are going with...very classy! TFS!

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  80. What a wonderful theme with the calendars. They are so beautifully done. Love the awesome colors ad wonderful details on each.

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  81. Carla, the themes for the calendars are magnificent! Love both pages with pretty embellishments! Sweet! Hugz

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  82. I absolutely love your vintage cards..they are beautiful, and thanks for sharing

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  83. Beautiful! And, what a great gift idea. I especially love all the colors you used. So deep and rich! Thank you for your inspiration and for sharing.

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  84. Lovely cards and great colour combos Carla! Thanks for sharing. Helen x

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  85. OHHH! I love those calendar pieces! I love the doily and those pearls! BEAUTIFUL:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

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  86. Wow, gorgeous cards. Love the colours and the distressed accents.

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla