Saturday, October 3, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge...JUGS1

Well, it's Saturday and normally that would mean it's time for a My Time To Create challenge, BUT this weekend we're not having a My Time challenge so we decided to offer a different challenge to you all! In honor of "Just Us Girls" playing along today and the fact that we are kicking off breast cancer awareness month, we decided to host a "JUGS" challenge :O) ...pun INTENDED! LOL

Today we offer you a sketch...check it out:




Fun and easy, right? I really like this one! Here's my card:



As you can see, I flipped the sketch (so I wouldn't have pink on pink :). I was kind of going for my typical clean look but also tried to incorporate a shabby chic feel...which isn't my forte. I like it though! I'm adding this one to my collection of thank you cards I'm creating.

I cut the flower using the Nestabilities Blossom dies and sponged white, acrylic paint around the edges. I added a punched circle of the PTI Green Tea Leaves paper for the center and used one of Martha Stewart's Flourish stamps for the stem.



I pierced around the oval, the dark chocolate middle panel and the base kraft panel then used a white, chalk marker to connect the holes and give a good, faux stitching look. I hand stitched the pink patterned paper to the cs and sponged the edges with white, acrylic paint also.

For the middle panel, I stamped the script text from PTI's Background Basics, Text Style using Tim Holtz' Antique Linen Distress Ink and then sponged the edges using the same ink. I adhered everything with either regular adhesive or dimensionals...LOTS of dimensionals!!


**Update:  My card also fits the Crazy 4 Challenges "Sew Happy" challenge today (C4C5) which is to stitch on your card, be it machine, hand or faux.  Two of three aren't bad!**

We soooo hope you can play along with our sketch!! We're so excited to be able to offer a fun and simple challenge on World Cardmaking Day! Be sure to use our totally appropriate keyword, JUGS1 if you upload to an online gallery so that we can view all of the beautiful creations in one place.

Also, don't forget to add a direct link to your creation using Mr. Linky below! We WILL be by to check out your work...and we ARE cooking something up so stay tuned for more news in the upcoming weeks :)


Check out the following designers' blogs for some great eye candy using this sketch...and a lot more inspiration!


I'm so happy you stopped by today and would LOVE to know what you think of our "JUGS" challenge and our sketch!
Oh, and if you have a breast cancer story you would like to share, please DO! My mother is a survivor :)

Hope you can play along this weekend!





**UPDATE 10.10.09**

All links from Mr. Linky have been copied and pasted to the Just Us Girls challenge blog. There is also a new Mr. Linky to add a link to your project if you still want to play along!

27 comments:

StampOwl said...

wonderful card, thanks for playing along with the C4C challenge

Dana Gustafson said...

I love it Kristen! The challenge and your card are outstanding! I've said it before I'll say it again...you have the most amazing hand stitching I have ever seen! I really like how you shabbied things up with some ink and lots of layers too.

Give your mom a hug for me, OK? So glad she is a survivor :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Kristin YOU ROCK girl - I LOVE this card - don't ever say you don't do shabby chic cause you totally do! I love that you flipped the sketch and the sewing is almost enough to make me pull out my machine for the first time ever LOL. Here's to ther JUGs challenge - Woo Hoo! I added my pager to mr. Linky to be sure it's working - I'll go back and refresh and check but just wanted to say one word to you - MOJOLICIOUS!!!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Really lovely card, as usual. Although I now think you're lying - no WAY is that faux stitching! Thank you for creating the challenge. I'm off here to make time to play. Hope you and Pam continue the challenge - you're off to a great start. And what a nice anniversary - Card Making Day!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous card Kristin! You did an amazing job with that faux stitching around the oval as well as all the other hand stitching! This card is so elegant, I just love it! You've inspired me to get my Spellbinder's Blossom dies out & actually use them!!! :) TFS

Elise said...

This is such a fun idea, Kristin! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! You had me at "JUGS!" tee hee I LOVE it! What a great concept for a challenge! One of my dearest crafty friends is a survivor! If I could just drag her into blogland, she'd be all over this! YOU'RE AWESOME! Thanks for the GREAT inspiration!

Lisa Kind said...

Love it, Kristin! I love those pearls and all the stitching you did! And the colors are so fabulous! Love the sketch and the new challenge! JUGS....{{giggle}}!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your card is STUNNING, Kristin and I'm so happy to have had time to play along with your sketch today! Can't wait to see what the JUGS do with the next challenge!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Thanks for the fantastic sketch Kristin! It really was challenging for me but I finally worked it out! Can't wait to see next week's! :)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I came over a day late from Elise's blog.. Sorry! I missed WCMD due to some dorky work/family commitments! WHATS with THAT????

Anyway, I love your name and the purpose...
xo

LETTIER.COM said...

Interesting acronym...haha.

Andrea M said...
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Andrea M said...

Sorry about the previous post. Spelling errors, darn it. Really hope you all have more challenges in the future (great acronym by the way!!). I really wanted to participate but won't get a card done this weekend. Looks like a great sketch and I'll probably give it a go some other time. Great cause ladies!!!

Cat said...

Simply gorgeous card, Kristin!I LOVE the colors and stitching! What a clever name for your challenge!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty.

LeAnne said...

Well, look at you & your cute little sketch and card--- I hope I can add my name to Mr Linky there with my own card! Way to go, Kristin!

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Helena said...

ooops sorry- I was still logged in as my bear! LOL!


Hurray I have found your blog again. I'll link it this time :)

Your card is scrumptious. I love the flower.

Rosemary said...

What a fun challenge! Can't wait to see more challenges from you!! I just linked my card.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Hey Guys, while you're working on the blog and the challenge set-up, how about a blinkie for us?

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE your card! It is stunning! I also love Jugs and what the challenge is all about! Hopefully I can make something tomorrow and play along.

Kevin said...

hahaha nice acronym. one more to add to my glossary. I finally started my blog and here is the link - www.eatgoodeatwell.com not as pretty as yours, but I'm working on it :-P

Silke Ledlow said...

Ladies the Sketch is awesome and I had so much fun playing along!!! Thank you for your kind comments on my card!!! I'll be back to play for sure :) Hugs ~S~

Silke Ledlow said...

Kristin - your card is gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the design!!! The flipped version looks awesome...I'm gonna have to remember it :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Melissa said...

Your card is gorgeous Kristin--love the colors and that amazing flower! We're practically neighbors--I'm in Rockville MD!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I LOVE your card, and I love the sketch too!! Awesome!

Whimsey said...

Fabulous sketch; love the new blog!!

http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/jugs.html

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