Saturday, December 12, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #11

So, it has been another week since I've posted, which lately means it's time for another challenge over at Just Us Girls!  LOL  My time has definitely been consumed in a GOOD way - behind the scenes ;]  That will all become transparent soon enough...but for now, let's get into the challenge I'm hosting at JUGS this week!  It's week 2 of the month which means technique time!  I chose the Chalkboard Technique!  I've never done this technique and it's easy enough, so why not?!  PLUS, who uses those chalks we bought from Stampin' Up! ages ago?  Seriously, mine have been sitting patiently on the shelf for years...just as quiet as can be...totoally ignored.  I thought it was high time to break them out!

The Challenge


My Card

I used a stamp set I won from Unity while I was at Stampin Around Philly.  Cool, huh?  I used the colors in my patterned paper and chose a nice chocolate base because I LOVE brown, especially when paired with pink or red (or in this case, BOTH).  How about that felt, saddle stitched ribbon?!  I LOVE it!  I bought it for a dollar at Michaels on sale in the holiday ribbon section.  I WISH I had grabbed more.  I might have to make another trip to see what their supply is like ;]  Hopefully I can find some more colors as well.

The rest of the card is pretty simple...and self-explanatory, so I'll spare you the details!  Looking for MORE inspiration?!  Swing by the rest of the teams' blogs and check out their beautiful creations! {<---- links in my left sidebar} They're STUNNING!!  Also, if you are able to play along this week, please link your card using Mr. Linky over at JUGS and also use keyword JUGS11 in any online galleries.


14 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job!!! LOVE those ornaments!!!!! Thanks for a great challenge!!

LeAnne said...

Very nice--good to see you are using those Unity stamps! I love this technique, going to play right now!

Steph K (booga3) said...

This is gorgeous, Kristin! I love it on brown! I've been meaning to try this out for awhile now.. I hope I have some time to play this week!

Tracey Cuccia said...

This is really pretty Kristin! I like how you used brown...smart. I kept thinking "must be black"...SOOOO not the case -- lol.

Gorgeous :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Kristin, your card is Fabulous! Those Unity ornaments look so pretty chalked up & they really make a statement on the brown cs! Thanks for giving me the boost I needed to give the chalkboard technique a try - I love it!!! :)

Andrea M said...

Kristin - this is stunning! I love the colors of the ornaments against the dark brown paper *drool*. I never even knew this technique existed and I'm so excited to try it! This is so bad but I even forgot that I owned chalks :) Almost went out and bought more! Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

Dana Gustafson said...

Kristin oh Kristin, how do you do it everytime? This is WONDERFUL! I *heart* the chalk on dark chocolate. I also love the dark chocolate color paired with red, pink or almost anything (surprise surprise!)and it looks amazing with your pretty ornament stamps. WHat a great prize for a great girl! I totally have to try your technique of dark chocolate now. Thanks for the challenge and the inspo!

PS: totally being a good girl and NOT asking about your behind the scenes stuff, BUT I think I have a guess. Whatever it is, you are obviously excited so Good for you! You deserve all of life's joys :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous Fabulous Kristin - I'm SO glad you threw this technique at us - it's super fun and makes really pretty cards - your ornament stamps were perfect - CONGRATS on the win) for this - love it. I don't know what's up behind the scenes but knowing you it's all fabulousness. Have a great week.

Katie Cotton said...

so cute! I got my card started! But seeing as we got a puppy today, i'm just praying i'll have time to finish it. What in the world was i thinking getting a puppy when we have a young dog, and 2 small children 2 weeks before christmas?!

Mary J said...

HI Kristin! Lovely, lovely card! I'm going to try to join in the challenge this week - I didn't have a chance last week to make any cards! I miss it so much! Anyhoo, keep your fingers crossed for me!! Mary J xxx

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Kristin! What a great technique to use those lonely chalks!

dpkennedy said...

Really pretty Kristin! Love your color combo ;)

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE these ornaments and the colors you chose. REALLY PRETTY! BTW I am ready for a color challenge but LOVED this chalking technique.

fancypantz said...

My card was inspired by this card! :) Thank you so much Ms Kristin! For the inspiration and the sweet sweet comments on my cards. It truly means a lot! :)

I can't wait for next week's challenge!

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