Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #16

Ahh...it's Saturday :)  And the beginning of a long weekend...what a nice thought.  First of all, I have to send out a big thank you to all of you who kept my daughter in your thoughts and prayers.  I assure you she is doing MUCH better and her memory seems to be intact.  Her energy is slowly returning and I think she'll be 100% before we know it.  It was very heartwarming to receive so many well wishes ♥

On to a more light-hearted subject, welcome back to another Just Us Girls challenge!  This week I'm hosting a color challenge and I selected what I believe to be a fantastic, albeit typical, Valentine's Day palette:

Here's what I came up with using a really fab heart cut file...keep an eye on the My Time Made Easy TM LLC release on 1 Feb for more about that :]  I simply resized the heart in SCAL to a 1/4 inch smaller than what I cut out of my Pretty Printables Fluttering-by definition paper and positioned it using the SCAL software precisely where I wanted it on my burgundy cs.  I have to say it again...THANK YOU Canda (from candacraft.com) for your generous offering of the SCAL software to Lauren's DT!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE using it!!  You have opened a whole new world to me...a world that I'm totally comfortable in.  I doubt I'll buy another die cut shape again!
 
If you have a Cricut and don't use SCAL, GO SEE CANDA at candacraft.com!  You will NOT regret it!  She has the best prices around and the cut files you can buy online are soooo much cheaper than the die cut shapes you can buy at the store.  Oh, and storage?  No cluttering your craft space...keep those babies on your computer!
 
I distressed and sponged the inner and outer edges of the definition panel (though you can't really see it in the photo), adhered to my card and did a little faux stitching.  I added lots of pretty primas and fab brads and stamped one of the All A Flutter Sentiments inside the heart window on blush cs using London Fog Memento ink.
 
Pretty simple when all was said and done.  I staged it on an awesome, vintage bench I picked up at Michaels today!  You should see the spring stock they put out!  OMG...I was in love with everything!  Like most of you, I was ready for something other than Christmas! 

We sure hope you can play along with us this week!  I'm so looking forward to the amazing creations that come in.  Be sure to link your post using Mr. Linky over at JUGS and use keyword JUGS16 in any online galleries. 

Speaking of amazing, check out what our FAB DT and guest designer, Gabby Arriaza came up with this week!!  They had my jaw on the floor checking out their beautiful projects ♥  [<---  DT blogs are listed in my left sidebar]

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend! 


21 comments:

Tracey Cuccia said...

This is just beautiful Kristin -- love the definition paper, and the heart shaped window :). That SCAL sure is a wonderful thing, isn't it??? looks like a piece of art to me -- would look great on my wall... *wink* :) hee hee.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Kristin, very pretty creation full of love :) Those flower embellishments really look great paired with that gorgeous MTME DP! Thanks for the fun color challenge this week :)

Maria Levine said...

Kristin, I'm so glad to hear Tia is ok. Very scary I can imagine!

Your card is AMAZING my dear! LOVE the primas! and teh cut out. OK, I must get the SCAL I KNOW! I will!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! That's what I mouthed when I saw your card displayed first on the JUGs blog! You are really getting good with that Cricut! This is so pretty! I especially think the window is such a cool techniqe! Love all the distressing you did and the flowers really soften the whole card! Great colors, too! Wonderful work once again, Kristin!

Lauren (mytime) said...

SHUT UP! This is STUNNING!! I had no idea WHAT you were "talking" about when you were creating this! LOL! But I love it.Im totally copying you and getting that bench too! LOL!

Cassie_lu said...

what a beautiful frame card. the layout and colors looks so pretty together.

LeAnne said...

GORGEOUS colors (much better than the CTD this week!) and a wonderful creation! Glad to hear Tia is better!!! And you got that bench at MICHAELS? I need to come shopping with YOU!

Mary J said...

Beautiful! I love your pearlescent flowers!

Canda said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the heart window. I'm glad you're hooked on SCAL, I can't wait to see more projects using it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous looking card - Kristin!!! Love this design!!!

I'm so happy to her your daughter is doing okay!!!! How scarry - huh?!? Give her a big hug from me :)!!! ~S~

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a beauty!! Those hearts with distressed edges are da bomb! Those flowers are looking sugar coated and this card is fabulous! Great color combo and thanks for the fun challenge. I'm so happy to know your daughter is feeling more like herself again! A big sigh of relief there huh?

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a beautiful, elegant color combo, Kristin! LOVE all those pretty flowers! As soon as I get home from church tomorrow, I'm locking myself in the stamp room, and will hope to have time to play! :)

Kathryn B said...

Your card is beautiful! I love how you cut the heart away and added the words to the center of it!

Deebi27 said...

What a beautiful card you have done Kristen. The distressing of the heart goes so nicely with the over all image. So many textures are so great.

Glad your daughter is getting better. It's amzing how so many can feel the hurt of one's child. Thats the power of many!!!

Cindy Percovich said...

Great job, Kristin! I love the beautiful heart. Everything is so feminine and graceful! Those flowers are a perfect touch!

Cardmaking-Companion said...

What a lovely card - I really like the soft colours you've used, and the flowers are gorgeous.
Susan

StampDancer said...

FAB card! From seeing the beautiful things you've done for My Time Made Easy I bought SCAL from Canda about two weeks -- then I ordered a Cricut Expressions last week. I got it Friday and have been playing with my SCAL software today -- I am SO in love with it.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous Kristin!

Stampin' Pam said...

Kristin this is stunning - I love the heart cut out and MUST get my SCAL working now that I finally got my cricut. Love the primas and brads what a perfect accent to a lovely piece of art :-)

Katie Cotton said...

this is such a sweet sweet card!!!

Davi said...

Kristin, I think that is just beautiful!! Love that vintage look and the way that you used the colors with the flowers really is quite splendid!

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