Saturday, August 7, 2010

Back with JUGS!

After a long hiatus, I'm FINALLY back with JUGS!  I took a break for a couple of months before I was notified that I was leaving for a military school for another 2 months.  I had just moved into a new house and between my career, designing digital paper and cut files, being a mom, and setting up a new home, I just couldn't keep up with everything.  I'm not even sure I'm keeping up now that I'm back, but I'm giving it a go!  Wish me luck ♥
So, today's challenge is brought to you by Kathryn and it's a fun sketch! 
I had two totally different ideas jotted down for this sketch, but I only had time to bring one to fruition :]  I stamped the cat tails from the MTME Killer Curves set and used flock for the tips (hard to see in the photo, BUT my photo light box arrived today so hopefully future shots will be much better).  My tag is from the MTME All Tied Up - Circles collection.  I printed the Get Graphic Sprinkle in a smaller scale on One Sheet Wonder from Couture Cardstock.  Cut my windows with nesties, distressed most of my edges, sponged around my sentiment with Antique Linen Distress Ink, adhered with a ribbon and hodgepodge hardware slide, and done.  Pretty simple really...the window was probably the most difficult part of this card and it was easy! 

Don't you love the chocolate and kraft with sprinkles??  I think it's fresh but still masculine...just what I was hoping for.

Okay, I'm SOOOO ready for bed, so I'm going to close.  We sure hope you can joing us this week!  If you do, be sure to post a direct link to your project on JUGS so that we can check out your work.  Also, you don't want to miss our design team's inspriational projects...why not pay them a visit and leave some love?? 
Pam 
Jo Westfoot ~ August Guest Designer

17 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

Yeah you ARE! So glad to see you back in JUGs-land! We missed you! THis card is fabulous! I love the elegant cattails with dimensional flock and the chocolate ribbon plus simple buckle is classy!
Welcome back to blog-land my friend!!!

Andrea M said...

Welcome back! And, wow, your mojo sure came back with you! This is fabulous and masculine! Love the cattails and the belt-like ribbon. Yep, chocolate and kraft are pretty fab together :) fabulous inspiration! So glad you're back!

Laura Pryor said...

Good luck, Kristin! This is great news!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Kristin!!! Love this image and of course, these colors are right up my alley.

Maria Levine said...

Welcome back!!! This card is fabulous. I love the colors and the image you picked! And that little ribbon buckle is perfect. Nice job and so glad to see you back creating!

Stampin' Pam said...

Welcome back girly - you surely didn't leave your mojo behind - great job with this sketch - love the flocked cattails. Good luck keeping up - it's a bit of work but you do it well so hang in there. Glad to see you back.

Anne said...

I really like your card. I have trouble adding enough details to a masculine card, but yours is great!!!

Anne said...

PS welcome back!!

Susie said...

This is a great "guy" card! Those can be so difficult for me. My favorite part of your card is the cattails...you've inspired me to use them on the next masculine card I make!

velta said...

My goodness I don't know how you juggle everything!!! I have a full time career and paper crafting is my release, but I have a hard time trying to keep up. Your card is perfect and I love the layout and embellishments...Keep up the good work...it is worth it for your fans :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card GF...you rocked the Sketch!!! So glad you are back with the JUGS girls :)!!! Hope life is treating you good and you are back in the groove?!? Hugs ~S~

Lisa Kind said...

Love the colors! Just my style! I didn't realize that was a window...so clever! Lovely card, Kristin! So glad you are back with Just Us Girls! You were missed!

dpkennedy said...

It's lovely!!!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Love that colour combination! Welcome back!

Elise said...

Well, well, well - KRISTIN! So, maybe just a FEW things on your plate.... {!!!!!!!!!!} Holy GUACAMOLE you are a busy girl! And you are QUITE an amazing WOMAN! I sooooo admire your grace and courage as you tackle so many things! I'm BLOWN away by your ability to switch gears and come up with THIS amazing (and fun) sketch + PLUS a beautiful card! You are the COMPLETE package! THANKS for the WONDERFUL inspiration - on oh, so many levels... {!} Yee Haw!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Beautiful card. the colors are so welcoming and love the little window.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is so pretty, Kristin! I love the color combo!

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