Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #47

TGIS!  LOL  I'm so happy it's the weekend.  This was a tough week at work and at home.  BUT, it's Saturday...my day to sleep in, my day to organize, and clean, and PACK to go see my very dear friend, Lauren Meader tomorrow!  I'm so excited :]  We talk all the time but we've never met in person, so FINALLY we can hug and talk face to face...and craft together.  I can't wait to soak up her ideas and learn a bunch of the techniques that she uses (that I never have).  I also cannot wait to meet her sweet family ♥

So, onto today's JUGS47 challenge!  It's a color challenge hosted by Lisa that took me out of my comfort zone!  I don't think it's a secret that I favor an earthy palette...so check this out and imagine how challenging this was for me:
I figured it out by using some cutesy paper I created months ago (MTME Fun Flowers and Darling Dots) that ended up working well with the Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO152).
 
I primarily honed in on the pink and lime colors...so much so that I almost forgot to add my contrasting, teal butterfly :]  The pretty bloom is the Rambling Rose cut file I created a while back for MTME.  I used white cs and sponged Pink Pirouette 1st, then Regal Rose, and finally just around the edges of each petal, Melon Mambo (all SU colors).  My sentiment is framed using the So Sentimental Frame cut file that Lauren created (I shrunk it to about 2" wide).  The sentiment is from the MTME Sensational Sentiments stamp set.  The oval panel and the scalloped border on the Fun Flowers paper are also cut files I created for MTME called All Tied Up - Ovals and Border Builders Elegance Scallop.  Ribbon is from May Arts and the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.
We hope you can join us this week and show us what you can do with the fun palette!  Be sure to post a direct link to your project over at JUGS and use keyword JUGS47 in any online galleries.  Check out the rest of the team's awesome projects also!  You're sure to be inspired :]

Jo Westfoot ~ August Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back throughout the week while I'm visiting Lauren :]  Have a fantastic weekend!

11 comments:

Monique said...

This is so pretty... I love how you used these colors..Your rose is awesome :)

Laura Pryor said...

Love what you did with the colors and the sketch!!! Have fun on your trip to see Lauren!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Pretty, pretty! That paper is some of my favorite!

Dana Gustafson said...

Face it sweetie, you have a PINK girlie side! ;) LOL! This is adorable! The amazing layers just blow me away. I am amazed at the ovals cut file! It reminds me of a old time looking glass. SO pretty!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Oh so pretty! Wonderful card Kristin. Have a fab time visiting Lauren, I love her blog!

Katie Cotton said...

Oh i am SOOOOOOO jealous!!!!! Give her a great big hug for me too!!!!

Lisa Kind said...

How did I miss this paper? I want it! ;-) It's so pretty! And your card is just lovely! Great use of the colors and I love how you snuck the teal color in! Have fun with Lauren and I hope you learn some of her secrets! LOL!!

Maria Levine said...

Totally beautiful! Love how you used the colors! That is so awesome you are going to meet Lauren how exciting! Have a blast and tell her we all say hi!

Kathryn B said...

What a beautiful card Kristen!!! The Fun flowers digi paper is one of my favorites!!! I love how you pulled all the colors together along with your fab rose and beautiful bow! Have fun on your trip to visit Lauren!

Andrea M said...

Kristin this is absolutely STUNNING! I love the beautiful MTME DP!!! That rose is GORGEOUS!!! Can't believe it's a cut file! Have a wonderful trip to visit Lauren!

Stampin' Pam said...

Way to step out of your comfort zone- you rocked it girly! Sorry I'm so late in commenting - start of school year kills me. How was the visit with Lauren? I bet it was beyond fab.

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