Hi friends...I'm back...and late again with my Just Us Girls card! I started my card Thursday night, and planned to finish on Friday morning, but I decided to get my hair done instead :] Friday night I drove my daughter to Richmond to the State Gymnastics competition. She competed on Saturday in three events and did AWESOME! She didn't place in the top 8, but I believe she took 9th on vault. She also had her best floor score for this high school season and tried a new skill on beam. I'm so proud of her! Glad she spiced things up at her last high school meet and that she had FUN!! My very dear friend, Kristin and her husband, Mike drove up for the meet. I haven't seen them in sooooo long, it was amazing to spend those few hours together. We picked up as if we've never been apart, just like we always do, so that made it even more fun :]
Anywho, onto the challenge that our awesome hostess, Kathryn selected colors for:
This week is also extra special because we have a new JUGS lady with us!! Sweet, loyal, talented, and super fun, ELISE DURENBERGER has agreed to join what she affectionately calls us, JUG-HEADS! LOL She's a hoot! Please take a minute to stop by her blog and give her a great big, loving, JUGS welcome!!
Okay, so for my close up photo, I'm sharing my hand-stitched, distressed patterned paper that I used. Sara came up with this sheet! Isn't it PRETTY?! It's from her amazing, vintage, Brassy Botanicals pack!! The post card is from my Vintage Posts sheet in the Cool Romance and Warm Serenity packs. I scaled it to 3.5 x 5" in order to get the tiny post card I needed for my layout. Which btw, was inspired by Teresa's Viva la Verve Week 3 sketch.I attached the post card using one of Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clips and I attached my sentiment to the cork using a head pin (that I trimmed down with wire cutters). I cut my cork with a Blossom Nestie. The Jute twine is from May Arts. I added some white acrylic paint to both layers and then sponged my distressed edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. Pretty simple all things considered :]
If you haven't already, please swing by the JUGS sisters' blogs to check out the beauties they came up with!
...and don't forget about our amazing February guest designer, Lori :]
Hope you have an awesome LONG weekend like me :O)