Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #48

Hi everyone :]  I just got home today from Lauren's house, and I have to say the past week was the BEST vacation I've had in a LONG time.  We are definitely cut from the same cloth and we get along in person just as well as on the phone.  I adore her and her sweet family and cannot wait to go back for a visit!  We had so much fun!!!!  I'm already missing them :[  Oh, and YES, stamping with her was amazing!  She has so much knowledge that I wish I could just absorb by being in her home...but I had to settle for the few things she showed me while I was there :]
Okay, onto my JUGS post!  Today our JUGS team is being sponsored by Clear and Simple Stamps.  We used their Halloween set called "Spooky Sweets".  I decided to go completely against the grain and create something that did not look like a typical Halloween project, and this is what I came up with. 
I used the free Basket of Thanks template, and filled it with some saltwater taffy.  The paper I used on the outside is actually a sneak peek of one of the digital paper packs I'm releasing on 1 September at MTME :]  I printed it double sided with the pink Ga Ga for Gingham sheet.  I stamped the Sweet Treats sentiment in SU Always Artichoke, and used two of the "star" stamps to create a pink (SU Pretty In Pink) background of sorts.  I stamped "Got Candy" several times and punched them out using the same SU label punch that I used on the main sentiment.  I also stamped them with the pink star images.  Afterward, I adhered them to individual pieces of candy to make the presentation a little more personalized. 
Wouldn't this be cute at a dinner party either as place settings or arranged around the room for guests to partake?  Or, as a thank you "favor" for the guests to take home!  I think it would be adorable :] 
It was really quick putting this together...soooo simple!  I punched some Couture Cardstock Blushing cs for the panel under the main sentiment (SU punch), add some pretty coordinating ribbon I stole from Lauren (sorry, I didn't write down the brand), added a paper rose, and adhered everything!  Not much to it, but it sure is pretty.
So, now the challenge is on you!  Create a template, any template, and remember, CSS offers free template downloads on their site, and post a direct link to your project on JUGS.  We love to see your projects each week ♥
Don't forget to stop by our very talented JUGS DT blogs!  You'll definitely be inspired to get crafting :] 

Jo Westfoot ~ August Guest Designer

Thanks for swinging by today!  Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!


Monique said...

So cute Kristin..

Jo said...

Hi Kristin, I love that you went against the grain and did something not Halloween! It's fabulous!

AKiteFlier said...

Kristin this is just beautiful. I love that you were creative with the concept of sweet treats from the spooky sweets set. Just goes to show how versatile the stamps can be. Love the new paper - great way to showcase a peek :-) So glad you and Lauren had a lovely visit - I can only imagine how fun it would be to spend time with Lauren!

Maria said...

Oh how awesome that you got to hang with Lauren, so gla you had a great time!!!

Your project is fabulous! love that you stepped away from halloween and what you did with the template. I can surely see these cute little holders as a dinner table greeting! Nicejob.

Laura Pryor said...

Oh this is sooo cool and so pretty!!!

Sam said...

Gorgeous project and I look forward to seeing that paper. Love the colors.

Basement Stamper said...

I love that you used non-traditional Halloween colors for this, very creative! I love the basket and the candies look yummy. Great job!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Adorable!!! LOVE the colors, and that fabulous paper!

Diane - said...

So cute and love the colors. great for any table favor.

Andrea M said...

I love how you made this a more feminine project using the CSS stamps!!! The MTME paper is divine and I love how you've adhered the "got candy" sentiment to each of the taffy pieces. It really would make a great take-home gift for guests! Gorgeous work!

Diana Louwerens said...

those little candy wraps are so cute

Wendalyn said...

This is absolutely adorable

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