Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #58

Can I get an AMEN for Saturdays?!  Love 'em.  I wake up feeling rejuvenated and inspired...ready to accomplish those little things that seem to add up around the house.  I have a long to-do list I want to tackle this weekend...hoping I finish it wihout getting sidetracked doing things that can wait :]  Crossing fingers and toes...

So, being that today is Saturday and the first one of the month, we're challenging all of you with a fun sketch over at Just Us GirlsAndrea whipped up this very cool sketch...WDYT?! 

Awesome, right?  I printed two batches of paper and had no less than three cards in mind for this sketch.  I only finished one card because I waited until Friday evening to get started...if I finish my weekend list, maybe I'll be back with more ;]  I have to tell you that the new November products at My Time Made Easy are making projects EASY for me!  I could use everything released over and over if I just had a little more time each day and week.  Today I used my new Perfect Poinsettia cut file for my flower.  I shrunk it to 50% and removed the base layer of leaves.  Initially after I finisehd adhering my poinsettia layers, I added my brand new polar white flower soft to the edges in an attempt to make it look like it had been lightly dusted with snow.  WEEELLLL...that did NOT work like I had imagined, so I scrapped the entire idea.  I settled with adding glitter on most of the petal edges instead.
I also used my new MTME Brisk Breeze, Pretty Printables digital paper pack.  When I designed this pack, I used colors that would come close to matching the following SU colors:

Not Quite Navy
Bashful Blue
River Rock
Chocolate Chip

Isn't it a fresh combination?  I almost chucked this color palette entirely, but decided at the last minute to keep it around.  I've been on a mission lately to incorporate more masculine patterns to my packs to make them even more versatile.  I think this one fits the bill nicely ;] 
I have to tell you that the text paper I included in my different packs this month makes me start singing Frosty the Snowman EVERY time I look at it, print it, use it...doesn't matter.  It just gets me singing!  If you look closely you'll notice that I used random phrases from different, popular holiday caroles for this paper..."There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found" is a prominent one that stands out because it's typed in chocolate colored font.  Who would have ever thought I would design paper that inspires one to create AND to sing along!  LOL
I added my sentiment using Lil Inker's easy to use Sentiment Flags and die.  This set is coming in handy left and right, and I suspect I'll be using it for a loooong time to come!  I curled the flag on both sides simply by smoothing the cs around my index finger and thumb.  I stamped "Winter Wonderland" from Lauren's MTME Dashing Through the Snow set.  Perfect fit, don't you think?  I added some random stitching using beige craft thread on all my layers, adhered some threaded buttons and called it a day in the craft room.  I like that this card is sort of rustic, yet clean (my preferred style of papercrafting).  Not sure who will end up with this one...I'm just adding it to my stash for the holidays. 

Okay, that's all I have for you today.  On a side note, I DID finish my flower from last week's challenge (I think I meantioned that in my CTD post)...anywho, I have been busy hanging out with a very good friend of mine who was our houseguest the past week or so, and I didn't have a spare minute to whip up another post. SO, I will try to post it this weekend ;]  In the meantime, check out the other JUGS gals' creations for some beautiful inspiration (links in my left sidebar) and also check out our lovely November featured designer, Cheryl Rowley.  If you play along be sure to add a direct link to your post over at the JUGS blog and also use keyword JUGS58 in any online galleries.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a FANTASTIC weekend ♥


LeAnne said...

Love this, Kristin....I think that paper is adorable and I MIGHT just have to get some!

Amy Sheffer said...

So pretty! Love the blues and browns! And the sparkle, of course!

Alicia Weiman said...

Great card! I love your flower. I'll have to get a Cricut one of these days so I can play with all of the cut files! Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend!

AKiteFlier said...

Well done Kristin - you did a great job with the sketch and a fabulous job of showcasing your wonderful papers and cut file poinsettia. I LOVE that flower! YES. Good luck this weekend - I only wish weekends had THREE days instead of only two.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous card, GF! Love that flower and the stitches!

Andrea M said...

Hey Kristin - love everything about this card!!! The blue, glittered poinsettia, the DP, the colors... AWESOME!!! You rocked the sketch! What a utterly inspiring piece of work :) Great job GF!!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Be still my glitter and flower lovin heart! Dang girl! THat blue poinsettia is amazing! Perfect for Andrea's sketch!

Kathryn B said...

You are definitly on a roll with these gorgeous flowers you've been making! Love the shape and glitter on this one along with the blue color scheme!

Lisa Kind said...

Very pretty Kristin! I love the colors and the dp you created! The flower is so pretty in blue!

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