Friday, October 9, 2009

{Just} for you....JUGs 2 challenge and cps136!

Hi bloggers!  It's time for the Just Us Girls challenge!  After a trial run last weekend, Kristen and Pam and the whole team has worked to develop a new challenge site for weekly inspiration.  AND, we really want you to participate...there's a $25 Papertrey Ink OR Gina K gift certificate up for grabs to tempt you....just sayin'... *wink*!
the challenge:

my project:

I also used the current CPS sketch to inspire my layout.  Check out CPS 136 here.

I rotated the sketch for my card.  :)  It worked great!  I loved all the layers inspired by the sketch and all the scallops inspired by the DP.  Lots of corner rounder fun here too :)  I scored with a cute scalloped leaf green button in my stash too!  I love when I can find my supplies! ;) 

Although you can't really see them, this little owl is four layers deep!  Stamped once on the yellow DP base paper (legs), once on PTI pink bitty dots (wings), once, on PTI raspberry fizz (outer body) and once on pink and white polka dot from the my little shoebox DP (inner body).  This is paper piecing, simple layers that have been detail cut to bring your stamped image to life!  The My Cute Stamps images, in general, are great for coloring or paperpiecing.  This stamp set is Little Forest Friends and includes the owl and the sentiment you see here.  It's one of my favorites! 

So are you ready to use pink and paper piece something?  Head on over to the Just Us Girls can click on the JUGs blinkie in my side bar to get you there. :)  You can get your own chic blinkie at the JUGs site and check out the buckets of inspiration from the JUGs girls this week.  I can't wait to see what you make and good luck on the blog candy!  Be sure and check out the rest of the JUGs blogs for endless inspiration:

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Paper: Papertrey, October Afternoon and My LIttle Shoebox
Stamps: My Cute Stamps
Ink: Papertrey
Punches: SU, Martha Stewert and CM
scissors: fiskars
embossing envie: cuttlebug
Other: button, ribbon and zig writer


Vanessa said...

Love this! The image is so cute!


Elise said...

HOW cute is YOUR forest!?!?!

Sooooooooooooo caaaaaaaUTE! This is sugar coated JELLY BEAN cute! You're such an awesome JUG girl and WHAT AN ADORABLE LOGO! Paper piecing? Be still my paper craft lovin' heart! I'm hooked! Yee Haw!

Thanks for the divine inspiration! Gorgeous work!

Melissa said...

Love your card and the sketch! That owl is so cute! Have a great weekend!

Maria Levine said...

Fantastic job!! Love what you did and that owl is so cute.

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty! Love all the paper pieced layers! The layout was perfect for this! Great job on the challenge!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I love your lil' Hooty Dana! Super job paper piecing him! Your awesome photography showcases ALL layers! Your card is so bright & cheery! I am thrilled to be on the JUGS DT along your side & all the other talented team members :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh gosh Dana - the first thing I thought was LOVE THAT SKETCH lol - it's a great one and you flipped it too! BUT even more so I was caught up in the assorted borders - love how they all combined to add interest and accents to a SUPER fun, fresh card. THe gathered ribbon is a perfect finishing touch - rock on! SO glad to have you on the team, girl!

Tracey Cuccia said...

aaaahhhh your card = happiness! Great color choices, and super sweet image too -- love that owl!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is sooo adorable, Dana! I love your little owl and those trees in the background! You always use such fresh and fun colors, I wish I had your eye for combining them!! Your card is fantastic and PERFECT for the challenge!

I'm so glad we have this wonderful opportunity to work with you and your unique talent. Speaking of which, thank YOU for designing the very chic logo for our team!!!! What an eye for made my little jobs that followed so much easier! Love your vision, girly :O)

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG! I forgot to mention how much I LOVE that gathered ribbon!! It's GORGEOUS!

Jane said...

This card is BRILLIANT!

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute!!!!!!!

Karen said...

I recognize that paper! You two are making me kick myself for not picking up a piece! :> Actually, I looked at this card o' yours several times before I got through the cuteness of it enough to see the items individually....including that fun MS border punch which always happily reminds me of my bday card last year from you...too cute! (Both this one and mine! :>) Love that JUGS button...fabulous! :>