Friday, December 25, 2009

JUGs13 a template challenge


It's saturday!  Time for a Just Us Girls Challenge!  This week we are challenging you to make a project using a template, bonus challenge of using the color blue.  We are being generously sponsored by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs this week and Kelleigh has offered a $15 gift certificate for blog candy and also a store discount is available to each challenge participant!  Head on over to the JUGs blog for more details on how to play.

my project:

I used one of my favorite Kelleigh templates called the Sassy Purse #3.  It's a great size for packing it with hand lotions, jewelry boxes, etc and with the open top, you can let it all hang out so to speak. ;)


This is such a fun template to accessorize!  Check out that paper rose!!  Eeek!  If I do say so myself!  Tim Holtz has a great tutorial on his blog on how to create these luscious roses.  You gotta try it.  I wish I had some grunge paper so I could make this into real wearable art...it's that pretty in real life.  But, since I don't have grunge paper, I went ahead with cardstock and it worked just fine. I think this handmade detail really ups the "sassy" in my sassy tote :)  I also layered some beads and ribbon on a corsage pin for an embellishment and used a silver holiday sprig to nest my rose in.


Have you checked out what the rest of the Just Us Girls team has made?  Ohhhhh you gotta!  They never dissappoint.  This week we also have a creation from the fabulous Kelleigh as our guest designer and sponsor.

Ok JUGs fans, let's get those templates out and create something!  Please share it with all of us by linking at the Mr Linky on the JUGs site.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Paper: Papertrey Ink, georgia pacific and bella boulevard
Ink: Stampin Up and Papertrey
Other: corsage pin, beads, ribbon, holiday pick, stickles. spray glimmerz

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18 comments:

Winter said...

Too cue! I LOVE the houndstooth! :)

Karen said...

My, my, MY! I wouldn't have necessarily thought you could up your own game when it comes to paper purses & totes....but, apparently YOU CAN!!!!! Absolutely DELIGHTFUL, Dana!! Ya know, I'm gonna end up needed respiratory therapy for all the times your happy paper crafting takes my breath away!!!! :>:>

Lisa Kind said...

This is so beautiful, Dana! LOVE the dp...so perfect for this purse! And that flower? Takes my breath away it's so pretty! I also like the pin...I wanted to add one to my project, but alas, I don't have anything to make one with! Can you believe that? Shopping here I come! LOL! Thanks for getting Kelleigh to sponsor us...the templates are fabulous!

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG Dana! I can always rely on a wow factor of creativity from you! Look at that rose!!! I LOVE it! I thought you bought it when I saw it before reading your post...it's that pretty! I'm going to have to give that one a try...maybe today ;] Your purse is absolutely adorable and I love how you scored a diamond pattern on the main cs. That holiday sprig and the hat pin you created are the perfect finishing touch! High class...with lots of sass :]

Thank you for hosting this week and for asking Kelleigh to sponsor us! She IS generous...and talented...and very lucky to have you on her team! Merry Christmas my friend ♥

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a GORGEOUS purse Dana! You really decorated it so nicely! I looooove that rose! Thank you so much for sharing your source for the tutorial - I am going to definitely give it a try! I hope mine will turn out as beautiful as yours!!!

~amy~ said...

good grief dana...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana Dana this is fantastic! OH my gosh I love the rose - have to head to TH to check it out. And the herringbone paper and the pearl pin... way to hit it OUT of the park. VERY creative and sassy is a perfect name for it - thanks for arranging the Kelleigh sponsorship - super fun templates.
Holiday hugs to you girly.

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

This is just stunning!! I absolutely love it, Dana! Okay, I NEED the link to make that flower. I can't find it!! Help.

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Eeek! Found it! http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/12/12-tags-of-christmasday-12.html

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! LOVE LOVE that flower!! Great job!

Laurel said...

This is beautiful!

Mo Hernandez said...

So beautiful! Great inspiration, Dana!

Ann said...

Eeee! This is so FAB, Dana! I love the houndstooth and that divine flower!!!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous! And you Tim Holtz flower is fab!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Jane said...

How GORGEOUS!! love it!

Annie said...

oh WOW, this is Super pretty!!!! What an awesome job you did. I love it!

Davi said...

Dana, this is just beautiful. I love the papers you chose and that rose is fabulous!!!

Elise said...

OOOOOOOoooooooooooowwwww! Gorgeous! You and templates and inky, magical flower craft PLUS houndstooth - Oh, paleeeeeeeeesssse! Crazy talent! Fabulous craft, sista! Love it! {Sing that, okay!} Looooooove iiiiittt!