Friday, March 5, 2010

Just Us Girls #23...sketch challenge and Wplus9! {happy birthday}

Hellooooooo my bloggy friends!  I am SO excited to be hosting the sketch challenge over at the Just Us Girls blog this week!  We JUGs girls love a good challenge and lots of fun and this week is no exception with a brand new talented guest designer, Stephanie Kraft,  and a fabulous sponsor, Dawn Woleslagle of Wplus9 stamp designs!
This is the JUGs sketch and I decided to plug in the colors of a challenge going on at Dawn's blog called Color Cue:

Wheeeee!  Is it ok to be completely delighted with your own stuff?  I vote yes!  ;)  This card is inspired by Dawn all over the place!  Starting with the stamp set, Funky Flowers, working with the color cue colors, right on down to the CASE vibe I was going for.  Dawn brilliantly works that clean and streamlined look all the time and I am hoping this fits the bill. 
Oh my satin ribbon JOY!  This wide turquoise satin ribbon was a prime candidate for ruffling.  It is absolutely luscious in real life and I hoped that it would draw the eye to the funky flowers image stamped in the same electric turquoise.  Pops of red with bling flower centers, scallops and buttons make me smile :)

Be sure and check out the JUGs girls and our special guests for all the amazing details on their blogs. 
Be sure and stop by the Just Us girls blog and link us up to your project.  Dawn has offered up blog candy of TWO stamp sets of winners choice to a participant of the JUGs sketch challenge!  Don't miss out on this. Thanks so much for coming by and have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Stamps: Wplus9 Design Studio
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Cutting tools: Provo Craft, Fiskars, Coluzzle, Cricut
Ink: Stampin UP and Papertrey
Embosser: Cuttlebug
Craft Supply: buttons, ribbon, craft gems
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22 comments:

Karen said...

Well, this post is full of crafty friend happiness! :> Love that ribbon, oodles of texture, and of course, your stampy fun! Way to rock your sketch, challenge, and colors! (You do know that I'm now singing a little Debbie...ahem... Deborah Gibson "Electric Blue", right?! I wonder how long that will be stuck there???? lol) Sweet dreams!

Alicia said...

Dana,

Great card. I love what you did with the ribbon and your embossing really makes your card pop. Thanks so much for putting all of this together this week...it turned out great!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Dana! I like all the textures too :) That is one of my favorite embossing folders & you made it shine! Thank you so much for arranging this week's sponsorship & for the amazing sketch to play with :)

Lisa Kind said...

Lovely, Dana! Great sketch to work with, too! You really worked the sketch and the color challenge to perfection! The images look great on your card! Great challenge!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Oooh, I love these funky flowers and your layout is just wonderful, Dana!! Love, love your ruffled ribbon!

Silke Ledlow said...

Dana - your colors are striking..what a beautiful designed card!!! Love your folded ribbon treatment too!!! Hugs ~S~

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh Dana!!! I always love seeing your creative genius at work :) I know I can count on you to think outside the box! LOVE your card with that beautiful, ruffled turqoise ribbon and the contrasting red border! So fresh and FUN :]

Thank you for introducing me to Dawn's AWESOME stamps!! I am in LOVE with them ♥ Thank you also for the FABULOUS sketch! I ended up BREEZING through my card because of your inspiring sketch, and Dawn's inspiring stamps! Great challenge, my sweet friend :]

Stampin' Pam said...

ROck on Dana - this is fantastic - love the ruffle edge - the sketch was great and the sponsorship the BEST. Thanks for everything. :-)

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love this Dana!! So fun! I need to get that stamp set... I love it too! :)

Tracey Cuccia said...

Dana -- this is magnificent! I ♥ that you used Dawn's challenge too - fun colors :). Thanks so much for the great sketch, and helping me 'find' Dawn...though my hubby might not be too thrilled about it ;). I NEED that big scallop punch that you used too....must...have...it... *giggle*

Courtney Baker said...

Oh love love this Dana so pretty!

~amy~ said...

sweet card!!!! whatta fun sketch and color challenge!

Rosemary said...

Super cute card, Dana! Love that turqoise ribbon! So yummy!

Dawn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and I am totally flattered by your kind words. You knocked this one out of the park...and thanks to you I ran out and bought that border punch.

Bravo and thanks Dana!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Oh that is pretty!

Elise said...

Hello, gorgeous and TALENTED one! Even though it's your sketch to begin with, I'm AMAZED at the juice you kicked out and how you took the sketch up a whole 'nother GALAXY of amazing! From the ruffled ribbon to the delicious tactileness of your materials... and FINALLY the bold and happy use of Dawn's images and colors.... Yes, M'am! SCOREEEEEE!

Karen B. said...

Oooh, love the pleated and stitched satin ribbon, amazing!

Davi said...

Dana, that was a great sketch. I love the way you turned it and the texture and the way you stitched the ribbon!!

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment :) I love your blog! I am a follower now and please feel free to do the same!

Linda Lapotka said...

Boy is this a great card. I love the ribbon.
Thanks your for the sweet comment on my card. The white boarder isn't a punch. I cut it with my Cricut and the Easter 2010 Cartridge. I used my Gypsy to make it long enough to fit the card. I didn't want you to be looking for something that isn't out there.
Thanks again,
Linda
PS I love your blog.

Carly said...

This is just fabulous!! Love it!

FLEUR de Lo said...

I love the stitching on that great big ribbon! I need to get my hands on one of those stamp sets!