Friday, August 20, 2010

Life is Lovely {kum ba yah}....JUGs 47, the Shabby Tea Room and a GIVEAWAY!

Hey there!  Glad you could Kum Ba Yah {which translates according to Wikipedia as "come by here"!  }  Isn't life LOVELY?  Maybe even DE-Lovely?!! Oh boy!  Here I go again with the DE-isms but I just can't help it!  This Cosmo Cricket paper, Delovely, made me do it! ;)

So, are you ready to make something with Just Us Girls?  How about with the Shabby Tea Room gals?  Check out the inspiration pictures...

*sigh* don't you love the fluffy goodness of the Tea Room challenge inspo picture?  I love it!  It's so soothing, BUT, I decided to kick it some sassiness with the sizzling Just Us Girls color combo this week!

Cosmo Cricket has declared Life Is Lovely here with one of their cute Elements and I just have to agree!  The cute bird print is cut from the same sheet of elements.  I also added some of the hot pink floral DP from the same Delovely line.  Where to next?  I hit my vintage stuff stash and pulled out an old sheet music book (kum ba yah!  It's been stuck in my head all day...now it can be stuck in yours! tee hee), seamstress pins, scrunched seam binding and some pearl studded lace.
Last but not least, a treasured bloom cut from a strip of Webster's Bloomers!  I adorned the center of the bloomer with some floral design stamens from the wedding department of Michaels.  I have to admit the Bloomers have been in residence here for several months but I just couldn't bear to cut into them!  I know, you all understand.  Well, hoard no more, I have made the first snip and *LOVE*!  Do you love bloomers?  Do you want some?
I have this set to giveaway to one lucky commentor!  If you want a chance at these, please leave me a comment in this post....want a second chance?  Leave a second comment and tell me you Follow me.  It would be my honor to have you in my Follower list and I want to give you a second entry for these bloomers as my thanks! 

Ok folks, let's get crafting with the JUGs and Tea Room gals.  Be sure and check out my Just Us Girls teammates listed in the side bar and also our special guest designer for the month of August, Jo, the Crafty Nomad!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great one!

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38 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my oodles & noodles!! Nevermind the fact that I'm visiting you on Your blog, this still makes me instantly think of you! Those colors, the new mixed with the old, some shabbiness, and a specially made flower, all screams "Dana"!! You've combined a fantastic mix of uber fun & fabulous goodies and always make me stretch the possibilities...thanks!:>

Karen said...

Um, of course, I'm following you! :>

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun cards, I'm a little afraid of the colors, but you've pulled it off beautifully, thanks for the opportunity to win.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I'm already following you :)

PapierGirl said...

Dana this card is de-loveliest! I love how you tied both challenges together - truly de-loveliest! I love how you did your flower! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

PapierGirl said...

P.S. I'm a follower! :)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Oh this is just so lovely Dana. I love the teal flower, perfect and such a cute little birdie too! You have rocked the challenge that's for sure!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

I'm a follower now too!

Audrey Pettit said...

What an adorable card, Dana! I really like how you've combined these two challenges. They make for a very eye catching combination. Love the De-Lovely goodies you used, and I adore you use of the Webster's Pages Bloomer. I know what you mean about cutting into them! I want to use them, but don't want to use them up. ;) Have you seen the peeks at the new colors, by the way???
Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

Lisa said...

Oh I just love your card and I especially love the way you brought in the bright colors! That little bird is so darned cute! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us in the Tea Room!

Monique said...

Wowza.. I love everything about this card. That little chick is cute!!

KimCreate said...

This card is spectacular. I LOVE it! and those webster's bloomers, I would soooo love to win some
Kim

KimCreate said...

I'm a follower, and not just because the the prize, you're cards are gorgeous!
Kim

Debbie said...

#1 - Oh my shabby goodness ... I'm in LOVE! Yes, I {heart} the CC Delovely papers, sheet music and BLOOMERS you've used on your card here ... some of my absolute favorites!!! Thanks for sharing this sweet creation with us in the Tea Room this week, Dana :)

Debbie said...

#2 - I am a follower of your blog and thanks for the chance to win some of those {yummy} bloomers. I might have to sleep with them under my pillow ... too pretty to use up!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, such a beautiful card! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Dana! That lil' bird is so sweet & that Webster's Pages rose is gorgeous! This card just makes me want to sing :)

Rosemary said...

your card is just delovely, dana!! love me some cosmo cricket delovely for sure!! when i saw the JUGS colors i thought "yeee haw! another chance to use delovely"!! have delovely day!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and love the embellies! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy said...

I am a follower!

Maria Levine said...

Oh dana this is beautiful! Love all the fabulous elements. And how cool are those blooms, I've yet to get some. Thanks for a chance!

Maria Levine said...

Following you my dear!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh my, Dana, this is so lovely! I love this! You always pull together such beautiful elements! The flower and ribbons are just gorgeous! I've never seen them before! Gorgeous use of the colors, too! Always a pleasure when I stop by your blog! :-)

Lisa Kind said...

You know I follow you! :-)

Nicole said...

Great card! Love the flower and the color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Kathryn B said...

I just love this card Dana! That little bird is de-loveliest little thing. The music paper looks so nice with the bright colors and the bloomer rocks! I have some and haven't used any yet! You've inspired me!!!

Elise said...

I'd follow YOU anywhere! {Hee Hee!}

This, *swoon!* GORGEOUS piece makes my heart SKIP a beat - I LOVE IT! You sing what YOU want, but I'm singing "Isn't SHE lovely!" and thinking of YOU and this fantabulous card! You SURE do know how to create the MOST dreamy cards and fun posts, Mrs. G!

Julie Martin said...

Oh I LOVE bloomers...I was hoarding them, until my most recent card I made/posted to my blog. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Julie Martin said...

I think I was following you, but I followed you again just to be double sure :)

(from one Gustafson to another) ;)

Andrea M said...

Dana! Gorgeous!!!!! Love the delovely paper and that sweet little bird! Way to rock the challenge colors :) I adore all the little touches you've added. Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous bloomers!

Andrea M said...

Of course I follow your lovely work!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo! Such a pretty card! And I'd love to win those beauties! Thanks for the chance!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh! And I'm a follower, too :)!

Stampin' Pam said...

Total total drool falling off my chin - love the bloomers with the stamens - so creative Dana! You rocked the colors. You have SUCH an amazing style and combine elements so wonderfully - just fabulous. Sorry I'm so late in commenting - been super busy UGH with start of school.

Donna Sue said...

Love this bright color scheme and the bird is so cute! I LOVE those flowers and hope to win!!

Mirabelka said...

fabulous card! as cheerful as the song Kum ba ya :)

Mirabelka said...

I'm a follower!

Sandy Ang said...

Wow - how well you've combined 3 primary colours ! Love the birdy