Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Colorful fun with the JUGS!



Heeeeeyyyyyyyyyy!

It's been a long while since I've had a chance for some challenge action.. {Don't cry for me, Argentina...!} I mean, I've been loving working up samples for Dawn's Color Cue - DON'T MISUNDERSTAND... But, I've missed making the rounds of some of my other favorite challenges... And this week, my sweet lil' friend, Dana, made me weak in the knees with her sample for the latest JUGS challenge... {check IT, friends - BREATH TAKING card craft, indeed!} I am POWERLESS over their colors of choice, so I carved out some time for paper-fun!



Just some of my MOST favorite colors together... Reminds me of my obsession with baby girl bedding back in the day... *sigh!* Anywhoo, lots of fun at the JUG'S site ~ Lisa is having a birthday, and let me just say that the samples are particularly OUTSTANDING! There's also incentive to twist your card into a birthday theme.. {I FORGOT! Doh!} Regardless, it was just a super terrific gas to work with these colors! I had a 12 days of T!m Holtz flashback and created one of his groovy grunge flowers with plain, old card stock, as recommended, by Dana, who has been swearing that you don't HAVE to use grungeboard to make them {and may I just say, she's RIGHT! And BOTH ways are awesome!}



I had it in my heart to really go to town with a couple of Dawn's {Wplus9DESIGN} newest collections, Woodgrain Silhouettes and Woodgrain Silhouette's Additions... But I couldn't quite get my wood grain "work" to jive with what I had already completed... I had MORE fun with some of the wonderful leaf patterns and images and even threw in one of Courtney's stamps!!! {A great pairing, indeed!} ... Funny, though, as I prepared to post this, I noticed that Dawn has a WONDERFUL tutorial on some cool techniques with her large wood grain stamp {which is AWESOME!} along with some tips from Kerrianne, so definitely check that out, too, if you have some time! Don't forget about Dawn's latest challenge and also her call for an additional DT member is still going on, so DON'T be SHY! Yipeee!




Okay, friends! I'm not even sure if I'm typing with any sort of accuracy, so I'd best wrap this up! Let's have a grand Tuesday, shall we! Thanks, SO MUCH, for dropping by!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Wplus9DESIGN STUDIO, Practicing Creativity (cloud/label shape)
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Michael's
Flower Punch - Stampin' Up!
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Rock Candy Stickles - Tim Holtz/Ranger

14 comments:

Beth said...

Baby girl bedding? They are still the colors of my big girls' bedding! Love it!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Elise! I thought the same thing when I saw those colors! Soft & pretty!

~amy~ said...

Oh soooooo pretty elise! I love the bloom!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a beautiful Mother's Day card! Perfect use of the colors too. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! That pink flower is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

Rosemary said...

Oh, such loveliness!! That flower is gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your flower - and your comments! So funny! I've missed you in the challenge world!!!

Rose said...

BEAUTIFUL!! oh my i love that flower :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Awwww FRIEND! You make me smile with your wonderful YOU-ness! :) Love your card (helloooooo gorgeous flower!) and so love that you jumped in on the Just Us Girls challenge this week!!

Ann said...

What a fresh, springy card! LOVE it, doll! Thanks for the sweet words on my blog, too! :D

Kathy Martin said...

Lovely! I love the pastel colors! :)

Maria Levine said...

What a lovely card, love that flower! Nice job with this week's challenge and thanks for playing along with JUGS!

Stampin' Pam said...

FABULOUS card Elise - truly - love the flower of course! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate your support!

Karen said...

Nuts! I didn't comment here yet???!!!! There I go again, writing emails and commenting on blog posts in my head. :<

I DID see this however, and loved your Tim flower!!! BEE*U*ti*FULL!!!!! :>:> Glad you got in some challenge fun! :>