Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge with a *Twist*

Hi everyone! It's Saturday, so it's time for another challenge from Just Us Girls! And one of our girls is celebrating her birthday today...Dana Gustafson! So, our challenge is to use dry embossing on your card with a twist...make it a birthday card in honor of Dana! We tricked her today and told her the twist was to make a thank you card! I hope she was surprised!


Happy Birthday Dana!



Here is my card for Miss Dana which will be in the mail this weekend! I've been itching to use this image from Stampavie for a long time! It's called Surprise and it's been sitting on my desk waiting for this perfect challenge! For the dry embossing part of the challenge, I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder on Cordinations paper. I sanded it a bit, but it doesn't show up very well in the picture. I don't know the name of this beautiful dp that started my color combo. I purchased it at my LSS in the summer and the back of it is just gorgeous! I hated to cover it up! I just love how bright and fun this card is! Oh, and I used my own sketch! This is something that is very difficult for me, so I'm very proud of myself! LOL!!

If you want to see more inspiration from the Just Us Girls team, stop over at the JUGs blog. We'd love for you to make a card honoring Dana's birthday. Just link up your direct post to Mr. Linky on the JUGs blog. If you post to an online gallery, use the key word JUGS7.

Also, please don't forget our Charity Challenge. We are trying to raise some money for a fellow stamper, Sarah Anderson, who lost her son recently. Check out the challenge on our JUGs blog here. There is some blog candy being offered by the JUGs team and from one of our followers, Gabby. (For some reason, I cannot connect to her blog...it keeps freezing up on me. You can click on her link in Mr. Linky to see what she's offering up as blog candy.) So please check it out!

Oh, and yesterday was my hubby's birthday! Friday the 13th! He kind of had a bad day hunting, too! Happy Birthday, Darling!

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great weekend!
Recipe
Stamps: Surprise (Stampavie), Simple Little Things (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, cordinations, dp unknown
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: E25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39; BG10, 11, 23; Y08, 11; RV13, 14; R85
Accessories: Nesties, circle punch, corner rounder, metal dots, star dust stickles, swiss dots folder, dimensionals

9 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa - you ROCK - I LOVE this card with that adorable surprise image - it's SO cute - Your coloring is wonderful and your color palette is fresh and fun and cheerful - Dana will LOVE IT. I also think your sketch is GRRREAT (hey-- save this girly - it could be a future JUGS sketch!)

Maria Levine said...

That is the cutest image! Fabulous job, she will love receiving this cutie pie.

Kristin Bueter said...

Ahh...the sketch you created is awesome! Don't you love it when you come up with a layout on your own? That is such a monumental accomplishment for me! Ha ha

LOVE your card, and it just sings DANA with those vibrant colors and the fun main image! I love that pup...he is too cute! Dana will surely love this! It's just adorable.

Dana Gustafson said...

You girls have got me all figured out! I love the gorgeous cheerful bright colors, the CUTEST surprise stamp and my old friend the swiss dots! Oh and the bling and the scallops and your amazing coloring that just brings it all to life.

Thanks you so much for the wonderful card and birthday wishes. You JUGs girls are too sweet!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe! So cuuute Lisa! You did an amazing job coloring that adorable image & I love all your bright & cheerful colors! I am sure Dana will love this! Super job with all the embossing :)

Andrea M said...

Lisa - you card is gorgeous! Those colors are a perfect birthday combination and I love that main image. How adorable is he? Thanks for the inspiration!

Davi said...

What a fun card you made. I love those embossed circles the add so much dimension and movement to the card!! The image is darling and the coloring is fabulous. Love it!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

aww, this is so cute! I love that image!

Katie Cotton said...

hehe, this is so sweet!

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