Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just Us Girls Template Challenge

I'm sooo glad it's Saturday. It seems to have been a very busy week! But the Just Us Girls team has a great template challenge for you today and we are teasing you a bit, as well. We are being sponsored today by Lauren Meader from My Time Made Easy, and we are showing sneak peeks of her new line of Pretty Impression stamps, Pretty Packaging, and Pretty Printables. These won't officially be released until February 1st. Here's my JUGs project.The stamp set is called Critters with Heart and has several different critters made with hearts. I just fell in love with this raccoon, so I had to use it for my project. There are several sentiments that go with each of the critters. I just love this "you stole my heart" sentiment with this raccoon. He looks like a jail bird in his stripes!The template is appropriately called Happy Mail and is so easy to pull together. I used the SVG file of this template with my Cricut Expression (for the first time...yeah!!) and after a little fiddling and a phone call to my friend, Kristin, I was up and running! (I realized I didn't read all of the instructions Lauren includes with her files, which would have answered my question. I was too excited to get cutting with my Cricut!) Having the Cricut cut it for me was a dream! The digi paper is called Love Notes, designed by Kristin, and includes four different designs. This one is called Multi Hearts and I fell in love with this as well when I immediately saw it! There is a gingham print pack and a polka dots print pack being released also. Real pretty colors, too! Want to see more? Stop by the JUGs blog and see what the JUGs DT has done. You might also want to stop by their blogs for more pictures of their individual projects and leave some love. Here are the links to their blogs and our guest designer for January Gabby Arriaza. I'm also including Lauren's blog because I think she has something fabulous to share as well.


We hope you can play our challenge. You don't have to use a MTME template to play, but there is a free one you can download called Cutesy Cover. You might want to give that one a try, or use any template of your choice! We'd just love to see you play along! ***I forgot to mention a really important piece of information....There is some awesome blog candy being offered for this challenge! Lauren is offerring a $25 shopping spree to her store! So this is another reason to make sure you enter!*** Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Recipe
Stamps: Critters with Heart (MTME)
Paper: Regal rose, neenah white, Love Notes digi paper (MTME)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copic marker, regal rose
Template: Happy Mail (MTME)
Accessories: Nesties, regal rose grosgrain ribbon, brad, glitter, star dust stickles, dimensionals

19 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

LISA - oh my gosh - you stole MY heart with this adorable set. LOVE your raccoon and the multi hearts paper - truly fun and fab! Your matching card is just perfect - what a GREAT gift combo. Rock on girl!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe Lisa! Such a cute gift set! Love how you perched that adorable raccoon on the mail box flag! Cute rainbow of hearts MTME © DP! The soft pink shading on your card looks so pretty :) Awesome job with the new MTME © products!

Alicia said...

This is adorable. I love the racoon and it makes me laugh because one of my sister-in-laws hates critters of any kind, especially racoons and possoms! You did a great job and I love the matching card you made! Isn't this paper great!

Christi said...

Wow GF!! This is wonderful!!!!!!!

Sparkle said...

This is darling!

Dana Gustafson said...

HOw cute! You and I were loving the raccoon and the multi hearts for sure! SO cool that you got your cricut up and running and it cut the template for you. I really like the sticky strip with glitter too...gotta do that one day soon :)

Katie Cotton said...

hehehe, alwats thinking alike! Thats why i think you're so darn special. Ok, thats not why. But you are! This is fabulous!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love seeing all of the designs of these CUTE mailboxes for the challenge today! This one is simply adorable with all those hearts!! What a presentation THIS makes when giving a gift!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lisa - this is cute as can be!!! I'm really lovin' this sweet mailbox and your card!!! Hugs ~S~

Maria Levine said...

This is darling! Love the candle gift inside and the racoon on the mail flag! Fabulous job!!!

Tina said...

Holy moses, this is so stinkin adorable. Love it and all your fun details.

knitwit said...

What an amazing set! Incredible!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Well this project certainly stole my heart! I adore it to pieces!! Great colors and details. Love the glitter on the box :D You knocked this out of the park Lisa! Thanks for everything

Kathryn B said...

I LOVE your little racoon Lisa! He is too cute! Love that digi heart paper and your cordinating card is fab. I like how you added the glitterto your mailbox and racoon too!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this project and that raccoon is so cute! Kristin's paper is FAB, too! You guys are so lucky you get to play first!!! I LOVE how you put it all together!

chelemom said...

These are adorable projects!!! : )

Gabby said...

I love this Lisa! That raccoon is too cute huh? LOL! I'm jealous of all you Cricut owners! :P Hopefully it's on my list of things to get for my birthday...lol! Doubt it!

Monique said...

This little Mail box is seriously HAPPY!! I love it..The raccon is so cute with his heart shaped face...Love the gitter and all the heart shaped jems you took the picture with..Very nice

~Thank you for the nice comment you left me on my blog~ :)

Andrea M said...

So gorgeous, Lisa!!! Love that awesome DP and the colors in general. What an awesome job! Thanks for sharing!

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