Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just Us Girls 1st Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Today Just Us Girls is celebrating its first anniversary! Can you believe it? I can't! It doesn't seem that long ago that we started this little venture. I guess when you are having fun and working (can you even call it that?) with such a wonderful team of friends, time flies! And we are just so thrilled with all the participation we've received from you, our over 650 followers, this past year!

In honor of that, we have a fabulous celebration planned for you with so many generous prizes donated just for you! You should have arrived here from Kristin's blog. If not, go back to the JUGs blog and read the details to make sure you follow our instructions correctly to put yourself in the running for all these fab prizes.

Here's a list of generous prizes that have been supplied by some of our favorite stamp companies! Thank you all!

My Time Made Easy - A Secret Surprise Stamp set PLUS In Suspense Template!

Gina K Designs -
Fanciful Tags stamp set

Joan's Garden - $25 gift certificate to spend at Joan's store!!

Paper MakeUp Stamps - $25 gift certificate!!

Clear and Simple Stamps - donated the following prize package:
(1) Awareness Darling stamp set
(1) Awareness button mix sampler (includes buttons from I'm a Princess Pink,
You're Such a Gray-cious Host, and A Blanc Check color stories)
(1) I'm a Princess Pink Ribbon sampler (1 yd)
(1) Limited Edition Attitude mini stamp
All products are made in the USA, ribbon is double-faced satin, and stamp sets
are 100% photopolymer.

WPlus9 - TWO stamp sets of the winner's choice!!!

PixiePetals Etsy - $10 Gift certificate

JustRite Stampers - From the JUGS team - we will also give away a stamp set and block. We are donating Homemade Treats and Wood Stamper 2-3/8" with Bonus 25 pt Font set

Pretty cool stuff, huh?

Now on to my card. I'm definitely in the fall mode! I live in Western New York, and we are having some beautiful fall weather and the leaves are starting to change to those wonderfully warm fall colors. I had to take that route with Kristin's sketch (which I turned on its side) because it truly is my favorite time of the year.

I started with this great Ready for Fall wordart from Paper Makeup Stamps (one of our generous sponsors!) and some new dp from Basic Grey called Pyrus...very fall-ish indeed!The wordart is stamped with Really Rust ink. I paired the dp with Really Rust and vintage cream cardstock. The ribbon is PTI's new linen satin swiss dot. Very yummy! The leaves were die cut using a Cuttlebug die. I sponged some Ranger Tea Dye distress ink around the vintage cream squares. The middle square is up on dimensionals.

You should have been collecting letters at each blog to get a code to be entered in the prize drawing. Here is my letter for you.When you've gathered all the letters and figured out the code, remember to email the JUGs team using the email on the JUGs blog. Don't leave it in the comments don't want to give it away! :-) I'm now going to send you to Maria's blog to see her fabulous holiday card and pick up her letter for you!

I also want to welcome our new Guest Designer for October...Selma Stevenson. We are so happy to have her with us this month! And I'd like to thank Lynn Mangan for all her fabulous designs as our September Guest Designer!

Thanks so much for hopping and celebrating with us! We so appreciate you and good luck!

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream, really rust, Pyrus (Basic Grey)
Ink: Really rust, tea dye distress ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug leaf die, linen swiss dots ribbon, dimensionals, star dust stickles



Betty Benton said...

Your card is a lovely work of art -- as are the sights, sounds, textures and glories of autumn!!

Lynn said...

Lisa, Gorgeous how you turned the sketch on the side and fabulous colors.

So many awesome prizes too and thanks for the shout out! I loved be a guest designer!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

This is such a beautiful card! And you did a wonderful job enabling! It really sells the Basic Grey paper!

rhonda said...

very pretty card ! i absolutely love your leaves!great card!happy anniversary

Melissa Craig said...

The leaves are beautiful!!

lisa808 said...

Love the leaves and the flipped sketch! Happy WCMD & 1st Anniversary!

Andrea M said...

Lisa this is STUNNING!!! Love the leaves and the colors in the DP. Fabulous sponging! You are so right , great minds do think alike :) Happy anniversary! I'm so proud to be a part of this team :)

Gail said...

Wow ,I have to get some of that DP.How fab is your card,love it.

scrapperjulia said...

This is just lovely! Love the leaves and the distressed look.

Monique said...

Just love this card Lisa. The leafs cut out of DP is fab!! Congratulations for the Jugs one year anniversary :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa this is just striking! With the rich colors and great theme it makes for one gorgeous card. Way To GO!!

Debbie said...

Lisa ... this is absolutely STUNNING! I love how you threw a bit of blue in there and the die cut leaves are so yummy :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a festive card! I love how you rotated the sketch!

dee marie said...

Such a beautiful fall card! Love the sketch flipped :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, look at those patterned leaves! This card rocks!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! I love the DP and I love how you cut the leaves out. Amazing!!

Carma said...

Love a rust and blue color combination. The paper is fabulous and I love the leaves!!

Patti said...

This is awesome Lisa! Love your leaves!

Mystica said...

Thanks for the links! wonderful

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a beautiful fall card, Lisa! I love the DP and the dotted ribbon! The leaves are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love that sketch, and you did an awesome job with it! Love this card... I'm so excited it's fall :) Congrats on the 1 year, hope yall around for a very long time!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH I love the paper pieced leaves and the flipped sketch design!

Kathryn B said...

Love what you did with the sketch Lisa and your patterned leaves look fab with the word out in the center like that!

Theresa said...

Happy Anniversary to JUGS!
Love your fall card.

Maria Levine said...

Love how you flipped the sketch!!! Fabulous job Lisa!!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card!


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