Saturday, July 4, 2015

Just Us Girls - Celebrating 300 Challenges!

Before I begin, I want to wish all my American friends a very happy 4th of July!  I hope you have some fun with family and friends today and be safe!
Wow everyone!  Just Us Girls is celebrating its 300th challenge!  I remember when we started this challenge way back in 2009!  Maria and I are the only original members, but Vicki and Nancy and the other girls have carried on and kept it going!  We've always had fabulous designers playing with us and fabulous challenges. I'm so happy we are still around to celebrate this milestone!  So with that in mind, we have a word for you to focus on for this challenge...CONGRATULATIONS!
Now the ditz that I am, when I was making my card I pulled out a congrats die then thought, no it's supposed to be celebrate.  So I found my only celebrate die and went on with my card.  Then when I was posting my card to the blog, I realized my first inclination was correct.  But, by then it was too late!  It took me forever to get the shaker created!  So after a few hours of feeling guilty (I was not able to do another card), I added the congrats die over the balloon.  I die cut it from fun foam then red glitter paper.  I love the revised version and my guilt has disappeared!  LOL!
I wanted to make a shaker card with a balloon just like in the photo above.  And because today is the 4th of July, I wanted to make it red, white, and blue!  I added some red, white, and blue sequins along with some silver stars.  The pattern paper is from a pack that had the theme colors I wanted.  The confetti was cut from the same paper using the die set as well.

Now, to celebrate, we have some fabulous prizes from some very generous sponsors!

Inspired by Stamping
Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.
$25.00 gift certificate
$25.00 gift certificate

STAMPlorations is a California-based small company owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. We began in June 2013 selling clear stamps based on Shery's designs. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs; 2 amazing stamp designers creating stamps alongside Shery; ARTplorations, our exclusive line of stencils; a stamp club; and a design team consisting of 21 amazing paper crafters who regularly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Through our stamp line, we aim to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!"

$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils
Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets is the perfect addition to your crafting. Are you looking to add an over  the top look to your crafting? Craft Metal Sheets allows you to incorporate your everyday techniques to create extraordinary projects that nobody will ever believe you made
$15 gift certificate for craft metal sheets
Please stop by our blog to see what the design team, our 3 guest designers from the past and our current guest have created for this challenge!  You can also see more details about these prizes on the JUGs blog!
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper:  Vintage cream, Fair Skies (Farm House Paper Co.), red glitter paper
Accessories:  Shaker shapes:  balloon (PTI),  Congrats die (PTI), Accent-it:  celebrate (MFT), sequins, fun foam, stick-it, corner rounder



Cheryl said...

Wow, really great shaker card! Love how you've also used the photo (and today's holiday) as part of your inspiration! Love BOTH sentiments!

Lynn said...

Sitting here smiling...I've done very similar things in the past. If you wouldn't have told on yourself, we never would have known! Love your card. The shaker is awesome. Way to go on 300 challenges. Amazing!!!

Chris D. said...

I love this shaker card, Lisa! I never thought to use fun foam for die cutting images/sentiments. That's brilliant!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun balloon shaker! Congrats to YOU on being with JUGS since the beginning!

Nancy said...

First, as Vicki said...Congrats for being with JUGS from the beginning! Next, your mistake with the die turned out Perfectly! Glad that you added it back! Super job and enjoy your weekend!

Marisa said...

Darling shaker!! Love it :) Congrats on 300!!! Honored to have been a part of the team for a few years :)

Ina said...

Love the shaker card and how you have incorporated so many different elements into your card. Congratulations to you also for being an original JUGHEAD. It is such an honour to be part of this Fabulous Team.

Gerrina said...

What a super shaker card! It sparks and looks so great in red-white -and blue! Hugs, Gerrina

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Love your beautiful balloon shaker....great colors too!

Lin said...

Love your shaker balloon, Lisa, and the patriotic colors! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Say Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love that balloon shaker! So much fun on this card with the confetti and sequins. Great die cut sentiments, too.


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