Friday, July 6, 2012

Some News To Share



I have a little secret I finally get to to share with you.  I am now a full fledged Just Us Girls (JUGS) Design Team member!  I thoroughly enjoyed my month as their guest designer this past March, and now I get to play along every week as part of this amazing team.  Every Saturday evening I will be posting my take on the JUGS challenge of the week and hopefully luring you to participate LOL!

This week's challenge is a sketch brought to us by Lynn Magnan.  For some reason I was in the mood for a heart and that morphed into my going somewhat to the distressed side - eeek!  Not my normal style, and a far cry from truly shabby, but a fun departure from my norm.

Love this Echo Park paper and I up-cycled a Starbucks sleeve by using Verve's Jotted Heart die on it. A bit of lace, twine, a flower and some pearls completed the package.  Tried sponging around the edges of the white but didn't look too good - or maybe it's just me not used to doing it.  So, to all the shabby experts out there, let me know what I need to add to this to bring out the true shabby side - would love to learn from your expertise :) 

We'd love to have you join us.  Simply make a new card and add it to the Linky Tools on the JUGS blog by 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, July 12 and you could win the Chick of the Week award.  If you are using a public gallery, please use the keyword JUGS144.

For more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, head on over to the JUGS blog.  You also get to enjoy this month's guest designer, Esther's card.

Have a fabulous week and I'll be back next Friday night with our next challenge.



What's In It?
Stamps: Verve
Paper: Kraft, Going Grey, Echo Park DP, Starbucks Coffee Sleeve
Ink: Black
Accessories: Border Punch (SU), Jotted Heart Die (Verve), Lace, Twine, Half Pearls, Button, Paper Prima Flower, Button, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

33 comments:

LeAnne said...

Yahoo, good for you! About time somebody snagged you for their DT!

Lynn said...

Wohoo!! So happy to have you on our team Marisa! Love your take on the sketch...especially the twine and the distressed edges!

Sharon Jones said...

Alright!!! Congratulations, Marisa! You are so talented and I'm so happy for you! You'll do 'em proud, I know!
Hugz2u!
Oh, and totally love your distressed card! Pretty darn great, gf!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations my friend!!! Love your card this week! It's so soft and pretty and I LOVE that you upcycled! Brilliant!!!
Hope you are enjoying the weekend and having nice weather your way! I am SO looking forward to summer weather being here now! Yeah!

Robbie said...

Beautiful!! I love the shabby look!! But I love all of your cards and use them for inspiration a lot of times. Great job!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so exciting, Marisa! Good for you! I've always loved this challenge, and now I have extra incentive to go play. :)

Maureen said...

congrats on the DT gig! What fun news! You're in good company there :) Love the heart on the tag :) It's going to be a hot one today :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Delicate and beautiful, love these colors.
Congrats on the sketch team! Whohoo... You are the queen of sketches! hee hee

Benzi said...

Congrats, you'll certainly be an asset to the team. Your card is pretty, pretty. Love your banner and the pretty heart.

Katina said...

Fantastic news Marisa and so very well deserved too! Love your card today (as always) and I'm so impressed, my neat and tidy friend, to see your distressed edges - something I haven't yet managed, lol!
xxx

Sian Ridley said...

Congratulations to you! I really like your departure from CAS :) as a CAS girl myself I absolutely understand what it took to do that!

Also, I am EXTREMELY impressed with the fact that your banner is SKEWED! You didn't even HAVE to do that! I'm so proud ;)

I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Congratulations, Marisa!! How exciting!!! I think this has a beautiful shabby feel! Absolutely lovely take on the sketch!

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats on becoming a DT member! That's great news! LOVE this sweet card with the hint of shabby chicness! :-) Just getting home from vacation, so your blog was the first that I'm checking on. Missed the papercrafting world this past week!

Jen said...

Congratulations! And what a showstopper for your first challenge! I absolutely adore how you crimp your focal image. It always gives your cards some extra oomph!

Elise said...

*GASP!* Way to get off to an utterly ELEGANT start with Just Us Girls! SUCH an honor to have YOUR outstanding work to inspire and delight ALL of US girls! Wowweeeee! This is drool worthy FABULOUSNESS, my dear! Welcome!!!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Congrats Marisa and love the card! Hugs and sunshine to you!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELCOME TO THE TEAM!! Love that you have joined us. Your card is quite fabulous -- you did a wonderful job on the distressing and the sketch!

Angela said...

Congratulations Marisa, and what a way to get started... with one fantastically pretty card!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Congrats, Marisa on your new gig! This card is just gorgeous! Love the corrugated heart and beautiful colors!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a beautiful card!! And congrats on your design team call!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Congratulations Marisa-well deserved. Your work is so beautiful-they are lucky to have you. This card is just darling. Love the heart and your sweet lace and twin accent.

Kristina said...

Eek! Congratulations! It is so well deserved!

Love your first card on the team, too! Gorgeous! There is that pink, white, and Kraft combo again, and I still love it. :)

Vicki B. said...

congratulations Marisa, so deserving!! Love your card.

Vickie Z said...

Woot! Woot! Love your card...colors are wonderful and a corrugated heart....happy!

Cat lover 101 said...

I;m commenting XD

<3 u mummy

Your up a follower :)))

((hugs))

Janina

TannyP said...

YAY! Congrats on the DT spot :) Well deserved, I must say. I love that your card used some great (and tasty) upcycling, as well as those fabulous pearls and edge. Gorgeous use of the twine and your distressing is awesome!

nwilliams6 said...

Yay! Marisa, they are a lucky group to have you on the team!!! I totally love this card. The heart is super wonderful, your twine is perfect, and I love the sketch. Beautiful work my friend! Hugz!

Christina said...

YAY! Congrats, Marisa! You definitely nailed this sketch with the wonderful distressing and corrugated heart. Simply lovely!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love your heart and the colors of this card! I think it has perfect shabbiness! Congrats for the design team! You will be a great addition!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Congratulations Marisa - you deserve this honour and I look forward to seeing what you come up with each week. Enjoy!
This is such a pretty card - of course you know the heart grabbed me right away;) I love the colours too and the "bit of shabbiness" you added.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oooh, me little eye spies a distressed edge...without a throw down in place! :) It looks fabulous with your card, so gorgeous and so delicately feminine!

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats! And you are a fabulous addition to the team!

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