Friday, September 14, 2012

Just Us Girls #154


Don't you just love this challenge banner!!  I sure do :)   Lisa (our graphic guru) did a great job making sure there was no way you could miss the theme of this week's challenge brought to us by Lynn.

PTI's rainbow die came to mind when I saw this but I don't own it or any alpha dies (may have to do something about that!) so I had to go in a different direction.

I pulled out Petals and Stems, one of the first Verve sets I purchased and created a rainbow of flowers.  Added a little grass to ground them, some butterflies for balance and a sentiment to finish things off.

The rest of the Design Team have some great samples to get your inspiration going.  Just pop over to the JUGS blog for a peek at their wonderful creations.

We'd love to have you play along with us this week.  Simply create a card using a rainbow theme and link it to the JUGS blog and you may be selected as Chick of the Week :)

Today we are celebrating my daughter's 14th birthday :)  Oh where does the time go??!!   She was such a tiny baby the day she was born (5 lbs 13 oz) and is growing up into such a beautiful young lady both inside and out!  Her artistic talent is amazing (skipped a generation LOL), she dresses with flair and modesty, has a huge heart and a great sense of humour, is an avid reader and a good writer, and I love her to bits!!  I am truly blessed to be her mom :)

Thanks for popping by and have a fabulous week!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Petals and Stems (Verve), Rubber Soul (sentiment) 
Paper: Wild Wassabi 
Ink: Real Red, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac 
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch,  Half Pearls, Buttons, Dimensionals 

22 comments:

Maureen said...

what a colourful card! It reminds me of one of my students asking me what comes after yellow in the rainbow. She was drawing a rainbow at centers today :) We had the loveliest of weather today :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! The card is fabulous!! Love the bright colors and beautiful design.

Viv said...

Oh my word Marisa!! This is such a swerve away from your usual style but I LOVE it! It put a smile on my face as soon as I opened the email it was in! It's SO pretty and VERY cleverly thought out. A winner for sure and may I wish your daughter a very happy birthday. xxx

Lynn said...

So cute Marisa...love the rainbow of gorgeous flowers!

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE this Marisa! Always loved that Verve set and think it was one of my first, if not my VERY first set too! The rainbow of flowers is brilliant!!
Happy birthday to your daughter!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE this rainbow use of color! Bright and happy card~

Lisa Kind said...

What a beautiful cheery card! Love how you interpreted the rainbow colors! Happy birthday to your precious daughter!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh I love this! I even have this set too! SWEET!

Andrea Ewen said...

Marisa...this is amazing! Those colors are just beautiful the way you arranged them on those flowers! Such a delightful card!

Jen said...

What a great way to show off the rainbow colors! Beautiful!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ooooooo!!! I adore your rainbow flower garden Marisa!! Gorgeous, charming, and so FUN!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love the rainbow of flowers! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/09/52-card-pickup-week-37.html

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa this is a gorgeous rainbow of flowers. The matching button centers are perfect.
Happy birthday to your daughter!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my goodness! In the midst of all the autumn themed cards all over blog land--this is a welcome breath of spring air! Love it! Such a clever take on the rainbow challenge. Love that you snuck some butterflies in there too. Hope DD had a fabulous day--she's blessed too, having you as a mom! ((hugs))

Laurie said...

CUTE! I love the colors! This is such a fun design!

Benzi said...

Oh, I do love this colorful, fun, and sooooooo pretty card. It looks as if it was a lot of fun to create.

Happy Birthday (belated) to your daughter. She'll be off to college before you know it.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my WORD, I'm in love with this card! So full of happy!!!!

Katina said...

A gorgeous, bright and cheerful card! Just lovely!

Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday. I often ask myself where the years have gone - my baby girl will be 30 in January!
xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Ohhhh so happy and fun...love it! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

I just LOVE this card! The crisp white background with just a garden of colorful beauties! Bold and Beautiful, Marisa!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So vibrant and cheerful, I am sure she loved it. Happy belated birthday to your daughter.