Friday, September 21, 2012

Just Us Girls #155

JUGS 158
 

This week's Just Us Girls challenge is hosted by yours truly :)  It's my first kick at the can as a hostess and I have selected this wonderful boy's room as your inspiration picture.  I loved the colour combination in this picture and the pendants.  I hope it inspires you as well!  Just click on the picture to enlarge it if you have trouble seeing it.

I tripped across a new challenge blog called Fab Fridays and decided to use the sketch for my card.  I kept to the colour scheme, added a pendant banner by cutting up the new pennant trim die by Verve and used a mini alphabet set I got in the Michael's $1.50 bin a few years ago to add the letters to the banner.  Emery is paper pieced and looks like he has chicken pox, but no other paper would work for me so I stuck with this one.  A few buttons and stars finished things off.

The rest of the Design Team has some great samples to get your inspiration going.  Just pop over to the Just Us Girls 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 this week's technique and link it to the JUGS blog and you may be selected as Chick of the Week :)

Look forward to seeing your creations!



What's In It? 
Stamps:  Emery (Verve), All Year Cheer (Stampin' Up), Studio G Mini-Alpha Set (Michael's) 
Paper: Tan, Early Espresso, Burgundy, Grey Mini Dot (Recollections) 
Ink: Black, VersaMark 
Accessories: Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Sizzex Star Die (Stampin' Up), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Star Punch (Marvy), Brown Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, 1/4" Brown Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the way you used the Verve banner die. So adorable Marisa! Hope you have a fabulous weekend...off to work for a bit and then hoping to relax!

Viv said...

OOH! You picked a cracker of a scheme Marisa! LOVE those colours and I love that modern baby card too!
My son would've loved a colour palette like this for his children. Shame I didn't see this a couple of years ago! lol xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic! Love that banner! Need to order it from Julee soon!! GREAT challenge Marisa!

Laurie said...

OH so cute! I love how you used that banner die! And that little elephant is sooo adorable!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa I love this baby boy card. Wonderful colour combo and this looks so crisp and clean. The banner is perfect. I like the paper pieced "Emery" and didn't think it look like chicken pox when I first saw him......just thought he looked cute;)

Maureen said...

congrats on your first hosting post! Isn't that border die fun!? As cute as little Emery is, I think he needs his chicken pox vaccination! lol He's had several pouts of it in blogland. Reminds me how much the little ones love their stuffies :) We are having a HOT day here again but they say it will change next week.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is darling. What a sweet baby card.

Lisa Kind said...

Chicken pox! That made me laugh! This is so cute and I love all the elements you took from this fabulous photo! Great card as usual Marisa!

Noelle said...

Darling boy card, Marisa! Love that elephant:) Thanks so much for popping by my blog!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the colors! love the polkadot elephant! Cute! cute!

Nance Leedy said...

Love this darling card, Marisa! It is spot-on perfect from the inspiration photo and I adore that banner! The spotted ellie reminds me of the one from the island of misfit toys in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer...and he is just as sweet! Hope your Sunday was great! ((hugs))

Lesley said...

Adorable card! Love the sentiment done on the flags Marisa...so very sweet!

Benzi said...

Ooh, this is just adorable, Marisa. I love it! Emery is such a cutie. I know, you just couldn't resist those polka dots, could you?
I think he looks grand in dots.

Carole said...

I just love polka dotted elephants, and the banner is so crisp tied with the perfect chocolate bows, stars and button my mouth cute.

Katina said...

Fantastic!!
xx

Linda Callahan said...

Oh how sweet is this!

Christina said...

Isn't this darling?! Love the sweet banner and your polka dotted elephant!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well thanks for picking that inspiration photo! I found myself loving that photo, and others have said the same.

Adorable card, with that stuffed elephant on there!

Andrea Ewen said...

Darling card! Your sentiment fit perfectly on that banner and I love the little bows that tie it off!