Friday, October 5, 2012

Just Us Girls #157


This week's Just Us Girls sketch challenge is brought to us by Andrea.  Lots of options with that nice big panel :)   In the essence of time and a busy weekend ahead, I opted to use designer paper for the large panel and focus on highlighting the sentiment. 

Love this Making Memories paper I found in my stash.  Lots of wonderful fall colours on it that just make me swoon :)  Better yet, you get a fall card with no leaves on it - yes, miracles still happen LOL! 

The rest of the Just Us Girls design team have some great samples to get your inspiration going.  Simply pop over to the JUGS blog and check them out.  Then simply create a card using the sketch and add it to the link at the bottom of the post and you could be selected as Chic of the Week!

To all my Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving!! May you enjoy good food and great times with family and friends this weekend.

We have a busy weekend ahead of us with my son's soccer tournament tossed into the mix.  Thankfully the weather will be fabulous so no having to watch soccer in the rain - yeah!!

Amidst the busyness of the weekend, I am looking forward to taking time apart to reflect on all I have to be thankful for.  I recently came across Ann Voskamp's blog, A Holy Experience.   She is the author of One Thousand Gifts, and her book has been on the New York Times best sellers list for 50 weeks!  I have been deeply moved and blessed by her writing and blog posts.  In addition, each month she provides a daily list of three types of things to be thankful for every day so you can keep a journal and accumulate your list of one thousand gifts.  It's a powerful exercise and a great way to slow yourself down and truly "see", "feel" and "be touched" by all you have to be thankful for, regardless of the circumstances life has brought your way.  And so....I rejoice.  With thankfulness.  For all my gifts.



What's In It?
Stamps: Happy Everything, French Script (Stampin' Up) 
Paper: Autumn Splendor (Making Memories), Kraft 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  5/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Lynn said...

Marisa, I will have to take a look at that book and blog. thank you so much for the links.

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the gorgeous bow!

Benzi said...

Marisa, your paper is just beautiful and so cheerful. The gorgeous bow finishes off this card in a lovely way.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a gorgeous CAS card Marisa. Love the paper and the complimentary color you chose. Beautifully done!

Maria said...

Lovely card with pretty patterned paper! And, just love that beautiful red bow!

ChristineCreations said...

What great paper Marisa....such a perfect backdrop for the card! Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping your time with your family is special!

Maureen said...

I am just loving the bright vibrant colours! The red ribbon was the perfect choice! Happy WCMD!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card and such wonderful colours. This is just what I needed to brighten my day:)
Darbaby on SCS

Vickie Z said...

That is some gorgeous paper and the ribbon bow sets it off perfectly! Happy Thanksgiving....enjoy your WE!!!!

Viv said...

Well Marisa, you certainly showed the sketch who's boss! LOVE your card with that adorable ribbon taking centre stage with that smart sentiment. xxx

Viv said...

OOPS! Forgot to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING! xxx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love the bold, happy colors and that lovely red bow!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card~ totally love your ribbon too. Happy thanksgiving!

Katina said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card Marisa! That bow is fabulous!

Thanks for the links to Ann's blog. Will take time to visit.
xx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great layout! What a fab way to use big patterned paper!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and clean details, Marisa! LOVE the kraft stamped script background!

Lisa Kind said...

I love this card! The colors are so pretty and that bow is beautiful! It matches your paper perfectly! Love it!