Friday, December 28, 2012

Just Us Girls 169

JUGS169

First and foremost, I want to wish a very sad farewell to Lynn.  This is her last week as a Design Team member and she will be sorely missed.  She is a wonderful person and stamper and her kind, genuine heart will be missed along with her wonderful CAS cards!  Hugs to you Lynn!!!

Since we have five Friday's this month, today's challenge is a "wild card" challenge hosted by Maria and this week's theme is sparkle.  Bring out the bling, sparkly paper, embossing powder, shimmer paper or whatever you want to add sparkle to your card!  A totally fun and perfect theme for time of year :)

I used this week's Retro Sketch as it had lots of room for a big, sparkly, die cut heart :)   I gleefully used my brand new PTI hearts border die and then added the hearts embossing on the focal panel.  A bit of bling on each heart along with some silver twine and a silver bow all added up to a lot of sparkle all round.

For some inspiration to get you going, just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chick of the Week.

I'm so relaxed right now I think I'm tired LOL!  One book down (Ken Follet's Winter of the World), three puzzles made and a fourth one up and running.  Also have my brother and SIL heading over for a two day visit as they were away over Christmas, so it should be a great weekend :) 

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Michael's $1.50 Studio G Stamp
Paper:  Lovey (Bella Boulevard), Rose Romance, Kraft, Silver Paper
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Hearts Embossing Folder, Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder (Marvy), Jotted Heart Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Heart Border Die (PTI), Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Crimper, Bling, Silver Cording, Button, Blue Dot, Dimensionals


12 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

So beautiful! Love that heart border and the big ole sparkly heart! :-)

Mary Ann said...

Very cute card,love your heart very pretty,you and yours have a Blessed New year...

Lynn said...

absolutely gorgeous Maria...I love the combo of pink and gray and the sparkling heart is awesome!!

Linda van der Velden said...

Too cute! Love it

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to bring on the sparkle with that big ole bow! Pink and silver is a pretty combo~

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful job! Love your sparkly heart and the pretty bling along the edge. Nice job with the challenge.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the colors and the heart.

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card Marisa! Love that glittery heart! And I love that sketch (I used it this week too!)! Enjoy your time with family! Happy New Year!

PS...I read that book too and loved it! I also read many of his books! Can't wait for book #3 to come out!

Maureen said...

lots of fabulous bling on this one and some new PTI goodies! You must have been a good girl this year! Have fun with your company :) Ours is leaving today!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Sweet and beautiful-just like you!!! Happy New Year. May God Bless you and your dear family.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love that heart border! Wow, that's a lot of reading and fun! Have fun this weekend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Another fun and great color combo one! I like the hearts along the bottom.