Friday, May 24, 2013

Just Us Girls #190 - Inspiration Challenge

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First and foremost, I want to wish Vicki Dutcher a very happy birthday!!   Her birthday was this past Wednesday, and the JUGS design team decided to celebrate Vicki by each of us making a birthday card for her using this week's inspiration picture.  Happy Birthday, Vicki :)

I found this totally fabulous cake image on Pinterest and fell in love with it right away.  The colour combo, mix of chevrons and polka dots, the frilly white middle and the big flower on top just stole my heart.  Lots of inspirational elements you can use as a launching pad for your card

I used this week's Verve sketch and some of my favorite supplies on this card: Swiss dots embossing folder, elegant leaves die and matching leaf stamp, a flower, a butterfly and the heart trim die.  I know my card doesn't say Happy Birthday, but I just love this sentiment as it is a good reminder to "embrace life" no matter what your age :)

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so 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 Chic of the Week.  




What's In It?
Stamps: Dream Big, Bloom and Grow and Sunny Days (Verve Stamps),
Paper: Basic Grey, Going Grey, So Saffron, Stampin' Up DSP (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: Black, Going Grey, So Saffron (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Trio, Elegant Leaves, Scalloped Flowers (A Cut Above by Verve), Medium Scallop Die (PTI, Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Button, Twine (Twinery), White Half Pearls, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the color combo of yellow and gray. Gorgeous inspiration and an even more gorgeous card!

Benzi said...

No card for a bit but you've made up for it with this beautiful card. LOVE that flower. Happy Birthday to Vicki.

Chris D. said...

Beautiful card Marisa!

Viv said...

A gorgeous interpretation of that image Marisa. It's beautiful. xxx

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!love the color,your flower is awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are a day ahead mf - oops!

Maureen said...

that is a yummy cake and if it was ever a card,it'd be yours :)

Elise said...

This was SUCH an inspired way to celebrate our lovely Vicki! Marisa - you're SUCH a cutie! Your card has me swooning for color, Pinterest, CAKE and your fine talent! GREAT job! Thanks for hostessing and inspiring with the MOSTESS! xoxo

Dawn Easton said...

Ohhhhhh I love that colour combo!!! Must try ;)

Fantastic card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Ours looks to be WET! ha!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty colors, Marisa! I love the pearls on the scallop border, the pretty flower and butterfly! Embrace life is perfect for any occasion.

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is absolutely stunning! Beautiful details and design!

Lee-Anne said...

This is just beautiful, Marisa! Love the colors and your wonderful flower! That border is so cool!

Ravengirl said...

Great sketch, great colors and great composition!

Vicki B. said...

this is gorgeous Marisa!! Love the colors and all your fun embellies!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa - I am trying to catch up on everything and I am late in commenting on this - so sorry. What a pretty card. I love the yellow flower and the sentiment - really, really pretty. Wonderfully done! Hugz!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this inspired card - lovely layering too!

Nancy said...

Great inspiration for us at JUGS this time Marisa! Your card came out fantastic...love the added twine and the scalloped edge! Have a great rest of your day!