Friday, July 26, 2013

Just Us Girls #199

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Lisa is our challenge hostess this week and she has found this wonderful inspiration picture for us to use this week -- not to mention the craving I now have for chocolate dipped strawberries!

Red and green immediately bring Christmas to mind for me so I decdided to make a Christmas card.  I combined it with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and am also playing along with Merry Monday's anything goes.

It was great fun inking up a Craft's Meow Christmas set I purchased as part of my SFYTT win last December.  There are five different tree designs you can chose from and the chevron one was calling my name time :)   Had to sneak my favorite Christmas word in, so I stamped "Joy!" (love the fact it has an exclamation point after it!!) on the kraft panel creating my own pattern.   

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

Swimming lessons are over and I am happy to report both kids passed.  It is an end of an era for us as they have completed all the levels.  Hard to believe we have been doing lessons for ten years!  Their instructor was very impressed with their swimming ability and suggested they both take the Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross class and work towards being lifeguards.  Yes, I'm a proud mama :)  


Have a great weekend everyone!

 

What's In It? 
Stamps:   Christmas (The Craft's Meow) 
Ink:  Black, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun (Stampin' Up), VersaMark
Paper:  Real Red, Kraft, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up), Season's Greetings (Echo Park)
Accessories:   Circle Nestabiliites (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Black and Red Half Pearls, Dimensionals 

15 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! I was thinking the other day I needed to get started on my Christmas cards. Love the JOY stamped background and the cute little tree with bow! Great card!

Elise said...

LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of JOY, right here! Ding, dong - CHRISTMAS song - THIS is so ca-UTE, I am NOT wrong! LOVE how you were inspired - BRILLIANT! I'm not EVEN twitching at the thought of Christmas - 'cause HONEY, baby, sweetheart, YOUR card is perfectly SWEEEEEET!

Benzi said...

Very pretty Christmas card, Marisa. It will be here before we know it.
Congrats to your children on their swimming accomplishments.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

A pretty Christmas card!!! Love that tree and this gorgeous layout. I am itching to create some Christmas Cards myself.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet tree with the twine and pearl to dress it up! You always amaze me with your mixtures of papers and layers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love that you were inspired to make a Christmas card! You go Girl!!

Maureen said...

the little joy panel is subtle and sweet :) One more Christmas card down!

Nancy said...

First congrats on your kids accomplishments sounds like some real dedication! Next, lovely Christmas Card Marisa! You always do layers so well! Have a great weekend !

Hazel said...

I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

nwilliams6 said...

Great Christmas card! Love the bling, sketch, and fun details. Such a beauty! Hugz!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July – hope to see you again soon. x

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful holiday card! Love making them in July!! I'm playing catch up on your blog....lol....sorry!

Christina said...

A chevron tree--how cute! It looks like it was made to go with that patterned paper. Congrats to your kids on their accomplishments in swimming! I always hated swimming and still do, but I am so thankful that my mom (a former lifeguard) made me take lessons. :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love all the pattern papers and the tree image. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.