Friday, August 23, 2013

Just Us Girls #203

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This week's Just Us Girls Inspiration Challenge is brought to us by Tangii and she has found this delightful school supply cake for us to work from (you can click on the image to enlarge it if you like).

Of course I immediately thought of Verve's Teacher's Count set!  So many wonderful sentiments and perfect for this challenge.  I went with the wood paneled background and the black was screaming blackboard so that is the route I went, turning the blackboard into a hanging sign on a wood wall.  I added a ruler by cutting some paper from Echo Park's Paper and Glue pad and an apple in the corner for good measure.

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.  

Good to be back creating again, though my two weeks off has definitely slowed the creative genes down a bit.  No time to fully enjoy creating for a bit yet as it is a busy time of year preparing for school and squeezing out the most we can from the simply amazing summer weather we have enjoyed for the past two months.  Come September things should settle down to a more regular posting schedule.  Until then, thanks for your patience!

Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with my Mojo Monday card.

Challenges: Simon Says

 

What's In It? 
Stamps:  Teachers Count (Verve Stamps)  

Paper:  On The Bright Side (My Minds Eye), Paper and Glue (Echo Park), Black,
Ink:  Black, Real Red, Garden Green, White Craft Ink (Stampin' Up), VersaMark 

Accessories:   Apple Die Set ( A Cut Above by Verve), White Embossing Powder, 5/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Twine, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

I lobe that stamp set, the apple is so funky! Twine just finishes off everything doesn't it?

Lynn said...

I love how you made this a little hanging chalk board. Absolutely adorable Marisa!

Viv said...

SO different from your usual style, but so very effective. It's brilliant. xxx

Chris D. said...

This is such a sweet card Marisa! Love your take on both challenges!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so fun hanging it on a wood wall ;) -- great card~

Danni said...

Awesome card!

Betty Wright said...

I love everything about this card, Marisa! The colors, patterns, and design!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Elise said...

THAT is a GREAT stamp, and you showcased it, like the grade "A", crafty rockstar that you ARE! <3 SUCH a fun interpretation of our fabby photo! I love the WHOLE palette, color, composition, MATERIALS - this card is SURE to move you to the FRONT of the class! :o)

Nancy said...

Marisa, Love your take on this week's photo! Love the apple, and the added twine...it looks great with the panel background! Glad you have enjoyed your summer and have had great weather. Ours was gorgeous until about a month ago and now it's blazing hot! Just in time for recess duty at school...NOT!
Have a great day!

JoAnn said...

This is so adorable. I love that stamp set and the way you used it along with the wood background paper. You deserve an A+

nwilliams6 said...

Love the bg paper and this chalkboard/sentiment is perfect for back to school - I give you an A+ too! Whoever gets this is very lucky! Hugz!

Benzi said...

So cute, Marisa. I really like that paneled wall in the bg and the ruler paper was just perfect. The apple was a must. :-)

Bonnie said...

I love the wood paneling behind the chalkboard and I like that your chalkboard is clean and neat! A great card for a teacher to let her know how much she or he is appreciated!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh....how cute! LOVE that apple!!

Maureen said...

looks like an adorable little chalkboard sign.

Kim S said...

I love that little blackboard on the wood background! That little apple is a sweet touch!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super duper cute card Marisa! Love it!

Katina said...

Fantastic! Love the sentiment - very clever!
xx

Tangii said...

I love this! and I LOVE that sentiment :) Another fabulous creation girl!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Another darling card. I just love the bakers twine on this one. It adds the little extra umph!
Bear Hugs,
Carol