Friday, September 6, 2013

Just Us Girls #205

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This week's challenge is brought to us by Vicki and she has provided this sketch for us to work with.

I played along with the Fab Friday colour pallet as I was getting giddy about the thought of using my maple leaf die for the first time this year!  Beware, a small foreshadowing of things to come wink, wink!

I used a combination of Teresa Collins and MME papers and added my beloved maple leaf - happy sigh....

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. 

The first week of school is now done and I have one very happy, bouncy boy who is thrilled to be in high school, and one very stressed out and emotional girl who hates going to high school. Nothing like dealing in extremes.  Praying hard my daughter finds a good friend this year as that is the crux of her issue.  Until then, I'm thankful for texting so I can be there for her.  Think we all need a bit of down time this weekend :)    

Gotta run, off to my son's first soccer game of the season and on to day five of my 21 day Go Fit Gals workout/meal plan.  They have some amazing recipes which I will definitely be introducing into our regular meals!  I'm also pretty sure I have shed at least five pounds of sweat - the workouts are amazing!  I would definitely recommend this program! 

Have a great weekend everyone!



What's In It? 
Stamps:  Leaf Prints (PTI), Stampin' Up

Paper:  Memorabilia (Teresa Collins), Sic by Six (My Mind's Eye) So Saffron, Only Orange, Early Espresso, Shara Sand (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black, Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:   Medium Scallop and Leaf Dies (PTI), Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), Crimper, Brown Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


20 comments:

Lynn said...

Love this fall themed birthday card Marisa! Hoping that week two is much easier for your dear daughter.

Benzi said...

Ah, there's that wonderful maple leaf die. I knew you were anxious to get to use it. Gorgeous card!!

Vivienne Holden said...

Your maple leaf looks so fine on your gorgeous card Marisa. Yes, I'm sure we will see a lot more of it and I say...'GREAT'! xxx

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty,love the fall colors!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

It's your season! [I know you love Fall :)] -- love the pop of color with that leaf [another fav of your's ;)] Great card!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great fall card, the wood grain background isperfect. Glad you have one excited about HS. She will make friends and enjoy it after another week. I am glad you are there for her as well. Great mom. ;-)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the colors.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful Fall card - so happy to see your Maple making an appearance;)
I'll be praying for your daughter. I'm also going to check out the recommended program.

Tracey McNeely said...

I just love fall and your card is just gorgeous Marisa!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

This is great! I love the sketch you chose and it's just so fall-ish all the way around! Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card! Looking forward to seeing that maple leaf more this season! I love fall as well...my fav season!

Hoping your daughter can find some good friends. HS is so hard for girls...they can be so catty! I pray she finds happiness.

Good for you on the exercise/healthy meals!

Maureen said...

wow, that orange leaf really pops! No leaf changes here yet, but soon!

Amanda Mertz said...

I'd be using that maple all the time too! It's perfect with your sketch! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Colleen Dietrich said...

The maple leaf returns!! LOL I know how much you love it. :) This means Fall is officially here!

So sorry to hear about your daughter's troubles with school. We have a very similar situation here. Older DD sounds same as your DD, and my younger one LOVES middle school (first year there). She can't wait to get up and go the next day!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I just love how you have brought these colors together!

Scrappy Géri said...

What a lovely card :)

Nancy said...

Sorry I am late stopping in...don't know where the days go sometimes! Great job with so many colors...it works really well! Have a great weekend!

Shelley Germann said...

I love to see you use this set and dies! Very cute with more to come??? I feel for DD. I hope she's doing better a few weeks now that we are a weeks into the school year.

Brenda said...

Very pretty card!! Love the leaf and scallops!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so gorgeous Maris. It's almost like that leaf is going to pop right into my lap. It's so dimensional and life like.
Bear Hugs,
Carol