Friday, September 13, 2013

Just Us Girls #206

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This week Nancy is our hostess and she has chosen the grid technique found here as our challenge for this week.  It was a first for me, and I enjoyed using it on my card.

I pulled out Inspired by Nature as it was a nice big image that would work wonderfully with this technique.  I scored my linen paper,  stamped on the images and added a bit of sponging around the edges.  A tag and a few butterflies finished things off.

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.   In addition, there is a DT call out for some new members to join the Just Us Girls team! Check today's post for all the details.

Another busy weekend for us and it doesn't look to be slowing down until after Thanksgiving - eeek!  Life in the fast lane is very over rated LOL!  We are all adjusting to ramped up schedules and changes in schedules!  Just as get both kids back in the same school again, they are on different bell schedules due to the school being so over crowded.  And, as you may have guessed, I have one child on the early schedule who has to be out the door by 7:00 a.m. and the other one starts a few hours later and doesn't get home until 4:30 p.m.  Needless to say my crafting time is getting the bad end of the stick.  Hopefully it will settle itself out sooner than later so I can be a bit more consistent with my posting :)   

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



What's In It? 
Stamps:  Tiny Tags(PTI), Inspired by Nature and French Script (Stampin' Up
)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Real Red (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Ink:  Black, Creamy Caramel, Rudy Red, Really Rust, Garden Green, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up), VersaMark, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   ScorPal, Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Medium Scallop and Tiny Tags Dies (PTI), 1" Green Sheer Ribbon (Michael's), Distressing Wheel (Stampin' Up), Twine, Brown Half Pearls 

18 comments:

Lynn said...

I love how you did the grid technique at an angle. Gorgeous scene you created.

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Very Pretty ,Great image!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the grid technique! I am sorry to hear your schedule is so crazy~ hopefully it will even out soon :)

Betty Wright said...

Love the colors and the finished look, Marisa! Great design!

Danni said...

What a fabulous card!! Very creative!

Hope that you get a good routine going and things settle down. This is the first year mine are at different schools, different times. Mom taxi is running often!!

Jen said...

It's been a long time since I've done that technique. I absolutely love how it looks with these big flowers!

Bonnie said...

These flowers are so pretty in red and I love the texture of the linen paper! I've never tried this technique but it's on the list. I hope your schedule will ease up and allow you more crafting time.

Vickie Z said...

This is one of my FAV SU sets!! The grid looks fabulous!! Eeeks... those schedules are the pits!! Hoping things are better for DD!! My unexpected trip didn't happen last week but, it's on for this week-- leaving Monday am and return late Wednesday and then 7a meeting on Thursday... this week is going to fly!!

Laurie said...

Beautiful! I adore the text in that background and those blooms!

Maureen said...

oh, I haven't seen that SU set for a long time...it sure is timeless...love the grid :)

Maria Levine said...

What a great job with the technique! LOVE the image on there it looks fabulous!

Nancy said...

Love what you did with the grid technique Marisa!!! Love that SU image!! Hope life settles down for you soon.... Mom has to get up rather early it sounds like too!

nwilliams6 said...

One of my all time favorite images! I really like the colors you chose and it makes a super thank-you card. Crystal told me last night she needs 20 more thank you cards so it looks like I will be making a bunch more this week. Love this idea and I may case it a bit. Hugz!

Sue said...

fabulous technique, perfect for the stamp set!! love it all! :)

Conniecrafter said...

I love this technique, one I still would like to try, such pretty colors!

Lucille K said...

Love the angle grid, looks great with the cornflower; very nice card :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is beautiful. I love this technique and need to give it a try myself. I love how it looks like it is stamped on fabric. The colors are just stunning!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Elise said...

Marisaaaaaaaaa! You SLAYED me with this fine creation... {Can you hear the purrring?} I am in L-O-V-E! {Kudos to you for featuring that stamp, btw! One of my all time faves!} This was SUCH a great technique and you've certainly showed us WHY! Bravissima!