Friday, January 10, 2014

Just Us Girls #223 - Techniqiue Challenge

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This week's paper piecing technique challenge is hosted by Sharyn.  Paper piecing is a great way to get around colouring images -- says I the non-colourer LOL!

I haven't used this fabulous Better With You set by Verve for some time and it is perfect for paper piecing the cups.  I used some older, Stella and Rose, MME papers (still love them) and the sleeves on the cups part of actual Starbuck's sleeves which I cut to fit.  Two dies from the Flag It die set were used for the sentiments and I "attached" t hem with faux stitching.  Needless to say, I am desperately craving a decaf, non-fat latte right about now!!

The sketch is this week's Viva La Verve sketch and I just love it.  In case you haven't heard, the VLV challenge has been moved to a blog format and you can find it here.  The sketch challenge is posted every Friday, and every Tuesday, one of the Diva's will be doing a recap and posting a few of her favorite cards for that week's sketch.  In addition, you no longer have to complete all the sketches in a given month to be eligible to win, but the more you complete the better your chances of winning a $100 gift certificate to the Verve Store!

Sorry, got sidelined there wink, wink.  The rest of the  JUGS team, along with our January  Guest Designer Geraldine Bailly, have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they've 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.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

I am looking forward to a bit of a sleep in Saturday as we had to readjust our body clocks to school time this past week.  Do it to myself every year, but the late night reading in bed is worth it LOL!  Have a fabulous weekend! 




 

What's In It?
Stamps:   Better With You, Sip and Savour (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Stella and Rose (My Mind's Eye) Real Red, Vanilla (Stampin' Up), Starbuck's Coffee Sleeve
Ink:  Black   
Accessories: 
Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Threading Water Punch (Fiskars), Circle Nestabilites (Spellbinders), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 


18 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the polka dots on the mugs...such fun papers! I really enjoyed being off work for nearly 3 weeks over Christmas as it allowed for more reading time! Getting reading to read "Five Days at Memorial" next - recommended by my DIL.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great card, Marisa! I love the beautiful papers. How clever to use a sleeve from a Starbuck's cup in your design!

Lynn said...

Oh I love those polka dots and the touch of cardboard...perfect paper piecing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun card and I adore the cups!

Maureen said...

My order before class was a Venti Skinny Peppermint latte...in one of those cups! How darling!

Benzi said...

Loving the paper pieced mugs in polka dots. Fabulous papers all around. Great card!

Shelley Germann said...

Super cute, Marisa! All the textures, paper, tags and embellies...not to mention the detail on the cups with the waffle paper...just perfection!

Lee-Anne said...

Love all the details on the cups...such a cute mix of papers, Marisa!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those coffee cups are just too cute! Love the sleeves, brilliant. Love the fun combo of papers you used on everything.

JoAnn said...

This is so cute. Love the colors and papers. The paper-pieced cups are perfect.

Nance Leedy said...

Marisa, this is to die for! Love the mix of patterns, the stitching and the paper piecing. What a great idea to use the actual Starbuck's sleeve for your cups--clever AND cute! ((hugs))

nwilliams6 said...

So cute! Love the stitching, the fun image and sentiment, and your gorgeous papers Marisa. I went and checked out the set and saw it was on sale so I ordered it. Can't wait to get it. Hugz!!!

sue t. said...

This card is awesome! I love all the details- such as using a Starbucks cup sleeve- brilliant! Great job!!

cm said...

I've fallen behind in commenting, but here I am to say: LOVE this! Your paper-piecing is impeccable, and using the Starbucks sleeve is a fabulous special touch! Stitching, your paper combinations, the coffee cups...eye-catching and striking! I hear a coffee calling my name, too....
c

Bonnie said...

Love these paper pieced cups and I love the actual Starbucks sleeves! Very clever!

Nancy said...

Better late then never Marisa...hope your having a great week! Love your coffee cups and papers! The sleeves on the cups are PERFECT! Well done as always...do you ever lose your MOJO??? Doesn't appear so!

Lesley Croghan said...

I love this card...all the fun paper and the colours! Wow, so awesome.

Tracey McNeely said...

I love your card and those fantastic coffee cups!