Friday, January 24, 2014

Just Us Girls #225 - Photo Inspiration

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I was so excited when I found this inspiration collage to use for this week's Just Us Girls challenge.  Love the colour combination and of course, all the hearts :)  Just click on the image if you want to get a better view or head on over to the JUGS blog where a larger picture is posted.

I loved Jen's Deconstructed Sketch so used it for my card after finding some papers that worked perfectly.  Out came Verve's Stronger Love set for the sentiment and I used a mix of the Heart Quartet and Wavy Hearts die sets.   Picked up the polka dots via the paper and the embossed background and the pink stripes on the pillow on one of my hearts.  Had so much fun making this card and can't wait to give it to my daughter for Valentine's Day.

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.
 

Busy week coming up.  My daughter has three provincial exams to write next week and my son will be home as he doesn't have any yet.  That means I have to find things to keep him busy and not sitting in front of the TV or computer so I think we will go round two on the basement and make a few Sally Ann runs with what we no longer need.   Sure he will love hearing what I have in store for him NOT!  Definitely going to have to come up with a nice treat for him once we are all done.

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

Challenge:  The Pink Elephant



 

What's In It?
Stamps:   Stronger Love (Verve Stamps), By Definition (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Pink Strips, Pink Small Dots (Making Memories),  Red Hearts (Recollections), Real Red, Kraft (Stampin' Up), 
Ink:  Black   
Accessories: 
Wavy Hearts and Heart Quartet Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Provo Kraft), Pink 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's Ribbon Bin), Buttons, Twine, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 
 

23 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Great photo, Marissa and LOVE your card! FAB layers and that sentiment is Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Love this, Marisa! Great use of the sketch for added inspiration! Love all the layers and great sentiment!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I don't know where to start because I love the whole thing! I'm going to have to get that embossing folder....love the dots! Great choice of colors and papers. The red, pink, white & Kraft are perfect together....beautifully done!

Lynn said...

Good luck to your daughter on her exams! I love your card...all the pink and red is perfect!

Benzi said...

Sweeeeeeet card, Marisa. I love the sentiment and those pretty hearts (big and small) all over your card.

Shelley Germann said...

I couldn't resist, I took a count, and there are 12 layers on your card. Like layers on a cake, the more, the better! Wow! I love it!

Chris D. said...

What a sweet card, Marissa! Love the colors, patterns and that sentiment! Your daughter is going to love this! Hope your son doesn't read your blog so he doesn't know what you're up too! LOL!

sue t. said...

Great job with inspiration, I can see where you went with each panel on your card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome inspired Valentine! Nice clean card~

Lisa Kind said...

LOVE the inspiration photo you chose this week, and your card is just gorgeous as usual! Love the inspiration you took from the photo. Your poor son...hope he survives his week in the basement! LOL!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute Valentine. Well if you throw in a batch of cookies or brownies to soften the blow he might be more inclined? :-) Have fun with that.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful, those Verve die cut hearts are such a fabulous shape. I see a purchase coming on. ;)

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Marisa. Love the inspiration photo. Your take on it is perfect. Love everything about your cad.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Sweet card. I love all the hearts and the dots/polka dots.
Prayers for your daughters as she goes into exam week.

Nancy said...

Marisa I like that large dots embossing folder I think I need to get my hand on one. Is it a folder or paper?? Beautiful card! Sounds like you have a busy week ahead! Good luck with everything...and hope the exams go well!

Lindsey said...

Such a fabulous card! Love how you used the sketch.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love all of the hearts, stripes and polka dots! This just makes me smile.

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous card! LOVE that layout and layers! The papers are perfect! Great job.

nwilliams6 said...

Hope your daughter does well on her tests! This is such a sweet card and perfect for her. Love the patterned heart. Great sketch and lovely sentiment. Hugz!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is amazing! I love the wonderful bold colors and the bit of kraft!

cm said...

Sending 'good luck' wishes to your daughter as she embarks on her exams. From what you've shared, she's a bright, committed student, so success, I know, will come her way. That doesn't make the 'stress' any less, but you're doing wonderfully in keeping her spirits lively and confidence high. Your card here: STUNNING! Nothing more to say: STUNNING (x a million!).
c

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super sweet, Marisa! Love how the pink & red pop off the kraft. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what a stunning card!