Friday, February 21, 2014

Just Us Girls #229 - Inspiration Challenge

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This week's inspiration challenge is brought to us by Lisa and I just love those painted spools and the fabulous colour combination!  So many wonderful ways you can go with this inspiration photo.

Since I have been working at hubby's office all week, stamping time is very short so today's card is a "cheater card"....   I immediately thought of Stampin' Ups Season of Friendship set and it was a perfect match to the trees with the birds in them.   Think this is the fastest card I have ever made!  Nothing like taking an inspiration photo literally!

The rest of the  JUGS team, along with our February Guest Designer Melissa Hubert, 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.  

Down time this weekend will only consist of Sunday afternoon as some friends are moving and we will be helping them unpack so they can get settled quickly.  Always remember how much I appreciated it when friends helped me move, so it will be a joy to have someone else be able to enjoy that same feeling :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

 
 

What's In It?
Stamps:   Seasons of Friendship (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Kraft, White (Stampin' Up),  
Ink:  Black, Sage Shadow, Only Orange (Stampin' Up)   
Accessories: 
Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Dimensionals  

20 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is so sweet, and it matches the inspiration photo perfectly! I love those little spools, how cute!

Cheryl said...

Love your inspired card, Marisa! When I saw Lisa's photo I wished I had this very tree from SU! Missed that opportunity!
Your clean card is just great!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Nah, this isnt cheating! Perfect take on that spool!

Sharyn Polesel said...

For a quick card, this is great, Marisa! What a cute stamp set and so perfect for the inspiration photo! I'm sure you will be much appreciated by your friends this weekend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I knew someone would pick up on the tree -- love this simple, yet fabulous inspired card!

Lee-Anne said...

Might have been quick, but what a cute CAS design, Marisa! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Ravengirl said...

This is simple and sweet and matches the feel of our weather right now. We have just a bit of snow falling...at the end of February, kind of crazy!

Benzi said...

Well, of course, I love this card with the pretty birds and that wonderful tree. It's a wonderful CAS creation.

Vivienne Holden said...

How clever to use the picture on the bobbin Marisa! It workd a treat too! Your card is lovely, CAS and totally gorgeous! xxx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great clean and simple card! Well I would say have fun, but moving isn't fun. You are very thoughtful to be helping them out and I am sure they will appreciate it!

Susan (rainy) said...

An absolutely PERFECT design for the inspiration photo. Love this CAS delight.

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa your tree is so fun, love the birdies, the colours and the sentiment. This is truly a CAS card!

Katina said...

A perfect CAS card Marisa!
xx

Pam Speidel said...

Such a happy card Marisa! Love the stitched border and that's a new die?? oh my!

Vickie Z said...

It's adorable...no cheating here but, I can imagine quick!! Me...I've been dealing with crazy stuff for two months and then....computer elbow/tendonitis!! Couldn't make cards-work on computer-do anything without pain....cure is resting the arm sooo....I've been trying to learn to use my left hand with mouse and well, everything!! Hope you and your family are doing well!

cm said...

Simple, eye-catching, striking! No cheating here; only an amazing, thoughtful, inspiring card. Love it! Speaking of thoughtful: how generous of you to spend time helping your friends settle into their new home. Enjoy!
c

Emily Keaton said...

Such a darling CAS card--that stitched rectangle dies is just wonderful!

nwilliams6 said...

How sweet is this! So true, too! Cute, cute, cute. Love the sweet birdies. Hugz!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your card may be simple, but it really packs a punch! Love how you used the tree and little red birds as your inspiration.

Shelley Germann said...

Oh, I am seeing this challenge a little too late. How sweet! you really captured the essence of this challenge. And you are sweet to lend a hand to your moving friends...not surprising at all!