Friday, March 21, 2014

Just Us Girls #233

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First off I want to thank Calypso for being such a fabulous Guest Designer this month.  Her work is amazing and it has been great fun  having her join us.

This week, Nancy has provided us with this fabulous image as our inspiration photo to work from.  I went with the monochromatic theme and the hot air balloon as this image from Lawn Fawn is perfect.   As fate would have it, I had just purchased this fun cloud paper at my LSS and it worked perfectly with the balloon image from Lawn Fawn.  I paper pieced the balloon and added the "hi" sentiment as it was rather blah without a pop of black.  Had to go with the "rule of three" so added two other black accents and called it a card.

The rest of the  JUGS team, along with our March Guest Designer Calypso Basitan, 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.

Week one of Spring Break was great, and I'm looking forward to week two.  Time as a family and with kids home all day has cut into my stamping time, thus the lack of posts this week, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.  So glad my kids still like to hang with mom :)   My son and I are off to see Divergent this weekend and I can't wait! 

Have a fabulous weekend!


What's In It?
Stamps:   Blue Skies (Lawn Fawn) 
Paper:  Love and Marriage (Bella Blvd), Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue and Black (Stampin' Up)    
Ink:  Black
Happy Hellos (MFT Dynamics), 5/8" Turquoise Stain Ribbon (Michael's), Button, White Half Pearls, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Tracey McNeely said...

I never tire of that balloon set! Such an 'uplifting' card.

Benzi said...

Super creation, Marisa. That cloud paper was just perfect with the hot air balloon.

Enjoy your weekend with your family. Sounds as if you will. :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect inspired card~ It looks fabulous

sue t. said...

Your card is so cute- your balloon image is one I really like!

Nancy said...

Enjoy those times with your goes to fast! Blog stuff will is everything! Great card this week Marisa...Your bows always pop and I love that you added the banner on the balloon. Enjoy your second week! HUGS!

cm said...

Gotta love it when the images and your new paper 'connect', as they have with this oh-so-pretty card of yours! Something about hot-air balloons is just...well, smile-making! Great to hear your joy in sharing family time; hope the weekend is absolutely fabulous!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty card, Marisa! I love your fun balloon! Have a wonderful week with your kids!

Vivienne Holden said...

Totally different from your usual style Marisa and I LOVE it! The monochrome blues are a delight and you, as usual, make THE most creative cards form whatever template you are given to work from. xxxx

Vickie Z said...

It's adorable!, love the lawn fawn balloon! Glad you're enjoying the break!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Fun balloon! Love the bow with the button and twine, too.

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun card! I love how you situated that sweet balloon on the cloudy background paper. LOVE all the blues, too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Marisa. Love the hot air balloon and the blue hues. The ribbon is lovely.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Beautiful blue and a totally carefree card. Love that image.
Bear Hugs,