Saturday, August 4, 2012

Just Us Girls #148


Good morning!  I am so excited to have been invited to be the August Guest Designer at Just Us Girls!  If you've never played along with the JUGS girls you must check them out. Each week of the month they host a different type of challenge to get your creativity flowing:

Monthly Challenge Lineup:


Week 1 - Sketch
Week 2 - Technique
Week 3 - Color
Week 4 - Photo Inspiration
Week 5 - WILD card!


Now, sketches are not usually my favourite things to work with as I struggle to not take them completely literally.  However, I forced my thoughts away from flowers and rectangles and when I saw my Paper Smooches Space Cadet set this idea came together pretty quickly. Love when that happens!  Now hop on over to the JUGS blog to check out the gorgeousness from the Design Team and then put your thinking caps on and play along!  You have until 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, August 9th.

Supplies Used
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill, (Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Images from Space Cadet, Sentiment from Metropolis) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Nestabilities Labels One) Spellbinders
Gems:  (Blue Jean assortment) Doodlebug

14 comments:

Kim S said...

Great job on the sketch...I hear you on the literal part...if the designer uses a flower on the sketch...I have to use a flower!!? You, however, are incredibly creative. Congrats on the gest spot!

Lynn said...

Ahh...so so happy to have you playing with us at Just Us Girls Jen! And...I am right there with you...normally not the best sketch creater, but I loved this sketch too! And...I love how you interpreted it. Absolutely AWESOME!

~amy~ said...

Congrats!! Awesome card...

Joyce said...

Congrats on your guest designer post. It is so well deserved. I love this card. It is so fun, and such a great little scene.

lostinpaper said...

Such a fun take on the sketch Jen! Supa fun sentiment too!

JJ Bolton said...

Man, you are all over the place these days! That's so awesome that you're guesting for Just Us Girls!

You're definitely rocking the new Paper Smooches set:). So cute!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Cute, cute!! I love that new set and how you used it! Congrats on the guest designer gig!! Can't wait to see what else you do this month for JUGS! Will have to try to play along if I can find time.

Elise said...

You're SO cute, Jen! I love THIS! Your take of this week's sketch - is FANTASTIC! Such a fun card!!! I'm delighted you are inspiring us this month, m'dear! Thanks for kicking things off SO expertly! Yipeee!

Karen B. said...

Congrats! Super cool use of bold colors for such a fun design!

onecraftymama said...

Congrats, Jen! And for not liking sketches, you hit this one out of the atmosphere ;) Practice makes perfect...or at least, practice means you won't pitch it out! (or pitch a fit..) Love the way you paper-pieced all the elements!

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your latest (G)DT gig! Love this take on the sketch -- and now you have a perfect boy card to add to the stash!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats on being the August guest designer Jen, love this very cute card!

Maureen Morton said...

Congrats again, girlfriend! Everyone is starting to see your greatness - Wow! I agree, sketch challenges are tough not to take too literally. Love how you used this and it is my current stamp set. Dreamy!

Lisa Kind said...

I love your take on the sketch Jen! You did a fabulous job with that cute set! Welcome to JUGs for August!