Saturday, December 4, 2010

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge #62

Hello ladies!

Here we are the first week of December already!  I'm in full swing making Christmas cards and decorating the inside and outside of my home for the Christmas/Winter season!  I like to use a lot of snowmen because I can leave them out well into the new year.  They have a dual role they work well for Christmas and  the winter season.  Also I don't have to decorate twice or take them down right after the holiday!  Let's face it who has time???  Definitely not me.  LOL!!!

Today is also my youngest sons 14th Birthday!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!!  It seems like I just brought him home from the hospital.  He's already a few inches taller then me (5'8") crap!  No more baby is he!  I'm the tiny one  in the family now surrounded by all these giant boys of mine!  The only good thing is when I'm with them I feel very petite (I'm not but I like feeling that way)!  LOL!!!
This week over at the Just Us Girls challenge blog it  is a sketch challenge that Alicia has come up with.  I followed the sketch except in place of the banner  I used holly leaves and berries. I used some glitter paper I had purchased at my local craft shop.  It looks fabulous with the Graphic 45 papers.  The camera just doesn't do it justice!   With the new month upon us that means it's time for our new featured designer to join us and it is the very talented Elise Durenberger (Mamacow).  You must check out her blog she is very talented and a real hoot!  Also don't forget to check out the rest of the  JUGS teams projects for more inspiration!

Supplies; Graphic 45 (Christmas past collection), Penny Black (script of gold foil), Red card stock misc.,PTI-Vintage cream card stock, Craft n Craftin'-gold sparkle paper, Sentiment-PTI (holiday button bits) ,Stampin' Up-oval and scallop punch, Spellbinders- circle and scallop circle dies,holly leaves and  brads misc.

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS62. After you post to Inlinkz you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, December 9th. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


  1. Ummmmmmmmmm, speaking of HOOTING! "Hoot-hoot!" THIS, my dear, is a FABULOUS piece of card craft, positively worth HOOTING about - maybe even CROWING! Wahoooooo! Positively, STUNNING use of D/P, and luscious embellies! I'm melting from all of the Christmas fabulousness {and kicking myself for not buying THAT paper!!!}... What wonderful use of Alicia's terrific sketch! Thanks, SO VERY MUCH, for the warm welcome and GENEROUS sharing of the JUGS fun with me this month! Guess I'm going to have to be a bit predictable: YEEE HAWWWWWW! {!} Thanks, again, for the terrific inspiration!

  2. Brilliant take on the sketch Kathryn! Love the holly leaves in place of the banners - way to show off the versatility of the sketch girl! Love the DP and cute, vintage bells! A holiday feast for the eyes :)

  3. beautiful, beautiful. Love it.

  4. So pretty, Kathryn! I LOVE your take on the sketch using the holly leaves! So clever! I'm so literal with sketches that I never would have thought to do that! Lovely card!

  5. I LOVE your use of holly leaves for the banner part of the sketch. You are brilliant! The pretty graphic 45 papers are perfect here.

  6. yummy yummy yummy Kathryn - thos holly leaves are a STUNNING addition to the card and a very clever way to work in the "banner' concept. I LOVE it. Paper and all. Well done.