Friday, February 18, 2011

JUST US GIRLS has a new designer....

... It's ME!

I am humbled and delighted and CARTWHEELING, all at the same time! {Thank goodness I didn't hit the video button, huh? - YOUR WELCOME...!} But SERIOUSLY, I'm thrilled! It's an honor to be working alongside of some of my MOST favorite crafters - I have been a huge supporter, and fan of the Just Us Girls Challenges since they first began, so THIS is quite a treat. I love the diversity of their creative styles, AND their warmth and generosity of spirit... To be helping to create some of the craftilicious inspiration of this lovely challenge site, feels like I've been offered a permanent chair at the Sunday night dinner table with DEAR, dear friends....

{Thank you, ladies! I am, BEYOND delighted!}

I am "sew" excited by my first OFFICIAL Just Us Girl's Challenge premise!

C - O - L - O - R !!!!!!

How nice of Kathryn to provide a GORGEOUS color challenge,
ideal for me to take a glorious stroll through neglected paper and some
WONDERFUL vintage sewing materials that a DEAR, dear, IRL friend
{who happens to be an ORIGINAL Jughead!!!! ~and who's blog rhymes with Dayper Paydream}
Heh heh... {Thanks for the GOODIES, darlin'!}

Anywhoo, as you can see from this fabulous graphic that Kristin made,
these colors are ......purrrrrrrr*purrrrrrr*puuuurrrrrrfect for super crafty fun!

BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! {!} Check out my NEWEST creative sisters!

And, also, the lovely guest designer for February, Lori!

I feel so warm and colorful, all of a sudden! I would be, somehow, even MORE delighted, if you
would be so kind as to join me and my fellow Just Us GALS, with this wonderful, wonderful challenge, this week! You can find out all of the details at the Just Us Girls site, for joining in the fun, but just in case you've never partaken, it's a weekly challenge. You have until Thursday, February 24th at 9pm EST, to upload your project. {I sure hope you'll join the fun!}

Thank you for sharing your much deserved blog time with me... I'm SO happy you visited!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up! & PTI
D/P - October Afternoon & Cosmo Cricket
Index Card - October Afternoon
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!/ Distress {Ranger/Tim Holtz}
Edge Punch - Stampin' Up!
Grunge Flower Materials - Old Sewing Pattern Paper/Stickles/Vanilla Cardstock
Measuring Tape Leaves - Hand cut from old measuring tape
Stickles - Ranger/Tim Holtz
Metal Clip - My STASH!


Michele Gross said...

YYYYYEEEEEHHHHAAAWWWW!!! EEEk! What an exciting announcement! So happy for you! Going to be so cool seeing your fabbyness each and every week at JUGS! Whhheeeee :D

farmhouse-story said...

a big congrats, elise!! jugs just got a whole lot more interesting:) your card rocks the challenge big time! gorgeous scallops, stitching, flower, and i esp love your clever use of the measuring tape!!

AKiteFlier said...

Using your own words, Elise, YEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWW! What a great way to kick off your JUGS debut!!! This is simply devine and I love the leaves made from a measuring tape :-))) You are one creative soul and we're glad to have you. FANTASTIC flower - WOW - stunner.

Lisa Kind said...

Welcome to JUGs, Elise! This is just so pretty! I "sew" love your first beautiful card as a "Jug-head" as you so kindly put it! LOL! That flower is fabulous, too! Seriously love this card and we are so happy to have you on board!

Rosemary said...

wooohooo!! now i can publicly say CONGRATS!! they could not have picked a better more crafty gal to join the team! oh... and FABULOUS card, friendy!!

Ann said...

Woot! Woot! HUGE congrats, my dear! Love your fabby vintage card!

Carol L said...

Congrats again my friend! You're really growing and spreading your wings and I couldn't be happier for you!!!! This card really takes me back with those great vintage images! I love the clip - and it looks like one of those pre-historic hem clips our moms used when they stood us on the stool and clipped our skirts and dresses up with those for easy, even hemming! I forget about all of those gems until I see a reminder like this! Perfect stitching and WOW!! That BOW!!!! Awesome stuff here, and You Go GIRL!!!

~amy~ said...

Woot wootie Woot Woot!!!! You are on fire sista!!!!!!!! Such a sweet card!!! Love the color rocked it!! Ginormous Congrats!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations on being a JUGs gal! :> I know you'll add lots of creative flair to that crafty team! Adore your grunge flower and am so enjoying the Steampunk trend filling the net and creative hands with so much inspiration!!!

Dotty Jo said...

BIG congrats to you Elise and what a bonus YOU'll be to the team! Fabulous card, love all the details, Jo x

Andrea M said...

YEHAW and YIPEEE KI YAY!!!!! Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!! We are ECSTATIC that you, in all your fabulosity, could join us!!! And what a debut it is! Holy frijoles, this is beautiful! So much gorgeousness, where to start? Love the stitching and the leaves made from a measuring tape!!! Stunning flower! Vintage and utterly fabulous!!! Awesome inspiration here girl! By the way, "Jugheads"... LOVE IT!!!!

Heather Rogers said...

Congratulations Elise. I am so happy for you. This retro lady is stunning. Love the stitching detail. :)

Monique said...

Congratulations Elise.. How exciting!!!! And what a great debut card.. LOve your retro card and beautiful flower... Great work GF!!!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

This card is stunning!