Saturday, September 28, 2013

Just Us Girls and a FOND farewell....

I have been EXTREMELY blessed to be a member of Just Us Girls for a LONG time!
In case you've never enjoyed the fruits of their revolving challenges, YOU have been
missing out!  Me?  I've been an inspired participant, a THRILLED chic of the week, a
SUPER delighted guest designer, and for a good three years now, an ECSTATIC 
design team member...  {WHERE, oh where, has the time gone!?!} 

It's been a GREAT ride!  

 I am FILLED with gratitude!  - AND a whole lot of crafty memories...  
THIS is my last post as a JUG-ster, and my last week as a hostess for all 
the fun and SUPER sonic inspiration...  A super fallish photo collage is 
my parting gift...  I hope you'll consider playing along!

Also, my dear team mate, Tangii, has also decided to step down from
Just Us Girls...  My special salute to you, Tangii, and your brilliant color
skills and all around crafty TALENT!  YOU will be greatly missed!
THANK YOU for gracing us with your brilliant work! *Mwah!*

On to some crafty BUSINESS.....

You might know that I am a lover of the "scene" card....  So this happened
quite naturally.  This background was created with STAMP pads, and a 
smattering of water color with stamp ink!  {It was INKALICIOUS, babies!}

But then I pretty much covered the whole thing up with delicious stampy
elements and precious pretty bits and baubles...  But HEY!  That's how
the stamp bounces...   IT'S THE JOURNEY!  {Says the girl with VERY 
inky fingers!} Worth all the effort, as far as I'm concerned!

{Autumn is my FAVORITE season for stamping!}

But speaking of stamping!  Ack!  Do you KNOW these ladies...  the fabby force of
JUST US GIRLS!  They took this photo montage ALL THE WAY to AMAZING!

Please, TREAT YOURSELF to a very Juggified version of PUMPKIN SPICE!
It's a cornucopia-o-inspiration!

Thank YOU, for the YEARS of gushing and swooning that you
indulged me in...  {I LOVE those GIRLS!} I am humbled by
ALL that I see, learn from and am inspired by, in the crafty blog
world.  You have NO idea how much healing, hand holding and
friendship making has occurred here...  EVEN WHEN I HAVEN'T
been 1/10th of the friend I mean to be, this place has continued
to take care of me!  I am VERY, very blessed.

Thank you, again, for your love and inspiration!

Supplies - 

C/S - Wplus9 Design Studio
Stamps - Wplus9 Deisgn Studio (Sentiment and Pumpkins)
               Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous (Truck)
Designer Elements - October Afternoon
Button - Buttons Galore & More
Twine - Jillibean Soup


Lisa Kind said...

You know you will be missed my dear! You have been every bit of one whole friend, no fractions here! Please keep in touch and good luck with you new endeavors! Love your card too!

Lynn said...

Elise, You've been an amazing JUGS team members and I've always loved stopping by to see what you've created. Today is no absolutely amazing card.

sandi said...

An Awesome card. Will miss seeing your creations. Good Luck and you will be missed.

Hannelie said...

Will certainty miss you Elise. I always was thrilled to read your inspiring comments. Lots of hugs and kisses.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Elise - you will be so missed! I loved your last challenge - it is so you! Good luck with all and oh yeah - love your card!!! :)

Marisa said...

Fabulous card to match the inspire pic. You will be dearly missed. Wishing you great success in your studies ((hugs))

LeAnne said...

Oh my, I know I didn't comment often, but you know I always enjoyed your creations....THIS one especially! You will be greatly missed...I hope to continue to see you in blogland! Hugs & blessings to you, my sweet friend!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMG what a fabulous scene, love the colors and images. Sorry to hear you are stepping down, you will be missed!

Nancy said...

You have a way with words my friend! I wish you so much success in your new path of life! I will miss you and your talented self and sense of humor! Keep in touch with us and Good luck! BTW your card is fantastic....especially love that wonderful background you created! HUGS!

~amy~ said...

Elise, you rock! Your card is over the top WOW!

dtarca said...

This ones my favorite! I'll miss seeing your creativity!