Saturday, June 4, 2011

True Friends ~ JUST US GIRLS!


Not only are my JUST US GIRLS true friends, but the girl that "brings it all home"
for little me... My FIRST friend, made and discovered from this wonderful place
I love to call "Blogland".... ROSIE - the AMAZING....{!} is this month's honorary, JugHead!
In other words - our GUEST DESIGNER, extraordinaire! Yee Haw! Welcome, Rosebud!

{I am looking SO forward to her beautious inspiration, with JUG-specific, challenge fun!}

A "true friend-ship" card seemed SO appropriate - {!}
easy to adapt ANY theme to our terrific sketch, brought
to us by the ever-so-inspiring and talented, Kathryn!

What a GREAT composition! I had SUCH fun playing with some paper that I'm
TOTALLY diggin' right now! {Hmmm? October Afternoon? Cosmo? O/A? Cosmo?}

Oh, I know: October Afternoon! ~ you didn't see THAT coming... heh heh

Hee Hee!

I ALWAYS look forward to designer paper with an old school children's book flavor!
Love, love, LOVE these characters! I just dabbed a bit of water color to match this
scrumpdidilyicious paper collection - SUCH fun! Such a HOOT to play with this sketch!

But it's not A-L-W-A-Y-S about the fun: I REALIZE that.
Sometimes it's about the BEAUTY!


{I know...!}

THESE girls are insanely talented! How PERFECT to have a lady of SUCH
elegance and wonderful design talent: Madame ROSEMARY as our guest designer!
I hope you'll give yourself a little chunck of time to truly experience her amazing
range of paper craft! Her CAS makes me weep, while her ability to break OUT of
"the" proverbial box, always leaves me applauding and demanding MORE, more...MORE!
It's going to be one incredible month in the Just Us Girls neck of the woods...
We have some SERIOUSLY inspirational challenges coming up for you:
I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with! Yee Haw!

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - October Afternoon
Stamp - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Circle shapes, traced and cut from - Spellbinders
Ribbon - Recollections


LeAnne said...

Oh, this appeals to my schoolgirl heart! What a sweet creation!!! LOVE it!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Elise,
What a great idea to use old children’s book pages to make handmade cards; so eco friendly. I am heading off to crop with some girlfriends today and may whip up a few cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
Smiles, Paula

Rosemary said...!!! you are going to make me WEEP!! you are just way to kind, way too sweet and way too talented, my friend!! i'm so excited to be getting the chance to not only be a JUGs gal for the month, but to be one along with you!! fabulous card, by the way!!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card!!!! Love the retro'ish/old school feel...

Dana Gustafson said...

YOU, friend, never fail to AMAZE me (hear the angels singing?) you just added a touch of water color to that paper huh? I am so glad you showed the original next to your colorized version...what a "whole new worrrrlllld!"...ok now run right over and post that at the October Afternoon facebook page....go go go..they've gotta see it!

Carma said...

Great, great card! Love the ears, tails, feet, etc. peeking out beyond the edge of the circles.

Andrea M said...

Elise!!! Does your creativity ever end?!?! I hope the heck not!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE that you used the whimsical and fabulous characters from a children's book!! So seriously fun and vintage! It makes me want to be a little girl all over again, thumbing eagerly through all those books and magazines (oh, Highlights!, how do I love thee?). This card makes me so happy and just whips me back to little girlhood! I agree with Dana - touch of watercolor…BRILLIANT! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE basking in your AMAZING talent!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Oooops, nearly missed this one - soooooooooo glad I didn't as it'a a beauty! Jo x

stampencamper said...

this is such a marvelous creation. you made the designer 'pop' and come to life

AKiteFlier said...

WOW WOW WOW ELise - you have got to keep that mojo fire burnin! You are just tearin in up. I love the vintage book type paper and what you did with it?!? Oh my goodness - it's just divine! Girl you just rock my world - again and again!! Big smiles.

Kathryn B said...

I love the wildlife, old schoolhouse flair too! Like how you just added a little watercolor to the black and white images...very clever once again! Love your spin on the sketch Elise! Have a great day!

Kendra said...

What a fun and interesting card! I LOVE it Elise! And thanks for the comment, made my day!

Carol L said...

I love how you can adapt images from children's books into amazing cards!! This is too cute with all those friendly animals managing to get along! We humans could take some lessons from those cute critters about loving one another eh? Great take on the sketch!!

Karen said...

Congrats to Rosie!!! :>

And oh em gee...I adore that paper that you've circled up and made even cuter!!! :>

Shona said...

Wow Elise! Your card is adorable! I love that paper, I've never seen any like that before. I love all the layering and the colors. Super great job!