Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just Us Girls #67

If you are looking for my Gina K. Designs CSS Alumni Blog Hop card, click here.

It's Saturday and time for a new challenge on the Just Us Girls blog!  I am having so much fun as their January Guest Designer!  This week, Kristin is our hostess and we are having a color challenge.  And here is another fun thing - Kristin invited me to pick the colors this week!  I was excited and nervous at the same time, but in the end, it didn't take long for me to choose.

Here are the colors for the challenge:

The colors were inspired by the gorgeous new line by Graphic 45 called Once Upon A Springtime.  The colors in this collection are so soft and pretty!  They provide a perfect respite from all the cold winter weather many of us are having!  Can you tell I am dreaming of spring?  It can't come too soon for me!

Here is the card I made using the colors:

You know I had to use the Once Upon A Springtime papers for my card!  I started with a base card of Papertrey's Aqua Mist and layered it with aqua striped DP from the 8 x 8 pad.  I used the Martha Stewart Modern Garland "Punch Around the Page" set to create my next layer out of SU Groovy Guava.  I layered this with one of the coral prints in the pad.  I created the bottom panel by punching a strip of SU Old Olive with the Martha Stewart Deco Fan Border Punch and layering it with a green scrolly print DP.  I added small ivory pearls to the scallops.  The "postcard" was cut from one of the sheets of patterned paper and I added a little stamp that I cut from another of the sheets.  My sentiment tag was made using one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags layered with a sentiment and frame from the Gina K. Designs set, Fanciful Tags (by Nina Brackett).  I finished it with some tiny buttons, a puffy pearl heart, a silk flower and a Aqua Mist bow.  Phew!  I think that's it!

Oh, and this is also for Weekly Challenge #2 on Joan's Garden's blog which this week had the following requirements:
-Use paper that has a stripe
-Use a button or some type of embellishment
-Use a heart
-Use a bow

My card has all those elements!  Isn't it great when things work out that way?  Many of the products I used on my card, including the Once Upon A Springtime pad, can be purchased from Joan's store.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Be sure and check out all the fabulous and inspiring creations the very talented JUGS DT have to share for today's challenge!

Have a great day!


  1. Carla, your card is so beautiful! I LOVE it!!! So girly and romantic, just like the paper collection ♥ Your layout is divine and I love the post card as your focal point. Just lovely!

    Thank you, my friend, for selecting such a stunning palette this week. I'm certain we'll have a huge turnout when they see the colors and your card!

  2. Absolutely stunning!!! Excellent colors and design!!! Such a lovely job you do!!! :-)

  3. Oh Carla!!! STUNNING as always!!! So pretty and soft! Just beautiful work on this one :) AWESOME choice on colors, girl - loved 'em!!

  4. This is beautiful, Carla! Love all of the layers and fabulous color combo.

  5. Carla, this is absolutely stunning! I LOVE the colors you chose! Perfect for a challenge on a winter day! It brings springtime into our homes! Love all the accents and elements you used, too! Great card for this color challenge!

  6. Gorgeous Carla! I loved the color palette you chose this week and am now the happy owner of that paper pack thanks to your inspiration! Like you, I also can wait for spring colors to come to the hills and fields in my county.

    I love how you put one of the paper "stamps" on the postcard...that was seriously an a ha moment for me ;) When I saw that particular DP I was wondering what I would do with all those stamps...ummm...*crickets*....maybe I could use them like little stamps like you did! I am also loving your fancy layered tag and fluffy flower. So pretty! Thanks for picking such a lovely color set this week.

  7. Super sweet! Love all the pearlized accents, especially that big pearl heart!!

  8. GORGEOUS Carla - beautiful colors - stunning outcome. Thanks for choosing for us - so sorry I couldn't play this week. I can't wrap my head around the empty house yet so I'm not here too much.

  9. Absolutely beautiful!!!! Love the blog!

  10. Carla this is beautiful! Great job with the colors and I love your details! THanks for picking such wonderful colors.

  11. Oh my word Carla... this is gorgeous!!! I love these colors together (great picks!!!) and this paper is totally yummy! Love that edge punch too! Wow gf! Love this!!!

  12. Carla...this is amazing. I love the way you cut the postcard out. It is perfect for this card. I am so surprised that you had just the right paper..haha.. This is really pretty.. Every element ties together nicely..


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