Just Us Girls Challenge..... JUGS7 42

Mona Pendleton | Friday, November 13, 2009 @ 10:20 PM | ,

Hi Ladies! Thank you to all of you who played along last week with the JUGS sketch challenge!

Are you ready to do some DRY EMBOSSING with a Twist?
Today is an EXTRA SPECIAL day! Not only is it time for a NEW challenge but it is JUGS team-mate, SWEET Dana's Birthday! The girls & I are celebrating Dana's Birthday today!!! Tracey dear is the lovely Hostess this week & she has challenged us girls to make DANA a Birthday card using the Dry Embossing Technique. You can find ALL the challenge details on the Just Us Girls site & when you are hopping around to see what the other DT girls have created, PLEASE be sure to wish Dana a VERY Happy Birthday! :) I hope to see what you have dry embossed! Be Sweet!

Dana, Sweetie, this one is JUST FOR YOU :)

I broke out my sewing machine the other day & put it to good use! LOL

For color inspiration, I used the colors provided by The Play Date Cafe. This week's colors for The Play Date's Creativity Challenge #4, PDCC04 were selected by the lovely Sandi & her description of the colors reads, "blue/green, chocolate brown, tan and cream. There is a peace and tranquility to these colors." PERFECT color scheme for a SWEET young ladies birthday card :) I would like to send a BIG Thank You to ALL the girls at The Play Date Cafe for selecting my Christmas card to make their Fab 4 last week! :) Yipee Skipee Please hop on over to see what this talented group of women have created!

After making the butterflies with the Cuttlebug Butterfly die & the Martha Stewart butterfly punch, I sent them on their way to fluttering about through the Sizzix Big Shot Express to appear on the other side with embossed with Swiss Dots! :) I layered ALL the butterflies up x 2. I sewed on a lil fleurette that was crocheted by my dearest sis Tina :) The biggest butterfly of them all, looked a bit odd just sitting on the cs, so I stamped a SU flourish image, then sewer her on down :) I just love how you can see all the layers to these butterflies from this angle :) I am sure Dana will need to fluff them a bit when her card arrives!
Ingredients Used: Stamps: SU Oval All, Carte Postale Paper: K&Company DP, SU Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, PTI Aqua Mist Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Ranger Antique Photo, Sprinkles: EK Success Oval & border punches, Fiskars Scalloped Oval punch, Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die, Martha Stewart punch, Cuttlebug butterfly die, generic cream buttons, brads & cord, Offray ribbon, PTI Aqua Mist button

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42 Sweet Comments So Far:

Davi said...

Mona, this is fabulous. I love all the yummy colors, beautiful butterflies and the embellishents. It so feminine and antique looking. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

KathyO said...

Stunning, elegant and mind blowing! This card has it all! Mona you have to be one of the most creative girls on the net! I can't believe how beautiful this card is! What a great inspiration for this new challenge! You are amazing!

LindsayZ said...

The embossing here is so pretty! This card is plain and simple, vintaage elegance! Just a truly outstanding design! Wow!

Anne Jagger said...

What a stunning creation. This is absolutely fabulous, I love it! x

Kim said...

Mona, this is stunning as always! Your paper is so yummy, love those butterflies, embossing, and your ribbons. No one does the vintage look like you! STUNNING!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh MOna I'm dying here - you're killin' me with all this fabulousness!! My gosh this is GORGEOUS with it's vintage feel and all the stitching and such. Wonderful color combo - I wish I had that kind of time :-( but it's a REAL beauty and will put a huge smile on Dana's face for sure. Way to hit this one out of the park. (of course you do that every time LOL)

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Wow Mona - this is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the butterflies and all your pretty details!

GabrielleH said...

Wow wow wow! What a gorgeous card! The DP is perfect and the vintage look is amazing! WHat a surprise this will be for your teammate, Dana!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful! Great job with both challenges!!

Julie Ranae said...

Your hubby was right! This IS the one!

Beautiful entry for The Play Date Cafe Challenge and IMHO, THE BEST JUGS example of this technique!

PaperMomma said...

This is probably one of your best ever and that is saying alot, Mona! All your designs are impecable but this one is sublime! Really amazing textures and feel throughout! Great job!

Helen Watanabi said...

Wow, Mona! I love the vintage look of this card and I love the colors used! That DP is amazing! Yes, definitely this is the best demo for JUGS6

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG, Mona. You amaze me with your stunning creations! What a creative eye you have...really! Look at that gorgeous stitching you did with your sewing machine (I hope your hubby is happy about that ;)...and how creative to add the flourish behind the large butterfly and to add the crocheted flower to the top of it! I NEVER would have thought about that! This is such a gorgeous "shabby chic" card...I WISH I could easily create this style.

I have to tell you girl, I start every Saturday wondering how I can CASE your look without copying it exactly! LOL You are such an inspiration, my friend! I'm sure Dana will LOVE her card!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh Mona! This is INCREDIBLE! I love it! The color scheme is one of my favorites with the beautiful aqua and I just don't know where to start. It is ALL so GORGEOUS! THis is what I WISH my cards with a vintage slant would look like when I'm done. I'm serious, this is incredible. You can be sure I will fluff your butterfly wings when it arrives so they can remind me to flit about with grace. Grace, that is the perfect word for this card...just pure GRACE.

Thank you so much for your beautiful card. I am honored!

Nancy L. said...

beautiful!

Donna said...

Really beautiful card! Love all the details! Outstanding!

Sarah Anderson said...

Mona this is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the vintageness of it, and it's elegance, and the inventive ideas - the flowers on the butterflies are gorgeous !!!
In case you feel the need to make another one, my birthday is in March ;)

Erica said...

Magnificent card as usual Mona! This card is a true treasure! Wow! I can't get over how beautiful it is. Almost seeing tears in my eyes! Fantastic job and happy birthday to Dana!

Live Love and Scrap said...

Oh Mona!!! I just love these colors...your card is just stunning....STUNNING!!!

*Alison* said...

Mona,
AMAZING as always.. your cards are stunning.. :) I love seeing your name in the challenge and coming here to feast on the eye candy.. thanks for playing with us again at the PDCC :) hugs

BevL said...

Happy Birthday to Dana! Gorgeous card you created for her! Those butterflies are stunning! I love your vintage designs so much! TFS!

Rosemary said...

Simply gorgeous!

Mirna said...

Now this is the definition of gorgeous! WOw, Mona! I love this card. It is so dainty and elegant! Everything about it is perfect! Butterflies are my favorite! Please wish Dana a very happy birthday for me!

Mary J said...

Absolutely gooooorgeous! I find vintage chic really difficult - they always turn out messy! But yours is perfect!

Archana said...

Super cute card you made, Mona!
I wish I could me a card like that some day!

Thanks Mona for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my blog!

- Archana

Julie said...

Fabulously gorgeous & perfectly shabby chic, Mona--I love this card!

RobinH said...

Gorgeous elegant card Mona! I love the stitching and the amazing designer paper! Oh and the embossed butterflies are incredible!

Beth said...

Hi Mona, I just signed up to follow you and I'm happy I did! Your designs are really inspiring me and I love your design style. You really should be designing for some major company! This gorgeous card is just one example of what I mean! I want to learn to do stuff like this! Thanks!

Andrea M said...

Oh wow Mona! This is so beautiful :) It so soft and vintage-y. The crocheted flowers on the butterfly are such a pretty touch. You have so many lovely details on this card - stunning! Hope you had a great weekend :)

Susan Mast said...

Love the color scheme! Oh so pretty!

Laura said...

Vintage style and elegance! Mona, this is awesome! Great details, especially the awesome butterflies! Love it to death!

Hanne said...

Wow! I like this card so much! Beautiful design and wonderful details!
Hanne

Courtney said...

Honestly, Mona, this card is the cat's meow! I love the vintage look of this card but it is more refined than a lot of vintage designs that you see around the web! Every detail is perfect! Way to go!

Shana said...

I am speechless. What a gorgeous card!

Mercedes said...

Amazingly beautiful card, Mona! (picking my jaw off the floor...)

Kathryn B said...

Mona this is such a beautiful card! It reminds me of my blog header! LOL! Have a good one.

GabrielleH said...

Mona, what a gorgeous card design! I am just speechless! I really wish I had your gift! Amazing!

Sierra said...

Very beautiful and elegant! Those butterflies are heavenly! Way to go!

Fiona said...

Gorgeous and elegant! Mona, you are the best!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Really beautiful Mona. Congrats on your win!

Aislin said...

Now this is the definition of elegant! Bravo, Mona! Absolutely refined and elegant!
Cheers!

1CardCreator said...

Congratulations on the win over at Play Date Cafe, you so deserve it! Two weeks in a row means you are on a roll! ha ha. Beautiful card Mona, totally deserving of the feature spotlight and top winner! ~Diane


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