Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's the JUGs inaugural sketch!

Two bloggers extremely high on my personal inspiration list have begun a sketch challenge. Really, if you don't know these two, please check them out: Kristin Bueter and Stampin' Pam. Their artwork will impress you every time, they have post frequently and they're incredibly nice. So how can we NOT join their challenge? I promise you'll be glad you did! Here's the first sketch ever for the JUGs challenge

Decisions don't come easily to me so if I can limit my options when designing it's usually a good thing. This time I created the card for the JUGs challenge using the Color Throwdown

Here's my card:
I made an editorial change by using a circle instead of an oval. I'm one of the very few remaining souls on earth without an elaborate die cut system of any sort and just couldn't get my oval cutter to cooperate. The papers are from Die Cut With A View's Indian Summer line. The stamps are Hampton Art. The little brads are from the dollar section at Target last year and the ribbons are from that mess of a basket I have. I think the little squirrel honestly looks like he's asleep or meditating!


  1. Oh how cute! That's great paper and an adorable little squirrel! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

  2. OMG, Linda! I'm laughing about your squirrel comment. I think he looks like he's praying :O) LOL

    THANK YOU for the kind remarks about me (and Pam)! You are such a sweetheart! AND you are promoting our challenge which is SO sweet! We are continuing with the challenge on Saturdays, so I hope to see you again this weekend! My post will direct you to the blog we are almost finished creating (unless something goes awry). We're very excited and are so thrilled that amazingly creative people like you are already playing along!

    Awesome card, my friend! I love that little bow on top of the button...soooo cute (and right up my ally). The patterned paper is scrumptious and PERFECT for the CTD challenge! Great job on both challenges!! Though my CTD month as Guest Designer is over, I WILL be back each week to play along, so I'll see you hopefully for both challenges! Thanks for playing along :O)

  3. Linda this is just stinkin' cute! I love that "sleeping" squirrel and what a wowza job you did with the color challenge too. Thanks SO much for your sweet comments and for promoting our new venture. We're glad to have you playing along - watch for more details as they come available. :-)

  4. Lnda! So glad you joined in on the JUGS challenge! THis card is adorable! I love all the patterned paper here and your little squirrel is A-dorable! I missed that stamp in the dollar bin! Darn! He's a cutie!

  5. Cute little squirrel, regardless of what he's doing! I just saw this challenge and hope I can use the sketch this week too! Thanks for playing the CTD as well!

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