Monday, July 11, 2011

SSC211 & JUGS 92

I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend! and was able to carve-out some crafting time!  I sure did!  Phyllis Shepherd, who is my up-line has sent me an email, informing me that she has a 'gift' for me @ the Stampin' Up! Convention!  How fabulous, huh?  Well, Phyllis is a warm, wonderful lady who always has a little gift for me at Convention and Leadership.  So, its a wonderful feeling, knowing that she hasn't forgotten me!  :)  So, I wanted to make her a special Thank You card, to show my appreciation and thank her for her thoughtfulness.
So, I went to two of my 'go-to' challenge sites to get some inspiration.  Stamping 411 has a wonderful sketch, that is easy to work with.  JUGs has a technique challenge.  So, I combined them both!
Here's my card!

I used Pink Pirouette cardstock, for the base of the card.  I received my first order from the new catalog, so I HAD to use some of the pattern papers from Beau Chateau DSP.  I used probably every thank you stamp that I have.  I stamped them in different classic inks: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, and Pretty in Pink.  I had to add a hand-made flower!  So, I used Floral Fusion to create a flower using Pink Pourette cardstock.  I used the Square Lattice to give the flower a softness.  I added a hand-made button to the center.  I die cut some leaves with the little leaves die and a scrap piece of the DSP.  I had a scrap piece of Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon, and so I added it on! 
So, now for the technique!  Just Us GirlS, want you to make your own button out of cardstock.  Sound hard, not really.  Just use your head, die cut several 'buttons'.  Stack them, to give then some bulk, or die cut a button out of chip board.  Adhere them all together.  I added some Diamond Glaze to the top button to help give it some dimension and gloss.  I used my stylus to keep the thread holes clear and usable.  I threaded some linen thread through the holes and tied a tiny bow.
I hope that Phyllis likes my card.  She is truly a very warm, giving and thoughtful person.


Jeanette said...

What a great words idea.

Nichole said...

This is a fabulous card; I love the collage of "thanks" idea!

Selene Kempton said...

This is beautiful! Anyone would LOVE to get this, and I'm sure your upline is gonna love it! :D
thanks for playing along with stamping411 this week!

Indy's Designs said...

Beautiful card, loved how you used different thanks stamps, and the colors--pink and browns are my favorite!

Elise said...


Sharon! This card is exquisite! It sure looks to me like YOU + the Jugs technique are going to be great friends for the LONG term! {Wasn't that SUCH a fun technique!?!} I am so DELIGHTED to have this card in the mix this week - YOUR work always makes me smile and your inspiration is INFECTIOUS! Yipeeeee!

Steph said...

Beautiful card!!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sharon! Love the button! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Kristin Eberline said...

Your card is stunning! I love how you created your sentiment panel and your button is over the top gorgeous!

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

Anula said...

So cute card! I love color and beautiful flower:)