Saturday, August 25, 2018

Just Us Girls Challenge #455 Photo Inspiration


Hello and welcome!  It's a brand new challenge this week at Just Us Girls and Vicki is our host!
Here's the photo she has chosen!

And here's a closer look at it!

Be sure to stop by the blog to see what our amazing guest designer, Ros Crawford and the whole team have designed for your inspiration!

It's back to school time!  And for me that means back to school to my very part-time job directing the orchestra at a private Catholic high school nearby!  Lots of fun and a really great group of kids-they along with crafting have made my retirement absolutely perfect!

For my card I used the following supplies:
Concord & 9th All Year Long stamp set
Your Next Stamp Apple Die
Plaid paper from The Paper Studio
Kat Scrappiness Wonky rectangle die
Red Nuvo drops
 Black, white and kraft card stock

Be sure to stop by the JUGS blog for all the details on this week's challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Super, super cute, and great take on the challenge. LOVE the red gingham and clean and simple design.

  2. Super fun and a fabulous design. I love the red and white gingham on the apple and the letters.

  3. Love your back to school card and the use of the patterned paper! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  4. I love your use of the red gingham on the apple and letters! That stitching looks fantastic and perfect placement with the Nuvo drops. Another fabulous CAS creation!

  5. What a great back to school project. Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our ABC/123 challenge!


  6. Love the gingham print and the cute little paint dots you added to this. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas and our back to school challenge

  7. Love the paper piecing, especially with the letters! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Back to School Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  8. Omgoodness! How CUTE! Love the paper piecing! Thanks for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin Divas! Have a great day!

    Theresa (DCD DT)

  9. What an adorable card!! loving the gingham! Thanks ever so much for having me with you this past month!

  10. Such a cute card with the red gingham apple! So, you conduct orchestra; how fun is that. I worked as a freelance oboist/English horn for many years and teach privately still. I'm sure your work with these young orchestral musicians fills your days with joy! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

    1. So cool! Love the oboe, my daughter in law is an oboist too! I bet you have fun with your students too!

  11. Your gingham apple and letters: pure delight! Definitely a cheery back-to-school card! Conducting the orchestra: what a fabulous role for you! I know that the joy the young musicians bring you is multiplied a thousand times over by the joy you'll bring to THEM in being their inspiring leader!

  12. I love the gingham paper -- it reminds me so much of Fall. This is just adorable! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Good Luck!

    ♥ Mindy

  13. So cute! The red gingham seems perfect for a Back to School card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  14. Super cute Back-to-School card! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for my challenge! xoxoxo

    4 Crafty Chicks DT

  15. Love your gingham apple! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday