March 6, 2010

JUGS 23 - Gettin' Sketchy with Wplus9 Design Studio

Heeellllooooooooo out there!  And Happy Weekend!

I have TWO posts today, so check them both out -- LOTS of gooooooood stuff!  It's the first Saturday of the month -- which means it's Sketch time at Just Us Girls.  The so witty and wonderful Dana Gustafson is our hostess this week, and she arranged our sponsor for this week -- Dawn Woleslagle of Wplus9 Design Studio!  Now, if you HAVEN'T seen her new stamp line yet -- you MUST go check it out...after you continue reading, of course - lol.

Besides, YOU could be the lucky winner of your choice of 2, yeah, you read it, 2 of her amazing stamp sets, just by participating in our challenge this week!  Isn't that exciting???  Thank you Dawn for being SO generous!

When I saw the "Just a Note" set, I HAD to have it, given my 'other life' in fife and drum.  My card today is actually for my Sister & Brother-in-law who just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this past week.  ♪ Happy Anniversary Cat & Alan!!♪  They too, are very musically inclined, and you can imagine, the sentiment is PERFECT!

First though - here's the sketch Dana has given us to work with:
and here's my card:
It's funny to think 10 years ago, we were in the midst of a chain of weddings.  Three of my husband's siblings, as well as hubby and I all got married in a matter of 13 months.  It started in May of 1999, and finished in June of 2000.  To think back, it was SO crazy, but a TON of fun, all at the same time.  Happy memories, for sure.

Now -- there's LOTS to look at today - we have our Guest Designer for March with us today, the super talented Stephanie Kraft, and Dawn and her amazing Design Team are joining us today as well!  Soooo, head on over, and check out all of the fabulousness awaiting for you...share a little love along the way too...

Stephanie Kraft
Dawn Woleslagle 
Elise Durenberger
Maile Belles
Savitri Wilder
Wishing you all a WONDERFUL day!!
OH -- don't forget about the coupon code from Candacraft for our JUGS friends -- use the code JUGS315 in her store, and you will get 10% off your total order!!  YAY!  Offer Expires March 15 - don't miss out! 
Stamps: Just A Note (Wplus9 Design Studio)
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: True Black, Digital paper from the "She's Country" kit by Liffy Weifenbach & Tracey Howard
Accessories: Stampin' Up border punch, burgundy stickles, recollections adhesive pearls, true black satin ribbon, Making Memories chipboard


Alicia said...

Tracey, I love your card. Wow your family was very busy 10 years ago! Our family is going through that right now. I loved your template too...that buggy is just way too cute and you are right, it is very easy to put together! Have a great weekend!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Tracey, this card is wonderful! Love the string of pearls & you really made Dawn's stamps & Dana's sketch sing in harmony together :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is beautiful, Tracey!! I love the rich colors and the pearls are fabulous!!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty and I love how formal it looks with the pearls and the black satin ribbon! I remember a year like that when a bunch of my friends got married! I waited for about 9 years after their weddings to get married...I needed the time to just breathe after all of theirs! LOL!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is great Tracey - I love the row of pearls and the BG paper - perfect color contrast. Isn't this set the BEST?? I love it and I love your card with it.

Katie Cotton said...

oh i LOVE it! Fabulous job!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG, what a perfectly, elegant card! This is so stunning, girly!! I cannot get over how beautiful it turned out. LOVE the pearls down the side and that paisley paper! FABULOUS!!

Oh and yes, your family was busy 10 years ago! How fun for all of you :]

Rebecca said...


Elise said...


Drop-dead GORGEOUS card, Tracey! The use of all of those scallops and pearls, OH, THE PEARLS! I had to click in and feast on the details, because they are exquisite! I'm delighted Dawn's stamp set found such a happy home with YOU!

You're awesome, darlin'!

Dana Gustafson said...

This is so beautiful! I love the deep red paired with the pearls. What a wonderful way to say happy anniversary. THanks so much for making my sketch and Dawn's stamps shine and for your kind words :)

Savitri said...

This is just beautiful!! I LOVE the rich color!