April 3, 2010

JUGS 27 - A Sketch and a Farewell...

Good Morning!!

Happy Weekend!  It should be a busy one here, but a happy busy, so I'm ready to get it started!! :)

But, before I get to all the hoopla, I need to share with you this week's Just Us Girls Challenge.  This week, our hostess is Kristin, and as always, the first Saturday of the month is a sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch that she has given us all to play with:
This card will actually be FOR Kristin, as she moves into a new place, and on to a new chapter in her life (I just need her new address first, *wink*).  Anyway, here's what I've come up with:

This card features some new goodies from My Time Made Easy.  I used the So Sentimental and Just for You stamp sets, as well as the Fun Floral digital papers.  Wishing you a very happy time in your life Kristin!!!

Now, the farewell.  I've been doing a lot of thinking for a while now, and while I absolutely LOVE all of the design teams I have the privilege of being on, but...working full time, with two young children, a house, a husband...I just can't quite keep up with it all, and so at this point in time, I must resign my position on the JUGS team.  These ladies are AWESOME and so wonderful to work with, it has been a true pleasure.  I do intend to play along with the challenges going forward, but at least if my other duties get in the way, I'm not stressed about it.

So - thanks to Kristin, Pam, Mona, Lisa, Alicia, Maria, and Dana - it's been a BLAST girls :)... and I'll still be around -- you can't get rid of me that easy ;).

Make sure, speaking of all those great gals that you stop by and show them some love -- they work hard each week to bring you the best!  We also have a fantastic guest designer this month -- Sue Lelli!  So check her out too!!!

Stamps: Just for You, So Sentimental (My Time Made Easy), Very Vintage Labels 3 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Fresh Snow (PTI), yo yo yellow, green galore (SU!)
Paper: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Fallen Leaf, One Sheet Wonder (Couture Cardstock), Fun Flowers - Nomad (My Time Made Easy)
Accessories: Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, Classic Circle & Labels 3 Nestabilities dies, lace trim


Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful card, Tracey - LOVE the image you chose for sweet Kristin and love the lacey edge. COlor choice is fab, cheery and fun. We will miss you Tracey - but I know you'll still be with us in other places *wink* so take care and come play with the JUGS sometime LOL.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Tracey! I am sure Kristin will treasure this! That house image is perfect for the occasion & I like the bright, happy colors-like a ray of sunshine! You will be missed but I know I will still "see" you around blogosphere! Hope you join along in some JUGS challenges when you have a spare moment :)

Rebecca said...

It's beautiful Tracey! and {{{{hugs}}} I know how hard it is to juggle your responsibilities.

Lisa Kind said...

Ok, so I'm tearing up right now, girl! I am so going to miss you, even though I know you are a click away (and you are the one who lives the closest to me, too!)! You have been a fab JUGs partner, and I'm glad I can call you my friend! I wish you all the best! Come back often!

And your card is also fab! What a thoughtful way to wish Kristin good luck in her new home! Love the colors and the way you used the sketch! Lovely card! See you soon, my friend! {{{BIG HUGS!!}}}

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful card, Tracey!! The colors and lovely and the lace is a beautiful touch.. Happy Easter weekend!!

Pam W. said...

Love your card and I love the layout. I will be playing along for sure. I'm sure that you will be missed on the JUGS DT, but I totally understand where you are coming from. There is no way I could keep up with all that some of you young moms do. I guess being an "old mom" has its advantages - hehe.

Happy Easter!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous card, wonderful image! Kristen will love receiving this. So sad to see you leave JUGS but I know you will still be around! And one day we will catch up over coffee!! :-)

Mary J said...

Aaahhh, sorry to see you stepping down, but life has that habbit of getting in the way! Hope you will still find some time to be creative!!

Crystal said...

I've enjoyed looking at your beautiful creations, Tracey! You will be missed but I'm certain we will be seeing your gorgeous designs in the future!

Andrea M said...

Tracey - this is so beautiful! I'm sure Kristin will just love it! The colors are so cheery and warm! Great job.
So sorry to hear you are stepping down but I totally understand the not-enough-time-in-the-day thing :) I'll still check in to see your gorgeous creations!