Saturday, October 31, 2009

JUGS Challenge #5

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Whew, I am getting this one in just under the wire...the Halloween wire, that is! Today's Just Us Girls challenge is to make a holiday card for a photograph. Kristin didn't say exactly WHAT holiday, so I made one last Halloween card. (And make sure you visit the blog....they have CANDY!).

Anyone who reads my blog knows that we are hosting a woman & her brother while she gets a guide dog, who will help her with migraines and balance issues from brain tumor surgery. They "graduate" tomorrow and today they had a Halloween party, complete with costumes, so yesterday, we sat & cut out felt petals and used black pipe cleaners as a framework so that Dutch could be a "black-eyed Susan". I was fortunate enough to get a pretty good picture of Dutch wearing his costume---he looks a little forlorn, but really, he's quite happy! I made it into a big easel card and I will give this to Lynn as a special reminder of the time she & Dutch spent with us:

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He & Lynn won a prize for being the best look-alikes!! Here they are:

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The card itself is very simple; I used Basic Black, Whisper White, & Summer Sun cardstock, making a 5 1/2" square card. The witch hat is embossed in White EP using White Craft ink. The other images are from Crafty Secrets' Halloween set, the "happy" is from SU's Happy Everything set and the words are computer-generated. The directions for the easel card can be found on SCS here. If you have any other questions, just shoot me an email! Hope everyone has a safe, happy Halloween!!!

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24 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

LeAnne!!! This is such a FANTASTIC card!!! I LOVE that you guys made a costume for Dutch to be a Black Eyed Susan! How funny and clever!! I LOVE the closeup photo you got of him...yes, looking a little forlorn, but that just adds to the humorous element :O) The simple witches hat in the corner is the perfect touch! Also love that you made it an easel card and something that Lynn can cherish forever!

So glad you chose a different holiday to showcase a photo! I don't want our participants to feel limited so I left it generic, and boy am I glad I did! I sure got a chuckle out of your card :) Dutch is just too cute!

Thank you my dear for supporting the JUGS! We so love having you and seeing your beautiful work. I cannot WAIT to see you next week! I'm giddy with excitement! I've never met online blogging friends before!

Okay, I'll send your digi set as soon as I publish this comment! Hope you can play along again next week for our sketch challenge! Maria is our sweet host. Maybe I'll bring the sketch to Philly with me and we can fool around with it there ;]

Happy Halloween my friend and tell Lynn and Dutch the same. They appear to make a great pair (and not just because their costumes match :)

Jacqui said...

Awww check you and the dog out.. brilliant.. well done!

broni (waterchild12) said...

How very cool, LeAnne! And how wonderful of you to help Lynn with her and Dutch's costumes as well as document it for her! Very, very special!

Just Us Girls said...

LeAnne - OMG I laughed so hard at this card - it's ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! That costume is to die for - I must show it to my son - he does volunteer work at a dog rescue shelter - he will get a kick out of it. It's great to see a Halloween photo showcase - there was no "rule" about which holiday to use! It's SO great to have your talent playing along with our challenges - we LOVE it that the CTD team members are such avid participants! Thanks for supporting the Jugs *giggle* again! :-)
Hugs n smiles,
Pam

Our Little Inspirations said...

Ah LeAnne, you completely ROCKED this challenge! Oh My Gosh, that sweet dog looks so cool in his costume, and so does his "mommy" in her matching costume too!! Oh I just LOOOOOOOOOOVEEEE this!! Your card is AMAZING, and you're AWESOME!!! What a fabulous FUN thing to do!!!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh, I am so glad that someone else did a "dog" card like me! This is totally adorable! Dutch looks so cute! And he and Lynn deserved to win! How nice that you created such a nice friendship from such a kind-hearted gesture as taking these people into your home! Love your easel card...I have to try that one! Thanks for playing again! Have fun with Kristin's set!

Linda L said...

Happy Halloween LeAnne! I love your card and the pictures are great! Dutch makes a wonderful Black Eyed Susan. I love the stamps you used. Did you see Caryl's Halloween bag for the Unscripted challenge this week? I love that bag. It's the one you sent me. I love that little bag and I have been eating the yummy chocolate. Just can't resist.

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG that card and the photo of the two of them are awesome!! Dutch is a great black eyed Susan!! What a beautiful dog!

Susan (rainy) said...

I've only been a black-eyed Susan once and believe me I wasn't nearly this cute!! LOL I LOVE your card. This is just adorable. Happy Halloween!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh My Gosh LeAnne! Dutch & Lee are so amazingly cuuute together! That is one heck of a Halloween card! I love all the Halloween stamping too! Thank you so much for joining us again this week for another challenge & I can't wait to see what you create with Kristin's set!!! I hope you join us next week for another fun challenge! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Ooops, I meant Lynn. :) Thanks

Barbara said...

FANTASTIC!!! What a fun card! You rocked this challenge, girl!

Dana Gustafson said...

What a wonderufl photo card! I love the easel technique and you have certainly captured a wonderful moment in this pair's life....the beginnings of a long and treasured life together. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Beth said...

Such a great idea! Awesome costumes you must have gotten lots of comments on these!!! Thanks for sharing the card and picture LeAnne!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh...AWESOME!!!

Juanita said...

What a great costume you helped make. The card is such a perfect match, love it.

Starla said...

What a perfect easle card! This is something that Lynn will treasure forever!! I LOVE the creative costumes!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, that is FABULOUS! LOVE the card, but love even more what you have done for Lynn! She is going to remember your kindness forever!!! You are such an amazing person, LeAnne! I CAN'T WAIT to hug you this Friday!!!

Elise said...

Woah, my gosh! What an ADORABLE celebration of THAT DOG and his mighty fun costume, that brave gal and your boundless talent! Fun, fun, fun! If I didn't know better, I might say, "Move over, Anne Geddes!" Soooooo cute!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

ouh la la LeAnne
my oh my all these fabulous challenges - how can I keep up to these - and where do I find them all???? Goodness I am in ah with you my dear!
I totally admire you - honestly you have done such a beautiful job with this card and the "Dutch" Ahw Dutch, oh I love dogs, can you tell - you will have to treasure this photo and card forever - cause boy oh boy - it's amazing
thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful talent - just so wonderful you are!

Andrea M said...

Wow LeeAnn - Another stunning creation!!! This is so darn cute! I love the costumes too - so perfect for a black labrador. They make such a perfect pair :) Again, amazing job - love seeing your work!

Steph K (booga3) said...

This is SO adorable! Dutch is too cute!!

Betty Benton said...

Love the costumes and the card! I'm sure you made lots of people smile with this post!!

dpkennedy said...

OMG LeAnne! This is adorable! So is that flower dog!! Love him! I can't believe I missed this awesome card! Love it!