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Saturday, December 5, 2009

JUGS Challenge #10

Wow, the JUGS girls are on their 10th week!  I love the varied challenges they give us, and this week Pam has given us a sketch:

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I could just keep making Christmas cards forever, but my brother's birthday is coming up, so I thought I could use this sketch for his card:

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Since he is a real Mr-Fixit kind of guy, I thought these images from SU's Totally Tools would be fun!  It uses several different Cosmo Cricket papers from Nutmeg and Early Bird as well as some "hardware" and a piece of cord from a spool my DH bought at a yard sale for a quarter:

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And here's an inside view....I should have used my trusty SAMJ to line up the saw image a little better:

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And this is the view from our window today:

 

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I know a lot of you have had snow already, but in SE PA, we don't usually get any this early!  It's just lovely!  Enjoy your day!

25 comments:

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi LeAnne,

WOW! Snow!! We have a bright and sunny day here today but a little snow would be lovely. Love your take on the JUGS sketch...that is one stamp set I want to get...add it to my list!!! Have a fun day stamping today!

Lesley :)

Robin Merriman said...

LOVE this card, LeAnne! I'll be adding this to the CASE file for sure. Always want great ideas for MAN cards! LOL!
The view outside my window is the same today! Love that we have snow this early! My dd has already made a snowman!
Have a snuggly day!

Heather said...

Cute masculine card. I need that tool stamp set to make cards for my hubby.
We have sun today but snow tomorrow. I am in Iowa. It is coming! Can't wait.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great card for your brother! It's totally masculine and he'll love it!
At this later hour, I'm looking at a couple inches of snow and it's really laying heavily now! Not to worry, tomorrow it will all melt with warmer temps! Enjoy your weekend:)

Doris said...

Great card! I just posted some snow pics on my blogs, too--great minds do think alike (lol)!

Kristin Bueter said...

Ahhhhh!! LeAnne this is such a perfect card for your Mr. fix-it brother! I love how you used the sketch and that you went green and used some "thread" from a spool your husband bought at a garage sale for a quarter! How awesome and what a perfect accent for the main images ;] Love how your card turned out! I'm always looking for "masculine card" inspiration.

It's snowing here today also. Crazy to think we were both out and about with just a sweater yesterday evening without a care...and today, snow and sleet everwhere I look!

It was great seeing you last night. Thanks so much for coming to hang out for a while at Tia's meet :)

Juanita said...

I love this!
This is the most original look I have seen with this set {which I loved, but could not figure out how I would use it}
Totally love what you have done here.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and thanks for the pics of the snow. I moved to GA from NY this year and unless we have another freak snowstorm here like they did last year, I'll only see it in pictures.

Stampin' Pam said...

LeAnne - I love this card - so special that you are incorporating your brother's hobbies in your card to him. The "hardware" is perfect and i love the woodgrain DP. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls again. We love seeing some “regulars” come back each week! I hope that means you are having fun and are inspired! We’d love to see you again on Saturday for our next challenge!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

YIKES snow!!! Looks dreamy - I am just happy that I don't have to shovel it :) What a great masculine card! Your brother is going to adore this one-you did a great job with Pam's sketch! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Barbara said...

I'm jealous of your snow!!!! But I love your JUGS card!! Great man card!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi LeAnne we got snow over night too, only a little.... hardly anything to worry about but so beautiful in the sunlight this morning. Just perfect....now if it would just go away after Christmas and spring would arrive I'd be happy!!! Have a great afternoon, ~Donna

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Cute man card...great way to use this set :)

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Your brother will love his card. Very nicely done. I really like the layout you chose and the colours are fabulous
job well done

Lynn said...

What a great masculine card and I love this fun sketch/layout! The hardware and tied knot with the paper pieced tools looks fantastic!

Diane said...

How delightful! It's fun to see cards beyond all the gorgeous Christmas ones you're producing too! Love it...what a pretty winder sight. But brrrr....stay safe and warm.

Denise said...

Love your card! So loving that snow...can you send some to Hawaii?

Lisa Kind said...

Cool masculine card...I have such trouble with these! Great way to use the sketch, LeAnne! And I love your snow...up here in Buffalo we don't get any! LOL!!!!
(At least we don't have any yet!)
Thanks for playing our challenge again!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, LeAnne! Love the cord and hardware you added to it!

Davi said...

Wow it sure looks cold looking out your window. We are having a cold spell here in the Ca desert the high was 65.:) :) I love your card. How fun for your brother. Very masculine and so creative with all the color and perfect embellishments!!

Andrea M said...

Hi LeAnne! Love seeing your projects. What an awesome masculine card! Thanks for the super inspiration :) Great take on the challenge!

Maria Levine said...

Great job with the sketch! What a perfect card for a guy! Nice job. Thanks for playing along!

Keesh said...

Just Gorgeous LeAnne, and the perfect male card! I am sure your brother will love it! Thanks for the pics of the snow, I really can't imagine that being the view from my window, not here is hot Australia!!! Thanks for sharing, and have a great week! Love keesh x

Leonie said...

Love your card and that snowy picure looks freezing, it's summer here! Seems funny to see snow at your end!

Dana Gustafson said...

HOW CUTE....er, I mean, "manly man"! Hee hee! I adore these images from SU! and love seeing it presented here on a grown up's card. Sure to make any handy guy smile. Thanks for playing with the JUGs girls!