1.02.2010

JUGs Challenge #14-Sketch time baby!

If you already read my crazy almost 1 in the morning post from my iPhone...then you know the big news! If not...HEY...I'M GUEST DESIGNER/CHALLENGER FOR JUGS!!!!!!! I am so stoked to be part of the JUGs for January! They're a semi new challenge blog and they are BOOMING!!! Their design team is magnificent and I feel like I'm playing 9 degrees of separation through them! I have a major craft crush on Lauren Meader...her stuff just BLOWS ME AWAY...so when I'm mingling amongst those in Lauren's company...well by gosh I feel star struck! LMBO! Ok...I'm talking crazy now! I'm on DayQuil and pain meds from last night and then sleep deprived...so don't mind my loopy morning blog behavior! But anywho...when Kristin contacted me if I wanted to be their VERY FIRST guest designer...I couldn't type any faster to reply with a YES YES YES! :D Thanks Kristin and thanks girls for giving me that shot! I'm honored!

Lisa Kind, who just happens to also be one of my kin folk (that cracked me up...I'm telling you...cold + pain meds = one loopy Gabby) for Paper Makeup Stamps is on the JUGs team, well she came up with this awesome straight forward sketch to play with! At first I was like...hmmmm...because like her...I am sketch-challenged...lol...so I guess I took it a bit to literal! I tried playing with different things like flowers and images...but nothing seemed to work. Then I though I'd score some point with Katie *thumbs up & smiles* and used Caffeine Trip from Paper Makeup Stamps! I really liked the coffee house feel to it...well...at least it kinda resembles a coffee house near me with cute doilies and funky wallpaper...lol. IDK...what do you think?

Head on over to check out what they girls have been up to! Leave them some love too!


If you play along with us...make sure you type in JUGS14 when uploading to an online gallery like Spiltcoast Stampers and link up to the JUGs blog. Bloggers...when you're done photographing your masterpiece using the above sketch...head on over to the JUGs challenge blog and link up your card (not just your blog...but your blog post for this challenge...makes it easier for us to find your creation) to Mr. Linky. Remember...to be entered to be Chic Of The Week...you must link your card by Thursday, January 7th by or before 9:00 PM EST!

Ok...I am SOOOO headed out back to bed. I may just lay there and watch some TV so I can fall back asleep...I need my sleep! That way there will be a happy Gabby stamping later on! :D Last night before I went to sleep it took me 3 hours to complete ONE card. No...it's not an all out extravaganza of a card...I was just too YUCKY feeling! LOL! Don't want a repeat today! See you all later as I start a resolution...to make my blog rounds!

18 comments:

WickedPixie said...

CONGRATS!! I see some well deserved great things are happening to you stamp-wise!! Yay Gabby!! I hope you feel better soon, too! :-)Traci

Amy said...

Yeah! Congrats Gabby, you're really starting the New Year off with a BANG! I'm looking forward to hearing of many more good things for you in the coming year! :)

Creepy Glowbugg said...

You go gurl! 2010 is already looking up! Get well soon.

Melissa Craig said...

Ohh! Congratulations on becoming GDT for JUGs. You so deserve it!!

Your card is fabulous - love the colors and the image is awesome! Great sketch, too. Think I might have to give this one a go. I just won some stamps from TSG and then my sister sent me another TSG set cuz she loves me - so I have new stuff to play with. *squeal*

Angie said...

I'm so out of the loop! Congrats on all the good news and this card is gorgeous. I love the mix of patterns and your embellishment is so pretty. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog too. No worries, I understand about being busy and not getting around to the blog surfing!

Stampin' Pam said...

Gabby this is fantastic - LOVE the image you chose and the colors. It's OK to be "literal" with a sketch challenge - it turned out great cause it was a great sketch to begin with. That band of lace is a great accent piece. Congrats on being our Featured Designer AND for your new spot with PaperMakeup Stamps! That's totally awesome - your 2010 is starting out with a bang! Hugs to you.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congrats on your GD status!! I look forward to more of your creations this month. Your card is so cozy and warm with that steaming cuppa java and that beautiful lace border! Hope ya feel better soon!!

Danni said...

Congrats!! I love your card..fabulous!

Melyssa said...

Congrats Gabby!! I love your combination of lace and flowers for this card. It's just gorgeous!

GobeaGirl said...

Congrats Gabby, I think that is super....you are very talented and I think you will have a blast.....Love the card. It sure does look like a coffee house to me. Makes me want to head out to get a White Cloud...I have been sooo good about not getting $5.00 coffees..lol...Anyway Congrats again, and I hope you feel better soon. Lisa G

Lynda Nielsen said...

Gabby, you are just cracking me up... I mean seriously, the humor is killing me here this morning! LOL
Fantastic card, but even MORE fantastic news! Congrats Girl!!!
I haven't heard of these guys yet, soooo I think I'm going to check out the challenge.
TFS
Big Hugs
Lynda

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gabby, this is such an awesome card for inspiration! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at Just Us Girls!!! We are honored to have you play along with us :)Love the lace & pearls on your card!

Katie Cotton said...

Congrats on the guest design spot! You are just everywhere girl! I too totally take sketches way too literally, but i think your card is fabulous!!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Hey Gabby! You are an awesome Guest Designer! We are so happy to have you for the whole month of January! I have loved your contributions to JUGs all along and this coffee card is no exception! I love that this is inspired by a coffee house nhear you....based on your card, I would LOVE hanging out there! That is a great new stamp set from PMS and I really like the lace + flowers + pearls...I like it a latte! (hee hee, I HAD to!)

Sue Lelli said...

Cute Cute Cute! Love everything about it, especially the lace!

Maria Levine said...

Yeah Gabby! Glad to have you on the team this month! Love your card and that image is awesome!!! Fabulous job!

Davi said...

Hi Gabby thanks for stopping by. Congrats!! Great Card. Love the lace, flowers and colors. I took the sketch quite literal also. :0

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG Gabby! Ha ha ha ha...you have me cracking up after reading this post! LOL I love loopy Gabby almost as much as "Gabby" :) Ha ha Your card is DARLING with your pretty, muted colors. I can totally see where you took inspiration from the girly coffee shop near you. Love the flowers and the simple coffee cup image. Of course, anything with a coffee cup on it is right up my alley! If I lived closer, I would meet you at that coffee shop and buy you a cup of joe!

Thank you for agreeing to be our very first guest designer! Your work is nothing short of amazing. WE are lucky to have you, my friend ♥