Hello all!!! Long time, no blog!

We've been busy and I know I haven't blogged in a while, but I just wanted to stop by an let you all know I have a new website;

It's still entitled 'Work In Progress' but I wanted a fresh start on a different blogging platform. Hope you'll stop by :) There's not much new material there yet but I'm working on it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


JUGS # 181 - Photo inspiration (and a sad good-bye)

Hello friends! Long time, no write...

This is indeed a sad post for me to compose, but, as they say, the writing is on the wall - this is to be my last post as a member of the Just Us Girls DT :'(.

I have been a part of the JUGS DT since 2010. And I have been playing along with the challenges since I started my blog back in 2009. So it's been a fixture in my life for quite a while... and I am sad to see it go :( The JUGS DT has changed a little over the years but all the ladies, past and present, are so, so wonderful!!! It has been my privilege and pleasure to be a part of something so special and met these amazing people :)

So, on to my last challenge... a photo inspiration challenge.

You don't have to use all the colors shown - the colors and the pics are merely for inspiration. 
And here's my take...

I used the tissue paper technique - stamp on a piece of cardstock, cover it with glue from a glue stick, then press on tissue paper (that has been previously crumpled). Pretty easy but gives a neat effect.

Please swing by the Just Us Girls blog and see all the fabulous inspiration that awaits! Thanks for constantly amazing us all, ladies!!! I'll be checking in on you all ;) Thanks for all the support, JUGS fans!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Just Us Girls #174: Sketch Challenge

Wow. Over two weeks since I posted last...where does the time go? 

I had aspirations of returning more to blogging in the new year. 

Epic. Fail.

Well, I'll give myself a little break. Our new boy Parker (affectionately known as "Parker-pants", seen below) has been occupying more of my free time. In good ways, I might add. I've been outside more, despite the freezing cold, walking our lovely man. He has so much energy, I've also been arranging play dates with other friends who have dogs that can wear him down :) It's been a blast watching him play with other dogs - I've missed the "joie de vivre" that dogs have. Seeing him run and play is such a wonderful reminder - it really is the simple things in life.

Anywho, on to the newest Just Us Girls Challenge - a sketch hosted by our wonderful Vicki!

I took this beauty of a sketch and flipped it on it's side...

...and in the place of the ribbon tails, I placed my sentiment. The die cut is from my Silhouette Cameo - the floral circle was a Friday Freebie from A Little Hut. I just welded two rectangles to either side to create the band. I had a much more elaborate card planned (and started) but it just wasn't coming together. So back to basics I went.

I have to say, I really am loving the Cameo. It is versatile and pretty straightforward to use. Plus it works with my Mac seamlessly. Bonus.

Don't forget to swing by the JUGS blog to see what the other talented ladies have come up with! Their links are also in my sidebar.

So now on to pictures of "Parker-pants". Sadly, he didn't escape my nickname fetish...I always come up with some creative ones for my pets. Please feel free to skip this part if your pressed for time :)

Here he is playing with one of his most favourite friends, Quid (Parker's the golden retriever). These two just love each other and it's so fun to watch them play :)

Love this next picture - he loves to run :)

Here he's demonstrating his versatility...and by versatility I mean he goes from running like a madman to curling up on the couch. So darn cute though!

That's it from here. Hope your having a great weekend :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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