Wild, Wild, West - JUGS #46

Time for a new Just Us Girls technique challenge! Our talented and lovely Pam is hostess this week and she has challenged us to make a card or project representative of the Wild, Wild West! Yee Haw!!!

Pam chose this theme for our technique challenge in honor of the rodeo that our DT member, Alicia, is organizing. This is a very special rodeo; it's in memory of Alicia's son, Ethan, and the proceeds go to benefit neuroblastoma research. Here's the link to the website -
http://www.ethansrodeo.com/ - hope you can take a moment to visit :)

For those of you looking for western-themed images to use, here are a few links to digi images that were initially sold as fundraisers in honor of Ethan. We wanted to provide you with a few resources; these images are not required to play along with the challenge but they sure are ka-ute :)
http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/DigiStamps/Kiddies/Cowboy_Billy.htm http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/DigiStamps/Kiddies/Cowgirl_Lily.htm http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/DigiStamps/Kiddies/SweetPea_CowPoke.htm

In addition to our August featured designer,Jo Westfoot, Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
will be a guest designer joining JUGS this week. And, if that's not enough, she will also be donating one of her stamp sets called "Out West" to one lucky winner!!!!! Thank you Theresa! Make sure you play along for the chance to win!!!!!

Here's my card;
I used the latest Mojo Monday sketch for the layout. Love this sketch!
The desert silhouette is from Stamp-n-Doodle, Desert Sunrise. I made mine into a sunset using my Copic markers (YR08, Y35, Y17, Y13). Stamp-n-Doodle has some great scenic images - check it out! I stamped the argyle pattern on terra cotta card stock in Versamark and cream. The rustic cream card stock is embossed using, yep, you guessed it, my PTI linen impression plate *happy sigh* :)
Here's a closer view of the image...

The inside...

I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out :) I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do for this challenge at first, but I did have a hankering to do a scene. Quick search of the internet and volia! Thank you Google! So glad I found Stamp-n-Doodle - I'll be going back to get a few more images - I have my eye on a cute little chickadee with Christmas cards in mind!

In other news, we've got another birthday gal over at JUGS - help us wish our lovely and talented Pam a very happy birthday. It's her special day on Monday. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Paaammmm, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Wishing you a wonderful day Pam. Thanks so much for all that you for all of us at JUGS! Here's a card for our sweet Pam :)

If you already haven't, see the JUGS site for all the challenge deets. Don't forget to swing by the blogs of the other JUGS DT gals and show them a little love :) Their links are posted on the side bar of my blog. Please make sure and visit the blogs of our August featured designer, Jo Westfoot, and this week's guest designer, Theresa Momber.


On a personal note, I thought I would share a few pics of our soon-to-be-finished screened in deck.
Here is our deck before...

And here it is, almost all done (just tiling and painting on the inside)...

Here's our tiling job so far, with mistakes fixed and dogs inspecting :) Just the cut pieces and grouting left to do.

Whew, that was quite the post! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls - we love seeing your creations and always appreciate your support! Thanks so much for stopping by 'cause I appreciate your support too!
Ingredients (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated):
Stamps: Desert Sunrise (Stamp-n-Doodle), Everyday Button Bits - sentiment, A Little Argyle
Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento), Orange zest, Vintage cream, Versamark
Paper: Terracotta tile, rustic cream, true black, white (Georgia Pacific)
Other: Summer sunrise ribbon and button, twine, sewing machine, Copic markers, linen impression plate, apron lace border punch (Fiskars)

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