Kristin and several of her friends (Just Us Girls-JUGS) have started a new sketch blog - check it out HERE. Isn't that blog design fabulous? So sassy - I just love it!

Their first challenge kicked of Breast Cancer Awareness (JUGS - pun intended) month and I had to participate. I love the sketch as well as my new stamp set from Flourishes - Fight Like a Girl!

First up is the dress from Fight Like a Girl - aren't those ribbons within the dress adorable? They are very glittery IRL, just tough to see in the photo. I colored the dress with Copics and then used a clear Spica glitter pen on the ribbons. I also added a pink jewel to the top of the dress.

On this one, I embossed a line above & below the ribbon; on the next card I pierce punched the paper above & below the ribbon.

The next card uses the Because of You stamp set from Verve Visual - another one of my favorite stamp sets. I used VersaMagic ink on the image - Pixie Dust, Spanish Olive & Tea Leaves, then touched the very tips with Hibiscus Burst from PTI.

I also sponged around the edges with Pixie Dust while the image was still in the Nestability Die. On both cards, the DP is from My Mind's Eye (truly scrumptious paper) - this one is Ooh La La.

Thanks for popping in; I hope you've enjoyed these new creations! Have a GREAT week; hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Verve Visual Because of You, Flourishes Fight Like a Girl
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Pixie Pink, Spanish Olive, Tea Leaves, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Paper: PTI's Hibiscus Burst, Cream & Raspberry Fizz, DP from MME's Ooh La La
Accessories: Nestability Dies, My Favorite Things ribbon, pierce punch, dry embossing, sponging


  1. I like both of those cards. I particularly like the dress card and that is so cool how the ribbons are incorporated into the design of the dress. I gotta tell you, had I not read the paragraph about the card, I wouldn't have noticed that they were pink breast cancer ribbons. So cool!

    Love ya, BFF

  2. That dress is so stinkin cool! I love it! I also checked out the blog you referenced. Very nice. Looks like some fun stuff over there! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Michele!!! I'm so happy you played along with our sketch challenge! Love your gorgeous card...that dress is GORGEOUS! I probably wouldn't have even noticed the ribbons in the dress if you hadn't mentioned them. How clever! Your coloring is fantastic :)

    On your second card I love how you stamped the main image...especially how you inked the tips of the flowers in Hibiscus Burst! That turned out sooo pretty!

    Love your patterned paper on both cards! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you can join us again on Saturday for a fun color challenge!

  4. Michele that dress totally ROCKS! LOVE the BC ribbons making up the skirt and the bit'o bling in the center :-) Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls with TWO sketch samples!! I hope you really had fun and will come back again!


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