Thursday, June 26, 2014

Just Merry NBUS Players!

First of all, don't adjust your screens or double-check your calendars, it's true. I have a Merry Monday card for you on a Thursday.

*thud*

I'm shocked too!

And on top of that, I paired it with the fun sketch at The Paper Players - which I liked so much that I made a second card with it. And I found some actual honest-to-goodness NBUS in my stash, which is a rarity. I am more of a use-it-to-death crafter ;)

*thud*

 I used the same NBUS on both cards - the middle-sized banner die. I've used the large one a million times give or take, and the small one once or twice. Well, now I've used the medium one twice! This first card, the little holly-type stamps are also seeing ink for the first time (well, and the paper pad too, but since Barb JUST gave it to me on Saturday I don't think that's in the true NBUS spirit!)


Supplies: papers from MME; Worn Lipstick distress ink; stamps from Flourishes; Cherub Pink & Pearl mists from Tattered Angels; pink & blue gems; banner dies from WPlus9; glitter buttons from a dollar store in Vancouver


I sprayed the sentiment circle with the Cherub Pink mist & immediately dried it with my heat gun to stop the ink from running. Once I assembled the card I gave it a couple quick shots of Pearl mist for overall shine :)

Forgive my rambling & going on - I'm trying to cook supper, and also listening to Riley & his friend kill video game zombies - and my train of thought has been derailed more times than I can count in the last 20 minutes it's taken me to get this far. AUGH!

This second card is using the same banner NBUS, a new package of Bazzill cardstock, and some letter stickers from Doodlebug that are so old they aren't sticky any more. Made it VERY easy to place them since I had to add my own glue! I've also used the Paper Players sketch, and the colour combination from Just Us Girls.


Supplies: banner dies from WPlus9; Bazzill cardstock; Market Street Stamps sun; Doodlebug letter stickers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; MME paper scraps


Before I forget, here's the challenge graphics for 

Merry Monday (card #1)



The Paper Players (both cards)



JUGs (second card)

Thanks for bearing with my mind skipping all over the place! I hope this isn't a sign of the rest of the summer - it's been a tough one. Again, transitions+autism=suckage.

xoxo,
Jessi

24 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey Jessi - thanks so much for joining in over at JUGS with such a super fun card! Your sun just made me smile :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I absolutely love your Christmas card and your sun card made me smile. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday.

Redanne said...

I wish I had your resolve to use my stash instead of hoarding packets un-opened for years! I love both of your cards, the Christmas one is very elegant and the sun one is wonderfully cheerful! Thanks for your visit and lovely comment too. Anne x

Katie Melhus said...

A totally yummy mix of patterns Jessi, and I'm loving those sparkly buttons! So glad you joined us this week at Merry Monday!

Andrea W said...

Oh wow! I clicked over to take a look at your Christmas card and fell in love with your summery creation. Completely different look with the same sketch. Fantastic cards!

Maria Levine said...

What great cards! Love your use of the colors for the Jugs challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I was going to make a karack about how you're starting to sound like me, but at least you have a good excuse for your rambling and derailed Trains of Thought. With me it's because my Focus Button has worn down to a frazzili and wait. What was I talking about?

Your cards (both of them) are so fun, Jessi, just like you! I would have picked these out of a lineup as your cards! Full of bedazzle on the one hand and sunshine on the other! I truly admire and commend you for your spirit and sense of humor! AND for having to look around for some NBUS! WAAUUUTTTT?!

Thank you so much for posting my button and joining in my NBUS Challenge! I appreciate your support!! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

Great design on BOTH! Love the happy looking sunshine on the second card and ah....the first and that wonderful patterned paper! I never can mix mine and have it come out looking so pretty like this! Two great cards!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

pretty (and cheery) cards you've made here! Nicely done!

Marie B. said...

Hi Jessi! I love your Merry Monday card! I think I have that 6x6 pad of paper! Love the all-over sparkle you gave your card! :)

Lindsey said...

And the Snarky Sisters invade Just Us Girls again! Mwahaha. The sunshine card is great -- at least you could make your own! ;) The Christmas card is so sparkly and pretty.

Nancy said...

Super and fun card Jessi! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again soon!

Jacqui Robinson said...

When I read your post on my card I had to repay the visit. I have so many nutty things in my head courtesy of Dad lol. And a lot all my own it's nice to chat to someone who's up my street (a little nutty) too lol. Hope your boys love my xmas ditty I too love xmas & as a 1st time grandma will have more fun this year. Take care & good luck with the boys Jacqui xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a happy little sun! Great job with the color challenge. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

~Tammy~ said...

Love your cards! The sun card made me smile. Need those lately. Sorry for being a horrible friend and not getting around. Been rough lately.

Your Christmas cards make me jealous! I may not even send any this year. I will probably be a Scrooge with Matt gone. Ha.

Chris D. said...

Your cards rock. That is all. :)

LeAnne said...

Lovely cards, but of course I am partial to the Paper Players and Merry Monday one! Full of fun and sparkle! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday this week as well as the Paper Players!!

walchowDesign said...

Goodness! You are sure on the roll, Jessi! One card for so many challenges. Love your all the glitters on your X'mas card and your creative way of making the sun!

Cris G said...

Yay! 6 months, at least, separate your cards using the same type of supplies. Great idea sewing the rays on your sun-shine :).

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I just love the added buttons on your Christmas card - beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Greta said...

Great cards, Jessi! LOVE the one for MM--my favorite Christmas paper pad & the glitter buttons are perfect & so fun!

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! Awesome pattern paper on the first card!! And I love how you used the sentiments with the sun, sooo cute!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are lovely Jessi, but I love those glittery buttons on your MM card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the colors of your Merry Monday card and those sparkle buttons are to die for!!!! The stitched sun on the second card is so cute!!