Friday, January 29, 2010

Just Us Girls #18 WILD CARD

First off - THANK YOU to everyone who played along with last week's template challenge - it was SO great to have Lauren as our sponsor and to see your great projects!! Ok girls, let's get WILD today! It's the fifth Saturday of the month and on those rare occasions we get to do a WILD CARD challenge! SO... are you ready for this one? Dana is the Just Us Girls hostess this week and she has a fabulous challenge for us all. This week you are to make a pennant banner!
If you don't know what we're talking about then check out this tutorial from SCS.  I've never done one of these myself so I downloaded the tutorial and it's easy to follow. Your banner does not have to be for any special theme but I think Dana is giving bonus "points" for a Valentine/Love theme (although the points don't really get you anything LOL)

Here's my banner hanging from our mantle.

I did keep to the "love" theme - I used some of my fun SU designer paper with XOs in a favorite color combo of pink and brown. I was SUPER excited that I was able to cut out 90% of this with my Cricut. The only parts I cut with my paper cutter were the triangles. My over all design is super simple - I didn't have any lace on hand (I must go get some!) or frilly accents so it's pretty straight forward. I just had fun with stripes and hearts and pompoms and layers. I had a little trouble holding it all together and folded a strip of paper for the top edge but it made my pennant not as flowing as some - but hanging from the mantle in my living room with some candles - it was pretty cute overall! Even my DH likes it.

There's a close up of one of the pennants - I was proud of myself for figuring out how to cut a letter and then a shadowed letter so I could mat them :-)

NOW - come show us your stuff - we can't wait to have you play along with Just Us Girls - our following has really grown and we have noticed some "regulars" and couldn't be more excited about that. We hope we bring you some crafting inspiration and enough variety to challenge everyone just a little to try something new. The Just Us Girls Design Team have some great pennants for you - check them out in my right hand sidebar ----->

Finally - a HUGE thank you goes out to our first ever Featured Designer - Gabby Arriaza! She has brought a fresh, fun look to JUGS challenges and done an outstanding job.  Please keep her in your prayers - she's got some heavy life stuff going on right now. Blessings to her for helping us out this month and prayers to her and her family through this struggle.

Now get crafting then come post your projects on the Mr. Linky on JUGS site. We'll be excited to see what you come up with. Have a fantastic Saturday!
Hugs n smiles.


Dana Gustafson said...

I love your pom pom trim Pam! That is totally cute! What a great idea. You are putting your cricut to work too. Awesome!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awesome LOVE pennant banner Pam! That SU DP is such a great mix of colors for this time of year & those pink pom poms are so cute! Doesn't is just tickle you pink when you get the thumbs up from your DH? :) It really looks fabulous hanging on your mantle! Great sample of inspiration for this week's Just Us Girls pennant banner challenge!

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Very cute Pam - glad the Cricut is working out for you! I am going to try this one, my mantle is so bare after taking down all the Christmas decorations.

Debbie said...

Love, love, love your LOVE banner!!! Pink and chocolate is one of my fav color combos :) Those pink pom poms are super cute and I love the papers too :) Absolutly adorable ... GREAT JOB :)

Lisa Kind said...

Well, this is so sweet! We sort of had the same idea with our banners and use of the Cricut! What a great invention, right? Love the dp you used for this, too! Great job with this banner challenge!

Carol Reisner said...

Really cute banner, Pam! I love the DP yo chose, especially the XXXOOO paper! The pom poms are darling!

Kathryn B said...

This is soooo pretty Pam! I do love the pink and brown combo! Love yor little hearts. Looks awesome!

Maria Levine said...

This is awesome Pam! Love the colors you used and those hearts are awesome! Fabulous job this was a fun challenge!

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