Saturday, October 1, 2016

Just Us Girls #363 - Word Week

This time at Just Us Girls it's Word Week.  I am your hostess and I have chosen the word Leaves as our inspiration.

I would like to welcome,  Jaydee, as our Guest Designer for the month of October.  Please visit her blog and leave some love.

My favorite thing about living in the Midwest is the changing of the seasons.  Fall is such a special and beautiful time.  The air takes on a crisp quality and the leaves turn into gorgeous color.  It really is a sight to see. 

I started by applying watercolors to my background and then adding some splatters.  The leaves are from MFT and are called Layered Leaves. I used various Fall colors in card stock for them.  I, also, added some fun sequins.

This will be my last post as a member of the design team.  Life is getting in the way and I need to step back and focus my attentions in other areas.  I still plan on puttering around in my craft room as often as I can.  Many thanks to all of the wonderful ladies on this team.  I will miss all of you!

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Jaydee, have made this week.  I hope you will playing along with us.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of December.  Good luck!

The Recipe:
MFT Layered Leaves, Thanks (sentiment)
MFT Fun & Frolic patterned paper (inside)
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Gina K. Designs Sweet Mango, Red Hot, Jelly Bean Green, Sweet Corn, Tomato Soup, Harvest Gold, Grass Green, Warm Cocoa card stock.

I'm also entering this card at the Mod Squad Challenge.



  1. Your card is amazing, Sharyn! Love that water colored background and those leaves look like they are fluttering across the card front. I am so sad that you are leaving us, but I understand the reason. Life does indeed throw curve balls, but family always comes first. We will miss you, but know that we are always here for you! ((HUGS!))

  2. Gorgeous card! You will sure be missed!!

  3. Very pretty Sharyn. Love the watercolor splattered background for the "fluttering" leaves. I am going to miss seeing your beautiful creations.

  4. Your card is just amazing, Sharyn. So well put together, and I love your background. And then the die cut leaves with color behind. Just a great look. I'm so sorry to see you leave us, it's been such a pleasure to "team" with you. I have a feeling this won't be the last time we spend time together, however. And PLEASE don't stop making cards....I love your creations!! Hugs, dear friend!

  5. Love your theme this week Sharyn and what a beautiful card you have made. Lovely sponging sequins and little splatters. Your sentiment is perfect and I personally would like to THANK YOU for your friendship and encouragement and look forward to see your amazing talents here again soon. You will be missed so much. HUGS

  6. I love the splash of color that you started with as a base to put the colorful fall leaves on. I will be missing you as all of the others have already said. I know that you will be there for your family and for the friends that you have made while doing the craft that you love. You have made some fabulous cards and as I always said, "I want to be like you and make beautiful things." Best wishes my friend.

  7. I love the 'falling' leaves, Sharyn, and the pile of watercolor they're falling into. Beautiful card. It's sad to see you go. Take care of yourself and don't be a stranger.

  8. Life has a way of getting in the way of what we want to do so I hope things are good with you. I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful cards and hope you will continue to post. I will talk to you soon. This is a gorgeous colorful fall card.

  9. Sharyn, I love this card - it positively glows. The colors on the base are the perfect way to ground that wonderful collection of leaves. Great challenge and fabulous card. I agree about living in the midwest, we are lucky to have 4 distinct seasons. Although, I am not ready for winter yet! Thank you for such a warm welcome and for all your beautiful creations as part of the design tam.

  10. To say I will miss you is a huge understatement! Love your work and this card is no exception! Those leaves are so much fun! Don't stop have to much talent to bottle up! Love ya!

  11. Super stunning card!! Love the watercolor effect.

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my entry.

  12. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

  13. What a lovely watercolor splatter background for your pretty 2 piece die cut leaves - wonderful fall colors!

  14. Your leaves are beautiful and your background is fabulous! Love the Fall colors! Beautiful card!

  15. Sharyn this is beautiful! I love that watercolor background and pretty leaves in fall colors. I am so sad to see you leave, but completely understand about life getting in the way. Best wishes to you and don't be a stranger!

  16. So pretty! Love the painted looking background. :)

  17. Lovely card, as usual, Sharyn! So happy to have had you part of our JUGs team and so sorry to see you go! Best wishes to you and your family!


Thank you for your kind comments. I always appreciate hearing from you.