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Just Us Girls 300th Challenge!



Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 5.18.12 PMWARNING Very, Very long but I think worthwhile post!  We are CELEBRATING over at Just Us Girls today!  It just so happens to be our 300th Challenge!  I think this is an amazing achievement in blog land don’t you?  Although I was not on the Design Team in the beginning I have been following them for as long as they have been” in business” so to speak!  Congrats to the present designers and to past designers for such an accomplishment!  We have some past guest designers celebrating along with us this week: NANCY PENIRJUDY WOODLAND and GERI BAILLY…. Along with our brand NEW guest Designer LINDA BEESON for the month of July. Welcome ladies!

Along with our Celebration we have some Generous sponsors too! We will have 4 winners for this challenge!

We have a $25.00 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping.  

  Verve is also supplying us a $25.00 gift certificate! 

 We have a $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils from Stamplorations.

And last but not least we have a $15 gift certificate for craft metal sheets from






Thanks so much to all of our sponsors!!

Now you might be wondering how my card fits into our “Word Week” Congratulations!  Well about a month ago my son Graduated again with a Masters in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design and I made the above card for him.  If you do not have small children at home, or if you are not a kid yourself, you may not know who this character is.  His name is Toothless and he is from the movie and book, How To Train Your Dragon. If you have not seen it, you need to, it is absolutely one of my families favorites.  My son is a HUGE fan of this movie and I nearly squealed when I came across this card on Pinterst months before!  NO I CAN NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS DESIGN! You will find that HERE! Her name is Jill Prescott!  Thanks so much JILL!!! I so appreciate you helping me make this moment so special for my family!  I knew right away when Tyler saw this card that he would love it and that it would bring him to tears.  The pics are a little fuzzy, but I think they say it all!  If you look very closely at the photo of the card….I sponged clouds in the background and also did all the edges of his body pieces with grey ink to help them stand out and give it some dimension. 

PicMonkey Collage

Here is what I put on the inside of the card, and again if you saw the movie it will make a little bit more sense.


We also bought him a T-shirt of the character toothless as well. (Sadly -No Pic)

Now here are a few graduation photos too!  I apologize for those of you who have seen these on Facebook. The beautiful girl is Ty’s girlfriend Sandra.

PicMonkey Collage2

Now, back to my card!

 Here are the supplies I used to make my card, along with a photo of the pieces before it was assembled.

 I had to improvise, as I didn’t have all of the same tools that the original designer (JILL) used.



My hubby had to get in on the action and he sculpted out of clay the Savannah College of Art and Design Mascot, which just so happens to be a ferocious BEE!  Yes, I said Bee! LOL

I asked him why the bee was making such a stank face and he said that it’s exactly like the logo, and sure enough he was right!  Pretty good huh?



Okay, well if you stuck with me this long…I really, really appreciate it!  I sometimes wonder how much of this jargon gets read, however I enjoy writing it!! Please come on over to Just Us Girls and help us CELEBRATE our 300th challenge!  Who knows you may be lucky enough to be one of our 4 winners! Take care,  Nanc’





33 thoughts on “Just Us Girls 300th Challenge!

  1. I think you really have reason to e proud of your son! I love the way you created the dragon… so perfect for him and you can really see the emotion in his eyes!
    Just us girls was one of the first challenges I joined and are close to my ♥
    Great achievement there too!

  2. Love your heartfelt post 🙂

  3. Congratulations on everything! 😉 I have seen the movie, too cute….there is a 2nd one out as well! Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!!!

  4. Oh my goodness, I actually squealed when I saw this card – I LOVE Toothless! This is so adorable! And congrats to your son! xx

    • I do too…when I was trying to figure out what the heck I was going to make! Thanks for your sweet words!

  5. Nancy, love the special. are you made for Tyler. The special ones are the best. Can’t buy them anywhere. Touching sentiment on the inside too. You have a talented son and husband too. Hope I get a chance to play. Congrats to the new team members, especially Judy.

  6. I can’t tell how much I adore this card, Nancy! Love those movies and Toothless is adorable! Congrats to your son and I had to laugh at your ‘stank face’ remark! Just wondering now what you are going to do with the bee sculpture! ☺

  7. How fabulous are you making your son a “personalized, memory provoking” card! I love the photos of him opening it! That alone validated your making it! So glad you are on the JUGS Team~

  8. Oh yeah – Happy 4th too 🙂

  9. Love your adorable card and also enjoyed reading your post. You did a good job with the character and so did your hubby.
    Congrats to Ty on his graduation. You both are great parents.
    Happy 4th of July. Hugs!!!

  10. wow… CUTE Card.. I really recognised the little dragon. I love the series and movie too. Didn’t seen the 2nd one yet.. Probably never or have to ask my younger brother, who has it on dvd I gues!

    • Thanks so much love the 1st one more then the second…but you need to see the second one too! Bring kleenex!

  11. Cute, cute card design!

  12. I LOVE that movie too (never mind the series my son loves to watch). Such a wonderful card of Toothless 🙂 A HUGE congrats to Ty too – what a wonderful accomplishment indeed – you deserve to be proud ((hugs))!

  13. Oh Nancy thanks so much for your long posting but so worth the read. You and hubby have every reason to be PROUD PARENTS. Love your card. So much thought and love has gone into making it so special. I am sure your son will treasure it. PS Gorgeous looker too (lol)

  14. What a great story!!! I love that little dragon, I might need to make one for my grandson’s birthday. Ty is a lucky guy to have such great (and talented) parents. You have inspired me. Oh, and isn’t it awesome when our kids to good??? XOXO

  15. I think what I love most about making cards is being able to personalize them for the special people in our lives. Love the card you made for Ty. Bet he loved it too!

  16. Wow love this card and the sentiment inside it. You must be very proud of your son and his achievements.

  17. This is so cool! So perfect for your son, it is evident by his expression. That personalized sentiment on the inside is so touching. Congrats to you and Ty on his accomplishment!

  18. I’m so far behind on commenting I’ve had to skip over some emails but I just HAD to comment on this one, Nancy. Your card is darling. Not something one would see for an adult child but the fact that it means something to him makes it truly special. There’s nothing like being able to personalize a card for the recipient. Congratulations to Ty on his big accomplishment. Love the bee, BTW. 😉

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