Friday, January 7, 2011

JUGS #66 - My Final Challenge!


So this is my final JUGS challenge as I'm saying good-bye to some special ladies on the JUGS team. I've been creating with them for over a year now! I've had to make a tough decision to step down and focus on things that I have going on in my life. As most of you that read my blog know, we lost our 4 1/2 year old son in June of 2009 to cancer. Since then I have went back to work part-time, had another baby, in the process of building a house (my husband is!), another baby on the way, and planning a rodeo in memory of our son, Ethan, to raise money for neuroblastoma research. I have a ton on my plate and I needed to lighten my load a little! I also have a "huge" goal of getting caught up on my scrapbooking before the new baby gets here in August so I definitely won't be bored (just in case you were worried!).
Pam hosted the challenge this week and GINA K was more than generous to sponsor us this week. I used one of Theresa Momber's sets called Farm Life. I love her designs and this one is no exception. Anymore I try to not make a card to just be making a card, so this one is for a friend of ours that just passed his professional engineering license. I took this myself and know how hard and how much time goes into studying for this. This set works great for masculine cards and I always struggle with making them. All you have to do is make a card, but you need to make a lined envelope to go with it. I usually don't do this, but it is really easy and makes the envelope look so much more "professional".
Hope all of you will still keep in touch via my blog. I'm definitely not stepping away from stamping.....hopefully I'm going to be doing more scrapbooking and stamping. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! A new baby on the way....that is absolutely wonderful news! I am sorry to see you stepping down but it is more than understandable! Big congrats to you and Dave...and I love your card too!

Lisa Kind said...

We are certainly going to miss you, Alicia! We hate losing an original JUGs girl, but you have some very valid reasons for stepping down! So excited about the new baby and your new home! Best wishes on all of that!

And your card is so pretty! I hate making masculine cards, too, and this certainly works! I love the envie, too!

Good luck to you and we will certainly keep in touch. Please let us know when the next rodeo is...maybe we can take a road trip!

Carla S. said...

Best wishes for everything, Alicia! You certainly do have a lot on your plate! You'll definitely be missed! Beautiful masculine card and envelope! I find those to be the hardest to make! Take care!

Andrea M said...

We are going to miss you Alicia!!! You certainly will not be bored with all those exciting things on the horizon! How exciting!!! An new baby and a new home :) Nothing but best wishes for all those wonderful things!

Your card is so wonderful! You nailed masculine! That set is perfect for male projects! Your envelope is so wonderful too! Gosh I love that polka dot paper!

I will definitely keep in touch - can't wait to hear more about these exciting new developments :) I'll be looking for info on the next rodeo too :) You truly are an amazing, inspirational person! All the best!!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, Alicia! Congrats on the new little one! That's a creation that deserves lots and lots of attention -- totally get your desire to step away from outside commitments. I hope all is well with you and yours. I think of you often. HUGS!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Love this card and the polka dot accent and envelope liner - your envie looks GREAT!!! You really nailed this masculine card! You know I will miss you greatly and wish you all the best. COngrats on your new bundle of joy - stay in touch. Hope we can meet up one of these days.

Big hugs and lots of smiles.

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job Alicia! We will miss you at JUGS but wish you all the best with the baby, new house! You will be busy!! Good luck and big hugs!

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