Saturday, October 10, 2009

Just us Girls Challenge...JUGS2

Happy Saturday everyone!  Well, to update those of you who come to my blog looking for the My Time to Create Challenge by Lauren Meader, sadly she had to stop doing the challenges in order to keep up with her ever growing commitments.  On a HAPPY note, if she is getting busier, you can bet it will be to our benefit sometime in the future in the form of an amazing product to offer!  So, we wish her all the best in continuing to achieve her goals!! 

On an even HAPPIER note, some of us girls joined forces and decided to take our JUGS1 challenge from last week and create an official, new challenge site with the same name!  So, we have been hard at work this week creating a new blog, a blinkie for you to use on YOUR blogs, a badge for our "Chic of the Week", and lining up challenges for the next two months.  You can read a little more about how Just Us Girls came about on THIS POST

This week we offer you a technique challenge.  Here are the deets:


EASY stuff, right?!  Here's my card:

I paper pieced my fairy's dress.  Isn't she cute?!  This birthday card is for my friend's daughter who became a big ONE YEAR OLD recently!  They live in Hawaii where the first birthday is celebrated like the kid is royalty!!  So, I thought the "Birthday Princess" sentiment was totally appropriate.

I colored her with Copics and sponged the oval using Memento pink ink.  I added glitter to the end of her wand and a rhinestone to her pony tail for added interest.  I die cut a number "one" using my Sizzix and tied it to the flower and green panel with hemp.  The tag was a complete accident!  LOL I was trying to cut my cardstock using the other tag on the same die, but it wouldn't cut through the paper all the way.  The die I used cut perfectly, yet along the edge of the paper. I thought it looked cool so I added the sentiment, adhered it and stitched the top to the cs.

This card is also my LATE submission for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply #107 challenge last week, AND I used our very first sketch challenge as my layout!  I did that purposely to direct you back to the sketch if you haven't played along yet...please feel free to do so at any time!  It could work to your advantage in the end!  **wink**

If you didn't catch wind of our challenge blog before today, you probably didn't notice our first "Chic of the Week" who was selected yesterday.  Please extend a warm congratulations to Tammy Hershberger!  Her card was amazing!  I just loved it :O)

Okay designers!  I hope you can play along with our challenge!!  We have some exciting things in store for YOU this month :]  Oh, and we will be inviting a monthly guest designer from our featured Chic of the Week designers.  So try to play along each week for a shot at that!  Our first guest will be invited to design with us in December!  If you play along be sure to use keyword JUGS2 in the online galleries, and post your project to Mr. Linky on the JUGS blog.

Hope you have a LOOOONGGG weekend like me and find time to create something!!!  Can't wait to see what you come up with :O)


Tammy Hershberger said...

Love, love, LOVE this card, Kristin! Takes me back to layered polo shirts in pink and green straight from the 80's, plus it's just an adorable card for the 1 year old Princess! That sketch from last week is awesome, and I hope everyone takes time to give it a try along with your challenge for today! Can't wait to give it a try!

Maria said...

What a lovely fairy, you did a fantastic job!

Lisa Kind said...

This is fabulous! You always put so much into your cards and this one is no different! Love it and all the details!

Mona Pendleton said...

Kristin, your card is precious! Awesome job piecing the tiny pieces on the fairy! I love all the motion in this card - the embossing, the stitching, & the paper piecing! I am sure your friend will save this card for her lil' princess to truly enjoy one day! I am so excited to be on a DT with you & all the other JUGS girls! :) TFS

Dana Gustafson said...

How PRECIOUS! I love your fairy princess! The DP you chose is absolutely perfect with the tiny floral print for both the fairy dress and the background panel. I love that you worked your magic with last week's awesome sketch all over again :) Oh1 and the asymetrical scrapper in me LOVES the fluffy pink flower and shiny green bow. Gorgeous as always, Ms Kristen!

AKiteFlier said...

Ok girly - this is just the sweetest - I wanna be a princess again! The cutout "1" is a great idea - LOVE the fairy in her sweet pink dress with the sparkly wand! AND I love your little stitching accents at the top - way cool accent on an adorable card. I'm tickled pink that you used some pink :-) It is also ROCKING AWESOME that you used the JUGS1 sketch again - now why didn't I think of that?!? Hugs to a fabulous team lead! :-)

Unknown said...

SUPER cute! I love the color combo you used -- and yes, birthday princess sounds totally fitting! Very sweet :)

Deanna said...

So pretty!

Anonymous said...


I am from Ireland and I love all the ideas you and other cards makers have. Some super designs!! What size is the card you have shown here? I haven't not seen anything like this size over here and I would love to be able to locate a card this size. My email address is: I would be very grateful if you would reply to me.
Kindest regards,
Pauline Burke

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