Saturday, October 10, 2009

Just Us Girls Week 2 - Technique Challenge & BLOG CANDY!

Welcome to the 2nd challenge 
presented by "Just Us Girls".

Does anyone want to win some BLOG CANDY?? Please keep on reading...

This week we want to spark your creative juices with a technique challenge. We are focusing on Paper Piecing as a way to add color and pattern to your stamped images. Optional: use pink somewhere on your card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

JUGS2


If you are not sure how to do Paper Piecing, we've linked a few tutorials here:
Gina K has a fabulous video tutorial on StampTV
Joanne B posted this terrific tutorial My Cuppa Joe - Paper Piecing Tutorial
Beate Johns has a wonderfully detailed step by step over at SCS

So, stamp your images, snip up your papers then show us what you came up with! Blog Candy? Keep reading....

How to play: You need to upload your project using this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Mr. Linky form at the end of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS2. After you post to Mr. Linky please leave a comment on this post.

Deadline to be considered for our weekly top pick called "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 15. All entries need to be posted to Mr. Linky by that time. "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the Just Us Girls blog post on Friday morning following the deadline. (You may still post to Mr. Linky after the deadline, your project just won't be considered for our "Chic of the Week" top pick.)
And now "Just Us Girls" presents a little inspiration to get you started.
(Blog candy deets follow the pics)


Kristin


Pam


Dana

Lisa

Mona

Maria


Alicia



Tracey

NOW for our Blog Candy!! This week, in order to KICK OFF the brand new JUST US GIRLS challenge blog, we are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to either Gina K Designs or PaperTrey Ink (winner's choice) to one lucky winner! To enter you need to do the following:

1. Participate in our Week 2 challenge by creating a new card with the Paper Piecing technique.
2. Post it to your blog or public online gallery with keyword JUGS2
3. Provide a DIRECT link to the project on your blog or gallery to our Mr. Linky on this post (below)
4. Deadline to post to Mr. Linky is Thursday, October 15, 9:00 PM EST.

We will select a winner using random.org and then post the winner on the Just Us Girls blog on Friday along with our special "top pick" stamper called our "Chic of the Week".

That's it girls - can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for joining us in this new stamping challenge. :-)


55 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

woohoooo! away we gooooo.....

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Thanks girls for inviting me to join your DT!!! I am super excited to be a part of this new & upcoming challenge blog!!! :)

Lisa Kind said...

Great premier of the blog, girls! Love all the DT samples! Let's celebrate...Just Us Girls!

Carol Reisner said...

Wow, you girls are talented! All the inspiration cards are gorgeous! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Looks like this will be a great challenge site! :)

LeAnne said...

Ooh, I can't wait to play--what a great challenge! I LOVE pink!

Kristin Bueter said...

Way to come together as a team with sooo little time, ladies! Thank you for making this happen! I'm excited to be working along side such talent! I'll be around to comment a little later, but wanted to mention - all of your cards are GORGEOUS!!

Maria Levine said...

AWESOME!!! Everyone did a fantastic job!!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards ladies and love this technique! :o) Be back later with mine...

Tammy Hershberger said...

Keep 'em coming, girls! GREAT samples, and I can't wait to see what's next on your agenda!

Rosemary said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited you gals started this new blog!!! Been doing paper piecing all week, so this is just going to be some more fun for me!!
Oh and CONGRATS on the new blog and beautiful stuff from the DT! You gals rock!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Looks great girls!! Pam invited me over and looks like a fun challenge!

Carrie said...

Hi everybody, I'm following Mona over here and I'm glad I did. Looks like you girls are gonna have lots of fun! Can't wait. I'll have to get busy!
Your samples are divine!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WooooHooooo!!!! AWESOME new challenge blog!!! I'm following you now and will play when I can and get you linked up on my blog.........do y'all have a blinkie yet???

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Okay, saw the blinkie and am grabbing it!!!!

****slinks away red-faced.......... ;)

Cindy Percovich said...

These samples are gorgeous. You girls rock! Mona sent me, she's my papercrafting idol!

Mercedes said...

I love your site so far. I'm a Mona follower and had to come check you awesome designers out. I love what I see and your plan of challenges looks very interesting! Good luck girls!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Okay......I put the SCS gallery in Mr. Linky but I also uploaded it to Stamp TV and will have it on my blog to get lots more traffic hopefully this way!!!

craftieodamae said...

Great challenge, I uploaded mine to my blog!

craftieodamae said...

Oh yeah, I grabbed your blinkie and added it to my blog as well.

Betty Benton said...

Pam told me about your challenge site and I'm happy to join in! Added my card in Mr. Linky

KathyO said...

Cupcake Mona sent me here! I'm excited about your new site and looking forward to playing when I can get some time. Good luck to you all!

Melanie said...

congrats on the launch of your challenge site/team! I will try to play but this week is so tight, if not I will catch it another time, thank you again for telling me about it! Best wishes for this venture! :)

Melanie said...

PS all these samples are FABULOUS, but i have a special fondness for Maria's ;)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'm LOVING your challenges, and I love the JUGS acronym too!

I accidentally put my JUGS1 challenge card in the Mr. Linky for your second challenge...oops! Sorry about that. I tried to delete it, but I can't figure out how to do it.

AWESOME samples from all of you!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Thanks for alerting me to your new challenge site, Pam! All your samples are awesome! Great inspiration! I posted my card on SCS and linked it here with Mr. Linky.

Jenna said...

Love the challenge ladies! All the cards you made are beautiful, and thanks for honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

vdutchr said...

You all doing great on commenting! I so love this site! My goal; EVERY CHALLENGE (uploaded correctly LOL) Thanks for the challenge! No pink and a tiny pp - but I had fun!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This was such a fun challenge! Thanks, Pam for leading me to this site! Hope you enjoy what I came up with.

Hugs, Mary Anne

GabrielleH said...

Awesome plan for your challenges! I can't wait! I'm one of Mona's followers and I think you guys did a wonderful thing in grabbing her up! :)

diane (cookiestamper) said...

super cute cards, ladies! This is a fun challenge!

redwasher1 said...

Hi, I just added my card. All the cards are sooo gorgeous!!

Fiona said...

Thanks, Mona for getting me excited to try this challenge. My card does not include much pink but it was pieced together with several layers of DP. The boot stamp is from an older PTI collection and my trademark ribbon was tied with care. Thanks for allowing me to play with you yanks!
Cheers,
Fiona

Barbara said...

Congrats on your new challenge blog, girls!! Fun challenge!!

Theresa said...

Found out about your challenge blog in a discussion started by Maria on Stamp TV. Just added my card. Good luck and Congratulations!

Julie Ranae said...

Great challenge site, girls! I have been a cyber friend of Mona's for quite awhile and I share a DT position with Lisa. I look forward to getting to know the rest of your team and enjoying their creativity!
Best wishes as you begin your challenges! You are off to a great start!

Rosemary said...

Got my card done!!! Can't wait for the next challenge!!

Colleen Wold said...

Awesome challenge! So glad I was directed to this blog (thanks Tammy!). I love my challenges! And thanks for the chance to win some super sweet blog candy too!

Kim Marie said...

How fun! I made a cuppla cards, but I'll post my first one here ;) Love the technique and what a great idea to include the BCAM and pink! :)
Blessings!
Kim Marie

Yolanda said...

I'm from Mona's blog and I just wanted to say that I'm happy to be a follower here and I look forward to having lots of fun with you girls! I get so much inspiration from checking all of your goodies out! Thanks!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Hope us Aussies can join in this looks like a fun challenge!!!
Thanks so much.

Tina Gilliland said...

Awesome awesome challenge gals... I loved it!! Now... WHO thought of that "JUGS" for short????? Hee Hee *wink* I'll be back to do more challenges, I'm sure!!

Tina Gilliland said...

P.S. I added your blinky to my blog!! Thanks again Pam!!!

Selma said...

Pam this is a great site. Thanks for telling me about this challenge. All the cards are beautiful. I just submitted a card.

sarahmartina said...

Just left my link... Funny thing, I visited the blog and didn't even think to enter MY OWN card until I was reminded to. LOL... Thanks for the fun challenge!

Melissa Cash said...

Great challenge! I've added my link above. Thanks so much!

Denise said...

Heard about your site through Pam! Thanks so much for the fun challenge - I love the paper piecing technique! All of the cards are gorgeous! I just added one to the bunch. Warm Regards, dee marie

~*Leona*~ said...

I am excited about the JUG challenges (its new and I am new to these blog challenges)!! Great paper piecing ladies!! Thanks for giving me the change to play!!

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous cards, ladies! Congrats on the new venture!

Elise said...

Woweeeee! Love the new blog and LADIES, that logo design is FABULOUS! This is such fun and you're ALREADY sooooooo popular! That's cool! I'm so happy for you all and grateful for such a fun challenge to play with! Party on, JUG girls! "It's a girl's night OUT, honey there AIN'T no doubt~ gonna make cards all night, BABY! It's a girls night OUT!" Doh! Sorry, you guys just make me want to sing Judd music, for some ... reason! Tee Hee!

Kathy said...

Love your blog ladies! So glad I found it, hoping to play often. Loved all of the samples posted, too, thanks for the inspiration.

Gloria W said...

I don't know if I did this right. I sure so hope so. I enter in this challenge. Thank you.

buggin2stamp said...

I finally had a chance to get a picture and upload my card. I hope you like it. :o)

Whimsey said...

Better late than never, right?

TFL!

http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/tesc86-jugs2.html

戴佩妮Penny said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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