Saturday, October 31, 2009

Just Us Girls Week 5 - Wild Card Challenge


Welcome to the 5th challenge presented by "Just Us Girls"!

Are you ready to get WILD for our challenge?! I sure hope so because we are officially hosting our 5th challenge this month...which means it's time for a WILD CARD! Okay, so maybe it's not that "wild" but it's going to be fun!

This week we challenge you to create a holiday card designed to present a photo! It can be any photo you choose whether it be family, pets, nature...it's your choice! The possibilities are endless!!

The idea for this challenge originally came from Alicia. I LOVED the concept so I asked her if I could use it for today's challenge, and thankfully, she agreed :) You don't HAVE to print a photo, or dig through a photo box or album to find that perfect shot in order to play along. You can pull your photo from a magazine if you want! We're just looking for some fab ideas for holiday cards designed to showcase a photo. If you want to use the black and white family pictures that are provided with new frames, go for it! LOL

With all of the diverse creativity you've shown us, I'm confident you will teach us a few things again this week! We learned sooo many different ways to create 3-D flowers last week, let's keep school in session for another!

We are truly amazed and humbled that so many fabulous designers are enjoying our challenges in the infancy of our blog! Thank YOU for supporting the JUGS (hee hee) and helping us to stay FRESH, FUN and always...CHIC!

How to play: 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, JUGS5. 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, November 5. 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!
















 Our Guest Designer

EVERY participant is a WINNER this week!!! Just in case you missed that little tidbit in the challenge graphic above ;] If you play along this week and enter before the deadline, you will receive the "Happy Holidays" digital stamp and sentiment set shown in the challenge graphic. I created the lamp post and the two sentiments that use different fonts, and the amazingly gifted Tammy Hershberger wrote the title sentiment "Happy Holidays"!! Isn't her writing just PERFECT for papercrafting?! I wish I could market it!!

Special thanks to Chris Barr for helping me to digitize the lamp post!! He is an INCREDIBLY TALENTED Graphic Designer ;] ...without a blog, otherwise I would link him :[

After you play along and post your card in Mr. Linky before the deadline, email Just Us Girls and provide your email address and another link to your photo. One of us will respond with the digital Happy Holidays package just for you!


If you are not familiar with using digital stamps, check out the Pink Cat Studio Digi tutorials...they're perfect for newbies :O)


Okay, time for YOU to get started! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)







27 comments:

Annette said...

Fantastic cards, love your digi images, off to think about this one, have a great weekend, take careX:)

Payne Holler Cards said...

perfect timing! for me...couldn't figure out how to just post my grandaughter's photo since she was part of my whole post, sorry! but you can see how perfect Mel's Festive Frame stamp is for photos LOL

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great cards - love Tammy's handwriting!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Wonderful cards! I just love the digi image and sentiments ~ fabulous job on them, Kristin!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Thanks, Steph :O) Can't wait to start sending the set out and seeing what everyone comes up with!

Rosemary said...

Fun challenge! Will have to see what I can come up with. How nice to give everyone who plays the free digis!

Maria Levine said...

Awesome stuff! C'mon everyone and play these images are awesome!!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful cards from everyone on the design team! I love that digi image too! ~Diane

Gabby said...

Ooohhh...I like this challenge! I have used pictures before on cards but that was AGES ago! This will be fun! Hopefully I can "develop" something before my sister comes in from Arizona to visit! ;)

BTW...that digi is awesome! That is awesome of you to give the play alongers (new word I think I invented...just go with it...lol) the digi's! ROCK ON!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Well, I chose a different Holiday for my photo card, but I hope you like it. And Tammy's handwriting is great, I agree.

Jan Hirsch said...

Just joined up on Mona's recommendation... You guys are running a great challenge site. I love all your examples for this week's challenge, especially Pam's! Can't wait to dip my toe in the water!!!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm so glad I could play along again this week! Great challenge and thanks for the freebies! I'm just learning to do digital and have a long way to go, but thanks for the kick-off with some beautiful digis! I love Tammy's handwriting and that's going to look great on anything!! Beautiful cards and samples today ladies!!

LeAnne said...

I think this is an awesome challenge and could not WAIT to get mine posted---it's finally on my blog! Thanks for the chance to get the digi, too, and all the helpful information---you guys rock! :D It is so cool to see Tammy's handwriting!!

Gabby said...

Hey girls...just wanted to let you know I've left a little award for you on my blog! ;)

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Great challenge, ladies! The digi stamps and sentiment are awesome! Thanks for the chance to receive them for playing along! Your samples are beautiful! I linked up my card for the challenge. I hope it still counts even though I didn't actually put the photo in the frame! It was intended as a photo frame but I couldn't find a photo I liked on short notice so I stamped in a sentiment as a placeholder for now.
Have a great weekend!

Chupa said...

Omg, I linked my card and came back to this post only to read that the project should have a holiday theme! I swear I haven't seen this first time I read the requirements... *sigh*
Well, ignore my entry if you wish ladies, but thank you for this great challenge, I might be back with something more appropriate later lol!

Crayola58 said...

I love doing cards for your challenges.
Carole

Janine said...

Loaded my card quickly before i went to work and i have only just got home. Fun challenge

Celeste said...

Great idea for this challenge. This is the first time I've been here, love your site.

Chrissie said...

Mr Linky doesn't appear to be in evidence, so I'll leave a link for this challenge here. I'll pop back later to see if he's reappeared!
My card is here
Chrissie

Gloria Westerman said...

I didn't think when I made this card that i would have to post it twice. I'm so sorry. But I didn't feel that the picture should be on the front.
Thank you

Gabby said...

Hello again! Just made my card and posted it to Mr. Linky! Awesome challenge chicas!

Jen P said...

Great challenge and I finished my card just in time - make that all my cards - I finished my xmas cards!! :) Love the samples and the free digi!

Melissa Craig said...

This was a fun challenge! I posted for two challenges, your challenge is the 2nd one and this was really fun!! I didn't put a photo inside because of the window. Now the picture has to be pretty specific to appear through the window properly.

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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This was great fun and I am really glad I got it in before the deadline!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the fun challenge! I would love to know what your photography secrets are - every one of you girlies have beautiful staging and lighting!

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