Friday, October 9, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge - New!!

Hi everyone! It seems everybody loves a challenge these days! Since the My Time to Create Challenges have come to an end, some of the girls on the team wanted to stay together and create a new team. So we came up with the Just Us Girls Challenge. We have a new blog and we hope that you are going to love the new look of it and the fun challenges! Each week we will choose a "Chic of the Week" whose card will be featured on the blog each Friday. You'll receive a blinkie to proudly display on your blog.

Pam is hosting our challenge this week, and she has chosen a technique I use quite often...paper piecing. And since this is Breast Cancer Month, we've thrown in the option to use pink on your card.

Isn't that a cool graphic? The girls have really rocked the graphics for the blog, let me tell you! I was so excited when I heard that paper piecing was our challenge because I had just finished making 20 baby shower invitations for my nephew and his wife last weekend that I paper pieced. Here's my take on the challenge.This photo is somewhat washed's much more colorful IRL. I used SU's new dp from their Holiday Mini catalog called Pawsitively Prints. The white mat was run through the cuttlebug using a Quick Kutz folder (I think!). I added star dust stickles to the carriage, too!

A tip for you when paper piecing: use your Xyron machine. Remember that sticker making machine that you HAD to have? Well dust it off and use it for paper piecing! I always use mine for this technique because I usually have small pieces cut out and putting glue or tape on them is so difficult. Running it through the Xyron makes it much easier!

So do you think you'd like to enter our challenge? We do have blog candy for you...a $25 gift certificate to either Gina K Designs or Papertrey Ink! Wow! I wish I could enter! LOL! All you have to do is post a direct link to your card to Mr. Linky on the

Just Us Girls blog by Thursday, October 15 for your chance to win! If you post to an online gallery, please use the keyword JUGS2. It might be nice to stop by the JUGs DT to leave them some love. Here are the links to the girls' blogs.

Alicia Weiman
Dana Gustafson
Kristin Bueter
Maria Levine
Mona Pendleton
Pam Imholz
Tracey Cuccia

Thanks for stopping in today, and I hope you enjoy our new challenge! Have a great Columbus Day weekend to my US friends and a Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends! Enjoy it with friends and family!
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI), sentiment (SU retired)
Paper: Neenah white, almost amethyst, Pawsitively Prints dp (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Quick Kutz folder, Xyron machine, star dust stickles, satin ribbon (Target)


Michelle said...

What a sweet card! I really haven't done much paper piecing, but I love it on all the cards I see with that technique. Thanks for the info on a new challenge. :)

Cheryl said...

Super card for the new baby's shower invitations! It's so clean and pretty!
Love the challenge, too! Would love to get a card done to enter!
Still trying to find time to jot a pm to you! So much going on!

Maria Levine said...

Super sweet card. I love that pattern paper. Nice job.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute baby card - Lisa!!! The paper piecing looks awesome!!! I don't do it often enought..and I'll try to play along!!! Hugs ~S~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such an adorable card Lisa! Fabulous job with the paper piecing challenge! Your baby shower card is just precious. I like the texture you have going on in the BG as well. I am tickled PINK to be on the JUGS DT with you & all the other talented ladies! :)

Crystal said...

Lisa this is so wonderful, what a perfect shower card, LOVE IT!

Dana Gustafson said...

WHat a lucky mommy to have such goregous baby shower cards! I love them! ANd now I want to make baby cards with that PTI set :) Awesome tip on the zyron and paper piecing'd you know I had to blow the dust off of mine? LOL

Stampin' Pam said...

Wow Lisa what a great write up! I love, love, love your tip about the Xyron - now why didn't I think of that - DUH! Perfect solution for paper piecing - thanks for sharing that with everyone who comes to play.
Meanwhile, this is a totally adorable baby shower invite - I love the DP - perfect colors - the matting behind the focal image is GREAT texture - I was wondering how you did that! It almost looked like an embossed nestie. The stickles are such a sweet accent on the carriage. NOW my DD will wonder why I didn't make her a set of these for the shower SHE is throwing for a friend! It's great to have you on the team, Lisa! I love your style. :-) Hugs n smiles and THANKS for everything to get us going...

Tracey Cuccia said...

ooooh - very pretty Lisa!! I really like that paper -- and how light and fresh this feels! beautiful!

Barb said...

Your card is sooo precious.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Oh Oh, I LOOOOVE this card! The DP you used is BEAUTIFUL!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

sweet card, Lisa! I just happened to finish a card with paper piecing...maybe I'll play along!

LeAnne said...

This is very cute---I totally overlooked that DP in the mini catalog, but saw it again a couple days ago and thought how sweet it is--and here you have proved it!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I love how you paper-pieced the baby buggy!! Such great paper and what a wonderful layout!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Hi Lisa...I'm so sorry I'm sooo late in commenting!! I adored your card from the minute I saw it! That sweet paper pieced baby carriage is so adorable! It reminds me of the colorfully patterned carriages in England :) I also love all the crisp and fresh!

You are awesome girly!! This is beautiful!

Elise said...

Hi, Lisa! Your card is SO darling! Choc-full-o super darling-ness, in fact! I'm all swoony over that beautifully embossed background and perfectly cut paper-pieced buggy from HEAVEN! Such fabulous work! I'm so thrilled for you guys, and that the JUGS blog is up and rolling and so popular! Yipee!


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