Saturday, October 10, 2009

Just Us Girls and Bellarific Saturday

Did you happen to see that my sweet friend Kristin Bueter and some of her teammates from another blog challenge formed their own weekly challenge that started last week? They decided to call it the "Just Us Girls" challenge, and (here's the fun part...) it's called JUGS for short! *snort* Read all about how they decided to start up this challenge, and the irony behind the acronym here.

Anyway, last Saturday was their first challenge and it was a great sketch and y'all know how I love a sketch challenge, so I just had to play along... three times! LOL Lo and behold, I got a surprise yesterday when I found out that the JUGS (lol... cracks me up every time!) chose me as the Chic of the Week for one of my entries! I joked that maybe they should call it The Biggest Boob, but I don't think that'll fly! So, many thanks JUGS Girls... I'm honored to be the very first one!
Each week their challenge is a little different, but it will follow the same pattern each month. So this week is a technique challenge... paper-piecing, with an option to use pink! So I went to work, creating this pink baby card using this Baby Bella from Stamping Bella. My paper-piecing is a little non-traditional... I colored the baby blanket, then cut it out and pieced it over the main image, then did the same with the face and the star. I guess I call it non-traditional because I usually think of paper-piecing as being done with designer paper, but I wanted to do this to give just a tiny bit of dimension to the design.
My little Baby Bella also qualifies for the weekly Bellarific Challenge over at the Stamping Bella blog this week, which was to make a baby card! AND this is a long-overdue new baby congratulations card that will be on it's way to Florida, so I'm glad to have covered several bases with this one card!

Hope your Saturday is fabulous!








Stamps: Baby Bella Hanging Bundle (Stamping Bella)
Cardstock: Piglet (Bazzill), Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), designer paper (My Mind's Eye), white (Neenah)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), markers (Copic)
Accessories: border punch (EK Success), Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder (ProvoCraft), brads (Stampin' Up!), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (craft supply).

22 comments:

LeAnne said...

Waaaaay cute, Tammy! Love this sweet little face peeking out!

Kristin Bueter said...

GORGEOUS card, Tammy! I LOVE your colors and that cute little baby is too much! The bow is my FAVORITE!! It is beautiful and perfectly tied!!

I appreciate your non-traditional take on paper piecing...hopefully it will educate some of our readers that there is another option and encourage them to participate!

Congratulations again on you Chic of the Week selection! Your card was just beautiful. You sure came through with another beauty this week!! Thank you for playing along again and supporting our new challenge!

Carmen (guatelicia on SCS) said...

Beautiful card Tammy!!! I love all of it, but I'm pretty impressed by that perfect bow!

Kris Turner said...

Very cute, Tammy - adorable card. Love the papers you used and the design really makes the image pop. Great job!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Jane Wetzel said...

hey Tammy! This is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! Do u carry this image in your store?? I love this!)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh My Goodness Tammy! Your card is so stinkin' cute! I love how you colored that lil' baby in the bundle & paper pieced the star on top!

Congrats on your Chic of the Week recognition & for promoting the Just Us Girls site in a such a BIG way! :)

Barbara said...

Congrats, chickie!!! Love this baby card--it's too sweet!

Dana Gustafson said...

Awwwww! How cute! YOur precous baby card is sure to be happy mail for the parents! I love the sparkle on your star, expert coloring and, be still my heart, but, I have honestly never seen mini brads over hole punched cs dots! And to think I thought I had seen it all...this little detail really caught my eye today. Who knew? Great card again Tammy!

Stampin' Pam said...

Ok Tammy now that I have gotten up off the floor after rolling on it with laughter over your comments and "The Biggest Boob" OMG I'm still ROFL. I'm pretty sure I can convince Kristin to make you your own special blinkie boobie badge for The Biggest Boob instead of Chic of the Week if you like... *snort* *grin*

Meanwhile, I just have to say I love this card. HOW stinkin cute is this!?! Your paper piecing is fab - love that baby face sticking out. I also am tickled PINK that you used pink and that you shared some optional paper piecing ideas with the girls who come to play this week. It's great to have you play along to SUPPORT *snicker* Just Us Girls :-) aka the JUGS.

Rachel Hope said...

Adorable!!!!

COngrats on your Biggest Boob card ;)

Danni said...

Such a cute card!!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Tammy! Love that delicious bow!! xx

Cathy Indelicato said...

So cute!!!

Marian said...

Congrats, Tammy, your cards always inspire a host of new ideas! Thanks for leading me to a lot of great new card making blogs.

Jenny Gropp said...

Awwwwww -- cute stuff!
I am lol'ing over JUGS -- too much! Will have to check it out!!!

Kim Burmeister said...

Tammy, this is adorable! I love the pink and brown. Your bows are fabulous! Mine don't turn out that well with my bow easy. I must need to practice. What type of ribbon do you like to work with the most?

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful job!! I love the image you used and papers. Thanks so much for playing along with "Just the Girls".

Tracey Cuccia said...

TOTALLY adorable. Love that image!! Glad you are enjoying the challenges - and get to play along. Congrats on being the first Chic of the week!

Lisa Kind said...

Tammy, this is too adorable! And it's paper piecing at its best! And "the biggest boog"? ROTFL!!!!! You are too funny, girl! Thanks so much for playing in our JUGs challenge and we hope to see you often! Oh and congrats on being the 1st Chic!

{{{Hugs}}}

whoistracy said...

Hmmm a JUG girl, now that's a title to have! LOL Congrats!

dpkennedy said...

So sweet! Love this image and your lovely coloring! Great sketch too!

Terri E. said...

What a cute card. Way to rock the JUGS challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.