Saturday, January 8, 2011


Welcome to another challenge with JUST US GIRLS!
Today is a special day because we have a very special treat this week. Gina K Designs is sponsoring this week's technique challenge.

This week's challenge is called Envy of the Envies (envelopes that is!) We often put a lot of work into our beautiful card creations then pop them into a plain envelope and send them off. Well, I thought this week it would be fun to put some extra effort into making those first impressions (the envelope) just as special as the card inside.

Here's the 3 part challenge:
1. Make a card – no specs on this but if you have Gina K stamps we'd LOVE to see them :-)
2. Decorate your envelope to match/coordinate with your card
3. Finally, for this challenge we also want you to create a liner for your envelope to coordinate with your card. If you don't know how to make a liner please refer to this tutorial on Stamp TV. Gina K shows you just how to do it!

Be sure to show us your both card and your envelope!

We will be giving away a Gina K stamp set to one lucky randomly selected participant who follows all of the challenge requirements so get stampin' and make a FABULOUS first impression with your awesome envelopes!

Here is what I did with the Gina K set called Aloha:

Card close up:

We are sad to tell you that our wonderful Alicia will be stepping down from the Design Team - as with many of us, her priorities need to shift to her family and new house and we will miss her for sure but we wish her and the family all the best. Please leave her some kind words when you visit her blog - she's a special lady!

Just Us Girls Design Team

Carla Suto~ January Guest Designer

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the linky form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS66. After you post to the linky you may also leave a comment on the JUGS post.
Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 13. The linky form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.

That's it for now!

Till later..


Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh, Maria! This is so pretty! I love how you colored your scene! So very clever! The sponging is perfectly done! And your envie looks fabulous lined with that pretty paper! Great job with the challenge!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Maria! Love the beach scene and the pretty DP! The envelope looks perfect with the card!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is really really fun Maria - I love your flamingo scene and your envelope liner is the perfect match!! Way to go girl. Lovely.

Andrea M said...

Such a pretty card Maria! It makes me want to go soak up some sun!!! You've created such a lovely scene with the flamingo. What a fun DP for the matching envelope!!! Great job girl!!!

Kathryn B said...

Great colors Maria! Lovin' the beachy scene!

Cynthia said...

I love this flamingo beach scene, Maria. The flamingo is perfect uncolored. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dana Gustafson said...

The beach and toes in the sand? yes, please! ALthough it's a tad too cold to go play at the beach near my home, your card make me want to seek out a sunny spot somewhere in the world. Such alovely and serene design!