Friday, September 2, 2011

100 - REALLY?? - 100?!?!

Yes indeedy - this morning marks the 100th Challenge from Just Us Girls. Never, in my wildest imagination, did I think we'd get this far when our little challenge blog started out. We've now grown to over 1000 followers so me thinks you "Girls" are liking Just Us Girls.

OK - here we go - for #100 we are looking back to #1!!! We are reposting our very first sketch for this challenge - there are so many new techniques and ideas that we're SURE this sketch will be just a fresh and fun as it was in 2009!!


Here is my card. Now - I know that all the rest of the girls have nice right cheery colors but with my current achilles injury I'm very limited in the time to get UPSTAIRS to my stamp room so I'm making cards as I need them. Sadly, I lost a DEAR friend, and ex-administrator colleague this past week to cancer. She was only 61 and battled valiantly. This card is for her mother since my friend was not married. We NEVER expect that we will outlive any of our children so I know her mom is grieving and I can only hope this will bring a little moment of comfort. 


I used Designer paper and CS from PTI,  seam binding ribbon from Debbie Marciniewicz, stamps from MyTimeMadeEasy and assorted pearls and embellies for final touches.

And now - ladies and gents - here's MY blog candy offering for this week's fun with JUGS...

TWO beautiful stamp sets from JustRite Stampers! I love JustRite stamps and am donating two sets to one lucky winner who follows all the "rules" for this challenge... GOOD LUCK!

1. Create a CARD based on the sketch - although it's just a "starting point" we should be able to tell that your card was created with this sketch in mind.
2. Become a FOLLOWER of our blog if you are not already.
3. Leave a COMMENT on the JUGS challenge page.
4. Visit EACH Design Team member AND our Featured Designer and LEAVE a COMMENT for each Jughead (they have all worked really hard and this would be a great week to leave some love).
5. Post your project per the instructions at the bottom of the JUGS POST.

Now show us what you've got up your design sleeve - can't wait!
Have a great Labor Day Weekend.

Hugs and smiles,
Stampin Pam

34 comments:

lydiawalker said...

what can i say this is just beautiful xxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Love your card, the bow is beautiful. I also like the mono color for the sympathy card.

Debbie said...

What a fun idea to go back to sketch #1 for this week's anniversary challenge - love it! Your card is beautiful and love me some seam binding (giggle)!! Thanks, as always, for sharing your amazing inspiration with us all!

PS - so sorry about the loss of your dear friend.

Maria Levine said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Your card is stunning!! I can never seem to make sympathy cards.

I can't believe 100 challenges already! Where does the time go? Thanks for having me on the team all the girlies rock!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card for your friend's Mom, Pam! I sure your gorgeous card and thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated. Sorry for your loss. Congrats to all of you talented ladies on 100 challenges at JUGS!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, Pam, your card is so beautiful! Your story behind it really touched my heart as I have a friend from my childhood who is battling stage 4 cancer and her mother has been living with her.

Love that you used the sketch commenorating JUG's challenge 100 and revisting JUG's challenge 1! What a milestone!!

Awesome blog candy! I've been wanting some Just Rite stamps for a long, long time so really hoping my name get picked!!!

Kathie said...

Such a beautiful card. I appreciate the chance to win the candy too.

Mynnette said...

Such a stunning card--I love the muted color scheme for a sympathy card.

Theresa said...

I'm very sorry for you loss. Your card is just stunning. The ribbon is gorgeous. I hope your achilles mends quickly.

Monique said...

Great take on the sketch Pam!! I am sorry to hear about your friend.. Her Mom will really appreciate your card. I hope you start feeling better soon too... I am so excited to be working with you again this month :)

Cheri said...

Deepest sympathies, Pam. How sad to lose a close friend so young. Your card is absolutely gentle, warm and lovely and one that will certainly be much appreciated by her mom.
I hope your injury heals quickly and you're back up in your craft room soon. (I would have separation anxiety disorder if I couldn't touch all my stuff every day! LOL)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

beautiful sympathy card, I have this same PTI paper and it is so beautiful

Betty Benton said...

A lovely sympathy card for your friend's mother, Pam. I'm so sorry that you had to make it but I'm sure it will let her know how much you miss her daughter and your friend.

Selma said...

Gosh Pam - so many bad things have happened. I'm sorry to hear about your dear friend. This card is gorgeous and I know her mom will cherish it. Hope your bad cold is gone and hoping your foot is feeling better.

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

very pretty card, sorry to hear about your friend.

kendell said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Your Sympathy card is excellent and I am certain will bring comfort to your friend's Mother. Thanks for sharing your expertise so freely, it is appreciated and thanks for being part of the JUGS challenge. Kindest regards

~amy~ said...

Such an elegant sympathy card...congrats on the 100th Jugs Challenge!

lisa808 said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Her mother will certainly appreciate the lovely card.

Buffy said...

Lovely card, great take on the sketch and the colours are superb.
Happy 100th challenge

Melissa Craig said...

Beee-you-ti-ful!!! I love the crinkle ribbon. I would love to make some myself, because I love how it looks.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card! The background paper is is gorgeous and I love the pearls!

MindyYoung said...

Your card is very elegant. I love that ribbon!

Elise said...

You are THE one, I'd want on my side during sad times: this card is STUNNING! I'm so sorry for your loss - SO sad.. But this is SUCH wonderful use of this classic sketch, if ever there was some - YOUR choice of colors and embellies is SPLENDID! Such an honor to be celebrating this monumental milestone with YOU and the fabby Jug Heads: WHAT a thrill! Thanks for always extending the warm welcome, first as a "player", then as a designer and ALWAYS as a friend: you're A DOLL!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your YOUNG friend's losing battle! I know what it's like to lose someone young to that blasted disease! I know your card will be soothing to here mom. It's so pretty!

Now who would have thunk it? 100 challenges and we are still going strong? So happy to call all of you friends! Hope you are healing and getting around better! No fun to be immobile and not able to have full access to your stamp room!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

What a pretty sympathy card. Congrats on the 100th Challenge at JUGS.
Cindy

Diana said...

What a wonderful card. I love the colors.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - the Big 100 and YOU are the original -- I remember when you started! Congrats on your celebration -- I am thrilled I had the time to play!!

Your card is beautiful

Janine said...

Lovely card - sad occasion.

Jen W. said...

So very sorry to hear about your friend and so kind of you to think of her mother and create this beautiful card for her.
Congratulations on your 100th challenge! Here's to the next 100! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Hoping to win!
dilnazheckman @ hotmail . com

cdjcape521 said...

So pretty, love your colors! TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

Pam, Happy 100th Challenge! LOVE your take on the sketch with this card that is going to mean so much to your friend's mother. 60 is really too young to pass away. LOVE the words you used for your border. LOVE the colors and the bow, too.

Inspired Butterfly said...

This is such a beautiful & warm card.

Annabella Merlin said...

This card looks so elegant! I love your choice of color and the ribbon bow is just pretty!

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