Saturday, January 3, 2015

Just Us Girls #274 - Word Week

I am very excited to be ushering in the New Year with the first challenge of 2015!  This week at Just Us Girls it's Word Week.  Sharyn here and I'm hosting our Word Week Challenge.  The word I have chosen is Winter.  I live in Central Indiana in the Midwestern part of the United States.  Our weather is very changable, it's always a surprise.  Some winters are snowy with bitter cold temperatures, sleet and ice.  This year, so far, we've had milder temperatures and no snow, but rain instead.  I hope you will be inspired by our word this week.  Put on your thinking caps and show us what Winter is like where you are.  I'm anxious to see what it means to you.

I would like to welcome Judy Woodland to the group this month.  She has graciously agreed to share her talent with us as our Guest Designer for the month of January. Welcome, Judy!

When I hear winter, I think of snow and cold, so I decided to have a little winter fun!  The stamp set I used is from The Cat's Pajamas and is called Pray For Snow.  I love this little penguin.  He is really enjoying his day of skiing.  And, now for a surprise, look at the picture below.

It's a cute little skating penguin that pops up when the card is opened!  I popped him up by using a die from The Cat's Pajamas called Pop Up Pivot Cut Ups.  It took me a couple of tries before I got it right.  lol  Thank goodness there was a video on their blog showing how it worked.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Judy Woodland, have created this week.  I hope you will be inspired by our word Winter and come play along.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of March.  Good luck!


The Cat's Pajamas Pray For Snow stamps
The Cat's Pajamas Pop Up Pivot Cut Ups, Double Snowflake Cut Ups dies
Simon Says Stamps Stitched Slopes and Hills dies
Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles die
Wink of Stella
Echo Park patterned paper
Gina K. Designs Prismatic Glitter Frozen
Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder


  1. Oh how fantastic! A perfect winter card with a perfect winter surprise inside...How FUN!!! Love it! Happy New Year!

  2. I just love your skiing penguin! Snow cute :)

  3. I love the two tone snowflake and the cute penguin. A great winter card and now I am going over to that site to see how the inside is done. :)

  4. Such a cutie pie. LOVE your little penguin, and I LOVE how you have popped him up on the inside. I need to go check that out, would love to have a feature like that on my cards. Oh, and your snowflake is GORGEOUS!!!

  5. Oh you did the inside too! So cute! He has his very own rink! GREAT card! Awesome challenge!

  6. Gorgeous card Sharyn. Love the touch of colour with that cute penguin.

  7. Such a gorgeous creation! Love the cute penguin! Have a Blessed day!

  8. What a darling card! He is so cute on his skis and the pop up is a fun twist. I love that beautiful background paper, but the sentiment not so much. We are expecting snow here later Monday and extreme cold temps so that is what winter means. I'm a fan of warm!

  9. Sharyn, what an amazing card!!! I love everything about it, including the snowflake and cute little skater inside!

  10. Love that little penguin skiing down the hill! The snowy background against the gray sky looks like it did here over the weekend, perfect winter creation. Your layered snowflake is gorgeous! Great choice for Word Week!

  11. Gorgeous card Sharyn, your penguin looks supercute! Very playful card, pretty both inside and out! Thanks for your lovely comment, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  12. Oh my goodness love it and the fact that you finished the inside! Great job.

  13. Oh my that is totally adorable!!! The inside is so cute too! Really fun card!


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