Saturday, September 23, 2017

Just Us Girls #412 - Photo Week

It's time for our Photo Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a beautiful photo with lots of inspiration.


Pop on over to the JUGS blog to see what our Guest Designer, Linda Snodgrass and the rest of the very creative Design Team have come up with, with this photo as inspiration.



That photo is beautiful, but I didn't do it justice!  I love the colors, greenery and that birdcage, but I don't have a single birdcage in my collection.  Used Gina K's Vogue Vases for the vase and leaves embossing the vase with clear ep.  Then added the sentiment from Altenew, embossed with dark green ep.  Used a stencil on the background with some aqua ink and used the same ink to sponged around the edges.

I decided that I needed to fix this, so added some more leafy fronds.  I just don't think this card can be fixed!



Now it's your turn to create something with the photo for inspiration.  Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soccer Birthday and Cheers

Using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! for my grandson's birthday card.



The soccer ball was made by using a circle die cut on a hexagon embossing folder and then coloring in the spots with a black marker.  Stamped the diagonal stripes and matted on black.  Masked and stamped the sentiment on white and die cut, then masked again and stamped the happy above the banner.  Layered onto a white and green polka dot card base.

Next card is for CAS on Friday - Color Me Pretty - use pencils or markers and The Male Room technique challenge - Masking.

CAS on Sunday



First the bottles from Altenew;s Bottleful were stamped and masked.  Then masked all three bottles and stamped the striped background from Concord & 9th.  Removed the masks and colored the bottles with Prismacolor pencils and the caps with a silver marker.  Added the label to the center bottle and layered onto some Gina K Turquoise Sea for the card base.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Just Us Girls #411 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen some beautiful fall colors for us!


Come see what our Guest Designer, Linda Snodgrass and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with this gorgeous colors!


When I saw these colors, I new exactly what set I wanted to use!  Stamps and dies are from Concord & 9th.  Used some Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade for the background.  Stamped the piece behind the leaf 3 times, staggering for more shadow effect with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.  The leaf is many layers of colors of inks and watercolor combining as I went to get the burgundy color.  Used Charcoal Brown cardstock from Gina K for the sentiment and card base.

What do these colors inspire you to create?  Play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Autumn Thanks

Playing along with Reverse Confetti using their monthly sketch challenge as inspiration.



Using the tag, tag layer, tag topper, squiggly circle, wheat/leaves die, banner die and thanks sentiment all from Reverse Confetti.  Die cut the leaves from some embossed gold cardstock I've had forever and arranged on the circle.  Stamped the diagonal stripes for the background and found a piece of orange gingham scrap and a piece of orange polka dots in my stash.  Tied a piece of twine on the tag, put it all together and layered onto a charcoal brown card base.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Double Take

I have 2 cards today for a few different challenges.

First is my clean and layered card for The Card Concept - Weathered Florals



I was inspired by the weathered door and pretty flowers.  The background was stamped with a Concord & 9th background stamp in WPlus9 white ink on kraft.  The flower and sentiment, are both from Altenew.  The flower and leaves were stamped with Altenew inks and the sentiment with Versafine Sepia.  Die cut the branch wreath from a scrap of brown cardsotck and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the berry tips.

This next card is for 2 challenges.  Curtain Call - Dreamcatcher


And for Cardz 4 Guyz - Something beginning with the letter "D"

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo


The "D" is dreamcatcher and diagonal.  Stamped the background with brown ink on kraft.  I had to get creative for the dreamcatcher, so I used a squiggle die from Reverse Confetti for my dreamcatcher and added some feathers from WPlus9.  The sentiment, also from Reverse Confetti was stamped in Versafine Sepia and die cut.  Added a little die cut bow to the feathers.

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Just Us Girls #410 - Trend Week

It's time for a Trend challenge this week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a fun one for us, Block Watercolor Stamping!


With us again this week as our Guest Designer for the month of September is Linda Snodgrass!  Come check out the JUGS Challenge Blog to see what Linda and the rest of the talented Design Team have created using this technique.


I inked up the grid side of an acrylic block with Distress Oxide inks, misted with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Die cut the heart then used an embossing folder with stripes on it.  The sentiment from Altenew didn't get a clear impression so I carefully went over the letters with a white gel pen.  Tied a little bow with pink baker's twine.

Play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Just Us Girls #409 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the Word Shoes!


It's a new month and that means a new Guest Designer.  Please join us in welcoming Linda Snodgrass as our September Guest Designer!  Come see all the Shoes created by Linda and the rest of the JUGS Design Team!


Stamped the shoes from Stamplorations in black, red and brown then covered with clear glaze pen.  Stamped the flourishy borders in Memento Gray Flannel.  Added the sentiment from Stamplorations in black.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stripey Birthday

I needed a quick birthday card and the challenge at Fusion Card Challenge was the perfect inspiration!



Stamped the striped piece with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The balloon with Hero Arts Orange Soda Shadow Ink and the birthday with Versamark on black and heat embossed with white ep.
Quick and easy!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Brick Birthday

Over at CAS-ual Fridays they have a color challenge going on to use Kraft and White.



Embossed the brick background on a piece of kraft cardstock then swiped some white ink all over it.  After that dried, stamped the big flourish across the bricks.  Found the piece of kraft and white striped dp in my stash and stamped the big happy birthday from CAS-ual Fridays with kraft pigment ink and heat embossed with clear ep.  Layered onto some darker kraft cardstock and the card base is a lighter kraft.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Just Us Girls #408 - Photo Week

It's time for a Photo Week Challenge at Just Us Girls!  Maria has chosen a fun Photo for our inspiration!


Sadly, this is our last week with our amazing Guest Designer, Darnell Knauss.  Please check out the JUGS blog to see how Darnell and the rest of the Design Team were inspired by this Photo.


I pulled out this old Stampin Up Flamingo and colored with Touch Twin markers.  Stamped the pineapple and little flower from Concord & 9th and added the little banner which is a stamp from WPlus9.  Added some yellow gel pen dots to the scallops, it really is a deep pink, but looks red in the photo.

How does this photo inspire you?  Come show us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, August 25, 2017

A Couple of Birthday Cards

Using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches



Watercolored the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird and die cut.  Stamped the circle image from Ellen Hutson's Bokeh Dots in Memento Plum.  Stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti with Versafine Onyx Black and die cut and layered.  

Next a masculine birthday card for the challenge #176 at Cardz for Guys - Fancy Folds

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

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This uses Concord & 9th Stripe Builder and Celebrations stamps and dies.  It also uses a dot from Ellen Hutson's Bokeh Dots (to cover a couple of smudges).  Added black Stickles to the bow and a few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in black.  This is an interlocking fold created with the Celebrations die set, and yes it is off center. :)

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cheers to You!

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!


Altenew inspiration challenge


And The Male Room - Drinks



Stamped and die cut the beer bottle from Altenew's Bottleful.  I used Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.  The striped pieces are from Concord & 9th and stamped in Altenew Lagoon ink.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Us Girls #407 - Color Week

It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls and this week is Color Week with Me as your hostess!  I was thinking about the kids getting ready to go back to school and it made me think of crayons, so I chose 3 of the primary colors from the crayon box.


Check out the JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired our Guest Designer, Darnell Knauss and the rest of the Design Team.


I used an old Gina K set - Oh Boy! using the sailboat and sentiment.  Added various patterned papers from my stash and added some die cut stars cut from glittered cardstock.  This is for my youngest grandson's first birthday.

What do these colors make you think of ?  Come show us what you create using these colors only and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just Us Girls #406 - Trend Week

It's time for a new Trend at Just Us Girls and Judy is challenging us to Bring on the Shine!


We have with us again this week, Darnell Knauss as our Guest Designer!  Check out what Darnell and the rest of the Design Team at JUGS have created by Bringing on the Shine!


The background is stenciled with Distress Oxide ink in Broken China.  Then stamped the dragonfly from an old SU set, but the background was showing through the wings, so stamped it again on some white cardstock, colored the wings and added some Stickles.  Cut out the wings and paper pieced onto the original dragonfly.  Added some Sakura black glaze pen over the body of the dragonfly.  Then die cut the sentiment from some black Glitter Silk cardstock by Core'dinations.

Come play with us in our Trend Week Challenge and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Miss You Map

I was inspired by a few challenges this week.

The Male Room - Maps/Coordinates



Time Out - Photo - Home Sweet Home



Double D using neutrals - tan, cream, kraft, off white, etc. with texture




I started off by stamping the map from Concord & 9th with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on some thin cork.  Die cut a brown frame for a mat and then another frame from ivory cardstock which I covered with Versamark and heat embossed with Distress ep in Vintage Photo.  Used a cream piece of diamond embossed cardstock from Core'dinations and onto a base made from Gina K Sandy Beach.  Die cut a heart from kraft and distress with some brown ink.  Sentiment is stamped with Espresso Truffle, die cut the tag and sponged the edges with more Espresso Truffle.  Tied the tag onto the heart with some brown/cream baker's twine.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Just Us Girls #405 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the word "Shower".  This could be a rain shower, baby shower, bridal shower or bathroom shower.  What are you going to create with a Shower?


Since this is the first challenge of August, that means we have a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome the one and only Darnell  Knauss!  Come on over to JUGS to see how Darnell and the rest of the Design Team have been inspired by the Word Shower.



Stamped the umbrella, colored with Touch Twin markers and cut it out.  Stamped the sentiment  and punched with word window punch.  Die cut the banner from turquoise and punched out the center again with the word window punch and inlaid the sentiment.  Added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Neptune for rain drops.  The striped background paper was found in my stash.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us in our Word Week challenge.  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just Us Girls #404- Wild Card Week

It's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!  This happens whenever there is a fifth Saturday in a month.  Ina has chosen a great challenge for us this week - Old and new !


 This is our last week with Aileen Ryan with us as our Guest Designer, and I would like to thank her for playing along with us and sharing all of her amazing creations this past month!! 
Now come on over to JUGS to see what Aileen has in store for us this week along with the rest of the talented Design Team.


For my old, I used an old Stampin Up set for the tree and I also have had the sentiment for a little white.  For my new, I used my new Distress Oxide inks for the background.  The tree was stamped with brown ink and then I used a green gel pen to color the leaves.

Come play along with us at Just Us Girls in this Wild Card Week and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3/

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rock Star!

Playing in a couple of challenges.  First is CAS(E) this Sketch!


And The Male Room - Mixed Media



And one more, Mix It Up Challenge - Anything goes with the twist of distressing

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I used a star cut from yellow glitter cardstock instead of the square.  Stamped a striped smaller star, cut it out and covered it with some gloss.  Embossed the brick background on some Core'dinations Kraft Core then sanded the raised bricks and smeared some Distress Oxide ink for some more dimension.  After that dried I lightly smeared some white pigment ink and then sponged the edges with Distress Black Soot ink.  Then sentiment was stamped with red dye ink.

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