Saturday, August 16, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #254 - Color

It's my turn to host over at Just Us Girls and it is a color challenge this week.  The colors are blue, green and any neutrals you would like to add.  I was thinking on the lines of navy and lime, but any shade will do.


We also have our August Guest Designer with us again this week - Kristie Goulet!




I have been dying to use this new lime green embossing powder and I love how it turned out on the navy cardstock!  I used a couple of old Stampin Up background stamps, hearts are by Gina K and the "You Glow Girl" sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Just a reminder:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our August challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of October.

Good Luck!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #253 - Trend



It's trend week over at Just Us Girls!  Sue T. is our hostess this week and she is asking us to use washi tape on our creations.

Don't forget to check out our August Guest Designer Kristie Goulet!


I really didn't forget my brother's birthday, only forgot to mail his card, so I had to make a belated card.  The sentiment, from CASual Fridays, really grabs your attention.  Sponged the splattery images through a stencil from STAMPlorations and added a few strips of washi tape.

Don't forget, if you win any of our August challenges, you could be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of October!  Come play with us!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #252 - Ribbon



This week our challenge is Word Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy is our hostess and the word she has chosen is "Ribbon".  Come and show us your ribbons!

We would also like to welcome our August Guest Designer - Kristie Goulet!


I have to admit that I am not much of a ribbon girl, so this was a real challenge for me.  Instead of tying a ribbon on my card, I just added little ribbon flags.  This didn't photograph very well, the mat and the base really match much better IRL!  The image is from Inkadinkado and is colored with Touch Twin markers and some Wink of Stella pens.  The sentiment is from WPlus9.

Just a reminder, if you win any of our August Challenges, you could be chosen to be our October Guest Designer!

Here are some links to the JUGS blog and design team


We hope you will join us this week with our Ribbon challenge!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Just Us Girls Inspiration Challenge #251



We have a fun inspirational photo from Sharyn for our challenge this week at Just Us Girls!  It looks like a summer party!


With us again this week as our Guest Designer is Rebekka Reed!


As soon as I saw that photo I knew exactly which image I was going to use!  Some Wink of Stella was added to the margarita mix and some white Wink of Stella to the rim of the glass.

Just a reminder:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our July challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of September.


Hope you will join in on this week's challenge!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Let's Celebrate

A very simple birthday card.  I played along with the following challenges:

STAMPlorations - Stamps and Glitter


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spots and Dots

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
CAS(E) this Sketch



First sprayed the background with pink, peach and yellow Heidi Swapp shimmer sprays.  Then stamped the sentiment, masked it and stamped the splat both from STAMPlorations Holiday Artsy.  Added some black Wink of Stella to the splat and added small dots of black Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch - Guest Designer

I am so excited!  I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the second time at STAMPlorations for winning one of their sketch challenges.  I just love their stamps, so trendy and fun.

Here is the current sketch





I used a stencil to make the striped panel with navy and aqua inks.  The large circle stain is a stencil from STAMPlorations and the smaller circle stains and ink swish is also STAMPlorations - Holiday Artsy (love this set).

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Just Us Girls Color Challenge



Vicki is our challenge hostess this week at Just Us Girls with a fun, fresh color combo.


And, also this week there is a prize being offered from Dare 2B Artsy who is graciously sponsoring us this week in celebration of our 250th challenge.


Our Chic of the Week with receive a stamp set of their choice $14.99 or less!

Don't forget to check out our July Guest Designer Rebekka Reed.


I took these fun colors and went a different direction.  I am sadly running low on sympathy cards.  The background was made with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters with TH watercolor paper using the textured side.  The images and sentiment were stamped with Memento Olive Grove ink and highlights added with a white gel pen.  Stamps used:  Gina K, Technique Tuesday and WPlus9.

Just a reminder:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our July challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of September.  Good luck!