Saturday, January 14, 2017

Just Us Girls #376 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen All Over Stamping as our challenge this week!

We have the very talented Shawna Standish with us again this week as our Guest Designer!  Come see the awesome creations that Shawna and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have come up with this week.

I started out by using some little flower and leaf stamps with Lake Mist Ranger Adirondack ink.  I then stamped the sentiment in black and decided it needed a little something else, that is when it went very wrong!  Didn't like it, so die cut the center out of the stamped panel, grabbed another piece of pink cardstock and stamped the flowers all over in Hero Arts Bubble Gum, masking as I went, then added the sentiment to that and mounted under the original piece.  Still didn't like it, so added some gel pen around the inside of the  opening to give it some definition and mounted onto a darker pink card base.  That is when I noticed some oops, so in came the glittery dots.  All stamps are by Concord & 9th.

Come play along with us with this fun technique (hopefully yours will go smoother than my attempt) and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to be our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Let It Go

This is my new outlook on life to just let it go!

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

And the Color Combo from CAS on Sunday Challenge #99

Black and white, with one color of your choice

And another challenge for this one at Cardz 4 Guyz - Up, Up and Away #151

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

And one more challenge over at The Male Room 

Stamped Ribbon Stripes and In Stitches both from Gina K with Memento Tuxedo Black ink down the left side.  Used Lots of Letters, also by Gina K to stamp the sentiment.  The balloon is from Avery Elle stamped with Memento Tangelo ink and Tuxedo Black for the string.  I used my MISTI which made lining everything up pretty easy.

This one is for the challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches for their Colour Challenge this week.

The background is watercolored and then splattered using Distress Inks.  The butterfly is by Concord & 9th die cut from pink cardstock and then heat embossed with Pearl embossing powder.  The flourish (which I wish I would have used a lighter shade) is from Kitchen Sink Stamps and stamped in Memento Sweet Plum and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Just Us Girls #375 - Word Week

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  We are back for a new year at Just Us Girls with our first challenge of the year with Ina as our hostess for Word Week and such a perfect word it is!

I would like to welcome our January Guest Designer Shawna Standish!  Pop on over to the JUGS Challenge Blog to see how Shawna and the rest of the very talented Design Team were inspired to create with our Word - New.

Since it is a new year, which means a new start, I thought it was time to "reboot" and start anew!  I used some Gina K stamps - Tech Talk and Lots of Dots Alphabet.  Stamped the laptop, colored with Touch Twin markers and cut it out.  Added some gel pen to the heart and covered the blue screen of death with some glaze.  Stamped the reboot with Versamark and heat embossed with yellow ep.  Grabbed a random piece of patterned paper from my stash and mounted it onto a blue card base.

Come show us what New inspires you to make, it could be some new stamps/toys you got for Christmas or anything else that pops into your head.  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.

Monday, December 19, 2016

December Celebration!

My grandson's birthday is my favorite celebration in December which happens to be the challenge at The Male Room!

He is into so many sports that I went with a sports themed card.  I used a Gina K set - Sporty Accessories, stamped, colored with Touch Twin markers and cut them out.  The sentiment is from The Paper Studio.

I'm also squeezing in one more Christmas card for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #150 CAS Chrsitmas.

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Stamped the tree from Stampabilities on kraft with WPlus9 white ink, then stamped again with green ink.  Smudged a little more white ink over the tree and wiped off with a paper towel.  Stamped the sentiment in red.  Using my MISTI makes multiple stamping so much easier!

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Just Us Girls #374 - Color Week

Lisa brings us to our final challenge of the year for Color Week at Just Us Girls.  We will be taking a short break over the holidays, but will return on January 6, 2017.  Aren't these colors gorgeous together?

Thank you to our December Guest Designer -  Teresa Gregory for sharing all of your awesome creations with us this past month.  Come check out the JUGS blog to see what Teresa and the rest of the Design Team have created with this beautiful color combination.

Quick and simple card!  Stamped the flourish in an orchid ink and the sentiment from Gina K in navy.  Added some little gold dots with a period stamp from an alphabet set also from Gina K.

Come play along with us in our last challenge of 2016 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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 12

It's the final day of The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at The CLASSroom.  It's a Color Challenge with inspiration from designers Carolyn Peeler & Angie Backman.


Started by die cutting a white tag with a Reverse Confetti tag die.  Sponged Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers (teal) on the bottom part and Salty Ocean (blue) on the top part blending them together in the middle.  Splattered a little water onto the tag.  When dry, stamped the trees from Gina K and Added the Tim Holtz deer die cut from some linen patterned paper and sponged around the edges with Distress Old Paper.  Added the Tim Holtz tinsel to the deer and tied to the tag top.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

The Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 11

It's the 11th day of The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at The CLASSroom!
Kittie Caracciolo and Anna Wight are sharing their talents for our inspiration in this theme challenge.

I thought this cute  snowperson has a country look to her so this is the direction I took.  The image was in a bag that someone had gifted to me and I don't know who it is by. Colored with Touch Twin markers, white Souffle gel pen on the hat and black glaze pen on the eyes, nose and buttons.  Added the little sign and stamped Merry Christmas on it (from Gina K).  The wood look on the sign is a stamp from Concord & 9th.  Die cut the Tim Holtz tag with some plaid paper and added the stitched scalloped edges.  Tied on some raffia to finish it off.

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