Saturday, April 30, 2016

Just Us Girls $341 - Wild Card Week

April has 5 Saturdays and that means it's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!  Ina is our hostess and she is challenging us to try a different shape or fold, without making a square or rectangle card.



I would like to thank our awesome April Guest Designer - Angie Cimbala for joining us this past month and sharing all of her amazing designs with us!  Now come on over to the JUGS blog and see the fun shapes and folds that Angie and the rest of the Design Team have created.





I used a template from Mirkwood Designs.  The flower was made with the Tim Holtz Distressed Floral die, sponged on some pink ink, heavier in the center and added some yellow Stickles for the flower center.  I cut the purse shape out of some patterned paper from my stash, added some faux stitching around the edges and some black ribbon for the handle.  I added a magnetic clasp to keep the card closed.  Inside the houndstooth flap I stamped a sentiment and made a tag with a pouch to insert either cash or a gift card.  These are easy and fun to make for those girly girls in your life.

Come 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 be our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Non-traditional Floral

I used the colors for the challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches


I used an Altenew set for this one layer card.  Stamped the flowers and leaves outlines with brown ink.  Stamped the layers on the flowers with turquoise ink.  Watered down some of the brown ink and painted onto the leaves for a lighter shade.  Used a Distress Marker in Spun Sugar to color in the smaller flowers.  Added a little clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and stamped the sentiment from Gina K with a darker brown ink to make it stand out.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Just Us Girls #340 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls with Bobby,one of our newest Design Team members, bringing us this beautiful photo for our inspiration.



Come see what inspired our Guest Designer - Angie Cimbala and the rest of the JUGS Design Team from this photo.


I was inspired by the jug of lemonade used the pitcher of lemonade from Gina K, the swirlie die is from Reverse Confetti and the sentiment is from Virginia Turtle.  The inside has the rest of the sentiment:  "It's not just a color, it's an attitude".  The pitcher was colored with Touch Twin markers then covered with Glossy Accents.  The blue and green glitter strip is from DCWV and the striped paper is a free digi from Mel Stampz

How does this photo inspire you?  Come 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 be our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Triple Stamping

The challenge at The Male Room is Triple Stamping. This technique is a lot of fun and so easy to do with a very cool result.



Stamped the music background multiple times with gray ink using my MISTI to cover the whole background, which is 3 layers of rectangles held together by repositional adhesive.  Next stamped the guitar and music notes in black, again using my MISTI so that each image was inked and stamped 3 times to get a good solid black on the images.  Matted each layer with black.  Added the yellow star and sentiment that was heat embossed and then cut out and layered onto a Core'dinations yellow card base.  

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Using the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches



I made this a regular A2 card instead of the square.  Die cut the balloons from some scrap patterned paper and sponged ink around the edges leaving it lighter in the center.  Tied the balloons with scrapbook floss.  Used a diagonal striped die from Reverse Confetti cutting out of both black and green and inlaying the black pieces into the green strips.  Stamped the sentiments from WPlus9 with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  After seeing this posted on here, I noticed that that tied bow on the strings isn't quite the way I wanted it to look.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Just Us Girls #339 - Color Week

One of our newest Design Team members, Judy is our hostess at Just Us Girls for our Color Week and she has provided us with this gorgeous color palette!



Pop on over the the JUGS Blog to see what our Guest Designer - Angie Cimbala and the rest of the JUGS Girls have done with this soft, springy colors.


Spritzed some peach shimmery spray on an ivory piece, then stamped the flowers from Unity - Insightful Meadows with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and lifted some of the color by applying s little water and blotting it off with a paper towel.  Layered it onto a strip of Lovely Lavender cardstock and distressed the edges.  Added the sentiment banner by Gina Marie.  Added the lattice cover plate over peach cardstock by Gina K.  It looked a little bland, so before adhering the lattice I stamped some Kitchen Sink Flourishes onto the peach cardstock so that it peeks through the lattice.


What do these colors inspire you to create?  Come 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 be our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Graphic Sketch

Another card for my niece who is going through chemo just to let her know we are keeping her in our thoughts and prayers.

Using the Sketch from Reverse Confetti

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I used Confetti Cuts Scribbles and banner dies and the Bitty Banners stamp set.  I used some patterned paper which are free digis from Mel Stampz and die cut the Scribbles from some hot pink cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped 3 times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI to get a good solid black.   Added a couple of hot pink sequins to finish it off.

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