Saturday, February 13, 2016

Just Us Girls #330 - Trend Week

Ina is our hostess this week for our Trend challenge at Just Us Girls!  I love her choice of trends with tags.


We have Pamellia Johnson with us once again this week as our February Guest Designer!  Check out what Pamellia and the rest of the JUGS Designers have done with tags.


I started by making the tags, the little one is a very old Sale-abration set that was stamped, then die cut.  The larger tag is some free digital dp from Mel Stampz.  Stamped the little love on the little tag, added some little die cut hearts and the die cut you to the larger tag.  Wasn't happy with the placement of the hearts, so added some Viva Decor Paper Pen dots in black to fill in some of the empty space.  Both tag dies and the "you" die are Tim Holtz by Sizzix.  Used the Cascading Hearts cover plate from Spellbinders for the background.  Added a black strip of cardstock and tied on some red metallic cord.

Come join in on the fun over at Just Us Girls and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running to possibly become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just Us Girls #329 - Word Week

Vicki has chosen the word Valentine for our Word Week Challenge over at Just Us Girls!  This has perfect timing for me while I finish up Valentine's for my grandsons.


I would like to welcome our February Guest Designer - Pamellia Johnson!  Now head on over to Just Us Girls to see what the rest of the very talented Designers have created for Valentine's Day.


I used a couple of very old Gina K sets - Special Delivery and Special Delivery Additions.  Stamped the houndstooth on the heart with another Gina K set. 
Cardstock: Michael's heavy weight ivory, Gina K Red Velvet and Kraft
Ink:  Memento Love Letter and Espresso Truffle.

Come play along with us at Just Us Girls and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week!  That would then make you eligible for a chance to be our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Just Us Girls #328 - Wild Card

We have a fifth week this month, so it's Wild Card time with Chris as our hostess at Just Us Girls!  We are playing Tic Tac Toe!  Pick a row, horizontal, diagonal or vertical and use those items on your creation.


I would like to thank Vicki Parsons and Deepti Malik for being awesome Guest Designers for us this past month!  Come on over to Just Us Girls to see what Vicki, Deepti and the rest our our Design Team have created by playing Tic Tac Toe.


I chose the line with 3 layers, stamps and buttons.  I wasn't too sure about the 3 layers, if it includes the card base, then my big heart is an embellishment!  I don't use buttons very often, so this was a tough one for me.  I stamped the heart on white cardstock then adhered to a clear button and tied it with black and white baker's twine.  The large red layer was stamped with Colorbox Warm Red in with the very old Stampin Up background stamp Crosshatch.  The large heart was stamped/embossed by inking an embossing folder with brown ink and running through my Big Shot.

Come on over to JUGS to play Tic Tac Toe with us.  You could be our next Chic of the Week giving you a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  You have until Thursday, February 4th, 9:00 pm.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, January 25, 2016

2nd Birthday!

My youngest grandson turns 2 very soon and is really into the Cars characters.  The challenge at The Male Room is absolutely perfect timing for his birthday card.


This is also a fit at Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark




I searched the web for Cars coloring book pages and found this one.  I colored it with Prismacolor markers and cut it out.  Tinted some embossing paste and used a star stencil on the background and added a black die cut frame..  Stamped and embossed the black chevron/arrow strip.  Added a large glittery star that I made a darker yellow with a Prismacolor marker and layered the sentiment onto it.  Lightning McQueen is mounted onto the card with a Wobble to add some fun to this.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Just Us Girls #327 - Photo Week

Sharyn has an awesome photo this week at Just Us Girls to inspire us in the Photo Challenge.  I love the colors and the nautical theme.


How does this photo inspire you?  Hop on over to Just Us Girls to see how it inspired our Guest Designers - Vicki Parsons and Deepti Malik along with the rest of our Design Team.


It's easy to see that I was inspired by the colors and the patterns.  I stamped the chevron from Gina K - Pretty Patterns 3 times in Memento Nautical Blue with my MISTI.  Stamped the anchor and the rope, also from Gina K and colored with Touch Twin markers and fussy cut them.  The anchor was lost against the chevron, so I sponged a die cut circle tag and adhered the anchor to it.  Stamped the big Celebrate in Memento Luxe Dandelion.  I had to add the little flag tab to cover a small smudge.

Come on over to JUGS and show us how this photo inspires you.  You could be our next Chic of the Week giving you a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  You have until Thursday, January 28th, 9:00 pm.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Just Us Girls #326 - Color Week

Maria is our hostess for our Color Week at Just Us Girls and she has a beautiful blend of dark blue, light blue and white.  Don't use any other colors, except these three.


Come on over to Just Us Girls to see how these colors inspired our Guest Designers - Vicki Parsons and Deepti Malik along with the rest of our Design Team.




I love these colors together!  Stamped the large and small circles from Gina K's - Lots of Lines with Memento Soft Sky and used the period stamp from Gina's Lots of Letters with Memento Nautical Blue.  Stamped the sentiment with Memento Nautical Blue 3 times using my MISTI for a nice even, bold color.  Die cut with a pierced fishtail tag, stamped the little heart with Versamark and heat embossed with white ep, then finished it off with a white gel pen for some faux stitching.

Now it's your turn to come on over and play with us at Just Us Girls.  You could be our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, January 11, 2016

90th Birthday!

I used the sketch and photo from Fusion Card Challenge for inspiration for this 90th birthday card.



First I inked the chevron embossing folder with Hero Arts Lemon Yellow ink and ran it through my Big Shot.  Die cut the various pieces and layered them.  Tied the little circle tag with some pink scrapbook floss.  Added some tiny pearls on the green label.

Thanks for visiting!