Saturday, November 1, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #265 - Word

This week's Word challenge at Just Us Girls is brought to us by Lisa and she has chosen the word - Wreathes!


We are proud to announce our Guest Designer for the entire month of November -  Tajanna!  Now come and check our what Tajanna and the rest of our Design Team has come up with.


This is the only wreath stamp I own and it is from Inkadinkado.  Stamped it with Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Colored in a few poinsettias with a Bundled Sage Distress marker and a water brush.  The green edges were done with a border punch.


I wanted to make a fall wreath, so I traced a circle with Antique Linen Distress Marker and stamped the little flowers in fall colors and hand drew the little leaves.  Added some yellow Wink of Stella to the flower centers.  Scored the edges of the white panel and mounted onto a Kraft base. All stamps are from STAMPlorations.

Now come play along with us at Just Us Girls for a chance to be chosen as our Chic of the Week, That would then put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.  Looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful wreathes!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Too Cute to Spook



Playing with CASology



Using a pre-made ghost card that I picked up somewhere last year, Placed a piece of washi tape to ground the images then stamped the little ghosts and colored with Wink of Stella white and black.  Candy colored with Distress Markers.  Used some Sakura black glaze pen on the eyes and a row on dots along the scalloped bottom.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

So Sorry

Lately I seem to be making and needing a lot of sympathy cards.  For this one I used the sketch at STAMPlorations




This started out to be a one layer card, until I got a smudge of ink where it didn't belong and I couldn't creatively cover it any other way.  I used a reverse mask for the oval, sponging Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress ink, then stamped the weathered background with TH Brushed Corduroy.  Stamped the flowers from Eclectic Florals with Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk and the stems and sentiment with Memento Olive Grove. Added some brown Wink of Stella to the flower centers. Die cut the same oval from some woodgrain cardstock, it didn't line up quite right, so die cut the dark brown oval frame to fit inside the  woodgrain oval.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #264 - Photo Week

Maria has found this beautiful photo to inspire us with for Photo Week at Just Us Girls!


Wanda Cullen is with us as our Guest Designer for this last week in October.  It has been such a pleasure to have her here with us.  Come check out what she has come up with for this challenge as well as the rest of the talented Design Team at 


I was inspired by the sunflowers and the basket.  These flowers are sunflower - wannabe's!  The flowers and basket are by Gina K,  colored with Touch Twin Markers.  The  brown circle was stamped with an old SU background stamp - Weathered, then distressed the edges and sponged some darker brown ink around the edge.  The flourish stamp is from Inkadinkado.  Sponged the edges of the yellow cardstock and layered onto a brown base.

Come play along with us at Just Us Girls for a chance to become our Chic of the Week and for a chance to become our Guest Designer for the month of December.  Please limit your entries to 3.

I am also entering this in the challenge at The Card Concept.  I would have to say this fits the category for Shabby Chic since I did some distressing and sponging.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #263 - Color

Lisa has come up with some gorgeous colors for our Color Challenge this week.


Again this week, we have Wanda Cullen with us as our Guest Designer for this month!  Be sure to check out what she has done with these beautiful colors as well as the rest of the Just us Girls Design Team!



All stamps are by Gina K Designs.  The flowers were stamped with Memento black onto Ivory cardstock and colored with Touch Twin Markers, using Navy, Purple and Olive then outlined them with a pale blue marker.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Nautical Blue and the lacy edge was stamped with Memento Olive Grove.  Added a strip of purple ribbon and layered onto some Olive cardstock and onto an Ivory base.

Come play along with us at Just Us Girls for a chance to become our Chic of the Week and for a chance to become our Guest Designer for the month of December.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bricks and Flowers

The October challenge at STAMPlorations is Stamps and Embossing


And for the Anything Goes Challenge using STAMPloration Stamps



Using STAMPlorations stamp sets Eclectic Florals and Grunge Floral Strips.  For the strips I stamped in Versamark and used Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder and on the flowers, also stamped with Versamark used WOW Warm Red embossing powder and heat embossed.  Stamped the stems with Memento Olive Grove. After embossing I noticed a speck of red on the background, so added some light splatters to hide it.  Used a Tim Holtz brick embossing folder for the background and rubbed Distress Inks Antique Linen and Vintage Photo with the ink pads direct to the background.  Added some pieces of a word window punch to the floral strips and some small punched circles that were smeared with Encore Bronze ink.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Masculine Birthday Sketch



Playing with STAMPlorations in their sketch challenge.



I used Chevron and Arrows from STAMPlorations.  Stamped the chevron strips and the arrow strips with Versamark and heat embossed with tan embossing powder.  Stenciled the splotches on the cream cardstock (stencil also from STAMPlorations).  Stamped the sentiment down the side and wasn't happy with it, so stamped it again on some sand cardstock and die cut with a banner die and layered over top of the stamped sentiment.

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