Saturday, April 18, 2015

Just Us Girls #289 - Color Week

Lisa has provided us with an awesome Color Challenge at Just Us Girls this week.  She has chosen Brown, White or Beige and a color of your choice.  There are so many colors that would look great with this combo.


Please come and join our April Guest Designer Kathy Schweinfurth and the rest of the JUGS girls.



I recently got this Distressed stamp by Kaiser Craft and when I saw the color combo, I knew I had to use it.  Other stamps are by Tim Holtz and Casual Fridays.


One more using cream, browns and green.  Stamps and cardstock by Gina K.  Colored with Distress Markers.  The smoke is colored with a Touch Twin marker in a green gray.

Can't wait to see what color you pair with this combo!

Come play with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week and that would give you a chance at becoming our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Geared Birthday

Another masculine birthday card inspired by the challenge at The Male Room - use a metallic embossing powder.


Cut the gears from a Sizzix die, pressed them into Versamark and covered with Stampendous aged gold, aged silver and some copper ep.  Love how the Stampendous ep has such a rustic, aged look.  Stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink and used a WPlus9  splatter stamp on the gray grid background.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just Us Girls Trend Week

I get to be the hostess for this week's Trend Challenge at Just Us Girls!  My challenge for you this week is to make a shaker card.  These really intimidated me and actually still do, a little.


We have Kathy Schweinfurth with us again this week as our Guest Designer.  Come see what Kathy and the rest of the JUGS girls have created.


I found this fun confetti at a dollar store and thought shaker card right away!  I used some fun foam between the layers to allow the confetti to move.  I like the way the striped paper looks through the heart window.

And a few more:



Now, it's your turn to Shake it Up!  You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week, which would then put you in the running to be our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Just Us Girls #287 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls!  Sharyn has a very timely word for us - Spring.  When you hear this word, what do you think of?


We have a new Guest Designer today and for the rest of the month!  Welcome Kathy Schweinfurth!  Come see what Kathy and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with Spring in mind.


Most people think of flowers when they think of spring, me, my mind turns to golf!  I did use spring colors.  Colored the Golden Oldies image with Touch Twin markers and added some gel pen accents.

Now show us what you think of when you think of Spring!  You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week, which would give you a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Just Us Girls Photo Week

Cheryl has a fun photo for our inspiration this week at Just Us Girls.  This photo is full of inspiration with the pretty colors and elements of spring.


I would like to thank Jen Mitchell, our March Guest Designer for all of her wonderful creations this past month.  It has been a real pleasure having you join us.  Now hop on over to Just Us Girls Challenge Blog to see what Jen and the rest of the Design Team were inspired by in this photo.


Vase and flowers from Gina K.  Stamped the flowers and colored with Inktense watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella clear pen, then cut them out.  Stamped the vase with Memento Dandelion ink and sponged Cantelope around the edges for more depth and cut that out.  Added a strip of yellow polka dot washi tape and solid pink washi tape.  Die cut the happy from some lined polka dot paper (free download from Mel Stampz).  Added a piece of green gingham paper from my stash.

Come play with us at JUGS and show us what inspires you from the photo.  You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week, which would enter you for a chance to be our Guest Designer for the month of May.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Stamps

Playing with my new WPlus9 stamps - Pretty Little Peonies.  I used the sketch from Retro Sketches

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These multi-step stamps have such beautiful results!  Stamped the flowers in shades of pink and the leaves in shades of green and used the coordinating dies.  Used some soft pink vellum to stamp the sentiment on and layer behind the black frame.

So glad you stopped by!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Feeling Crabby

Playing along with The Male Room - Under Water

And using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches


I used a couple of old sets for this from SU and Gina K.  Stamped the globe from SU then stamped the crab from Gina K.  Colored with Prismacolor markers.  Added some sand embossing powder to the bottom of the globe and heat embossed.  Covered the entire globe with Wink of Stella clear.  Stamped the sentiment with Memento Nautical Blue.  Added some strips of red polka dot and blue striped washi tape.

So glad you stopped by!