Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sending Smiles

I really liked the sketch for this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! and just had to play along!

Pretty simple and somewhat monochromatic.  I used the striped die from Reverse Confetti die cut from Warm Cocoa cardstock from Gina K.  Stamped and die cut the Painted Flowers from Altenew stamped in gray and yellows.  Added the sentiment from Hero Arts stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle on a mustard card base from Gina K.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Just Us Girls #458 - Color Week

It's time for our Color Week at Just Us Girls and this week's beautiful color combo was chosen by this week's hostess, Bobby!

Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what our Guest Designer, Julie Beech and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using these colors.

This uses Altenew's Painted Flowers and Concord & 9th's Hope.  Stamped the flower outlines and sentiment in Gina K's Slate Gray and the flowers with Hero Arts Dark Quartz stamping off the first layer once and then adding the second detail stamp in the same color for contrast.  Colored the leaves with a light green Prismacolor marker.  Layered on Slate Gray and onto an Artichoke card base.

How do these colors inspire you?  Come share your creations with us 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.

This is also a fit for the Flowers challenge #141 at CAS on Friday  
CAS on Sunday

Friday, September 14, 2018

Autumn Leaves

Having fun playing with leaves.  When I was much younger I used to like to play in the fallen leaves, but now I can only play with the stamped type. 
I have been stalking the Twofer Card Challenge since it started and now I am jumping in for this month's challenge - Leaves.

I used Gina K's A Year of Leaves and colored them with Prismacolor markers on kraft.  The thinking of your card is monochromatic with browns.  I used an embossing folder on the gold layer and sponged some Memento Rich Cocoa ink on it.  Sponged some darker brown ink around the two leaves and sentiment panel.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The many thanks card has the leaves randomly stamped around the outer edges on kraft and added the sentiment from Gina K stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle, matted with Dark Chocolate and layered onto a Tomato Soup card base.  All cardstock is from Gina K.

Here they are individually.

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

You Mean the World to Me

Loved the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! so much that I had to do one more!

Stamped the globe from Concord & 9th with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and then colored the land areas with Prismacolor markers.  The blue paper is from Basic Gray.

Thanks for visiting!


Playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch! with this Halloween card.

Stamped the spider and the spider web from some random stamps I have, die cut the circle, added some silver Stardust gel pen to the web and sponged some black ink around the edge.  Foiled some lime green foil onto some yellow cardstock.  Added the die cut letters for the sentiment and layered it onto a Gina K Apple Green card base.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Just Us Girls #457 - Trend Week

It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls and it's Trend Week!  Carol has chosen a fun trend for us, Hand Drawn Elements!

We have Julie Beech with us again this week as our September Guest Designer  .  Come on over to JUGS to see what Julie and the rest of the Design Team have created with adding Hand Drawn Elements.

Carol is asking us to use hand drawn type images and this is the very first stamp set that I had purchased.  It's an old Stampin Up set and I have no idea what the name of it is!  Stamped the outline in Denim Blue and stamped the box part with Lime Green.  The sentiment is much newer and is from Concord & 9th, also stamped in Denim Blue.  Layered it onto a piece of blue and white polka dot paper.  Stamped the stripes down the side of the green base with Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans.

Now here is my first card.  I thought we were supposed to actually hand drawn some elements and I can hardly draw stick people!

Used a CASual Fridays set for this simple card.  The dotted circle is from Altenew.  Added the dashes around the edge of the circle and the little stars with a gel pen.  The WTF usually gets a double take at first glance.

Come show us your hand drawn elements 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.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Just Us Girls #456 - Word Week

It's time for our Word Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Ina is our hostess and has chosen the Word - Celebrate!

I would like to welcome our September Guest Designer - Julie Beech.  Come on over to JUGS to see what   and the rest of the Design Team have created with the Word Celebrate as inspiration.

Black balloons for a 60th birthday!  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K and the balloons from WPlus9.  On the inside I stamped the big 60 in gray and the sentiment in black.  Pretty quick and simple!

Come on over to JUGS to show us your celebration creations and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week!  If chosen, that would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.