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.

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.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #262 - Trend

Sue T. has chosen the Ombre - Technique for our Trend Week Challenge at Just Us Girls!  This is Sue T.'s last week with us, we are really going to miss her :(



Come and check out what our Design Team and our Guest Designer Wanda Cullen have created for this Ombre Challenge!  And since I did last week's post way ahead of the publish date due to being out of town, I would like to welcome our two newest and very talented Design Team members,  Chris and Ina!


I used a paint chip sample for my background.  Stamped the balloons in shades of orange and die cut them.  Stamped the strings first then attaching the balloons.  Stamped the birthday sentiment in black and die cut the happy in black, apricot and white and stacked them slightly off to show the layers.  Added a few orange sequins.  Framed it in black and layered onto Gina K Sweet Mango and onto a white base.

Now let's see your ombre cards!  You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of December.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #261 - Word Week

This week is Word Week at Just Us Girls with Sharyn as our hostess and has chosen "Celebrate" as our word.  There are lots of reasons to celebrate, show us what you are celebrating!



Just Us Girls would like to welcome our October Guest Designer - Wanda Cullen!


I am celebrating a very good friend's birthday next week and her favorite colors are purple and pink, so this challenge had perfect timing for me.
I stamped the Autumn Leaves flourishes in Memento Grape Jelly onto some pink striped paper from my stash.  Die cut the Celebrate from Core'dinations Glitter Silk cardstock and added a strip of washi tape.  Quick and simple!

Now come play along with us at Just Us Girls for a chance to become our Guest Designer for the month of December!  Please limit your entries to 3 and good luck!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge #260- Photo Week

It's photo inspiration week and it's my turn to host the challenge at Just Us Girls.  I love fall with it's beautiful colors and came across this photo on Pinterest.  I hope this inspires you to join in.


The JUGS Design Team along with our September Guest Designer Bobby Hagen have come up with some real beauties.  I would like to thank Bobby for being such a fantastic Guest Designer for us this past month.


Stamped the images on kraft by stamping the pumpkins first, masking them then stamped the fence.  Used distress markers to color everything, including white on the fence.  The pumpkins weren't bright enough, so went over them with Inktense watercolor pencils and blended.  Still wasn't happy so added some clear Wink of Stella to them.  Colored the little wooden bird with a Touch Twin marker and perched him on the fence.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  September challenges, you could be chosen to be our Guest Designer for the month of November,  so come play along with us!  Good luck!  And please limit your entries to only 3.