Saturday, April 22, 2017

Just Us Girls #390 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Chris has chosen a photo that has endless possibilities for inspiration.



We have Laurie Unger, our April Guest Designer with us again this week.   Come see how this photo inspired Laurie and the rest of the JUGS Design Team.


I was inspired by the patterned rug, red table and the flowers in the vase.  The stamps are from Gina K.  Stamped the vase on yellow cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with white ep and then cut it out.  Stamped and colored the flowers with Prismacolor markers and added  gel pen dots for the flower centers.  Sponged some Distress Ink with more concentration of the bottom of the panel. Added a strip of washi tape on top of the yellow lattice die cut background.  

How does this photo inspire you?  If you play along with us, you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Just Us Girls #389 - Color Week

Ina has chosen some soft, beautiful colors for us to work with at Just Us Girls for our Color Week.


Come over and check out the JUGS blog to see what Laurie Unger, our April Guest Designer and the rest of the Design Team have created with these beautiful colors!


This huge flower is from Stampendous and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils in Pink, Peach and Lemon Yellow.  Added the sentiment which was heat embossed on a strip of vellum.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Just Us Girls #388 - Trend Week

It's my turn to bring you the Trend Week Challenge at Just Us Girls.  There are so many companies out there with multi-step stamps that help you create a realistic image and my challenge to you is to use any multi-layered stamp(s).


Laurie Unger is with us again this week as our April Guest Designer!  Check out the JUGS Blog to see what Laurie and the rest of the Design Team have created using multi-step stamps.



I used the Peony Bouquet from Altenew.  Stamped the flowers in 3 shades of pinks and the leaves in 2 shades of green.  I used a water pen to soften the edges a little since my stamping was a little off.   Added a light watercolor wash of light green on the background.   Added the Label sentiment, also from Altenew and a strip of washi tape down the side.

Now it's your turn to come play in our Trend Challenge!  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Just Us Girls # 387 - Word Week

Nancy is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls for our Word Challenge and she has chosen the Word - Sea.



I would like to welcome our Guest Designer for the month of April - Laurie Unger!  Come on over the the  JUGS Challenge Blog to see what Laurie and the rest of the Design Team have created for our Word Week Challenge.


Started out by masking and sponging the background for the sand, sea and sky using Distress Inks.  Stamped the shells from the Gina K set - Gifts From the Sea, which I thought was pretty appropriate for this challenge.  Cut out the shells and scattered on the beach.  Stamped the little sailboat on the horizon and added the sentiment.

I used the sketch from CAS Colour & Sketches Challenge.



Come play along with our Word Challenge and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week and that would then put you in the running for a chance become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sketched Wood Hello

Playing with some of my newer Reverse Confetti stamps using their March Sketch



And also using the theme from The Male Room  - Use Wood



Used an Antique Linen Distress pad to create the rectangular shape by placing the edge of the pad on the ivory cardstock and sliding downward.  Stamped the paint swashes from Reverse Confetti with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa.  Stamped some woodgrain onto some kraft in Memento Soft Sand for a subtle look, then stamped the hello, from the same Reverse Confetti set. with Versamark and heat embossed with blue ep.

Thanks for dropping in!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Balloon Birthday

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for this birthday Card.



Stamped the balloons with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue and Bahama Blue.  The smaller balloon was stamped first then masked to stamp the larger one.  Added the strings and sentiment  using Altenew ink in black.  The card base is from Concord & 9th.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just Us Girls #386 - Photo Week

Vicki has a fun photo for your inspiration at Just Us Girls Photo Week.



This is our last week with our March Guest Designer Nance Salkeld and I want to thank her for sharing all of her wonderful creations with us.  Now hop on over to the JUGS Challenge Blog to see what Nance and the rest of the talented Design Team have created using this cool photo.


I found this teapot in an old Gina K set.  It has a fleur-de-lis on it, so I masked it directly on the stamp with some washi tape, inked it up and removed the tape, then stamped it.  Then added the little butterfly and colored with Prismacolor markers.  Used some patterned papers from my stash and stamped the orange polka dots.  Heat embossed the sentiment in white.  Inside sentiment is: Beautiful inside and out.

Now it's your turn to come play along in our Photo Challenge and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Off the Edge

Playing along with CAS-ual Fridays Off the Edge Challenge



Stamped the flowers from Concord & 9th, colored with Primsmacolor pencils and cut them out.  Added some Nuvo Crystal drops in lime green to the flower centers.  Stamped the leaves from the same set and colored in with Prismacolor marker.  Added the sentiment from Gina K and die cut with a scalloped edge tag from SU.  Added lime green dots to the scallops.  The patterned papers are a free digi from Mel Stampz.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Just Us Girls #385 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the colors Pink, Purple and Gray.  This is a beautiful color combination.



Nance Salkeld, our March Guest Designer is with us again this week.  Check out what Nance and the rest of the JUGS design team have created using these colors.



I have finally used these awesome flowers from Altenew.  The outlines were stamped in gray, the solid piece in pink and the accent layer with purple.  Stamped the hello in a slightly darker purple and die cut.  Layered onto a gray polka dot card base from Lawn Fawn.

Show us your creations using these colors at JUGS and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Just Us Girls #384 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen the Trend to use a stencil.  There are so many things you can do with a stencil!


Nance Salkkeld is with us again this week as our March Guest Designer.  Come and check out what Nance and the rest of the Design Team at JUGS have created using stencils.


First I started with a chevron/arrow strip stencil down the right side using Multi-Medium (because I couldn't find my texture paste).  When that was dry, added some light blue ink smeared partially over that strip and then stamped a brush stroke over that in the same color.  Added a wavy chevron stenciled area in a darker blue.  Added the splatters, also a stencil in yet a darker blue.  Stamped the little coffee stain circles in the light blue and darker blue.  Die cut the butterfly from Concord & 9th from some glitter cardstock and enhanced it with some Touch Twin markers.  Added the sentiment from Altenew.

Come and play along with us at JUGS 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, March 4, 2017

Just Us Girls #383 - Word Week

Bobby is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls for Word Week and she has chosen the word "Geometric".  So many possibilities with this word.


I would like to welcome our Guest Designer for the month of March - Nance Salkeld
Wait until you see all of the creativity that Nance and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have come up with.


I used a hexagon stencil for my Geometric shape and sponged it with Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade.  Stamped the butterfly and sentiment from Gina K and then colored with Prismacolor markers.

How does the word Geometric inspire you?  Come and play along with us at Just Us Girls and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then put you in the running at a chance to be our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Reverse Confetti Sketch

Using the sketch from Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try



I used the Reverse Confetti set - Color Me Happy.  Used orange ink for the background swash of color and heat embossed the hello in blue.  The blue polka dot layer is a piece from my stash printed from Mel Stampz.  Added a scalloped edge and layered onto a scalloped circle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Just Us Girls #382 - Photo Week

It's my turn to be hostess at Just Us Girls for Photo Week.  I'm about ready for winter to be done and the tulips to be blooming!


It's our last week with Michele Greenwood as our February Guest Designer and I would like to thank her for sharing all of her amazing designs with us this past month!  Now let's see what Michele and the rest of the Design Team have created at JUGS have created with this photo as inspiration.



I used a very old SU set of 2 step flowers and stamped with Altenew Crisp inks in shades of red.  Then to add some snow effect, I spritzed the panel with some clear shimmer mist.  Adhered this to the gray polka dot layer to portray the gray clouds that bring the snow.  Added a few drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Grey Mist.  This was really hard to get a good photo of so the tulips in the top photo look a little brighter than in real life.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Just Us Girls #381 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Judy is our hostess and has chosen one of my favorite color combos - Red, Black and Kraft!



Michele Greenwood is with us again this week as our February Guest Designer.  Come on over to the JUGS Challenge Blog to see what Michele and the rest of The Design Team have done with this color combo.

Die cut the large heart, ran it through a woodgrain embossing folder and lightly inked with kraft ink.  Added the die cut heart strip and the sentiment, from Altenew.  The striped background is a free download from Mel Stampz.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to be our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Sketch

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! for yet another valentine card.



Stamped the little falling hearts from Altenew with Memento Love Letter ink on the pink panel.  The circle with the hearts is from Gina K and was heat embossed with black ep, then stamped with Versamark on red cardstock and heat embossed with clear ep and cut them out and placed on the circle.  The sentiment and die are from Reverse Confetti stamped with more Memento Love Letter ink.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Lots of Hearts

Another reminder to my niece who is battling breast cancer to remind her how much she is loved.

Linking this to:  CAS-ual Fridays


TIME OUT - Inspired by Words Challenge

'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'


The background die is by Spellbinders.  The tag, polka dot tag cover, striped tag topper with tab top and circle reinforcer and sentiment by Reverse Confetti.  Large heart, I don't remember who this is by embossed with embossing folder from SU then lightly inked for definition.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Old Bird Birthday

Using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches


And the theme from The Male Room - Numbers



I love this cranky looking old bird from Inkadinkado- Bird Assortment.  Stamped and colored the grumpy cardinal and added the sentiment, lining it up on my MISTI.  Adhered some orange and yellow washi tape to some white cardstock and die cut the little fishtail pieces and added behind the panel.  The numbered background is from a pack of pre-folded cards that I have had forever.  It was square and I cut it down to A2 size.

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Simple Love

Playing along with a few challenges:

CAS on Sunday - Color Challenge


TIME OUT -  Inspired by Words

'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'

Cardz 4 Guyz - Love You

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Happy Little Stampers -  February CAS Challenge




I made this for my oldest grandson  using lots of hearts from various Gina K sets.  Stamped the hearts in different shades of blue/turquoise inks.  Stamped the sentiment in navy ink.  Matted on navy cardstock and used a turquoise cardstock for the base.

Thanks for taking a look!





Saturday, February 11, 2017

Just Us Girls #380 - Trend Week

It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls with Vicki in charge!  She has chosen the trend of Hearts which is so timely with Valentine's Day just around the corner!



We have Michele Greenwood with us again this week as our Guest Designer.  Come on over to JUGS to see what Michele along with the rest of the Design Team have created using Hearts.

Hearts and sentiment are by Gina K.  Stamped the heart border in black and colored with a red Wink of Stella pen.  Stamped the striped heart with Memento Lady Bug and stamped the sentiment over it with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and then heat embossed with black ep.  The background stamps are from Concord & 9th.  Stamped the falling hearts with Memento Lady Bug and the stripes with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Come play along with us this week in our Trend Challenge and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week which would then put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

I am also linking this to Cardz 4 Guyz - Love You.

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sketches

Playing in a couple of sketches today.
First is Freshly Made Sketches



The strips from Reverse Confetti - Color Me Happy were stamped with Altenew inks in the Rose Petals cubes.  The heart and sentiment are from Gina K.

The next sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch



The sentiment and the neon inks are from Hero Arts and the dots and swirlies are from Ellen Hutson's Bokeh Dots.  Used gel pens to color in the dots on the sentiment.

Both of these cards were so quick and easy.

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Just Us Girls #379 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the word Dogs!


Please welcome our February Guest Designer - Michele Greenwood!  Come check out the dog creations from Michele and the rest of the JUGS Design Team.


I can't believe that this is the only dog I could find among all of my stamps!  Colored him with Prismacolor markers on a die cut tag.  Added  a die cut edge piece of Bordering Blue to the top of the tag and a strip of washi tape to the bottom.  Stamped the little heart and adhered a clear button to it and tied with twine..  Added the gold embossed sentiment and the big polka dot heart under it all.

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