Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Us Girls #407 - Color Week

It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls and this week is Color Week with Me as your hostess!  I was thinking about the kids getting ready to go back to school and it made me think of crayons, so I chose 3 of the primary colors from the crayon box.


Check out the JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired our Guest Designer, Darnell Knauss and the rest of the Design Team.


I used an old Gina K set - Oh Boy! using the sailboat and sentiment.  Added various patterned papers from my stash and added some die cut stars cut from glittered cardstock.  This is for my youngest grandson's first birthday.

What do these colors make you think of ?  Come show us what you create using these colors only 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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just Us Girls #406 - Trend Week

It's time for a new Trend at Just Us Girls and Judy is challenging us to Bring on the Shine!


We have with us again this week, Darnell Knauss as our Guest Designer!  Check out what Darnell and the rest of the Design Team at JUGS have created by Bringing on the Shine!


The background is stenciled with Distress Oxide ink in Broken China.  Then stamped the dragonfly from an old SU set, but the background was showing through the wings, so stamped it again on some white cardstock, colored the wings and added some Stickles.  Cut out the wings and paper pieced onto the original dragonfly.  Added some Sakura black glaze pen over the body of the dragonfly.  Then die cut the sentiment from some black Glitter Silk cardstock by Core'dinations.

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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Miss You Map

I was inspired by a few challenges this week.

The Male Room - Maps/Coordinates



Time Out - Photo - Home Sweet Home



Double D using neutrals - tan, cream, kraft, off white, etc. with texture




I started off by stamping the map from Concord & 9th with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on some thin cork.  Die cut a brown frame for a mat and then another frame from ivory cardstock which I covered with Versamark and heat embossed with Distress ep in Vintage Photo.  Used a cream piece of diamond embossed cardstock from Core'dinations and onto a base made from Gina K Sandy Beach.  Die cut a heart from kraft and distress with some brown ink.  Sentiment is stamped with Espresso Truffle, die cut the tag and sponged the edges with more Espresso Truffle.  Tied the tag onto the heart with some brown/cream baker's twine.

Thanks for taking a closer look!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Just Us Girls #405 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the word "Shower".  This could be a rain shower, baby shower, bridal shower or bathroom shower.  What are you going to create with a Shower?


Since this is the first challenge of August, that means we have a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome the one and only Darnell  Knauss!  Come on over to JUGS to see how Darnell and the rest of the Design Team have been inspired by the Word Shower.



Stamped the umbrella, colored with Touch Twin markers and cut it out.  Stamped the sentiment  and punched with word window punch.  Die cut the banner from turquoise and punched out the center again with the word window punch and inlaid the sentiment.  Added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Neptune for rain drops.  The striped background paper was found in my stash.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us in our Word Week challenge.  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, July 29, 2017

Just Us Girls #404- Wild Card Week

It's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!  This happens whenever there is a fifth Saturday in a month.  Ina has chosen a great challenge for us this week - Old and new !


 This is our last week with Aileen Ryan with us as our Guest Designer, and I would like to thank her for playing along with us and sharing all of her amazing creations this past month!! 
Now come on over to JUGS to see what Aileen has in store for us this week along with the rest of the talented Design Team.


For my old, I used an old Stampin Up set for the tree and I also have had the sentiment for a little white.  For my new, I used my new Distress Oxide inks for the background.  The tree was stamped with brown ink and then I used a green gel pen to color the leaves.

Come play along with us at Just Us Girls in this Wild Card Week 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/

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rock Star!

Playing in a couple of challenges.  First is CAS(E) this Sketch!


And The Male Room - Mixed Media



And one more, Mix It Up Challenge - Anything goes with the twist of distressing

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I used a star cut from yellow glitter cardstock instead of the square.  Stamped a striped smaller star, cut it out and covered it with some gloss.  Embossed the brick background on some Core'dinations Kraft Core then sanded the raised bricks and smeared some Distress Oxide ink for some more dimension.  After that dried I lightly smeared some white pigment ink and then sponged the edges with Distress Black Soot ink.  Then sentiment was stamped with red dye ink.

Thanks for dropping in!




Saturday, July 22, 2017

Just Us Girls #403 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a perfect photo for our inspiration!


 

Once again we have the amazing Aileen Ryan with us as our Guest Designer!  Come on over to see what Aileen and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.


I started out with the little watermelon image and made a border then colored them with Touch Twin Markers.  Stamped, colored and cut out the picnic basket and added it to the circle that was first sprayed with shimmer mist and then inked through a stencil.  I just had to add the little ant down in the corner.

Come play along with us in our Color Week Challenge 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, July 15, 2017

Just Us Girls #402 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen some very pretty colors for us to work with.


We have with us again this week, Aileen Ryan our June Guest Designer!  Check out the JUGS blog to see some awesome creations that Aileen and the rest of the Design Team have made.


The blues really are a closer made in real life than how they appear in the photo!  I used some Concord & 9th stamps and a couple of Reverse Confetti dies.

Come play along with us in our Color Week Challenge 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, July 8, 2017

Just Us Girls #401 - Trend Week

Nancy is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls for Trend Week!  She has chosen Ink Blending which can be seen all over Blogland right now!


We have with us again this week, Aileen Ryan our June Guest Designer!  Check out the JUGS blog to see some awesome Ink Blending by Aileen and the rest of the talented Design Team.


The background is sponged and blended with a combination of Distress Oxide and Distress Inks.  Stamped the flag stick with black ink and stamped the flag on some white cardstock and colored with Touch Twin markers and add the 19 with Concord & 9th stamps.  Stamped the sentiment on some kraft and die cut.  Added a strip of washi tape.

Come and show us your Ink Blending 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.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Just Us Girls #400 - Word Week

It's our 400th Challenge at Just Us Girls and it's time to Celebrate!  Vicki is our hostess this week and that is exactly what her Word is.  So let the Celebration begin.  We have 2 companies which are offering up prizes this week which makes it even more special.


Random winner: [1 choice of a stamp set, and 1 ink pad]
and


[The Chic of this Week will win a $15 gift certificate AND, 1 random winner has their choice of a 4x6 stamp set, or 2 [in-stock] 3x5 stamp sets.]

A huge Thank you to both these companies!!

I would like to welcome our June Guest Designer - Aileen Ryan!  And I would also like to welcome our newest, extremely talented Design Team Member - Angie Cimbalo!  Come on over to  JUGS to see what Aileen and the rest of the talented Design Team have created to Celebrate!


I started with the Tim Holtz sunburst stamp with Memento Luxe Dandelion ink, stamping the top half in my MISTI, then flipping the card around and stamped again on the bottom half.  Stamped the big Celebrate with red ink and added 3 stars (which are are to see here) die cut from white glitter paper.

Now it's your turn to play along with us and you could win one of the awesome prizes up for grabs this week, as well as a chance to become our Chic of the Week!  If you do get chosen as our Chic of the Week that would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just Us Girls #399 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has the perfect photo for our inspiration!


I would like to take this time to thank Estelle, our June Guest Designer for joining us this past month and sharing all of her awesome creations!  Now, hop on over to JUGS to see what Cheryl and the rest of the Design Team have created using this photo for inspiration.


I was inspired by the sand and water.   I used a technique by Jennifer McGuire - Wrapped Watercolor.  I used Twinkling H2Os on watercolor paper and crinnkled up some plastic wrap and laid it on top of the wet paint and let it dry overnight.   Added the sand dollar from Reverse Confetti which had the edges sponged with Distress Ink and the sentiment from Gina K.

Come play along with us and show us how the photo inspires you 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, June 17, 2017

Just Us Girls #398 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a beautiful color combo for us to work with.


Visit our JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired Estelle our June Guest Designer and the rest of the Design Team.


Some Kraft Core Core'dinations was used for the embossed brick wall, then it was sanded and sponged with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The print background is a piece of a bag that my stamp order came in, I crinkled it up then adhered it to some cardstock and inked the edges and the raised crinkles with some more Walnut Stain.  The Tim Holtz bird was colored with Prismacolor pencils and die cut.  Used some words from an old Gina K set, Calendar Bits and Pieces, to build the sentiment on the layered fishtail tag.

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 become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

I am also adding this to The Male Room Challenge - Off the Edge

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Just Us Girls #397 - Trend Week

Chris has a great Trend Challenge for us at Just Us Girls, however, I don't own any of these so I had to improvise!


Come on over to JUGS to see what our June Guest Designer - Estelle and the rest of the Design Team have created using powdered dyes.


Since I didn't have any powdered dyes I came up with the idea to use Kool-Aid!  I thought about using some Rit Dye, but the Kool-Aid was more readily available.  I sprinkled some Blue Raspberry Lemondae and some Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid on some watercolor paper and misted it.  It was a little sticky after it dried, so I sprayed it with some matte sealer.  Stamped the big sentiment from Concord & 9th with Versamark and heat embossed with black ep.

Now it's your turn to show us your creation using powdered dyes.  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, June 3, 2017

Just Us Girls #396 - Word Week

Ina is our hostess for our Word Week at Just Us Girls and she has chosen Die-Cuts!


I would like to welcome our June Guest Designer - Estelle !  Come on over to JUGS to see what Estelle and the rest of the Design Team have done with die-cuts.


This started with a piece of glossy photo paper and used Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick to drag the ink pad directly to the paper from top to bottom overlapping the colors.  Used a couple of dies from Concord & 9th.  Added some Stickles to the butterfly.  Did the inlaid die technique on the sentiment banner.

Come play along with us in our Word 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.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Just Us Girls #395 - Photo Week

Nancy has chosen a beautiful photo for our Photo Inspiration Week at Just Us Girls!  This is perfect timing for me because I need to create a wedding card for our niece.


So sad to say it is our last week with Kathie Durgan, our May Guest Designer.  Make sure to leave her lots of love!  Now hop on over to the JUGS blog to see what has inspired Kathy and the rest of the Design Team!


This was hard to get a good photo of with all of the shimmer!  I added some coral mist to some shimmer cardstock and layered the die cut and embossed hearts, also from shimmer cardstock.  Layered onto a scalloped rectangle, once again from shimmer cardstock and then onto an ivory cardbase.  I had to add the light peachy color because this is for my niece's wedding and those are her colors.

Come 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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Just Us Girls #394 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Judy has chosen an amazing color combination for us!


Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what our Kathie Durgan, our May Guest Designer and the rest of the amazing Design Team have done with these colors.


Used a dotted stencil for the background with Hero Arts Lime Green ink.  Stamped the stripes on aqua cardstock with Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans, love how it still looks navy.  Die cut the bow from navy and aqua cardstock and the little tag from lime green and heart from aqua.  Die cut the happy 3 times in each of these colors and layered for a shadow effect.

What do these colors inspire you to make?  Come join us 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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stars for the Graduate

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!


And the theme from The Male Room - Stars



Stamped little stars with Brilliance Yellow ink on a white panel and also the big star.  Cut out the big star and layered onto some navy to make it stand out more.  Added some navy with stars washi tape.  Die cut the Congrats from yellow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Just Us Girls #393 - Trend Week

It's my turn again to host this week's Trend Challenge at Just Us Girls!  There seems to be a lot of the new Distress Oxide Inks from Time Holtz backgrounds being created a
round blogland.  My challenge is to do just that, create a background with Oxide or Distress inks, or any other ink that you have to achieve a similar effect.


Kathie Durgan, our May Guest Designer is with us again this week.  Come check out the backgrounds by Kathy and the rest of the talented JUGS Design Team.



This one uses the cling wrap technique found here



This is the Magic Stencil Technique by Jennifer McGuire found here



And this one was misted Distress Oxide inks on a Teflon mat and swirled the watercolor paper into it to create the blend.  After it was dry, used a stencil to add the sunburst dashes by sponging more Oxide Ink.

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

Positively Negative

There is a fun technique for this week's challenge at The Mod Squad - Positively Negative!

Modsquad Challenge 


Image is an old Gina K set - Grand Damask.  Stamped it on Dark Chocolate cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with tan ep.  Stamped it again on Kraft cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa.  Cut the 2 in  half and pieced together the 2 halves for the positive- negative effect.  The sentiment is also from Gina K's Elegant Florals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Just Us Girls #392 - Word Week

The Word of the week at Just Us Girls is "Mother" chosen by our talented hostess Maria!  Perfect timing for this challenge!


I would like to welcome our May Guest Designer - Kathie Durgan!  Come see what Kathy and the rest of the talented JUGS Design Team have created with the word Mother.


Started with a piece of glossy photo paper, sponged on some Distress Oxide inks then spritzed with water to blend the colors.  Stamped the flowers with  Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint.  Used a mix of stamps for the sentiment.  

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.