Saturday, April 21, 2018

Just us Girls #437 - Color Week

The amazing Carol is our hostess for our Color Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and her color choice is Prominently Purple!


Come check out all of the pretty purple creations by our Guest Designer Karren Johnson and the rest of the JUGS Design Team!


Using Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet.  I smooshed the inks on my craft mat, misted and pressed and moved the watercolor paper around in the inks.  The Seedless Preserves ended up looking more pinkish.  After it was dry, stamped the script from Gina K's Botanicals, the flowers from Unity and the sentiment from Hero Arts all in Versafine Onyx ink.

Now it's your turn to share you Prominently Purple project with us at JUGS!  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, April 14, 2018

Just Us Girls #436 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls, a time to create using one of the current trends we are seeing all around Blogland!  Lisa is our hostess this week and she has chosen the ever trendy Black and White Stripes!


Come on over to the JUGS Blog to see what Karren Johnson, our April Guest Designer and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using Black and White Stripes!


I paired the beautiful peonies from Altenew with the black and white bold strripes and stamping the sentiment directly onto one of the white stripes.  The card base is Apricot Appeal from SU.


I just had to make a second card using the black and white stripes.  I love this Gina K set, Lots of Lines.  Stamped the 3 squares onto white and added a bolder striped piece along the edge,  The leaves are a die cut from green vellum, left in the die and inked with Versamark and then heat embossed white green ep.

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, April 7, 2018

Just Us Girls #435 - Word Week

It''s time again for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Ina is challenging us with the word Bold!  There are so many directions you can take with this.


I would like to welcome our April Guest Designer - Karren Johnson!  Hop on over to the JUGS Blog to see all of the Bold creations from Karren and the rest of the talented Design Team.


I went with a Bold sentiment and Bold stripes!  Stamped the background stripes from MFT in Hero Arts Tide Pool ink as well as the small balloon.  The larger balloon was stamped with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  The sentiment was printed out on a laser printer and then foiled with some Tim Holtz Frozen foil.  Layered it all onto a navy card base.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us.  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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Alcohol Ink and Foil

I've been having a lot of fun playing with alcohol inks and trying my hand at foiling!  This week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! was a perfect opportunity to use both without hiding much of the background.



This started out by misting photo paper with alcohol and dropping orange alcohol ink onto it and blowing around with a straw.  The lace border is from Gina K stamped with Archival Black ink.  The butterfly is from Concord & 9th which was covered with Deco Foil Transfer Gel and then put through a laminator with some iridescent silver foil.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts and die cut the banner strip.

Thanks for taking a closer look! 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Just Us Girls #434 - Wild Card Week

This month we have a 5th week which means that it's time for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!  Angie is challenging us to make something CAS (Clean and Simple)! 


This is our last week with our March Guest Designer, Stef Perry and I want to say THANK YOU for joining us this past month and sharing your amazing talent with us!  Come check out JUGS blog to see what Stef and the rest of the Design Team have made in a CAS style.


Using a really old Gina K set colored with Touch Twin markers.  Pretty straight forward.  I had cut the sentiment in half so I could use the second half on the inside which says "you're retro!".

Now it's your turn to show us your CAS style.  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 24, 2018

Just us Girls #433 - Photo Week

Bobby is bringing us our Photo Week Challenge at Just Us Girls, which looks so springy and inviting to me!  And I am more than ready for spring to arrive here in Michigan!


Check out the JUGS blog to see how Stef Perry, our March Guest Designer and the rest of the talented Design Team were inspired by this photo.


This was going to be a one layer card until I forgot to mask off the stems when I stamped the pot!  The line for the back of the flower pot shows through the stems and leaves.  It also looks crooked in the photo, but in real life it doesn't.  Oh, well!  I used some Gina K stamps from a couple different sets and the sentiment is by Mudra.   Images were colored with Touch Twin markers.

Come play along with us and your 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.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Just Us Girls #432 - Color Week

Nancy is our hostess over at Just Us Girls and she has chosen a beautiful color combination for our inspiration!


We have Steph Perry with us again this week as our Guest Designer!  Pop on over to JUGS to see how these colors inspired Stef and the rest of the amazing Design Team!


Using one of my favorite stamp sets, Beautiful Day by Altenew stamping the images with Memento Espresso Truffle and Rich Cocoa inks and die cutting them all.   The background was made by smearing Distress Oxide inks in blues.  The little leaves with the flowers were colored with Touch Twin markers in Khaki and Aqua.

Come share your creations 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.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gray Floral

Playing along with the Double D Challenge - When Skies are Gray.

GRAB OUR BADGE!


Using the Altenew set Beautiful Day stamping in shades of gray.on the die cuts of the same set.  This flower actually has 4 layers, but I only used 2.  After watching Jennifer McGuire's tutorial on Stamp Layering Tips I stamped a lot of flowers for future use.  Using her process makes layered stamps so much easier to do.


Thanks for taking a closer look! 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

JUGS #431 - Mythical or Magical

Our newest Design Team member Carol Mayne is hosting the Trend Week Challenge at Just for Girls for us this week.  The Trend is Mythical or Magical!

Check the mythical and magical creations by our Guest Designer Stef Perry and the talented JUGS Design Team!


I was digging through my stamps to find anything that I could use for this challenge and was just about ready to give up when I remember the Studio G stamps that were in a binder and came across this little fairy.  Stamped and colored with watercolor markers and added some Wink of Stella on her wings. Stamped gold stars all around her.   Found this patterned paper which I thought looked very magical and mythical and used a couple different purples for layering onto and the card base which were both stamped with a background stamp and gold ink.  Sponged the edges of the fairy's oval with distress ink and then inked all the layers on just the edges with more gold ink.

Come on over to JUGS and show us your Mythical and Magical creations 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.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pencils on Acetate

Stumbled across a new challenge blog CAS Mix Up Card Challenge and the challenge is to use Acetate, stamping and your choice.




Stamped the Altenew Peonies on acetate with Stazon ink, colored with watercolor pencils and Prismacolor Pencils.  Stamped the sentiment, cut it out and layered on 2 banner die cuts.  Adhered it all together on a light pink card base.  My acetate actually has a rough side to hold the ink, it was made for ink jet printers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

One Layer Masculine Sketch

I made a one layer card for CAS on Friday using the sketch from Cardz 4 Guyz.

CAS on Sunday

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo


I used the shells and starfish from Gina K's Gifts from the Sea and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol on Gina K kraft.  Added the sentiment with black ink.  This really was quick and easy to produce.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Just Us Girls #430 - Word Week

It's time for our Word Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen the word Balloons!


Welcome to our March Guest Designer - Stef PerryCome on over to the JUGS Challenge Blog to see what Stef and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using Balloons.



I was looking through some older stamps and ran across this elephant holding the heart balloons and have no idea where it's from.  Colored her, since she has polished nails, with Touch Twin markers and added some glaze gel pen to the balloons and her nails.  Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with purple ep.  Used a stencil to add the darker purple polka dots on the lighter purple card base.  Die cut the sentiment and striped layer with banner dies.  Used part of a Spellbinders die below the image.  And then thought it needed a little something more, so added the die cut circle and inlaid the striped heart.

Come play along with us in our Word Challenge and you could be chosen as our 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 24, 2018

Just Us Girls #429 - Photo Week

It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a gorgeous photo for our inspiration!


It's sadly our last week with Tenia Nelson as our February Guest Designer and I want to thank her for sharing all of her amazing creations with us!  Now pop on over to JUGS to see what Tenia and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.


Used a triple circle die from Simon Says Stamp to create the openings for my Stamplorations flowers to peek out of.  The flowers were stamped onto some grayish purple striped cardstock.  Stamped the sentiment (also Stamplorations), used the word window punch and then stamped the little flower from an unknown set.  Added a strip of yellow cardstock behind the sentiment layer.  Layered onto an old piece of SU Vintage Violet and then onto a white base.  Lastly, added some orange Stickles to the flower centers.

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 entering this for the CASual Fridays Sketch Challenge


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Just Us Girls #428 - Color Week

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


Check out the JUGS Blog to see how Tenia Nelson, our Guest Designer and the rest of the Design Team have used these colors.


The image is actually an old rub on I found in a drawer!  Colored with watercolor marker in mulberry and turquoise and adding a little kraft to the leaves.  Sentiment stamped with Versafine Sepia.  Added some splatters of mulberry to hide some mistakes.  Kraft polka paper by DCWV.

Come play along 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.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Just Us Girls #427 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen the Trend of Tags, which we are seeing a lot of lately.


We have our super talented Guest Designer - Tenia Nelson with us again this week!  Check out the JUGS Blog to see how Tenia and the rest of the Design Team used Tags.


This is actually a tag card.  Die cut 2 tags, scored one about 1/4 inch below the top edge and used some ScorTape to adhere to the front piece.  Stamped the wide stripes then cut into 2 pieces and alternated the striped pattern and adhered to the front tag.  Stamped some little hearts and the xoxo directly onto the tag.  Added the layered hearts, the swirly piece, the banner cut sentiment and the tag topper.

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.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Celebrate!

This was made for a friend's birthday and was inspired by the photo challenge at TIME OUT Challenges



I was inspired by the stripes and I varied from the color scheme by adding some pink.  I also changed up the heart for a star.  The big star was heat embossed with Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing powder, which has flecks of gold in it.  Stamped the big Celebrate in black and layered it across the star.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 5, 2018

One Layer You Rock

Playing with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the theme from Cardz 4 Guyz - Music.


Cardz 4 Guyz Logo


Using an old Gina K set - Live Life Loud.  Stamped the rectangular piece with Hero Arts Lime Green Shadow Ink then stamped the drum set and sentiment with Versafine Onyx.  Quick and easy!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Prayers

It seems that I am needing so many sympathy cards lately and I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for this one.



Started by smearing some orange alcohol ink onto some Tim Holtz Speciality Stamping paper.  Stamped the flowers from unity in black ink and then heat embossed with clear ep.  Framed it with some black cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Gina K.  The clean design of this sketch seemed perfect for a sympathy card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Just Us Girls #426 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen the word Love!  Such perfect timing with Valentine's Day right around the corner.


I would like to welcome our Guest Designer for the month of February - Tenia Nelson!  Let's see how Tenia and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have shared the Love!


I went with a shaker card, which I am getting a little more comfortable with.  I used the Concord & 9th die Love Always Frame Die, backed with acetate, filled with sequins and adhered to a piece of turquoise striped paper from Mel Stampz (freebie).  Scattered a few little hearts and stamped and die cut the larger heart stamped with YOU.

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.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Just Us Girls #425 - Photo Week

It's the fourth week of the month and that means it's Photo Week time at Just Us Girls!  Maria has chosen a fantastic photo filled with so much inspiration.


Check out how our Guest Designer Cathymac and the rest of the JUGS Design Team were inspired by this photo.


I was inspired by the green butterfly pillow on the yellow couch and the black and white striped rug.  Stamped the diagonal stripes background stamp from My Favorite Things.  Stamped the butterfly from a really old Gina K set and colored it with Touch Twin markers then added Stickles for sparkle.  Mounted it onto a navy circle and then onto the green square and rounded the corners.  The thank you die cut is from Tim Holtz.

Now it's your turn to show us how you were inspired by the Photo.  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.



Friday, January 26, 2018

Ombre

Addicted to CAS has an ombre challenge this week.



Masked off the center of the white layer and sponged some Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover blending them together in the middle.  Stamped the flowers from Unity with Versafine Onyx.  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K with the same ink.  Layered onto a green card base.  So quick and easy, I don't know why I have avoided ombre for so long!

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Playing along in the Vintage Challenge at The Male Room.



Stamped the old time bi-plane with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto some distressed patterned paper..  Layered in onto some Charcoal Brown Gina K cardstock and then onto some kraft with a torn edge and the notebook edge punch was used on the other edge.  Used a cracked stencil with brown ink on kraft and a piece of a paper back that has old time ads on it and a piece of houndstooth paper and inked the edges of that.  Adhered it to a parchment card base and inked those edges as well.  Finished it by stamping the sentient with Memento Espresso Truffle and cutting it apart for the placement.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Just Us Girls #424 - Color Week

It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a very cool color combo for us.


Come visit JUGS to see what our Guest Designer Cathymac and the rest of the Design Team have done with these colors for inspiration.


Stamped the diagonal stripes with Hero Arts Orange Soda ink with the background stamp by My Favorite Things.  Die cut the bandaid and scalloped edge piece from Gina K Honey Mustard cardstock (it looks pretty brown/tan in this photo).  Found the piece of polka dot paper in my stash which matched these colors perfectly.  Added some Stickles to the little heart for a little sparkle.

Come show us what you were inspired to create with this color combo 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.