Thursday, February 22, 2024

Just Us Girls #715 - Anything Goes Stencil Week

 It's time for Anything Goes Stencil Week at Just Us Girls with our wonderful hostess Bobby!

This is our last week with our Guest Designer, Denise Morgans and I would like to say THANK YOU for joining us this past month with all of your fabulous designs!  Now, hop on over to JUGS to see what our talented Guest Designer, Denise and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with stencils this week.


Started with some gray cardstock and used a cobblestone stencil with some texture paste.   The sentiment is from Scrapbook.com stamped on some vellum with Stazon black ink.  Die cut the open heart and placed the vellum over the right side and under the left side of the heart and adhering to the back side of the stenciled panel.  Layered onto a white card base.

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






Thursday, February 15, 2024

Just Us Girls #714 - Moodboard Week

 It's time for our Moodboard Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a beautiful one for our inspiration.


Come check out our JUGS blog to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Denise Morgans and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with the Moodboard as inspiration.

A little recycling going on, the background is the top of a Kleenex box which I thought picked up the colors and the water look from the Moodboard.  Die cut an oval in white to cover the raw edge of the opening.  I was playing around and smeared purple and blue Distress Oxide inks over some white cardstock, then embossed with a bubble ef which I inked with some more DO ink before embossing.  I didn't like the original effect, so sprayed that embossed panel with some Seafoam shimmer spray.  Matted with some very old SU Vintage Violet.  Stamped the shells from Gina K onto some patterned paper and fussy cut then used Prismacolor pencils on the shell in the front for more definition.  Added the sentiment that was stamped in teal ink and die cut and put it all together onto a blue card base.

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


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Just Us Girls #713 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Elizabeth has chosen the perfect word with Valentine's Day right around the corner - Love!

Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer Denise Morgans and the rest of our Design Team have created for LOVE.

And yes, this is another masculine Valentine since I have all grandsons.  Found this piece of striped cardstock in my stash and die cut the sentiment from the striped piece in the opposite direction that I used it on the background.  Die cut the shadow die in red.  Had the big heart laying in my pieces bowl and added a little mirrored heart from the same stash.  Stamped the you, which is actually part of a larger sentiment, die cut it and then fussy cut just the you.  Matted with the same red and the shadow and put it together onto a kraft card base.

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

I'm also entering this over at The Male Room - Valentine/Use a Heart


And it is also a fit for the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - Love






Thursday, February 1, 2024

Just Us Girls #712 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and I am the hostess.  Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I have chosen some very classic colors to help get those cards done.  And it doesn't have to be a Valentine's card, do whatever these colors inspire you to make.


First, I would like to welcome the talented Denise Morgans as our Guest Designer for the month of February!
Come on over to JUGS to see what Denise and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with this color combo.



Pretty simple!  I had this piece of alcohol ink background laying on my desk with red and pink.  Die cut the hearts, die cut the row of 3 squares and layered onto some gold glitter cardstock.  Added the strip sentiment stamped in red and put it together onto a white card base.

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

I would like to enter this at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge as well, using the left column:  heart, red and punch or die cut.



Thursday, January 25, 2024

Just Us Girls #711 - Stencil Week

It's time for our newest challenge at Just Us Girls - Anything Goes Stencil Week!  Our lovely hostess for this challenge is Ina.  You can make anything, any theme as long as it includes a stencil.

Hop on over to JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Stef Perry and the rest of our fabulous Design Team have used stencils this week.



I used Heart Bouquet stencil from Echo Park that I found at our fabulous Ben Franklin who happens to have a great assortment of stamping/scrapbooking supplies.  I wanted to try a different approach and decided to use Sakura Stardust gel pens in pink, red and green and traced the designs instead of sponging or spraying.  I kind of like the results of this clean, open look with all of the shimmer.  Used an unknown die from my stash cutting the hugs from white glitter cardstock and the shadow from red.  After putting it all together I wish I would have colored the white glitter open heart that is peeking out from behind the sentiment.

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

I would also like to link this to Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I used the left row - heart, red and die cut/punch.

It's also a fit for the Inkspirational Challenge to use stencils.




Thursday, January 18, 2024

Just Us Girls #710

 It's time for our Moodboard Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a very cozy Moodboard for our inspiration.

Come check out JUGS to see how our very talented Guest Designer, Stef Perry and the rest of our amazing Design Team were inspired by this Moodboard.

I was inspired by the colors and some of the texture and came up with this masculine Valentine.
Embossed the background using kraft cardstock then swiped some Weathered Wood Distress ink across the raised areas.  Used the same kraft for the larger heart and the insert on the sentiment.  The striped paper was in my scrap pile and the smaller striped heart is the inside of an envelope adhered to some cardstock for some stability.  Colored the outline of the sentiment with a dark gray marker.  Did direct to paper on a white card base with the Weathered Wood ink to coordinate with the rest of the card.

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

Friday, January 12, 2024

Just Us Girls #709 - Word Week

It's time for word week at Just Us Girls and I'm the hostess this week and I have chosen the word Sparkle!  Lot of things Sparkle and I went with a gem.

Hop on over to JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Stef Perry and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created with Sparkle in mind.
The gem is a 2 piece that the base was cut from white sparkle cardstock and the outline from white which I colored with a silver marker.  Die cut the white layer with the quilt type texture and added some turquoise Sakura Stardust gel pen dots for more sparkle.  Stamped the sentiment directly onto the white layer and added to a turquoise card base.

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