Saturday, February 15, 2020

Just Us Girls #523 - Color Week

It's time for our Color Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Ina has a very elegant color combo for us to play with!


Check out our JUGS blog to see how our Guest Designer, Betty Jacobson and the rest of the talented Design Team has used these colors.


Stamped the big balloons onto black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with gold ep.  Used a confetti Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th and stamped with black and Golden Glitz inks.on cream cardstock.  Matted onto some black.  Stamped the "to you" in black on cream, die cut and layered onto another die cut in black.  This was hard to get a good photo of with the gold.

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

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Just Us Girls #522 - Trend Week

It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen the Trend of Stripes!  How doesn't love stripes?




Come check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Betty Jacobson and the rest of our amazing Design Team have used stripes.




Stamped the red stripes onto some kraft and die cut the heart.  Die cut a larger heart in red to layer.  Stamped the falling hearts from Concord & 9th in red ink onto a kraft card base.  Stamped the sentiment in red on ivory cardstock and die cut with a banner die and layered onto a larger red banner die cut.

Now it's your turn to share your striped creation 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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sending Big Hugs

The last of the Valentine's!  Entering this at Mod Squad Challenge for their You're All Heart Challenge where they want you to make the main focal point on your heart(s).

Modsquad Challenge


Stamped the falling hearts from Concord & 9th on a white card base with Hero Arts Red Royal ink.  Die cut the solid heart from Gina K's Mother of Pearl metallic cardstock.  Die cut the filigree heart from Gina K's Red Velvet cardstock and covered with some Sakura clear glaze pen to add some shine.  Stamped the sentiment in the same red ink, trimmed it and popped up over the layered hearts.

I'd love to read your thoughts on this Valentine.  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Just Us Girls #521 - Word Week

This is the first Saturday of the month which means that it's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls!  Lisa is our hostess this week and has chosen the word Bow.


I would like to welcome our Guest Designer for the month of February - Betty Jacobson!   Come over to JUGS to see how Betty and the rest of the Design Team have used bows on their creations.


Stamps and bow die all from Concord & 9th.  Striped "present" stamped with Colorbox Chalk ink in Prussian Blue, die cut the bow from some green glitter paper and stamped the sentiment with Gina K amalgam obsidian ink.   Matted onto some Gina K Tranquil Teal and a Jelly Bean Green card base.

Come share you creation 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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sweet One

This card was inspired by one of my favorite Vineyard Vines shirts and was made for the challenge at TIME OUT Challenges

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Started out by stamping the bold stripes background from Concord & 9th with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  And since my shirt has 2 different sized stripes on it added the smaller stripes also from Concord & 9th with the same ink.  Stamped the little whale from a very old Amuse set, which is also the logo for Vineyard Vines and colored with Touch Twin markers and adding a little Sakura Stardust pen in an aqua color to his blow hole and the water blowing.out.  Die cut with a heart die and layered onto a scalloped heart die in a blue.  Added some gel pen dots on the scallops.  Stamped the sentiment in Versamark on a piece of navy and heat embossed with white ep and cut it out.

How do you like my little whale card?  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Just Us Girls #520 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has chosen a beautiful butterfly photo for our inspiration!


Sadly, this is our last week with our 2 January Guest Designers and I would like to say thank you to Mary Deatherage and Hannilie Bester for joining us this past month and sharing your amazing creations!  Now, hop on over to JUGS to see what Mary and Hannalie along with the rest of the amazing Design Team have created with this Photo as inspiration.



Die Cut the butterfly by Concord & 9th from some old Stampin Up Vintage Violet and sponged some Vintage Violet ink in the center to darker it and some white ink on the outer edges.  Tranced the butterfly onto some white cardstock and cut it out for a sold piece under the die cut.  Added some Nuvo iridescent drops to my kraft sheet and smeared it all over the solid piece and adhered the die cut on top.  I wasn't happy with the results, so added some Stickles in Frosted Lace to the openings.  The background is a new stamp by Brutus Monroe, watercolor background.  Stamped once with Distress Oxide ink in Dusty Concord and spritzed with water.  Smeared some DO in Broken china on the kraft mat, spritzed with water and used a waterbrush to add more color to the background.  Stamped the sentiment with Vintage Violet and cut it out.  Adhered the butterfly with dimensionals and used a Vintage Violet card base.

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. 


Monday, January 20, 2020

Many Hearts

When I saw the current challenge at Mod Squad Challenge, it sounded like a fun one to join in on.  It's a recipe challenge:  stencil, stamping and interactive.

Modsquad Challenge


I used a Stamplorations heart stencil with some red Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K on kraft.  Stamped the sentiment by Stamplorations with Memento Rhubarb Stalk onto ivory, die cut and layered with 2 sizes of banner dies and adhered with some foam tape..  Die cut the 3 windows on the front and back of the card.   Made the shaker part for the interaction part on the back panel of the card and filled with some small die cut hearts and some sequins..

Thanks for taking a closer look!