Saturday, April 10, 2021

Just Us Girls #579 - Trend Week

 It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Carol, our lovely hostess has chosen to use more than one stencil!


Come on over to JUGS to see the creations by our Guest Designer Claire Apostoloff and the rest of our awesome Design Team.


The background was partially stenciled using Distress Ink in Antique Linen, next was the large splatter in Tea Dye and then the circle/coffee stain in Vintage Photo.  Three different stencils used.  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K in black. 

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.




Friday, April 9, 2021

Shiny Birthday Balloons

 Working on some birthday cards, which fit right in with challenge #194 at Addicted to CAS.





Stamped the balloons from Stamplorations then masked them off and masked off a rectangular area around them and sponged in some ink.  Added some Nuvo Drops and Clear Glossy accents to the balloons.  Stamped the sentiment on a thin strip and added over the balloon strings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Just Us Girls #578 - Word Week

 It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen a fabulous word for our inspiration!  Who doesn't love stripes!


A big welcome to our April Guest Designer, Claire Apostoloff!  Come check out JUGS to see what Claire and the rest of the awesome Design Team have created with Stripes.


This started out with Gina K's Inspiration Mosaic stamped with black ink on white.  Masked off the edges and stamped Concord & 9th's Pinstripe Background over the Inspiration Mosaic.  Colored the striped areas with various Touch Twin markers.  Stamped the bunny by Rubber Stampede, colored with Touch Twin markers and fussy cut and placed him peeking over the edge of the one box.  Stamped the eggs by CMC, colored and fussy cut and stamped the sentiment by Studio G directly over the stripes.  Adhered to a light turquoise card base.

Come join us and share your striped creations 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 27, 2021

Just Us Girls #577 - Photo Week

 It's the fourth week of the month and that means it's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls!  Vick is our hostess and has chosen this awesome spring photo for our inspiration!


Sadly, it's also our last week with our fabulous Guest Designer, Shawna Standish.  A huge thank you to Shawna for joining us this past month and sharing her awesome talent with us.  Hop on over to JUGS to see all of the amazing creations that were inspired by the photo by Shawna and the rest of the Design Team.

I was totally inspired by the tulips and colors.  I used Gina K's  Spring Basket.   Using my MISTI I stamped the floral image and then flipped the panel upside down and stamped it again leaving a white space in the middle for the sentiment.  Die cut the happy and then covered it with Nuvo drops in black for some shine.  Taped off the sentiment and stamped only the Easter and punched out with a word window punch, adhered with some foam dots and added a couple of black Nuvo drops on the ends. 




I had to do one more.  I had this large dotted circle with the flourish in it and knew I had to ink it up with Hero Arts Lime Green Shadow ink.  Stamped the happy and Easter with Versafine black ink.  Added the tulips, from Gina K's A Year of Flowers and colored with Touch Twin markers and added the stems and leaves..

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.

Adding this to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge per a recommendation, this is a new site to me! 



Friday, March 26, 2021

Black and White Rock

 Playing along with Color Hues - Black and White



CAS on Friday Challenge #201 - Music



and the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches



Lots of masking on this!  Using Gina K stamps stamped the guitar and heat embossed with clear.  Masked the guitar and stamped the flourish/flower image then stamped the rectangular image.  Masked off the rectangular piece and stamped the music score three time with spaces between them to match up to the sketch.  Die cut the you twice in black and once with Glitter Silk white, layered together with the black lined up as a shadow effect.  Stamped the rock! in black and cut it out and layered beneath the you.

Fun challenges!  Thanks for dropping by my blog!






Saturday, March 20, 2021

Just Us Girls #576 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen an awesome color combo for us to play with!


Come check out JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Shawna and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created with these colors.


Using an old Gina K set, Hang in There.  Colored the image with Touch Twin markers and fussy cut.  Adhered to a yellow polka dot panel and onto a gray striped piece.  Stamped the sentiment on white in a dark gray and adhered to another piece of the gray striped paper.

Come share your creations 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, March 13, 2021

Just Us Girls #575 - Trend Week

 It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby is challenging us to use an embossing folder!



Check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Shawna Standish and the rest of the fabulous Design Team have used embossing folders.


Using Core-dinations Kraft Core cardstock run thought my Big Shot with a brick embossing folder.  Sanded the raised bricks to reveal the Kraft core.  Stamped some flourishes with Versafine black ink.  Stamped the sentiment with the same ink and die cut with a fishtail die.  Added some teal colored gel pen to some of the flourishes.  Covered a small heart with Nuvo drops then layered onto a kraft card base.

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.