Monday, October 18, 2021

Witchy Halloween

 Making more Halloween cards!  Using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches



Digging through my stash and using random, unknown stamps.  Stamped the witch and colored in the moon and broom, then fussy cut.  Stamped the pumpkins and colored and fussy cut them, too.  Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with white ep and die cut the banner strip.  Layered onto a piece of patterned paper and onto a purple card base.

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear what you think of this Halloween card!




Saturday, October 16, 2021

Just Us Girls #606 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a fabulous color combo for our inspiration!



Hop on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Nora Noll and the rest of the Design Team have created using these colors.



Stamped the ducks from Gina K and colored with alcohol markers.  Die cut the Concord & 9th letters in yellow and turquoise and doing the inlaid technique.  Die cut a tiny tag and little bow to attach the sweet to the B.  Stamped the background with a dotted background stamp with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade.  Framed the ducks with green cardstock and added the dotted scalloped border die cut in green with a strip of yellow behind it.  Added another strip of yellow across the main panel.

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, October 9, 2021

Just Us Girls #605 - Trend Week

  It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to be hostess.  I was fascinated with this technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog - Heat Embossed Embossing Folders and it is very addictive once you try it.   

Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Nora Noll and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using this technique.


I needed a wedding card and it was the perfect time to try this technique.  I used a leafy embossing folder, inked with Versamark and embossed on ivory cardstock with White Pearls embossing powder.  Added the die cut heart from sage cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Memento Bamboo Leaves and adhered the strip across the heart.  Framed it with some more sage and onto an ivory 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 at chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

*On a sad note, the wedding had to be canceled and going to be rescheduled at a later date due to the father of the bride contracting COVID and was put on a ventilator 2 weeks prior to the wedding.  He has since passed away. Heartbreaking!



Saturday, October 2, 2021

Just Us Girls #604 - Word Week

 It's Word Week time at Just Us Girls and Carol has chosen the perfect word for us this month!


A big welcome to our October Guest Designer - Nora Noll!  Hop on over to JUGS to see all of the Halloween creations by Nora and the rest of the talented Design Team.

Started with a white panel and masked a circle using the negative die cut piece, sponged some yellow ink in the circle.  Masked off the moon and sponged Distress Inks in blues and purples over the rest of the panel.  Die cut the trees cover panel in black and adhered to the inked panel.  Stamped the house, colored with black alcohol ink marker and added Sakura Stardust yellow gel pen to the windows.  Fussy cut the house and removed the door.  Added the die cut ghosts and adhered it all to a purple card base.


And another one with masking and sponging.  Used a swirl embossing folder with Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock, sanded it and added some Moonlight purple gel pen to the dots.

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, September 25, 2021

Just Us Girls #603 - Photo Week

 The fourth Saturday of the month means it's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a beautiful photo for our inspiration.

I would like to thank Loll Thompson for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer and sharing all of her fabulous creations with us!  Now come on over to JUGS to see how this photo inspired Loll and the rest of the amazing Design Team.



Lots of masking on this.  Stamped the floral image from Gina K first, then the basket.  Masked the basket and flowers and added a strip of painter's tape and stamped the woodgrain.  Masked the woodgrain and used a stencil on the upper portion and inked with Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Old Paper, then stamped over the stencil with a crackled background stamp in Hero Arts Wet Cement, which is really hard to see in the photo.  Colored the flowers and basket with Touch Twin markers and green Moonlight gel pen on the leaves.  Sponged on some Antique Linen over the woodgrain.  Added the hello from Concord and 9th which was heat embossed with platinum ep on black and then die cut.

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, September 18, 2021

Just Us Girls #602 - Color Week

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen a fun and versatile color combo for us to play with!


We have the amazing Loll Thompson here again with us this week as our Guest Designer!  Come check out JUGS to see what Loll and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with these colors.

Started with some red and white polka dot paper and some orange and white striped paper and sponged on Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  Die cut the striped piece with a tag die.  Die cut a smaller tag from orange, added the die cut flower tag inforcer (?) and a small red die cut bow.  Stamped the sentiment in black.

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.

Also linking this to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.








Saturday, September 11, 2021

Just Us Girls #601 - Trend Week

 It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls with our newest member of our team, Elizabeth as hostess and she wants us to shake it up with shaker cards.

Come on over to JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Loll Thompson and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created.

Playing around with a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  Don't know if my embossing powder was too old or I just didn't use enough of my antistatic bag, but it turned out a little grungy looking and I decided to go with it anyway.  Used a Stamplorations shaker balloon die and filled it with blue glitter and sequins.  Stamped the sentiment from Scrapbook.com.

Come on over and share your shaker creations and you could become 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.