Saturday, October 12, 2019

Just Us Girls #509 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby wants us to Frame It!


Check out how our Guest Designer Chris Dring and the rest of the JUGS  Design Team have Framed it!


Die cut a Spellbinders lattice frame, covered with Versamark and heat embossed with Stampendous Frantage Aged Spice embossing powder.  Stamped the Altenew peonies with copper and bronze inks and leaves with shades of green.  Stamped the sentiment in the center of the frame in Memento Espresso Truffle. on a Gina K Skeleton Leaves 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.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Just Us Girls #508 - Word Week

It's the first week of the month which means it's time for our Word Week Challenge at Just Us Girls!  Nancy is our hostess this week and she has chosen to challenge us with Designer Paper!


A new month also means as new Guest Designer!  A huge welcome back to Chris Dring!  Come check out JUGS to see what Chris and the rest of the fabulous Design Team have created using Designer Paper.


I went digging through my stash and found this kraft, red and green paper.  Die cut an oval and adhered to a kraft base.  Stamped the little deer from Clearly Besotted and colored him with Prismacolor pencils and added some black gel pen to his hooves and antlers and a drop of Gina K Crystalline Drops to his nose.  Die cut some green cardstock to fit inside the oval framing the deer.  Stamped the sentiment in red and die cut with a Tim Holtz die.  Ran a red gel pen around the edge of the designer paper to add a thin frame.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us.  You could be chosen as our 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, September 28, 2019

Just Us Girls #507 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen a beautiful :Photo for our inspiration!


Sadly, this is our last week with our September Guest Designer, Janet Ribet!  Thank you Janet for joining us this past month with all of your awesome creations!  Now hop on over to JUGS to see how this Photo inspired Janet and the rest of the amazing Design Team.


Stamped red ink on red cardstock with the woodgrain background from Concord & 9th.  Stamped and die cut the sunflowers from Gina K's A Year of Flowers and colored with Touch Twin markers.  Stenciled the leaves on the background with Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint.  Added a piece of cardboard from some packaging, layered the sunflowers and added the sentiment banner tied with some raffia.

Come show us how you are inspired by this Photo and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week!  If chosen as our Chic of the Week, you then would be eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Just Us Girls #506 - Color Week

It's the third Saturday of the month, which means it's time for our Color Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a beautiful combination for us to play with this week.


Come on over to JUGS to see how Janet Ribet, our Guest Designer and the rest of the amazing Design Team have used these colors as inspiration.


I had just received my new A Year of Flowers dies from Gina K and couldn't wait to use them, hence the mint colored poinsettia!  I didn't have any mint, but the Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio seemed to work.  The poinsettia  is stamped onto watercolor paper then used a waterbrush and the Distress ink to color it.  Added some Nuvo Drops to the center in Dove Gray.  Sponged the Cracked Pistachio onto some white cardstock leaving the center white.  The frame is from Memory Box and die cut from some gray Core'dinations.  Sanded the raised areas, but didn't make it light enough, so used a chalk pen to add the highlights.  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K in Slate Gray.

What are you going to create using thiese colors?  Come share you 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.  



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Just Us Girls #505 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen a very popular current trend - Stacking Die Cuts!


Come check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Janet Ribet and the rest of the amazing Design Team have used Stacking Die Cuts.



I recently received these gen dies free in an order from Concord & 9th and this challenge was the perfect time to use theme.  Since it's a Gem I had to go sparkly.  Die cut the gem pieces from glitter cardstock.  Stamped the Turnabout from Concord & 9th in pinks and grays then used Sakura Stardust pens in silver and pink to go over some of the dots for more sparkle.  Matted onto a pink glitter circle and onto a black glitter layer.  Adhered the light pink glitter piece to a white card base.  Used a silver metallic gel pen to fill in the letters on the sentiment.  A little over the top glittery.

Come play along in our Trend Challenge 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 7, 2019

Just Us Girls #504 - Word Week

The first week of the month means that it's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has chosen the perfect word for the beginning of September - School!


I would like to welcome our September Guest Designer - Swanlady Janet Ribet!  Hop on over to JUGS to see what Janet and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with the word School in mind.


Playing around some some Unity and Gina K stamps.  The background was part of an advertisement received in the mail, trimmed it down and stamped the ABCs and 123s in Memento Teal ink.  Stamped the report card in Memento Nautical Blue, the sentiment in red and the A+ in a royal blue.  Stamped the books with the apple from Gina K and colored with Touch Twin markers and fussy cut.  Matted onto some teal cardstock and onto a  yellow 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.



Saturday, August 31, 2019

Just Us Girls #503 - Wild Card Week

This month we have 5 Saturdays, which means it's time for our Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!  It's my turn to choose the challenge and I am challenging you to splash something on your creation!  You can splash anything liquid such as ink, paint, water, coffee, tea, etc. or stamp a splash image.


I would like to thank Tristan Dawes for joining us this past month with all of her fabulous designs!  Come check out JUGS to see how Tristan and the rest of the Design Team have interpreted this challenge.



The first card has Distress Oxide ink in Twisted Citron plashed onto it over the Broken China.  Stamped the script layer in gray then Stamped the leaves and sentiment from Gina K.
The second card was an ongoing process!  Started out by sponging various inks on the background, then splashed coffee on top of the inks.  After it dried it still needed something, so splashed more coffee and continued this process until I had enough.  After it was completely dried, I used the Concord & 9th Lace Leaf set and dies, stamped the  background of the leaf image in Versamark then added gold ep.  Stamped the leaf on vellum and heat embossed with copper ep.  Stamped the sentiment from the same set in Memento Espresso Truffle.

What are you going to splash on your creation?  Come share it with us and you 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.