Saturday, September 12, 2020

Just Us Girls #553 - Trend Week

 Nancy has chosen a really fun Trend Week Challenge at Just Us Girls this week!

Come check out what our Guest Designer, Lindsey and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created by cutting it into thirds over at JUGS.



I have to admit that when I made this I had masked and inked the background with Distress Oxide inks and stamped the vase and flowers to create a one layer card, and then realized that I was supposed to cut it into thirds!  Instead of starting over, I just cut along the edges of the colors and left the image intact.  Between the little stems crossing the top layers I cheated and used a white gel pen.  Used some light blue Stickles to add sparkle to the vase.  Added some dots of colors to the flower petals in various colors of markers and gel pens and they still weren't grabbing me, so I added some white gel pen along the edges of the petals and purple souffle pen to the little buds.  Still not a fan of this, but it is what it is!

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 5, 2020

Just Us Girls #552 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and it's Sue here with your challenge this week.   The weather is starting to get cooler as we progress into fall, so my choice for your word is Leaves.


I would like to welcome our September Guest Designer - Lindsey!  Come check out JUGS to see all of the leaves by Lindsey and the rest of the amazing Design Team!


Using Gina K stamps.  First stamped the leaves on watercolor paper and colored with waterbrush and watercolor pencils.  Cut them out by hand.  Stamped the wood slice with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with a Touch Twin marker in Blondewood.  Stamped the sentiment in Gina K Amalgam ink.
Arranged the leaves on the wood slice and adhered.

Come play along with us and you could be 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 29, 2020

Just Us Girls #551 - Wild Card Week

 We have a 5th Saturday this month, so that means it's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Carol is challenging us to create with butterflies!

Sadly, this is our last week with our August Guest Designer, Lisa Elton. Come on over to JUGS to see all of the beautiful butterflies by Lisa and the rest of the Design Team.



Using Stamps from Concord & 9th and Gina K.  Butterfly colored with Prismacolor watercolor pencils in yellow, purple and navy blue and a waterbrush and added some clear Wink of Stella to the wings.  Added some purple Wink of Stella dots mixed in with the blues from the Turn-a-bout.

Come play along with us 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.



Saturday, August 22, 2020

Just Us Girls #550 - Photo Week

 It's time for our Photo Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen a very cool photo for our inspiration.


Come check out JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Lisa Elton and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created using this photo as inspiration.



I didn't have any coffee stamps so I went with the swirl in the coffee.  Embossed the cream background with a Darice ef then inked with Memento Rich Cocoa and Soft Sand.  Added the sentiment stamped with the Rich Cocoa and added a couple of hearts.

Come share your creations with us at JUGS!


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Just Us Girls #549 - Color Week

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen a gorgeous combination for us to play with!

Come on over to JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Lisa Elton and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with these colors.



Using Concord & 9th's Dahlia Turn-a-bout set using Gina K inks and cardstock.  Embossed the sentiment with tan ep.


I don't remember who makes this dragonfly set, but these colors seemed perfect for them.  Watercolored with Distress Oxide inks in Seedless Preserves and Broken China and for a little shimmer, added some clear Wink of Stella to the wings.

Come show us your creations using this color combo 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 8, 2020

Just Us Girls #548 - Trend Week

 It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen to challenge us to create a die cut window.

Come on over to JUGS to see all of the die cut windows created by our fabulous Guest Designer, Lisa Elton and the rest of the amazing Design Team.


Started by die cutting the flourishy frame from some dark olive cardstock then rubbed some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide over the raised areas.  Used the Precious Moments image that was gifted to me and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  Adhered the frame over the image and then adhered to a 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 as a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.


 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Just Us Girls #547 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and this week's word is Travel, chosen by Ina!


Please welcome our August Guest Designer - Lisa Elton.  Come on over to JUGS to see what Lisa and the rest of the awesome Design team have created.


I have been missing being able to fly out to visit my son and his family so I chose this plane image.
Stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  Stamped the sentiment in the same Rich Cocoa.

Come share your creations with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Just Us Girls #545 - Color Week

It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Cecile has chosen a beautiful color combo for us to play with!


Check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Trina Pham and the rest of the Design Team have used these colors.


Stamped the flower from Stamplorations in teal ink on light gray cardstock and colored with a Prismacolor pencil and blended with Gamsol.  Masked the flower and stamped the little bud branches with mustard colored ink then used a gray marker to color the stems (the gray over the yellow looks more green than gray).  Added some clear gloss on the buds.  Added the big flourish from Kitchen Sink Stamps in Stampin Up Going Gray.  Layered onto some teal and onto a mustard card base.  Added the sentiment from Hero Arts first in teal, but didn't stand out enough so restamped in black ink.

Come play along with us and your 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.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Just Us Girls #544 - Trend Week

It's time for our Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has chosen a very trendy challenge for us this week!


Hop on over to JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Trina Pham and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created.


This was going to be a one layer card until I embossed the floral image, so had to add a strip sentiment from Gina K.  Floral image from Unity using markers to ink it up then stamped a second time with Versamark and heat embossed with clear.  Used a cracked stencil and Distress Ink in Antique Linen over the flowers and rubbed off the embossed areas.  The top and bottom stripes are also a stencil using Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

Come share you long and skinny cards 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, July 4, 2020

Just Us Girls #543 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Carol has chosen the very timely word of Rainbow!  Let's see lots of rainbows this week!


Since it is the first week of the month, that means a new Guest Designer her at JUGS!  Please welcome Trina Pham!  Come see all the Rainbows created by Trina and the rest of the amazing Design Team!


This started by swiping Distress Oxide inks in the colors of the rainbow then spraying with water to blend the colors.  After it was dry, stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti in Gina K Amalgam ink.  This has been sent off to my 96 year old aunt's boyfriend who is in an assisted living facility to try to cheer him up during this trying time.

Come show us your rainbow creation and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week!  That would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Just Us Girls #542 - Photo Week

It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls!


Come join us at JUGS with our fabulous Guest Designer Mugdha and the rest of the Design Team using this photo as your inspiration.


Distress Oxide inks used for the background and an old Gina K set using the palm tree.  Sentiment from Hero Arts.

Come play along with us and  you could become out 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, June 20, 2020

Just Us Girls #541 - Color Week

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


Check out JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Mugdha and the rest of the Design Team have created using these colors.


Used a Gina K Stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink over some kraft and white polka dot paper.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with the same ink on a thin strip of white.  Layered onto a coordinating card base.

Come play along with us and you could be 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, June 16, 2020

Robot Birthday Sketch

A robot for a sweet boy using this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!



Stamped the dotted circle from Halftone Circles by Altenew in Lime Green Hero Arts ink then stamped the circle around it in Distress Oxide Broken China ink from Junkitz Extreme Boy.  Stamped the robot (unknown) and colored with Wink of Stella shimmer pens, cut him out and added some Nuvo Drops on the eyes.  Sentiment from Uniquely Creative Banner Sentiment Builder using the Distress Oxide ink in Broken China again.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Floral Sketch

Using Gina K stamps for the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!



Stamped the frame with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, masked off one of the rectangles and stamped some flower and leaves from the same Gina K set and colored with Touch Twin markers.  Colored in the one rectangle with a dark brown Touch Twin marker.  Added the sentiment from Reverse Confetti stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle and die cut with the coordinating die.

Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Just Us Girls #540 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Ina is challenging us to Frame It!



We have MUGDHA with us again this week as our June Guest Designer!  Hop on over to JUGS to see how Mugdha and the rest of the Design Team have put a Frame on it!




Die cut a frame using 2 different sizes of rectangle dies to look like a Polaroid photo.  Stamped and die cut the candles from Concord  & 9th coloring with Touch Twin markers.  Stamped the gnome from Gina K and fussy cut.  Mounted it all together on a piece of navy polka dot paper and onto a green 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, June 6, 2020

Just Us Girls #539 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Maria want us to spread Sunshine!


I would like to welcome our June Guest Designer MUGDHA!  Come on over to JUGS to see what MUGDHA and the rest of the Design Team have created.


Sentiment by Concord & 9th using Memento Nautical Blue ink and sun rays from Tim Holtz stamped with yellow Brilliance ink.  Die cut sunglasses and added black glitter lenses.  Layered onto a navy and white striped paper from my stash.  Used some washi tape on white cardstock the cut to fit along the sides.

Come play along with us and you could be 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, May 30, 2020

Just Us Girls #538 - Wild Card Week

It's my week to be hostess at Just Us Girls for Wild Card Week and I have chosen to challenge you to use 2 or more patterned papers on your projects.  I have lots of patterned papers that I hardly ever use and this is a chance to bring them out and let them play.


Sadly, this is our final week with our fabulous May Guest Designer, Deborah Frings.  Come on over to JUGS to see how Deborah and the rest of the amazing Design Team have used some patterned papers on their creations.



I used Gina K's Inspiration Mosaic, Happy Hearts and Lots of Lines.   I stamped the Inspiration Mosaic on four different patterns from a very old pack from The Garment District Lilly Pads Sunday Brunch Arctic Frog.  Left the polka dot piece intact and cut up the other patterns and paper pieced onto the polka dots.  Stamped the sentiment in Gina K Amalgam black ink.  Stamped the heart with Memento Moroccan and fussy cut and layered onto a scalloped heart die cut in Gina K Tomato Soup.  Card base is also Tomato Soup.

Come play along with us at JUGS and you could become our next Chic of the Week, which would then put you in the running at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Just Us Girls #536- Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen this fabulous photo for our inspiration!



Come on over to JUGS to see how this photo inspired our Guest Designer, Deborah Frings and the rest of the JUGS Team.


I was inspired by the vase on the table and the pattern and colors on the chairs.  Sponged Distress Oxide inks on the background.  Used a cover plate die with navy cardstock over the background.  Used a couple of Gina K images and fussy cut them for the vase and cattails.  Tim Holtz word die from a piece of the leftover background.

Share your creations with us 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.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Just Us Girls #536 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a happy and fun color combo for us to play with.


Come over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Deborah Frings and the rest of the Design Team have created with this color combo.


Using up some scraps by die cutting some scalloped borders and layering them.  Die cut some balloons and stamped the strings and stamped the sentiment in black.  Added some washi tape to the top edge.

Come join 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, May 9, 2020

Just Us Girls #535 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Carol has a fun Trend for us to try - Mini!


Come on over to JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Deborah Frings and the rest of the awesome Design Team have created with Mini in mind.


I used some little square stamps with some soft sand ink and then stamped the little dragonfly over them.  Colored the dragonfly with Touch Twin markers and Wink of Stella shimmer pens.  Stamped the polka dot background with Distress Oxide Antique Linen on some Cocoa cardstock.

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

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Just Us Girls #534 - Word Week

It's a new month and time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen the most perfect word for us.


Welcome to our very talented May Guest Designer - Deborah Frings!  Check out the JUGS blog to see what Deborah and the rest of the design team have created with Heroes in mind.


Thank you to MFT for offering these amazing free digi images!  The doctor and nurse were colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol then fussy cut.  Die cut the big heart and layered everything onto some rainbow striped paper from my stash.  This was made for our local hospital staff in mind and will deliver it with some fresh baked treats to show how much they are appreciated during this stressful time.

Come share your Hero cards with us at JUGS and you could become our next Guest Designer!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Sending Hugs

I fell in love with the sketch for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge!



This is also a fit for the Silhouette challenge at Addicted to CAS



Used a splat stencil and sponged Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade onto some purple cardstock.  Stamped the images from Hero Arts with black ink then stamped again with Versamark and heat embossed with black ep for more depth.  Stamped the sentiment with Gina K Amalgam ink in Obsidian.  Layered onto a Stampin Up Barely Banana card base.

Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, April 25, 2020

Just Us Girls #533 - Photo Week

It's time to get inspired by Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen a beautiful and happy photo for us.


Sadly, this is our last week with Cornelia Wenokor as our Guest Designer and I would like to say Thank You for joining us this past month with all of your awesome creations!  Now, come check out JUGS to see how Cornelia and the rest of the Design Team were inspired by this photo.


I pulled out some older Gina K sets - Ribbon Stripes and Spring Basket.  Using my MISTI, stamped the flowers on watercolor paper, then flipped in upside down and stamped them again.  Masked off the flowers and stamped the stripes in Memento Flannel Gray.  Watercolored the flowers with Inktense Pencils.  The sentiment got lost on the stripes, so stamped it again on a white strip and added it over a think black strip of paper.  Matted onto some black and onto a Dandelion Yellow card base.

I'm also adding this to Stamp TV April Challenge 


How does the photo inspire you?  Come share your creations with us at JUGS and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Bleached Hydrangea

I had so much fun bleaching on my last card, that I had to do it again.  This is another one for the April CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.



First I inked up a white panel with various Distress and Distress Oxide inks.  Stamped the Gina K Heartfelt Hydrangea with Versamark and heat embossed with gold ep.  Bleached the flowers and leaves.  Added some chalks to the leaves and flowers to give them more depth.  Stamped the sentiment with Stampin' Up Vintage Violet ink on white and cut it out.  Layered onto a Vintage Violet base.
Stamping, heat embossing, sponging, chalks and bleaching.

Thanks for taking a look!