Saturday, May 8, 2021

Masculine Monochromatic

 Playing along with Cardz 4 Guyz - Monochromatic



And following the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches



Using stamps from Gina K, Mudra and Stampin Up.  Inks used Memento Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa and Espresso Truffle.  Kraft card base and an almost one layer card.  I first stamped the sentiment directly onto the base, but didn't like it, so stamped onto some ivory cardstock, cut it out and adhered on top of the original sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!




Just Us Girls #583 - Trend Week

 It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has challenged us to create something with Layers!


Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer Jacinda and the rest of the Design Team have created using Layers.



Using various patterned papers from a very old paper pack from my stash die cut the different sized banners and the ribbon slider was die cut from white, stamped the sentiment in black and heat embossed with clear then colored the rest of the die cut with a Touch Twin marker to match the red card base.

I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge which was perfect for our JUGS challenge.



Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make yo eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


Monday, May 3, 2021

Rock Star Sketch

 Another congrats card for my grandson whose high school basketball team won the state finals this year!  Following the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.


I used his school colors of red and black.  Circle from Ellen Hutson Bokeh Dots, stars and sentiment from various Gina K sets and the flourishy fireworks with stars from Technique Tuesday.  Inks:  Brilliance red and Gina K Amalgam ink.  Layered the main panel onto some dark red Core'dinations glitter paper and onto a white base.

Thanks for visiting my blog!




Saturday, May 1, 2021

Just Us Girls #582 - Word Week

 It's my turn to host our challenge at Just Us Girls for Word Week and I have chosen the word Float.  Float can be a verb or a noun.  Think of balloons, pool toys, boats, ducks, root beer float, etc.


Since this is the start of a new month, that means we have a new Guest Designer!  Welcome to Jacinda!  Come on over to JUGS to see all of the Float creations by Jacinda and the rest of the Design Team!


This sassy lady is headed to the beach with her ducky float, she looks like she could use a little sun.  Image is a Golden Oldies colored with Touch Twin markers.  Masked the image and added some Versamark across the bottom and heat embossed with some sand ep and sponged some light blue ink.
Layered onto a piece of blue and white polka dot paper printed from Melstampz and onto a yellow card base.

Share your Float 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 you entries to 3.




Thursday, April 29, 2021

Just a Note

 I am loving the sketch for this week's challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!



Die cut the Spellbinders label, covered with Versamark and heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Marine embossing enamel.  Peony Bouquet by Altenew stamped in blues and green leaves.  Layered onto a piece of green striped paper and a teal card base.  The sentiment was stamped into the oval, but didn't look right to me, so stamped it again on a piece of teal, trimmed and then hand cut the fish tail ends.

Thanks for taking a closer look!




Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Shell in your Pocket

 Joining in on the challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. #417.




Started with a kraft card base and stamped the shells with Memento Espresso Truffle and added a little white pencil and some peach colored chalk.  Cut strips of striped kraft paper and layered between the shells.  Stamped the shells on the banner with Memento Rich Cocoa. by masking then stamped the sentiment over the top in Memento Espresso Truffle.  Die cut the banner from Gina K Sandy Beach and layered onto another die cut banner in a dark brown.  Added another strip of the striped cardstock horizontally across the top of the banner.  Stamps by Gina K.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Just Us Girls #581 - Photo Week

 It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and  Bobby has chosen a beautiful springy photo for our inspiration.


Sadly, this will be our last week with our April Guest Designer, Claire Apostoloff.  Thank you Claire for joining us this past month with all of your awesome creations!  Now, hop on over to JUGS to see what Claire and the rest of the Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.


Using this very old SU image I found in my stash of previously stamped images.  Colored with a combination of Touch Twin markers and Prismacolor pencils.  Stamped the background using Memento Rich Cocoa on Gina K Mustard cardstock.  Stamped the sentiment, die cut and added the green tab and bow to the end.

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 23, 2021

Birthday and More

 I used the Color Hues for my daughter's birthday card






For some reason, this was really hard to get a decent photo of.  Stamped and embossed diagonal stripes and gingham with yellow ep on gray cardstock.  Stamped the polka dot strip and heat embossed again with yellow ep and layered onto a yellow strip.  Stamped the flowers in Slate Gray on yellow and used Touch Twin markers for a little shading and yellow Stickles for the flower centers.  Added the little happy birthday strip and layered onto a yellow card base.



And then playing along with Twofer Card Challenge - Leaves



Using my fairly new Gingko Leaves from Unity stamped once on the sympathy card and created a background stamping several times on the hello card.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  
The sympathy card also has some tone on tone leaves for a subtle background.

Thanks for taking the time to take a closer look!




Saturday, April 17, 2021

Just Us Girls #580 - Color Week

 It's  Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a very pretty color combo for us to play with!


Come check out JUGS to see what our Guest Designer Claire Apostoloff and the rest of the awesome Design Team have created with these colors.


I used the butterfly from my very first Gina K set I ever purchased.  Stamped in black and heat embossed with Clear ep.  Masked the butterfly and stamped a flourish and heat embossed in Rose Gold ep from Gina K.  Watercolored the butterfly using Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry.  

Come share your creation with us 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.




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.








Saturday, March 6, 2021

Just Us Girls #574 - Word Week

 It's the first week of the month, which means it's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls!  Ina is our hostess and she has chosen Animal/Animals!


I would like to welcome our March Guest Designer, Shawna Standish!  Check out JUGS to see all of the Animal creations by Shawna and the rest of the amazing Design Team!


This cool cat has been in my collection for quite some time and I do not remember who he is by.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The image does have sunglasses on him, but I decided to die cut a new pair and add mirrored silver lenses.  Added the sentiment from an old WPlus9 set and matted onto some diagonal striped cardstock printed from MelStampz and then on to a white 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 at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Also adding this to Addicted to CAS  - Code Word Animal  





Monday, March 1, 2021

Hogs & Kisses

Using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for this one layer card I made for my sweet aunt.


Stamped the piggy, then stamped the frame around him using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Colored the pig with Prismacolor pencil in Peach.  Masked the little pig and taped off the edges of the frame and stamped the grass in Memento Bamboo Leaves.  Masked the whole square stamped area and stamped the stripped border in Hero Arts Fresh Peach.  Finished off  stamping the sentiment in Memento Olive.  Frame, pig, grass and sentiment by Gina K and striped by unknown.

What do you think?  Will she like it?  Thanks for stopping by!





Saturday, February 27, 2021

Just Us Girls #573 - Photo Week

 It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and I'm the hostess.  I am fascinated by the Northern Lights/ Aurora Borealis and I found this photo of them that I chose as our inspiration this week.


First I would like to thank our Guest Designer, Leslie Turner for joining us this past month with all of her amazing creations!  Now, come on over to JUGS to see how Leslie and the rest of the Design Team were inspired by this photo.


I started out by stamping the images from Gina K's Life is Good and heat embossed with black ep.  Colored the land and water with Touch Twin markers.  Used Distress Oxide inks in various colors direct to paper for the lights and blended black Distress Ink down from the top.

Share with us how this photo inspires you 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.



 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Serene Dragonfly

 I was inspired by a fun technique of stencil embossing for the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge this month and Cardz 4 Guyz - Thinking of You.






I made the brick stencil by die cutting some clear plastic with a die from Marianne Designs.  Sponged Versamark through my stencil and heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Spice ep on kraft.  Stamped the dragonfly by Sheena - Crafter's Companion with Versamark and heat embossed with black ep on vellum, colored with Touch Twin markers on the back side and fussy cut.  Added the sentiment from Hero Arts.  Matted on some Gina K green cardstock and onto a Gina K purple card base.

Thanks for taking a closer look!