Saturday, July 24, 2021

Just Us Girls #594 - Photo Week

 It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen a fabulous photo for our inspiration.

Check out JUGS to see how this photo inspired our amazing Guest Designer, Chrissie Stokes and the rest of the talented Design Team. 


I LOVE the photo and was inspired by the stripes, colors, anchor and whale.  Stamped the blue striped blocks from Gina K Stamp It Big and the sentiment from Gina K Oh Boy! with Memento Nautical Blue.  I had these cute little whale stickers and had to use the red one like the photo.  Stamped the anchor from another Gina K set colored it and cut it out.  Tied some baker's twine through the hole of the anchor and around a blue die cut fishtail tag.  Put it all together on a piece of red and white striped patterned paper and onto a white card base.

Come share your creation inspired by the photo 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 17, 2021

Just Us Girls #593 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen a fabulous color combination for us to inspire us!


Check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Chrissie Stokes and the rest of the Design Team have created using this color pallet.

Stamped the Gina K label with Memento Teal ink and then again with Versamark on light gray striped dp and heat embossed.  Die cut with the coordinating Spellbinders die.  Colored the flowers with yellow gel pen and stamped the sentiment in teal.  Stamped the Crosshatch background with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade ink.  Die cut the butterfly and heat embossed with silver and fussy cut a vellum piece and colored with Touch Twin markers.


Playing around with my Dahlia Turnabout stamp in the challenge colors.  I didn't like the one shade of gray and tried stamping over it in teal and did not get the effect I was looking for so I used the coordinating die and die cut the ugly petals out of the flower.  Added double sided tape to the back and adhered to a piece of teal cardstock and added some clear glitter over the die cut petals.  Added to a panel of gray stripes and onto a teal card base.  Sentiment stamped in teal and punched out with a word window punch.

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




Saturday, July 10, 2021

Just Us Girls # 592 - Trend Week

 It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to be the hostess.  I have chosen to Recycle, which is always on trend to help reduce waste.  Think about using security envelopes that come in the mail, old book pages, packaging including cardboard and plastic or anything else you can recycle onto a card.

Here with us again this week is Chrissie Stokes, our wonderful Guest Designer for June!  Come on over to JUGS to see what items Chrissie and the rest of the talented Design Team have recycled.



This uses security envelopes which have been sponged with some Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  Also used some lightweight  cardboard packaging and heat embossed the floral piece with  Stampendous Antique Gold and the sentiment in Altenew Antique Gold giving them very different looks.  I couldn't find a card base in a color I liked, so sponged on some Antique Linen and a little Old Paper Distress inks.


An old book page on this one which I sprayed with Tsukineko Eucalyptus Walnut Ink that has been in my stash for a very long time.  Die cut the flower layers and leaves from security envelopes and used various inks and Stickles to color and added a big drop of Nuvo Drops in yellow for the center.  Stamped the sentiment 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.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Just Us Girls #591 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby is our lovely hostess and has chosen the word Script!


Since this is the first challenge of the month, I would like to welcome our newest Guest Designer - Chrissie Stokes!  Come check out JUGS to see how Chrissie and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with Script.


With all of the sparkle and shine on this it was hard to get a good photo.  Heat embossed the script background in silver on black.  Die cut the frame from shimmery silver and layered over the background.  Die cut the heart 3 times, the first layer with a double sided adhesive sheet and peeled off the pieces and added silver glitter, peeled off the rest of the adhesive and added another heart.  On the third heart I added some Nuvo Drops in black for some shine and then adhered on top.  Die cut the happy and it's shadow adding more Nuvo Drops in black.  Heat embossed Anniversary in black on silver and used a word window punch and layered under the happy.  

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




Saturday, June 26, 2021

Just Us Girls #590 - Photo Week

 It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has chosen an amazing photo for our inspiration!


First I would like to thank Fran Wing for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer sharing all of her amazing creations!  Now hop on over to JUGS to see how Fran and the rest of the talented Design Team were inspired by the Photo.

Started with some watercolor paper and sponged on some Distress Inks then sprayed with various shimmer sprays and splattered a little more of the blue and some white.  The stars and moon were die cut from shimmer paper and the moon colored with Touch Twin markers.  Images and sentiment from Hero Arts.

Play along with us and you 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, June 19, 2021

Just Us Girls #589 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week At Just Us Girls and Cecile has chosen a beautifully bright color combo for us to play with.


Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer - Fran Wing and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created with these vivid colors.


Blended Distress Oxides for the background.  Stamped the heart from Unity and heat embossed with red ep then cut it out and layered onto the blended panel.  Stamped the sentiment from Altenew, cut it out and adhered over the edge of the heart.  Layered onto some hot pink cardstock and an orange card base.  The scalloped edges were die cut with a Spellbinders die.

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, June 12, 2021

Just Us Girls #588 - Trend Week

 It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Carol has chosen a fantastic challenge for us, no stamping!


Check out JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Fran Wing and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created without using any stamping.

I made this as a thank you for a very generous donation made by a patient to our ambulance service.  Started by printing the Star of Life on a laser printer and then foiled with blue Gina K foil.  Cut it out.  Die cut the heartbeat out of white and layered the white panel over red cardstock.  Adhered the Star of Life over the heartbeat.  Die cut the Thanks and heat embossed with red ep twice and layered over the center.

Another one using the same die cuts and another Star of Life which was colored with Touch Twin marker and gold gel pen.

And one using die cuts and rub ons.


Now it's your turn to play along with us.  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 5, 2021

Just Us Girls #587 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a fabulous word for our inspiration!


A huge welcome to our June Guest Designer Fran Wing!  Hop on over to JUGS to see what Fran and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created inspired by the word Kind/Kindness.

I started with a piece of subtly patterned paper and heat embossed the leafy images from Altenew - A Study in Watercolor with pearl embossing powder.  Then sponged on some Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive inks to reveal the images.  Die cut the Altenew Tall Alpha letters for kindness from some green metallic cardstock and stamped the "spread" with Altenew's Perfectly Penned.

Come play along 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 29, 2021

Just Us Girls #586 - Wild Card

 We have 5 Saturdays this month, so that means it's time for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has a fun one for us this week - Spots and/or Dots!


Thank you Jacinda for joining us this past month with all of your awesome creations!  Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Jacinda and the rest of the fabulous Design Team have created using Spots and/or Dots.



I used a fun stamp set from Unity to make this card for my friend who had COVID.  Stamped the little poop and colored with Touch Twin markers and colored the little heart with a Sakura Moonlight gel pen.  Added some black gel pen to the eyes and mouth.  Matted with some brown and layered onto a piece of brown and white polka dot patterned paper and then onto a brown card base.  Die cut the sentiment and layered onto a brown die cut circle and adhered at a slight angle.

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, May 22, 2021

Just Us Girls #585 - Photo Week

 Just Us Girls challenge this week is Photo Week and Cecile has chosen a very pretty photo for our inspiration!



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



I was obviously inspired by the 2 pretty daisies along with the burlap and twine.  Daisies are from Gina K colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and die cut with coordinating dies.  Stamped the background in black onto white cardstock with Dotted Fill-in stamp set from Concord & 9th..  The kraft strip is stamped with an old Stampin Up Burlap background stamp in Memento Rich Cocoa.  Added some bits of twine and layered onto a kraft card base.

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.


Sunday, May 16, 2021

Taco About How Amazing You Are

 I fun little card for one of my grandsons.  This is a fit for the CAS on Friday Challenge #205 - Food.




Stamped the taco image and sentiment from Concord & 9th - Be Mine stamp set.  Colored the taco with Touch Twin markers and stenciled some hearts in red.  Layered onto some green cardstock to match the lettuce on the taco.

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog! 


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Just Us Girls #584 - Color Week

 It's time to have some fun with colors at Just Us Girls for Color Week!  Look at these awesome colors Maria has chosen for us to create with.


Come on over to JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Jacinda and the rest of the talented Design Team have used these colors.


A fairly simple creation using Core'dinations glitter paper to die cut the balloons.  Used glue dots to attach the die cut strings, then tied them together with some yellow baker's twine.  Die cut the sentiment 3 times and glued together.  Put it all together onto some blue and white polka dot paper and adhered to a yellow card base.

Come share your creation 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, 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.

Thanks for stopping by!




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.