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.





Saturday, September 4, 2021

Just Us Girls #600 - Word Week

 What a milestone!  Challenge #600 at Just Us Girls and Vicki is our hostess for this milestone celebration with a Word Week Challenge.  Her Word is Six - 6.  You can use six of anything for your creation - six colors, six images, six layers, etc.


It's also the first week on the month and that means a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome the amazing Loll Thompson!  Come on over to JUGS to see what Loll and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with the Word 6 as inspiration.


I went with 6 candles for a simple birthday card.  Colored the candles and flames with Touch Twin markers and gel pens.  Some of the candles are layered with the coordinating dies.  Added some Wink of Stella to the flames.  Sentiment is die cut from some holographic cardstock that I had in my stash by Crayola and layered on the shadow dies in royal blue.  Stamps and dies by Technique Tuesday.


Come share you 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, August 28, 2021

Just Us Girls #599 - Photo Week

 It's our 599th challenge at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a fabulous photo for our inspiration for our Photo Week Challenge!


First I would like to thank Claire Apostoloff for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer!  Come on over to JUGS to see what our awesome Guest Designer, Claire and the rest of the Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.


I love the textured and layered dots on the photo and that was my inspiration for my card.  I used an incentive stamp I received from Gina K.  Stamped the flower trio and added Nuvo drops.  Sponged some Distress Inks and added some white and navy gel pen dots.  Stamped the sentiment on a strip of vellum and heat embossed.


I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.






Saturday, August 21, 2021

Just Us Girls #598 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Carol has chosen some beautiful colors for our challenge!


Check out JUGS to see what our talented Guest Designer, Claire Apostoloff and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created with these colors.


Playing with some Altenew stamps, Peony Bouquet and the sentiments from Gradient Stripes.  Stamped the flowers in shades of pink and yellow and the leaves in shades of green.  Arranged the flowers and leaves then used some Press N Seal to hold it together and glued it onto the white card base.  

Come play along with us, 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.

I'm also entering this over at the Altenew Blog for their Ultimate Challenge.






Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Beachy Birthday

 My daughter-in-law loves the shore, so I created this card for her birthday inspired by the challenge at The Card Concept.  I was inspired by the beachy colors and theme.  This would fit for mixed media using the glitter, ink, dies and sponging.



Die cut the Avery Elle background Waves die from white.  Die cut it a second time with double sided adhesive on top, removed the thin strips and adhered behind the first die cut.  Removed the strips in layers and sprinkled glitter in gold near the bottom then some green and blue mixing those between the two solid applications.  Burnished the glitter.  Die cut the sand dollar from Reverse Confetti and did the same process adding another shade of gold glitter and sponging some ink around the edge.  Stamped the sentiment in Memento Nautical Blue and punched out with a word window punch.  Adhered to a white card base.

Thanks for dropping by my blog for a closer look!






Saturday, August 14, 2021

Just Us Girls #597 - Trend Week

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


Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Claire Apostoloff and the rest of the Design Team have created in black and white.



Stamped the turn-a-bout stamp from Concord & 9th with Versamark on black and heat embossed in white.  Used the coordinating die to cut some of the petals.  Added some polka dot paper behind the cut out petals.  Stamped the diagonal striped background with black ink onto a white card base.  Added the die cut and layered love over the floral center, the heart was die cut from some white glitter paper.  I sent this to my daughter and son-in-law for their anniversary.

Join us and 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, August 7, 2021

Just Us Girls #596 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen the word Harvest.

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means we have a new Guest Designer.  Welcome Claire Apostoloff!  Check out JUGS to see what Claire and the rest of the Design Team have created with the word Harvest as inspiration.


I went with wheat since that has just been harvested around this area.  I used die cuts from Reverse Confetti and used a fun technique to use up some of the glitter I had on hand and never seem to use.  The base wheat die has double sided adhesive on it and then layered the outline over it and sprinkled glitter on top and rubbed it to adhere.  Layered a couple of branchy wreathes in browns and adding some gold gel pen on the berries.  Gold embossed the sentiment on a dark brown and die cut (also Reverse Confetti).  Used some Core'dinations Kraft Core with a Tim Holtz brick embossing folder, sanded it and then rubbed Distress Inks in browns over the top and the darkest heavier around the edges.

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, July 31, 2021

Just Us Girls #595 - Wild Card Week

 There is a fifth Saturday this month, so that means it's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen to challenge us to make Anything but a Card!


Sadly, this is our last challenge with our fabulous Guest Designer, Chrissie Stokes and I want to thank her for joining us this past month and sharing her talent with us!   Come on over and check out JUGS to see what Chrissie and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created.



I had this pattern in my stash for making a little gift purse bag.  Cut it out of some pink paisley paper and added some pink stripes to the flap and layered a couple of scalloped ovals and adding a few white gel pen dots on the darker pink.  Added a scalloped border along the bottom of the purse.  Used a wooden heart and covered it in pink glitter and added a silver pipe cleaner for the handle.  It's the perfect size for holding little trinkets like jewelry or golf ball markers and tees.

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 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.