Saturday, August 20, 2022

Just Us Girls #646

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa K. has chosen a beautiful color combo for us to play with.  The possibilities are endless!

Come on over to JUGS to see how this color combo has inspired our fabulous Guest Designer, Cathy Roffey and the rest of the amazing Design Team.



I knew I wanted to play with my new Lindy's Magicals, so started with some Teal on watercolor paper.  Found this piece of teal paper which looks lightly distressed, lightly stenciled some stars with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade ink and die cut the star circle, but didn't like the way it looked, so die cut another star circle from yellow and adhered over the opening.  Added some yellow Stickles to the stars. Placed the Lindy's Magicals layer behind the opening.  Stamped the baby sentiment on the star banner in teal ink and the sweet in Rich Cocoa on soft sand cardstock and punched out with an oval punch and layered behind the star banner.  Used the little star piece from the banner, covered with the same Stickles and tucked it behind the oval.  Put it all together on a soft sand mini slimline 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 13, 2022

Just Us Girls #645

 It's time for our Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby is our fabulous hostess this week and has chosen the very popular trend of using a stencil!

Check out JUGS to see how our amazing Guest Designer, Cathy Roffey and the rest of the talented Design Team have used stencils on their creations.



Started out with a premade watercolor card panel and stenciled over it with a Simply Graphic stencil.  Die cut the leafy berry branch from green textured cardstock and sponged on some darker green ink.  Added Nuvo Drops to the berries.  Added the sentiment on a die cut tag tied with purple Baker's twine.  Framed with black onto a purple card base.  It seemed a little plain, so added the dotted frame.

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.

This is also a fit for the Addicted to Stamps and More! challenge to use Die Cuts and/or Stencils.



Saturday, August 6, 2022

Just Us Girls #644 - Word Week

 It's the first Saturday of the month and that means it's time for our Word Week Challenge at Just Us Girls.  Vicki has chosen the word Butterflies.  


Since this is the start of a new month, that means it's time for a new Guest Designer.  Please welcome Catherine Roffey!  Check out JUGS to see all of the beautiful butterflies by Catherine and the rest of the amazing Design Team.



Die cut the floral heart out of the center of a white panel.  Die cut the striped heart from some purple and backed it with a very old piece of patterned paper.  Added the die cut and colored flowers to the edge of the heart. The butterfly that was die cut from black and covered with black Stickles.  Traced the butterfly onto some purple vellum and cut it out to back the black frame.  Stamped the sentiment in purple and die cut the banner.  Used the same purple cardstock for the 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.

I'm also entering this at "Less is More" with the theme of Butterflies.






Saturday, July 30, 2022

Just Us Girls #643 - Wild Card Week

 We have a fifth Saturday this month, so that means it's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Ina is our fabulous hostess and is challenging us to CASE a Designer!


Come on over to JUGS to see who our Guest Designer, Fran Wing and the rest of the awesome Design Team have cased.  Also, a huge thank you to Fran for joining us as our Guest Designer this past month!


CASEing our very own Vicki Dutcher!  I recently saw this adorable card on her blog and knew I had to CASE it!

I used the same gnome and changed up the patterned papers.  Instead of an embossed strip, I die cut the stripes down the middle of the panel.  I also smeared some white Liquid Pearls on his beard and added some hands.

Share you CASEd design 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 23, 2022

Just Us Girls #642 - Photo Week

 It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to be hostess.  Here is the photo I chose for this week's challenge.


Come on over to JUGS to see what our amazing Guest Designer, Fran Wing and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with this photo as their inspiration.
The leaves were stamped in black on watercolor paper and then watercolored.  Added the sentiment in black stamping partially over the leaves.  Layered onto some light green cardstock and then on to a white card base.  Very quick and simple!

Come share your inspired 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, July 16, 2022

Just Us Girls #641 - Color Week

 This week at Just Us Girls, it's our Color Week challenge and Cecile has chosen a beautiful color combo for our inspiration!


Come check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Fran Wing and the rest of the Design Team have used these gorgeous colors.



Playing with a few new purchases.  Die cut the burlap piece and added some Golden Glitz ink and adhered loosely to a gray panel (it looks lighter gray irl).  Die cut the floral piece and sponged on some coral ink applying heavier to the centers and colored the stems with a gray marker.  Stamped the sentiment in coral ink and trimmed with my MISTI ruler and angled the tail.  Tucked the sentiment under the flowers and adhered to a coral mini slimline card base.

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.



Friday, July 15, 2022

Monochromatic Masculine Birthday

 Working on a card for my brother's upcoming birthday and was inspired by a couple of challenges.

The Male Room - Monochrome   


Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthday  



I went with shades of brown.  Started by embossing a heavy piece of white cardstock with the Tim Holtz ef.  Sprinkled with Lindy's Magicals Steampunk Sepia and misted with water.  After it was dry added Memento Espresso Truffle direct to the raised areas for more definition.  Added the same Lindy's Magicals to some watercolor paper and misted then die cut the Tim Holtz Gears.  Randomly added more color with browns, copper and gold inks then sprayed with Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze.  Lined them up to fit together and added the sentiment which was gold embossed on Charcoal Brown Gina K cardstock and onto a Kraft card base.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Delicate Dragonfly

 Playing along with a couple of challenges this week.

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge  



and "Less is More" Challenge  



I had a scrap of leftover watercolor panel and cut into a square and stamped the sentiment in black.
Stamped the dragonfly in Versamark and heat embossed with gold ep.  Fussy cut the dragon fly and used Lindy's Magicals to watercolor the dragonfly.  Adhered the dragonfly down his body to let the wings be free.  Put it all together onto a linen card base.
Pretty simple!

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look. 



Saturday, July 9, 2022

Just Us Girls #640 - Trend Week

 It's time for our fun Trend Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Carol Mc. has chosen a very new to me and fun challenge to create a rocker card.

Check out JUGS to see all of the fun Rocker Cards by our fabulous Guest Designer Fran Wing and the rest of the amazing Design Team.


I did have to Google this for some direction and this is what I came up with.  Die cut the open scalloped circle from yellow cardstock and then a smaller blue circle to layer.  Added a polka dot circle and then inlaid the stars using some white glitter paper (coloring the smaller star with a blue Prismacolor marker) and the larger star is die cut from yellow and yellow Stickles added.  Stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti in Nautical Blue Memento ink and die cut with the coordinating die layering under the largest star.


I had so much fun with this challenge that I had to make another!  The candles are popped up on an Action Wobbler.

Come join us and you could become 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 2, 2022

Just Us Girls #639 - Word Week

 It's the beginning of a new month and it's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen the word Mammals to inspire us!



I would like to say Welcome to our July Guest Designer - Fran!  Come on over to JUGS to see all of the Mammal creations by Fran and the rest of the fabulous Design Team!



I pulled out an older Gina K set and used the opossum image hanging on the branch.  Love the animals in this set so perfect for Hang in There.  Colored the critter and branch with Prismacolor markers and added some die cut leaves dipped into some Lindy's Magicals and lightly spritzed with water.  Layered onto some dark orange polka paper and onto a gray 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 25, 2022

Just Us Girls #638 - Photo Week

 Vicki is our hostess for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and has chosen a really fun photo for our inspiration!


A big THANK YOU to Lucie G for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer!  Come visit JUGS to see what Lucie G and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.


I pulled out my fun Pop Art Pineapples from Concord & 9th.  Stamped in pink, aqua and orange and added green stems.  Die cut the sunglasses from Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust cardstock, which is white and colored with Prismacolor markers.  Stamped the little flowers on the Pixie Dust and enhanced the colors with Prismacolor markers as well.  Stamped and fussy cut the sun to shine down on the pineapples with their blingy sunglasses.  Sentiment stamped in black.  Inside says Sunshine.

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, June 18, 2022

Just Us Girls #637 - Color Week

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Elizabeth is our hostess and has chosen a very versatile color combo for us to play with.


Check out JUGS to see how our fabulous Guest Designer, LucieG and the rest of the amazing Design Team have used these colors.
I chose to add orange along with the red, blue and yellow.  My first thought when I saw these colors were either crayons or balloons and ended up kind of combining the 2.  Die cut all of the crayons and parts then stamped the sentiment in the open ovals.  Die cut some balloons from glitter cardstock and colored with Touch Twin markers to match the crayons.  The balloon idea didn't pan out, so I layered the balloons, hiding the ends to just have sparkly circles.  Added a few small circles of the white glitter paper because I had to hide a few spots.  Mounted on a blue polka dot background and onto a blue base.

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, June 11, 2022

Just Us Girls #636 - Trend Week

 It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Elizabeth has chosen a really fun trend for us this week!

Come check out JUGS to see what Lucie, our June Guest Designer and the rest of the Design Team have created with a moving element.


I started out with a plain white circle and used a really old Gina K Stitches stamp to stamp the stitching on the baseball with red ink.  Stamped the bam type image (not sure what else to call it) and colored in with a dark blue marker on some blue striped paper and the little poufs (?) were colored with white gel pen and then covered with clear Stickles.  The stripes on the background were showing through, so added some Black Diamond Stickles.  Stamped the bat from Gina K's Sporty Accessories, colored and cut it out.  Used a Wobble on the back of the baseball for some movement.


Come join us with your creation 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, June 4, 2022

Just Us Girls #635 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa E. has chosen the word Paintbrush!  Lots of room for creativity with this one.

This is the first challenge of the month, which means we have a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome Lucie!  Hop on over to JUGS to see what Lucie and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created with the word Paintbrush as inspiration.



Using a stamp from Unity and colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  Added a sentiment from Altenew then matted with blue cardstock and onto a green card base.

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, May 28, 2022

Just Us Girls #634 - Photo Week

 It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Carol Mc has chosen the perfect photo to kick off summer!


Check out JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer Deborah Wheeler and the rest of the Design Team have created with the photo for inspiration.

The image is from Penny Black.  Stamped the bike in black ink and then stamped and heat embossed in pink and silver.  Cut out the fenders seat, handlebars from the pink and the spokes and pedals from the silver and paper pieced it over the black.  The background is by Altenew and stamped with Hero Arts Bubble Gum pink shadow ink.  Basket was colored with alcohol markers and the flowers with gel pens.

Come share you creation with us and you could be chosen as our 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 21, 2022

Just Us Girls #633 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a beautiful color combination for us to play with.


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

I started with some Core'dinations Whitewash in a coral and used a brick embossing folder and sanding off the raised bricks to reveal the coral core.  Added some various floral die cuts in the colors from our challenge and stamped the sentiment in blue on tan cardstock.  Put it all together on to a blue card base.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our 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 14, 2022

Just Us Girls #632 - Trend Week

 It's time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Carol M. is our hostess and has challenged us to make a shaped card, anything goes except a square or rectangle.

Come on over to JUGS to see the shaped cards created by our fabulous Guest Designer, Deborah Wheeler and the rest of the amazing Design Team.


I searched through all of my dies and came up with this game controller.  This took a few tries to get the cut just right.  Pieced together all of the buttons and added the sentiment with a label maker.


Come share your shaped cards with us and you could be chosen as our 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.


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sketch in Gold

 A simple thinking of you card. Inspired by a few challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches  



Using linen cardstock as a base, swiped a Golden Glitz ink pad directly on the base.  Die cut three leafy dies from Simply Graphic in some embossed gold cardstock that's been in my stash for a very long time.  Stamped the sentiment from Mudra with Versamark on black and heat embossed with gold ep.

Any thoughts?   I would love to know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Just Us Girls #631 - Word Week

 It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has chosen the perfect word for us this week.


Since this is the beginning of a new month, that means it's time for a new Guest Designer.  A big welcome to Deborah Wheeler!  Check out JUGS to see all the pretty flower creations from Deborah and the rest of the amazing Design Team.

Pretty simple.  Used alcohol inks on some acetate and die cut with a Concord & 9th flower die.  Added a drop of yellow Nuvo Drops to the center.  Adhered to a piece of gray striped paper printed from Melstampz.  Stamped the happy birthday in black and used a word window punch.  Put it together on a yellow card base.

Come share you flower 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, April 30, 2022

Just Us Girls #630 - Wild Card Week

 We have a 5th Saturday this month, so that means it's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls where the hostess can choose anything at all for our challenge!  Lisa K. has chosen to challenge us with making a tri-fold card!


Sadly, this is our last week with Mac Mable as our Guest Designer and I would like to say THANK YOU for taking the time to join us this past month with all of your amazing creations!  Come check out JUGS to see what Mac Mable and the rest of the Design Team have created with a tri-fold.






This was definitely a challenge for me!  I had a really hard time wrapping my head around this one and had many failed attempts.  Used an unknown circle/candle die, lined up the other circles over the first two panels.  Framed the first 2 circles with blue and green frames.  Added the die cut happy which I covered with some clear gloss on the front and stamped the remaining sentiments on the next 2 panels.

Come share your tri-fold 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.