Saturday, November 26, 2022

Just Us Girls #660 - Photo Week

 It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Carol is our hostess and has chosen this gorgeous Christmas scene photo for our inspiration.  This is also our last challenge for this year.  We will be taking a break for the holiday season, but will be back the first Saturday in January of the new year.

A huge thank you to Karren Johnson for joining us this past month as our fabulous Guest Designer!
Come check out JUGS to see what Karren and the rest of the Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.

I was inspired by the tree with the beautiful blue ornaments and touches of gold.  I went CAS with this.  Stamped the pine boughs with green ink then stamped the ornament from Gina K in a royal blue ink then with Versamark and heat embossed with a sparkly blue embossing powder.  After the first layer cooled, stamped the little stars with Versamark and heat embossed with gold ep.  Sentiment from Gina K stamped in a royal blue.  Die cut the frame 3 times and mounted over the image panel and adhered to a linen 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, November 19, 2022

Just Us Girls #659 - Color Week

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Carol Mayne has chosen a beautiful and classy color combo for our inspiration!


Come over to JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Karren Johnson and the rest of the amazing Design Team have used these colors on their creations.


Die cut the star circle on shimmer cardstock and added some gold ink to the stars.  Die cut a circle and colored with a gold Sharpie and framed the stars.  Die cut some greenery and sponged on a little green ink and arranged above the stars.  Die cut a bow in red 3 times and cut them apart and arranged them to make the bigger bow then covered with red Stickles.  Added a drop of gold Liquid Pearls to the center of the bow.  Put it all together on a red card base.

Come join us with your 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, November 12, 2022

Just Us Girls #658

 It's time for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and Lisa K is challenging us to make a matching envelope for your card.


Come over to JUGS to see some great ideas for making a matching envelope for your card, Karren Johnson, our fabulous Guest Designer, along with the rest of our amazing Design Team have created some pretty amazing envelopes.


I recently saw some amazing ideas for using vellum by Jennifer McGuire.  Snowflakes embossed on vellum then die cut the front of the purple card base to make a frame then adhered the vellum to the opening and adhered another purple frame to the backside of the front panel.  Die cut the big snowflake from some Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust glitter paper and die cut the Tim Holtz "merry" from the same purple, but felt it needed a little something, so I covered the sentiment with some Nuvo drops giving it iridescent look.  I used the same snowflake embossing folder on the flap of the envelope and rubbed some Brilliance purple ink over the raised snowflakes.

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, November 5, 2022

Just Us Girls #657 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen the word Fence to inspire us this week!

It's the start of a new month and that means that we have a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome Karren Johnson! Hop on over to JUGS to see all of the fences created by   and the rest of the amazing Design Team!


I know that Halloween is over, but this is one of the cards I made for one of my grandsons.  Once again using some patterned paper from my stash which I thought worked well for this spooky little scene.  The mummies are from There She Goes, spider and bats are punches and the fence is an unknown die.  Added some black Stickles to the spider and some Gina K clear gloss to the bats.

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 29, 2022

Just Us Girls #656 - Wild Card Week

 This is the fifth Saturday of the month, so that means it's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Carol Mc has chosen to challenge us to make some Holiday Gift Cards!

Since this is the last week of the month, we sadly have to say goodby to our fabulous Guest Designer, Lynne Jardine.  Thank you Lynne for joining us this past month with all of your amazing creations!
Now, come on over to JUGS to see all of the Holiday Gift Cards created by Lynne and the rest of the talented Design Team.



Using up bits and pieces laying around on my desk.  A leftover piece of a blue sprayed piece paired up with a piece of leftover snowflake border by Tim Holtz, some small pieces of patterned paper and some more snowflakes that were already die cut paired up with the gnome from a Gina K set and added the Tim Holtz Santa hat and the last one is a toner sheet from Gina K foiled with red and green then added some strips of the striped scraps trying to line them up around the greeting.  All were tied with some Baker's twine that I seem to have a lot of.

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, October 22, 2022

Just Us Girls #655 - Photo Week

 It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Cecile is our hostess and has chosen this awesome photo for our inspiration!

Come on over to JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Lynne Jardine and the rest of the JUGS Design Team were inspired by this fabulous photo.

Playing with a few dies from Reverse Confetti and Simply Graphic made this come together quickly!  Sentiment is also from Reverse Confetti.  Using Kraft, Ivory and Apricot cardstock.

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.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

More Halloween

 Still working on Halloween cards for my grandsons and I was using some old stamps from my stash and used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  And since I actually was shopping through my stash, it fits the Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge - Frightfully Delightful.





I started off by randomly sponging Distress Inks on the background in purple, blue and black.  Splattered some white shimmer mist on top.  Stamped the spider circle from Studio G that I have had forever and never inked and heat embossed then sponged on some more Distress Inks in yellows then die cut. Stamped the sentiment from There She Goes (another set from my stash) with Versamark and heat embossed in purple and yellow.

Thanks for taking a closer look!














Saturday, October 15, 2022

Just Us Girls #654 - Color Week

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

Come on over to JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Lynne Jardine and the rest of the talented Design Team have created using these colors.


Digging through my patterned paper once again and found this notebook look paper which is a light blue striped with a single orange stripe and the light orange striped polka dot paper.  Die cut the star from a Stamplorations shaker die in a metallic light blue paper and the back from the light orange polka dots.  Filled with some chunky glitter and a few orange sequins and die the string from some brown cardstock.  Stamped in orange and die cut the Hi and adhered to the front of the balloon.  I will be sending this off to my grandson at college with a little cash tucked inside.


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, October 14, 2022

Trick or Treat

 Making Halloween cards for my grandsons and ran across this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches which worked perfectly for this grim reaper.


Grim Reaper and sentiment are from There She Goes.  Sponged some purple Distress Ink over the striped piece.  The background is Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock which has been in my stash for a very long time and embossed with the star background then sanded to reveal the purple core.  Put it all together on a purple card base.

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love know what you think.




Saturday, October 8, 2022

Just Us Girls #653 - Trend Week

 It's Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to be the hostess and I have chosen to challenge everyone to make a Clean And Simple card.

Come on over to JUGS to see what our talented Guest Designer, Lynne Jardine and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created in the CAS style.


Using my new die from Scrapbook.com.  Die cut from red and white glitter cardstock and inlaid the glitter letters into the red frame.  The Santa hat is from Tim Holtz Crazy Birds accessories, colored with Prismacolor markers and paper pieced some of the glitter cardstock on the fur pieces.  The card base is cut from linen cardstock.

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 1, 2022

Just Us Girls #652

 It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Ina is challenging us to use up some of our scraps.

Since this is the start of a new month, that means a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome Lynne Jardine!  Check out JUGS to see how Lynne and the rest of the talented Design Team have used some of their scraps.

I have so many leftover/scrap pieces, so I went digging through my many boxes and found this background piece and sentiment and went with that.  The snowflake flourish is new to me by Hero Arts and die cut from Lawn Fawn Pixie cardstock

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Cheers to 70 Years

 My birthday card for my "Old Man"!

Using the color scheme from Color Hues

And for the Distressing Challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz


Started with some yellow polka dot patterned paper and stamped the big 7-0 in brown ink.  Stamped the bottle from Bottleful by Altenew in Distress Oxide Scattered Straw and brown ink then sponged the edges with Distress Tea Dye.  Stamped the flourish in brown ink and adhered the bottle.  Stenciled the brown stripes down the left side and added to a brown card base.

Do you think he will like it?  Thanks for stopping by!







Saturday, September 24, 2022

Just Us Girls #651

 It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has chosen a beautiful photo for our inspiration!


Check out JUGS to see how this photo inspired our fabulous Guest Designer Julie Beech and the rest of the amazing Design Team.


Looking at the sunlight shining on those leaves made me want to add some shine to my card, hence a shaker card with shiny sequins!  Also using up some of my patterned paper stash.   Die cut the frame 3 times in Gina K Honey Mustard and Warm Cocoa and a third from kraft which was heat embossed with Spice ep and staggered them.  Die cut the leaves from watercolor paper which was misted with Lindy's Magicals.  The patterned papers are from the Old World stacks by DCWV that I have had forever.  Added the die cut and heat embossed hello and stamped the autumn which was part of a larger sentiment by masking off the rest of the stamp and die cut with a banner 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.

I'm also adding this to a couple of other challenges.



Saturday, September 17, 2022

Just Us Girls #650 - Color Week

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen the perfect color combo for this time of year!

Check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Julie Beech and the rest of the Design Team have used these awesome fall colors.



This started off with the Concord & 9th leaf and sentiment which were both heat embossed and the leaf watercolored with Altenew watercolor pens in oranges. Die cut the unknown burlap piece from brown cardstock.  The background was spritzed with brown and green Archival ink sprays for a splattered effect then mounted onto a sage green card base.

Come 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, September 10, 2022

Just Us Girls #649 - Trend Week

It's time for trend week at Just Us Girls and Carol Mayne is our hostess and is challenging us to use Repetition on our creations!
Come check out JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Julie Beech and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with Repetition.





Used the number from Gina K Lots of Dots Alphabet to stamp 20 three times in dark purple ink in the openings of the polka dot panel which was die cut with a Simon Says Stamp die.  Added the die cut + between the 20's.   Added the unknown balloon cluster inking the balloon parts with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink for some shimmer.  On the inside I stamped the big 60 - unknown and the sentiment from Reverse Confetti.
This is for a close friend for her 60th birthday.

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, September 3, 2022

Just Us Girls #648 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to host the challenge and the word I have chosen is Basket.  There are many types of baskets out there, what type of basket will you use?


And since this is the first challenge on the month, that means a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome Julie Beech!  Come check out the JUGS blog to see how Julie and the rest of the design team have used Baskets in their creations.


Now that school has started, when I think of the word basket it makes me think of basketball and I can't wait for the season to start.  I downloaded a clipart image of a basketball going through the basket and colored it with Prismacolor markers.  Added the die cut letters for the sentiment and a few silver metallic stars.  This is going to be my little grandson's birthday card, all 6'8" of him.

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.


Thursday, September 1, 2022

Shine Bright

 I am thrilled to be Guest Designing with the amazing team at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge this month!  The challenge this month was something I have never done before and found it to be so much fun to do.  The challenge this month is to use gesso and stencils.



Started by stenciling with gesso through a star stencil onto some white linen cardstock.  Sponged on some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and buffed with a soft cloth which left the stars white.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts in Memento Danube Blue ink.  Die cut the panel and layered onto a white linen card base.

I sent this off to my oldest Grandson who is starting college knowing that he is definitely going to shine bright in his college career!  I also tucked in a little bit of cash to pay for his first pizza.


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Just Us Girls #647 - Photo Week

 It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa E. has chosen a perfect photo for our inspiration!


Since this is the last week of the month, we sadly have to say goodby to our fabulous Guest Designer, Cathy Roffey.  Thank you Cathy for playing along with us this past month with all of your awesome creations!  Now, come on over to JUGS to see how this photo inspired Cathy and the rest of the amazing Design Team!


When I think of back to school, it makes me think about the big chalkboard at the front of the classroom.  The background is stenciled with WPlus9 white ink then stamped the sentiment from Unity in the same white and then stamped again with Distress Oxide Broken China. Rubbed some white chalk around the sentiment.   Added some die cut stars and layered with red and blue onto a yellow 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 for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


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.