Thursday, July 18, 2024

Just Us Girls #736 - Moodboard Week

 It's Moodboard Week at Just Us Girls and we have a fabulous moodboard chosen by Bobby that is full of inspiration.


Check out JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Cat Craig and the rest of our Design Team were inspired by this fun Moodboard.


I was inspired by the striped umbrella and the pineapples.  Stenciled the stripes with some aqua ink and stamped the scalloped border from a Gina K set with orange.  Stamped the pineapple from Concord & 9th Pop Art Pineapples in yellow with orange polka dots and the stem green, then die cut and put them together.  Decided to use a sentiment from the same set and stamped it directly onto the pineapple.  Put it together onto an orange card base.

Come share your creation with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, July 11, 2024

Just Us Girls #735 - Word Week

 It's time for our Word Week challenge at Just Us Girls and Carol Mc has chosen the perfect word for this time of year!


Hop on over to JUGS so see what our talented Guest Designer, Cat Craig and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created for Summertime!


Pack your bathing suits and bring your flip flops, sunglasses and beach ball, it's time for a pool party!
This is a very old set from Scraptrends called Summer Party.  I think it was the first clear stamp set I got and have no idea where I got it from.  Stamped the bathing suits in red ink and colored with alcohol markers.  Using different colored inks, tamped the flip flops, sunglasses and beach ball and colored them the same way.  Punched the sun and added some Wink of Stella yellow shimmer.  Stenciled the background with Hero Arts Tide Pool in on some light blue cardstock for a water effect.  Stamped the Gina K Ribbon Stripes (another very old set) in red.  Put it all together onto a yellow card base.

Come share your Summertime creations with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, July 4, 2024

Just Us Girls #734 - Color Week

 It's time for our Color Week at Just Us Girls and Stephanie has chosen a fresh combo for us to play with.



Since this is the start of a new month, that means a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome Cat Craig! Check out JUGS blog to see what Cat and the rest of the Design Team have created with these colors.


A Tequila Sunrise is what these colors screamed at me!  Die cut the drink glass twice, cutting from white and a watercolored piece trimming it down to fit in the glass and covered with clear glaze.  Die cut the circles from white glitter paper.  Stamped the sentiment using Lots of Dots alphabet set from Gina K in black on a piece of yellow vellum and heat embossed. The little dot by the sentiment was placed to cover a little smear.  Put it together on a piece of coral cardstock and matted with yellow then onto a white card base making a mini slimline.

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


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Just Us Girls #733 - Anything Goes Stencil Week

 It's my turn to be hostess at Just Us Girls for our Anything Goes Stencil Week!  Pull out those stencils and create anything that your heart desires.


Hop on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Jane Taylor and the rest of our talented Design Team have created with stencils this week.



One more graduation card!  Stenciled the stars on a white card base with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and Die cut the numbers from some gold stars mirrored cardstock and layered 3 deep.  Quick and simple!

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, June 20, 2024

Just Us Girls #732 - Moodboard Week

 It's Moodboard Week at Just Us Girls and Carol Mayne is our lovely hostess for this challenge and has chosen a fabulous Moodboard to inspire us.

Check out JUGS to see what our amazing Guest Designer, Jane Taylor and the rest of our talented Design Team have created with this Moodboard as inspiration.



I drew my inspiration from the lollypop in the upper right corner.  I've had this Unity set for a while and this was the perfect opportunity to use it.  Colored the lollypop with alcohol markers and Sakura Moonlight gel pens.  Found this polka dot paper in my stash and used those colors for the image.

Now it's your turn to share your creations with us and show us how you were inspired by the Moodboard.  You could be chosen as our next Winner 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, June 13, 2024

Just Us Girls #731 - Word Week

 It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Carol Mayne has chosen Celebrate, which is so perfect for so many different occasions.


Hop on over to JUGS to see how our Guest Designer, Jane Taylor and the rest of our Design Team are Celebrating.

Inked an old number embossing folder with Distress Oxide ink and ran through my Big Shot.  Die cut the balloons and colored them with alcohol markers.  Die cut the sentiment and colored with a dark green marker and die cut the shadow die with white glitter cardstock.  Put it together onto a white card base.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, June 6, 2024

Just Us Girls #730 - Color Week

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls with Carol Mc as our fabulous hostess and she has chosen a great color combo for our inspiration this week!

First I would like to welcome the very talented Jane Taylor as our Jane Guest Designer!  Now, come check out JUGS to see how Jane and the rest of our amazing Design Team have used these colors.


I was in need of another sweet 16 birthday card and thought these colors were perfect for the occasion. Started by stamping the polka dot background with a very old Cornish Heritage Farms background stamp in Hero Arts Bubble Gum Pink.  Stamped the balloons from Avery Elle with the pink and an aqua ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  The smaller balloon was stamped with a random polka dot circle and added the sweet 16 in pink.

Now it's your turn to show us your creations with these amazing colors.  You could be chosen as our next Winner 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, May 30, 2024

Just Us Girls #729 - CASE a DT Memeber

 It's a free for all for the Design Team at Just Us Girls this week!  You can CASE any of the featured cards on this week's challenge.




Another quick grad card.  Die cut the sentiment from Tim Holtz and stacked 3 deep.  Die cut the star twice from white glitter paper and orange and white polka dots, used the smaller star to die cut the center of the white glitter and placed over the orange.  Used a piece of black and white striped paper I printed from Melstampz and onto an orange card base.  

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, May 23, 2024

Just Us Girls #728 - Anything Goes Stencil

 Time to pull out those stencils again for Just Us Girls Anything Goes Stencil Week!


Hop on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Jenny Martin and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with their stencils.
It's that time of year for graduation parties and this was done in the school colors of the recipient.  Stars were stenciled onto the background using Brilliance yellow ink adding some shimmer.  Die cut the stars and Tim Holtz sentiment which was layered 3 times and put together onto a yellow card base. 

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, May 16, 2024

Just Us Girls #727 - Moodboard Week

 It's time for our Moodboard Week at Just Us Girls and Carol Mc. has chosen one full of inspiration!

Come check out JUGS to see how this Moodboard inspired our amazing Guest Designer, Jenny Martin and the rest of our talented Design Team.


I was inspired by the bicycle and added my own twist to it.  I have had that reverse cloud stamp in my collection forever and have never used it until now.  I inked with Distress Oxide ink in Speckled Egg (it wasn't quite what I had in mind), then stamped the bike over the bottom edge first masking off the flowers in the basket.  Added some Sakura Moonlight gel pen accents in pink and colored the basket with alcohol markers.

Come show us what inspires you from our Moodboard and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, May 9, 2024

Just Us Girls #726 - Word Week

 It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Stephanie has chosen the perfect for this time of year.


Hop on over to JUGS to see what our talented Guest Designer Jenny Martin and the rest of the fabulous JUGS team have created inspired by the word Garden.


I pulled out a very old Stampin'Up set.  Stamped the potted herbs and colored with alcohol markers.  I wanted to make a border of some sort and ended up with Lawn Fawn's gingham border stamped in Memento Pistachio ink.  I couldn't seem to find a color I liked to mat it, so I ended up coloring the edge of some white cardstock to match the pots.  Put it together onto a very old piece of Stampin'Up Vintage Violet.

Now it's your turn to share your Garden creations with us!  You could be chosen as our next Winner 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, May 2, 2024

Just Us Girls #725 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls with Bobby as our hostess and she has chosen a beautiful spring color combo for us to play with.


I would like to welcome Jenny Martin as our May Guest Designer!  Hop on over to JUGS to see what Jenny and the rest of our talented Design Team have created with these beautiful colors.

The 16 looks a little splotchy, but it was stamped with Brilliance ink with lots of shimmer to it and was hard to get a good photo.  Spritzed some white cardstock with some peach shimmer spray and used a punch for the flowers and added some Gunmetal Stickles to the centers.  The oval frame was sprayed with Distress Oxide spray in Hickory Smoke.  Stamped the sweet on some vellum with chalk ink in gray and punched out with a word window punch.  Put it together on a lavender striped piece and then onto a white card base.

Now it's your turn to share your creations with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, April 25, 2024

Just Us Girls #724 - Anything Goes Stencil

 It's Anything Goes Stencil Week at Just Us Girls and Carol M. is our hostess for this challenge.  The sky is the limit with this challenge!  Pull out your stencils and inspire us with your creations!

A huge Thank You to Colleen Begley for joining us as our Guest Designer this past month!  Just hop on over to JUGS for some fabulous inspiration from Colleen and the rest of our awesome Design Team.
This was inspired by the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Didedi's Crafty Corner to create an underwater scene.  I used a sunburst stencil for the light shining down through the water.  Blended numerous shades of blue Distress Inks on watercolor paper, splattered with water and then shimmer spray.  The octopus is an old one from Gina K and the seaweed is part of a larger die cut from green then shaded with a darker green and finally misted with some seafoam green shimmer spray.

Come share your stencil creations with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, April 18, 2024

Just Us Girls #723 - Moodboard Week

 It's time for our Moodboard Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has a fabulous Moodboard loaded with lots of inspiration!


Check out JUGS to see what our Guest Designer, Colleen Begley and the rest of our talented Design Team have created with the Moodboard as inspiration.


Using more AI ladies!  I was inspired by the 3 girls having fun, but my girls are slightly more colorful.  Their wine started out as cabernet, but after adding the glaze pen, which was labeled clear it became rose.  Added the celebrate which seemed appropriate for those girls toasting with their wine.  Used a piece of extremely old patterned paper from my stash.

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


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Just Us Girls #722 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa is our hostess and chosen the perfect word for this month, Rain!


Hop on over to JUGS to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Colleen Begley and the rest of our fabulous Design Team have created with Rain as our inspiration.



Using random stamps from my stash that have never been inked.  Stamped the cloud in gray then masked and stamped the waterdrops in Brilliance Blue giving some shimmer.  The sentiment is computer generated and printed on vellum.  Matted onto a piece of blue cardstock and onto a gray card base.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, April 4, 2024

Just Us Girls #721 - Color Week

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has picked some fabulous colors for us to play with!


The first challenge of the month means a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome Colleen Begley!  Now hop on over to JUGS to see what Colleen and the rest of our fabulous Design Team have created with these colors.


One more for my Aunt's 100th birthday!  She definitely rocks!  Using a Golden Oldie from Art Impressions.  Stamped white polka dots onto some purple cardstock and some orange speckles onto some yellow cardstock.  Stamped the image onto those stamped pieces and cut our the pants and umbrella and paper pieced onto the main image.  The rest is colored with alcohol markers.  Added the sentiment on a strip of white and added the sun which was a punch using some shimmer mustard cardstock.  Matted with some orange and placed onto a purple card base.

Come join us with your creation and you could be chosen as our Next Winner 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, March 28, 2024

Just Us Girls #720 - Anything Goes Stencil

 It's time for our Anything Goes Stencil Challenge at Just Us Girls!  I can't wait to see all of the creative ways you all use stencils on your projects this week.



Thank you Tracey McNeely for joining us this past month with all of your awesome designs!  Hop on over to JUGS to see what Tracey and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with stencils this week.


Stenciled the zebra stripes across the background from some random stencil I picked up at Walmart.  Added the giraffe from Tattered Lace die cut from some goldish shimmer cardstock and shaded in some browns.  Sentiment is from an old Gina K set Wild at Heart.  Matted with some black and onto a Gina K Mustard card base.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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, March 14, 2024

Just Us Girls #718 - Word Week

 It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and we are collaborating with Time Out Challenges for the next 2 weeks!  By entering our challenge, you will automatically join at Time Out Challenges.  

Your project will gain twice the visibility... You will double your chances to be chosen as a design team favorite and your project may be showcased in one of the challenge blogs. Whether you join from Time Out or from Just Us Girls you also have a chance to win $25.00 store credit to Waffle Flower Crafts


Check out JUGS to see what Tracey McNeely and the rest of our Design Team have created with Birds and also jump on over to Time Out Challenges for even more inspiration.

This is for my amazing Aunt who is turning 100 very soon.  For her 90th she was disappointed that she didn't get any funny/humorous cards, so ever since then I have tried to humor her!  She is still going strong!  She lives alone, still drives (bought a new car a year ago), is in good health and sharp as a tack!

This started with Gina K Inspiration Mosaic and then stamped the birds, leafy branches, and footprints into the blocks by masking off as needed.  Colored all the birds with alcohol markers all on a Gina K heavyweight card base (no bleed through).  It was too plain, so masked off and blended green Distress Ink around the edge.

Come play along with us and Time Out and you could be chosen as our next Winner of the Week and or a winner over at Time out.  If you are our WOW then you would become eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.


Thursday, March 7, 2024

Just Us Girls #717 - Color Week

 The beginning of a new month and that means it's time for our Color Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Stephanie has chosen the perfect color combo!

And since this is the beginning of a new month, that means it's time for a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome Tracey McNeely!  Come on over to JUGS to see what Tracey and the rest of the talented Design Team have created with this color combo.

He's all decked out in green and lime!  The flag added the additional color of red.  I'm counting the brown on his beard as a neutral.

Come share you creation with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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 29, 2024

Just Us Girls #716 -CASE a DT Member

 This week is our CASE a DT Member at Just Us Girls with Carol Mc as our hostess.  You can CASE any of the cards from this week's post on our blog.


Check out JUGS for inspiration from our amazing Design Team. Who will you choose to CASE? 


This is for one of my grandsons for his 10th birthday.  I found this black and white patterned paper from Mel McCarthy on Flickr which I thought paired perfectly with the game controller.  Die cut the game controller and all of the pieces and put it all together.  Added a pow type image which was stamped, fussy cut and covered with some Stickles.  Added the colored strips to match the controller and stamped the sentiment.  

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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 22, 2024

Just Us Girls #715 - Anything Goes Stencil Week

 It's time for Anything Goes Stencil Week at Just Us Girls with our wonderful hostess Bobby!

This is our last week with our Guest Designer, Denise Morgans and I would like to say THANK YOU for joining us this past month with all of your fabulous designs!  Now, hop on over to JUGS to see what our talented Guest Designer, Denise and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with stencils this week.


Started with some gray cardstock and used a cobblestone stencil with some texture paste.   The sentiment is from Scrapbook.com stamped on some vellum with Stazon black ink.  Die cut the open heart and placed the vellum over the right side and under the left side of the heart and adhering to the back side of the stenciled panel.  Layered onto a white card base.

Come play along with us and you could become our next Winner 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 15, 2024

Just Us Girls #714 - Moodboard Week

 It's time for our Moodboard Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a beautiful one for our inspiration.


Come check out our JUGS blog to see what our fabulous Guest Designer, Denise Morgans and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with the Moodboard as inspiration.

A little recycling going on, the background is the top of a Kleenex box which I thought picked up the colors and the water look from the Moodboard.  Die cut an oval in white to cover the raw edge of the opening.  I was playing around and smeared purple and blue Distress Oxide inks over some white cardstock, then embossed with a bubble ef which I inked with some more DO ink before embossing.  I didn't like the original effect, so sprayed that embossed panel with some Seafoam shimmer spray.  Matted with some very old SU Vintage Violet.  Stamped the shells from Gina K onto some patterned paper and fussy cut then used Prismacolor pencils on the shell in the front for more definition.  Added the sentiment that was stamped in teal ink and die cut and put it all together onto a blue card base.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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 8, 2024

Just Us Girls #713 - Word Week

 It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Elizabeth has chosen the perfect word with Valentine's Day right around the corner - Love!

Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer Denise Morgans and the rest of our Design Team have created for LOVE.

And yes, this is another masculine Valentine since I have all grandsons.  Found this piece of striped cardstock in my stash and die cut the sentiment from the striped piece in the opposite direction that I used it on the background.  Die cut the shadow die in red.  Had the big heart laying in my pieces bowl and added a little mirrored heart from the same stash.  Stamped the you, which is actually part of a larger sentiment, die cut it and then fussy cut just the you.  Matted with the same red and the shadow and put it together onto a kraft card base.

Come play along with us at JUGS and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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 Male Room - Valentine/Use a Heart


And it is also a fit for the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - Love






Thursday, February 1, 2024

Just Us Girls #712 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and I am the hostess.  Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I have chosen some very classic colors to help get those cards done.  And it doesn't have to be a Valentine's card, do whatever these colors inspire you to make.


First, I would like to welcome the talented Denise Morgans as our Guest Designer for the month of February!
Come on over to JUGS to see what Denise and the rest of our amazing Design Team have created with this color combo.



Pretty simple!  I had this piece of alcohol ink background laying on my desk with red and pink.  Die cut the hearts, die cut the row of 3 squares and layered onto some gold glitter cardstock.  Added the strip sentiment stamped in red and put it together onto a white card base.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Winner 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 would like to enter this at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge as well, using the left column:  heart, red and punch or die cut.