Saturday, November 17, 2018

Just Us Girls #467 - Color Week

Hi everyone!  Vicki chose these fabulous colors for our Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.  I really had fun with them!
 
I just got these stamps from Concord and 9th the other day and couldn't wait to use them.  I thought these colors would work beautifully with these images.  I stamped and die cut the hat and scarf then colored them in the challenge colors.  The face was stamped directly onto the panel and colored.  I added the hat and scarf.  You can't really see it, but I stamped and embossed some snowflakes with a frosted crystal embossing powder.  It is very subtle but pretty.  This girl reminds me of my niece, and she will get this at Christmas.
 
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our November guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Recipe
Stamps:  Winter Wear (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bermuda bay
Ink:  Gina K amalgam black, Versamark, copic markers
Accessories:  Winter Wear dies (C&9th), wonky stitches (Avery Elle), frosted crystal embossing powder, star dust stickles, fun foam


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Just Us Girls #466 - Trend Week

So when was the last time you used bleach?  In the wash or for crafting?  I must admit I've used it more in laundry than in crafting, but there's always a first time, right?  Just Us Girls wants you to use bleach on your cards.  There are a variety of ways to do this as well!
 
I watched this video by Gina K to get my inspiration.  You can't really tell I used bleach on these flowers because I die cut them.  In Gina's video, she stamped a few flowers on brown cardstock but didn't die cut them so you can see the difference in the color of the cardstock after the bleach was applied.  I think you can kind of see the difference on mine if you look at the very edges.  They are darker because I didn't apply the bleach beyond the embossed area.  I'm loving these block print stamps from Altenew.  They frame the card so nicely.  I stamped and die cut some leaves in some fall colors and added the sentiment and sequins to finish it off.  I think I should have used bolder colors for them because the brown flowers really stand out!  Oh well!
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our November guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Floral Art and Block Print (Altenew), Autumn Adornment (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, early espresso
Ink:  Versamark, shea butter, bellini, mandarin spice, icing on the cake (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Floral Art dies (Altenew), stitched rectangle (MFT), black embossing powder, bleach, crystal, dimensionals, fun foam 


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time Out #122 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hello all!  It's time for a new challenge over at Time Out.  This time it's our Home Sweet Home challenge.  And please notice our new blog look!  It was time for a change and we think it's very cool!
 
Here's a close up of the photo to use as inspiration for the challenge.
 
We are sponsored by Altenew for this challenge.  I've used two of their stamp sets on my card...Holiday Bow and Block Print.  I've also used some of their inks.
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For inspiration, I chose the colors of red, gray, and white (my bow looks much more red in person) and the greenery in the wreath and tree.  The background stamp reminded me of the gray pillow on the bed.  That sentiment stamp (from Concord & 9th) fit perfectly below the background stamp.  I added some Wink of Stella shimmer to the bow and berries. 
 
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Mughda, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Bow and Block Print (Altenew), Ornamental (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, parrot and olive (Altenew), coral cabana, rockin' red, shea butter, icing on the cake, twilight (C. Pooler), cornflower blue (W.V. archival)
Accessories:  Holiday Bow dies (Altenew), stitched rectangle die (MFT), Wink of Stella, fun foam, dimensionals



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Just Us Girls #465 - Word Week

Hi friends!  The challenge at Just Us Girls is the Word challenge.  Sue chose the word music.
 
I thought this Christmas stamp and die set would be a good fit for the challenge.  I started by creating the night sky with oxide inks on Bristol cardstock.  I spritzed it with water and then spattered it with white Copic ink.  I die cut the snow drifts from white glitter cardstock and the silhouettes from black cardstock.  I added the sentiment and moon, stars, and music notes in black ink. 
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for November, Claire, on the JUGs blog
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Here We Come A-Caroling (C. Pooler)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, glitter white (SSS)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, dusty concord oxide inks
Accessories:  C.Pooler dies, stitched rectangle die (MFT), snow drift dies (MFT), copic white ink, dimensionals 


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Just Us Girls #464 - Photo Week

Hi everyone!  Vicki chose a fun photo for our Photo Week challenge at Just Us Girls!  Love all that deep red color paired with white.  So striking!
 
I loved that deep red, and SU's cherry cobbler cardstock (do they still sell this color?) was the perfect deep red color.  I die cut this beautiful mandala and the sentiment from white cardstock and spritzed them with shimmer.  The sentiment was die cut four times and stacked.  I added some white Nuvo drops to finish off the card.  This die is very intricate, but die cut beautifully with the Gemini Jr.  So glad I purchased it!
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our October guest, Linda, on the JUGs blog.  This is Linda's last challenge with us for this month.  She did a fabulous job in all of our challenges this month!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Paper;  Recollections white, cherry cobbler
Accessories:  Layered Mandala die (Paper Rose), Joy Wreath die (C. Pooler), stitched rectangle die (MFT), shimmer spritz, Nuvo drops, fun foam 


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time Out #121 - Inspired by Words

 Hi everyone!  This week's Time Out Inspired by Words challenge is based on this quote.  Perfect for this time of year.
 
We are sponsored by Stamplorations for this challenge, and I'm using their Blossom Sprays #2 stamp on my card.
 
This is a beautiful stamp!  I enjoyed pulling out my copic markers and coloring.  My inspiration for the colors came from a paper pack my friend Cheryl gifted me the other day.  I was going to use one of the papers on the bottom of the card, but I just couldn't because it sort of clashed with the pretty image.  I'll use the paper another time.  I added Star Dust stickles on the centers of all the flowers and sequins. 
 
 You can see more from the Time Out design team on the Time Out blog.
 
I'm also entering this into the Color Throwdown challenge.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Blossom Sprays #2 (Stamplorations), Wreath Builder (Gina K Designs)
Paper:  Neenal solar white, desert storm
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, copic markers
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), sequins, star dust stickles, fun foam

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Just Us Girls #463 - Color Week

Hi friends!  I'm the hostess at Just Us Girls this week for our color challenge.  I chose blue, purple, and green for this challenge.
 
I chose some Concord & 9th stamp sets to use for this card.  I stamped the thank you in the three challenge colors and the second part of the sentiment in black.  The background uses a turnabout stamp and I once again used the three challenge colors and black.  The sentiment was die cut also in black and was matted offset so it would stand out a little bit more.  I spritzed the entire panel with shimmer spritz (a little too much for my liking...it sort of splotched the sentiment).
 
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our October guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Triple-Step Thank You and Polka Dot Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Something borrowed, lime rickey, flirty fuchsia (C.Pooler)
Accessories:  Triple-Step Thank You die, dimensionals, shimmer spritz, MISTI 
 

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