Saturday, May 23, 2015

Just Us Girls #294 - Photo Week

Hello friends!  Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Do you have any plans?  I'm planning on relaxing at our cabin with family and friends. 
This week is Photo Week over at Just Us Girls, and I'm the hostess this week.  I chose this picture that I just fell in love with!
Here's a close-up.  What inspiration can you take from this beautiful entry way?
*paint the inside of the door* Pin Obsessed: Favorite Finds - This Silly Girl's Life
Here's my take on it.  I started by sponging some distress inks onto the front of my card base.  Then I die cut this cover plate (it reminded me of the design on the mirror in the photo), and added the flower, like in the rug.  The leaves were die cut from linen that I believe was stained with tea.  I found these stored with the dies.  It looked like the color of the floor.  I added some pearls and a sentiment on the banner. 
You can see more form our design team and our guest at these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Just Sayings (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, dried marigold and broken china distress inks
Accessories:  Twisted cover plate and ruby rose dies (PTI), trio banner dies (WPlus9), linen, pearls, Wink of Stella, dimensionals


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Just Us Girls #293 and a Surprise Birthday Party!

Hi everyone!  This week over at Just Us Girls we have our color week challenge!  Chris chose these fabulous colors to work with!  So pretty!
This is also a special post since there is a surprise birthday party going on for my Time Out friend and coordinator, Sandie Monroe.  If you'd like to wish her a happy birthday, like I'm doing here (Happy Birthday Sandie!), you can link up your card here.
Here's my card for Sandie using the fun JUGs colors.  I used four of them:  yellow, coral, green, and dark blue.  I started with this fun die from PTI called Sentiment Splits: Vertical.  I stamped each piece with a stamp set from PTI called Stamp-a-Faire 2014:  1940s.  I stamped the different elements in the four colors I chose.  The sentiment was stamped in black.  I love the fun colors and I hope Sandie loves it too!
You can see more inspiration from the JUGs team and our guest on these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Sentiment Splits and Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1940s (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Bahama blue, pear tart, dandelion, morocco (Memento Luxe), Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Sentiment Splits: Vertical (PTI), Wink of Stella, dimensional tape

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time Out Challenge #31 - Grunge with an Embossing Twist

Hi all!  We have a new Time Out Challenge for you this week.  It's grunge week, and there's a twist...use embossing!

Thankfully I had this Grunge Me set from PTI to help with this challenge.  I stamped some elements on the bottom half of the card in yellow and gray and the splatters on the top in Versamark ink.  Then I embossed them with white embossing powder (the twist!).  I added the circle which was stamped with the sentiment and more splatters.  Pretty grungy, don't ya think?  Cute little square card.
I'm also playing along in the Fusion Challenge, using both the photo and the sketch.
We are sponsored this week by Stamplorations.  They are giving a $10 voucher to the winner and another $10 randomly to someone who twists with us!
We also have Ksenija joining us this time around!  Welcome!
You can see more from the design team on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Grunge Me (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, basic gray
Ink:  Versamark, basic gray, daffodil delight
Accessories:  Circle die, white embossing powder, dimensionals


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Just Us Girls #292 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week over at Just Us Girls.  Vicki has chosen a tried and true trend - embossing. 
I chose to use wet and dry embossing.  When I was surfing blogs this week, I came across a card made to look like it was quilted (I cannot remember who it was that did this technique!).  What I did was punch out squares from coordinating paper.  Then I covered a piece of cardstock with adhesive and placed the squares on top  Then I ran it through an embossing folder to make it look quilted.  You'll be able to see the quilted look in the next picture.  Then I also embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder.  The flowers were cut with the button stacks die and I tied it up with floss.

Here's a close up of the "quilting".
I also used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.
You can see more from the team and our guest.
Thanks for stopping by:
Stamps: Communique Curves Sentiment (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, melon mambo, rich razzleberry, so saffron, Razzleberry Lemonade dp
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Embossing folder, Button Stacks die, white embossing powder, square punch, floss, dimensionals


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Just Us Girls #291 - Word Week

It's Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and my friend and fellow JUGs designer Cheryl chose "twine" as the word.
 I pulled out my template die for this project.  As I was putting it together, I realized how much I miss making things from templates!  When I was on the My Time Made Easy design team, I made some fabulous things from their templates.  Anyway, I purchased this Goodie Bag die a while ago and it's just so cute put together!  I found this Jillibean paper in my stash and die cut the bag die from it.  I tied the bag together with some baker's twine from The Twinery.
I cut a strip from the leftover piece and added  it to my card front.  I used a Spellbinder's die to cut the tag.  While it was still in the die, I sponged some Wild Honey ink on the tag.  The sentiment was die cut from the same paper as well as three other times from kraft paper for some dimension and added it to the tag.  I tied some twine to the tag and added some sequins to the card to finish it off.
I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout on the card.
You can see more inspiration from our design team and our new Guest Designer for May on these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Thanks All Ways (PTI)
Paper:  Vintage cream, Chilled Strawberry Soup (Jillibean)
Ink:  Memento rich cocoa, wild honey
Accessories:  Quote Tag die (Paper Smooches), Tag die (Spellbinders), Goodie Bag (Lawn Fawn), lemondrop bakers twine, sequins, dimensional tape, corner rounder


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time Out #30 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

This week's Time Out challenge is our Home Sweet Home challenge.  This is where we give you a photo of a room in a home to be inspired by.
Here's the fun picture we chose.  So much to be inspired by, don't you think?
I was inspired by the colors and the flowers, as well as this card by Barbara Anders.  I started with the stripes on the side.  It was created with a stencil and pearl modeling cream.  Then I went to work on the flowers.  I used dies from MFT and PTI.  The large leaf is also an MFTdie.  I added the sentiment and some sequins to finish it off.
PS...Totally forgot to mention we have Joyce joining us for this challenge!  Welcome Joyce!
You can see more on the Time Out blog.  We hope to see you playing along with us!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Motherly Love (Flourishes
Paper:  Recollection white, taken with teal, pale plum, bravo burgundy, more mustard
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Upsy Daisy and Prima Donna Petals (MFT); Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies (PTI), Clustered Leaves (SSS); dots and stripes stencil (Wendy Vecchi), pearl modeling cream (Viva), sequins, Wink of Stella, dimensionals



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Just Us Girls #290 - Photo Week

Happy Saturday!  It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls!  Maria chose a beautiful photo of spring-colored tulips!
Here's a closeup of the photo.
Now I know my card doesn't look like I took much inspiration from the photo, but I actually did.  I made this card for my MIL's birthday and she loves red. Since her birthday is in April, I thought spring (like the spring flowers in the photo) and I did add flowers to the card.  She loved it and I was happy!
I also used the Sweet Sunday sketch for my layout.
You can see more inspiration from the JUGs team and our guest on these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Quilted Spring, Ruby Rose, Women of Life (PTI)
Paper:  Vintage cream, Everyday Enchantment dp (SU)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, certainly celery, riding hood red
Accessories:  Quilted Spring die (PTI), Stitched Rounded Square die (MFT), sequins, foam tape 



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