Saturday, July 30, 2016

Just Us Girls #354 - Wild Card: "Let's Hear it for the Girls!"

There's a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It's our Wild Card challenge and Nancy wants us to make a "girly" card.  Pink is girly, right?
 
I chose three shades of pink to create my card today.  The flamingo is a layering stamp, so I used the Mini Misti to help me stamp it correctly.  It also allowed me to stamp it a couple of times to get even coverage.  The background was stamped in the three pink colors as well.  The flamingo was die cut after stamping and also die cut from fun foam for dimension.  I stamped the sentiment, added the crystals, and rounded the corners. 
 
I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch as my starting point.
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest, Carol, on the JUGs blog.  This is Carol's last week guesting with us, and we'd like to thank her for joining us with her fabulous creations.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Color Layering: Flamingo (Hero Arts), Abstract Art (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, pretty in pink
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, pretty in pink, bubble gum, melon mambo, cornflower
Accessories:  Color Layering: Flamingo die (Hero Arts), Spectrum Noir crystal clear, crystals, fun foam, corner rounder, Mini Misti

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Just Us Girls #353 - Photo Inspiration

Hi all!  There's a new challenge up on the Just Us Girls blog!  It's photo inspiration week and Sue chose this golfing photo.  I started playing golf last year so this is right up my alley!
 
I purchased this golf cart stamp last year at a stamp show.  My good friend Tracy started golfing this year, and we've been golfing together.  She gave me a beautiful bracelet the other day for my birthday (a few months late!) and I wanted to send her a thank you card.  I thought this golf cart image would be cute to send to her.  I did some masking on this card.  I stamped the cart on the cardstock (several times using the Mini Misti!) and also on masking paper.  I also die cut some clouds from the masking paper.  The cart was covered with the mask and then I added the cloud masks.  I sponged some blue distress ink on the background, removed the masks, then colored the image with copic markers (we have the same clubs and our bags are blue).  The grass was created with a punch and adhered with some fun foam.  I added the sentiment (layered four times), some sequins, and Spectrum Noir crystal clear shimmer.
 
I'm also going to enter this in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
this one
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our July guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Golf Cart (The Artful Stamper)
Paper:  Recollections white, real red black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, copic markers
Accessories:  Cloud trio die (MFT), Thanks die (Impression Obsession), Martha Stewart grass punch, sequins, Spectrum Noir crystal clear, fun foam, Mini Misti

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time Out Challenge #62 - Home Sweet Home

Hi all!  I hope you are enjoying your summer!  I'm having a good time at my cabin with my hubby, golfing, and hanging out with the girls!
 
There's a new challenge over on the Time Out blog.  It's Home Sweet Home week where we provide a photo of a room in a house for your inspiration.

Here's the photo.  Lots of inspiration!

 
I happen to spy that framed alphabet hanging on the wall.  I just recently found this alphabet cover plate in my dies and knew that it would be perfect for this challenge!  I die cut it from black and then again from red cardstock.  I cut the A-E-I-O-U letters (I didn't see that the Y was also in red on the photo!) from the red cardstock and applied them over the black letters, like it is in the photo.  I debated what sentiment to put on it, when I realized I needed a graduation card.  Perfect!
 
You can see more from the Time Out DT and our guest for this challenge, Stephanie, on the Time Out blog
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, real red, black
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Alphabet cover plate (Lil' Inkers), Trio Banner die (WP9), white embossing powder, Nuvo crystal drops

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MFT Camp Create Day 5 - Background Bonanza

I have been participating in MFT's Camp Create and did the first four days, but forgot about the last day!  Thankfully I still had time to enter!  The last day was Background Bonanza, which means you had to create a background using smaller stamps.
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I looked through my MFT stamp sets and came across a few that had smaller stamps that I could create a background with.  I chose Geek is Chic using the sunglasses and then the heart came from Contempo Cage.  I stamped the glasses first in four different colors, then filled in with the heart.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine onyx black on vellum and embossed in clear embossing powder.  I wrapped it around the panel.  I added some clear sequins and Spectrum Noir crystal clear on the glasses for some sparkle.  I'm sending this to a friend who has a lot on her plate right now.  I hope it helps her "focus" on what's important!
 
Here's the badge I earned for this challenge!
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I also used the colors from Color Throwdown.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Geek is Chic and Contempo Cage (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, tangerine tango, vellum
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, kiwi kiss, brocade blue, lavender lace, tangerine tango
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, sequins, Spectrum Noir crystal clear, corner rounder, fun foam
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Just Us Girls #352 - Color Week

Happy Saturday!  It's time for another challenge at Just Us Girls!  It's color week, and Bobby chose these fun colors.
 
I've also been participating in the My Favorite Things Camp Create all week, and I'm on day 4 which is Magnificent Masking
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These colors were perfect for my masked background.  I die cut this cover plate from masking paper and sponged yellow, coral, and pink inks onto the cardstock.  Removing the mask is such a thrill to see the pattern emerge!  I then stamped the flower in the three colors and the leaves in a light green and the veins in pink.  The sentiment was die cut from cardstock and fun foam and then I added shimmer to it.  I used a white gel pen to add dots to the flower center.  Those other white dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops.
 
Here's my badge I earned for participating in this challenge.
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You can see more from the JUGs design team and our July guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Flashy Flowers (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, melon mambo
Ink:  Squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, picked raspberry (distress inks); dandelion, morocco, rose bud, pear tart (Memento Luxe)
Accessories:  Fishnet cover up die (MFT), happy birthday die (MFT), Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Spectrum Noir crystal clear shimmer, dimensional tape, fun foam, Mini Misti

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

MFT Camp Create Day 3 - Inlaid Made Easy

Hi friends!  I'm participating in MFT's Camp Create and I'm a day behind again!  My hubby and I went to a movie this afternoon.  We saw Nice Guys with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.  It was really good!  It was at the cheap shows (only $5 for the two of us!) and we weren't sure if it was going to be good or not, but we really enjoyed it!
 
Back to stamping!  This  challenge is called Inlaid Made Easy.  I love inlaying die cuts!
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I took out the Jumbo Mod Borders stamp and stamped it twice in two different colored green inks.  I used the Misti to stamp each color a couple of times and to line it up straight.  Then I die cut the word thanks from it and some fun foam and inlaid it back into the panel.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom and added enamel dots. 

You can see the die cut a little better here as well as the shimmer I added to it. 
 
I used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.
 
Here's my badge for this challenge!
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I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with the last two days of the MFT Camp Create challenges!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Jumbo Mod Borders and Sending Thanks (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Jellybean and Fern (SSS), Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Many Thanks die (MFT), fun foam, enamel dots, Spectrum Noir crystal clear pen

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Time Out Challenge #61 Reminder

Happy Thursday!  I'm here with a card to remind you of our current Time Out challenge.  We have another week for you to enter!
The challenge is an Inspired by Words challenge.  Here's the quote you can be inspired by:
Anthony J. D'Angelo
 
Flowers mean sunshine to me.  They thrive on it, so that is what inspired me about this quote.  I made a card earlier this week with these same flowers.  I had these colored and wanted to use them for this challenge.  I colored them with copics and added lots of shimmer to them and the bee.  And that bee...I'm so in love with it!

 
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Fly By Friends (MFT), The Skinny (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, SU pattern paper, vellum
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, copic markers
Accessories:  Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle), Nuvo crystal drops, fun foam, Spectrum Noir crystal clear shimmer

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