Saturday, October 14, 2017

Just Us Girls #415 - Trend Week

Hi friends!  This week the trend at Just Us Girls is to make a window or peek-a-boo card.  Angie chose a great challenge...so many possibilities!
 
I wanted to copic color images, so I chose this new Stamptember stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and paired it with a die from My Favorite Things and some pattern paper.  (I have so much of it and need to use it!)  I sponged some ink on the background so it wasn't so white.  I added some Nuvo drops and the sentiment and was done.  Easy peasy!
 
You can see more from the design team and our October guest on the JUGs blog
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Hello Pumpkin (SSS)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bo Bunny dp
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, copic markers, antique linen distress ink
Accessories:  Hello Pumpkin dies (SSS), Nuvo drops, Spectrum Noir shimmer, Interactive stitched die (MFT), dimensionals


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time Out #94 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

 Hello everyone!  I love the Home Sweet Home challenge over at Time Out this week.  The photo is so pretty and so fall-ish!
 
Look at this pretty vase.  Love those orange pumpkins.
 
We are sponsored by Stamplorations this week, and I've used this cute pumpkin image from the Thankful for Autumn stamp set.  I felt like making a tag for this challenge.  I die cut the tag then stamped and masked the pumpkin.  Then I used a Tim Holtz stencil and inked it up with some Distress ink.  I colored the pumpkin image with copic markers, stamped the sentiment, and added Nuvo Drops, ribbon and twine bow.  There's also some Spectrum Noir shimmer on the pumpkin.
 
You can see more from the design team and our guest for this challenge, Janet, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Thankful for Autumn (Stamplorations)
Paper:  Neenah solar white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, walnut stain, antique linen, copic markers
Accessories:  Made with love tag 1 die (PTI), Nuvo drops, Spectrum Noir shimmer, ribbon, twine, Tim Holtz stencil, Inkadinkadoo masking paper

 
 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Just Us Girls #414 - Word Week

Hi everyone!  This week is Word Week over at Just Us Girls and Nancy chose "Light" as our word.  There's a bunch of ways this word can be interpreted.
 
I chose to make a set of four 4.25" square cards using lamps as the focal point in each one.  I've had this stamp set from Papertrey Ink for some time, and I don't know if it's ever seen ink!  I started by picking out an old paper pack from Stampin' Up and die cut a square frame from four different colors and also die cut the lamp shades from the same paper.  I stamped the lamp bases in coordinating colors.  Before I adhered the lamps to the card base, I masked off an area and sponged the "light" from the lamp in yellow ink.  I stamped two different sentiments, added sequins, and spritzed the card with shimmer spray.
 



 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest for October, Karola Rehnstrom, on the JUGs blog
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Lighten Up (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, Polka Dot Parade (SU)
Ink:  Melon (SSS), autumn rose and limeade ice (PTI), brocade blue and barely banana (SU), Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Lighten Up die (PTI), sequins, shimmer spritz, dimensional tape



Friday, October 6, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays #184

Hi friends!  The challenge this week over at CAS-ual Fridays is a sketch challenge.  There aren't as many sketch challenges around today as there were a few years ago, so I was very happy to have one to follow today.
 
I love these heart music notes and haven't used them yet, so I thought it would be good to use for this sketch.  I die cut it three times and stacked them for more dimension.  Then I went to work on the background.  I taped this fun stencil to some Bristol smooth white cardstock and used Distress inks to create the background.  That was matted onto some black cardstock.  I added the white strip stamped with the sentiment and added black sequins to finish it off. 
 
You can see more from the design team on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Big Treble (Cas-ual Fridays)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, twisted citron, salty ocean, peacock feathers
Accessories:  Double note die (Cas-ual Fridays), graphic pattern stencil (Hero Arts), Spectrum Noir shimmer, sequins, fun foam 

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