Saturday, April 21, 2018

Just Us Girls #437 - Color Week

Hey friends!  How are you on the color purple?  It's not my favorite, but I do like a challenge.  It's color week at Just Us Girls and Carol has chosen to prominently use purple on your card.


I must say I'm loving the purple!  I started with another stamp set I've had for a while that I haven't used.  This is a layering marble set from Waffle Flower and I could have done a better job with it had I watched their video tutorial.  But I do like the outcome mostly.  After stamping a much larger piece of cardstock, I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  I die cut another panel in an orchid card stock to mat it on.  Then I stamped the flower and leaves in black.  I didn't want to add any other colors and I thought coloring it in purple would be too much (at least for me!).  I did color the middle of the flower with a light purple copic.  Then I die cut the sentiment four times from black card stock and stacked them.  That and the center of the flower received some shimmer!  And of course to finish it off, I added some purple crystals (there they are again!).
 
I'm also entering this in the Creative with Stamps challenge.
 
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our April guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Layering Marble (Waffle Flower); Bloomin' Bouquet (C. Pooler)
Paper:  Recollections white, orchid opulence, black
Ink:  Sweet sixteen, pixie dust, flirty fuchsia, Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle dies (MFT), wet paint cuts die (PTI), Pretty Pink Posh crystals, Spectrum Noir shimmer, dimensional tape 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time Out Challenge #107 Reminder

Hi everyone!  Today is my birthday!  Pretty soon I'm not going to be acknowledging this day because I don't want to admit how old I'm getting!  Yikes!

Anyway, I'm posting today because the current Time Out challenge is in it's second week, and I have a reminder card to share.
 
The theme is spring and I found this pretty die and stamp set in my stash that has never been used (like most of the things in my stash!).  I thought it would work well for this challenge.  I first die cut the frame into white cardstock then stamped the coordinating stamps.  I cut a piece of gray cardstock to fit behind the white die cut panel and stamped the sentiment.  I spritzed the panel with shimmer before mounting it on the card base with fun foam.
 
I'm also entering this in the Creative with Stamps challenge.
 
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest, Kimberly, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Say It With Flowers (Pink Fresh Studio)
Paper;  Recollections white, gray
Ink:  Polished and eucalyptus (C. Pooler), versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Say It With Flowers die (Pink Fresh Studio), shimmer spritz, dimensional tape 


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Just Us Girls #436 - Trend Week

Hi everyone!  I'm the hostess for this week's Just Us Girls Trend Challenge.  I've chosen black and white stripes.  This seems to be very trendy lately and I love to use them!
 
I was off the first week of April for spring break and was organizing my "recent" stamp purchases (recent being a relative term...for instance, this one was purchased in the summer at a stamp show!).  Let's just say it's one that has never been used that I came upon in my stash.  Anyway, I figured it would be fun to use with the black and white stripes.  I stamped, die cut, and copic colored the bee.  I added shimmer to it also.  I prepared the main panel with the b&w stripes and the yellow strip.  These were die cut with a wonky stitches die.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white and the bee was mounted with dimensional tape to a stitched circle.  I stamped the little trail and added yellow crystals.  I'm loving these crystals!  I purchased all the colors from Pretty Pink Posh, so you'll be seeing a lot of them scattered on my future cards!  ;-)
 
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our April guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Build-a-Bee and Perfect Blend (Honey Bee)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, crushed curry
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versamark, copic markers
Accessories:  Build-a-Bee die (Honey Bee), wonky stitches die (Avery Elle), stitched circle die (SSS), Pretty Pink Posh crystals, Spectrum Noir shimmer, dimensional tape 


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time Out Challenge #107 - Theme: Spring

Hi friends!  The challenge over at Time Out is Spring theme.
 
This challenge is sponsored by Uniko Stamps, and I'm using this very pretty Spring Botanicals Snowdrop stamp set.  I stamped it onto Bristol smooth white cardstock and colored it with Zig markers.  I haven't used those in a while and it was fun to color this simple image.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink and die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  It's mounted on fun foam and I added some crystals.  Love the simplicity of this one!
 
I'm also entering this in the Creative with Stamps challenge.

You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Kimberly, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Spring botanicals snowdrop (Uniko)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth white
Ink:  Extreme black (MFT), Zig markers
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MF), crystals, fun foam


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Just Us Girls #435 - Word Week

Hey everyone!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls, and Ina has chosen the word "bold". 
 
I chose to go with a bold color palette.  I pulled out this new set from Altenew.  It's one of their cross stitch stamps and it's a layered one too.  So I stamped each layer in a different color and tried to do a sort of rainbow color scheme.  I stamped the sentiments in black ink and added some Nuvo drops.  To continue with the bold colors, I matted this panel on orange cardstock.  It's really bold and bright in person!
 
You can see more from our JUGs design team and a welcome to our April guest, Karren Johnson, on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Cross Stitch Flower and Mega Succulent (Altenew)
Paper:  Recollections white, only orange
Ink:  Tiara, orange twist, it's a girl, rockin' red, garden party, lime rickey (C.Pooler), Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle dies (MFT), Nuvo drops 


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sympathy

Hi friends!  I needed a sympathy card today (my elderly cousin passed away after an illness).  I pulled out this old wood block stamp (one of my favorites for a sympathy card that I cannot get rid of) and stamped it in black ink.  Then I die cut the floral image and stamped it with various inks a (it's a layered stamp set).  I added a piece of gingham pattern paper then the flower.  This panel and the yellow panel were die cut with stitched rectangle dies.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Sympathy (Paper Inspirations)
Paper:  Recollections white, barely banana
Ink:  Shea butter, tiara, sauna, eucalyptus (C. Pooler), Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle dies (MFT) 


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