Saturday, July 21, 2018

Just Us Girls #450 - Color Week

Hi all!  It's my turn as hostess for the Just Us Girls Color Week.  I hope you like these!

I'm going to a bridal shower tomorrow so these colors were perfect.  I started by stamping the leaf frame with an aqua ink and then overstamping it with the same color using the second layering stamp.  Then I did the same for the flowers using a pink ink.  I tried to use two different inks for the frame and flowers, but I just couldn't get the right colors together.  So I just used the one color and stamped it several times the for the second layer to get a darker impression.  For the background, I used a turnabout dotted stamp.  I was going to stamp it more times, but I liked it stamped just once.  The frame and flowers were die cut with the coordinating dies.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink, and I finished it off with sequins and shimmer spritz.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our July guest, Julia, on the JUGS blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Laurel Frame and Polka Dot turnabout  (Concord & 9th), sentiment (Printworks)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Hawaiian shores, It's a Girl
Accessories:  Laurel Frame dies, sequins, shimmer spritz, dimensionals

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time Out #114 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hey friends!  There's a new Time Out challenge and it's our Home Sweet Home challenge.
This is the photo from a room we want you to use to get your inspiration.  Love the beachy and cool tones of this room!
I chose to use the colors as my inspiration.  We are sponsored by Stamplorations for this challenge, and I'm using a set called Trendy Spring Blooms.  I stamped the flower first in a tan color ink and over stamped it in navy.  I fussy cut out the flower.  Then I chose this navy pattern paper to go with it.  The sentiment was stamped in navy onto kraft cardstock and matted it with navy cardstock.  I spritzed it with shimmer spray and added sequins.
 Now I can be a little scatter brained when crafting at times!  I was focused on using the stamps, and not focused on the inspiration photo!  So this was my first attempt.  Same layout, just different colors that didn't match the photo colors.  I needed another thank you card, so now I have one!
I used the Fusion layout for my cards.  You can see where my colors for the second card came from!

You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Heather, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Trendy Spring Blooms (Stamplorations)
Paper:  Recollections white, kraft, navy, Boxer dp (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Sand Dunes (Altenew), night of navy (SU)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), sequins, shimmer spritz

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Just Us Girls #449 - Trend Week

Hi all!  It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby chose watercolor background.  Certainly a trend, wouldn't you agree?
The brother of my husband's friend passed, so I needed a simple sympathy card.  I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors and distress watercolor paper to create the blue background.  Then I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the flower and sentiment with Versafine Claire ink.  I had to stamp it several times using the MISTI to get the really solid image.  I matted it with a die cut blue panel.  It's also on fun foam for some dimension.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest, Julia Aston, on the JUGs blog
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Wildflower Garden (Altenew)
Paper:  Distress watercolor, recollection white, marina mist
Ink:  Versafine Claire nocturne, Gansai Tambi watercolor
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Just Us Girls #448 - Word Week

Hi all!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Carol chose CITRUS as our word.
 I started by stamping this background stamp with the middle section taken out.  It was stamped in Versamark and embossed in white embossing powder.  Then I used distress oxide inks in citrus colors and sponged it over the embossed pattern (I masked off the circle).  I don't have (or at least I couldn't find) any citrus images, but I did find a set from a now defunct stamp store Paper Makeup Stamps.  I stamped the lemon in distress oxide squeezed lemonade ink and quickly embossed it in clear embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set.  I added crystals, rounded the bottom corners, and added the main panel and lemon with fun foam.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our July guest, Julia Aston, on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Center cut geometric pattern (SSS), sentiment (PMS)
Paper:  Bristol smooth white, recollections white
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, versamark; squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade, twisted citron oxide inks
Accessories:  Spellbinders circle die, crystals, white embossing powder, corner rounder, fun foam

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Time Out #113 - Inspired by Words

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new Time Out inspired by words challenge.  I love this quote.
I had a difficult time deciding what to make for this challenge.  It was so hot out and I don't have central air.  It was cool in my basement where my craft room is, but it was so stuffy!  I just needed to get something done quick!  This was a fairly quick card to make.  I just got this rainbow die last week.  I die cut it from white cardstock first, then used scraps to die cut the rainbow.  The cloud was sponged with distress inks.  I adhered the cloud/rainbow and then the frame on top of that.  The word die was die cut four times and stacked then adhered to the panel.  Everything was spritzed with shimmer.  I added the crystals for more sparkle.
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Amanda, on the Time Out blog.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper:  Recollections white, black, rainbow scraps
Ink:  Tumbled glass and salty ocean distress inks
Accessories:  Rainbow Panel (Waffle Flower), smile die (Lil' Inkers), shimmer spritz, crystals


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