Saturday, October 13, 2018

Just Us Girls #462 - Trend Week

This week at Just Us Girls, Carol wants us to use celestial elements on our cards for Trend Week.  This certainly is a trend right now!
 
I die cut a stitched circle into a piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment on the bottom.  Then I inked some distress inks on a piece of Bristol smooth white cardstock to create the night sky.  I die cut that with a star die and backed it with some silver glitter cardstock.  This was added to the card base and the main panel was adhered over that with dimensional tape.  The santa's sleigh was die cut three times and stacked.  There's some shimmer on that piece.  That was added to the main panel.  I finished it with some star sequins. 
 
You can see more inspiration from the JUGs design team and our October guest on the JUGs blog
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Sprig Wreath (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth, black, silver glitter paper
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, tumbled glass, salty ocean, dusty concord, black soot
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), starry circle die (MFT), Santa's sleigh die (Poppystamps), star sequins, spectrum noir shimmer, dimensional tape 


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time Out Challenge #120 - Colorful

Hello!  We have a new "Colorful" challenge over at Time Out, and I have a really colorful one for you!
 
We are sponsored by Winnie & Walter for this challenge.  I've used all products from them on this card.
 
I started with this chevron stamp set that I've had for quite some time that hasn't seen any ink.  Since our challenge is to be colorful, I chose a rainbow of colors to stamp the chevrons.  I over stamped them with black ink for some dimension.  I also stamped the sentiment in black as well.  The die cut sentiment was die cut three times from black cardstock and stacked.  I added shimmer to the die cut and Nuvo drops in coordinating colors.  This should cheer someone up who is in need of hugs!
 
Stop by the Time Out blog to see what Winnie & Walter is giving away to the winner and to see what the Time Out design team has created.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  The Big, the Bold and Greetings, Scenery: V is for Chevron (W&W)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; rockin' red, orange twist, limoncello, grass skirt, fiesta blue
Accessories:  The Big, the Bold and Greetings die, Nuvo drops, spectrum noir shimmer, fun foam 


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Color Throwdown #514 Featured Stamper!

Hi everyone!  I'm really happy and honored to have been asked to be the Featured Stamper for this week's Color Throwdown ChallengeThis card was the entry that made me the Featured Stamper!
 

I was equally thrilled when I found out the colors for this challenge are fall themed and some of my favorites to work with!
 
The day I got the email letting me know the colors, this new set from Gina K Designs was in my mailbox!  I couldn't wait to try it, and thought the CTD colors would work well with it.  I had to look at some examples (and of course channeled Jennifer McGuire) before I started just to get some ideas.  I used inks from Altenew and Papertrey Ink and Gina K's wreath builder stencil to create this design.
 
Thanks again to the girls at CTD!  You can find their beautiful creations on the Color Throwdown blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Mandala Maker (Gina K), Brushstroke Expressions (MFT), Bold Blossoms (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, early espresso
Ink:  Orange zest and canyon clay (PTI), honey drizzle and espresso (Altenew)
Accessories:  Wreath builder stencil (Gina K), Spellbinders circle die, crystals, fun foam 
 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Just Us Girls #461 - Word Week

Hello there!  It's Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and Nancy chose Sympathy.  While this isn't the type of card stampers like to create, it's one we invariably need and hate to make last minute.  I need to replenish my stash starting with this one.
 
I was at my local stamp store the other day and saw a card made this way and I just had to recreate it.  This is such a cool stamp set.  The coral background is actually two stamps that fit around the floral bouquet.  I stamped the right side with coral ink first.  Then the floral bouquet in black, and finally the other coral piece.  I die cut that piece with a stitched rectangle die and matted it on black cardstock.  Then I mounted it on fun foam before adhering it to the card base.  I added the sentiment and crystals.
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for October, Linda Snodgrass, on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Grateful for Everything (Concord & 9th), With Sympathy (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, coral cabana (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), crystals, fun foam 


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thank You - Sunday Stamps Challenge #188

Hey friends!  My nieces and nephew took my hubby and I out for dinner last week to celebrate my retirement and to thank my hubby for watching my one niece's dog when she goes away.  We had a lovely evening and I wanted to thank them.  I already had this card made but needed another.  I'm loving the multi-step stamps that many companies are designing.  I like to color, but these are so fast to make!  I stamped this lovely flower in black ink, then stamped the flower part in rose and red inks.  The stem was colored in with a copic marker.  I used a frame die to inlay a piece of pink glitter paper.  The panel with the flower was sprayed with black paint.  I added the sentiment with shimmer on it and crystals. 
 
I got my layout from the Sunday Stamps Challenge
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  You Are Enough (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, pink glitter (SSS)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, rose petals and peppermint scrub (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Frames die (SSS), Wonderful Words: Thank You (PTI), crystals, spectrum noir shimmer 


Monday, October 1, 2018

Hello Autumn - CAS(E) this Sketch #291

Hello Autumn!  It's getting a bit cooler here, and my summer flowers are starting to fade.  I have to swap them out for some fall mums.  I love autumn.  It's my favorite time of the year! 
 
I also love leaf stamps. I have several, and this one is a new layering one.  There are four different layers for each of the leaves, and three for the acorns.  It's a Catherine Pooler stamp set and I used inks from her line as well.  The main panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle, then I used a frame die that cuts this skinny little frame from the main panel.  I used the same die on some rust color glitter paper and inlaid it into the main panel.  There's some shimmer on the top leaf also.
 
I used the current layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I just noticed my sentiment is misplaced. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Hello Autumn (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Recollections white, glitter paper (SSS)
Ink:  Bellini, sand castle, over coffee, icing on the cake, tiara, tiki torch, orange twist, mandarin spice
Accessories:  Hello Autumn dies (CP), stitched rectangle die (MFT), Frames die (SSS), spectrum noir shimmer, dimensionals 


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