Saturday, October 1, 2022

Just Us Girls #652 - Word Week

Hello friends!  I hope everyone who lives in Florida is doing well.  It's terrible seeing all the devastation on the news.  

This week's challenge over at Just Us Girls is the Word Week challenge.  Ina has chosen the word scraps. 

I have been wanting to use my scraps (which I have so much of!) with this strip die.  I started by stamping the image and coloring it with copic markers.  I die cut it three times for dimension.  Then I die cut the scrap strips and adhered them on the card base.  The sentiment was die cut three times and stacked for dimension too.  I added orange pearls and stamped the sentiment on the envelope.

You can see more from our JUGs design team and our new guest for October, Lynne Jardine, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome to JUGs for this month, Lynne!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Halloween Envelopes (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper:  White, green, orange, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, copics
Accessories:  Halloween envelopes die (PPP), Boo die (Lil' Inkers), slim strips die (Pink Fresh), pearls


Saturday, September 17, 2022

Just Us Girls #650 - Color Week

 Hello friends!  It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a very pretty fall color combo.

I went through my fall stamps and I came across this pumpkin that I've always loved from Honey Bee.  I stamped it in three shades of orange with three different stamps.  It looked too white, so I shaded it with some light orange ink.  The middle piece was die cut three times and stacked for dimension.  I stamped the stem, leaves (I put too much shimmer on the large leaf), and twigs and added some crystals down the middle piece.  I chose a weave stencil for the background and brown ink.  It looks too busy, but I had to live with it.  I chose a simple sentiment.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our September guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Recipe
Stamps:  Patchwork Pumpkin (Honey Bee), Harvest Pumpkin (The Ton)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Apricot, clementine, persimmon, key lime, gathered twigs, frayed burlap
Accessories:  Patchwork Pumpkin dies (HB), weave stencil (MFT), crystals


Saturday, September 10, 2022

Just Us Girls #649 - Trend Week

Hello friends!  We have a new challenge over at Just Us Girls today.  It's Trend Week, and Carol Mayne has chosen REPETITION.  That's a fun and interesting trend challenge.
 

I made this card (that I've never shared) as part of the Crop and Create Delivered event sponsored by Scrapbook and Cards.  It is a weekend long event with a box of supplies from popular stamp companies (such as Gina K, Lawn Fawn, Concord & 9th, Pink Fresh, etc.) and very famous instructors (such as Gina K, Jenn Shurkus, Jennifer McGuire, etc.) doing card making classes online.  The amount of cards and supplies you end up with is crazy!  I'm doing it again in October.  I've already received my box of supplies and it's amazing once again.

This card was sponsored by The Stamp Market with Amy Yingling teaching the class.  I used the stamp set A Little Bit of Everything and the coordinating die set to create this repeated sentiment in a rainbow of colors.  I used Catherine Pooler inks.  The flower was stamped and die cut with the coordinating die set and popped up with foam dots.  I added crystals to the card and center of the flower.  It's a one-layer card ladies and gents!  Not often do I create one like that!  

You can see more from our JUGs design team and our September guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  A Little Bit of Everything (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  White
Ink:  coral cabana, do-si-do, orange peel, green tea, in the park, mardi gras, suede shoes (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  A Little Bit of Everything dies (The Stamp Market), crystals, foam dots


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Just Us Girls #647 - Photo Week

Hi friends!  Lisa E. is the hostess this week for the Photo Week challenge at Just Us Girls.  She chose this cute back to school photo.
 

I'm a retired teacher and have no children going back to school, so I chose to use the colors in the photo instead.  (Getting off topic here, but who loves to look at all the new school supplies every year in the stores?  Me, me, me!  I don't know what it is about new school supplies, but I just love them!)  Back to the card.  I'm in a fall mood and chose this wreath stencil to use with the colors in the photo.  I wanted the one leaf to look more red, but it looks brown-ish.  I did use yellow ink and red over it.  After stenciling, I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle.  Then I stamped and die cut the sentiment and die cut it two more times to stack for dimension.  The secondary sentiment was stamped below it.  I added crystal baubles for shimmer and mounted this panel on a teal card stock.  Can't wait for cooler fall weather (and Buffalo Bills football, which I'm watching now)!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our August guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Wishes Enclosed (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  White, teal
Ink:  Berrylicious, sweet mustard, aquamarine, gathered twigs
Accessories:  Leaves Wreath stencil (SSS), Wishes Enclosed die (ME), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Just Us Girls #646 - Color Week

Hello!  I'm the hostess for this week's Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.  I love these colors. 

I just received some new product from the current Concord & 9th release today and thought they'd work well with the colors.  I started by creating the background using a Turnabout stencil.  I stenciled it twice in yellow and once in teal and tan (my tan is Sand Castle but it looks brown).  Then I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die and then with the oval die.  I die cut the oval from the card base as well so there is a see through element.  I stamped the sentiment on the inside with teal ink and then again on a scrap piece with yellow ink and die cut the middle part with the banner die.  I adhered that on the front covering up the stamped image inside.  I added some stamped leaves and crystals to finish it off.
And my favorite color is autumn!!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our August guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Autumn Hues (C&9th)
Paper:  white
Ink:  Sweet mustard, aquamarine, sand castle
Accessories:  Autumn Hues TAB stencil and die (C&9th), Friendly Florals die (C&9th), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Just Us Girls #645 - Trend Week

Hello friends!  The Trend Week challenge at Just Us Girls is to use a stencil.  Bobby brought us this challenge this week and if you take a look at my blog, you'll see it's one I love!

This floral image may not look like a stencil, but it is!  It from Altenew, and it's a stamp, stencil, 3-D embossing folder, and die set.  I used all but the stamp.  I started by embossing the image.  Then I laid the four stencils over it and added the color.  After that, I die cut it then popped the piece back into the embossing folder to emboss again because it lost some of its dimension when I die cut it.  Before adhering it to the base, I used a cover plate to get some dimension to the background.  I added the sentiment and crystals to finish it off.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our August guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:Perfect Sentiments (Pink Fresh)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, coral reef, lemon whip, soft lilac, aquamarine
Accessories:  Fragrant Florals stencil, die, 3-D embossing folder (Altenew), quilted stitched die (Lil' Inkers), perfect sentiments die (PF), clear embossing powder, crystals

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Just Us Girls #644 - Word Week

 Hello!  We have a new challenge at Just Us Girls.  This week is our Word Week challenge and Vicki has chosen the word BUTTERFLIES.

 I had three foiled butterflies on my desk, but I knew I had this stamp and stencil butterfly set from Taylored Expressions that I really wanted to use instead.  I started by using the red cling stamp for the bodies, stamping it in black ink.  Then I laid the two layering stencils for the wings and added two colors of orange ink.  I pulled out the die cut and embossed sentiment I had in my stash and laid it on the background.  It looked so busy.  I needed to break it up in some way.  I decided to use a thin frame to cut out a frame from the background piece as well as from black card stock.  I adhered all the pieces to the card base and added a secondary sentiment.  There were more black pearls, but somehow they didn't stay on the card!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for the month of August,
Catherine Roffey, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome Catherine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Butterflies (Taylored Expressions), Perfect Sentiments (Pink Fresh), Messages for Everyday (SSS)
Paper:  White, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark, peach fuzz, apricot
Accessories:  Butterflies stencil (TE), stitched rectangle die (MFT), thin frame die (SSS), sentiment strip die (Gina K), white and clear embossing powders, pearls


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