Saturday, June 15, 2019

Just Us Girls #492 - Color Week

Hey friends!  Just Us Girls has a new Color challenge today, and Carol has chosen a different kind of color challenge.  She wants us to use light, mid, and dark tones of any one color.  Fun!
I thought the easiest way to achieve this was to apply color over an embossed background.  I chose this Gerbera Daisy background and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I applied three different yellow distress oxide inks over it.  I think you can see the three different colors.  For the sentiment, I chose this pretty linked chain circle die and die cut it with white cardstock.  Then I die cut a stitched circle from yellow cardstock and stamped the sentiment.  The crystals gave it some sparkle.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our June guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Gerbera daisy bg (SSS), sentiment (Verve)
Paper:  Recollections white, yellow
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, fossilized amber distress oxide
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die, linked chain circle frame die, pierced circle STAX (all MFT), white embossing powder, crystals, craft foam

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Just Us Girls #491 - Trend Week

Hi friends!  It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby chose texture paste. 
I love using texture paste, especially this glittery one.  I took out this leaves stencil and added the lime green glittery texture paste over it on white cardstock.  I let it sit overnight to thoroughly dry, then mounted it on black cardstock with craft foam.  It was a little warped so the craft foam straightened it out a bit.  The sentiment was die cut from black card stock as well as from black craft foam.  I added that and some clear sequins.
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our June guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Accessories:  Leaves stencil (SSS), Hello die (The Stamp Market), lime burst cosmic shimmer sparkle texture paste, sequins, spectrum noir shimmer, craft foam

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time Out #137 - Theme Challenge

Hi there!  The new Time Out challenge is a theme challenge, and the theme is Nature.
I went through my bevy of stamp sets and came across this Whipper Snapper cactus stamp.  It was perfect for this challenge as well as for a thank you card I needed.  We visited my cousin in San Diego a few weeks ago, and she and her husband graciously shared their home with us for two weeks as well as gave us their car to use for the entire time we were there.  I admired her cactus gardens while I was there, so this image was totally appropriate to send to her.  I stamped it in Memento tuxedo black and colored it with copics.  I love Whipper Snapper stamps and packages because they include a colored image that you can use for inspiration.  I die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die.  The thanks word was die cut once from green cardstock and twice from white then were stacked offset.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink and die cut with a banner die.  I added this to a piece of diagonal striped pattern paper as well as white Nuvo drops.  I also added some shimmer to the image and the word die.
You can see more from our Time Out challenge and our guest for this challenge, Lise, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Cactus & Aloe (Whipper Snapper), Thanks All Ways (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, X-press It card, lucky limeade, pattern paper (unknown)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, memento tuxedo black, copic markers
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), quote tag die (Paper Smooches), banner trio die (WPlus9), Nuvo drops, Spectrum Noir shimmer, craft foam

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Just Us Girls #490 - Word Week

Hey there!  Can you believe it's June already? Where did May go?  But, I'm glad to see May gone.  Not very good weather and I need me some summer! 
Anyway, it's Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and Sue chose the word RETRO!
I have to admit I saw Sue's card (the retro van) before I made mine.  It reminded me of this stamp I have had FOREVER!  I don't think it's even available now.  But I colored it with copics in some mod colors and die cut it with a stitched rectangle as well as a black mat.  The panel behind it was stamped with an old background basics stamp from PTI. That panel was die cut with a larger stitched rectangle and another black mat.  The panel the image is on was popped up with craft foam.  I added shimmer on several items on the van.  I thought the sentiment was appropriate.
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our June guest, Marlena on the JUGs blog.   Welcome to JUGs Marlena!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Flower Power Camper Van (Stampavie), Background Basics: Retro (PTI), All About You (MFT), Frames & Flowers (Stamplorations)
Paper:  Recollections white, Express It Blending Card, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, flirty fuchsia, lemongrass (CP)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle dies (MFT), spectrum noir shimmer, craft foam 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time Out #136 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hi friends!  The current Time Out challenge is in its second week, and I have a reminder card for you.
We are sponsored by Stamplorations for this challenge, and I'm using this very pretty stamp set called Frames & Flowers.  I used the colors from the inspiration photo and tried to emulate the rectangular design on the wall with my grid stencil and glimmer paste.  I stamped the flowers and leaves inside the rectangle frame.  I needed a sympathy card, so I added this sending prayers sentiment.
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our current guest, Greta, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Frames & Flowers (Stamplorations), Deepest Sympathy (MFT)
Paper:  Recollection white, black, pacific point
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, rouge, lemongrass, sage (CP)
Accessories:  Large grid stencil (MFT), Nuvo glimmer mist paste, craft foam

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Just Us Girls #489 - Photo Week

Hi friends!  It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls, and Vicki chose this cool rainbow design.  So on trend right now!
I made this card a few weeks ago at a class that Stephanie Klauck from MFT taught.  It fit right in with the rainbow theme of the inspiration photo.  The strips were die cut in various rainbow colors as was the word hello.  The image is just so cute!  I colored it with various gray copics to make it look like a black and white photo.  I just love how fun this card is!  This is all Stephanie's design.
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our May guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Picture Perfect (MFT)
Paper:  MFT
Ink:  copics
Accessories:  Polaroid shaker die (MFT), #Captions die (MFT), dimensionals

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Just Us Girls #488 - Color Week

Hi all!  There's a new challenge over at Just Us Girls and it's a color challenge.  Maria wants us to use the colors in this beautiful photo below.
I made this card for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  I loved the colors of the tulips in the photo and used that as inspiration as well.  This is a layering stamp set from Altenew.  The tulip was stamped in yellow, red, and purple, and the leaves were stamped in two shades of green.  I stamped the sentiment in the same purple.  I added crystals in the same colors as the tulip and mounted the panel on dark purple cardstock.
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our May guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Exotic Tulips (Altenew), Mother's Love (Flourishes)
Paper:  Recollections white, concord crush
Ink:  Rockin' red, limoncello, grape crush, lime rickey, grass skirt (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), crystals, Mini MISTI 


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