Saturday, February 4, 2023

Just Us Girls #665 - Color Week

 The new challenge over at Just Us Girls is our Color Week challenge, and Lisa E. has chosen pink, kraft and white.  

Here I go with stencils again!  I've never tried Distress Oxide inks on darker card stocks before and when I was thinking about this challenge, I knew I wanted to try it.  I chose this Altenew layered stencil and used Kitsch Flamingo for the first layer and Picked Raspberry for the second layer.  (The colors look orchid, but really are pinks.)  I think I should have used a sentiment that was just a die, not a stamped sentiment but this was sitting on my desk and I thought it would make a nice Valentine card.  I stacked that sentiment and added crystals.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for February, Karen Walker, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome Karen!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Love & Hugs (Taylored Expressions)
Paper:  White, kraft
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, kitsch flamingo and picked raspberry distress oxide
Accessories:  Layered Dahlia stencils (Altenew), Love & Hugs die (TE), stitched rectangle die (MFT), crystals


Saturday, January 28, 2023

Just Us Girls #664 - CAS Week

 Hello!  This is one of the new challenges over at Just Us Girls.  It's CAS Week with a theme.  Carol has chosen birthday for the theme and the CAS description is in the picture below.

I have a hard time with CAS!  You'd think it would be simple, however, I just want to add things!  I stamped, colored with copics and die cut this cute gnome.  I love gnomes! I simply wanted to add him to the card base, but it was just too plain so I added some pink ink behind him.  It's really hard to see, but in real life you can see it well.  I added the sentiment and added the XOs with some crystals inside the Os.  I also added shimmer to the heart.  To add more interest, I rounded the bottom corners.  

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our January guest, Jules, on the JUGs blog.  This is Jules' last week with us and I'd like to thank her for joining us this month and creating such beautiful cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Joyful Heart (Trinity Stamps), Wishes Enclosed (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, sparkling rose, copics
Accessories:  Joyful Heart die (Trinity Stamps), Wishes Enclosed die (Mama Elephant), crystals, shimmer, corner rounder


Saturday, January 21, 2023

Just Us Girls #663 - Photo/Mood Board Week

 Hello friends!  This is our new challenge for this year at Just Us Girls...Photo or Mood Board.  We thought we'd kick up the photo week challenge by making a mood board for you to ponder.


I saw those daisies and book print when I looked at this mood board.  I pulled out this daisy set from Simon Says Stamp and stamped it onto white card stock.  I colored the petals with a blue violet copic marker to give it some color (my photos have been terrible lately...not sure why) and I colored the centers as much as I could with a yellow marker.  To pull in the book print, I used a word background stamp to stamp over the image with a light gray ink.  I love this look.  I finished it with a stacked die cut sentiment and some crystals.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Daisy Bouquet (SSS), You Are (SSS), Wishes Enclosed (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, misty coast
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle (MFT), Wishes Enclosed die (ME), crystals


Saturday, January 14, 2023

Just Us Girls #662 - Word Week

Hi everyone!  It's Word Week over at Just Us Girls and Sue has chosen an appropriate word for the upcoming holiday in a few weeks:  HEART. 

I don't know about you, but I love stencils!  I chose to use this layering stencil from Trinity Stamps. I started with the largest heart stencil and the lightest pink and worked my way down to the smallest heart stencil and the darkest pink.  The stencils perfectly layer on top of each other to get this effect.  I die cut it with a stitched rectangle so the heart was coming off the edge.  Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder for some shine and die cut it.  I die cut it two more times and layered it for dimension.  I added this panel to a pink panel and added crystals to finish it off.  

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Love & Hugs (Taylored Expressions)
Paper:  White and pink
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; ballet slipper, sparkling rose, bubble gum, raspberry bliss
Accessories:  Layered Hearts stencils (Trinity Stamps), Love & Hugs die (TE), stitched rectangles (MFT), clear embossing powder, crystals


Saturday, January 7, 2023

Just Us Girls #661 - Color Week

Hello friends!  Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were wonderful.

Just Us Girls is back from a month long hiatus and the first challenge of the year is Color Week and I'm the hostess.  I hope you like the colors I chose! 

I wanted to used snowflakes for this challenge and have been mulling it over for a while.  I found this layered snowflake from the now defunct Reverse Confetti.  I started by die cutting the backing piece from white, the next layer from dark blue, and added the accents in light blue and dark blue.  I added shimmer to it and then a white pearl to the center.  I used a snowflake stencil with tumbled glass ink on the background piece.  I die cut that piece with a stitched rectangle then with a thin frame die.  I also die cut the thin frame from navy cardstock and added it to the background.  The sentiment was stamped with Juniper ink.  My niece's birthday is next week, so this will be sent to her.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for January, Jules Peddicord, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome Jules!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Winter Hills (PTI)
Paper:  White, navy, light blue
Ink:  Tumbled glass oxide, juniper mist (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Layered Snowflake dies (Reverse Confetti), stitched rectangle (MFT), thin frames (SSS), snowflake stencil (PPP), shimmer, pearl



Saturday, November 26, 2022

Just Us Girls #660 - Photo Week

Hi friends!  I hope all my American friends had a very nice Thanksgiving Day.  We had a nice time with family, great food, and football (our Buffalo Bills pulled out a win)!

This is our last challenge for 2022 over at Just Us Girls.  We are taking December off and will be back in January with some exciting changes.  But this week is Photo Week and Carol has chosen this comfy looking photo. 

I saw that painting of the deer over the fireplace and knew exactly what stamp I was going to use.  This is an older stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I cannot part with.  It's a multi-step stamp set and comes together so nicely.  I chose a fun polka dot pattern paper for the back and a pretty teal for the frame.  I stamped the sentiment and die cut it three times (as I did for the deer) for dimension.  I spritzed it with shimmer spray and added red pearls.  

You can see more from our JUGs design team and our November guest, Karren Johnson, on the JUGs blog.  Thanks goes out to Karren for being such a great guest this month!

Have a wonderful holiday season and we will see you in January!
Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Fawn & Flora (PTI), Ornamental Christmas (SSS)
Paper:  White, North Pole (Doodle Bug)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, sand castle, over coffee, candy apple, key lime, evergreen, gathered twigs
Accessories:  Fawn & Flora dies (PTI), Ornamental Christmas die (SSS), Nordic Frame (Greetery), shimmer spray, pearls


Saturday, November 19, 2022

Just Us Girls #659 - Color Week

 Hi friends!  Carol is the hostess at Just Us Girls for our Color Week challenge.  I love that she chose these classic holiday colors.

I chose these bells as the focus of my card this week.  I die cut them from two different green colors and gold for the accent. The bow was die cut from red and burgundy card stocks.  I chose to display them on this pattern paper I received free from Honey Bee.  It was the perfect back drop for the bells.  The sentiment was embossed in gold on red card stock and stacked with two other pieces for dimension.  I popped up the bells and added shimmer on the red berries to complete the card.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Ornamental Christmas (SSS)
Paper:  Red, green, burgundy, gold, Honey Bee designer paper, white,
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Layering Holiday Bells (Honey Bee), Ornamental Christmas die (SSS), gold embossing powder, shimmer, dimensionals


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