Saturday, April 17, 2021

Just Us Girls #580 - Color Week

Hi friends!  I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls for the Color Week challenge.  I chose yellow, coral, and raspberry.  I correlated these colors to Distress inks squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, and picked raspberry.

I purchased the April Hero Arts kit because I really liked the three stencils included in it.  I used all three stencils, using a different challenge color for each one.  I started with a larger piece of paper and realized I could make two mini slimline cards by cutting it in half, so I did!  I just changed out the sentiments and used different flowers on them.  The sentiments were die cut from black cardstock and I die cut the outline from vellum.

I added a yellow piece of cardstock behind the main piece to add more color.  Both cards are spritzed with shimmer spritz and added crystals as well. 

I wanted to try another idea I had.  This time the coral and raspberry inks were stenciled using the same stencil.  I just turned it to create the circle designs.  Then I used the line stencil and neon glitz paste in yellow.  The flower is from the same die set and I used a different sentiment and used white cardstock for the outline instead of vellum like I did on the previous two cards.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  Recollections white, yellow, black, vellum
Ink:  squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, abandoned coral distress oxide 
Accessories:  Geometric stencils (Hero Arts), Just Because die and Scripty Happy Birthday dies (SSS), Big Hugs die (Birch Press), stitched flower dies (MFT), hello yellow neon glitz (Rina K), shimmer, crystals

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Just Us Girls #579 - Trend Week

 Hello!  The new challenge over at Just Us Girls is a good one!  It's our Trend Week and Carol chose to use more that one stencil.

If you've seen any of my cards lately, you know I love stencils!  I have several and use them often.  The wreath on this card was created a while ago when I first got this Pink Fresh stencil set.  I couldn't wait to use it, so I created the wreath using the several layers of stencils and put it away.  There is a die for this wreath and it not only cuts the outside of the wreath, but also the inside.  I then went to work on the bow.  I've had the die for a bit, but just got the stamp set that goes with it yesterday.  I stamped it in two ink colors and added the sentiment.  I also stamped the hello sentiment then stenciled the background with the green ink.  I added the wreath and bow (I think it should have moved it down a bit!) to the main panel, spritzed it with shimmer spray and added the pearls.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Put a Bow on It, Opposites Attract (The Greetery)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; melon ice, stone blue, rose petals, sugared lavender (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Overlapping Leafy Wreath stencil (Pink Fresh), bubble wrap stencil (SSS), Put a Bow on It die (Greetery), stitched rectangle die (MFT), pearls, shimmer

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time Out #185 - Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!  The new challenge at Time Out is our Photo Inspiration challenge.  I'm am so in love with this photo and wish I could be sitting in one of those chairs! 

We are sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps for this challenge.

I have had this Berries stamp set for a while and this is the first time I'm using it.  It includes images for blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.  I chose the raspberries because they are close to the color of the flowers in the photo.  I chose a color close to the chairs for the stem also.  The diagonal die is reminiscent of the blue bead board on the ceiling of the porch.  I masked off the edges and larger diagonal stripe and blended blue ink on the smaller diagonal pieces.   I stamped the raspberries in three different inks and the stem in two inks and then stamped the sentiment in black.  I die cut the diagonal cover up piece several times to make it more dimensional.  I added the crystals but it looked so bare.  I had some butterflies that were on my desk from another project and colored them with blue ink.  Lastly, I spritzed the panel with shimmer spray.

You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Claire, on the

Thanks for stopping buy!

Stamps:  Berries (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; tumbled glass oxide; honeysuckle, poppy, cranberry (C&9th); mint to be, in the park, cummerbund (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Diagonal sentiment strip (MFT), crystals, shimmer spritz

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all those celebrate this holy holiday!

I made so many cards again this year, however this was the only one I remembered to take a picture of before putting them in envelopes and sending them off to friends and family.  I used the Honey Bee lily die set for the flowers and leaves.  I die cut the flower from two different colors of peach and the leaves from two different green hues.  I die cut a white panel with a stitched rectangle and stenciled it with pale yellow ink.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment and added it with dimensional adhesives.  I added crystals and shimmer spritz for some sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Easter Buddies (Honey Bee)
Paper:  Recollections white, peach, green
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, scattered straw distress oxide
Accessories:  Easter Lily dies (Honey Bee), stitched rectangle (MFT), Harleen stencil (Winnie & Walter), crystals, shimmer spritz, dimensionals

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Just Us Girls #578 - Word Week

 Hello friends!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Angie chose "Stripes".  So many possibilities!

I was late getting this card done.  I was planning on crafting last night, but a friend called and asked me to go out for a drink and some dinner.  It's been so long since I've been able to do that, so I went (I'm fully vaccinated!).  It was so nice to be able to go last minute!

So this morning I sat down at my desk and saw this heart sitting there.  I had just gotten this stamp set last week and was anxious to see how this three-step stamp set worked.  I decided it would look nice with this rainbow striped pattern paper.  I stamped and die cut a few more flowers and added them for dimension.  I also stamped and die cut the sentiment and added it to the card.  To finish it off, I added crystals and shimmer spritz.  I love how bright and fun this card is.  I'm sending it to a friend who is in rehab for a broken ankle.  She needs some cheering up!
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for the month of April, Claire, on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Triple-Step Blooming Heart (C&9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, Really Rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; honeysuckle, buttercup, parsley (C&9th)
Accessories:  Blooming Heart dies (C&9th), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals, shimmer spritz, dimensionals

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Just Us Girls #577 - Photo Inspiration

Hello friends!  The current challenge over at Just Us Girls is our Photo Inspiration Week.  Vicki chose this totally springtime photo. 

I went very literal with this photo inspiration challenge.  I started by blending some yellow and green inks in the upper and lower corners as seen in the photo.  Then I used this Pink Fresh layering stencil to create the wreath.  I used the colors from the tulips in the photo.  I stamped the greeting in black jack ink.  This is a dark gray ink color...I thought it would look better than black.  I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle, spritzed it with shimmer and added pearls.  Easy peasy!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our March guest on the JUGs blog
I'd like to thank our guest Shawna for being a great guest all month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Greetings (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  black jack (C. Pooler); mustard seed, twisted citron distress oxide; buttercup, sprout, parsley, honeysuckle, cranberry (C&9th)
Accessories:  Daisy Wreath layering stencil (Pink Fresh), stitched rectangle (MFT), pearls, shimmer spritz, craft foam

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time Out #184 - Inspired by Words

Happy Spring!  I'm so happy we are in the "better weather" part of the year.  We are getting some warmer weather here in Western New York and today it is sunny and in the 60s.  It's so refreshing!

We have a new Inspired by Words challenge over at the Time Out blog, and the quote is so reminiscent of Sping!

We are sponsored by Altenew for this challenge.  

I have so many Altenew stamp sets.  I love their floral layering sets.  I chose this Hyacinth stamp and die set for this challenge because hyacinths remind me so much of Spring.  I have several in my garden and they smell delightful.  I started by cutting 1/4" and 1/2" strips of yellow, green, and purple cardstock and adhered them to the bottom corner of a white panel.  I die cut the images and then stamped them using Altenew inks.  I chose three shades of purple for the flowers and two shades of green for the stems and leaves.  I used yellow for the flower centers.  The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set.  I mounted that white panel onto a purple panel (that panel is a lot lighter than it looks here!) and spritzed it with shimmer spray.  I added that to a white base and added purple and yellow crystals.

You can see more from our Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Helen, on the

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Hyacinth (Altenew), Spring Hills (PTI)
Paper:  white, yellow, green, purple
Ink: Versafine onyx black; lavender fields, deep iris, midnight violet, maple yellow, bamboo, olive
Accessories:  Hyacinth dies (Altenew), crystals, shimmer spritz



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