Saturday, February 24, 2018

Just Us Girls #429 - Photo Week

Hi friends!  I'm the hostess at Just Us Girls this week and I'm thinking spring!  These cute flowers always pop up around my house even in the snow!  So pretty!
So I watched Jennifer McGuire video this morning...'nough said, right?  She was demonstrating GinaK's new wreath building template (which I of course ordered immediately), and I thought I could recreate it with a square die cut.  I first die cut a square from a piece of cardstock and then put the negative piece in the MISTI and the square die cut in the negative space. I stamped the flower in the corner, then turned the square piece three more times and stamped the flower each time.  Then I went in with the colors and did the same procedure.  When stamping the leaves, I had to mask the flower.  All I had to do when done was stamp the sentiment and add some star dust stickles in the center of the flowers.  It's mounted on yellow cardstock and that's mounted on fun foam to the base.  It's a 4.25 x 4.25 card. 

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Deepest Sympathy (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, barely banana
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, eucalyptus, sugared lavender, royal treatment, shea butter, sauna (C. Pooler inks)
Accessories:  Square die (Spellbinders), star dust stickles, fun foam, MISTI

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time Out Reminder

Hi everyone!  I had to make a card for a fellow teacher who retired.  I thought about a gift for her, and settled on a Barnes & Noble gift card.  She's a reading teacher, so I thought this old set from Papertrey Ink would be perfect for her card.
This is such a simple card, but when I say it took FOREVER to make please believe me!  I stamped the image I think four times due to smudges.  Then I dropped a stamp pad on the main panel just as I was ready to mount it on the base.  I inked another (the background is sponged with ink) and spattered it with that dark pink ink...I hated it, so I started over!  Then I didn't like the original pattern paper, so I changed that.  Yikes!  This is the final result, and I'm just ok with it, but it had to do!  I hope my friend likes it.  I stamped another sentiment about reading and Happy Retirement on the inside and put it in the envelope!  
I'm also adding it to the Remind post over at the Time Out blog.  The theme is hobbies.
You can see more from the Time Out team and our current guest on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  All Booked Up (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, Sweet Threads (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Razzleberry and bamboo (Altenew)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), Mat Stack 3 die (PTI), sequins, dimensional tape 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Just Us Girls #428 - Color Week

We have a really pretty color challenge going on over at Just Us Girls.  Turquoise, berry, and kraft...lovely!
I used this really cool stamp from Concord & 9th and stamped it with the turquoise ink then filled in the flowers with berry and kraft inks.  On the tips of the big flowers, I stamped off the berry color before stamping it on the flower to get a lighter color.  I mounted this piece of kraft paper and added the embossed sentiment on berry paper and the sequins.
You can see more from our JUGs design team and February guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Blooms Fill-in (C & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, kraft, bravo burgundy
Ink:  All That Jazz and Peppermint Scrub (C. Pooler), kraft (MFT), Versamark
Accessories:  Wonky stitches die (Avery Elle), white ep, sequins, dimensional tape 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time Out #103 - Hobbies

Hi friends!  The theme for the current Time Out challenge is Hobbies with an optional twist to make it a one layer card.
Mine is not one's a little dimensional.  I recently purchased some things from MFT's new release and the gift card dies and pouches were sitting on my desk waiting to be put away, so I used it.  I knew this stamp set from Altenew would be perfect for the hobbies theme. I started by created the background.  I used this new to me glitter paste in this beautiful color with an Altenew stencil.  Then I stamped and die cut the main panel and the frame.  I love the sentiment!  I put the stamped piece in the gift card pocket with some sequins and was done.  The background on this card is so sparkly! 
This challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays and our guest is Ashwini.
You can see more from the design team on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Crafty Friends (Altenew)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Extreme black (MFT), Tombow markers
Accessories:  Gift card & frame die (MFT), gift card pouches, sketched lines stencil (Altenew), Cosmic shimmer texture paste, sequins, fun foam

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Just Us Girls #427 - Trend Week

Tags for Trend Week at Just Us Girls!  I love tags!
Well, mine is a little different than the regular shaped tag.  I just got this beautiful die and thought it would make a pretty tag.  I die cut it from white card stock and mounted it on this pretty pink polka dot paper.  Then I cut another piece of cardstock for the back.  I spritzed it with shimmer spray, added the pearls, and twine.  The sentiment was stamped on black with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our February guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Beautiful Inside (Altenew)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, Bitty Dot Basics
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Mum Flower Frame (SSS), white ep, shimmer spray, twine, pearls 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Just Us Girls #426 - Word Week

Hi friends!  It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls.  It's getting close to Valentine's Day, and Bobby chose "Love" as our word for this week.
I've had this stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh for a while.  It's such a cute idea.  I stamped the heart in a light color ink and covered it with red sequins.  Then I die cut the word die for times and stacked it and adhered it below the heart.  Simple card today!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper: Recollections white, real red
Accessories:  Inside out stitched scallop die (Lawn Fawn), Love die (PTI), sequins, fun foam

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time Out #102 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hello friends!  We have a new challenge over at the Time Out blog.  It's our Home Sweet Home challenge and this is the photo for you to be inspired by.
Stamplorations is our sponsor for this challenge, and I'm using one of their cute stamp sets called Tweet Love.  I was inspired by the hearts and love on the photo.  I strayed from the black, white, and gold colors, as you can see!  I smooshed some distress inks onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water, and smooshed my watercolor paper into it.  I dried it then put it back into the remaining ink on my craft mat to pick up some spots.  I die cut this panel with a stitched rectangle then went to work on the heart balloons.  I stamped them in Versafine black onyx ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  They are colored with Zigs and also die cut with a stitched rectangle.  All that was left to do was stamp and emboss the sentiment and add sequins.  There's also shimmer spritz on the main panel.  It is super shiny!
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Trina, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Tweet Love (Stamplorations)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth white, watercolor, black
Ink:  Picked raspberry, fired brick, wilted violet, Versamark, Zigs
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle (MFT), white embossing powder, shimmer spritz, sequins, fun foam 


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