Saturday, June 27, 2020

Just Us Girls #542 - Photo Week

Hi there!  It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen this great sunset photo.  It reminds me of the sunsets I saw in Hawaii.  So pretty!
I remembered when Kristina Werner played around with ink blending combinations, so I found her video for inspiration.  I chose this combination of carved pumpkin, peacock feathers, and chipped sapphire for my background.  Looking at the photo, I should have swapped out peacock feathers for one of the pinks in the Distress Oxide line.  Oh well, I'm happy with this.  After blending, I heat set it then stamped this silhouette image using Nocturne Versa Claire ink.  This panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle.  I die cut the sentiment and outline layer and adhered it to the panel as well as clear sequins.  Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our June guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Wildflowers (SSS)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Nocturne Versa Claire; carved pumpkin, peacock feathers, chipped sapphire distress oxide
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle (MFT), with sympathy die (SSS), sequins, craft foam 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Just Us Girls #541 - Color Week

Hello!  It's Color Week over at Just Us Girls, and Vicki has chosen one of my favorite color combinations.  Turquoise, Kraft, and White.
I had this die in my bin of new purchases, and I thought it would be a good fit for the colors.  I die cut the die from the three colors and placed them in the openings like a puzzle. That could have passed as a one-layer card, however I added the sentiment with craft foam for some dimension.  I added a kraft colored sequin in the center of each flower and added some star dust stickles in the center of each one.  If you save all the pieces, you could create three different cards.  I didn't have them all unfortunately, because I didn't think of it at the time! 
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our June guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Layered Bouquet (Pinkfresh Studio)
Paper:  Turquoise, kraft, Recollections white
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Ornate Floral die (Pinkfresh Studio), sentiment label die (SSS), white embossing powder, sequins, star dust stickles, craft foam 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Time Out #164 - Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!  There's a fun new challenge over at the Time Out blog.  We have a very cool photo for you to be inspired by.
Funky Fossil Designs is our sponsor for this challenge.
I'm using a stencil from Funky Fossil and used several different oxide inks to get the rainbow like on the cake in the photo.  So cool (in my opinion!).  I layered that panel onto a black panel.  I like to use black with rainbow...I just think it makes it stand out more.  The sentiment was die cut and layered onto a vellum layer.  I then added silver crystals.  Very simple card, but I love all the color.
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Sathya, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Recollections white, black, vellum
Ink:  Worn lipstick, festive berries, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers
Accessories:  This Way stencil (FFD), pinwheel party dies (Greetery), crystals, craft foam 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Just Us Girls #540 - Trend Week

Hi friends!  Hoping you are all well in these trying times.

We have a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  This week it's our Trend Week challenge and Ina has chosen for us to
Frame It!

I needed a graduation card for one young man that is missing out on a lot of fun times in his high school senior year, just like all seniors this year.  His school colors are burgundy and white so this is what I came up with.  To keep with the challenge I framed the congrats sentiment and grad cap with this grid frame.  I added it with spray adhesive then added the sentiment and grad hat which were popped up with craft foam.  I made the tassel gold, so I added yellow crystals for some sparkle as well as some shimmer on the sentiment and grad cap.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  Recollections white, yellow, burgundy
Accessories:  Grid frame, extra large congrats, grad cap (all SSS), crystals, shimmer, craft foam 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Just Us Girls #539 - Sunshine

Hey friends!  I hope today finds you well.  The new challenge over at Just Us Girls is a Word Week challenge.  Maria is hostess and chose sunshine, something I am looking forward to!
I had these new stamps and dies from Concord & 9th sitting on my desk for a bit and put them to work!  I stamped the rainbow directly onto the card base in four different colors.  Then I die cut the sun rays three times from yellow cardstock and stacked them.  They were added to the card base.  The clouds were die cut and stamped with the outline.  I also die cut them from craft foam for dimension and stacked.  They were also added to the card base.  The sentiment was stamped in the corner.  I created the red cardstock for the hearts by using the direct to paper technique to get the same color as the rainbow.  They were die cut as well and added along with some sequins.  Shimmer was added too.  I rounded the corners to soften the edges.
You can see more from our JUGs design team on the JUGs blog.
I'd also like to welcome our guest designer for the month of June, Mugdha.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Brighter Days (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, yellow
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, rouge, shea butter, green tea, hot tub (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Brighter Days dies (C&9th), sequins, shimmer, corner rounder, craft foam 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Time Out #163 - Inspired by Words

Hello friends. I hope everyone is safe today.  Terrible things going on in this world.  I cannot find the words to express what I'm feeling, so I'll just say I'm praying for everyone today.
It's time for another Time Out challenge, and this time it's our Inspired by Words challenge.  I think it's so appropriate today.
We are sponsored by STAMPlorations for this challenge, and I have used the most beautiful stamp and perfect sentiment for it.
I love this image, so much so that I got it twice!  I didn't realize I already had it!  That shows how much I love this Blossom Sprays #2 set.  And the sentiment is from another set called Blossoming that I could not find on their site anymore.  Maybe it's retired?  Not sure.  I stamped the image in Gina K's amalgam ink and colored it with copic markers.  It's such an easy image to color.  I outlined it with a gray marker for some shadow.  The sentiment was stamped with Versa Clarie nocturne ink.  I die cut the panel with a scalloped die and added sequins and shimmer to it.  That panel was added to the fog card base with craft foam. 
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Trina, on the

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Blossom Sprays #2 and Blossoming (Stamplorations)
Paper:  X-Press it, fog
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K), Versa Claire nocturne, copic markers
Accessories:  Audrey Cutaways die (Winnie & Walter), sequins, shimmer, craft foam 


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