Saturday, August 28, 2021

Just Us Girls #599 - Photo Week

Hello!  I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls this week for our Photo Week challenge.  I thought this was a cool photo that can have many interpretations.

For me, I went literal.  When I chose this photo, I had this confetti stencil set from MFT in mind, and I think it came out pretty cool.  There are two stencils in this set and I stenciled two colors with each stencil.  I used navy and yellow with the first stencil and aqua and gray with the second.  I die cut the panel with a stitched die and used a larger die for the gray mat.  I die cut the hello die once from gray cardstock and twice from white and stacked them.  I also die cut the shadow from vellum.  These were adhered together and placed on the panel on an angle.  I added a sentiment strip, crystals and shimmer to finish it off.

You can see more from the JUGS design team and our August guest, Claire, on the JUGs blog.  This is Claire's last challenge with us this month, and I'd like to thank her for her beautiful additions to our challenge this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  Recollections white, gray, vellum
Ink:  Limoncello, cumberbund, juniper mist, twilight (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Card sized confetti stencils (MFT), hello die (MFT), stitched rectangles (MFT), sentiment strip (SSS), crystals, shimmer

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Just Us Girls #598 - Color Week

Hi friends!  It's Color Week over at Just Us Girls, and Carol has chosen a summery combo of yellow, pink and green.

I immediately think of flowers when green is included in a color combo, and I have so many of these beautiful stamp/stencil/die sets from Pink Fresh Studio so I have to go there.  I chose this newer Happy Blooms Floral set, using various Distress Oxide inks in the challenge colors.  There are two groups of flowers in this set (I die cut them two more times from scrap cardstock to stack for dimenson).  I arranged them to look like one on this mini slimline card.  Before I adhered them on the white scalloped die cut, I blended some yellow ink on it for more color.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment, added crystals and shimmer.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Happy Blooms Floral (Pink Fresh); Opposites Attract (Greetery)
Paper:  Recollections white, desert storm
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; squeezed lemonade, wild honey, kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, crushed olive, peeled paint distress oxides
Accessories:  Happy Blooms Floral die (PFS), Opposites Attract (Greetery), mini slimline card die (Trinity), crystals, shimmer

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Just Us Girls #597 - Trend Week

Hello to a new challenge at Just Us Girls!  This week is Trend Week, and Vicki chose black and white!

I made two cards because of the design of this die.  I started by die cutting this pinwheel die from black and white cardstock.  On this one, I took the white frame and added in the black pinwheel pieces.  The butterfly is a two part solid and one decorative.  I also die cut those from black and white cardstock, and on this one I placed the black decorative piece on top of the solid white.  I added a preprinted sentiment, crystals, and shimmer spray. 

For this card, I did the exact opposite of what I did above.  I love the way these came together!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  Recollections white, black
Accessories:  Stitched pinwheel (Reverse Confetti), Darla and Vivienne butterfly dies (Memory Box), sentiment strips (SSS) crystals, shimmer, dimensional squares

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Just Us Girls #596 - Word Week

 Hello!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen the word HARVEST.

I had to search for this stamp set.  I couldn't remember who the company was, but I was able to find it!  It's a Lawn Fawn set called Rooting for You and I thought it worked well for the "harvest" word choice.  I've never used it (surprise, surprise!).  I sort of cased a card on Lawn Fawn's website because I am challenged when it comes to these types of images!  I started by stamping all the images then die cut them.  I used a cloud stencil for the background and die cut the "dirt" using a snow drift die. Once the that was done, I stamped the water and added the watering can.  The hello sentiment was a freebie from I believe Taylored Expressions (but I could be wrong!).  I added crystals and shimmer.  The main panel was popped up using craft foam.  I love the cute faces on the veggies!

Before I end, I'd like to wish a fond farewell to one of our team members, Maria Levine.  She and I are the original members of Just Us Girls!  We started this challenge blog in 2009 and I've been so lucky to have known Maria and so many others.  Good luck Maria!

And now, I'd like to welcome our new member Elizabeth Stewart.  She's going to be a great addition to the team, and we are so fortunate to have us joining us!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for the month of August, Claire Apostoloff, on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Rooting for You (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Recollections white, brown (SU)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, various C. Pooler inks, tumbled glass distress oxide
Accessories:  Rooting for You dies (LF), stitched snow drift (MFT), stitched rectangle (MFT), mini cloud stencil (MFT), hello die (TE?), crystals, shimmer spray, craft foam


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