Saturday, September 17, 2022

Just Us Girls #650 - Color Week

 Hello friends!  It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a very pretty fall color combo.

I went through my fall stamps and I came across this pumpkin that I've always loved from Honey Bee.  I stamped it in three shades of orange with three different stamps.  It looked too white, so I shaded it with some light orange ink.  The middle piece was die cut three times and stacked for dimension.  I stamped the stem, leaves (I put too much shimmer on the large leaf), and twigs and added some crystals down the middle piece.  I chose a weave stencil for the background and brown ink.  It looks too busy, but I had to live with it.  I chose a simple sentiment.

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

Thanks for stopping by!


Recipe
Stamps:  Patchwork Pumpkin (Honey Bee), Harvest Pumpkin (The Ton)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Apricot, clementine, persimmon, key lime, gathered twigs, frayed burlap
Accessories:  Patchwork Pumpkin dies (HB), weave stencil (MFT), crystals


Saturday, September 10, 2022

Just Us Girls #649 - Trend Week

Hello friends!  We have a new challenge over at Just Us Girls today.  It's Trend Week, and Carol Mayne has chosen REPETITION.  That's a fun and interesting trend challenge.
 

I made this card (that I've never shared) as part of the Crop and Create Delivered event sponsored by Scrapbook and Cards.  It is a weekend long event with a box of supplies from popular stamp companies (such as Gina K, Lawn Fawn, Concord & 9th, Pink Fresh, etc.) and very famous instructors (such as Gina K, Jenn Shurkus, Jennifer McGuire, etc.) doing card making classes online.  The amount of cards and supplies you end up with is crazy!  I'm doing it again in October.  I've already received my box of supplies and it's amazing once again.

This card was sponsored by The Stamp Market with Amy Yingling teaching the class.  I used the stamp set A Little Bit of Everything and the coordinating die set to create this repeated sentiment in a rainbow of colors.  I used Catherine Pooler inks.  The flower was stamped and die cut with the coordinating die set and popped up with foam dots.  I added crystals to the card and center of the flower.  It's a one-layer card ladies and gents!  Not often do I create one like that!  

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  A Little Bit of Everything (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  White
Ink:  coral cabana, do-si-do, orange peel, green tea, in the park, mardi gras, suede shoes (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  A Little Bit of Everything dies (The Stamp Market), crystals, foam dots


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Just Us Girls #647 - Photo Week

Hi friends!  Lisa E. is the hostess this week for the Photo Week challenge at Just Us Girls.  She chose this cute back to school photo.
 

I'm a retired teacher and have no children going back to school, so I chose to use the colors in the photo instead.  (Getting off topic here, but who loves to look at all the new school supplies every year in the stores?  Me, me, me!  I don't know what it is about new school supplies, but I just love them!)  Back to the card.  I'm in a fall mood and chose this wreath stencil to use with the colors in the photo.  I wanted the one leaf to look more red, but it looks brown-ish.  I did use yellow ink and red over it.  After stenciling, I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle.  Then I stamped and die cut the sentiment and die cut it two more times to stack for dimension.  The secondary sentiment was stamped below it.  I added crystal baubles for shimmer and mounted this panel on a teal card stock.  Can't wait for cooler fall weather (and Buffalo Bills football, which I'm watching now)!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Wishes Enclosed (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  White, teal
Ink:  Berrylicious, sweet mustard, aquamarine, gathered twigs
Accessories:  Leaves Wreath stencil (SSS), Wishes Enclosed die (ME), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Just Us Girls #646 - Color Week

Hello!  I'm the hostess for this week's Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.  I love these colors. 

I just received some new product from the current Concord & 9th release today and thought they'd work well with the colors.  I started by creating the background using a Turnabout stencil.  I stenciled it twice in yellow and once in teal and tan (my tan is Sand Castle but it looks brown).  Then I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die and then with the oval die.  I die cut the oval from the card base as well so there is a see through element.  I stamped the sentiment on the inside with teal ink and then again on a scrap piece with yellow ink and die cut the middle part with the banner die.  I adhered that on the front covering up the stamped image inside.  I added some stamped leaves and crystals to finish it off.
And my favorite color is autumn!!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Autumn Hues (C&9th)
Paper:  white
Ink:  Sweet mustard, aquamarine, sand castle
Accessories:  Autumn Hues TAB stencil and die (C&9th), Friendly Florals die (C&9th), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Just Us Girls #645 - Trend Week

Hello friends!  The Trend Week challenge at Just Us Girls is to use a stencil.  Bobby brought us this challenge this week and if you take a look at my blog, you'll see it's one I love!

This floral image may not look like a stencil, but it is!  It from Altenew, and it's a stamp, stencil, 3-D embossing folder, and die set.  I used all but the stamp.  I started by embossing the image.  Then I laid the four stencils over it and added the color.  After that, I die cut it then popped the piece back into the embossing folder to emboss again because it lost some of its dimension when I die cut it.  Before adhering it to the base, I used a cover plate to get some dimension to the background.  I added the sentiment and crystals to finish it off.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:Perfect Sentiments (Pink Fresh)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, coral reef, lemon whip, soft lilac, aquamarine
Accessories:  Fragrant Florals stencil, die, 3-D embossing folder (Altenew), quilted stitched die (Lil' Inkers), perfect sentiments die (PF), clear embossing powder, crystals

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Just Us Girls #644 - Word Week

 Hello!  We have a new challenge at Just Us Girls.  This week is our Word Week challenge and Vicki has chosen the word BUTTERFLIES.

 I had three foiled butterflies on my desk, but I knew I had this stamp and stencil butterfly set from Taylored Expressions that I really wanted to use instead.  I started by using the red cling stamp for the bodies, stamping it in black ink.  Then I laid the two layering stencils for the wings and added two colors of orange ink.  I pulled out the die cut and embossed sentiment I had in my stash and laid it on the background.  It looked so busy.  I needed to break it up in some way.  I decided to use a thin frame to cut out a frame from the background piece as well as from black card stock.  I adhered all the pieces to the card base and added a secondary sentiment.  There were more black pearls, but somehow they didn't stay on the card!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for the month of August,
Catherine Roffey, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome Catherine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Butterflies (Taylored Expressions), Perfect Sentiments (Pink Fresh), Messages for Everyday (SSS)
Paper:  White, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark, peach fuzz, apricot
Accessories:  Butterflies stencil (TE), stitched rectangle die (MFT), thin frame die (SSS), sentiment strip die (Gina K), white and clear embossing powders, pearls


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Just Us Girls #643 - Wild Card Week

 Hi friends!  It's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls.  This means the hostess can choose any challenge she desires.  Ina is this week's hostess, and she chose to have us CASE a designer.  Love this challenge!

I love Jennifer McGuire's cards, so I chose to CASE one of her recent ones.  This is the one I CASED.  It what she called a Unique Shaker Card.  I'll explain below.

What is unique about this shaker is that inside the shaker is a stacked die cut that the shaker bits have to go around instead of just falling to the bottom immediately.  I started by using Pink Fresh's washi tape and coordinating die.  I attached the washi tape to a piece of card stock and die cut it.  I set the other pieces aside.  I die cut it again four more times from white card stock and stacked those blank ones together.  I also die cut the scalloped frame four times from white card stock and once from gold card stock.  I stacked the white ones together.  Before adhering the stacked frame to the card base, I inked it with pink and marigold inks.  I adhered the stacked frame and die cut to the card base and added sequins, crystals, and hearts then adhered a piece of acetate cut to size.  The gold frame was adhered on top as well as the washi die cut.  The sentiment is also from Pink Fresh.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest this month, Fran Wing, on the JUGs blog.  This is her last week with us, and I'd like to thank her for the beautiful cards she shared with us this month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Paper:  White, gold, acetate
Ink:  Sparking rose, bubble gum, marigold (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle scallop frame die (MFT), Whimsical Blooms washi and dies (Pink Fresh), Foiled Sentiments 3 (Pink Fresh), sequins, crystals, stars


Saturday, July 23, 2022

Just Us Girls #642 - Photo Week

 Hello friends!  Sue chose this fabulous photo for the Just Us Girls Photo Week Challenge.  Lots of inspiration to pull from!

I immediately thought of this stencil set from Pink Fresh.  The vines hanging down looked similar to the one in the photo.  This took me about 15 minutes to create which was great because my craft room is upstairs and I don't have a/c up there!  It was hot!  I chose three different shades of green and yellow and blue for the flowers.  After stenciling, I die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle and stamped the sentiment.  I mounted it onto a green panel and added crystals.  Easy peasy!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Choose Hope (PFS)
Paper:  White, green
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, sunshine, seaside, fresh pear, key lime, olive
Accessories:  Hanging Garden stencil (PFS), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Just Us Girls #641 - Color Week

 Hello!   Cecile has chosen a very pretty color palette for the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.

First of all, this card is so much prettier in person.  I just couldn't capture it on camera.  I needed a wedding card for today and this was the perfect color combo.  I started by hot foiling the flower and sentiment, then die cut them with coordinating dies.  I used some coral ink for the flowers and a bit of green for the leaves.  That took care of the gold and the coral.  For the light gray, I used fog card stock and ran it through an embossing folder.  I mounted that panel onto a gold panel.  The flower and sentiment were die cut two more times for dimension.  I added coral crystals for that final shine.  The corners were rounded as well.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Paper:  White, gold, fog
Ink:  Coral reef, fresh pear
Accessories:  Magnolia Bouquet hot foil & die, Elegant Occasions hot foil & die (Spellbinders), Dainty Diamonds embossing folder (SU), corner rounder, crystals


Monday, July 11, 2022

Just Us Girls #640 - Trend Week

Hi friends!  This week it’s Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and Carol Mc. Chose a fun one…rocker cards. 
 

I had never heard of this before, so I looked on Pinterest for inspiration. There are a lot of them!  I can’t believe I never heard of these!  I started by pulling out the largest scalloped circle I could find and die cut a white circle and folded it in half. Then I die cut a smaller circle from rainbow pattern paper and cut it in half.  That was adhered to the scallop circle. Then I stamped the butterfly and used the coordinating stencil to add a rainbow of inks. I adhered the bottom part of the butterfly to the rocker part. For some shimmer, I added crystals and shimmer to the butterfly.  I had a limited amount of space, and the small “hi” sentiment fit perfectly. 


Recipe
Stamps:  Spread Your Wings (Waffle Flower), Perfect Sentiments (Pink Fresh)
Paper:  White, rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, raspberry bliss, sunshine, summer shower
Accessories:  Spread Your Wings die and stencil (WF), circle and scallop dies (Spellbinders), crystals, shimmer


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Just Us Girls #639 - Word Week

 Hello!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy chose MAMMALS.

I love foxes.  I think they are such a pretty animal.  I started by using a cloud and grassy edge stencil for the background.  Then I colored the elements with copic markers and die cut them.  I added some white accents (I don't do that very well, I have to admit!) and crystals.  That panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle and mounted onto a blue mat.  There's shimmer on all the die cuts too. 

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for July, Fran, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome to JUGs for this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Woodland Friends (Gina K)
Paper:  White, blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, sky blue, grassy knoll
Accessories:  Woodland Friends dies (Gina K), stitched rectangle (MFT), mini cloud die (MFT), grassy edge (SSS), crystals, shimmer


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Just Us Girls #638 - Photo Week

 Hello everyone!  This week Vicki is our hostess at Just Us Girls, and she chose this cute summery photo.  It sure made me smile!

I went literal with this photo when creating my card, as you can see!  I was in search of pineapples in my stash of stamps and came upon this older set from Rina K.  It's a stamp/stencil/die set.  I first die cut the pineapple from white card stock and placed the die cut back into the negative space on my MISTI.  Then I stamped the yellow body of the pineapple and the green fronds.  Then I stenciled the green spots on it with the coordinating stencil.  I did this two more times.  Then I went in search of a set that had sunglasses and found one!  I had a die for them, so I die cut them six times and stacked them in twos for dimension.  The flower is from another stamp set.  I stamped it, colored it with copic markers, then die cut it and attached it to pineapple.  For the background, I first used a tan ink for the sand, and aqua for the water.  I did put a piece of post-it tape down before inking to create the horizon.  Then I used a cloud stencil for the sky.  The sentiment made me laugh, so I had to use it.  I drew in the birds and added crystals to finish it off.  

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Sending Sunshine (Rina K), Sunscreen Required (C. Pooler), Toucan Do It (C. Pooler)
Paper:  White, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Memento tuxedo black, sunshine, olive, sky blue, aquamarine, warm buff
Accessories:  Sending Sunshine dies, Sunscreen Required die, Toucan Do It die, stitched rectangle die (MFT), cloud stencil (MFT), crystals


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Just Us Girls #637 - Color Week

 Hello!  It's Color Week at Just Us Girls, and Elizabeth has chosen this primary color combo with an additional color of you choice.  This should be fun!

These new products were sitting on my desk, so I put them to work!  I started by using the four layering stencils to create the garden gloves in the three colors and added the green.  Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I sponged the same blue and red inks onto a scrap piece of white card stock so I could die cut the accent pieces on the gloves and have it match.  The fog mat piece was created using a leaves piercing cover plate.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink and die cut with a coordinating die.  I added red pearls to finish it off.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Just a Hello Floral (Pink Fresh)
Paper:  White, fog
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, sunshine, summer shower, berrylicious, grassy knoll
Accessories:  Garden Gear Gloves die and stencil (The Greetery), Swirling Leaves Pierced cover plate (Honey Bee), pearls


Saturday, June 4, 2022

Just Us Girls #635 - Word Week

Hi friends!  Lisa E. is the hostess at Just Us Girls for our Word Week.  She chose a cool word:  PAINTBRUSH.

I love how colorful this card is!  I die cut the handles and tips of the brushes from a rainbow of card stock colors and the brushes from black card stock.  I used silver card stock for the metal piece.  The sentiment was stamped in black and the word "color" from rainbow ink colors.  I added crystals in rainbow colors and a red heart.  I mounted the white panel onto black and then added that to a rainbow stripe pattern paper.  

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new June guest, Lucie, on the JUGs blog.  I'd like to welcome Lucie to JUGs for this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Crafty TAB (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  White, black, rainbow paper (Lawn Fawn), various card stock colors, silver
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, candy apple, clementine, sweet mustard, grassy knoll, seaside 
Accessories:  Crafty TAB dies (C9th), crystals, shimmer

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Just Us Girls #634 - Photo Week

 Hi everyone!  The Just Us Girls Photo Week challenge is hosted by Carol Mc. and she chose this lovely photo of bicycles with baskets of flowers.

I chose to use this old set from Papertrey Ink.  I liked the blue bike in the photo and went in that direction.  I die cut the main part of the bicycle and stamped the tires in black.  The frame part was stamped in blue and I used a black copic marker to color in the set.  The basket was stamped in brown and the flowers in yellow with green leaves.  I added crystals to the centers of the tires.  Then I had to decide how finish off the card.  I chose a scene card (I don't know why because it is my least favorite card design to create).  The tree and frame is a coverplate from Lawn Fawn.  I first die cut it from white card stock for the base then from brown for the tree.  I then die cut it from the yellow gingham and cut out the tree to get the frame.  The blue background is another pattern paper.  I die cut the grass and tree top from green card stock.  I added crystals and shimmer to the flowers and stamped the sentiment in black.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamp:  Pedal Pusher (PTI)
Paper:  White, green, brown, Spiffy Speckles (Lawn Fawn), Gingham (Doodle Bug)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, lemon whip, summer shower, olive and dove (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Pedal Pusher dies (PTI), Leafy Tree backdrop die (LF), Fresh Cut Grass die (MFT), cystals, shimmer


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Just Us Girls #633 - Color Week

 Hello!  It's Color Week over at Just Us Girls this week.  Bobby has chosen coral, blue, and tan.

I had this stencil on my desk and thought it would look good in the coral and blue colors.  After stenciling, I die cut it with a stitched rectangle.  I used the tan color for the flower and added a coral center and blue leaves.  The sentiment was die cut with the same coral and blue card stocks.  I added shimmer to the flower center and the sentiment.  I also added pearls in a tan color.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Paper:  White, coral, blue, tan
Ink:  Coral reef and blue jay (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Mod layering leaves stencil (SSS), Happy Birthday die (Creek Bank Creations), Upsy Daisy dies (MFT), pearls, shimmer



Saturday, May 14, 2022

Just Us Girls #632 - Trend Week

 Hi friends!  The Trend Week challenge over at Just Us Girls is hosted by Carol.  She's chosen shaped cards for our challenge.

I had to search high and low for this die set from Honey Bee!  I knew I had it and was pleased when I finally found it.  I've had it forever, and it's the first time it is being used....can you believe it?  LOL!  It is so fast and easy to create, so I made four of them.  I die cut the card part from white card stock.  Then I used some Tonic velvet black card stock for the tops of the bottles and glitter card stock in various colors for the bottoms.  The die set has two different bows, so I created two of each from coordinating colored card stock.  I adhered two on an angle and two straight on.  I had to find a small die for the front and found this "hi" sentiment.  On the card with the bow angled, I also angled the die cut.  The other two were adhered straight.

These are adorable.  I love the blue one!

My current nail polish is very similar to the pink one here!  

These cards are very small, so I had to find sentiments for the inside that would fit.  These are the ones I chose, both from MFT.


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

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Tiny Words and Hello Beautiful (MFT)
Paper:  White, Black Velvet Tonic Mirror Card, various glitter paper (SSS)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Nail Polish Bottle Card dies (Honey Bee), Hello There die (MFT)





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