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!

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!

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!

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!

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


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