Saturday, November 26, 2022

Just Us Girls #660 - Photo Week

Hi friends!  I hope all my American friends had a very nice Thanksgiving Day.  We had a nice time with family, great food, and football (our Buffalo Bills pulled out a win)!

This is our last challenge for 2022 over at Just Us Girls.  We are taking December off and will be back in January with some exciting changes.  But this week is Photo Week and Carol has chosen this comfy looking photo. 

I saw that painting of the deer over the fireplace and knew exactly what stamp I was going to use.  This is an older stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I cannot part with.  It's a multi-step stamp set and comes together so nicely.  I chose a fun polka dot pattern paper for the back and a pretty teal for the frame.  I stamped the sentiment and die cut it three times (as I did for the deer) for dimension.  I spritzed it with shimmer spray and added red pearls.  

You can see more from our JUGs design team and our November guest, Karren Johnson, on the JUGs blog.  Thanks goes out to Karren for being such a great guest this month!

Have a wonderful holiday season and we will see you in January!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Fawn & Flora (PTI), Ornamental Christmas (SSS)
Paper:  White, North Pole (Doodle Bug)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, sand castle, over coffee, candy apple, key lime, evergreen, gathered twigs
Accessories:  Fawn & Flora dies (PTI), Ornamental Christmas die (SSS), Nordic Frame (Greetery), shimmer spray, pearls

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Just Us Girls #659 - Color Week

 Hi friends!  Carol is the hostess at Just Us Girls for our Color Week challenge.  I love that she chose these classic holiday colors.

I chose these bells as the focus of my card this week.  I die cut them from two different green colors and gold for the accent. The bow was die cut from red and burgundy card stocks.  I chose to display them on this pattern paper I received free from Honey Bee.  It was the perfect back drop for the bells.  The sentiment was embossed in gold on red card stock and stacked with two other pieces for dimension.  I popped up the bells and added shimmer on the red berries to complete the card.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Ornamental Christmas (SSS)
Paper:  Red, green, burgundy, gold, Honey Bee designer paper, white,
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Layering Holiday Bells (Honey Bee), Ornamental Christmas die (SSS), gold embossing powder, shimmer, dimensionals

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Just Us Girls #658 - Trend Week

 Hi!  I'm the hostess this week over at Just Us Girls for the Trend Week challenge.  I chose for us to make a matching envelope.  I feel envelopes get ignored sometimes and thought this would be a good challenge.

I started by making my card.  I used the Peaceful Pines stencils from Taylored Expressions.  This made four cards, but I'm only sharing one here today.  I saw one on their site using these bright colors and thought it was so fun, so I went with it.  I added some texture with their Fresh Snow paste.  It's kind of hard to see in the photos.  I stamped the sentiment and added crystals and mounted it on an aqua card base.
For the envelope, I created it in the same manner as the card to mirror it.  When I send cards to family and friends out of town, I always stamp the back flap with a sentiment that says "Greetings from Buffalo" and I have a buffalo stamp that I stamp with it (I live in Buffalo, NY).  I got it at my LSS, who special orders them.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Here We Come A-Caroling (C. Pooler)
Paper:  White, aqua, white envelope
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, salvaged patina, mowed lawn, gathered twigs, saltwater taffy, carved pumpkin, mustard seed
Accessories:  Peaceful Pines stencils (Taylored Expressions), stitched rectangle (MFT), fresh snow texture paste (TE), crystals

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Just Us Girls #657 - Word Week

 Hello!  This week is Word Week at Just Us Girls, and Bobby chose the word FENCE.

I saw Jennifer McGuire use this die in this manner a while ago and had to have the die.  For her background, she pieced strips of colorful paper for her background.  I didn't have the time (or patience!) to do that, but I did remember I had lots of rainbow printed paper from Waffle Flower that I could use.  I chose this one and adhered it to the card base.  I die cut the image from white card stock and adhered it over the rainbow paper.  Then I needed a fence, so I found this slimline fence die from Honey Bee and cut it to size and adhered it over the die.  I think it looks like it belongs!  I added the foiled sentiment from Pink Fresh and some crystals.  I love this card!  I'm sending it to my niece who will start a new nursing position with our local Veteran's hospital next week.  I think the sentiment is fitting.

You can see more from our JUGs design team and our new November guest, Karren Johnson, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome Karren!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  White, JJ's Rainbow (Waffle Flower)
Accessories:  Girl with Kite (Hero Arts), Horizon Slimline Borders (Honey Bee), foiled sentiments (Pink Fresh), crystals


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