Saturday, March 25, 2023

Just Us Girls #672 - CAS Challenge

 Hello friends!  This week's challenge over at Just Us Girls is our CAS challenge.  Sue is hosting this challenge and has chosen 1/3 or less, meaning only 1/3 or less of your card should be used.

I chose this silhouette set from Gina K.  I stamped the image in Versafine onyx black on the bottom of the card.  I wanted some color and thought about (and searched for) the Kaleidoscope ink pad.  Remember those?  I love them!  I stamped the sentiment using this pad and then die cut it with the coordinating die.  I stamped the secondary sentiment above it in black.  I love how simple this card is and how the ink really punched it up.

So this card was the first one I made.  I only thought about the 1/3 or less part of the challenge, not so much the CAS part!  The girls told me to post it, but I don't think it fits the CAS challenge.  So I'm just going to post it anyway as a secondary card.  I just adore these little mice.  I just started cross stitching again last summer.  I did this craft 40 years ago and probably had to put it aside because of work, etc.  I find it so refreshing once again and have several finished pieces and several pieces in the works!  So I had to have this stamp/die set.  

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

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Recipe Card 1
Stamps:  Friendly Silhouettes (Gina K)
Paper:  White, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Kaleidoscope bouquet
Accessories:  Friend die (Gina K), stitched rectangle (MFT)

Recipe Card 2
Stamps:  Sew Very Mice (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  White, Desert Storm, woodgrain dp
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, copics
Accessories:  Sew Very Mice dies (LF)

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Just Us Girls #671 - Photo or Moodboard Challenge

 The challenge at Just Us Girls this week is hosted by Elizabeth and she has chosen this amazing moodboard.  I absolutely love the lemons!

I was in the Amalfi Coast in Italy last April, and the lemons were abundant!  Everywhere you looked you saw lemon trees and lemon everything as far as souvenirs were concerned.  I of course came home with some (and I wanted to include them in my photo and forgot!).
Anyway, my card uses the Lemons and Blueberries set from Pink Fresh.  I started by adhering the coordinating washi tape onto some white cardstock.  The die then cut out all the pieces perfectly.  I only used the wreath and one of the lemon bouquets on my card.  I actually cut the wreath in half to make it bigger which allowed me to adhere the white sentiment strip across it.  I adhered the lemon bouquet on it as well.  The yellow gingham pattern paper was adhered to the base then I adhered the wreath and sentiment strip.  I added yellow crystals as well. 

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

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Stamps:  Garden Roses (Pink Fresh)
Paper:  White, Gotta Have Gingham (Pink Fresh)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Lemons & Blueberries washi & die (Pink Fresh), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Just Us Girls #670 - Word Week

 Hello friends!  This week over at Just Us Girls, Elizabeth has chosen the word RAINBOW for our Word Week challenge.  So many options!

I have had these rainbow stamps and dies from Erin Lee Creative for a long time, and this is the first time I'm breaking them out!  I started by die cutting the rainbow in different card stock colors as well as the sun.  I taped the rays on the back side to keep them together.  Before adhering them to the card, I stamped the main sentiment.  Then I was able to adhere the rainbow and stamp the secondary sentiment, which I had to curve on the MISTI to match the curve of the rainbow.  I then added the sun using dimensionals.  I also added star dust stickles to the rays of the sun and some crystals for that shimmer I love.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Hugs Sunshine Smiles & Rainbows (Erin Lee Creative)
Paper:  Whiite, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  A2 Rainbow Rays die (E. Lee), sun die (E. Lee), crystals, star dust stickles

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Just Us Girls #669 - Color Week

 Hello!  Ina has chosen these beautiful colors for the Color Week challenge at Just Us Girls this week.  Let's have some fun with them!

I have had this idea to create a card with strips on a diagonal for a while.  I love this design and thought it would work well with these colors.  I used a strip die in two sizes to create the strips.  The blue and yellow strips are larger than the black strips.  I adhered double sided tape in the two inch size (I think) on a piece of white cardstock then adhered the strips on a diagonal.  Once done, I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down.  I then die cut the floral frame and sentiment from black and yellow card stock.  I layered the flower and sentiment, offsetting them.  I added crystals and was done!  Easy card, but it's very bold!  

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new March guest, Michele Ferguson, on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  Black, aqua, yellow, white
Accessories:  Slim Strips dies (Pink Fresh), Floral Stem Collage die (Poppy Stamps), Hello There die (MFT), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals


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