Saturday, June 24, 2023

Just Us Girls #685 - CAS Week

The new challenge over at Just Us Girls is the CAS week challenge.  Elizabeth has chosen a theme of Thinking of You for this challenge.

I love this sentiment die and it was perfect for this challenge.  I started by finding a secondary sentiment and chose this pre-printed one from SSS.  Since it was black, I decided to die cut the sentiment from black card stock and twice more for dimension.  I matted it with a pattern paper die cut from a tag die and added the enforcement in black and a twine bow.  The background of the card base was impressed with a cover plate in a quilted pattern.  CAS for me!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  White, black, Blissful paper (Authentique)
Accessories:  Sentiment die (Altenew), Quilted Stitched die (Lil' Inkers), Infinity nesting tag die (Hero Arts), twine

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Just Us Girls #684 - Photo or Mood Board Week

 It's Photo or Mood Board Week at Just Us Girls.  Vicky has chosen this great photo of what I believe are cabana houses.  I love the colors!

I know I have, or had, a wood stamp with a row of houses but do you think I could find it?  No.  So I used this birdhouse die I recently got at my LSS.  I pulled the colors from the photo and I love the way it came together.  I did stack the red and blue parts to make them more dimensional.  I matted it with a kraft polka dot pattern paper to mimic the sand and die cut it with a stitched rectangle.  I added a pearl for the door handle and some extras around the house.  The sentiment is a preprinted one from SSS.  I also spritzed it with some shimmer spray.  I haven't used that product in a bit, but I love the look.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  White, red, various pattern paper
Accessories:  Decorative Birdhouses (Pretty Pink Posh), sentiment strip (SSS), pearls, stitched rectangle (MFT), shimmer spray

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Just Us Girls #683 - Word Week

 Hello!  That's my greeting and the word for the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge.  Ina is the hostess this week, and I think it's a great choice!

My friend and fellow JUGs team member Nancy always tells me I should color more.  I love stencils and dies and they have taken me away from coloring.  So I pulled out this image that my other crafty friend Cheryl gifted to me and colored!  We were shopping together one day and I said I loved this image, and next thing I knew it was mine!  I stamped it on X-Press It card with Memento ink and colored it with many copic markers.  My markers were happy to be out and used today!  I stamped the sentiment in the upper corner.  I thought this was the perfect stamp to use for the image.  I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle and matted it with a black mat.  I pulled out a PTI gingham paper pad and chose this yellow gingham.  I die cut it with another stitched rectangle.  For some shine and shimmer, I added star dust stickles to the flower centers and bee's wings and some crystals.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Buzzy Hive (Whipper Snapper), Hog Heaven sentiment (MFT)
Paper:  X-Press It, white, black, PTI gingham
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, copic markers
Accessories:  Stitched rectangles (MFT), star dust stickles, crystals, craft foam

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Just Us Girls #682 - Color Week

 Hi all!  Vicki is our hostess over at Just Us Girls for this week's Color Week challenge.  She has chosen a very unique color combination of blue, purple, and gray.  I loved it!

Last fall, I took up a new craft...quilting.  I fell in love with it and have made several quilts since then.  I was very lucky to have found someone to do the quilting (the finishing part of the quilt process where the top of the quilt I made is combined with the inside batting and the backing piece using a machine called a longarm) just 15 minutes away.  She is very talented at longarming, and did some amazing work on my quilts.  Well, it seems she is moving south and taking her longarm with her!  I'm so happy for her, but sad for me and her other customers.  

Anyway, long story short, I wanted to make a card for her to express my happiness for her next chapter in her life and my thanks for all she's done for me.  I pulled out this quilt die and die cut it from white card stock for the frame and three pattern papers in the challenge colors and created this pattern.  Just like a quilt!  The best part is that I can create two more cards with the left over pieces.  I covered the front of the card base with gray pattern paper and added the hello.  To finish it, I added crystals.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for June, TK, on the JUGs blog.
Welcome TK! We are so happy you are joining us this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  White, various pattern paper
Accessories: Quilt Square Coverup die (MFT), Hello die (Paper Smooches), crystals


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