Saturday, September 30, 2023

Just Us Girls #699 - Case a Design Team Member

 Hi friends!  The challenge this week at Just Us Girls is our CASE a Design Team Member challenge.  You can choose any of the JUGs design team cards to CASE and enter.

I took a class at my LSS over the summer and we created a set of these Colorado Crafts stamp sets.  I just thought they were so adorable that I decided to post this one for the challenge.  The image and sentiment are from two different stamp sets.  The images were stamped, colored with copic markers and die cut.  They are layered with adhesive dots.  Nice and simple CAS cards!  I love the sentiment!

You can see more from the JUGs design team on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Carrot On and Garden Therapy (Colorado Craft)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, copics
Accessories:  Carrot On die (Colorado Craft), adhesive dots

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Just Us Girls #698 - CAS Week

Just Us Girls has a new challenge this week.  It's our CAS week challenge and Sue is our hostess.  She has added the subject SPORTS for a focus or theme.

I was a bit stumped thinking I didn't have anything sports related when I recalled some golf themed stamps/dies I have.  I chose this golf bag stamp and die set I had purchased at a stamp show a few years ago.  When I pulled out the die I realized it was two dies.  One cuts out the entire bag and the other the front pocket so you can layer them.  I colored it with copic markers and added the pearl for the snap on the pocket and some shimmer on the golf clubs.  For the background (I forgot it was CAS this week...I thought it was our word week...oops) I stenciled an argyle pattern.  Argyle for me is associated with golf!  The sentiments are from a Gina K golf set and I added them around the bag.

You can see more from our JUGS design team and our October Guest, Stephanie Lanzalotto, on the JUGs blog.

This is Stephanie's last week with us and it was so nice having my former Time Out teammate joining us on Just Us Girls.  Thanks for the beautiful cards Stephanie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Golf Bag (The Artful Stamper), Golf Diva (Gina K)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, sky blue, seaside, grassy knoll, copics
Accessories:  Golf Bag die (The Artful Stamper), stitched rectangle (MFT), layered argyle stencil (Pretty Pink Posh), pearl, shimmer

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Just Us Girls #697 - Mood Board or Photo Week

 Hello all!  This week's Just Us Girls challenge is our Photo or Mood Board challenge.  Carol M. has chosen this fabulous fall mood board.  I love fall!

I loved that leaf in one of the pictures and tried to recreate it.  I sprayed a piece of card stock with three different colors of mica stains:  yellow, red and brown.  I think I have all of them but this is the first time using them.  They are so shimmery!  Once dry, I die cut the leaf from it and die cut it two more times and stacked them for dimension.  For the background, I used a leaf stencil and distress inks to get fall colors.  I wanted something on top of the leaf and chose this cute mouse in a bed of leaves from MFT.  I added the sentiment and pearls.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Harvest Mouse and Piles of Fun (MFT)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, copics, marigold, clementine, candy apple, doe; Mica Stains: harvest moon, tart cranberry, fallen acorn
Accessories:  Thanksful Leaves die (C&9th), floating leaves stencil (SSS), stitched rectangle die (MFT), pearls

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Just Us Girls #696 - Word Week

 Hello!  Bobby has chosen a great word for the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge this week.
What a great word, considering we just had that beautiful moon in our skies last week!

I really wanted to use my Tim Holtz moon stencil, but in my mess of a craft room I couldn't find it.  Organizing that room is on my to do list!  So while searching, I found this slimline tree stencil from ARTplorations and pulled that along with my newest purchase of this cat.  I'm not a cat person, but when I saw this cat I couldn't resist!  So it took me a minute to figure out how to get the moon in there (this is my second try!).  I first stenciled the trees using a blue ink for the background.  I didn't want to make it too dark because of the black cat, but in hindsight I think it could have been darker.  Then I die cut a circle from a piece of masking paper and, while the stencil was still in place, laid it over the stencil.  I then used yellow and orange inks to get the moon shape.  The cat was die cut and assembled and adhered to the card.  I chose this cute sentiment and embossed it with white embossing powder.  The band on the hat was sparkled up with some star dust stickles and I added some black crystals.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Sentiment Strips: Halloween (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper:  White, black, orange
Ink:  Versamark, marigold, clementine, slumber
Accessories:  Beyond the Trees stencil (ARTplorations), Spooky Cat die (SSS), circle die (Spellbinders), stitched rectangles (MFT), white embossing powder, star dust stickles, crystals

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Just Us Girls #695 - Color Week

Hi friends!  The new Just Us Girls challenge is up and this week it's our Color Week challenge.  Lisa E. is our hostess and she has chosen AQUA and APRICOT.  I love these colors!

I had so many ideas running in my head, mostly pumpkins, but I instead went with a floral design.  I chose this stencil set from Pink Fresh.  I used only aqua and apricot inks.  I used a lighter hand for the lighter color then a stronger hand to get the darker colors.  I spotted another stencil on my desk, this time a script one.  I decided to stencil over the floral design with a very light gray ink for a different look.  I have to say I love it.  So for the sentiment, I used a sympathy die with a shadow companion die and used a light gray for the shadow.  I added a secondary sentiment with another gray ink.  Crystals were added for sparkle.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new September (how is it September already?) guest, Stephanie Lanzalotto, on the JUGs blog

Welcome Stephanie!  So happy to have you joining us this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Moments of Grace (SSS)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, apricot, ocean breeze, misty coast, rocky slope
Paper:  White, apricot, gray
Accessories:  Seamless Floral Panel stencils (PF), Script stencil (Hero Arts), With Sympathy die (SSS), stitched rectangle die (MFT), sentence strips die (Gina K), crystals


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