Saturday, October 28, 2023

Just Us Girls #703 - CAS Week

 Hello friends!  The new challenge over at Just Us Girls is the CAS Week challenge.  Nancy is our hostess and she wants us to just use the center of the card.  I like this challenge!

I need to send out some Halloween cards to the kiddos in the family.  I chose to make this cute black cat for my great-niece who has a black cat.  I started with the stencils.  Since we had to use just the center of the card, I used an oval masking stencil over the spider web and then the spiders.  The cat was die cut from black cardstock and I added an orange band to the hat and pink for the eyes and nose.  I added star dust stickles to that orange band and crystal effects to its nose.  I used wobblers to add the cat to the main panel.  I stamped two sentiments in orange ink and added another sentiment on orange card stock stamped with black ink.  I found these silver stars and added them for some sparkle.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Sentiment Strips: Halloween (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper:  White, black, orange
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, clementine, rocky slope, licorice
Accessories:  Layered Spider Web stencils (PPP), Masking Ovals stencil (PPP), Spooky Cat die (SSS), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystal effects, star dust stickles, silver stars, wobbler

Monday, October 23, 2023

Just Us Girls #702 - Photo or Mood Board Challenge

 Hi friends!  Sorry my post is going up so late, but my computer crashed and burned and I was finally able to have the Geek Squad look at it.  Unfortunately, it died so I had to get a new one.  I lost a lot of stuff on there!  I can't figure out how to get my signature that I use at the end of my blogs to load.  Ugh!  Such a pain!

Anyway, I was able to load my card onto the JUGs blog and post it here.  

I also don't have the software on this new computer to edit my photos.  So it's a little blurry looking at it here.  I used some new products from Waffle Flower.  I started with the stencils and used the colors from the photos.  After stenciling, I die cut it using the coordinating die and stamped the images using the coordinating stamp set.  Then I stamped the sentiment on black card stock with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I mounted the main panel onto a rust panel and onto the white base.  I did add some shimmer which you can't see in the photo but it's there!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Postage Collage (Waffle Flower)
Paper:  White, black, rust
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark, apricot, clementine, candy apple, shea butter, warm buff, doe
Accessories:  Postage Collage Fall stencils and die (Waffle Flower), white embossing powder, shimmer

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Just Us Girls #700 - Color Week

 Hello friends!  It's Just Us Girls 700th challenge!  That's something to celebrate!  I'm the hostess for this challenge, and I guess it's appropriate because I've been with this challenge since the beginning 14 years ago!  So let's see what I came up with for this Color Week challenge.

My photo isn't showing up very well.  This is supposed to be a terrarium.  I have die cut the glass top of the terrarium from vellum, however you can't really see it!  Oh well!  It's there!  I die cut all the leaves and mushrooms from white card stock, then used the coordinating stencils to color the pieces.  I added them to the terrarium and placed some pearls on the mushrooms.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder on brown card stock.  Love these fall colors!

To celebrate this 700th challenge, I'm giving away a little prize.  I have a Distress Oxide ink pad, some mica sprays (these are so fun!), some stamps and a few other things.  In order to win this, please comment below on my blog and on the JUGs blog as well as enter the JUGs challenge with a card in these colors.   Unfortunately I'm only sending this to US residents (shipping costs are too expensive outside the US!).  I will select one winner randomly.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new October guest, Bonnie Klass, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome Bonnie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Decorative Pumpkins sentiment (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper:  White, brown, vellum
Ink:  Versamark, sky blue, summer shower, clementine, persimmon, warm buff, doe
Accessories:  The Magic is in You stencils and die (Pink Fresh), terrarium die (Pink Fresh), stitched rectangle (MFT), pearls, white embossing powder


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