Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Us Girls #407 - Color Week

Hi everyone!  Look at the bright primary colors Sue chose for the Color Week challenge over at Just Us Girls!
Here's what I did with them.  I was fortunate enough to get a Stamp of Approval box from Catherine Pooler Designs.  It came in the mail today, so I thought I'd use a lot of the products from it for today's challenge.  I took a leaf stamp and stamped in into a flower using the challenge colors on a tag die cut.  I love this sentiment and stamped it in black on top of the flower.  I was just going to make the tag, but decided to put it on a card so I used a stencil and the inked up the three colors on the side.  The tag was cut again in blue cardstock and layered behind the stamped tag.  I added ribbon, twine, sequins, and spritzed it with shimmer spray to finish it off.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Leaf Motifs, Bloomin' Bouquet, Good Things (CPD)
Paper:  Recollections white, pacific point
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, tiara, rockin' red, something borrowed
Accessories:  Tags, etc. dies (CPD), Geo Trio stencil (CPD), fun foam, sequins, ribbon, twine, shimmer spritz

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time Out #90 - Theme Challenge

Hi friends!  The new challenge over on the Time Out blog is the Theme with a twist challenge.  The theme is Autumn and the twist is to make your card in 10 minutes or less.  THAT'S a challenge!
Now I didn't time how long it took me to do this card, but it was under 10 minutes to create it.  Thinking about what I was going to make and getting the supplies together was another thing!  I started by die cutting the white panel with the wonky stitches die.  Then I started stamping the leaves.  I stamped the green one in the middle first, then stamped the others.   I wanted the die cut words to match the inks, so I used the direct to paper technique then die cut the words.  I wanted to stack the words, but to do that would have taken more time, so I just have one layer.  I had to add some Nuvo drops too!  This panel is mounted on a green base.
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Elaine, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Geometric Greenery (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, garden green
Ink:  Sunshine (SSS), canyon clay (PTI), bamboo leaves (Memento)
Accessories:  Wonky stitches die (Avery Elle), Thank you die (Hero Arts), Nuvo crystal drops

Friday, August 11, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays #180 - Friendship

Hello everyone!  There's a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays and the word to be inspired by is FRIENDSHIP.
CAS-ual Fridays just released four new stamp sets.  The "mwah!" comes from the one called Puffy Heart Love.  The font is so pretty!  I started by creating a background using Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth white cardstock.  I spattered it with white and black paint then die cut it out.  I stamped the sentiment on vellum in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  The rest of the sentiment, "and there's nothing you can do about it!" is stamped on the inside (forgot to photograph it!).  I added black and white sequins to finish it off.
You can see more from the other Girl Fridays on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Puffy Heart Love and Sassy Smiles (CAS-ual Fridays)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth white, vellum
Ink:  Twisted citron, peacock feathers, and picked raspberry distress oxide; Versafine onyx black, Versamark
Accessories:  Blueprints #26 (MFT), white embossing powder, sequins

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Just Us Girls #405 - Word Week

Hi everyone!  I'm the hostess at Just Us Girls this week, and for our Word Week challenge I chose SHOWERI chose this word because yesterday was my niece's bridal shower.  She's getting married in September.  Can't wait for that!
So I needed a card for the bridal shower for my mom.  The color scheme for the shower was Tiffany blue, gold, and white.  So that's what I chose for the card.  I started by die cutting the umbrella then stamping the top in Audrey blue and the handle in gold.  I didn't have cardstock to match, so I took the ink cube and went ink to paper to create the blue strip on the left and for the sentiment.  I did the same for the gold piece.  I ran the white piece through a swiss dot embossing folder.  The sentiment was white heat embossed and I finished off the card with shimmer spritz and gold sequins.  My mom loved it!
I hope you can join us this week.  We are welcoming Darnell Knauss as our August guest!  So happy to have her joining us!  Stop by the JUGs blog to see more!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Scattered Showers (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Audrey blue, delicata gold, Versamark
Accessories:  Scattered showers die (PTI), swiss dot folder, sequins, shimmer spritz, fun foam 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time Out #89 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hi friends!  The new challenge at Time Out is up!  It's our Home Sweet Home challenge where we give you a picture in a home to be inspired by.
Here's this challenge's photo.  I love these colors!
21 Ways to Make the Industrial Look Work for You including brick veneer, pallet coffee tables and map walls:

I did something real simple because it's been a busy week for me!  Too much fun to be had in this short period of time we call "summer"!  So I used this new stamp concept that I'm obsessed with!  They are the turnabout stamps from Concord & 9th.  The one I used today is the Triangle Turnabout.  I stamped it in blue, kraft, and brown inks then again in Versamark and embossed in gold.  (My stamping is a little wonky!  The triangles don't match up very well.  I really need to fix that next time!)  I took these colors from the photo.  I stamped a whole panel then cut it in half and attached it to the card base.  I wanted to use the same blue color for the die cut, so I dragged the ink pad on some white cardstock and die cut the word from that.  I added gold sequins to finish it off.  
You can see more from the Time Out crew and our guest for this challenge, Trina, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Triangle Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Versamark, dark chocolate, classic kraft (PTI), cornflower (Archival)
Accessories:  Celebrate die (MFT), sequins, gold embossing powder, corner rounder

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just Us Girls #404 - Wild Card Week: Something Old/Something New

Hey friends!  It's Wild Card Week over at Just Us Girls.  Since there are five Saturdays in July, the hostess can choose any type of challenge she wants.  Ina is our hostess and she chose to have us use something old and something new on our cards.
So for my something new, I used this new Sunshine turnabout stamp set from Concord & 9th.  I have three of these, and they really are so cool!  I also used four new ink colors:  one from Simon Says Stamp and the other three from Altenew.  The old is the Spellbinders die I've had forever and the sentiment stamp.  It's from MFT and it's still in their store, but I've had it for a while (I thought it was retired!).  I used the Garden Green cardstock from SU (another something old) because I was thinking this could be a masculine card, but then the pink ink jumped out at me!  So I spritzed it with shimmer spritz and added sequins and it's now a card for a female!  Can you imagine all the color combinations possible for this turnabout stamp?  Can't wait to play with it some more!
You can see more from the JUGs DT and our July guest, Aileen, on the JUGs blog.  It's her last week as our guest and I'd like to extend a thanks to her for being such a fabulous guest!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Birthday Greetings (MFT), Sunshine Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, garden green
Ink:  Key lime (SSS), rubellite, maple yellow, tide blue (Altenew)
Accessories:  Spellbinders #3 die, white embossing powder, sequins, shimmer spritz, fun foam 

Friday, July 28, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #179 - Dies Only

Hi friends!  There's a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  This time it's to use dies stamps!  Let's see what you can do!
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I decided to make a tag.  Since I couldn't use any stamps for a sentiment and I didn't have any CAS-ual Fridays sentiment dies (???), I used this paper with birthday greetings on it to get my message across.  The tag was cut from this paper and white cardstock as well to give it some stability.  Then I wanted to use these flower dies, but I wanted to add some interest.  I pulled out some watercolor paper scraps and my Color Burst powders and created some watercolored paper.  I die cut the flowers and leaves from these papers and layered them together with an enamel dot in the center.  The flower was added to the tag along with some ribbon and twine.  That paper used for the middle flower was created with yellow ochre Color Burst.  There are a bunch of colors in it!  I didn't expect that, but I went with it anyway.
You can see more from the CAS-ual Fridays design team on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.
Thnaks for stopping by!
Stamps:  No stamps!
Paper:  Neenah solar white, watercolor paper, Birthday Blowout dp (MFT)
Ink:  lemon yellow, yellow ochre, orange, pthalo green Color Bursts
Accessories:  Scallop tag and pretty posies dies (CF), shimmer spritz, enamel dot, ribbon, twine, dimensional tape


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