Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just Us Girls #386 - Photo Week

Hey there!  Vicki chose a pretty green teapot for the Just Us Girls Photo Week challenge.
 
I pulled out this sweet die and die cut it from white cardstock then colored the leaves and stems with a green copic marker.  I colored some scrap white paper and die cut the butterfly from it as well.  I made the card a shaker because of the opening.  I added some sequins on the front and stamped the sentiment.  There's some Spectrum Noir shimmer on the butterfly and leaves. 
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our March guest, Nance Salkeld, on the JUGs blog. This is her last week with us and we've enjoyed having her play along with us.
 
I'm also adding this to the Less is More blog.  The challenge is to use a frame.  I think this fits!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Cutaway Tags: Spring (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, copic marker
Accessories:  Circle of Leaves (SSS), Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inkers), acetate, sequins, dimensional tape, Spectrum Noir shimmer
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Just Us Girls #385 - Color Week

Hi friends!  I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls color challenge this week, and I have some fun springy colors for you to work with.
 
I wanted to do a floral card and found this stamp set from Papertrey Ink in my never been used box.  It's a layering set and I love the way it layers up!  I used several inks on this (see below), keeping with the challenge colors.  I matted it with this brushstroke paper and I ran the front of the base with a linen impression plate for some texture.  Love the sentiment too!  I stacked three of the together to give it some dimension.  There is Spectrum Noir shimmer all over the sentiment and the floral spray.  Sequins, of course, are always a nice way to finish off a card!
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our March guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Fresh Bouquet (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Recollections white, gray, Beautiful Brushstrokes
Ink:  Hibiscus burst, rose bud, cotton candy, hollyhock, hot mama, flirty fuchsia, smoky slate, basic gray, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Big Basic: birthday, sequins, dimensional tape, Spectrum Noir shimmer 

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time Out #79 - CASE Challenge

Hey friends!  The challenge over at Time Out is a CASE challenge.  We have a lovely card to CASE.
 
This card is by Jenny Mullins.  I love bird houses and these are so fun!
 
This challenge is sponsored by Verve, and Julee graciously gave the Time Out DT stamp sets to work with.  I got this one called Hip Hop Bunnies.  So cute!  I chose two of the bunnies to color up and I placed them on the card similar to where the bird houses are and sponged some ink similar to Jenny's card.  I also used kraft cardstock like she did.  The white background looked plain, so I noticed that carrot stamp and decided to stamp it all over the background.  The bunnies sort of look like peeps to me!
 
The winner of this challenge will get a stamp set of their choice from Verve.
 
You can see more about the challenge and inspiration from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Izzy, on the Time Out blog.
 
I'm also entering this in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Hip Hop Bunnies (Verve)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth white, kraft
Ink:  Broken china and worn lipstick Distress Oxide; Jet black archival; Versafine onyx black; Zig markers
Accessories:  Wonky stitches die (Avery Elle), sequins, signo white gel pen, fun foam

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Just Us Girls #384 - Trend Week

Hi friends!  This week is Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Maria chose using a stencil.  I love stencils!
 
I chose one of the Woodblock Stencils from Papertrey Ink and paired it with Distress Oxide inks.  I can't seem to stop using these!  I started in the middle and worked my way out using a rainbow of inks.  I sprayed it with Shimmer Spritz to give it some of that sparkle I love.  I didn't want to cover up any of the pretty stencil, so I stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum and wrapped it around the cardstock.  I added some sequins and popped up this piece on fun foam and mounted it to a piece of violet cardstock.
 
You can see more inspiration from the JUGs design team and our March guest on the JUGs blog.
 
I'm also entering it into the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge.  Loved the rainbow colors!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Etched Easter Eggs (PTI)
Paper:  Bristol smooth white, Recollections white, violet, vellum
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Distress Oxide:  worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, broken china, cracked pistachio, wilted violet
Accessories:  Woodblock stencil (PTI), Shimmer spritz, sequins, fun foam

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time Out #78 Reminder - It's Our 3rd Birthday!


I'm back again to remind everyone that Time Out is in its second week of celebrating our third birthday!  We are sponsored by these fine companies, so please stop by the Time Out blog to see what the prizes are!
 
The challenge is to make a card based on the theme Love and/or Friendship.  There's a twist to add spotlight stamping.  I just got this stamp and I love it!  It's a bit challenging to color, but I used the packaging to see where the flowers and leaves begin/end.  I used Bristol smooth white cardstock because I wanted to use Zig markers.  I stamped the image in Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder.  The coloring is very simple with the embossing.  I stamped the sentiment below and added sequins.  You can't tell in the photo, but I put some Spectrum Noir sparkle on the letters and leaves.  The main panel is popped up with fun foam.
 
We have four of our sponsors and some of their DT playing along with us as well as our guest for this challenge, Ardyth.  You can see all the details on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Botanical Hello (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth white
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine onyx black, Zig markers
Accessories:  White embossing powder, sequins, Spectrum Noir sparkle, fun foam, Mini MISTI
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Just Us Girls #383 - Word Week

Hi everyone!  It's Word Week over at Just Us Girls and Bobby chose the word GEOMETRIC.
Fun word!  Lots of possibilities!
 
I've been going through my dies, and found this cute little goodie bag die from Lawn Fawn.  I used to use templates on my Silhouette to make all kinds of boxes.  I miss making them sometimes because they were so cute and fun to make.  So I die cut this cutie and sponged my new Oxide Distress ink on it through a geometric stencil.  Love those inks!  Once I stenciled it, I put it together.  I then decided to make it an Easter-themed bag by die cutting the bunny and stamping it with pink ink.  I also die cut the bunny's tail and added some liquid applique to it and heat it to make it fluffy.  Love the sentiment too!  I finished it off with some sequins and a bow.
 
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our March guest, Nancy, on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Polka Dot Parade (PTI), Carton Cuties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Neenah solar white
Ink:  Party Dress (C. Pooler), cracked pistachio oxide distress
Accessories:  Goodie bag die (Lawn Fawn), Polka dot parade die (PTI), Banner trio die (WP9), Retro pattern stencil (Inkadinkadoo), sequins, liquid applique, dimensionals

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time Out #78 - It's Our 3rd Birthday!

Hey everyone!  It's Time Out's 3rd Birthday and we are celebrating!
Look at all the sponsors we have for our players for this challenge!  So fun!
The challenge this time is Love and/or Friendship with the optional twist of spotlight stamping.
 
I'm using a few new products on my card that I'm so excited about.  I just received the new Oxide Distress inks last Saturday and broke them open to make this card almost immediately!  Let me tell you they are fabulous to sponge with!  It's really effortless to get them to blend!  I used six of the twelve inks on this background.  They still work well with water as you can see by my water droplets.  Once that was done, I die cut the skinny hello from that paper and the fat hello from black paper.  I layered them together and covered the black with shimmer.  I embossed the word friend in white powder and finished it off with Nuvo Crystal Drops in three colors.
 
We have these four companies doing a special blog post for our challenge and some of their DT members are playing along with us.
 
 
You can also see more from our Time Out DT and our guest for this challenge, Ardyth, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Just Saying (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Strathmore watercolor, black
Ink:  Versamark, Distress Oxide: worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, broken china, wilted violet
Accessories:  Say Hello dies (Concord & 9th), white embossing powder, Spectrum Noir sparkle, fun foam, Nuvo Crystal Drops:  dandelion yellow, ripened pumpkin, Caribbean ocean

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