Saturday, February 17, 2018

Just Us Girls #428 - Color Week

We have a really pretty color challenge going on over at Just Us Girls.  Turquoise, berry, and kraft...lovely!
 
I used this really cool stamp from Concord & 9th and stamped it with the turquoise ink then filled in the flowers with berry and kraft inks.  On the tips of the big flowers, I stamped off the berry color before stamping it on the flower to get a lighter color.  I mounted this piece of kraft paper and added the embossed sentiment on berry paper and the sequins.
 
You can see more from our JUGs design team and February guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Blooms Fill-in (C & 9th)
Paper:  Recollections white, kraft, bravo burgundy
Ink:  All That Jazz and Peppermint Scrub (C. Pooler), kraft (MFT), Versamark
Accessories:  Wonky stitches die (Avery Elle), white ep, sequins, dimensional tape 


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time Out #103 - Hobbies

Hi friends!  The theme for the current Time Out challenge is Hobbies with an optional twist to make it a one layer card.
 
Mine is not one layer...it's a little dimensional.  I recently purchased some things from MFT's new release and the gift card dies and pouches were sitting on my desk waiting to be put away, so I used it.  I knew this stamp set from Altenew would be perfect for the hobbies theme. I started by created the background.  I used this new to me glitter paste in this beautiful color with an Altenew stencil.  Then I stamped and die cut the main panel and the frame.  I love the sentiment!  I put the stamped piece in the gift card pocket with some sequins and was done.  The background on this card is so sparkly! 
 
This challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays and our guest is Ashwini.
 
You can see more from the design team on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Recipe
Stamps:  Crafty Friends (Altenew)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Extreme black (MFT), Tombow markers
Accessories:  Gift card & frame die (MFT), gift card pouches, sketched lines stencil (Altenew), Cosmic shimmer texture paste, sequins, fun foam


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Just Us Girls #427 - Trend Week

Tags for Trend Week at Just Us Girls!  I love tags!
 
Well, mine is a little different than the regular shaped tag.  I just got this beautiful die and thought it would make a pretty tag.  I die cut it from white card stock and mounted it on this pretty pink polka dot paper.  Then I cut another piece of cardstock for the back.  I spritzed it with shimmer spray, added the pearls, and twine.  The sentiment was stamped on black with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our February guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Beautiful Inside (Altenew)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, Bitty Dot Basics
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Mum Flower Frame (SSS), white ep, shimmer spray, twine, pearls 


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Just Us Girls #426 - Word Week

Hi friends!  It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls.  It's getting close to Valentine's Day, and Bobby chose "Love" as our word for this week.
 
I've had this stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh for a while.  It's such a cute idea.  I stamped the heart in a light color ink and covered it with red sequins.  Then I die cut the word die for times and stacked it and adhered it below the heart.  Simple card today!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper: Recollections white, real red
Accessories:  Inside out stitched scallop die (Lawn Fawn), Love die (PTI), sequins, fun foam



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time Out #102 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hello friends!  We have a new challenge over at the Time Out blog.  It's our Home Sweet Home challenge and this is the photo for you to be inspired by.
 
Stamplorations is our sponsor for this challenge, and I'm using one of their cute stamp sets called Tweet Love.  I was inspired by the hearts and love on the photo.  I strayed from the black, white, and gold colors, as you can see!  I smooshed some distress inks onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water, and smooshed my watercolor paper into it.  I dried it then put it back into the remaining ink on my craft mat to pick up some spots.  I die cut this panel with a stitched rectangle then went to work on the heart balloons.  I stamped them in Versafine black onyx ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  They are colored with Zigs and also die cut with a stitched rectangle.  All that was left to do was stamp and emboss the sentiment and add sequins.  There's also shimmer spritz on the main panel.  It is super shiny!
 
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Trina, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Tweet Love (Stamplorations)
Paper:  Recollections white, Bristol smooth white, watercolor, black
Ink:  Picked raspberry, fired brick, wilted violet, Versamark, Zigs
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle (MFT), white embossing powder, shimmer spritz, sequins, fun foam 


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Just Us Girls #445 - Photo Week

Hey friends!  It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Maria chose this one.  Lots of inspiration to be had from it!
 
Our friend's mom is celebrating her 100th birthday!  What an amazing thing!  And the great thing is that she is as sharp as a tack!  She loved her flowers and was always in her garden, so I had to have flowers on her card.  I used the yellow flowers in the vase and the striped rug in the photo as my inspiration.  I stamped the flowers in two coordinating colors, impressed the main panel with an impression plate, and added the striped paper.  I wanted the sentiment to say 100 birthday wishes, but there wasn't enough room, but I like the 100 wishes just as well. This panel was sprayed with some shimmer spritz, so it's really sparkly.  I stamped the envelope too, but forgot to photograph it!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our January guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2 (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, Black & White Stripes (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, sunny day, butter bar, old olive, always artichoke
Accessories:  Rosie Posie dies (PTI), Impression Obsession word die, By the Numbers border die (PTI), impression plate (PTI), shimmer spritz, corner rounder, dimensionals


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time Out #101 - Inspired by Words

The new challenge over at the Time Out blog is our inspired by words.  This is the quote to be inspire by.
 
I went literal...a no brainer!  I had this card designed in my head, but I had a heck of a time finding this Wrap it Up die!  It was of course in the last possible place I could look.  I still have lots of organizing to do!  I started by die cutting the box of the present with some old Cosmo Cricket pattern paper.  Then I matched it up with some equally old SU cardstock...ruby red.  It was a perfect match.  I die cut the ribbon, bow, and word from that cardstock.  I added rose sequins and some shimmer to the word die.
 
You can see more from our Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Michele, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Recipe
Paper:  Desert storm, ruby red, Cosmo Cricket dp
Accessories:  Wrap it up die (PTI), Celebrate word die (MFT), sequins, fun foam, Spectrum noir shimmer 


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