Saturday, May 19, 2018

Just Us Girls #441 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa is challenging us with this gorgeous color palette. 


We have the very talented Patti Kehl with us again this week as our May Guest Designer!  Come on over to the JUGS Blog to see how these colors inspired Patti along with the rest of the talented Design Team.


Using Altenew's Vintage Roses in Navy and Aqua with the leaves in shades of gray.  Stamped the gingham background from Lawn Fawn in navy ink onto a gray layer and adhered it all to a navy card base.  A little tip I learned from Jennifer McGuire's blog, use Press n Seal over the top side of the flowers when you get them arranged the way you want, then add your adhesive to the back side, flip it over onto your card as one piece then just peel away the Press n Seal.

Now it's your turn to show us how these colors inspire you!  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Just Us Girls #440 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Angie is our hostess and is challenging us to use Stencils!


We have Patti Kehl with us again this week as our Guest Designer for the month of May!  Pop on over to the JUGS Blog to see what Patti and the rest of the talented Design Team have created using stencils.


I printed the treble clef and notes on a laser printer and foiled them with Rose Gold foil.  Matted with some slate gray cardstock.  Stenciled on the one side and into the image with a Tim Holtz Stencil with Hero Arts Wet Cement ink.  Stenciled the chevron onto the card base with Memento Gray Flannel ink.  Added the sentiment and done.

Here is one more that is for my grandson's first communion using a sunburst stencil.


Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.




Saturday, May 5, 2018

Just us Girls #439 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls a I have chosen the word Shadow.  You can make a shadow of an image or words, it could be stamped or drawn shadows or create a shadow by layering die cuts.  Use your imagination and see where it takes you!


I would like to welcome our May Guest Designer, Patti KehlCheck out the JUGS Blog to see how Patti and the rest of the Design Team have interpreted the word Shadow.


I went with stamped shadows.  The balloons were stamped with gray ink with the die cut balloons adhered directly to the white layer, slightly offset for a dimensional look.  The sentiment was stamped first with gray ink then a little and to the right with black ink, again for a dimensional look.  The sentiment was stamped using my MISTI to get the right placement.. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the balloons.

How does the word Shadow inspire you?  Come share you creations with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Just us Girls #438 - Photo Week

It's time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has chosen an amazing photo for our inspiration!


Sadly, this is our last week with our April Guest Designer Karren Johnson.  I would like to say THANK YOU for joining us this past month and sharing all of your amazing creations!  Now jump on over to the JUGS Blog to see how Vicki's Photo has inspired Karren and the rest of the Design Team.


I was pretty literal with my interpretation!  Love the colors and the black and white artwork paired with the orange flowers.  I used Concord & 9th Background Blocks.  The flower die cut has orange Stickles on the flower heads.

Come share your inspirations with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Just us Girls #437 - Color Week

The amazing Carol is our hostess for our Color Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and her color choice is Prominently Purple!


Come check out all of the pretty purple creations by our Guest Designer Karren Johnson and the rest of the JUGS Design Team!


Using Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet.  I smooshed the inks on my craft mat, misted and pressed and moved the watercolor paper around in the inks.  The Seedless Preserves ended up looking more pinkish.  After it was dry, stamped the script from Gina K's Botanicals, the flowers from Unity and the sentiment from Hero Arts all in Versafine Onyx ink.

Now it's your turn to share you Prominently Purple project with us at JUGS!  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Just Us Girls #436 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls, a time to create using one of the current trends we are seeing all around Blogland!  Lisa is our hostess this week and she has chosen the ever trendy Black and White Stripes!


Come on over to the JUGS Blog to see what Karren Johnson, our April Guest Designer and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using Black and White Stripes!


I paired the beautiful peonies from Altenew with the black and white bold strripes and stamping the sentiment directly onto one of the white stripes.  The card base is Apricot Appeal from SU.


I just had to make a second card using the black and white stripes.  I love this Gina K set, Lots of Lines.  Stamped the 3 squares onto white and added a bolder striped piece along the edge,  The leaves are a die cut from green vellum, left in the die and inked with Versamark and then heat embossed white green ep.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Just Us Girls #435 - Word Week

It''s time again for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Ina is challenging us with the word Bold!  There are so many directions you can take with this.


I would like to welcome our April Guest Designer - Karren Johnson!  Hop on over to the JUGS Blog to see all of the Bold creations from Karren and the rest of the talented Design Team.


I went with a Bold sentiment and Bold stripes!  Stamped the background stripes from MFT in Hero Arts Tide Pool ink as well as the small balloon.  The larger balloon was stamped with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  The sentiment was printed out on a laser printer and then foiled with some Tim Holtz Frozen foil.  Layered it all onto a navy card base.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us.  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.