Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just Us Girls #416 - Color Week

Vicki is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has a very timely color palette to inspire us.

Hop on over to the JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired our Guest Designer, Karola Rehnstrom and the rest of the talented Design Team.

Monday, October 16, 2017

More Halloween

Finishing up my Halloween cards and was inspired by a few challenges.

Addicted to CAS - Pumpkins   

The Male Room - Use metal  

Stamped and heat embossed with black ep on a piece of metal then colored in some of the elements with Touch Twin markers and a white chalk marker.  Stamped the diagonal stripe using black ink on orange cardstock then mounted on a gray card base.

Stamped the black cat image on yellow cardstock, colored around the moon with a purple Touch Twin marker, then shaded with Black Distress ink.  Covered a strip of web ribbon with glue and added black glitter.  The little circle on the sentiment strip is a little spider which was covered with some clear Wink of Stella. 

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Cracked Halloween

My last Halloween card.


Cardz 4 Guyz  Challenge 180- Boo - Halloween or Autumn Thank You

Cardz 4 Guyz

The Male Room to use metal.

Used a cracked stencil on the background inking with Black Distress Ink.  Stamped and heat embossed with black ep the winged skull image on metallic paper.  Used a striped stencil for the strip and a sunburst stencil for the circle.  Stamped the sentiment and covered it with Glossy Accents and added some silver metallic dots with a gel pen.   The Male Room to use metal.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Just Us Girls #415 - Trend Week

Our newest Design Team Member, Angie is our hostess for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and she is challenging us to make a window or peek-a-boo card.

We have Karola Rehnstrom with us again this week as our October Guest Designer.  Check out the creations over at the JUGS blog to see what Karola and the rest of the Design Team have created using windows or a peek-a-boo card.

I used Gina K's Inspiration Mosaic stamped on a premade watercolor panel.  Cut out the 2 rectangles and framed them with black cardstock.  Stamped the flower and the sentiment and placed behind the cut out windows.  Colored the flower with Touch Twin markers and filled in the hello with gel pen.  Added a few splatters.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Hope for a cure for breast cancer.  Playing along with the Time Out challenge - 

Challenge #93 Breast Cancer Awereness and/or Friendship

TIME OUT Challenges

Using some patterned vellum for the background and added the Concord & 9th die Hope cut out of white cardstock with Scor-Tape adhered to the back side and sprinkled with pink glitter.  Added a couple of die cut feathers to finish it off.

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Altenew and Ellen Hutson!

The October Mix it Up challenge at The Classroom is to use both stamps from Altenew and Ellen Hutson.

I used Beautiful Day from Altenew and Bokeh Dots from Essentials by Ellen.  First I heat embossed the Bokeh Dots larger, swirly circle with gold ep on some kraft cardstock and then added the smaller dots in Brilliance Platinum.  Splattered some Wink of Stella in silver and brown (even though they all look the same on this).  Embossed the flower and leaves with gold ep on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils.  Stamped the sentiment, also from Altenew with Versafine Sepia (it didn't photograph very well).

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Just Us Girls #414 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to hostess.  I have chosen the word Light.  This leaves a lot of room for interpretation.  It could be a light of some sort or something that is light in weight or light colored.

It's a new month and that means a new Guest Designer!  I would like to welcome Karola Rehnstrom as our October Guest Designer!  Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what Karola and the rest of the Design Team have been inspired to create with the word Light.

The first card I went with something light - feathers.  Stamped the feather by  randomly on the card base in Hero Arts Wet Cement and added the sentiment from Gina k in the center using black ink.  Quick and simple!

The second card I went with a light (lamp).  All stamps are from Gina K, Concord & 9th and the stripes are a stencil.  Stamped the Inspiration Mosaic on the card base then masked off the blocks and stamped the pink polka dots and stenciled in the stripes.  Colored the lamp base with a Touch Twin marker and paper pieced the lamp shade which was stamped using a Concord & 9th falling hearts stamp.  A little time consuming, but fun to make.

Come play along with us showing us how the word Light inspires you 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.