Monday, January 15, 2018

40th Anniversary

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! to create an anniversary card for my hubby for our 40th anniversary.


I used dies from Concord & 9th.  I knew I wanted to use that striped heart die for sure.  Die cut the striped heart from Rose Red cardstock and added some pink glitter paper behind it.  Die cut the leafy heart on white and layered the two together.  Die cut the floral swag and colored with Touch Twin markers, added some Wink of Stella, some Nuvo drops and some yellow Stickles to the largest flower.  Stamped the sentiment by Mudra Stamps in Versafine Onyx and layered onto a green die cut banner.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Just Us Girls #423 - Trend Week

It's time for our Trend Week at Just us Girls and I have been seeing a lot of galaxy backgrounds/night sky creations lately; so that is what I chose to challenge everyone to try. Here is a link to Jennifer McGuire's tutorial using Distress Oxide Inks. Another version on Splitcoaststampers using watercolors. The Design Team has done an amazing job with this Trend to provide inspiration! I can't wait to see all of your beautiful starry night skies!



Come on over to JUGS to see what our Guest Designer Cathymac and the rest of the Design Team have created.

I used the tutorial from Jennifer McGuire's blog.  Sponged on various Distress Oxide Inks, then plattered some white ink and added some white gel pen dots.  I used a combination of stamps on this from Concord & 9th, Gina K and Hero Arts.

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, January 6, 2018

Just Us Girls #422 - Word Week

We're back again for another year of challenges at Just Us Girls and it is Word Week with Vicki as our hostess and it's Anything Goes!


Welcome to our January Guest Designer Cathy McCauley [cathymac]!  Come and see what Cathy and the Rest of the JUGS Design Team have created.



This was created with a heavy heart for a friend who unexpectedly lost her husband just 9 days before Christmas.  I smooshed some Distress Oxide Inks in blues on my kraft mat and dragged and pounced the cardstock through and in the ink.  When I was happy with the results and it was dry I stamped the flowers and the sentiment in Versafine Onyx ink, matted it on some black and used some blue cardstock for the base.  Very simple in technique and design.

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, December 16, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 11

It's the 11th day of the Twelve Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 at the CLASSroom with another color challenge.  Carolyn Peeler & Angie Backman have some great tags for inspiration!

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Started by die cutting a tag from gray and white polka dot cardstock.  Added the squiggle circle as a wreath from kraft and added the little leaves in mint green then added the berries with Viva Decor drops in a mauve color.  Stamped, colored and cut out the little snowman.  Added the mauve scalloped edge piece to the top of the tag that was stamped with gray snowflakes.  Tied the little sentiment tag, stamped with kraft ink with some raffia.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Day 10 of the Twelve Tags of Christmas 2017

Day 10 at the CLASSroom's Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 and it's another color challenge - Rainbow Bright!  Fantastic inspiration from designers  Sharon Harnist & Svitlana Shayevich!

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Used some rainbow striped paper adhered to a white tag.  Die cut the tree from teal and adhered some pink glitter paper behind it.  Die cut an oval and sponged ink in yellow, orange and red to create a glow around the tree.  Added Nuvo drops to the tree for bulbs.  Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with purple ep and stamped the second part of the sentiment in Memento Rose Bud.  Tied on some glittery pipe cleaners and green and turquoise baker's twine.  Added a few pink sequin stars to finish it off.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 9

The Twelve Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at the CLASSroom 2017 is a color challenge with inspiration from Heather Meeson and Nichol Spohr!

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I love what both designers did with the Oxide ink on the backgrounds and that is where I started!  Sponged Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and left a white area on the bottom of the tag.  Stamped the tree from my very first Gina K set with Distress Pine Needles ink and colored the trunk and branches with a brown Touch Twin marker, then added the snow on the branches with a white Pitt pen.  Added some Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste on the snowy bottom of the tag.  Stamped the cute little snowman from Penny Black, colored it with greens and reds markers and a little shading with a light gray marker.  Cut him out and adhered to the tag and tied it off with some green raffia.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 8

It's the 8th day of the CLASSroom's 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 with a sketch challenge.  Designers Lisa Adametz and Jill Foster have fabulous tags for inspiration.

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Smeared a couple different blue Oxide inks on my craft mat, misted with water and smeared my white tag through the ink.  When dry, stamped the gold lines on the top and bottom using a stamp from Concord & 9th Joy set with Golden Glitz ink.  Used a stencil and smooshed some Nuvo glitter paste through the dots,  (very hard to see in the photo)  Stamped the sentiment  with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue.  covered a wooden star with Prismacolor gold marker and also colored the ribbon, which was white with the same.  Adhered the star and some little pink sequin stars as well.

Thanks for stopping by!