Friday, October 25, 2013

Photo Inspiration

Marisa has a beautiful photo for inspiration this week at Just Us Girls!
I was inspired by the orange leaves and the tablecloth.  I used Core'dinations Kraft Core for the embossed background and lightly sanded it to reveal the core.  I also used Core'inations Shattered for the leaves, sanding the edges and coloring the stems with a brown marker.
I also needed a wedding card and went with the leaves once again.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I used metallic rub ons in copper, gold and red on the leaves and added a strip of gold washi tape.
Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!!  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!   

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS212. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 31st. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Thanks for playing with us this week!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Nancy has a beautiful color combo for us this week at Just Us Girls!
The inspiration photo is beautiful, but I went for a more quirky style.

Image is a Golden Oldies, stamped and colored with Touch Twin Markers, then cut out and layered on top of the chevron dp.  I love to combine dp and to stick with the colors, opted for the fun polka dots for the background.  Stamped the sentiment by Gina K Designs in VersaFine onyx ink.

We would love to see what you create with this color combo!  Come join us at Just Us Girls!
Thanks for stopping by!

Think Pink Challenge

I made this baby girl gift set for the Think Pink Monthly Challenge over at Tombow USA Blog
I used various girly papers in pink, ivory and brown to cover the chipboard heart box and picture frame adhered with a Tombow glue stick.  Covered them with Mod Podge and embellished using chipboard letters, Prima Flowers and die cuts.  The inside of the heart box was painted pink using craft paint.  The heart box can be filled with assorted baby items:  onesies, socks, pacifiers, rattles, etc.  The card images are by Stampin Up and Imaginesce.
Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Die Inlay Technique

Vicki has a great technique challenge for us this week at Just Us Girls!  There is a link on Vicki's post to follow for a video on this technique.

Die cut the stars and fit them together like puzzle pieces!  This technique is very addictive and I just couldn't stop at one.  This one uses a Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  Sentiments are by Gina K.

And one more using more Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.  I didn't do one in the reverse because I cut the deer on the wrong part of the dp :(.  I had to add the punched glitter cardstock circles to hide a little boo boo on the edge of the pennant.

Come play along with us this week!  You will find out yourself how addicting this technique can be.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rock Star


Playing with the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week.  I have a bowl full of sequins and this was the perfect push to use them.

Die cut the stars and pieced the yellow one inside the blue one.  Stamped the chevron with Memento Luxe Danube Blue ink and stamped the sentiment with Memento Nautical Blue ink and randomly scattered the blue and gold sequins and attached with a Tombow glue pen.

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Shape It Up!

I am pretty traditional when it comes to making cards by sticking to A2 size and shape, so this week's challenge at CAS on Sunday to make a shaped card is truly a challenge for me.

Used the 2 largest Spellbinders Labels  dies for the base, scoring one of the red die cuts 1/4 inch from the top edge and attaching it with ScoreTape to the front piece.  Stamped the images with Memento Luxe inks in Love Letter and Nautical Blue, then added a little Sakura Stardust red gel pen around the edge.  Stamped the starburst type images on the blue with Studio G cream ink.  And lastly, added the Core'dinations Glitter Silk punched star.
Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Some Mummy Loves You

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I am so excited to be a new Jug Head! 

I needed to make some Halloween cards for the grandkids and this sketch was perfect.
You can play along, too at Just Us Girls

This week we are being sponsored by A Walk Down Memory Lane

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The winner this week will receive a $15.00 gift certificate to spend at A Walk Down Memory Lane!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 10th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Thanks for playing with us this week!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Images and sentiments from There She Goes - Hauntingly Delightful.  Stamped the mummy and ghosts with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Touch Twin Markers and cut them out.  Added Sakura Stardust black gel pen to the eyes.  Stamped the sentiment with the same ink and die cut with a Spellbinders rectangle die, left it in the die and sponged Memento Tangelo and Cantaloupe ink in the opening.  Dug into my dp scraps and found these stripes an polka dots, the flourish and black border were already on the polka dot dp.  The mummy was attached with Pop Dots.

Thanks for popping in!