Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Us Girls #407 - Color Week

It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls and this week is Color Week with Me as your hostess!  I was thinking about the kids getting ready to go back to school and it made me think of crayons, so I chose 3 of the primary colors from the crayon box.


Check out the JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired our Guest Designer, Darnell Knauss and the rest of the Design Team.


I used an old Gina K set - Oh Boy! using the sailboat and sentiment.  Added various patterned papers from my stash and added some die cut stars cut from glittered cardstock.  This is for my youngest grandson's first birthday.

What do these colors make you think of ?  Come show us what you create using these colors only and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just Us Girls #406 - Trend Week

It's time for a new Trend at Just Us Girls and Judy is challenging us to Bring on the Shine!


We have with us again this week, Darnell Knauss as our Guest Designer!  Check out what Darnell and the rest of the Design Team at JUGS have created by Bringing on the Shine!


The background is stenciled with Distress Oxide ink in Broken China.  Then stamped the dragonfly from an old SU set, but the background was showing through the wings, so stamped it again on some white cardstock, colored the wings and added some Stickles.  Cut out the wings and paper pieced onto the original dragonfly.  Added some Sakura black glaze pen over the body of the dragonfly.  Then die cut the sentiment from some black Glitter Silk cardstock by Core'dinations.

Come play with us in our Trend Week Challenge 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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Miss You Map

I was inspired by a few challenges this week.

The Male Room - Maps/Coordinates



Time Out - Photo - Home Sweet Home



Double D using neutrals - tan, cream, kraft, off white, etc. with texture




I started off by stamping the map from Concord & 9th with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on some thin cork.  Die cut a brown frame for a mat and then another frame from ivory cardstock which I covered with Versamark and heat embossed with Distress ep in Vintage Photo.  Used a cream piece of diamond embossed cardstock from Core'dinations and onto a base made from Gina K Sandy Beach.  Die cut a heart from kraft and distress with some brown ink.  Sentiment is stamped with Espresso Truffle, die cut the tag and sponged the edges with more Espresso Truffle.  Tied the tag onto the heart with some brown/cream baker's twine.

Thanks for taking a closer look!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Just Us Girls #405 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the word "Shower".  This could be a rain shower, baby shower, bridal shower or bathroom shower.  What are you going to create with a Shower?


Since this is the first challenge of August, that means we have a new Guest Designer!  Please welcome the one and only Darnell  Knauss!  Come on over to JUGS to see how Darnell and the rest of the Design Team have been inspired by the Word Shower.



Stamped the umbrella, colored with Touch Twin markers and cut it out.  Stamped the sentiment  and punched with word window punch.  Die cut the banner from turquoise and punched out the center again with the word window punch and inlaid the sentiment.  Added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Neptune for rain drops.  The striped background paper was found in my stash.

Now it's your turn to come play along with us in our Word Week challenge.  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, July 29, 2017

Just Us Girls #404- Wild Card Week

It's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!  This happens whenever there is a fifth Saturday in a month.  Ina has chosen a great challenge for us this week - Old and new !


 This is our last week with Aileen Ryan with us as our Guest Designer, and I would like to thank her for playing along with us and sharing all of her amazing creations this past month!! 
Now come on over to JUGS to see what Aileen has in store for us this week along with the rest of the talented Design Team.


For my old, I used an old Stampin Up set for the tree and I also have had the sentiment for a little white.  For my new, I used my new Distress Oxide inks for the background.  The tree was stamped with brown ink and then I used a green gel pen to color the leaves.

Come play along with us at Just Us Girls in this Wild Card Week and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3/

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rock Star!

Playing in a couple of challenges.  First is CAS(E) this Sketch!


And The Male Room - Mixed Media



And one more, Mix It Up Challenge - Anything goes with the twist of distressing

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I used a star cut from yellow glitter cardstock instead of the square.  Stamped a striped smaller star, cut it out and covered it with some gloss.  Embossed the brick background on some Core'dinations Kraft Core then sanded the raised bricks and smeared some Distress Oxide ink for some more dimension.  After that dried I lightly smeared some white pigment ink and then sponged the edges with Distress Black Soot ink.  Then sentiment was stamped with red dye ink.

Thanks for dropping in!




Saturday, July 22, 2017

Just Us Girls #403 - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a perfect photo for our inspiration!


 

Once again we have the amazing Aileen Ryan with us as our Guest Designer!  Come on over to see what Aileen and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration.


I started out with the little watermelon image and made a border then colored them with Touch Twin Markers.  Stamped, colored and cut out the picnic basket and added it to the circle that was first sprayed with shimmer mist and then inked through a stencil.  I just had to add the little ant down in the corner.

Come play along with us in our Color Week Challenge 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.