Saturday, November 26, 2016

Just Us Girls #371 - Photo Week

Dear Ones!
This week is photo week over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Vicki has chosen this stunning photo for our inspiration.

Here's what I came up with:
As everyone knows, it's very difficult to photograph shimmer and shine, and this is very shimmery with that gorgeous purple metallic paper. The ornament is cut out of silver metallic, and the background patterned paper is very glittery.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Recollections Purple Foil Card Stock
Recollections Silver Card Stock
Recollections Shimmer Noel Patterned Paper
Marianne Designs Christmas Bauble Die
Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Stash Ribbon

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful cards that our November Guest Designer, Cecile, and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January, 2017!!   I hope to see you there. 

Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!!















Saturday, November 19, 2016

Just Us Girls #370 - Color Week

Dear Ones~

This week is COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Ina has chosen these gorgeous colors. TEAL, PURPLE and GOLD are stunning together.  As usual with color challenges, you are to use all three of the chosen colors as well as any neutrals that you need.  Neutrals are white, ivory, kraft, black, brown or gray.


Here's what I came up with:
 I adore this funny bunny from Verve Stamps. Doesn't he just make you smile?? I made this card for my virtual BFF who just lost her house to fire. I thought it might cheer her up. I fussy cut the bunny from patterned paper and colored his tummy, nose and feet with Prismas.


Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
SU Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
SU Island Indigo Card Stock
Colorbok Fresh Linen Patterned Pape
Recollections Gold Mercury Glass Card Stock
Verve Stamps Hip Hop Bunny Stamp
Power Poppy Springtime Love Stamp
Stash Gold Mirror Card Stock
Prismacolor Pencils 
SU Oval Dies
Paper Studio Lines and Dots EF

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful cards that our November Guest Designer, Cecile, and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January, 2017!!   I hope to see you there. 

Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!!

























Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge - Ribbon, Ribbon! Who's Got The Ribbon?

Dear Ones~
This week Vicki Dutcher and I are hosting the Mod Squad Challenge. Our challenge is RIBBON, RIBBON! WHO'S GOT THE RIBBON? We are asking players to us ribbon somewhere on their card. Easy, peasy, right?

One of our sponsors is the wonderful stamp company  
  https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/shop/index.html
Kitchen Sink Stamps offers us a discount CODE: ModSquad15.
  These stamps are amazing. Most have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images using several colors. There is real dimension with a 3-D effect! And one of the best features of this stamp company is that there are color recipes for most of the multi-step stamps, so you don't have to guess what colors to use. There are even alternative colors if you don't have the inks that are suggested. Maria from Kitchen Sink Stamps is a member of our Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group so feel free to say Hi or ask any questions.
 
THE PRIZE
A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store. 
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!

Here's my card:
I have a lovely little die from Marianne Designs called Christmas Bauble. It's very detailed, and is gorgeous cut with metallic paper. Here I have cut it in gold and then backed it with some watercolored background paper I found in my stash. The Kitchen Sink Stamps are from the set called Build a Garland. Isn't that ribbon multi stamp gorgeous? There are four separate stamps used to create the dimension. I stamped the ribbon and then fussy cut it out and glued it to the bauble. I also used that same stamp set to create the pine bough behind the bauble. And then the final touch was to splatter it with gold watercolor. I love how this turned out.
 Here are the Ingredients:
SU Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
GKD Red Hot and White Card Stock
Recollections Mercury Glass Card Stock
Marianne Designs Christmas Bauble Die
Stash Gold Mirror Card Stock
Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi-Step Build a Garland
Kitchen Sink Stamps Never a Loss for Words
Fine Tech Watercolor Paint in Gold

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Blog Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Just Us Girls #369 - Trend Week

Dear Ones~

This week is TREND WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Bobby has chosen METALLICS

Here's my card:
I recently got a new die set from Stampin' Up called Starlight Thinlits. It has several beautiful star dies and I really wanted to see what it looked like cut out of metallic paper. I also just got some Inca Gold paste. This paste is very shiny, and works beautifully for stenciling. I thought it would make a great backdrop for the star focal. 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Recollections Mercury Glass Card Stock
Recollections Christmas Glitter Card Stock
Viva Inca Gold Paste
Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil
SU Star of Light Stamp for Greeting
SU Starlight Thinlit
Spellbinders Fleur deLis Square Die
GKD Gold Embossing Powder

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful cards that our November Guest Designer Cecile, and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January, 2017!! 

I hope to see you over at JUGS! 
Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!!



















Sunday, November 6, 2016

Make It Monday - That's a Wrap

Dear Ones~
This will be short and sweet because I have some other things to do today. But I wanted to play in the Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge. We are invited to create our won wrapping paper. I LOVE making my own patterned paper, so this was really fun.

Here's my paper:
So I just grabbed a really sweet stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Tinsel and Tags. It's from last year's Christmas collection. The images are all stamped randomly, and then I splattered the whole thing with gold Fine Tech watercolor.

Here are the Ingredients:
Hewlet Packard Copy Paper
PTI Tinsel and Tags Stamps
SU Inks In:
*Real Red
*Pear Pazazz
*Soft Suede
*Crushed Curry
*Cucumber Crush
Fine Tech Gold Watercolor

So that's it. Hope your weekend has been stellar. Thanks so much for stopping by, I adore your comments!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Just Us Girls #368 - Word Week

Dear Ones~

 
This week is WORD WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Sue has chosen the word ENCOURAGEMENT
What a lovely word to use.

Here is my card:
I love this sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps. I sometimes use it to make a separate little placard to insert inside a card I am sending to someone who needs encouragement. I fussy cut a couple of the butterflies from the patterned paper. I thought they were so pretty!




Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
MFT Spearmint Card Stock
SU Blushing Bride Card Stock
DCWV The Butterfly Garden Stack
Verses Rubber Stamps It's A Hug Stamp
GKD Gold Embossing Powder

  

I would like to welcome our November Guest Designer, Cecile Ribon. Her work is AH-MAZING!!! Check out her BLOG and see what I mean!!!

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful cards that Cecile, and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January, 2017!! 

I hope to see you over at JUGS! 
Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!!







Saturday, October 29, 2016

Christmas Plaid

Dear Ones~
Well, Michigan State lost to Michigan. I always like watching that game. Course I cheer for State, so there's that, but oh well. It's just a game.

I was so happy to find a little time to play today. It's been several days. Here's what I created:
I didn't have a lot of time, so I kept this fairly simple. I like to make rustic cards once in awhile and I think that's what this is. I just got the new GKD Nordic Winter Stamp set and wanted to get it inky. Here I heat embossed it with white on some GKD Dark Sage card stock. I always forget about this Dark Sage color, and I find it quite pleasing.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft, Dark Sage and Red Hot Card Stock
GKD Nordic Winter Stamp Set
GKD Compliments of the Season Stamp Set for Greeting
DCWV Christmas Plaid Patterned Paper
SU Oval Dies
GKD White Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon and Gems

I will be entering this card in:
Stamp TV Monday Challenge - Just a Touch (use a touch of red)
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

So that's it for me today. It certainly is fall - very dreary and damp. Hope you are having a good weekend. And thanks for all your nice comments, they mean the world to me!!