Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Double D - All White

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are going ALL WHITE.  And just look at the beautiful Mood Board we have to inspire us.
 
And here's my card:
I love doing white on white, I just think it's so stunning. My first thought was to do something really fancy, but I decided to go more tailored and classic this time. For the greeting I die cut the word 3 times and stacked them together. I love how it made the word pop up. There's a bunch of layering here with different die cuts, and the flowers and branches were done with punches. Easy peasy!

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Top Dog Flower Lace A2 Mat Die
Die-namics Stitched Mini-Scallop Rectangle Die
HOTP Love and 5 Hearts Die for Greeting
Martha Stewart Punches for Flowers and Branches
Stash Ribbon & Pearls
 
Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And you could win this awesome prize if you play along.
 
 Oh, and thanks for stopping by, your comments always make me smile.
Hugs,
~judy~

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just Us Girls #406 - Trend Week

 
Dear Ones!
This week is TREND WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and I'M THE HOST!!!! I have chosen the trend SHINE. Just put some shine on your card, be it foil, metal, or even foiled card stock. Anything shiny.
Here's my Card:
 I chose to do some foiling with gel medium for my shine. First I sponged with the background with Oxide Inks, then I stenciled the pattern with gel medium. After it dried I applied gold foil from Heidi Swapp and ran the piece through my laminator. I wish the photo showed the shine better. I don't know why I chose SHINE for my challenge when it's awful to photograph. The greeting is one from Gina K. It's printed with toner so I could run that through the laminator with foil as well.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Innocent Pink Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Oxide Inks In:
*Spiced Marmalade
*Worn Lipstick
*Fossilized Amber
Crafter's Workship Mini Cell Theory Stencil
Windsor Newton Gloss Gel Medium
SU Layered Circles Dies
GKD Sending Love STV Kit for Greeting
Heidi Swapp Gold Foil
Nuvo Jewel Drops
Stash Gold Ribbon

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

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Just Us Girls #405 - Word Week

Dear Ones~
This week is WORD WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Lisa has chosen the word SHOWER. We can use anything that has to do with shower, be it bridal or bathroom, baby or rain.

Here's my card:
I have had this Gina K umbrella stamp forever. I think it came from the Enjoy the Sunshine stamp set and it might even have been a kit. I fussy cut the umbrella with the background patterned paper and added some Nuvo Jewel Drops for rain. I have a bridal shower to go to this weekend, so this challenge was very opportunistic!! Yippee for me!!!

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Tomato Soup and Blue Denim Card
SU Delightful Dijon Card
GKD White Card
DCWV Pocket Bloom Patterned Paper
SU Layered Ovals Dies
GKD Enjoy the Sunshine Stamps
Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Bow
Nuvo Crystal Drops

I would like to introduce our August Guest Designer, Darnell Knauss. Darnell is over the top creative!!! Just go visit her BLOG and see what I mean.
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that Darnell and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our August challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of October!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Wing's the Thing

Dear Ones!
This week I am hosting over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I am calling my challenge The Wing's the Thing and am asking players to use anything with wings as the focal for their card.
 
Our sponsor this week is Gina K Designs and Stamp TV
 Gina K Designs Craft store
Stamp TV is a free online community featuring card making, stamping techniques and project videos for paper crafters using stamps and other products by Gina K. Designs. Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
THE PRIZE
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.
 
Here is my example:
For this card I used a Gina K Designs stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger called Holiday Frame for the background. Then I paper pieced patterned paper from the Sending Love Patterned Paper pack. The butterflies and greeting are from the Sending Love stamp set. I colored the butterflies with Copics and then used Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens to spark them up. I used Fine Tech metallic watercolor in gold to add the gold spots. Then I fussy cut the butterflies out and placed them on the card. I created the bigger butterfly twice and attached them together for dimension, with some pop dots under the wings to keep them up.
 
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Turquoise Sea Card
GKD White Card
GKD Sending Love Stamps
GKD Holiday Frame Stamp
GKD Sending Love Patterned Paper
Copic Markers
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens
Fine Tech Gold Watercolor
Nuvo Crystal Drops
 
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.
Hugs~

~judy~

Double D - Tan Neutrals with Texture

Dear Ones~

This time over at Double D the challenge is to use Neutrals With TextureKrafts, tans, creams, beige etc - this is all about the 'Tan Neutral Family"...touches of black or white are okay. 
Texture can be anything. And we have been provided with this wonderful Mood Board for inspiration.
 
Here is my example:
 I couldn't wait to break out my Oxides for the background on this card. I used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and just did the Smooshing Technique. I love the organic look. Then I got out my corrigator and ran a piece of kraft paper through, after which I tore and distressed the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I also distressed the flowers and leaf die cuts from the SU Botanical Builder Framelits die set. I found a piece of wide burlap-y ribbon in my stash for an embellishment. Lots of texture going on here.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Sandy Beach & Ivory Card
GKD Kraft Card
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Inks
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
SU Botanical Builder Framelits
Ellen Hudson Wild Garden Die
GKD Fabulous Flowers Stamp for Greeting
 
Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play you could win this great prize:
 
Oh, and thanks for stopping by, 
your comments always make me smile.
Hugs,
~judy~   
 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just Us Girls #404 - Wild Card

 
Dear Ones~
This week over at Just Us Girls it's WILD CARD!! It's the fifth Saturday of the month, and anything goes. Our gal Ina is asking us to USE SOMETHING OLD and/or SOMETHING NEW.

Here's my card:
 This is a new stamp set that Stampin' Up is offering in their catalog as a host gift. It's called Tranquil Tulips, and is a multi-step set. I love the organic, watercolor-y feel. That's the something new. The something old is the patterned paper and corner punch, both of which I have had forever! I used a stamp from the SU Dragonfly Dreams stamp set for the texture at the bottom, stamping off for a softer effect.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Grey and Black 110# Card
GKD Ivory Card
Colorbök Modern Millinery Patterned Paper
SU Tranquil Tulips Stamp Set
SU Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set
SU Thoughtful Banners Stamp for Greeting
SU Berry Burst Ink
SU Garden Green Ink
Fiskars Sea Pearls Corner Punch
SU Classic Label Punch

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

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Just Us Girls #403 - Photo Week

Dear Ones~
This week it's PHOTO WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Bobby has chosen this wonderful summer photo for inspiration. Mmmmm.....my mouth is watering!!!
And here is my card:
I have had this sweet little digi stamp forever. I have NO idea where it came from, except that I found it somewhere on the internet. There is no company associated with it as far as I know. I printed it off and then colored it with Copics. This is 5"x5" square. I thought the kraft patterned paper worked really well for this rustic look.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft, White and Cranberry Tart Card Stock
Recollections Garden Harvest Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles Die
Spellbinders Lacy Circles Die 
GKD Enjoy the Sunshine Stamp for Greeting
Copic Markers
Stash Gingham Ribbon

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

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~