Saturday, January 14, 2017

Just Us Girls #376 - Trend Week

Dear Ones~
This week is TREND WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Bobby has chosen the trend ALL OVER STAMPING. This is your chance to create your own background with some of your beautiful stamps.

Here's my card:
I have this adorable stamp set by W Plus 9 called Summer Blooms. It's a layering set, so whimsical it just makes me smile. I stamped the little hearts and the little dots on the flowers with Versamark and heat embossed with gold for some bling. I also added some Stickles on the yellow flowers. 
This card is going to our sweet niece, she loves pink.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Passionate Pink Card Stock
Stash Gold Metallic Card Stock
W Plus 9 Summer Blooms Stamps
SSS Circle Sayings Stamps
SU Circle Dies
Gold Embossing Powder
GKD Inks:
*Passionate Pink,*Bubblegum Pink,*Apple Mint
 *Jellybean Green
SU Inks:
*Crushed Curry, *Daffodil Delight

 Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful cards that our January Guest Designer Shawna, and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our 
Guest Designer for the month of  March!!   
Good luck, and I hope to see you there. Oh, and I adore your comments, thanks for stopping by!!!!












Thursday, January 12, 2017

Power Poppy - Winter Blooms Challenge

 

Dear Ones~
This is my second post today. It has been quite some time since I have entered any challenges, so I thought I would try and rectify that. This one is for the Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge. Here's what the talented Stacey Morgan has to say about this month's challenge:
“When winter comes, many of us long to say goodbye to the chill and say hello to those cheerful and fresh spring flowers! Did you know there are lots of blooms that sprout at the end of winter? How about Camellias, Crocus, Paperwhites, Holly, Snowdrops, or Poinsettias? Let’s see how you can bring these pretty little petals and glorious greens to life and enjoy this last bit of winter as well!”

Here is my card:
 I chose the Power Poppy stamp set Springtime Love for this card. I really love the greeting that comes in that set - a quote by Wordworth. It makes me smile. This image was stamped on bristol and colored with Zigs. Just a little image, but I think it's sweet.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD In the Navy and Ivory Card Stock
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Patterned Paper
Darice Basket Weave EF
Power Poppy Springtime Love Stamps
SU Night of Navy Ink
SU Layering Ovals Dies
Zig Clean Color Markers
Judy Dots



That's it for me, thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments.




































 

Happy Birthday Double D!!!!




Dear Ones~
I can't believe it, but the wonderful Double D Challenge is one year old. They are celebrating their anniversary, and have invited us to play along. Here is the awesome inspiration board they have provided for us:
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2017/01/anniversary-celebration-at-double-d.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DoubleDChallenges+%28Double+D+Challenges%29

And this is my card:
I decided to pick up on that beautiful bouquet of roses in the photo. Here I have used Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Hearts and Roses for the focal. And the doily was cut on my WONDERFUL new Circut Explore 2 machine. Just look at the detail. I am blown away by what this machine can do, and I have only touched the surface. 

Here's the Ingredients:
MFT Peach Bellini Card Stock
GKD Ivory and Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
KSS 3-Step Roses
GKD Birthday Blessings
SU Inks:
*Blushing Bride
*Flirty Flamingo
*Calypso Coral
*Watermelon Wonder
*Pear Pazzaz
*Old Olive


I hope you have time to play along with the Double D Challenge, there's about 3 days left. And they have some wonderful prizes. Congratulations, Double D!!! Your challenges are amazing!

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. It won't stop snowing here, hope it's nicer where you are.






















Saturday, January 7, 2017

Just Us Girls #375 - Word Week


 Dear Ones~
After a brief holiday hiatus over at Just Us Girls, we are back with a new challenge. This week is WORD WEEK, and our gal Ina has chosen the word NEW.  Most of us crafters have received at least one new thing for Christmas, so we are inviting you to use it to make a card.

Here's my card:
My Dear Hubby gifted me with a new Cricut Explore Air 2 for Christmas!!! Needless to say I was blown away - I ADORE this machine. I haven't even touched the surface regarding what it can do. I cut that pretty doily in the background....look how intricate. I'm just THRILLED!!! Also new is the die set from PTI called Noted: Scallop A2 Die Collection. It cut out that wonderful scalloped note card.

Here are the Ingredients:
Circut Edge to Edge Cartridge
SU Detail Dragon Fly Thinlits
PTI Noted A2 Scallop Die
SSS Handwritten Borders Stamp
KaiserCraft Limelight Patterned Paper

I would like to welcome our January Guest Designer, Shawna Standish. 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 Shawna and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our 
Guest Designer for the month of  March!!   
Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 















Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - Anything but Christmas

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host the Mod Squad Challenge. It's the first challenge of the new year, and the first challenge using our new website with WordPress. We hope you like the new format.

Our sponsor for the first Wednesday of every month is 
Gina K Designs.

 Gina K Designs Craft store

Gina K Designs is a free online community featuring card making, stamping techniques and project videos for paper crafters showcasing stamps 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.
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

My challenge is to make anything but a Christmas card or project. I'm kinda thinking we are all tired of making Christmas cards. So this pretty much gives you carte blanche with whatever you want to make.

Here's my card:

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card. I thought this beautiful rose stamp from the Frame and Flowers 2 set was perfect. This is a multi-step stamp set which was part of the GKD Flowers and Frames Kit. It's now available as just the stamp set. This set has companion dies.....love that. The frame is also part of the set and has it's companion die as well.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Black Onyx & Red Hot Card Stock
Gold Mirror Foil Card Stock
Paper Studio Embossing Folder (sorry, I don't know the name)
GKD Frame & Flowers 2 Stamp Set
GKD Dogwood and Butterfly Stamp Set for greeting
GKD Inks In:
*Red Hot
*Cherry Red
*Cranberry Tart
*Grass Green
*Fresh Asparagus
Spellbinders Flourish Die 

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.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge - A Little Bit of Spring

Dear Ones~
This week Vicki Dutcher and I are hosting the Mod Squad Challenge. Our challenge is A Little Bit of Spring. We thought you might be getting tired of creating fall, winter and Christmas cards, so we are inviting you to create a card or project reminiscent of SPRING!!!


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 used an awesome mult step stamp set called Muli Step Lilacs here. It comes out beautifully and different color combinations can be used for different effects. With Versamark, I dipped the edges of the white card stock on which I had stamped the flowers, and then sprinkled on liquid platinum embossing powder and heat set it. It gives a pretty gilded edge that I love.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Wild Orchid Card Stock
SU Old Olive Card Stock
K & Company Best of Susan Wingett Patterned Paper
Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Lilac Stamp Set
Kitchen Sink 3-Step Daisy Stamp for Greeting
Various GKD and SU Inks

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, December 17, 2016

Just Us Girls #374 - Color Week

Dear Ones~
This week is COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Lisa has chosen these luscious hues. 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 my Card:
Here I have used a Stampin' Up stamp and die set called Star of Light.  I dipped the edges of the navy scalloped oval in Versamark and then dusted it with the gold powder. It made a beautiful gold edge. I did the same with the ivory background paper. I also gold embossed that beautiful star, as well as the greeting on vellum.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Navy, Wild Orchid and Ivory Card Stock
SU Star of Light Stamps
SU  Starlights Thinlits Die
Spellbinders Fancy Labels 2 Die
Spellbinders Scallop Oval Die
Memento Lilac Posies Ink
Nuvo Honey Gold Glitter Drops
GKD Gold Embossing Powder

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

Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!!