Saturday, September 16, 2017

Just Us Girls # 411 - Color Week

Dear Ones~
This time it's COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Maria has chosen burgundy, orange and yellow. Great fall colors!!! As always with color challenges, you are to use ONLY the three chosen colors as well as any neutrals that you need.  Neutrals are white, ivory, kraft, black, brown or gray.

Here's my card:
I decided I would try my hand at stamping a wreath with lots of little images. Here I have used the Fabulous Flowers stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs. I started by tracing an oval onto my card front and then just started stamping. This card measures 4 1/4 square. it was really fun, you should try it!!

Here are the Ingredients:
PTI Rustic Cream Card Stock
SU Cherry Cobbler and So Saffron Card Stock 
GKD Sweet Mango Card Stock
GKD Cranberry Tart Ink
SU Inks In:
*Peekaboo Peach
*So Saffron
*Crumb Cake
*Soft Suede
GKd Triple Play Frame for Greeting
GKD Fabulous Flowers Stamp Set
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our September Guest Designer Linda and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our September challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November!!   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, September 9, 2017

Just Us Girls #410 - Trend Week

Dear Ones~
This time over at Just Us Girls it's TREND WEEK, and our gal Bobby has chosen Block Watercolor Stamping. Put down some color on an acrylic block and then stamp it on the paper. Gorgeous!!!!

Here's my card:
I recently watched Jennifer McGuire do this technique in a video, and she really inspired me. You can watch it HERE. She made some amazing cards. Here I have used 3 colors of Oxides and used the technique Jennifer showed us. The focal is from the GKD Sentimental Summer kit and I chose to do some no line watercoloring with my Zigs. I love this little image.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Dusty Rose and Black Onyx Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
GKD Sentimental Summer Stamps
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Oxide Inks in:
*Picked Raspberry
*Fossilized Amber
*Salty Ocean
Pop Up Balloon Thinlits Die for Little Bow
Stash Pearls
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our September Guest Designer Linda and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our September challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November!!   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, September 6, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - Lose the Lines

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host the Mod Squad Challenge, and I have chosen to do some no line watercoloring. HERE is a video by Melanie Muenchinger showing this technique. Basically the image is stamped in a very light color and then colored in so that the line become invisible.

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Here is my card:
I chose to use the GKD stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger called A Year of Flowers 1 for this card. I stamped the images 3 times on watercolor paper with Old Paper Distress Ink and then did some watercoloring with my Mission Gold Watercolors. Then I fussy cut everything out and adhered the images to my card. The background die cut is from a Mixed Media die set by Tim Holtz. The greeting is from Theresa Momber's set called The Wetlands. I finished everything off with some Nuvo Jewel Drops.
 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Dusty Rose and White Card Stock
Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die
GKD A Year of Flowers 1 Stamp Set
GKD The Wetlands Stamp Set
Old Paper Distress Ink
Mission Gold Watercolors
Nuvo Jewel 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 - Glitter!!

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's Team Diane's turn, and the challenge is GLITTER!!! WOW, let's see some glitz and glam on your card.

Here is the amazing Mood Board provided for your inspiration:
 
 And here is my example:
I have been learning to use my Cricut Explore, and this image is from the Art Nouveau cartridge. I love all the images on this cartridge. I have used several colors of glitter paper here, and decided to use just a very simple background patterned paper.

Here are the Ingredients:
SU Garden Green Card Stock
Paper Studios Glittered Card Stock
DCWV Pocket Blossoms Patterned Paper
Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
McGill Vintage Label Punch

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:

Thanks for stopping by, I love all your wonderful comments. They always make me smile!
Hugs~
~judy~   










Saturday, September 2, 2017

Just Us Girls #409 - Word Week

Dear Ones~
This week it's WORD WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Lisa has chosen the word SHOES

Here's my card:
I was scratching my head because I didn't think I had any images of shoes, and then I remembered I had this old stamp set from Gina K called Springtime Silhouettes. It's one of the first sets I ever got from GKD. Then I found a beautiful lacy card in my Cricut library. I adore that lacy edge by Anna Griffith, all cut on my Cricut. LOVE that machine!!! I recently got some beautiful rose gold embossing powder from The Ton. I thought it went so well with the powder pink.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections 110# White Card Stock
SU Powder Pink Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
Anna Griffith Lacy Edge Card for Cricut
SU Fresh Florals Designer Paper
GKD Springtime Silhouettes Stamp Set
The Ton Rose Gold Embossing Powder
SU Layered Circles Framelits
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

I would like to introduce our September Guest Designer, Linda Snodgrass. Linda 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 Linda and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our September challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November!!   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 26, 2017

Just Us Girls #408 - Photo Week

Dear Ones~
This week is PHOTO WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Maria has chosen this awesome photo for our inspiration.

Here's my Card:
I don't have any flamingos or pineapples, but I do have this Cricut image from the Art Nouveau cartridge. I really love this stylized egret, and I thought if I did it in pink it would kind of resemble a flamingo. Maybe if you squint you can see it....ha ha! I computer generated the greeting - easy peasy. The striped patterned paper mimics the striped cake which is sitting on the table in the background in the photo.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petal 110# Card Stocks in Various Pinks
Recollections Blossoms and Bliss Patterned Papers
Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge
M & C Stitched Scalloped Circle Die
SU Succulents Framelits Dies for Flower
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stash Gold Thread

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 19, 2017

Just Us Girls #407 - Color Week

Dear Ones~
This week is COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Sue has chosen RED, YELLOW and BLUE. What great colors! So much fun to use the primaries. As always with color challenges, you are to use ONLY the three 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 was inspired by some coneflowers that France Martin had made with the Stampin' Up Daisy Punch. You can watch her video HERE. I thought they were so clever. The background is just an embossing folder by Stampin' Up and I punched 3 butterflies in the different colors with a little Martha Stewart punch and layered them together. The stems are from a die set by Stampin' Up called Bouquet Bunch. I white heat embossed the vertical greeting from GKD.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Recollections Red, Yellow and Blue 110# Card Stock
SU Petal Burst Embossing Folder
SU Bouquet Bunch Framelits for Stems
SU Daily Punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
GKD Mountain Wilderness Stamp for Greeting
Stash Ribbon and Enamel Dots

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~