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~

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Double D - Black and White with a Pop of Color

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are doing Black and White with just a Pop of Color. This is one of my favorite looks, so I was really excited to see this Mood Board:
 

And here's my card:
I just LOVE lime green with black. I think it's stunning. That green is one of the new in colors over at Stampin' Up - Lemon Lime Twist. Here I have used a color by Gina K Designs called Jellybean Green. I think it really makes a statement. I just found a bunch of black and white patterned paper and did lots of layering. Then I die cut the butterfly in lime green and black and layered them together. I made the striped paper with a SU stamp called Diagonal Stripe.  For the final touch I die cut one of the shapes from PTI's Scribbled Circles die set and popped the greeting on top. I love how this came out.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
GKD Jellybean Green Card Stock
Kaiser Craft Shine Bright Patterned Paper
SU Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp
SU Butterflies Thinlits
SU A Round Array Stamp for Greeting
PTI Scribbled Circles Die
 

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created.  There is always a wonderful prize up for grabs too, so check it out. Oh, and thanks for stopping by, your comments always make me smile.

Hugs,
~judy~



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Just Us Girls #402 - Color Week

Dear Ones~
It's Color Week over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Nancy has chosen PINK, DARK PINK and BLUE. What fun colors to work with.  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:

This is not my best effort. I think it lacks something, but I can't figure out what. Anyway, it is what it is. The dies are from Tim Holtz called Wild Flowers. The set comes with a bunch of dies and they are really fun. The little dots are some acrylic paint, applied with a stylus. Works pretty good.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petal 110 lb Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Stash Dark Pink Card Stock
PTI Noted: A2 Scalloped Die
MFT Die-namics Scalloped Rectangle Die
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
DCWV Pocket Blossoms Patterned Paper 
Tim Holtz Wild Flowers Dies
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Bow

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our June Guest Designer Estelle and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our June challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of August!!   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 8, 2017

Just Us Girls #401 - Trend Week


Dear Ones~
This week is TREND WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Nancy has chosen the trend INK BLENDING.  This can most easily be done by using a sponge or sponge dauber, inking it up, and then applying it to the card stock with a swirling motion. Different inks and different card stocks produce different results.

Here's my card:
I used a TON of different ink colors on this card. All but one are Stampin' Up inks. I cut a circle out of card stock that was the same size as my card front. Then I first masked the rest of the card front and just left the circle exposed. After I was finished inking up the sun, I removed the first mask and placed the circle I had cut onto the sun to mask that off.  I inked up the rest of the card front with the pinks and blues. A happy accident was that I didn't get the sun masked off perfectly, and it left that white ring. I think it looks super cool. After I was done with the inking I just stamped the rest of the elements.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Christmas Pine and White Card Stock
Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
GKD The Wetlands Stamps
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamps
SU Inks In:
*Peakaboo Peach
*Flirty Flamingo
*Powder Pink
*Sweet Sugarplum
*Pool Party
GKD Sweet Corn Ink

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~

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mark It, Stamp It

Dear Ones~
This week I am hosting over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I am calling the challenge Mark It, Stamp It because I am asking players to color a stamp with markers and stamp. This is a wonderful alternate way to use your stamps. It gives a lovely soft, watercolor look. I LOVE it.

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 card #1:
For this card I used an older stamp set called Hello Sunshine. This was originally from a STV kit. I used my Zigs and colored the stamp with yellow and green. Then I stamped it on some GKD White Card Stock. I colored and stamped the image 3 times for a field of flowers. The butterfly was colored and stamped the same way.
Here is card #2: 
For this card I colored the stamp with a lighter shade and then used a darker one in the middle for more dimension. Shading can add real character to the image.

Ingredients for Card #1:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
PTI Noted: A2 Scallop Die
Best of Basic Grey Patterned Paper
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
GKD Petals and Wings Stamp Set
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Stash Ribbon
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Ingredients for Card #2:
GKD Innocent Pink Card Stock
GKD Copper Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
DCWV Susan Winget Speciaty Patterned Paper
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Spellbinders Deckled Edge Die 
Martha Stewart Art Deco Punch
Ranger Copper Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon & Pearls

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 - Pastel Party

Dear Ones~
I have some fantastic news that I have been so anxious to share with you! I have been invited to join the Design Team over at the Double D Challenge Blog. I will be on team Diane. It's such an honor and my great good pleasure to be working along side all these talented ladies. Thank you SO MUCH for inviting me, Diane!

This week we have a wonderful mood board for your inspiration. The theme is PASTEL PARTY. Just look at this gorgeous board:
 

And here is my card:
 I love working with pastels, so this was perfect for my first post as a new designer for Double D. This image is Altenew's Peony Bouquette. It lends itself so well to coloring. I used the Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick. I have been wanting to see what they would do when used to watercolor. I really love working with them, very fun. I just put a puddle of reinker on my craft sheet and used a watercolor brush.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals 110lb Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Colorbök Green Pastel Card Stock
K & Company Susan Winget Patterned Paper
Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamps
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created.  There is always a wonderful prize up for grabs too, so check it out. Oh, and thanks for stopping by, your comments always make me smile.

Hugs,
~judy~


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Just Us Girls #400 - Word Week

Dear Ones~
This is our 400th challenge over at Just Us Girls, and it happens to be WORD WEEK. Our gal, Vicki has chosen the word CELEBRATE since that is what we are doing. Because of this milestone challenge, we have 2 companies giving us prizes to award to 2 lucky winners.

Here are our sponsors:
Random winner: [choice of 1 stamp set, and 1 ink pad]
and

The Chic of this Week will win a $15 gift certificate AND, 1 random winner has their choice of a 4x6 stamp set, or 2 [in-stock] 3x5 stamp sets.

A huge thank you to these generous companies!!!

Here's my card:
I thought a glass of champagne would be appropriate for this happy celebration. I found this great image in my Cricut library and just had to use it. The bubbles are gems, and the champagne is made with glitter paper. Lots of layering here.


Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections 110# Cream Card Stock
GKD Passionate Pink Card Stock
DCWV The Haute Pink Patterned Paper
Core'dinations Glitter Card Stock
GKD Stamper's Favorites Stamp for Greeting
SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge

I would like to welcome our July Guest Designer, Aileen Ryan. She is over-the-top creative, just hop over to her BLOG to see what I mean.
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~

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Happily Ever After

Dear Ones~
It has been quite some time since I have posted anything here on the old blog. Grand kids, family reunion, visiting my dad, you name it....life is getting in the way.

Today's offering has been made for the Double D Challenge. Since June is traditionally wedding month, we are invited to create anything that has to do with weddings. Just look at the beautiful Mood Board Diane and Dar have provided for us.
 http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2017/06/june-is-wedding-month.html
 And here's my card:
I found this awesome svg file for free on SVGCuts.com. It works perfectly with my Cricut Explore Air 2. I have had so much fun with that machine - it amazes me!!! After cutting the pattern and layering on the card front (there are 3 layers), I added a stamped and embossed greeting which I colored with Stampin' Write Markers and cut with an oval die. I added a little silver thread behind the greeting and finally, attached some stash pearls.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
SVG File from Stash
SU That's the Tag stamp for Greeting
GKD Silver Embossing Powder
Stampin' Write Markers
SU Nesting Oval Dies
Stash Silver Thread
Stash Pearls 

It feels so good to actually do a post again. Hopefully I will find more time now that the flurry of activity has passed. Time will tell. Thanks so much for stopping by, you always leave such lovely comments. I truly appreciate every single one!
Hugs~
~judy~


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just Us Girls #399 - Photo Week

Dear Ones~
This week is photo week over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Lisa has chosen this awesome photo for our inspiration.
Image result for summer vacation images

Aren't those gorgeous colors, so many possibilities with this one. Here's what I came up with:
To me, flip flops scream SUMMER VACATION, so I decided to stamp four pairs of them on these little 2" white panels and paper piece them all in the different colors reflected in the photo. LOTS of fussy cutting, but it was fun. I used SU markers to color in the straps and soles. Then I punched out wee little flowers with the same colored card stock and embellished the thong of each sandal. Of course I had to put a little gem in the middle of each flower for extra glam.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Sweet Mango Card Stock
GKD Jellybean Green Card Stock
GKD Passionate Pink Card Stock
GKD Turquoise Sea Card Stock
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
Colorbök Beach House Patterned Paper
Martha Stewart Flower Punch
SU Markers
Stash Gems
 
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our June Guest Designer Estelle and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our June challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of August!!   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, June 17, 2017

Just Us Girls #398 - Color Week

Dear Ones!
It's COLOR week over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Bobby has chosen yellow, aqua and brown. 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 Sample:
I found these colors to be challenging, but I came up with stamping the images vertically, masking when needed,  and then fussy cutting to create a pretty edge. 

  I used Altenew's Garden Treasure stamp set, which lends itself nicely to the color palette. They are multi-step stamps so I didn't need to do any coloring. I attached the brown panel to the inside after I embossed it with the Darice Basket Weave embossing folder, so it shows up on the outside and showcases the florals.


Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
GKD Dark Chocolate Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
Altenew Garden Treasures Stamp Set
SU Inks in:
*Tempting Turquoise
*Island Indigo
*Soft Sky
*Crushed Curry
*So Saffron
*Early Expresso
SU Nesting Circle Dies
Stash Gold Thread
 
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our June Guest Designer Estelle and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our June challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of August!!   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, June 10, 2017

Just us Girls #397 - Trend Week


Dear Ones~
This week is Trend Week over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Chris has invited us to use powdered dyes on our card. This would be powdered inks such as Brushos or Color Burst.

Here is my card:
I have used Brushos here, they are all I have. Just sprinkled with green and turquoise and then spritzed. The flower is a new stamp I just got from Heartfelt Creations called Classic Petunia Bouquet. It has a companion die, so that's what I used to cut the image. I colored it with Derwent Watercolor Pencils. Haven't used them in forever. The image was stamped on watercolor paper. The patterned strip behind the flowers is from a Sizzix embossing folder, and I'm sorry but I don't know the name.

Here are the Ingredients:
Michael's 110 lb Turquoise Card Stock
GKD Ivory Card Stock
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Green and Turquoise Brushos
Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Bouquet Stamp
GKD Wild Blossoms Stamp for Greeting
SU Basic Black Ink
Derwent Watercolor Pencils
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Buttermilk Crystal Drops

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our June Guest Designer Estelle and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our June challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of August!!   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, June 7, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - Spark It Up

Dear Ones~
I am the host for this week's Mod Squad Challenge, and my challenge is to Spark It Up. Use sparkle somewhere on your project.
The sponsor this week is Gina K Designs and Stamp TV
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.

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.
Here is my example:
For this card I used a die from Spellbinders called Glass Effects. I die cut in GKD Black Onyx, plus in 3 other colors of glitter paper. Then I adhered the black die cut to some lavender paper, and inlaid the other colors of glitter paper here and there for a stained glass look. The flowers are from the Gina K Designs Stamp TV Kit Flowers and Frames. They were colored with Copics. I used a couple of Martha Stewart punches for the leaves.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Paper Studio Glitter Stack Card Stock
Spellbinders Glass Effects Cover Plate Die
STV Flowers and Frames Kit Stamps
GKD Wild Blossoms Stamp for Greeting
Martha Stewart Punches
Copic Markers
Stickles
Wink of Stella
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~

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Just Us Girls 396 - Word Week


 
 Dear Ones~
This week is Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Ina has chosen the word Die-Cuts. Easy, peasy, right?

Here's my card:
I have had this dream catcher die for awhile and this is the first time I have used it. I love it.....don't you? I cut it from white card stock and then did several layers of heat embossing with Ranger's Antiquities embossing powder in Verdigris. I really like the rustic look. The gold background is some wallpaper that I stamped with the feather stamp from GKD and then gold embossed it. Then I cropped it at an angle and die cut the pattern with Tim Holtz's Mixed Media Die. The other background paper is from Paper Wishes from their Twilight Jewels line.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Blue Denim Card Stock
SU Soft Sky Card Stock
HOTP Twilight Jewels Patterned Paper
Stash Wallpaper
GKD Fine Feathers Stamp
GKD Fine Gold Embossing Powder
Spellbinder's Dream Catcher Die
Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die
Ranger Antiquities Verdigris Embossing Powder
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
Stash Gems

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

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


Monday, May 29, 2017

Flowers, Flower Everywhere

Dear Ones~
Hope this finds you enjoying your Memorial Day holiday.

Today's offering has been created for the Double D Challenge. This time we are invited to include multiple flowers on our creation. Here are the tiles they have provided us for inspiration. I think all the photos are just lovely!!
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2017/05/flowers-galore.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DoubleDChallenges+%28Double+D+Challenges%29

Here's my card:
I stamped the images from GKD's stamp set Wild Blossoms, attached the matted panel to my card base, and then overlaid the whole front with vellum. I love the soft look it created. I have used some of the new In Colors from Stampin' Up. I'm really warming up to them, it was super fun to stamp this panel. I die cut the butterfly from some glitter paper that matched that gorgeous Berry Burst color, and die cut the "hello" with a Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst card stock and then stacked them together.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
SU Berry Burst Card
Tranquil Tide Card
SU Inks In:
*Berry Burst
Tranquil Tide
*Blushing Bride
GKD Wild Blossoms Stamps
Die-namics Happy Hello Die
SU Bold Butterfly Thinlits
Paper Studio Glitter Stack
Clear Crystal Drops 


Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comments so much! It has been sunny here most of the day, perfect for putting something on the grill. Have a great week and I hope to see you back here soon. My computer has been acting up, so I fear I will be taking it to the Apple Hospital tomorrow for a check up. I may be out of commission for a few days.

Hugs,
~judy~