Saturday, October 28, 2017

Just Us Girls #417 - Photo Week

Dear Ones~
This week is Photo Week over at Just Us Girls, and I'm the host. Here is the photo I have chosen:
This is actually a photo of one of our daughter's paintings. It's called "Family Portrait" - isn't that cute? She and her husband have 2 boys, so this is her take on her family. If you are interested in seeing her other paintings, you can visit her Etsy shop HERE
I chose this because I love all the colors and I thought it would be fun to see what everyone came up with.

Here's my card:
I have a lot of background papers in my stash that I have created by playing with different Distress Inks, so I pulled out some of them and die cut the shapes.  I love this cute nest die from Die-Namites and I thought it was perfect here.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Powder Blue and Ivory Card Stock
Die-Namites Spring Nest Die
Spellbinders Feather Die
Stampin' Up Seasonal Layers Thinlits for Branches
Spellbinders Pinked Circles Die
Various Distress and Oxide Inks
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting 

I would like to thank our October Guest Designer, Karola Rehnstr√∂m for sharing her creativity with us this month. It has been such a pleasure to have you, Karola! 
Thanks for being with us!!!

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that Karola and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our October or November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as one of our 2 Guest Designers for the month of January!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

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


  1. Great challenge Judy! Love your card too, it goes so perfectly with that gorgeous photo! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. I love Sarah's picture intittled Family. Great challenge too. Your card is so kool with the colors and the image of the nest. Great example of the painting, and a wonderful,way to use up.the papers that you did with distressed inks.

  3. Oh wow, what a great take on the painting which is fabulous...hoping I can find time to play along...anywho wonderfully created!!

  4. Wonderful take on the challenge. Love that you used your daughter's painting for the inspiration. I just realized that I don't have one birds nest in my collection of dies. How did that happen? Great card and colors.

  5. I have always loved that piece of art by Sarah, it is sooooo beautiful! Great use for your inspiration photo! Such a wonderful card you have created, love that nest die and eggs, so cute! Perfect colors and design! This is oh so sweet for so many reasons!

  6. You really nailed your card using that photo. It is gorgeous!

  7. I love it even more knowing your daughter painted it, Judy. One question? Did you have that nest die? Or did you get it just for this challenge? ;) Either way it worked perfectly with all your background experiments.

  8. You no doubt are a very proud Mum with such a talented daughter. Well you and Himself are pretty good too so it has rubbed off. Love your take on that fabulous painting Judy. That birds nest and all the coloured bits look amazing. Loved playing with your challenge!

  9. I am so glad you used this photo to inspire us this week! I loved it! Your talent was obviously passed down to your daughter! Great use of your leftover background papers! I loved this challenge almost as much as you! Great card! HUGS!

  10. Your daughter is amazing! This made for a fun inspirational photo this week!

  11. Your daughter is just like her mom, so very talented! I love that painting as well as your adaptation of it with your beautiful card! Great challenge for us this week!

  12. What a perfect card to go with that beautiful photograph! I love the meaning behind it. So sweet!

  13. This is beautiful! Love the colors works so well! Great job.