Saturday, July 11, 2020

Just Us Girls #544 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki is our host.  She chose this as our challenge this week.
I usually do my long and skinny cards a little differently. They measure 7 1/4 by 3 1/2 which is called a Monarch card and I have envelopes that fit.  

I thought the tall Lavender stamp from Altenew would be perfect for a long, skinny card.  I used their ink and sentiment and few spatters in purple and green to finish it off.

We have as our guest the wonderful Trina Pham. She and the rest of the Design Team have some fabulous cards to inspire you to join the challenge.  Will we see your card in our gallery?

Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Flower Challenge #46

For July, The Flower Challenge wants to see our Summer cards, or Winter if you live in the southern hemisphere. 

My card features the Mondo Hydrangea from EbyE.

It is stamped in gray on watercolor paper and painted with Altenew watercolors.  A sentiment from MFT and a few splatters finish it off.

Please join the Design Team and our guest designer Mac Mable and make a card for the challenge.  They are there to inspire you.  Remember - a flower has to be the central focus of your card.

Just Us Girls #543 - Word Week

Carol is our host at Just Us Girls and she has chosen this for our Word Week challenge.
I've been seeing a lot of rainbow challenges around blogland so I'm glad I broke down and bought the set from Taylored Expressions.
I used the stencil and Distress Inks to make the rainbow.  Although you can't see them I pearl embossed some Xes over the red and winked the heart.  The clouds and sentiment are from the set.

The Just Us Girls page is full of brightly colored rainbows that the Design Team has made.  We'd love for you to add yours to the gallery.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Just Us Girls #542 - Photo Week

What a wonderful photo Angie found for the Just Us Girls this week.
There's nothing like a beautiful sunset.  Or is it a sunrise?

I took this photo a number of times with different camera settings and photo editing and could NOT get it to come out clearly.  You really can read that STAMPlorations sentiment - Discover your own paradise - on the original card.  Plenty of Distress Ink blending made the background and a die from The Greetery is responsible for the silhouetted palms.

The Design Team and our guest designer Mudgha are ready to show off their creations - and to see yours.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Addicted to CAS #187

Before I show you my card, I need to say that this will be my last card for Addicted to CAS and the last challenge of the year.  Our fearless leader, Kylie, has decided to shut down the challenge until next year at which time I will be stepping down from the team.  I appreciate Kylie for giving me the chance to be on the team and for the support of the rest of the members. It has been a great experience. 

For this last challenge Barb is our host and she has chosen this code word.
One layered cards are not my favorite but my friend Michele made a beautiful card that inspired me to make this one.
Using Distress Oxide, I stamped the edges of my Altenew tulip with Seedless Preserves and spritzed the stamp before pressing it onto my Neenah #110.  The second layer was done the same way with a little more ink on the stamp.  The stem is Peeled Paint.  I added a few splatters in the tulip color and a sentiment from PTI.

I hope you'll all join us for this last challenge of the year. 

Just Us Girls #541 - Color Week

Vicki is our host for Color Week at Just Us Girls
and here are her color choices.
 I saw a rug on a Wayfair ad and used it as the inspiration for my card.
Using a leaf stamp from Altenew, I stamped and heat embossed them in opposite corners.  The panel was colored with Distress Ink but I thought it needed more so I used the same color with a HA background stamp.  I'm not crazy about the sentiment.  I thought I would just use the brown part of the die cut but it was difficult to read the words so I cut it again in white and inlaid the letters. It is actually more the kraft color of the leaves IRL.

I'm sure there are a number of things that come to mind when you see these colors.  Why not turn one of them into a card for the challenge.