Saturday, June 19, 2021

Just Us Girls #589 - Color Week

Cecile is our host for Color Week at Just Us Girls and she has chosen

The first thing I thought of was alcohol inks so I got mine out to play and made a background.

Black is a great accent with those colors so I mounted my panel on black cardstock, added flower silhouettes from PB and SSS and a heat embossed sentiment from The Ton.

What do you see when those colors come to mind?  I hope we see your idea come to life in our gallery.  For inspiration please see what our guest designer Fran Wing and the rest of the team has done over on the blog

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Flower Challenge #57 - Reminder

There's still time for you to make a clean and simple card for this month's The Flower Challenge.  You must feature flowers on your card but leave lots of space and have minimal layers and embellishments.  For examples, see what the Design Team and our guest designer Rachel Alvarado have made.

For my card, I stamped the Bergenia from Altenew along the edge and a few of the flowers on another piece of cardstock.  Those I colored with alcohol markers and glued in place.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set. 

We'd love to see your card in our gallery.  The winner of the challenge will receive their choice of three digital images from Joy Clair Designs, totaling $25.


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Just Us Girls #588 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and our host Carol has chosen this for our challenge.

This gave me a chance to use my Altenew Cosmos Craft-a-Flower.

I watercolored the flower and leaf pieces with Distress Ink, assembled the blooms and put them on an inked panel.  The sentiment from Poppystamps was also watercolored and layered.

Fran Wing is our guest designer this month and she and the other designers have some wonderful cards to inspire you.  Take a look and then add your card to our gallery.  You may be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance to be a guest designer.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

New email subscription

Hello Blog Friends.

No card today.  Just some business to take care of.

As most of you know, Google will be ending their Feedburner service as of July 1.  With the help of some blog friends I have decided to take this responsibility on myself. 

I have added a "Subscribe by Email" form on the right sidebar.  If you are interested in receiving an email with updates to "Bits and Pieces" please fill in the form and submit.  I will then add you to the email subscription list.  You need to be on an actual post to access the form.

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This is all new to me so I hope it all goes well.  Please have patience and be sure to let me know if you are not receiving the emails after you sign up.