Thursday, June 13, 2024

Celebrate YOU




Carol Mayne is our host for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge where it is Word Week. Carol has chosen a fun word which can be interpreted in a myriad of ways - Celebrate. Think birthdays, graduations, babies, holidays... and the list goes on. We are joined once again by CAS Queen, Jane Taylor, as our super talented Guest Designer for June.

I decided to use the word itself and embellish it with color an shine. I love the Honey Bee card that I used for the word, and I pulled out my Lunar Paste To showcase the stars with silvery shine. Very simple, but it can be used for many occasions.

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Jane and the Design Team. Get crafty with your stash and join us in the gallery! I can't wait to see how our players are inspired by the colors.

Please note: we have created a longer timeframe for our challenges! Wednesdays at 6:00 pm EST will be our new ending time in order to give you another day to get your cards in the gallery! The Winner of the Week will be announced now on Thursdays, an hour before the new challenges open.
 

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsAltenew Fancy Celebrate Die
Winnie & Walter Big Bang Classic Star Stencil
SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Essentials By Ellen Ebony Black
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Embellishments
Other Silver Lining Lunar Paste
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Waffle Flower Foam Strips

Friday, June 7, 2024

Happy 2nd Birthday, Alexandra!


 I made this card for the sweetest little 2 year old, Alexandra. She is fourth in the order of siblings in her family. She is funny and feisty, fearless and adorable. Wishing her a very happy birthday and year ahead. 

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsHoney Bee Heart Hugs Honey Cuts
Hero Arts Thorn Tree & Grasses Die
Papertrey Ink Tag Sale: Quilted Die
A Colorful Life Designs Cloud Edger Stencil
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
CZ Design Birthday Sentiment Strips
 Ink Various Distress Oxide Inks
Copic markers
EmbellishmentsThe Twinery Baker's Twine
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus 
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Scor-Pal Score Tape
3M foam tape

I'm playing at:

Layers, Die Cut, Patterned Paper

My inspiration is a birthday party for a child.



Thursday, June 6, 2024

Meadow Bush Happy Birthday

 



It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. This time, we have an Inspired By Words Challenge where the words are :"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." 

We are sponsored by Altenew. They are offering a $15.00 store credit to our challenge winner who will also be invited to join the Time Out Design Team as Guest Designer for a future challenge. We are so pleased to have Arlene Rose of Sunday Stamper Papercrafts as our Guest Designer. Arlene is a wonderful card maker and a frequent player at Time Out. Check out her wonderful make for the challenge HERE.

Altenew is so well known for its florals. Our Design Team really went to town and made some fabulous things with Altenew products. I chose their Meadow Bush stencils & dies in shades of purple. 
Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what Arlene and the Design Team have created to inspire you. I can't wait to see your project in the gallery.

Remember, we allow links to a total of 5 challenges including ours. We also need you to tell us in your post, how you were inspired by the quote. Check out the rules in "how to play" on the sidebar of the challenge blog. 

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsAltenew Meadow Bush stencils & dies
Altenew Label Love stamps
A Colorful Life Designs Marvelous Masks Rectangles
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
 Ink Various PTI, Altenew and Distress Oxide Inks
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Embellishments Sequins (unknown brand)
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Waffle Flower Grip Mat 
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Black foam tape (brand unknown)
WOW Clear Embossing Powder
WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool

I'm also playing at:


Seagull With A Fry



Carol McFarland is our host for this weeks Just Us Girls Challenge where it is Color Week. Carol has chosen a wonderful summery color combination of pink and aqua. This is a great palette to work with!   As this is our firts challenge of a new month, we welcome CAS Queen, Jane Taylor, as our super talented Guest Designer for June.

I just received my Waffle Flower haul that was loaded with summer fun including lots of seagulls. These birds can be a menace, especially if people nearby are feeding them (they love to drop presents from the sky). That said, I love to watch them as they are really very funny creatures. They are brazen enough to swipe a sandwich right out of your hand, or stick their beaks into a temporarily abandoned beach bag in search of some snacks... so I went with Waffle Flower Beach Tote stamp & die combo,  Inquisitive Seagulls dies and lots of lots of shades of the challenge colors to create my card. 

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Jane and the Design Team. Get crafty with your stash and join us in the gallery! I can't wait to see how our players are inspired by the colors.

Please note: we have created a longer timeframe for our challenges! Wednesdays at 6:00 pm EST will be our new ending time in order to give you another day to get your cards in the gallery! The Winner of the Week will be announced now on Thursdays, an hour before the new challenges open.

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsWaffle Flower Beach Tote stamp & die combo,
Inquisitive Seagulls dies, Beach Umbrella die & stencil and
    Wave Texture Die
My Favorite Things Drift & Hills and Perfect Pool Water
    stencils
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies
Cardstock   110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
My Mind's Eye Darling Dots 6x6 paper
Sizzix Iridescent Opulent Cardstock
 InkVersaFine Onyx Black
Distress Oxide Antique linen & Salty Ocean
PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiin Shores, Raspberry Fizz,
Berry Sorbet
Embellishments
OtherSpellbinders Platinum Plus
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1/2"
SU Dimensionals

I'm also playing at:


Bird


Your Favorite Die Cut Shapes

Beach Bag!

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Take Time For Yourself!

 



Summer has arrived at The Four Seasons Challenge. It is our first Summer themed challenge for 2024. This gorgeous mood board is there for your inspiration, but anything Summer goes.


I took my inspiration from the photo on the top right. I went with ocean, beach and flip flops. That is my usual summer state of being. Take a look at the moodboard, and see what inspires you. The Design Team members have created wonderful projects to inspire you. Check them out on the challenge blog HERE. Make yourself a cuppa, get crafty, and join us in the gallery. I can't wait to see what you create!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesPapertrey Ink Flipping Out Stamps & Dies, and
Banner Sentiments Die
Waffle Flower A2 Layers Dies
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
 Ink VersaMark Onyx Black
Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides,
Hawaiian, Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet,
Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink
Copic Opaque White Pigment
Embellishments
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting &
    Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1/4"
Stampin' Up Dimensionals
Simon Says Stamp Foam Squares

I'm also playing at:


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Thinking of You



It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. Vicky is our host for CASE a DT Week #729. The team loves this challenge. The idea I for you to choose one of our Design Team Members' Cards to CASE ("Copy and Share Everytihng" or "Copy and Selectively Edit"... ) Just use it as your inspiration, and then let us know how you were inspired to create based on the card you choose for you inspiration.

My card is a bold background and an equally bold Sentiment. Easy inspiration to CASE. I blended some Distress Oxide Inks with water on watercolor paper, die cut the panel and glued it on an A2 panel. I then added a large sentiment cut from mirrir card backed for adhesive backed foam and my card was complete.

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by the Design Team. . Get crafty with your stash and join us in the gallery! I can't wait to see how and by whom our players are inspired.

Project Details
Stamps/Dies

Waffle Flower Flourish Panel Die

Altenew Thinking Of You Die
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Tonic Studios Glossy Black Mirror Card
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
 Ink Distress Oxide Inks
Embellishments
Other Adhesive backed fun foam
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing
    Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press


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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Life Is Magical



It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. This time, we challenge you to be MAGICAL. 

We are sponsored by Picket Fence Studios. They are providing a $25.00 store credit to our challenge winner who will also be invited to join the Time Out Design Team as Guest Designer for a future challenge. We are so pleased to have Carol McFarland of Saw it. Had to Make It for her second appearance this month as our Guest Designer. Carol is a wonderful card maker an a frequent player at Time Out. Check out her wonderful make for the challenge HERE.

There's nothing like a unicorn to conjur up some mgic, so I went to my go-to unicorn stamp set for my card. Some stamping, Copic coloring, stenciling and die cutting and my card was complete.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what Carol and the Design Team have created to inspire you. I can't wait to see your project in the gallery.

Remember, we allow links to a total of 5 challenges including ours. We also need you to tell us in your post, how you were inspired by the quote. Check out the rules in "how to play" on the sidebar of the challenge blog. See you in the gallery!

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsFlora & Fauna Unicorn Magic Stamps & Dies
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Dies
A Colorful Life Designs Cloud Edger Stencils
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Embellishments Wink Of Stella
Other Various Blending Brushes
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting &
    Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
SSS Foam Squares

I'm also playing at:

Magical