Thursday, July 18, 2024

Beautiful Day

 


I had a delightful adventure last month where I met beloved crafty rock stars, made sushi, ate Cinnamon Churro ice cream and learned to BetterPress among many other wonderful things. I did not make this BetterPressed panel, but I did paint it. I am terrified of watercoloring, and this BetterPress watercoloring session made me feel better. I thought it would be fun to enter this particular floral birthday card at The Flower Challenge. I've got a ways to go, but it reminds me of lots of fun with wonderful people in a far off land (LOL). Can you guess where I was???

Project Details
Stamps/DiesPinkfresh Studio Beautiful Branch Press Plate
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
SU Regal Rose
 Ink Various Distress Inks
Embellishments
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press

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Sandy Thanks

 


I needed a thank you card for guests staying at our Beach House. I wanted it to be very simple and fun, also easy to reproduce. This fit the bill exactly. CAS in summer colors - Perfect!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesEssentials By Ellen Summer Doodles stamps & dies
Essentials By Ellen Summer Sentiments
Essentials By Ellen Tall & Skinny Numbers Dies
Essentials By Ellen Tall & Skinny Alpha Dies
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
 Ink Versafine Onyx Black
PTI Fine Linen
Dried Marigold & Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Inks
Copic markers
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
SU Dimensionals

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Anything Goes - Summer.

Let's Chill




It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. Challenge #736 is a Moodboard Challenge hosted by Bobby. The colors and photos are so lovely, and perfect for summer inspiration. The lovely and talented Cat Craig continues as our Guest Designer for the month of July. Please extend a warm welcome to Cat, and leave her some love on her blog.

I chose a whimsical image from Studio Light Stamps with fun vacation inspired images stamped and colored with Copics.

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Cat and the rest of 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.

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/
Embossing Folder
Studio Light
Photoplay A2 Round Rectangles
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Neenah 80# Desert Storm
SU Cameo Coral
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Embellishments Flower sequins from The Ton
OtherCZ Design Sentiment Strips Reverse Chill Summer
Spellbinders Platinum Plus
Score 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"
Waffle Flower 1/16" foam strips

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Out Of Office


 

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. This time we challenge you "to be" on vacation. 
We can let our imaginations run wild here. 

Now, on to my card. I was so sad to see Ellen Hutson close her doors, but I swooped in and bought a lot of her sets on Amazon. This Summer Doodles one is so fabulous an I used it here. I just love the "out of office" sentiment.  

We are sponsored by Varada Sharma with a generous $25.00 store credit for our winner who will also get an invitation to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

Claire A on Life on the Scrap Heap and winner of Time Out Challenge #264, has joined us as Guest Designer for this challenge. Check out the details on the Time Out Challenge Blog where you can also see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us!

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Shopping Our Stash #526 - Summer

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Hot Fun In The Summertime!

 


 It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. I am hosting Challenge #735 - Word Week. Our lovely host is Carol Mc, and she has chosen Summertime as our word of inspiration. Cat Craig continues with us as Guest Designer for the month of July. Please extend a warm welcome to Cat, hop over to her blog and leave her some love.

I am late to the party in breaking out my Waffle Flower Beach Day Postage Collage stamps and stencils. I just had to for this "summertime" challenge, because here in the northern hemisphere, Summer is in full swing. The beach is my favorite place to be, when the temps are below 100 degrees and the water is warm enough to swim in! Neither is the case at the moment. The ocean is oddly cold and the temps are insanely hot. Anyway. I had so much fun working on my collage. The seagulls crack me up and I love every detail in these waffle Flower supplies.

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Cat and the rest of the Design Team. Grab a cool drink, get crafty with your stash and join us in the gallery! I can't wait to see how our players are inspired by our word this week. There are so many great places to go with it.

Project Details
Stamps/DiesWaffle Flower Postage Collage Stamps & Die
Postage Collage Beach Days Stamps & Stencils
Paper Smooches Get Outta Town Stamps
Paper Smooches Happy Travels Stamps
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Desert Storm
 Ink Various Distress Oxide Inks
VersaFine Onyx Black
Embellishments Hero Arts Enamel Shells
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press


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Waffle Flower Beach Day Stamps and Stencils



I love the beach. It is my favorite place to be.
I also love Waffle Flower Postage Collage supplies!

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Coffee. Craft. Repeat.




 It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. I am hosting Challenge #734 - Color Week. I have chosen the warm and summery colors of Coral & Yellow - neutrals of black, brown, white, ivory, kraft or gray can be used in your design.  The lovely and talented Cat Craig is our Guest Designer for the month of July. Please extend a warm welcome to Cat, and leave her some love on her blog. 

I chose to use a 2 layer stencil in the challenge colors with a hat tip to coffee and crafting. Perfect together!

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Cat and the rest of 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.


Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsAltenew Coffee Ring Stamps
A Colorful Life Designs Layered Cups 1 Stencil
Lawnfawn Scalloped Rectangles
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
SU Cameo Coral & Daffodil Delight
 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black
DO Inks - Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade
Embellishments A Colorful Life Designs Card Bling
Other WOW Clear Embossing Powder
WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool
Spellbinders Platinum Plus
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press


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Your Friendship Lights Up My Heart

 



It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. This time we have a theme challenge - seeing stars.  You can interpret that in so many ways from celestial stars, rock stars, movie stars, constellations, moon & stars, stars on flags... the list goes on and on.  

Now, on to my card. I received a Betterpress System for my birthday and today is the first day I opened the box. I had some play time recently at the home of a dear friend where she taught me the Betterpress ropes. She also gifted me this wonderful press plate. I just LOVE it, and the giver. This card is made with her in mind. Thank you, friendy dear. Your friendship certainly does light up my heart! I inked the press plate with Betterpress Black Ink and fussy cut it so that I could mount it on this black panel that I stenciled with Lunar Paste. I sure do love that stuff!! I added a Betterpress sentiment from the same plate set, popped it up with a little foam strip and my card was complete!

We are sponsored by Picket Fence Studios with a generous $25.00 store credit for our winner who will also get an invitation to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

Simeen Batra of simeen.creates on Instagram and winner of Time Out Challenge #263, has joined us as Guest Designer for this challenge. Check out the details on the Time Out Challenge Blog where you can also see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us!


Project Details
Stamps/Dies/Press Plates/
Stencils
Winnie & Walter Big Bang Classic Star Stencil
Spellbinders Betterpress Sun & The Moon Press Plates
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Essentials by Ellen Ebony Black Cardstock
 Ink Betterpress Black
Embellishments Clear Skies & Silver Lining Lunar Paste
Other Spellbinders Betterpress Letterpress System
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 1/16" foam strips

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