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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Monday, July 1, 2024

Flocktail Hour



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

I took my inspiration from the photo on the bottom right with the flamingoes. I went with flamingoes enjoying cocktail hour with what I imagine to be Cosmo Cocktails to match their lovely pink color. I gave them a tropical backround in which to enjoy their drinks. Take a look at the moodboard, and see what inspires you, or just create a summery project. 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/DiesEllen Hutson Inner Flamingo by Julie Ebersole
Altenew Be Strong Stamps & Dies
Simon Says Stamp Nested Dome Arches
Sizzix Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
SU Wild Wasabi
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
VersaFine Onyx Black
Papertrey Ink Mint Julep
Copic markers
Embellishments Wink of Stella - Clear
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
Waffle Flower 1/16" Foam Strips

Thursday, June 27, 2024

You Are Spark Tacular




 It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our host for Challenge #733 - Stencil Week. Anything goes, as long as your project includes a stencil. Super talented Jane Taylor of continues with us as our Guest Designer for the Month of June.

Since the 4th of July Holiday is right around the corner, I went with my new Waffle Flower 4th of July Postage Collage supplies. They are so fun to use. I used some metallic embossing paste for some of the stars and white for others, It was so much fun to do. 

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Jane 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/Stencils

Postage College Die and Stamp Set

Postage Collage 4th of July Stamp Set
Postage Collage Coloring Stencil

Postage Collage 4th of July Stencil

Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Gina K Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Red Velvet
 InkVersaFine Onyx Black
DO Inks - Prize Ribbon, Lumberjack Plaid, Lost Shadow
Embellishments Dreamweaver Metallic Silver Embossing Paste
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
Waffle Flower 1/16" Foam Strips

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Wish You Were Here

 




It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. This time we have a photo challenge with a subject that is near and dear to my heart. You can take so many things for inspiration from this photo from the lighthouse, to colors, to ocean to rocks... I am a lighthouse, lover, so I chose a lighthouse theme. I have several stamps and dies that would work for this in my stash. I chose this one from Cottage Cuts to create my scene. I love the embossing folder I used in the background on heavy duty vellum. I am so happy with the way it turned out.

We are sponsored by Lawn Fawn with a generous $25.00 store credit for our winner. Our winner also gets an invitation to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

Joyce Mehrberg, former Time Out Design Team Member and winner of Time Out Challenge #262, 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/DiesCottage Cuts Lighthouse
Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals
My Favorite Things Life's A Beach Stamp Set
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Bazzil 40lb. Vellum
Various cardstock scraps
 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black
Memento London Fog, Cantaloupe and Rich Cocoa
Distress Oxide Antique Linen, Uncharted Mariner
Embellishments
Other Spellbinders Cast Away Embossing Folder
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"
Waffle Flower 1/16" Foam Adhesive Strips

By Your Side





Carol Mayne is our once again host for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge where it is Moodboard Week. Carol has chosen a wonderful and summery moodboard with wonderful colors and inspiration photos. Jane Taylor continues with us as our wonderful Guest Designer for June.

I went with the colors and the coral motif. I used A Colorful Life Designs Stencils to create my underwater scene.

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/SrencilsA colorful Life Design Sea Foam, Matisse Elements and
    Matisse Splash Stencils.
Simon Says Stamp Nested Dome Arches Dies
Catherine Pooler Ocean Chums Stamps
Cardstock    Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor Paper - Cold Press
 Ink Versafine Onyx Black
Distress Oxide Inks-Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Uncharted
    Mariner, Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina
Embellishments A Colorful Life Designs Card Bling
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"
Waffle Flower Foam Strips

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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

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Layers, Die Cut, Patterned Paper

My inspiration is a birthday party for a child.