Thursday, April 11, 2024

Crafty Friends




Hello and Happy Thursday! Time Out Challenge #261 starts today. It is an "Inspired By Words" Challenge which means we are to create a card inspired by the words in the challenge quote, which is:
"I'm a romantic! I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle." ~ Scrapbook.com

There are so many ways to go with this. You can zero in on one word like "romantic" or "aisle" or part of the quote like "long, dreamy walks", etc.

We are generously sponsored by Doodlebugs.


The challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team will receive a $25.00 Doodlebugs store credit. The winner will also receive an invitation to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

We welcome Milla of Mustesormi, and winner of Time Out #257 as Guest Designer. Milla is a very talented crafter and a frequent player at Time Out. You can view her challenge card and link to her blog from the Time Out Challenge Blog. She has a great take on the inspiration words.

.I went with a "craft" theme for my mini slimline card using Spellbinders Paint Your World Collection. I created a background using strips of cardstock in pink and red hues and stamped splatters on it. I assembled a paintbrush of tulips and bristles, popped it up on the background and added the sentiment "Crafty friends are the best." I love these dies, and it was fun to put this together.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge blog to see what Milla and the Design Team have created to inspire you. Think about the quote, and see how it inspires you. Then grab some supplies and start creating. 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/DiesSpellbinders Artful Tulip
Spellbinders Butterfly Burst Dies
Spellbinders Paint Your World Stamps
My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns Stamps
My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Die-namics
Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle
Cardstock    110lb. & 80lb.Neenah Solar Crest
Various strips of pink & red cardstock.
Ranger Distress Woodgrain cardstock
SSS Matte Silver cardstock
Essentials By Ellen Ebony Black cardstock
 Ink VerssFine Onyx Black
VersaMark
Ink 3 Fleurette's Atelier Ink - Shark Tooth White 
Embellishments Hero Arts Metallic Decor Silver Dot Stickers
Other WOW Clear Embossing Powder
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" & 1/8"
SU Dimensionals

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A Walk In The Rain

 



It's Word Week at Just Us GirlsWe are hosted by Lisa and joined by Colleen Begley, our Guest Designer for the month of April. 

For my card, I dug out PTI's Scattered Showers which I haven't used in eons. I have a friend going through a tremendously difficult time. Though there is little I can do, I want her to know I am with her. I love the sentiment I chose (Altenew). Also love that Dibble Tile EF in the background. Raindrops (PTI Feathered Finery) were stamped in 3 blues and finished it off with clear drops.

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Colleen and the rest of the Design Team. Get crafty with your craft stash and join us in the gallery!

Project Details
Stamps/Dies,
Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers Stamps & Dies,
Feather Finery Stamps, Cloud Dies
Altenew Precious Moments Stamps
My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 Die-namics
Simon Says Stamp Dibble Tile EF
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Neenah Desert Storm
Recollections Glitter Paper
 InkPapertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist,
Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain
VersaMark
Memento London Fog
Embellishments Little Things by Lucy's Cards - Raindrops
Other Wink Of Stella Clear
Altenew Detail Blending Brush
Brutus Monroe Alabaster EP
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"
3M foam tape
Waffle Flower 1/16" Foam Strips

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

So Glad You Were Born




It's Color Week at Just Us Girls. We are hosted by Ina and as we begin a new month of challenges, we welcome Colleen Begley as our Guest Designer for the month of April. Colleen is such a wonderful and talented crafter. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog where you are sure to be inspired.  

For my card, I found a panel that I had foiled quite some time ago with the Pinkfresh Geo Blocks hot foil plate. Our challenge colors prompted me to open the never before used coordinating stencils and create a card with the foiled panel. I applied a light and darker shade of each of the colors with Distress Oxide Inks working through each layer of the stencil set. I so love how it turned out. I foiled and die cut "happy birthday" also from Pinkfresh, and added a stamped and heat embossed sentiment strip from SSS to go with it. The foiled panel and sentiments are popped up with foam.

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Colleen and the rest of the Design Team. Get crafty with your stencils and join us in the gallery!

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/Stencils/
Hot Foil Plates
Simon Says Stamp Simple Sentiments 02
Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Script Words Hot Foil Plates & Dies
Pinkfresh Studio Geo Blocks Hot Foil Plate & Stencils
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover
 InkDistress Oxide Inks - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Dried
Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw & Mustard Seed
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Embellishments
Other WOW Clear Embossing Powder
WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool
Spellbinders Glimmer Silver Hot Foil Roll
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Waffle Flower Grip Mat
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
3M foam tape
Black adhesive-backed fun foam

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Pinkfresh Geo Blocks Stencils

Monday, April 1, 2024

Purple Bunny Easter


Spring is in full swing at The Four Seasons Challenge. It is our second Spring themed challenge. This gorgeous mood board is there for your inspiration, but anything Spring goes. 


 I took my inspiration from the photo on the bottom right  - the colors of green and purple and that soft background.  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 - Egg hunt
My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 Die-namics
Sugar Pea Designs Egg Window Cutaway
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
SU Wisteria Wonder
clarity Designer Card - Antartica
Hero Arts Hero Hues Layering Paper
 Ink Versa Mark
Wilted Violet Distres Oxide
Embellishments Polka Dot Ribbon Scrap
Recollections adhesive backed gem
Other Gold Embossing Powder (brand unknown)
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
3M foam tape

I'm also playing at:

Designer Paper, Die Cut, Ribbon

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Striped Happy Easter



Hello crafty friends. Before I get to the new Time Out Challenge, I wanted to thank everyone who played with us and Just Us Girls for our Collaborative Challenge. It was so much fun. There were so many 
"fa-bird-lous" entries. I hope that everyone will consider supporting both of our challenges moving forward.

Now on to our new challenge - Time Out Challenge #260 starts today. We are challenged to be "striped". If you look around and really open your eyes, there are stripes everywhere... in our textiles, foods, office supplies, buildings... really everywhere. So this one is really wide open. Let's get creative and get stripey!

We are generously sponsored by Lawn Fawn.


The challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team will receive a $25.00 Lawn Fawn store credit. The winner will also receive an invitation to Guest Design with is for a future challenge.

We are joined by Karen Rodgers of kareN stampZ as Guest Designer. Karen is a very talented crafter. You can view her challenge card and link to her blog from the Time Out Challenge Blog

I have been making Easter cards. I had made this embossed panel and set it aside. I was going through patterned papers today and found this variety of striped papers, and decided to use the embossed panel and the little bunny die that came with it to "color" some of the bunnies. I added a panel of striped card to the base, and added twine, which also had a striped look and voila! My card was complete.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge blog to see what Karen and the Design Team have created to inspire you. Find your stripes and play with us! Can't wait to see your creation in the gallery. Remember, we allow links to a total of 5 challenges including ours. Check out the rules in "how to play" on the sidebar of the challenge blog. See you in the gallery!

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/
Embossing Folder
Trinity Stamps Vintage Bunny stamps & dies
Simon Says Stamp Playful Bunnies Embossing
Folder & Cutting Die

Cardstock   110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Sunny Studio Dots & Stripes Pastels Patterned
Paper
 InkMemento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
EmbellishmentsTwine from The Twinery
OtherSpellbinders 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
3M foam tape
SU Dinensionals

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Tic Tac Toe #244 - Bottom Row

Stenciled Happy Birthday





It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. Thanks to all who played in our fun Collaboration Challenge with Time Out. The gallery was "bird-sting" with fabulous creativity!

This week at Just Us Girls, we are hosted by Sue for Stencil Week. Tracey McNeely returns as our fabulous Guest Designer for the month of March. Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Tracey and the Design Team. Get crafty with your stencils and join us in the gallery!

Project Details
Stamps/Dies/StencilsCZ Design Happy Birthday Wafer Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Layered Leaves & Flowers Stencil
My Favorite things Blueprint Sketch Dies
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80 lb Neenah Solar Crest
SU Elegant Eggplant
 InkVarious Distress Oxide Inks
Embellishments Recollections adhesive rhinestone stickers
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Waffle Flower Grip Mat
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Assorted stencil brushes

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Birds Of A Feather - Collaboration With Just Us Girls


Time for a new challenge at Time Out. Challenge #259 is a a special collaboration challenge with Just Us Girls Challenge! How fun!! Our common theme is "birds". We are birds of a feather flocking together!

By entering the linky tool at Time Out, you will automatically also join the Just Us Girls Challenge, woot woot! Entries to the Just Us Girls Links will automatically also join Time Out Challenge #259.

Your project will gain twice the visibility... You will double your chances to be chosen as a design team favorite and your project may be showcased in one or both of the challenge blogs. Whether you join from Time Out or from Just Us Girls, you also have a chance to win $25.00 store credit to Waffle Flower Crafts

We are sponsored by Waffle Flower. Challenge winner will receive a $25.00 store credit to spend at Waffle Flower and a chance to guest Design with the Time Out Team for a future challenge.

We are joined by Jolanda Johnson of The Inquespot Studio, and winner of Time Out #255 as our Guest Designer. Jolanda is a regular player at Time Out. Her designs are fabulous. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration.

For my card, I used Waffle Flower's Little Birdie dies and sentiments to create a birthday/support greeting  for a dear friend who is going through a very hard time. I decided to do an arch shaped card. I smooshed on a piece of cardstock picking up inks that I did not want to waste another project (channeling my inner Michele Ferguson), and added the die cuts from Little Birdie, placing birdie on a piece of vellum.

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Jolanda and the Design Team have come up with to inspire you. Hoping you will be inspired to join us in the gallery! Don't forget to check out the Just Us Girls Challenge to see their bird inspired projects and join the fun! Let them know that you arrived from Time Out!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesWaffle Flower Little Birdie Sentiments and Dies
Simon Says Stamp Nested Dome Arches
Spellbinders Hemstitch Circle Dies
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Bazzill 40# Vellum
 InkVersaMark Onyx Black
Various Distress Oxide Inks
Embellishments
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Waffle Flower 1/16" foam adhesive strips

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Anything Goes - 4/3



3/31

Flock On - Collaboration with Time Out

 



Time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. Challenge #718 is a a special collaboration challenge with Time Out Challenges! How cool is that?? Our common theme is "birds". We are birds of a feather flocking together!

By entering the linky tool at Just Us Girls, you will automatically also join Time Out Challenge, woot woot! Entries to the Time Out Challenge Linky will automatically also join Just Us Girls #718.

Your project will gain twice the visibility... You will double your chances to be chosen as a Design Team favorite and your project may be showcased in one or both of the challenge blogs. Whether you join from Time Out or from Just Us Girls, you also have a chance to win $25.00 store credit to Waffle Flower Crafts

For my card, I went with a flamingo from Ellen Hutson's Flock Star. I perched my bird on an Altenew cover plate background which was mounted on a tropical background stamped with Uniko Paradise images in PTI inks.

Please head on over to the Just Us Girls Blog to check out what the our Guest Tracy McNeeley and the  Design Team has come up with to inspire our creations. Then head over to Time Out to see what they came up with to inspire you! How fun is this?? I can't wait to see your creations in the galleries!


Project Details
Stamps/DiesAltenew Dotted Starburst
Essentials By Ellen Flock Star
Uniko Paradise and Paradise Leaves
Photoplay A2 Round rectangles
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Bazzill solid color cardstock
 Ink
VersaFine Onyx Black
PTI Melon Berry, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold,
Hawaiian Shores
Embellishments Little Things by Lucy's Cards
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Fun foam

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My background is completely stamped with tropical leaf images from Uniko Stamps.




Thursday, March 7, 2024

Happy Trails




It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. I am the host for Color Week, where the colors are green, lime green and one other color. I pulled out some NBUS from the pile of things I bought from Ellen Hutson when Ellen closed her store.  I just love this camping set. 
 I chose turquoise as my "other color" because when I googled images of campers, that seemed to be a favorite camper color. I went with a CAS design. I think the Nordic Frames die gives it an outdoorsy feel. 

It's a new month, and we welcome the lovely and talented Tracy McNeeley as our March Guest Designer. Please head on over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and see what Tracy and the rest of the Design Team have cooked up to inspire you. I hope to see you in the gallery!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesEssentials By Ellen Happy Trails
Essentials By Ellen Happy Trails More Sayings
The Greetery - Nordic Frames Die
Cardstock    110 lb. and 80 lb. Neenah Solar Crest
 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black
SU Garden Green
Memento Pear Tart
PTI Dark Chocolate
Embellishments
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Sizzix Sidekick
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
White Fun Foam

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Friday, March 1, 2024

The Blessings Of Each Day


Spring has sprung at The Four Seasons Challenge. It is our first Spring themed challenge where this gorgeous mood board is there for your inspiration, but anything Spring goes. 


I took my inspiration from the shamrocks and went with a St. Paddy's Day creation. Take a look at the moodboard, and see what inspires you. The Design Team have created wonderful projects to inspire you as well. 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/Dies/StencilsPretty Pink Posh Best Of Luck Stamps & Dies
Reverse Confetti Big Stripes Cover Panel
Simon Says Stamp Large Gnome Die
A Colorful Life Designs Shamrock Spray
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Recollections 110# Black Cardstock
 Ink Various Green Distress Oxide Inks
Embellishments
Other Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse Lucky
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Waffle Flower 1/16" Foam Strips

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Green, Leprechaun, Clover/Shamrock

Partnering With Festive Friday
Use Green In your Project



Photo Inspiration - Looks like St. Paddy's Day to me!