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Just Us Girls and Some Color!


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Hi Friends,

  It’s time for a color challenge as you can see over at Just Us Girls.

  I decided is what about time I start using my Stampin Up

Punch Board and boy do I love it! I have been seeing file folder cards all over Pinterest 

so I thought I would give it a try.  Very simple to do for sure! 

The paper is mostly old Stampin Up paper that I have had for years, but love!

The sentiment seems to be one I use all the time and your probably tired of seeing it

from Verve. I left the inside of the card blank for now till I figure out where it’s headed.

I got that cute flowered embossing folder when I got my Cuttlebug and I just love it!

Those flowers really pop…don’t they?

The banner punch is also from Stampin Up and I finally got around to using it!

So come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week for our color challenge!

You won’t be disappointed when you see what the team has done along with our

guest designer Lee-Anne!


If you Become ” Chic Of the Week” you are in the running as

possibly being a Guest Designer with us.

Have a great day and find some time to create,




Stamp TV Challenge…


Hello Friends,

Today the card I have for you is for a Mix it Up Monday Challenge over at Stamp TV.

My friend Karen is hosting this week so I wanted to give her some moral support and join here,

plus I had these really cool paper clips on my desk and have bee dying to use them.  So when

I saw her challenge to use metal of some kind it was meant to be!

I also wanted to show you where my inspiration came from to make this card!

A dear friend of mine and oh so talented stamper sent me this wonderful

tag the other day and I put it in my studio right where I could see it

and admire it!


I told her I loved it when I saw it on her blog so she sent it to me!

She is such a dear sweet person and I am so glad our paths have crossed!

Here is a link to her Blog Card Therapy....she is a Genius at Mixed Media

go and check it out and leave her some love!

Now,  Here is a link over to Stamp TV so you can join the challenge there as well.


Few Card Details:

All stamps are from Stamp TV

Cardstock is from Fancypants.

Have a spectacular day!



Watercoloring and Spring!



Hello My Friends and Faithful Followers,

Today over at Just Us Girls Lisa has challenged us to use watercolors as our background.

The Design Team and I were definitely on the same wave length…a good portion of us used

orange somewhere on our card….is so funny with those things happen.

I just love Lisa’s card too!

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Anyways,  Let me give you a few details on how this came together.

First thing I did was stamp the leaves and flowers (SU) with versa mark and heat

embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I took my

Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight inks and a SU Aqua Painter and streaked them

across the page.  I wiped off the excess ink that doesn’t stick to the embossed images

with a tissue.  Then I stamped my script in Brown Stazon Ink.  Last, I took

a paint brush that was heavily coated in Real Red mixed with Tangerine Tango watered down ink

and splattered the ink by shaking the paint brush.

( Make sure you cover your walls and workstation,

I didn’t and that ink went everywhere ! LOL)

Did the same thing with my Butterfly (minus the splat) which by the way is from Stamp TV.

The sentiment is from Verve!

All the paper is from Stampin UP.


Okay, I am also entering this over at Mod Squad  where they asked us to make

our own Background paper and to use 3 Spring Bright Colors.

Now,  Head on over to Just Us Girls and see what my other teammates did

with the Watercolor challenge and/or join me over at Mod Squad!

Find time to be creative…it’s good for the soul!



White on White!


This is what’s going on over at Seize the Birthday.…Please come over an join us!

Our “Toppings” option this time is….


“White on White”

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well… can just

stick with our usual “Anything Goes”Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Card Info:

I really enjoyed making my card for this challenge!

The embossing folder is new and from Stampin UP.

I made it look like a trellis by cutting strips of paper.

The flowers and leaves were made with punches and or my Cricut.

 I ran the leaves through my Cuttlebug with a

Lattice embossing folder for some texture.

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

Pleaseeeeee come on over to STB and Join us!

See you there!




Sketch time at JUGS~

Hello Everyone,

Today over at Just Us Girls Maria is our hostess and she has this great sketch for you to try!!

 I sure hope you pop on over and join us, you wouldn’t believe all the different variations

of cards the Just Us Girls Team came up with.  I was really impressed!


Here is an up close view of my DP!


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Told you it was a fun sketch!

The DP I used for this card is my all time favorite DP that I have scrimped

and saved and used so sparingly for the last 5 years or so.  I have about 3 inches left. :(

The Background pink paper is from Stampin UP and I thought it matched it perfectly!

All other paper is Stampin UP as well.

The butterfly and sentiment is something I picked up years ago at Michaels,

one of those great finds!

Now, come on over to Just Us Girls and check out the DT and our

Guest Designer this Month Lee-Anne.


If you Become ” Chic Of the Week” you are in the running as

possibly being a Guest Designer with us.

Have a great day,



Think Spring


Today’s card was going to be for Two challenges…but I missed the deadline for the Friday Mashup by minutes!

I hate when that happens!  Oh Well,  I will however be entering this over at Stamp TV where Sean is hosting

and asked us to Think Spring!

I used Chalk, Ink and Colored Pencils to make my card!

The BOW…I promise matches the card much better in person….this has happened before with this ribbon…don’t know

quite what the deal is with it! I even took the photo outside thinking that would help.  NOT!

The sentiment and the image is both from Gina K. Designs.

If you have any questions at all….give me a holler!

Have a great day!



Guess What?

Great News to Share !!!


I and TWO other very talented ladies and friends of mine

have been selected as Guest Designers at Stamp TV for the month of April!


I have been wanting to share this great news with all of you

and I finally got word this morning that I can spill the beans!

Here is a link to the announcement!

Thanks for letting me share my Happy News with you and letting

me continue to do what brings me great joy!

A SPECIAL THANKS to Gina, her team and all my friends over at Stamp TV too,

for this great opportunity and believing in me!

Until next time,

Find time to be creative..…it’s good for the SOUL!



Mod Squad Color Challenge

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Happy Monday,

Happy for me…as I get another day off and a Mamogram and an Ultrasound…Yeah!!!

Anyhoo, at least I have the day off!

Today’s card is for the Mod Squad Challenge and Lee our hostess has challenged us

to use Red and Brown on our project!

That flower stamp is one of those Stamps…you don’t know where you picked it up 

but your very glad you did…LOVE it!  The sentiment is Stampin UP and the 

text stamp is from Stampabilities/ Michaels.

The button centers on the flowers is a die cut from MFT.

Paper is from Stampin Up and the Cardstock is Gina K Designs.

This card is going to be in the mail very soon and on it’s way to a dear friend!

I plan on showering her with as many cards as possible!

She needs it and is in my heart continuously! 


Have a terrific day!



For a Dear Friend…

Hello Friends,

Today’s card is for a very dear friend of mine and a Fellow Design Team member,

who really needs a ton of prayer, love, and support right now!

I hope this helps in at least a small way to know how much I care!


Here are some more shots!



Pink and Brown is one of my all time Favorite color combos!

The top panel is a piece of pink vellum that I stamped on and the single brown flower

is heat embossed with brown embossing powder.

I also stamped the same image on the brown cardstock with versamark.

The sentiment is from Verve!

I am entering this card in the following challenges!

The Pink Elephant


Their requirements was to use your favorite color combo.

Paired them up with this great Sketch from my friend Lesley!

 Always Playing with Paper

Sketch 3




Tall and Skinny….

Hello there friends,

It’s the 5th Saturday of the month so it’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!

Marisa has picked out a great idea for us this time!

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My Niece just had a baby and I needed to get a card out to her ASAP so

I decided to incorporate my baby card into this challenge!

Here is what I did!


I wanted to personalize the card and use her beautiful name Amelia on it!

Also, I adore this elephant stamp from Verve so I had to use him as well.

The Sentiment and the dotted label is from Stamp TV!

If you have any other questions let me know!

Now don’t forget…..

The rest of the JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.

  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post

on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week and then possibly

after that a Guest Designer with us!

Hope to see you there! 

Oh, and Thanks to our GD Calypso for being with us this month…you were awesome!




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