This week at Just Us Girls it’s Color Week and Ina has picked a gorgeous group of colors for us. Now mind you, you do not have to use all 5 colors, but you can if you want to. The minimum is 3, which is what I have done. I was pushed for time, as I have been lately ( you too I am sure) with Christmas and wrapping up things at school before our break, so I recreated one of my cards from long ago. The stamps are from Gina K. This is actually going to be a Birthday card and I am sending this to a co-worker. I hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us! If your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running for a chance as a future Guest Designer. See you over at JUGS! Nancy
Silver and Gold…..Now I will have you singing that all day! LOL Silver and Gold is our Topping option this time at Seize the Birthday. What a fun and striking combo…don’t you think? I made this card with a new Verve stamp set that I received from a dear friend (Thank you JoAnn) and being that it was a Christmas stamp set I had to pair it up with a birthday sentiment that I have had for years. I heat embossed the poinsettias in gold and silver. The silver dots are SU paper and are made with a SU owl punch. I use that punch for so much! The ribbon is from Verve. If you have never used Verve ribbon it’s a must! Please come by and join us we would love to see what you can do with silver and gold!
Keeping it short…have tons to do as I am sure you do as well.
Until next time…take care! Nanc’
It’s Trend week at Just Us Girls and have we got great one for you! Mixed media! Now don’t be scared it really can be as easy or complicated as you want to make it. Check out the graphic for some explanations and requirements. It’s really late and this post goes live in a few minutes so I am going to explain my card rather quickly! First, I took my watercolor SU pen and 3 colors and randomly colored my watercolored paper. Then I took my Script stamp and some Brown Gina K ink and stamped on my watercolored paper. Next, I took my glossy SU cardstock and Verve heart stamp and stamped and heat embossed my hearts with clear embossing powder. Then took the same 3 colors of SU ink and colored over the hearts and then wiped the cardstock so the hearts would appear. I assembled my card and added a few (Verve) small heart stamps and the arrow and I Love You (from Recollections). Wasn’t happy with the look I was trying to achieve so I decided to give the card a white wash with some Gesso. Then I took my Gina K Brown ink and inked up some of the edges and front of the card as well. I got carried away with the brown and came back with my original 3 colors and my watercolored brush and lightened it up in a few places. Well, that was probably more info then you even cared to read, but since it was Mixed Media challenge I thought an explanation was in order so you can see all the steps I actually did to achieve this look. I so enjoyed the process!
I would also like to welcome Lee Ann Barrett as our Guest Designer this week at Just Us Girls. Please come on over an join us and see what the talented team did with this challenge. Who knows if you win our Chic of the Week you may also be chosen as a Guest designer with us in the future!
Have a great weekend and see you at JUGS! Nanc’
I think my style this time around is Clean and Layered!
Hi Friends, This is my last post as a Guest Designer over at The Card Concept and let me just say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Lesley and her fabulous and talented team. They have been super sweet to me! I sure hope I didn’t disappoint them with my cards…the talent over there is unreal!! Thanks again ladies!! The challenge this time around is to use nothing but neutrals on your card and or project and we have an awesome inspiration photo as well. Since I am still in the Christmas card mode and the Photo inspiration had star cookies on the plate, that is where my creativity lured me. I started off making my background with some embossing paste…boy I love that stuff. The templates for the stars and sentiment is all from Stampin Up and the brown star strip was made with a lunch bag. In case you can’t tell the sentiment is heat embossed and stamped on vellum. The rest of the card was made with scraps of this and that. Boy do I need to use up my scraps..they are taking over my craft space. It may be time to throw some out, I just hate waste!
Now, Please head on over to The Card Concept and check out the rest of the teams work…you won’t be disappointed and after you have done that….. Please Join Us!
See you over there,
Can you believe I actually have something to share with you that is NOT a card? I know, you are as dumbfounded as I was. I have for you a fry box that you could use for just about anything and a gift card holder. However, I cannot take credit for these ideas, that came from my fabulous Stampin Up Consultant- Debbie! I just love her!!! I made this at my monthly card club and I knew it would be perfect for Sue’s Word week over at Just Us Girls…so I have been saving it! Our word this week is SPARKLE! As you can see I have some sparkle going on in various places. The cuffs on Santa’s mittens, and his shiny belt buckles. Now in hind-sight, I wish would have added some sparkle to his beard on the Gift card Holder. I think this fry box die from Stampin up is so cool! Don’t you? If you have never purchased the silver sparkly paper from SU it’s a must have! It comes in red too….and maybe gold…I can’t remember. Anyways, I hope you decide to join us over at Just Us Girls and see what you can do with the word Sparkle. If your chosen as chic of the week, you will be in the running as a possible future guest designer with us. It’s late Friday night and I am beat…so that’s it for me! If you have any additional questions, please let me know! Hope you a wonderful day…I so appreciate you stopping by! Nanc’
Over at Seize the Birthday this week we have an Anything Goes Birthday challenge. So I decided to take a small break from my Holiday cards and get a jump start on some of my February cards that I will be needing! I have an oldie but goodie SU tree stamp I decided to use along with a Sentiment from Verve. The tiny hearts were made with my SU owl punch. The heart banner on the bottom is also from Verve. I bet I have had that piece of DP for at least 15 years. LOL
I kept it simple this week as I was short on time because putting the tree up took top priority…I love my Christmas tree.
Hope you come on over to Seize the Birthday and see what my awesome teammates did this time around!
Hi Folks, Hope all of my US friends enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Mine was wonderful (as I was hostess) and I am thrilled to say the least! It’s a shame we all don’t get together more often. I will post some photos sometime soon and share with you my table settings that turned out fantastic, thanks to my hubby, son and Pinterest!
Anyways, If you feel like you have seen this card before, you have…..sort of! It’s the same layout, but different colors and an added embossed panel. I plan on making this one of my signature cards for this Christmas Season. I never make the same card twice, I have to change the color at the very least, so they will all be unique in some way or another. My hubby says that that is a problem I need to address. What does he know about card making?…….LOL
It’s Wildcard Week “Anything Goes” at Just Us Girls this week…. so make sure you come on over and play along! The sky is the limit and while your there check out the rest of the DT’s creations along with our fabulous GD Tajanna! This is her last post with us and we are sad to see her go…she has been amazing!
Remember if your picked as our Chic of The Week you could also be in the running as a GD with us in the future too.
Card Details: My paper is all Stampin UP, the sentiment is from Verve in the With Love set. The ornament die is something I am fortunate enough to have at my school. The embossed panel is something I used one day when I was at my friends house and I am not for certain whose it is.
See you over at JUGS! Nanc’
The ” Style” I am going for is a Shabby-Vintage type of feel for this tag.
Same as last time….oops! That was completely accidental. LOL
The Card Concept is also pairing up with:
Tracey is as sweet as she is talented!!
For this challenge The Card Concept is looking for:
1.) A TAG or a CARD with a tag on it
2.) Snowmen, snow or any other “wintery” theme!
Now for my Tag Details: The cute stamp set is from Gina K Designs and is called Snow One Like You. The paper pack is from My Mind’s Eye. I paper pieced his hat and scarf and
took colored pencils to the snow and to the snowman to help with the aged look. The light colored paper is a faint graph paper which I thought looked neat and is also under the sentiment and bordering the top too. I love using my Fiskars victorian border to edge my work…it seems to be a signature of mine. Punches, candy dots and twine about wraps it up.
I had a great time making this tag and it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon and one of my days of from school!
If you have never played along with The Card Concept here are some of the details! I love the creative idea behind this blog!
Choose one of the design team “Styles” to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary. Explain in your post which style you used. Link up your blog post. Last but not least, comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. It’s really that simple!
Hello Friends, It’s Saturday and time for our new challenge over at Just Us Girls. It’s photo week and Cheryl has made a perfect selection for this time of year. It was so easy to get inspired with this photo. I knew right away I wanted to make something using my newest wreath stamp, and then it just kinda took off from there! After I stamped my wreath stamp I thought it might be fun to make it a little wider and that is where the idea came to use my spellbinders. The bow die is something we have at my school and I LOVE it! I thought the doily would be a nice background too, plus it pulls out the white wreath in the photo. Added some holly dots, my sentiment from Verve (Holly Jolly Christmas) and some distressing and I was done.
Now, Head on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week. While your there check out the talented Guest Designer Tajanna, If you happen to be chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer for the month of January. GOOD LUCK!
See you at JUGS~
It’s time for the next challenge over at Seize the Birthday! This time our topping is Leaves. As soon as I saw the November challenge over at The Verve blog was to use Vellum, I decided this would make a perfect pairing! I was right…. it came together just as I had envisioned or maybe even better! Don’t you just love when you are happy with what you have created? It doesn’t happen as often as I would like, but it happens generally when I start doubting myself and my work! :) Anyhoo, Let me tell you a little about my card! The stamps are all from Verve! Have I said lately how much I love VERVE? Well, I do! The flower is my very first stamp I ever got from them. It’s called Elegant Flower- Plain Jane. The sentiments are from the Poppy Birthday set. I thought the sentiments look great on those banner dies. The vellum leaves are a sizzix die that I have had for so long, but had never used before because they didn’t work in my Cuttlebug. I finally broke down and bought myself a Big Shot…and I am very happy I did. It’s about time I get up a little more with the times. I then ran them through my Lattice embossing folder. I heat embossed the flowers with some Blushing Pink Pastel powder and fussy cut them. I just love the way they came out. Some pop dots and some bling and I was finished.
I couldn’t decide on which photo to use so I used both! Still working with that camera! I think some days I am improving…what do you think?
Now you have two places to stop by: Seize the Birthday where we are always celebrating Birthdays and our Topping option is Leaves and or The Verve Blog where they are asking us to use some Vellum on our project.
Hope you find sometime to be creative!