Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

Hosting @ Just Us Girls and More…



I am thrilled to be your HOSTESS this week for my first hosting job as part

of the Design team at Just Us Girls.

 When I realized my first challenge was going to be a photo challenge,

I immediately thought of pink and black (my favs) and hopped on over to google images.

After just a couple of seconds, I found these two photos that I knew would be perfect!

 I picked two images so that you might have a few choices.

 You may either get inspirations from the color pallet and take that route,

reproduce some flowers like I have done,

or you may be intrigued by the damask pattern on the purse.

 You decide!


Now the details:  I used my spectrum Noir pens and colored the BACK of my flowers

after I heat embossed them on Vellum with white embossing powder.

LOVE this look!

I first saw this technique over at Driven to Ink blog….a few years ago.

Over at the Pink Elephant that is the challenge this week… to “Lift” or “Case” a card or technique.


So I chose the Technique of Embossing and Coloring on Vellum!

So, I will also be linking this card to their challenge as well as

over at Addicted to CAS.

My second entry!

ATCAS - code word flower

They asked us to use flowers.

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

I’m THRILLED to have hosted the fun with Just Us Girls, this week…


Can’t wait to see what you link up!



12 thoughts on “Hosting @ Just Us Girls and More…

  1. Love, love, love your card, Nancy! Absolutely stunning!

  2. Congrats on another DT!!! This card is perfect inspiration for the challenge! I love your fussy cutting, perfectly tied bow and that flourish of bling! Awesome design!

  3. I used this technique on one of my cards this week. I couldn’t remember whose blog I saw it on. I embossed in black but I love your white.

  4. What a beautiful black and pink floral arrangement on your card. You did an awesome job on the challenge.

  5. I love pink and black together and your inspiration pics were fabulous, Nancy!! Love your flowers and the touch of bling flourish against all that white space. Great take on the challenge 🙂

  6. OH! WOW! Another beautiful card!

  7. Very pretty. Love your flowers embossed on vellum. This is a great technique.

  8. OMG…that card is AWESOME looking. I love that color combination, and you did a fabulous job with it. Congratulations on being hostess!

  9. Beautiful card…love the color combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

  10. Wow do I love your pretty flowers!

  11. Stunning card!!! The colour combo is amazing and I love how you have used it on flowers with such an elegant result! Thank you for playing with us at Addicted to CAS!

  12. HOW much fun and ONE girl inspire?????? A LOT!! A LOT!!! An AWFUL lot! This card – it’s BRILLIANT!!! Those flowers are like FIREWORKS! BABY, you ARE one! ❤

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