Hello Friends, Maria over at Just Us Girls has a very easy word for us this week. The word is Stencils. I don’t know about you, but I have a slew of them and am always looking to buy more. This sun beam stencil I have used on my card today is a must have if you ask me! Mine happens to be from My Favorite Things however, there are many different variations of them out there. You should try and get one too. I decided to ink mine up on watercolor paper. The rest of my card was made with SU’s new set Lift Me Up. I just adore this hot air balloon die. What is so cool about this stamp and die cut set is that it has so many pieces. Just take a look at it below! I love the fact that the background of the ballon can be made with so many different shades of paper and cut out individually. I did just that on my card above. Thanks for coming by today and checking in with me! It makes my day when you visit. Please come by and visit Just Us Girls this week and see what my talented team and guest Nancy have done, and while you are there….join us! I have a good stampin’ friend that is battling bone cancer and I hope this cheers her up a bit.
Hello Friends, I have a Clean and Simple card for you today that goes along with the CAS Valentine challenge over at The Paper Players! About a month or so ago Hubby and I took a road trip to St. Pete to a very awesome Scrapbooking store and then later on to the Dali Museum where they were featuring work of Escher. It was awesome! He was helping me look through a clearance rack at the store. He came across this stamp set from Tuesday Morning, called Loving Words and it is FABULOUS! I know for sure you will be seeing a lot of this set in the future. I used it for the sentiment on this card. I like the font and the way the type set isn’t perfect and almost like a typewriter. So at first glance you might have thought my stamping stunk, well actually…. it’s suppose to look like that. LOL The heart was sponged using a stencil from Heidi Swap, the cute little tickets are from a Recollection Valentine set from Michaels and the paper is from Stampin Up. Happy Creating, Nanc’
Over at Just Us Girls this week it’s Trend week and Sue has picked a perfect one! The JUGS team wants you to break out those stencils and have at it! The sky is the limit on what you can do with these great things. I guess I have always been dabbling in the arts, as I had so many of these when I was a kid, and now I wish I had saved them all. Anyway, the stencil I decided to use is from the Crafters Workshop and it’s a 6 x 6. I think this is only the second time I have used it. In hind sight I wish I would have stenciled around the numbers in red, but it will have to do I guess. I was asked to make a Birthday card for a co-workers brother. I hope it doesn’t look to feminine. YIKES! We shall see what she thinks. I can’t tell you where I got this Die Cut-Heart because I have had it for so long….there is no telling! The sending you sentiment is not stamped…. I cheated a little and made it on my computer (shhhhhh) and the Birthday Wishes is from Verve! Got out my trusty Fishers Victorian edge to jazz it up a little. Some punches and pop dots and Wah lah! However you spell that! LOL
The color inspiration for this week’s card came from the Color Throwdown. I haven’t had the opportunity to play with this challenge lately, however I never miss a week where I don’t drop by and see what the talented team has been up to! I have been following this challenge since their inception I do believe!
Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team has been up to…and our Guest Designer Judy! You won’t be disappointed! If your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer for the Month of March. Until next time…find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul! Nanc’