Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time Out Reminder

Hi everyone!  It's been a little quiet here on the ol' blog!  I've been on vacation in sunny Huatulco, Mexico!  This was the view of sunrise from our room...absolutely fabulous!
 
Anyway, since I've been frolicking on the beach, I've been behind on my crafting but I did want to remind you that the current Time Out challenge, Rock Around the Clock, is still going on!  You can find it here.
 
 
Hope you can join us!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Just Us Girls #281 - Color Week

Hi everyone!  I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls this week, and it's Color Week!  I've chosen a fun color palette that I hope you'll enjoy too!
 
Here's a close up of the colors.
Perfect color for little girls room . And if you had a boy first and used these blues, so easy to add pink/peach accent colors - no need to repaint which means money saved!
 
Here's what I came up with.  For the beige, I chose to use kraft card stock.  Then I took inspiration from that pillow on the left.  I embossed the navy card stock with Versamark and liquid platinum embossing powder.  That powder is just so pretty!  The flowers on the one pillow reminded me of this dahlia image, so I stamped it in regal rose and navy.  I added some silver pearls to the center of the flower.
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest on these blogs.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia, Delightful Dahlia Additions, Background Basics: Retro (PTI)
Paper:  Kraft, night of navy, recollections white
Ink:  Versamark, night of navy, regal rose
Accessories:  Delightful Dahlia dies, liquid platinum embossing powder, silver pearls, dimensionals
 

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Just Us Girls #280 - Trend Week

Hello friends!  It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls, and Ina has chosen to have us use burlap on our creations! How fun!
 
I made a burlap flower.  My friend and DT member, Cheryl, purchased some at Michael's on one of our shopping trips.  This is that burlap!  I made a tag with this sentiment and buffalo die cut that I purchased at my LSS, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.  I used a new stencil I got there too from Memory Box with some texture paste. 
 
I used this tag from the Tag You're It! challenge as my inspiration.  That buffalo was sitting on my table and I just thought it was a good fit!
 
You can see more from our design team and guest on these blogs.
 
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Greetings (Buffalo Stamps and Stuff)
Paper:  Scallop tag cards (The Papercut)
Ink:  Memento rich cocoa
Accessories:  Burlap, Beautiful Blooms II #3 die (PTI), Prima Donna Petals die (MFT), scraped paint stencil (Memory Box), texture paste (Ranger), glitter dot, ribbon, floss, hole punch, Buffalo die cut
 

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge #10 - White on White

This week's challenge over at Christmas Card Challenge blog is white on white.  In all the years I've been stamping, I don't think I've ever done a completely white card.  Always a first time for everything!

I pulled out a new die set I just got this week.  I love this little village set.  I die cut it from white cardstock and then backed it with some saffron cardstock to make it look like lights inside the buildings.  I arranged them around some stitched snow drifts.  I stenciled the background with a falling snow stencil and some texture paste.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum and made into a banner.  I attached it with a button threaded with some twine.
 
You can see more beautiful cards on these blogs.
 
                       Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
   Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Have an ICE Day (Sugar Pea Designs)
Paper:  Recollections white, so saffron
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Village die (SSS), stitched snow drifts (MFT), falling snow stencil (SSS), texture paste (Ranger), Wink of Stella, button, twine, dimensionals

 

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Just Us Girls #279 - Word Week

Hi everyone!  LOVE is in the air at Just Us Girls!  It's Word Week and the word Cheryl chose is
 L-O-V-E!
 
Easy-peasy!  I got this My Favorite Things set from my LSS (Buffalo Stamps and Stuff) a few weeks ago and it was perfect for what I needed to create for this challenge.  I also found this washi tape in my collection and matched up the inks to the hearts on it.  I doubled up the tape to make a thicker border.  The baker's twine is covering up the seam.  I like how the balloon strings are still visible through the washi.  All the hearts have Wink of Stella shimmer on them, so they are really shimmery in real life.  Sequins just seem to always add that special something, don't they?   
 
I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout.
 
You can see more from the DT and our new Guest Designer on these blogs.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Heart Balloons (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Bubblegum, pale tomato, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Washi tape, baker's twine, sequins, Wink of Stella shimmer, corner rounder
 

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Time Out #23 - CASE with a Twist

Hi everyone!  We have a new challenge going on over on the Time Out blog.

This week we are CASEing this lovely card by Kylie and putting our own twist on it.
 
I loved her layout and the tag...I LOVE tags!!  I just took the Clean & Simple 4 class over at Online Card Classes last week and the background I created was one they taught.  I've seen this done before, but never tried it.  When I saw the inspiration card, I thought it would be a great way to put my twist on the background.  I also added some double-sided tape and glitter on the horizontal stripe.  The dark flowers were white before I added some Picked Raspberry ink directly to it.  The rest is pretty self-explanatory.  I needed a sympathy card for some good friends whose mom just passed on.  I love this sentiment.
 
We have a guest for this challenge....Sarah!  Stop by the Time Out blog to see her card and the rest of the DT.  Some really pretty cards this week!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers (SU)
Paper:  Recollections white, pink pirouette, certainly celery
Ink:  Spun sugar, picked raspberry distress inks; Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Upsy daisy die (MFT), Tag sale #8 die (PTI), Clustered leaves die (SSS), Martha Stewart glitter, ribbon, floss, star dust stickles, sequins, dimensionals



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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time Out #23 Reminder

Hi friends!  Have your seen our Time Out Challenge?  We still have another week to go on this one.  The challenge is to make a Valentine's Day card with the option of using hearts.
 
I made another card for this challenge.  I did some watercoloring (sort of) for my background.  All I did was put some distress inks on my clear block, spritzed it with water, and smooshed my water color paper into it.  Once I dried it, I sprinkled some water droplets on it to remove some color.  I rounded the corners then cut it almost in half.  The sentiments were stamped then added the cup on dimensionals.  I added some little white hearts that were die cut from a larger die that I thought I was going to use, but didn't (these were the left over pieces from the die cut).  The larger red heart was put on dimensionals too.

 
The sketch was from last week's Freshly Made Sketches (I missed the deadline but this card was made before this challenge was over!). 
 
We have STAMPlorations sponsoring us this week, so there are prizes involved in playing our challenge this week.  Here's the deets:
1. Twist with us (use hearts) and we will do a random draw.  The winner will get a $15 voucher for the store.
2. Comment on Shery's post at STAMPlorations for this challenge and we will do a random draw .  The winner will get a stencil pack from STAMPlorations.
 
We also have a guest joining us this week...Valentyna (perfect name for our challenge too!).
 
You can see more from the design team on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Cup of Wishes (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  Real red, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, SU dp
Ink:  Versamark onyx black; spun sugar, picked raspberry, and festive berries distress inks
Accessories:  Cup of Wishes dies (ME), Falling Hearts die (SSS), dimensionals
 
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