Saturday, October 1, 2016

Just Us Girls #363 - Word Week

This past week went by fast and now it's time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls.

Leaves are so beautiful this time of year so I couldn't resist making a card with some colorful ones.
I cut my NBUS Lively die from PB from watercolor paper and slapped it around in some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.  Loll warned me about how flimsy this branch can get when it's wet and she was right.  I added another layer behind it to give it some stability.  I also put some gold Perfect Pearls on the ends of the leaves.  Using my MFT Burlap stamp I added some Cup O' Joe to a large panel of Desert Storm and then cut a smaller panel to put my leaves on.  I rescued the dark brown from my scrap pile and gold embossed a sentiment from HA on it.

What kind of leaves would you make for this challenge?  Don't just think about it.  Do it!  Check out what the rest of the Design Team and guest designer Jaydee have done to inspire you.  We'd love to see you in the gallery.  You could be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance to be a guest designer like Jaydee.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #191

There's another great sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch this week.  I knew right away I wanted to use the quadrangle dies from SSS but what color?  After a couple of false starts I ended up with this:


Thanks for taking time to drop by.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More #223

What do you do when you realize you forgot to make a card for the Design Team?  I grabbed my just-arrived-today Stamp of Approval box and some patterned paper and made this in half an hour.  It would have been less time but I was wounded while cutting the die apart.

A comment my Dad used to make after eating the evening meal was "Not bad for a quickly thrown together supper."  So I'm using his tag line to say "Not bad for a quickly thrown together card."  In fact I think I'll make a few more using other patterned paper.

How about checking out the rest of the Design Team at Addicted to Stamps and More and making a card for the challenge?  You may win 2 digital stamps from SLSLines.

Hope to see you there.

The Heart Desires #4 and Inspired by All the Little Things #25

I got the chance to make a couple of cards yesterday.  I don't know why these particular challenges caught my eye but I felt compelled to make cards for them.  The first one is for The Heart Desires.

I was inspired by the sunflowers in the photo and turned the daisy stamp by Altenew into one.  Distress Inks were my color of choice and I had to throw in a few splatters.  I wasn't sure I liked them at first but they're growing on me.


Florals seem to be one of my favorite cards to make and so to follow the sunflower we have a mum, inspired by this gorgeous photo of one at Inspired by All the Little Things.


The flower from Tim Holtz was embossed in gold and colored with DIs.

I'm so glad you dropped by.  I hope your week is going well.





Monday, September 26, 2016

Time Out #66

I loved the photo for the Time Out challenge and played around with some ideas until I came up with this.

Black ink on an embossing folder gives the brick some definition.  The leaves from SSS are cut from a smooshed panel that I used to make this card and the platinum embossed sentiment is from MFT.  Can you see where I got my inspiration?
I hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for dropping by and sharing it with me.