Saturday, September 24, 2016

Just Us Girls #362 - Photo Week

This time at Just Us Girls it's Photo Week.  Bobby is our hostess and she has chosen a gorgeous photo for our inspiration.  Here is how I was inspired.

At the completion of this challenge, we will be saying goodbye to our Guest Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth.  Thanks so much, Kathy, for playing along with us this past month.  Your cards are always gorgeous!



The sunflowers popped out front and center for me, so I chose a set from Power Poppy called In Praise of Sunflowers.  I picked up the colors of the pumpkins and apples in the vase.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the wonderful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Kathy, have made this week.  I hope you will be inspired and play along with us.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our September challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November.  Good luck!

The Recipe:
Power Poppy In Praise of Sunflowers
PTI Autumn Abundance patterned paper
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 die
Verve ribbon

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Soft and Simple

This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is Soft and Simple.  Of course, it's always "Anything Goes" if you don't want to do the topping as long as it's for a birthday.  Here is how I was inspired.




I sponged  Distress Ink on watercolor paper and added some water drops and paint splatters for the background.  I chose the Jungle Friends set from MFT for the die cuts and the sentiment.

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest, Monika,  have made this time.  I hope you will play along with us.

This will be my last post as a member of the design team.  Life is getting in the way and I need to step back and focus my attentions in other areas.  I still plan on puttering around in my craft room anytime I can.  Many thanks to all of the wonderful ladies on this team.  I will miss all of you!

The Recipe:
MFT Jungle Friends
Distress Ink
Splatters

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Just Us Girls #361 - Color Week

This time at Just Us Girls it's Color Week.  Nancy is our hostess and she has chosen Red, Yellow and Black as our inspiration colors.  As with any color challenge, you are to use the chosen colors and any neutrals that you need.  Neutrals are white, ivory, black, brown, Kraft and gray.



I stamped the gingham background in black and added two strips of washi tape.  The stamp set I used is from PTI and called Stylized Autumn.  This is a new set and super cute for Fall.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Kathy, have made this time.  I hope you will play along with us.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our September challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November.  Good luck!

The Recipe:
PTI Stylized Autumn
PTI Super Gingham
MFT Cross Stitch Circle
Washi Tape

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MFT 2016 Card Design Superstar

Print

What a fun contest!  When I saw it, I knew I had to enter.  Here's my card.


I chose MFT's beautiful Stitched Flowers and various colors of their gorgeous card stock.  Aren't the colors wonderful!  I, also, used Blueprints 25 and the sentiment is from Simply Fab Sayings.

While we were on a trip to Florida a few months ago, my sweet husband took me to the My Favorite Things store in Eustace.  Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place.....so many things to look at.  I was overwhelmed.  I managed to spend most of my mad money.  lol  If you are ever in the area, this is a must to go and see.   

Thanks so much for coming by.

The Recipe:
MFT Stitched Flowers
MFT Blueprints 25
MFT Simply Fab Sayings
MFT card stock



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Altenew Blog Hop



I was so excited when Nancy Leppek, our fearless leader from Seize the Birthday, asked us (meaning me and the Seize the Birthday team) if we would like to participate in the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.  Of course, I jumped at the chance!  Altenew is a new company to me.  I only have a few sets, but my wish list is growing.  lol  I am a huge fan of their multi stamp flower sets.....so pretty.

Here's my card

The set I chose to showcase is called Beautiful Day.  Doesn't this just make you happy?  I love the big blooms and the beautiful layering of color is gorgeous.  I added some Stickles to the flower centers for a little sparkle.

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team have made for the Altenew Blog Hop.

The Recipe:
Altenew Beautiful Day
Stickles Thistle
Gina K. Designs Innocent Pink, Bubblegum, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Black Onyx inks.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Just Us Girls #360 - Trend Week

This time at Just Us Girls it's Trend Week.  Lisa is our hostess and she has chosen the trend of Sequins as our inspiration.



I am using a set from PTI called color Pop Autumn.  The background is one of their pre-printed ones. I just had to pick the colors I wanted to use and stamp.....very quick as the design was already done for me.  I cut the "Bountiful" die three times with shimmer paper and glued them together.  I, also, added some faux stitching.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Kathy, have made this time.  I hope you will play along with us.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our September challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November.  Good luck!

The Recipe:
PTI Color Pop Sutumn
DCWV Shimmer paper
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Frames

This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is Frames.  Of course, it's always "Anything Goes" if you don't want to do the topping as long as it's for a birthday.  Here is how I was inspired.





This card is totally PTI.  I pulled out a set that I haven't used before called Floral Sketches for the flowers and paired it with a set called Embroidered Borders.  The background paper is Vintage Linens.  

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest, Monika, have made this week.  I hope you will come and play along with us.

The Recipe:
PTI Embroidered Borders, Floral Sketches
PTI Bold Blossoms - sentiment
PTI Vintage Linens patterned papers
PTI Rainstones