Saturday, July 4, 2015

Just Us Girls #300 - Word Week

This week at Just Us Girls is a very special week for us.  We are celebrating our 300th challenge! Can you believe it?  Vicki is our hostess and for Word Week she has chosen Congratulations as our inspiration.

Our Guest Designer for the month of July is Linda Beeson.  Welcome, Linda!  Please visit her blog and leave her some love.

I made this card in honor of my wonderful teammates and to celebrate our 300th Challenge!  It is so much fun to work with such a talented group of ladies, and I love the wide variety of challenges each week.  I hope you will play along this week and help us celebrate!

We have a few AWESOME sponsors helping us to celebrate our 300th!

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STAMPlorations is a California-based small company owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. We began in June 2013 selling clear stamps based on Shery's designs. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs; 2 amazing stamp designers creating stamps alongside Shery; ARTplorations, our exclusive line of stencils; a stamp club; and a design team consisting of 21 amazing paper crafters who regularly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Through our stamp line, we aim to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!"

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The Recipe:
MFT Level Up
Reverse Confetti So Many Stars
GKD Simple Numbers
PTI By the Numbers dies
MFT Striped background stamp
Reverse Confetti Arrow die
Cheery Lynn Circle Scallops & Circle Inverted Scallops dies
Spellbinders Standard Circles

I used a fun frame stamp from Gina K. Designs and made the flowers by using a faux dry embossing technique I saw on a video by Melanie Muenchinger.  I stamped the flowers with turquoise sea ink and then stamped again offsetting just a little with white pigment ink.  I added a couple of leaves and stamped a button center.  I used an embossing folder called Oxford and added a vellum strip with a white embossed sentiment.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Linda Beeson, have created this week.  I hope you will come join us and play along!

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

The Recipe:
GKD Triple Play Frame
MFT Level Up sentiment
Cuttlebug Oxford EF
Lil' Inkers On the Diagonal & Stitched Scalloped Border (inside)
Recollections enamel dots


  1. Beautiful cards, love that 2nd one, the colors and design are FABULOUS! Happy 300th!!! And Happy 4th of July! Enjoy~~

  2. I love both of your cards, Sharyn! That first one is so graphic and the second so soft and pretty!

  3. OVER-THE-TOP fabulous mf!! I LOVE that 300 card -- seriously awesome! I will probably be caseing that at some point in time :)

  4. Love both your cards. Great use of the Triple Frame stamp on the second one. I have yet to get mine inky....shame on me!!! Super take on the challenge!!!

  5. Well, you know how much I like your first card your second one too! Like the subtle flowers and that embossing folder. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. What a perfectly created card for our 300th Celebration. Totally awesome.
    Your second card is beautiful. Lovely colours and layout. The vellum sentiment is a great finish.

  7. These are both fantastic! I love that red, white and blue with all of it's details and your second card with the soft colors. Way to celebrate our 300th challenge!

  8. The first card is perfect and I bet it was sent to Nancy. Lol
    The second one is beautiful. Love how you put the soft colors with texture.


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