Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Food Truck Tuesday! (JUGS challenge-take 2)

Hi! I'm back with another post for Maria's Just Us Girls Photo Inspiration challenge this week!  To see her photo and the DT inspiration cards please come on over to our blog HERE.
I mentioned in my post on Saturday that the SU Loads of Love truck was calling out to be colored for the challenge, so here it is!
I also used Happy Summer (mini set) from Lawn Fawn (watermelon, ants, sentiment and tracks!).  My gingham background is stamped in PTI's berry sorbet with Impression Obsession's gingham Bg (6"x6").  I stamped the truck on tim Holtz watercolor paper and watercolored it using SU reinkers, but the watermelons are stamped on xpress it blending and colored with copics.  Good watermelon colors to match are R30, 32 and 35.  Greens are YG23, 25, and 95.
My card base is berry sorbet and card edges are sponged with berry sorbet and then some cherry cobbler.
Hope you can find time to particpate in our challenge this week!  You have until Thursday and 9 pm ET.  And, you won't want to miss our upcoming challenge (Saturday, July 4). It's our 300th challenge!!  Prizes, prizes, prizes!!

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Just Us Girls #299 Photo challenge!

Hello!  Thanks for coming by!  Maria at Just Us Girls has this great photo to inspire us to create this week!  As you'll see below I went straight for those lucious watermelons as inspiration for my card (but the SU truck is calling to me from the shelf!). After you've checked out the team's inspired cards, we sure hope you'll join us this week in the challenge!  Chics of the week in June have a chance to be out Guest Designer in August!


Now, I'm not a big fan of eating watermelon, but who can resist the colors!!? Certainly not me!! I love them together! As I was coloring yesterday I was thinking they are like Christmas colors for summer!  Here's my card:
I used a white card base.  The embossed layer is Berry Sorbet from PTI and is embossed with a basket weave I picked up at my local stamp store once (Buffalo Stamps and Stuff).  It's sponged with Berry Sorbet ink to show dimension.  the watermelon stamp (from Imaginations) is stamped in Stazon black onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper and watercolored with reinkers from SU.  I used cameo coral to match the bery sorbet then added a little cherry cobbler to darken edges.  The greens are certainly celery and old olive. I die cut a circle from MFT cross stitched die and stenciled some pool party ink onto it while still in the die.  The water melon is mounted on foam tape for dimension

The sentiment is from a little set (PTI) and is stamped in Versamark ink on vellum and embossed with white EP.  I used a white pen to 'stitch' around the edge of the card and some stickles on the watermelon rind. A great, summery thank you or birthday card ready to go!!
Have a great day and weekend!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Just Us Girls #298 Color Week!

Hi everyone!  I'm back and happy to be here!  Ina has a great color challenge for us this week.  Ina is from Down Under and I'm wondering if it's autumn in Australia since her colors are very autumnal for us here in North America!  Anyway, they are beautiful colors!  We'd love to see what you create with them . In the meantime you can find loads of inspiration HERE on our blog!

I had Cherry Cobbler all picked out for the base,but when I was ready to put the card together I changed my mind and went with PTI's Berry Sorbet as a base and stamped in Cherry cobbler (MFT grid stamp) for a better look, IMO!  The next layer is cut with a PTI die from a Marigold or Hello Honey (not sure which) from SU.  The cross stitch die is from MFT as is the stamp set YOU GNOME ME.
The white piece behind my gnome is stenciled while in the die with Coastal Cabana and Lucky Limeage.  Then I spritzed some water into my hand and sprinkled it on the piece.  I need some practice with this splatter technique, but I wanted to splotch up the bg a bit and it sure die.  I added some grass with a black Sharpie.  The gnome is colored with copic markers.
Well I guess that's it for my red and gold card today.

Remember, by joining us this month you have the chance to win a spot as out guest Designer in August!  We'd sure love to see your work! YOu have until Thursday, June 25 at 9 pm ET to link up

Have a great weekend. Cheryl

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Just Us Girls #296 Word Week!

I'm not usually this late to a party, and this is a GOOOOd one!! Nancy has the BEST word for us this week!  It's SUMMMMMMER!!  Please join us in creating something that screams summer!
I'm busy at school trying to meet all my deadlines, but could not miss out on Nancy's challenge!

Here's my card!  Just about the time we are out of school will be cherry season around here where I live!

 I've used Papertrey Ink's set A Second Helping of Sunshine (and dies) to make this clean and simple card.  I love the effect of cutting and stamping a die.  Gives me a use for all those colored ink pads!
I did add a touch of darker copic marker to the top of the bowl.  The stitched rect. die is from MFT Blueprints 20.
The sentiment is from another PTI set called Summer Sweetness (popsicles!) and the woodgrain stencil which I inked in sahara sand is from Tim Holtz.  Pretty easy, right? But, I love how it came out. Now which one of my teacher friends do I send it to???

You still have until Thursday, June 11 at 9 pm ET to link up your SUMMER card or project and you know we'd love to see it!!

thanks for coming by! Cheryl

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Just Us Girls #295 Wild Card week!

Hello! It's me-late again!! And in a hurry too!  I'll get this posted and make it brief and come back with details later, okay?  Thanks for understanding!  I just adore this card and I'm so glad you popped over for a closer look! I hope I don't disappoint!  It's Wild Card week at JUST US GIRLS and Sharyn chose a great one! PAPER PIECING!! I know I'd like to do it more often. I ALWAYS love the results!  Please join in with us this week, won't you!

For my card I used Happy Dinoday-a new image from Whipper Snapper Designs.  They have created several terrific dinosaurs! I think they are great for all ages and celebrations!
 Please have a look at my pics and check in later. I promise to post a bit more! PROMISE!!
Click to enlarge pictures!
Okay, as promised, I'm back. Happy Dinoday was stamped in memento tuxedo black on xpress it blending card and cut using MFT's cross stitch square (largest one).  Then I used my copics to color his tummy in Ys and YR24, his toenails and teeth in W0 and W2, his balloon in RV14 and Rv19, as well as his hat. Then his hat is dotted and bowed in Yr 15.  I also stamped the image (in Memento black) onto Bo Bunny double dot paper (lime green). I used my copics to color right onto the dotted paper and then fussy cut it out. I just love how the simple shading makes him look so 3d on the patterned paper! And then he is glued onto the xpress it cardstock, so that part is a bit raised and he just looks sooo awesome!
I stamped MFT dotted bg in Lucky Limeade (SU onto) Limeade Ice (PTI) cardstock and MFTs diagonal stripe background in Coastal Cabana (SU) onto Coastal Cabana cardstock.
I used white gel pen on the dino's eyes, then a bit of black sharpie for the pupils and finally (when all that was dry) a coat of glossy accents.  There is (are?) also glossy accents added to his toenails, and Stardust stickles on his festive party balloon and party hat as well as the pink dots on his body.
Here's a LINK to the other Whipper Snapper Dinos!  I have Birthdaysaurus and think I may need Desmond next!

Thanks again for stopping by! Cheryl

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Hi there, crafty friends!! It's photo week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has picked a gorgeous entryway photo to inspire us! Take a look:

*paint the inside of the door* Pin Obsessed: Favorite Finds - This Silly Girl's Life

See what I mean?  Stunning, right?  So beautiful that I was a bit stumped! You may want to check out truly inspired creations on the BLOG before looking at my sad example! LOL! Well, here goes!
 I guess I was mainly inspired by the gorgeous aqua door and the bright, crisp white.  From there, I'm afraid I just wanted to use my new MFT stamps! I just love this sentiment with the cow!  It just makes me happy~And SO does Lisa's photo!
 Another view and finally a CLOSE up of the little cow!  I guess the cow has the touch of 'orange' you see on the rug in the photo, if you stretch your imagination a bit! I used MFT dies for my circles and card layers. I cut Felt buttons with PTI dies. Love them!
I appreciate that you took a look and thanks again to those who have joined as followers! Summer is coming and I hope to be coloring and posting more frequently!  I love that you visit!
Please do join us in the challenge this week.. We'd love to see what  you come up with! You have until Thursday, May 28 at 9 pm ET.  IF you are chosen Chic of the Week in May you have a chance to be our Guest Designer in July!

Have a great day and weekend!  THANK YOU to all our servicemen and women, past and present, for your service to our country.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Just Us Girls #293 COLOR week

Hello!  It's color week at Just Us Girls and Chris has a great one that will give you OPTIONS!!!
Take a look!

I didn't have to think twice about using some (light) teal and coral with a bit of green!  I adore these colors!  I've had this stamp set (Bordering on Romance) from SU for a long time and only inked it up a couple of times!  I'm a bit late with my post because work has me worn out these days and I wasn't feeling the creative spirit.  But, this morning I pulled out my Xpress it blending and some copics and got to work! Not work, when you love it!

Here are a couple of pics of the result and I'm pretty happy with it.  I used some YRs for my large flowers and buds. BGs for the teal, and YGs for the leaves.  I surrounded the colored image with Ws and then cut with my ~~NEW~ MFT crosss stitch dies! OMG! I'm in love!! I left the cardstock in the die and stenciled Sahara Sand on my Xpress it and Crisp Cantaloupe ink on the Crisp Cant. piece.   Finally, the card base is Pool Party.  It's stamped in Pool Party with my Impression Obsession 6" gingham stamp (another fave!!). Edges are sponged with more PP.  Some PTI ribon finished off my card.
I hope you like it and please don't let the week get by you without joining in on our challenge!  You have until thursday, May 21 to get your card entered.  And to see tons of inspiration you've got to visit our blog JUST US GIRLS!
Thanks for spending a little time here and I thank the new people who are following me as well as my previous friends! I appreciate it so much!!


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