Saturday, November 29, 2014

Just Us Girls #269 ANYTHING GOES!!

Hello!  Just Us Girls has its weekly challenge up on the blog, and it comes to us courtesy of Vicki!  She has chosen ANYTHING GOES!  Wow, I love that challenge! This is a card we made in the group of lovely ladies that I stamp with.  They seemed to like it so I hope you do too!

 I used Poppy red for my card base.  It is stamped in burgundy with Hero Arts woodgrain stamp and the edges are also sponged in the dark red.  The snowglobe die is from My Favorite Things. I've been using it a lot recently!  I cut the circle with the set from white cardstock. Then I stamped on the trees from the SU set, White Christmas.  The trees are colored with brown copics and the Santa and sleigh from another SU set (Holiday Home) is stamped in black.  Then I went to work with my stencil brush and blue inks.  First, I used Pool Party, then Coastal Cabana, then Not Quite Navy to get the deepest blue for a night sky.
The base of the snow globe is cut from Kraft, dry embossed with the SU woodgrain folder and sponged with soft Suede.  The little snowman is from a retired SU set (Winter Play) and fussy cut.  Then I added snow and glitter to the tree.  The snow 'dots' were added with my Versamark pen and embossed in silver embossing powder.  I added the star at the top with white pen and then went over it with a Wink of Stella pen.  The globe was taped together and then raised up on dimensionals and mounted to the card front.

I really hope you'll check out all the amazing inspiration pieces at the Just Us Girls blog and then create something to share with us for our Anything Goes challenge!
Take care,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I was chosen....

to be the Featured Stamper this week on Splitcoast Stampers!  What an honor!  It's the first challenge I check each week and is my favorite, probably because I am such a copycat creatively!  It was fun to look through my own gallery through the eyes of other stampers as they chose my cards to CASE (Copy and Share with Everyone).  I am just so thrilled to have been chosen by the great challenge team at SCS!  Sincere thanks to them!

I made this card on Sunday as a CASE of another card I had made with Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Holiday fillers.  Such fun sets, and of course I had to buy them all!
Here's the Sunflower Card that I CASEd, if you're interested.
I used some Sea Shimmmer cardstock (also from PTI) and a Memory Box die to create my snowy background.  The lavendar cardstock is grapesicle from My Favorite things.
The image is colored with copics, then covered with Stardust Stickles.
I also added stickles to the white snowflake border for extra sparkle.
Thanks for coming by today.  I'll have another snow globe card to show you soon!

Please see post below for my current Just Us Girls challenge!  We would love to have you join in with us in this Photo Challenge!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hi there!  It's my turn to be challenge hostess and I chose this great photo from Pinterest.  I love all the elements in the photo in which to find inspiration!  The sled, the tree, the copper tub, the door, the wreath, wood floor and framed music. I love it all!! Please check out the ways that out Design Team show how they were inspired by this photo- Just Us Girls Challenge Blog.

And, my card shows how I was inspired by the photo!  I used the pine (die from Impression Obsession), I tried to show the shiny copper with my glitter snowflake die from Memory Box.  Behind that is a music background stamped in kraft ink on white.  The sled is from Papertrey Ink's set called Two Feet Deep.  The little cat is from Impression Obsession.
 That adorable elf is one of two that comes in a set from Stamping Bella.  It's called Buddy and Jolly.  I used the little one on my card.  They are both sooooo cute!
 Here's a close up~
And one more picture of my card which opens from the bottom.
I really hope you'll check out the blog and show us what you can create from this photo!  You have until Thursday, Nov 27 (USA Thanksgiving) until 9:00 pm to add your work!
Until then, have a great weekend!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

#267 Mr. Freeze Warms Things Up!!

And  so does Sharyn!! It's challenge number 267 and Sharyn has a great color challenge for YOU!  It's turquoise, gold, red and any neutrals!  Here's the graphic for inspiration! Are those great colors or what!!

My first thought with these colors is summer or fall, but I decided to go outside the box and make a winter card with Whipper Snapper Designs Mr. Freeze.  I just adore him!  (Advance warning-I took a lot of photos!)

 I stamped him on Express it Blending Card and colored him up with lots of copics.  Mostly from the BG group and the Y and YR groups.  I cut him out with My Favorite Things piereced tags and then shortened the tag at the bottom.  With the way he's standing (dancing!!) he should have been tilted, but then he didn't fit on the standard card base, so I decided he's dancing down hill!  Be careful, Mr. Freeze!!
 The card base is white and the layers of dp are from Papertrey Ink in Hawaiin Shores and Summer Sunrise.  The snowflake and tag border are Martha Stewart punches.  I added Stickles dry glitter in Diamond to the snowflake and falling snow.
 Close up! and then, one more!
Please show us your creation this week with these great colors!!  You have until Thursday, Nov. 20 at 9:00 pm to link up what you've made.  You can see what the rest of the design team has to show you on our blog: Just Us Girls.
We  have snow now in Western New York, so we're feeling all Christmasy!!
Have a great day and weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Cuteness!

Hi!  I'm enjoying this beautiful day off from work!  However, I also want to thank all the Veterans who helped preserve our freedom in the past and those who continue to do so. 

Now, onto my card.  I think I'm lovin' the softer colors this holiday season!  Here is another one!  See previous post for a blue and pink snow globe.  I started with a kraft card base.  On top of that is Pink Lemonade from MFT.  Then a layer of Aqua Mist (PTI) stamped in pool party with JustRite's lace background stamp.  I've shaded the edges in Baja Breeze.  That gorgeous swirl that represents the wind is from MFT and is called Medium Fancy Flourish.  It's cut from Stampin Up's silver glitter paper. The snowman is also My Favorite Things and is called Christmas Cuteness!  It's a great set of small Christmas images and there's also a set of dies!  I love them all!  The 'joy' is made of three die cuts glued together. A bit of glitter pen is added to the pink and then it's covered with Glossy Accents.  The snowman is colored with copics in BG10 and 11.  The pink is R81, 83 and 85.

Thanks so much for coming by!
See you soon! Cheryl

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Soft Snow Globe

Hi there! I'm back two days in a row!  I couldn't resist this week's featured stamper on Splitcoast when I saw a snow globe card in her gallery! I was inspired to make this card.
 I used a Just Rite background stamp (lace) on MFT pink lemonade card stock. It's stamped in Blushing Bride. I stenciled a stencil from Memory Box (birch landscape) on white paper with pool party ink and then with Adirondack Stream (did this with a stencil brush).  After I stenciled it I cut the snow globe circle from it.  I also cut a piece of white card stock with the Simon Says stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills and SSS Village.
The snow globe base is cut from some silver card stock.  I cut a piece of SU silver glitter paper to fit the back of the houses (maybe I should have used the gold?) Once that was adhered to the base I ties some silver twine around it and glitter some of the brances and housetops. My snowman is cut with PTI dies from white and then stamped with Memento black and colored with copics. He is raised on dimensionals.  The whole globe is also raised up on the pink background.  The card opens at the bottom.
Well, that's it for this time!  Thanks for coming by! gotta get ready to start the week!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Just Us Girls- Word Challenge!

Hello!  I'm a bit late with my card, but LISA has a great word for our challenge (#265) this week- WREATHS!  You know you love them, and so do we!  Just check our BLOG Just Us Girls for some super inspiration!

                                          I'm not just ready for too much in the realm of Christmas, so I went with a fall inspired birthday card that I need for this week! Happy birthday to my friend, Carole!
I used Papertrey Ink's A Wreath for All Seasons for my focal point.  The basic twig wreath is stamped in Early Espresso, then the berries are stamped in Coastal Cabana, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest.  My papers are white, coastal cabana, pumpkin pie and honey.
The background piece is stamped in Coastal Cabana using SUs retired flannel background-a fall and winter favorite of mine!
The sentiment is one of PTIs mini sets-Friends and it has a coordinating die which I put on the inside.
I'll get a picture posted of the inside when we get back from dinner!
I'm off for now!
Thanks for coming by and please join us this week for the challenge at Just Us Girls!! (You can win a chance to be our Guest Designer for January!!
Details are on the blog!
And. here's the inside of my card>


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