Hello! It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy chose MAMMALS. I love foxes. I think they are such a pretty animal. I started by using a cloud and grassy edge stencil for the background. Then I colored the elements with copic markers and die cut them. ...
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"Kind Creations" - 5 new articles

  1. Just Us Girls #639 - Word Week
  2. Just Us Girls #638 - Photo Week
  3. Just Us Girls #637 - Color Week
  4. Just Us Girls #635 - Word Week
  5. Just Us Girls #634 - Photo Week
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Just Us Girls #639 - Word Week

 Hello!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy chose MAMMALS.

I love foxes.  I think they are such a pretty animal.  I started by using a cloud and grassy edge stencil for the background.  Then I colored the elements with copic markers and die cut them.  I added some white accents (I don't do that very well, I have to admit!) and crystals.  That panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle and mounted onto a blue mat.  There's shimmer on all the die cuts too. 

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for July, Fran, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome to JUGs for this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Woodland Friends (Gina K)
Paper:  White, blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, sky blue, grassy knoll
Accessories:  Woodland Friends dies (Gina K), stitched rectangle (MFT), mini cloud die (MFT), grassy edge (SSS), crystals, shimmer



Just Us Girls #638 - Photo Week

 Hello everyone!  This week Vicki is our hostess at Just Us Girls, and she chose this cute summery photo.  It sure made me smile!

I went literal with this photo when creating my card, as you can see!  I was in search of pineapples in my stash of stamps and came upon this older set from Rina K.  It's a stamp/stencil/die set.  I first die cut the pineapple from white card stock and placed the die cut back into the negative space on my MISTI.  Then I stamped the yellow body of the pineapple and the green fronds.  Then I stenciled the green spots on it with the coordinating stencil.  I did this two more times.  Then I went in search of a set that had sunglasses and found one!  I had a die for them, so I die cut them six times and stacked them in twos for dimension.  The flower is from another stamp set.  I stamped it, colored it with copic markers, then die cut it and attached it to pineapple.  For the background, I first used a tan ink for the sand, and aqua for the water.  I did put a piece of post-it tape down before inking to create the horizon.  Then I used a cloud stencil for the sky.  The sentiment made me laugh, so I had to use it.  I drew in the birds and added crystals to finish it off.  

You can see more from our JUGs design team and June guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Sending Sunshine (Rina K), Sunscreen Required (C. Pooler), Toucan Do It (C. Pooler)
Paper:  White, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Memento tuxedo black, sunshine, olive, sky blue, aquamarine, warm buff
Accessories:  Sending Sunshine dies, Sunscreen Required die, Toucan Do It die, stitched rectangle die (MFT), cloud stencil (MFT), crystals


Just Us Girls #637 - Color Week

 Hello!  It's Color Week at Just Us Girls, and Elizabeth has chosen this primary color combo with an additional color of you choice.  This should be fun!

These new products were sitting on my desk, so I put them to work!  I started by using the four layering stencils to create the garden gloves in the three colors and added the green.  Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I sponged the same blue and red inks onto a scrap piece of white card stock so I could die cut the accent pieces on the gloves and have it match.  The fog mat piece was created using a leaves piercing cover plate.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink and die cut with a coordinating die.  I added red pearls to finish it off.

You can see more from our JUGs design team and June guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Just a Hello Floral (Pink Fresh)
Paper:  White, fog
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, sunshine, summer shower, berrylicious, grassy knoll
Accessories:  Garden Gear Gloves die and stencil (The Greetery), Swirling Leaves Pierced cover plate (Honey Bee), pearls



Just Us Girls #635 - Word Week

Hi friends!  Lisa E. is the hostess at Just Us Girls for our Word Week.  She chose a cool word:  PAINTBRUSH.

I love how colorful this card is!  I die cut the handles and tips of the brushes from a rainbow of card stock colors and the brushes from black card stock.  I used silver card stock for the metal piece.  The sentiment was stamped in black and the word "color" from rainbow ink colors.  I added crystals in rainbow colors and a red heart.  I mounted the white panel onto black and then added that to a rainbow stripe pattern paper.  

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new June guest, Lucie, on the JUGs blog.  I'd like to welcome Lucie to JUGs for this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps:  Crafty TAB (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  White, black, rainbow paper (Lawn Fawn), various card stock colors, silver
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, candy apple, clementine, sweet mustard, grassy knoll, seaside 
Accessories:  Crafty TAB dies (C9th), crystals, shimmer

   

Just Us Girls #634 - Photo Week

 Hi everyone!  The Just Us Girls Photo Week challenge is hosted by Carol Mc. and she chose this lovely photo of bicycles with baskets of flowers.

I chose to use this old set from Papertrey Ink.  I liked the blue bike in the photo and went in that direction.  I die cut the main part of the bicycle and stamped the tires in black.  The frame part was stamped in blue and I used a black copic marker to color in the set.  The basket was stamped in brown and the flowers in yellow with green leaves.  I added crystals to the centers of the tires.  Then I had to decide how finish off the card.  I chose a scene card (I don't know why because it is my least favorite card design to create).  The tree and frame is a coverplate from Lawn Fawn.  I first die cut it from white card stock for the base then from brown for the tree.  I then die cut it from the yellow gingham and cut out the tree to get the frame.  The blue background is another pattern paper.  I die cut the grass and tree top from green card stock.  I added crystals and shimmer to the flowers and stamped the sentiment in black.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our May guest, Deborah, on the JUGs blog.  This is Deborah's last week with us, and I'd like to thank her for joining us with her beautiful cards this month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamp:  Pedal Pusher (PTI)
Paper:  White, green, brown, Spiffy Speckles (Lawn Fawn), Gingham (Doodle Bug)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, lemon whip, summer shower, olive and dove (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Pedal Pusher dies (PTI), Leafy Tree backdrop die (LF), Fresh Cut Grass die (MFT), cystals, shimmer


   

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