Hi friends! Nancy chose a very feminine and pretty color combination for this week's Just Us Girls color week challenge. This was an easy challenge for me. These colors scream flowers! And what better stamp company to choose for that than Altenew? This ...

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"Kind Creations" - 5 new articles

  1. Just Us Girls #497 - Color Week
  2. Time Out #140 - Home Sweet Home Challenge
  3. Just Us Girls #496 - Trend Week
  4. Time Out #139 Reminder
  5. Ruff Day
  6. More Recent Articles

Just Us Girls #497 - Color Week

Hi friends!  Nancy chose a very feminine and pretty color combination for this week's Just Us Girls color week challenge.
 
This was an easy challenge for me.  These colors scream flowers!  And what better stamp company to choose for that than Altenew?  This Pomander stamp set is just so pretty.  I stamped the flowers in light and dark pink Altenew inks then the leaves in green ink from MFT.  The outline of the image was first stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink.  I stamped the sentiment then die cut the main panel and the black panel with stitched rectangle dies.  I added star dust stickles to the flowers and random crystals to the background.  I thought it would make a nice sympathy card (something I like to have on hand).
 
You can see more from our JUGs design team and our July guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Prettiest Pomander (Altenew), Moments of Grace (SSS)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, MFT field green, Altenew pink diamond, pinkalicious, rubellite, razzleberry
Accessories:   Stitched rectangle dies (MFT), crystals, star dust stickles, craft foam 

 

Time Out #140 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hi friends!  We have a new challenge at Time Out.  It's our Home Sweet Home challenge.  Use the photo to inspire your creation.
 
We are sponsored by Topflight Stamps and I used this cute Baby Bear & Friends stamp set.  I needed a new baby boy card, so this stamp set was perfect!  I was a little stumped trying to use the inspiration photo with this set, but then settled on the wood from the steering wheel (I looked up the proper name and it's the helm...who knew?) and the blue from the one candle.  I found pattern paper in similar wood for my background.  This was die cut with a stitched rectangle.  Then I stamped the bear and masked it so I could have him laying on the tree stump.  I colored him blue and the stump brown with copic markers.  The hearts have shimmer and glossy accents on them as does the bear's nose.  When I die cut the bear, I left it in the die and sponged some antique linen around it so it left a white margin around the stitched area.  I die cut another blue mat and mounted them together.  This was mounted on craft foam for some dimension.  The sentiment was die cut four times and stacked.  I added shimmer on this as well.
 
I used this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch too!
 
You can see more inspiration from the Time Out design team on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Baby Bear & Friends (Topflight Stamps)
Paper:  Recollections white, X-Press It blending card, blue cardstock, Woodgrain pattern paper
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, antique linen distress, copics
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die, inside & out stitched rounded square, arrow greetings die (all MFT), spectrum noir shimmer, glossy accents, craft foam, Nuvo drops 

 

Just Us Girls #496 - Trend Week

Hello everyone!  The new Just Us Girls challenge is up and this week is Trend Week.  Maria chose making the sentiment your focal point.
 
So glad for this challenge, as I have had this large stamp and die set from The Stamp Market that I've been wanting to use.  I started by stamping the sentiment with a rainbow colors ink pad. Then I stamped over it with another stamp in black.  This was then die cut and also die cut three more times and stacked.  I die cut a rainbow panel from Lawn Fawn pattern paper and a black panel with stitched rectangle dies.  I added sequins to the background and shimmer to the sentiment.
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our July guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Hugs & Hellos (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, Really Rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, bouquet (Kaleidacolora)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle dies (MFT), Hugs & Hellos die (The Stamp Market), spectrum noir shimmer, sequins, craft foam 

 

Time Out #139 Reminder

Hi all!  It's the second week of the current Time Out challenge, and I thought I'd share another card for it.  We are sponsored by Catherine Pooler Designs, and I have a bunch of her products which I love.
 
I started out with this Amazing Floral stamp set.  It looked like it would be a good set to use with Gina K's wreath builder template, and it was.  I started with the 4"x4" template and piece of white card stock and stamped the various flowers and leaves using Catherine Pooler inks (love them!).  Then I cut that piece in half, rounded the corners, and mounted it on a dark gray cardstock.  I then cut another piece of gray cardstock to fit in the open space and mounted a white piece of cardstock embossed with a swiss dots folder.  The sentiment was die cut from white card stock with one die and gray from another and layered together.  This was mounted on craft foam and then on the main panel.  I added some crystals around the panel and shimmer on the sentiment.
 
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest, Claire, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Amazing Floral (C.Pooler)
Paper:  Recollections white, Neenah, gray
Ink:  party dress, tiara, garden party, fiesta blue, pixie dust, polished (C. Pooler)
Accessories:  Thank You Layered dies (C. Pooler), sequins, craft foam, Gina K wreath builder template
 
    

Ruff Day

Happy Monday!  I have a fun card for my brother-in-law who may need some cheering up. 
 
Last week Sunday, he was trimming some branches from his tree in the backyard.  When one of the branches he cut fell, it hit the ladder and knocked him off.  He fell 15 feet on this right side.  He was knocked unconscious for about two minutes.  A neighbor saw him fall and called 911.  My niece, a nursing student, came to his side and helped him so he could breathe better.  He ended up with 6 broken ribs and a bleed behind his right ear.  He was in intensive care for 3 days and was released on July 4th.  He is in a lot of pain and is taking pain meds which don't help much.  He went to his general practitioner who told him he shouldn't have been released from the hospital and that he should go back.  He didn't.
 
This past Sunday, he and my sister-in-law went to the marina to see the tall ships that were on display.  His right leg was becoming numb, so she took him to the ER.  He's back in the hospital.  Not sure what is going on, but he definitely needs some medical attention and some cheering up.  So, I made this card.
 
They have two dogs (none of which look like these dogs!) and I thought he would appreciate this theme.  This is a Center Picture Window card.  The front is pretty simple.

But when it's opened, there is a center window that pops up.  I added the dog, fire hydrant, water bowl, and bone in the window as well as some clouds in the background.   The pattern paper is an old dog themed one from Basic Grey.  I hope this brings some joy to him.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  You Make My Tail Wag (MFT), Pretty Posies (Casual Fridays)
Paper:  Tan cardstock, X-Press it blending card, Max & Whiskers (BG)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, icing on the cake (CPooler)
Accessories:  Center Picture Window Card dies and add-on dies (Lawn Fawn), You Make My Tail Wag dies (MFT), glossy accents, spectrum noir shimmer, dimensionals

    

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