Just Us GIrls #736 ~ May All Good Things...

Well hello! Are you ready for a new challenge at Just Us Girls?

Bobby has a pretty Mood Board for us this week.

Here's how I was inspired.

I spotted the pinwheels and remembered a little strip of paper in my stash. I paired it with another snippet of gingham, both added to an aqua panel. Next up was my cutie little girl in her polka dot swimsuit. She's on a woodblock stamp that comes out every year, but I do love her so! I gave her a simple white framing using a PPP die then added a fun old SU sentiment. I like the way it's curves flow along the bottom of the frame!

I look forward to seeing how Bobby's Mood Board inspires you. I just know your card is going to look great in our gallery!


Just Us Girls #735 ~ Summer


Hey there! I hope your summer is going well. Ours has been a busy one, but still lots of fun! Speaking of fun, what better word could Carol Mc have chosen for our Just Us Girls challenge this week. So many things came to mind for me, but I couldn't resist my polka dot popsicles by IO!

I stamped and fussy cut three popsicles then stamped just the sticks onto my die cut circle (Poppystamps). I could have just masked the images, but this was quicker! This circle was added to a playful embossed panel. A simple sentiment and pair of sweet butterflies finished things off.

What does the word summertime mean to you? We hope you'll share it with us in our gallery!

I'll be adding this one to the gallery over at The Paper Players!


Sending Happy Thoughts

It's been a windy rainy day. A rainy, do not much of anything day, for us. I put a roast in the oven this morning, so we had a yummy dinner. The hubs decided to tinker in his garage for a bit so I got busy on a card. This one is headed over to Freshly Made Sketches.

I was inspired not only by Kim's fun sketch, but also her determination to use some of her patterned paper. I have a vast supply myself! I pulled a few from a Simple Stories collection then popped a pretty butterfly from The Stamp Market on top. This set includes a die for one of the sentiments, so that was a no brainer!

There you go my friends. 

I'll leave you with this...

The Wolf pack is out of the softball tournament race but not without one heck of a fight. Our Sweet P pitched an incredible game garnering several compliments from the opposing team's parents along with their three coaches. She was awarded the MVP medal for the game! She'll close out her season on Friday with the All Stars game. I'm so proud of our baby girl and our son... coach Joe!



Ready for a little monkey business? 

Head over to the Poppystamps blog to see what this bunch is up to!


Just Us Girls #734 ~ You Make Good Times Great

Happy Independence Day to all of my US friends! If you're popping in today between cookouts and fireworks, thank so much! We have a new color challenge up at Just Us Girls and a new guest Designer for the month of July. Please stop by to give a warm welcome to Cat Craig. We're so happy to have you joining us, Cat!

I've used Stephanie's cheerful colors to make a card for my guy. I pulled some bright yellow polka dotty paper from my stash, then topped it with a popped up Poppystamps heart cut from coral gingham. The bottom layer of the heart is the same white used for my card base. Two sweet MFT birds were dolled up with yellow and coral Copics. I gave the king of our castle a bejeweled crown!

It's sure to be a pretty gallery filled with these cheerful colors. You do plan to play along, right? I sure hope so!