For You With Love



It's color week at Just Us Girls where yours truly is hosting! Kraft and white are always wonderful together. Throw in a little pink, even better! I hope you'll join us and our February guest designer, Karen Walker.


A friend (thanks Mari!) recently gifted me an Altenew gift certificate as a get well wish following my hand surgery. I bought a couple of pretty mini bundles. This darling Magnolia Heart was one of them. My coloring could be better in those itty bitty flowers. Gripping the Copic is still a bit tricky, but I'm getting there!

I layered the hearts on my favorite PTI tag. That pretty pink embossed paper was a treat in my birthday card from sweet Michele. Next came the panel cut from a delightful SSS cover plate and finally a pretty little bow (TSM) cut from patterned paper. 

I hope I've inspired you to play along! 

I look forward to seeing what's in our gallery this week!


Happy Birthday



Hey there! We've decided to add a CAS challenge to our weekly rotation at Just Us Girls. YAY!! The hostess will chose the theme to go along with it. This week, Carol is looking for BIRTHDAY cards. We all need those!

I started with some partial stenciling on my card base. My sweet friend, Marcia sent me this Gina K birthday sentiment a couple of months ago. The letters spelling out HAPPY were white. I colored them with a Copic maker. The wee mouse and hamster were left over from some CCC images my other sweet friend Michele sent me. Aren't crafty friends the best friends! I do need a play date with these gals!

The position of hamster's arms lead me to coloring more card stock and punching out some itty bitty confetti for him to toss. I think the little mouse is pleased with the festivities! Probably waiting for cake too!

Okay, your turn to fill our gallery with birthday happiness!


Happy Birthday to You!


Hey there! I was doing a little clean up in my wee studio and found one last bit of scraps from a 12 Kits of Occasions kit. This pretty scrap of paper was calling my name and here is where it landed! It will also be landing in the Seize the Birthday gallery.

*Well, I missed that deadline! Oh well, hope you enjoy it*

Golly gumdrops I do love this paper! It was already cut in this wonky shape, so I went with it. The paintbrush tips were colored to match the paper. I layered everything together then framed it out with a RC stitched frame. Just a little something bright and happy that will go to someone special!


Thanks to those of you checking up on my hand recovery, you do know how to make a girl feel loved! The doctor said everything looks great! Range of motion, movement and all of those little boxes checked. He said I can expect swelling and pain to continue through June/July though ~ yikes! Lots of PT to keep building strength. Right now writing, scissors and using a mouse are the hardest. But I'll get there. After-all, my hubby does call me a spitfire! Now if I could just get that mojo to kick into full gear!


Sorry to hear...


Hi there! We have a new challenge up at Just Us Girls today. It's one of the changes we made to our challenge schedule. You can pick anything you want from the moodboard. One of the photos, colors, combine a few. Whatever suits your fancy... or mood!

Here's a closer look.


And here's my take on it!


The first thing that caught my eye was the rain followed by the daisies. It seemed like the umbrella was pointing them out! We've actually had more rain than snow for this Ohio January. Mild temps too and this girl is not complaining!

I used a TE raindrop EF on a taupe panel. Next I popped on the cup and saucer (Wplus9) and the trio of daisies (SSS). I did a little surgery on them to cut off the stem and leaf.

This one will go to a friend who's been having a rough way to go health wise for a few weeks now. I hope it lifts her spirits!


We hope you'll join us this week to give this new challenge a try!



Hi friends! It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our hostess for word week. Heart - yup, I've got that covered!


I went all out whimsical on this one adding lots of hearts and a pair of cutie patootie gnomes from Simply Graphic. Aren't they fun! The embossed hearts in the background are a freebie 3D embossing folder that came with my Sizzix machine. The other hearts are PTI, hugs and kisess by DeNami. I think I'll send this to my mom and dad for Valentine's Day!


I'll be adding this to the Tic Tac Toe challenge. I used the center vertical line: Hearts, Free and Shade of Red. 



Alrighty, it's your turn! 

Come on, you know you have hearts in your stash!