Just Us Girls #732 ~ Happy Birthday

It's that time again, a new challenge at Just Us Girls! Carol has picked a fabulous Mood Board for us to work with. I had lots of ideas, but finally settled in on that bottom right photo and this is what I ended up with.

After cutting a small piece of golden yellow paper, I stamped PTI's Truning a New Leaf images using white ink. This was topped with a trio of Poppystamps Nordic blooms and a couple of vellum leaves. I used a pretty debossed SSS cover plate as my background. It reminded me of those little black dots from the other pink and yellow photo. Two happy birthdays by Memory Box and she was good to go.
It's sure to be a beautiful gallery this week!
Your card will be in there, right?

We had a beautiful vacation in St. Croix but the journey home was a bit of a mess. Bad weather and flooding in Miami delayed (several times!) our flight to the following day. Can you believe the airport in St. Croix made an announcement that everyone had to leave, they were closing! NO heads up, just get out! Who the heck closes their airport! 8:30 at night and we had to scramble to find hotel rooms. Made it to Miami Thursday with more delays and had to spend another unexpected night there. Flew into Raleigh, NC and made our connection to DC with about 30 seconds to spare thanks to an INCREDIBLE flight attendant (thanks, Jeremy) who moved us to the front of the plane for faster exiting. Finally landed in Cleveland at 12:20am Sat. and sat on the runway for over an hour because gates weren't working and planes had to be moved. Made it home Sat. at 4am. All this after we were supposed to have a straight flight home from Miami. As the saying goes, there's no place like home!



Hi there! I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today with a magical summery card. Pop on over for all of the details!


Just Us Girls #731 ~ Celebrate!

Hello! Carol has a fun word challenge for us this week at Just Us Girls. CELEBRATE covers so many occasions, especially in the month of June. Graduations, weddings, Father's Day. It's the month that we celebrate both my mom and our son's birthday! 

My 4 1/4" square card began with PTI's Sweet Celebrations set. I pulled my favorite (and hoarded!) October Afternoon paper to create the cupcake liner.  I sure do miss that company. They had some of the cutest collections! The flip side of my paper gave me the stripes for the sentiment label and the candle. A couple of festive banners from Poppystamps latest release and framed (PPP) polka dots finished off my design. Well, all that and a little bling!

Okay, how will you bring the word CELEBRATE to your design? I can't wait to find out!


Just Us Girls #730 ~ Have a Good Day

Hey there! Ready for a new challenge at Just Us Girls? Carol Mc is our hostess this week. She's given us Pink and Aqua to work with. It a new month and that means a new guest designer will be joining us. Please stop by to say hello to Jane Taylor! Welcome, Jane we're happy to have you!

I brought out my pretty IO Primrose stamp to play. It was heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum then Copic colored. When this was completed, I ran the panel through my Switch machine with the lovely Dotted Swirls Debossing die by Altenew. My greeting from TSM was also heat embossed. Layered and simple!

As you read this, we're off for a vacation to the US Virgin Island of Saint Croix! I'm unplugging, relaxing and enjoying lots of family time!



Hello friends! I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today sharing a fun card featuring this little fella and a few of his friends!

Have a great day!