JUGS - Chic of the Week

YIPPEE - I was chosen as Chic of the Week for Just Us Girls (JUGS); I love their challenges and this one really spurred me on to do these tags; I love the color combo.

Thanks for choosing me ladies!!


JUGS #611 - Color Combo

Hi friends! For those celebrating Thanksgiving, I want to wish you and your loved ones a beautiful day!

I am in love with the color combo at Just Us Girls this week (image below) - swoon! My hubby left town today, so it was our oldest daughter, our son, and myself in town. We were invited to spend the day with our son's girlfriend's family - follow that? They have been dating just over 2 years so we have been around them a few times but today was ALL THE PEOPLE and so much fun! AND so much food!

I made 12 of these gift tags for the mom and gave them to her with a large candle. I'm told she likes candles as much as I do!

I used a ton of different products on these tags, a couple different stencils and an embossing folder for the front of the tags. I created birds in both Aqua Mist and Confetti Cake; I used PTI Vintage cream and TE Sugar Cube (mainly Sugar Cube) inks to sponge the tags - either directly on the 3D embossing or through stencils. 

I added shading to the birds and stamped all the leaves, flowers, and berries using various TE inks, my definite go to inks! Before assembling, I added some die cut sprigs in vellum and some Mocha script ledger to each tag. 

I added a blank tag and some additional stamping on the back side. Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: The Greetery Speed Tagging, Tim Holtz Script Ledger
Papers: PTI Kraft,Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, TE Confetti Cake, Vellum (the polka dot vellum is from PTI, no longer carried), MFT Chantilly Cream



MIUCB - 3D Project

Hi friends - hope you are doing great! Thanks for popping over today; the Mix It Up team is showcasing 3D projects. I recently purchased The Greetery Stationery Box which I used to hold these 3 amped up Christmas cards (amped up = lots of dimension)! I always think 3D projects that you have to assemble can be a bit tricky...and this remained true. 😆 I didn't get the 2nd side adhered perfectly so I had to do a tiny bit of trimming. 

Once assembled - yes, after the fact - I remembered I wanted to lightly stencil the front. Sheesh! I also added some stenciling to the 'lid / flap'; hard to see, but it's there, it goes straight up and down, whereas the box is at a diagonal. After photographing, I went back and added more of the Moonshine sequins.

The cards all feature new products from The Greetery too. I mixed up colors for the flowers / berries, but kept the leaves the same. 


Thanks for stopping by; hope you are doing well! And don't forget to join us at Love to Scrap!


Inks: All inks (except for base card) from Taylored Expressions, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks used on the card base


LTSCB - Anything Goes

Only two more Love to Scrap challenges this year and this is one that everyone loves, ANYTHING GOES! We hope you will join us!

This is another card front that I worked on during a crafty retreat, this brings together all 3 flowers from the Sketchbook Flowers set. Again, I tried to mimic water coloring by using Copics. The background is a brick stencil, I sponged on TE Poppyseed ink in various spots. I didn't have any thin twine, this one is kind of bulky, but I made it work! Once home, I layered onto a card base.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you are doing well! And don't forget to join us at Love to Scrap!


Stamps: TE Floral Sketch and Field Notes
Accessories: Copics, TE brick stencil, misc. twine, The Greetery crimp frame die