Saturday, November 3, 2018

Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge #465 - Music

Hello and welcome! 

Today starts a new challenge over at Just Us Girls and this week our host is the amazing Sue!
She has chosen a word dear to my heart - Music.

Be sure to stop by the JUGS blog to see the inspiration from our guest designer, Clair Garland and the whole team!

As many of you know I am a music teacher.  I taught for 34 years, as an orchestra director (band director for the 1st 6 years) and a private lesson teacher, etc.  I retired from full-time teaching in 2013, continued conducting a youth orchestra in 2014 and then retired from that.

I then took a part-time job at a Catholic high school nearby.  I only teach one orchestra class there, and since they are on block scheduling, I teach 1.5 hours every other day.  That leaves lots of time for crafting!!

My card today was made with a stamp sent to me by my JUGS teammate, Nancy.  She sent me a whole box of music stamps that she was destashing - I was so excited to get them all!
This one is a large rubber stamp by Stamps Happen, Inc. designed by Troy Crisswell and it also says Arts Uniq.Inc on the side of the stamp.  The name of the stamp is "Overture", and it's very large.

I stamped, embossed and colored it and then cut out the section I wanted to use.

Other supplies used were:
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Clear embossing powder
Zig Clean Color Markers
Your Next Stamp Sentiments 4
Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle dies
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Make up brush for inking the edges
White and black card stock

Here's a closer view: 

I hope you will find time to play this week with our music challenge at the JUGS blog!
I can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I will enter this in:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Die Cutting Divas November Challenge


  1. It's so hard to find a great music themed card and/or products, but you nailed it! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  2. How very lovely. A perfect gem. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. Angie, this is fabulous! I love the colors and your awesome design! Lucky girl to receive some great stamps from Nancy and you have put them to good use.

  4. A perfect card for the challenge, but more important, a perfect card to expression your passion for music! So beautiful!

  5. Love the idea for a music challenge and lucky you to "inherit" these stamps! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. Such a beautiful, elegant and classy card. The black background makes the music sheet and violin just pop, fab design. Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a comment, it was very kind of you and much appreciated x

  7. Fabulously simple card Angie. Perfect lay out with the essential sheet music behind your beautifully coloured violin. Nancy's gift would be a treasure for you.

  8. I thought of you the minute I saw the word of the week, Angie. The beautifully colored violin is perfect atop the music score and I love the deckle edge black behind it all.

  9. How nice of Nancy to gift all those musical stamps to you! This one is very cool, and I love the neutral color palette. Great word for you this week, huh? Great card!