Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge!

Before I get to this week's JUST US GIRLS challenge I wanted to wish my fellow JUGS DT member KRISTIN and VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Enjoy Kristin!

The challenge this week with Just Us Girls is a fun one. At first I was very skeptical but once I tried it I loved it! This week the challenge is burnt edged fabric flowers. Here is a great link to a tutorial by Simply Vintage Girl to help you get started. Don't be afraid but be careful. If it's too hot for your hand then use some metal salad thongs, that is what I did and that worked great.

But you don't have to use this burning technique to play along, just make a fabric flower of your choice for the challenge.

Here is what I came up with which also happens to be this week's Unity Sketch Challenge.



Close up of flower:

My sentiment is by Unity Stamp Co.


Be sure to check out the Just Us Girls DT:

Featured Designer, Selma Stevenson!









How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of the post on the JUGS blog. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS57.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, November 4. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.

That's it for now!

Till later...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

This week I received my October KOTM and I had to dive in. I decided to go pretty clean and simple but I think it came out cute. I have another project on my desk but as I type this I don't think it will be ready to share on FWF.

Here is what I came up with:


Check out these paper pieced (DCWV) mittens:


Well that is all for now.

Till later!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday



It's Thursday and time for another Treehouse Stamps Challenge. This week we are gearing up for Halloween and the theme for this week's challenge is "Things That go Bump in the Night". Here is what I came up with using the Treehouse Stamps Digi image called Kid Dracula.

Here is what I came up with:





Be sure to swing on by the Treehouse Blog to play along this week. Be sure to visit the Treehouse DT who work so hard on all these challenges!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, October 23, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday WINNER!!!

This week I was lucky enough to hold the Friends with Flair Blinkie!! Now it's time to announce the winner!

Selected via Random.org from all my comments yesterday.... This week's Friday Flair goes to......

JAMIE P !


Congrats!!

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another challenge with Just Us Girls. This week is template week and the the JUGS Design Team got to play with Lauren Meader's fun new "In Suspense" template from My Time Made Easy.

Come play along with us this week. You can use any template that you want. If you have any of Laurens My Time Made Easy templates we would love to see them. If you want to try one of Lauren's templates she offers a free one that you can find here.

Here is what I came up with this week:


Be sure to stop on by the JUGS Design team for lots of fabulous inspiration:


♥♥ Just Us Girls Design Team ♥♥

Pam
Featured Designer, Selma Stevenson!


Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday!

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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

It seems that each week I've been using some canvas and this week is no different! I used stretched canvas (is that what they call it, you know those things on wood that painters use LOL :-) ) as my base to make a layout. Here it is:



I painted the canvas with a pink acrylic paint then added some "dry brushing" in a darker paint to get the background effect. I used the Unity kit called Explore Today and Every Day. Then I made all those Tim Holtz inspired paper flowers for the trim and the "gems" are from Prima.


Another view:

Well that's it for now! So are you guys STILL on the search for that darn blinkie??? Did you find it yet?


Unity Flair!

I happy to be hanging with the blinkie this week!! So leave me a comment and I'll try and pick YOUR name on Saturday via a random draw to win some Unity Goodies!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Till later....


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Fun

I carved a pumpkin and the very first time I did!




in the dark:




Treehouse Challenge Thursday!



It's Thursday and time for another Treehouse Challenge! This week we have a theme and it is "What are you thankful for?". So with this I decided to not make a card but do something with a picture of my family! Here is what I came up with:




I used a circle chipboard page from an album. This is a page from an album I picked up at Michael's in the dollar bin! I have a bunch of these ready for some altering. Anyhow, I made some of the flowers using the Christmas pattern paper from Stampin Up. I thought the green would look nice. My background paper is I believe from Cosmo Cricket.



The Treehouse set I used is called Sweetest Flower.

Be sure to swing on by the Treehouse Blog to check out what the design team came up with and link up your creation to play along with us.

That's it for now!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

This week is the Just Us Girls color challenge. Alicia is our hostess and she picked some cool colors: Black, Cream and Kraft.

I tried something a bit different and made a tag/card this week. I found these great paper bags at Michael's (2 1/2 x 4) and I thought they would be so cute with a little notecard or tag inside. I used images from one of the newest Gina K sets called Winter Wings.

Here is what I did:



I thought though it needed somewhere to write who it is from so I made a little card in front:


Here is another view of the project:


Come on over to the JUGS blog and play along with us this week. Here are some details:

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS55. After you post to Inlinkz you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 21, 2010. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Be sure to swing on the the team and check out what they cooked up for this challenge:

Just Us Girls Design Team



Well that's it for now!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today!

Well it's Friday again and time for another fun Friends with Flair Friday Unity Style!

This week I found a canvas based frame in my stash. Here is what I came up with:


I used Distress inks in Aged Mahogany and Spiced Marmalade to sponge color the front. From the September KOTM I used the Eiffel Tower image for my designs around the edges. Take a look you will see that the image has the Eiffel Tower with some cool swirls :-) Then I paper pieced (using Cosmo Cricket paper) the cute owl (August KOTM) and added some fun buttons that I picked up in the holiday section at Michael's.

Owl close up:



Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday


It's Thursday and time for another Treehouse Stamps Challenge. This week's challenge is to make candy wrappers. Here is what I came up with:


I used the pumpkin from fall blessing and in photoshop I put them together and added the sentiment. It's so easy to make these. I seriously didn't follow a template I just took a Hershey Bar (oh one of my favs) and wrapped cardstock around it and judged as to where I should score it so it would fit nicely.

I hope you will hop on over to the Treehouse Blog to view what the entire Design Team came up with and to play along with us!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cosmo Cricket DT Spot Tryout - I need your nomination

Cosmo Cricket is holding a "contest" for an open DT spot for the month of November. But to win you need nominations! I went in to nominate myself but now I need friends to hop on over and nominate me!

I would love it if you do it's
HERE- COSMO CRICKET!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge


It's Saturday and time for another JUST US GIRLS challenge. This week we are using acetate on our projects. So I went with a clear card. I picked up some clear "cardstock" a while back at a craft show and finally I'm using some. I used a Christmas image from the Unity Septemeber Kit of the Month.

But first I want to make a shout out to fellow JUGS DT member Alicia who celebrated her birthday this past week! I hope you had a Happy Birthday, Alicia!

Here is what I came up with:


I embossed the clear cardstock using a snowflake embossing folder. My main image is from Unity and I cut out the center snowflake to create dimension and added some SU glass glitter. This is mounted on a piece of cardstock covered with fabric. I have been loving using fabric in my creations lately and I thought this would work well.


Well that's it for now.

Be sure to swing on by the JUGS Blog to see what the DT cooked up and to play along with us!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Friends with Flair Unity Style


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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today!

Well it's Friday again and time for another fun Friends with Flair Friday Unity Style!

This week I once again pulled out some of my painters canvas and decided I wanted to make a canvas card!

Here is what I came up with:



So, I started with a piece of canvas ironed and folded to the size of a card. I added some gesso to it and waited for it to dry. Then using some acrylic paints here I used some Ranger paint daubers, I painted the canvas. Then I stamped using a birdcage from Unity in Aged Mahogany Distress ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger. I wanted to make my canvas card sturdy so I lined the inside with chocolate brown paper (Gina K Designs).


On the front I added all my paper elements. The scallops were cut from the Fiskars scallop punch using Tim Holtz's Lost and Found stack and Chocolate Brown cardstock from Gina K. The heart "leaves" branch I cut using my Cricut. When adhering all the paper I used a fabric glue since I was adhering directly to the canvas. The owl is paper pieced and cut out and I used dimensionals to adhere.


I am really pysched at how this came out. NOW, I know I'm not the first person to make an all fabric/canvas card but I was impressed with myself at what I came up with since it was not based on anything I have seen online or in a magazine or anywhere.
Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday


Welcome to another Treehouse Thursday Challenge. This week we have a color challenge: Orange, Purple and Black.

Here is what I came up with using a few halloween digi's together:
The fun part about using digital stamps is you can manipulate the size and create scenes easily on your computer. I added glitter to these guys for some glitz! I also distressed the edges around the black. My flower is a little Prima with a button in the middle.

Well I hope you will come over to the Treehouse Blog and play along with us this week.

Well that's all for now!



Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just Us Girls Anniversary Celebration

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!! What a fabulous holiday don't you think? Today also marks the ONE YEAR anniversary of JUST US GIRLS Challenges!!! A year already, can you believe it? But it's true and we are loving it and so glad so many others are also loving our challenges!

For the anniversary we have a sketch challenge and blog hop! We also have some amazing prizes from some amazing companies! What you need to do is go on our blog hop. Each DT member will have a letter for you in their post. You need to collect the letters which spell something, then send a mail to the JUGS TEAM with the word it spells and one lucky person will win a great prize package! Be sure to play along with the sketch challenge as well so you will have two entries for the drawing!

Here's a list of generous prizes that have been supplied by some of our favorite stamp companies! Thank you all!

My Time Made Easy - A Secret Surprise Stamp set PLUS In Suspense Template!
Gina K Designs - Fanciful Tags stamp set
Joan's Garden - $25 gift certificate to spend at Joan's store!!
Paper MakeUp Stamps - $25 gift certificate!!
Clear and Simple Stamps - donated the following prize package:
(1) Awareness Darling stamp set
(1) Awareness button mix sampler (includes buttons from I'm a Princess Pink, You're Such a Gray-cious Host, and A Blanc Check color stories) (1) I'm a Princess Pink Ribbon sampler (1 yd) (1) Limited Edition Attitude mini stamp All products are made in the USA, ribbon is double-faced satin, and stamp sets are 100% photopolymer.
WPlus9 - TWO stamp sets of the winner's choice!!!
PixiePetals Etsy - $10 Gift certificate
JustRite Stampers - Homemade Treats and Wood Stamper 2-3/8" with Bonus 25 pt Font set

Now onto to the sketch for today:



Here is what I did with the sketch using an Itty Bitty from Unity:


AND YOUR LETTER FOR THE BLOG HOP IS: R

NOW HOP ON OVER TO THE FABULOUS PAM FOR MORE INSPIRATION AND ANOTHER LETTER!

That's it for now! GO MAKE A CARD TODAY AND ENJOY!



Friday, October 1, 2010

Treehouse Stamps RELEASE DAY!

Today is the October release with Treehouse Stamps! There are lots of fun new digi's being released today as well as the new free image for the October contest! Be sure to swing on by the Treehouse Blog for lots of inspiration and information!

Here is a little something I made using the October free contest image:



Well that's it for now!

Till later....