Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out with the old in with the new - Stampin Up Sale!

Happy New Year!

I'm starting to clean up the studio and have decided to part with lots of Stampin Up sets, all which are retired kits. Some of these stamps are even still new and only partially mounted. They are all in great condition though.

Here is the list:

$10.00

Espress Yourself

Baby Firsts

Fishy Friends

Garden Whimsey

Monkey Business

Balmy Breezes

Natural Beauty

Fanciful Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Flower Garden

Beautiful Batik

Love without End

Little Layers II

Tags and More


$8.00

Simple Sayings II

Alphabet Soup

Carved & Candlelit

Simply Circles

Alphabits

Fabulous Four

Mini messages

Surprise

If you would like to see a picture of the set before purchase let me know and I will send you one.

Let me know if you are interested in any of these sets. I can ship US priority for 4.95 for up to 2 sets. We can discuss before purchase if you are looking for more or if you are international.

Thanks everyone!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friends with Flair

Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. This week I decided to play with a new kit I got called "Sweets for my Sweet":


I actually pulled the sentiment from an other kit just because. This cute card will hit my etsy shop soon!

Keeping this short and simple today! It's been one busy week.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas!

Today I wanted to share with you a mixed media piece.

This was my inspiration:



And here is the piece I came up with:



This is a fun mixed media piece on 6x6 canvas board. I used Christmas tissue paper as a base. My son came home with small gifts from his teacher wrapped in fun Christmas tissue paper. He didn't want to let me have it at first then he said ok. LOL! The snowman is created from some Basic Grey papers and the stamps I used in the background and on the snowman (the flourish) are all from Unity Stamp Co.

Close up:

Well thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous Holiday!

Till later.....

Saturday, December 24, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 - Just Us Girls Challenge



It's Technique week with Just Us Girls and this week we are making pillar candle holders or sleeves.




Mine came out very simple but I've been running around all week and have not had much time to sit down and craft.

But here is what I came up with:



Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and visit all Design team girlies to see what they cooked up and leave them some love.

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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS POST HERE. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS111. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, December, 29. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

That's all for now!

I know I've been a bad blogger but I have a few things I'm working on so I will be posting more soon.

Till later!
Maria

Friday, December 23, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 11 - Friends with Flair Friday



It's Friday and Christmas Eve is tomorrow! I can't believe how fast time goes by. Today I have something for Friends with Flair Unity Style!

I have fun little "cutting boards" or "paddles" that I picked up in the unfinished wood section of Michael's. And for today's project I altered it using a poinsettia paper napkin as my base:



I used Unity and {ippity} kits on this project. The one {ippity} kit I used is called Gingham Christmas. I layered the poinsettia by cutting another flower out and adhering it to a piece of grungeboard and cutting it out. Using hot glue I put it on top of the flower image to create a dimensional look.

Well that's all for now!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 10




Today I wanted to share with you a magnet set I made and sell in my Etsy shop. Like I said I've been making lots of magnets this season. Here is one that was a hit:


Thank you for stopping by! And if you have been visiting during my 12 days of Christmas each day I thank you!

Tomorrow I have something I just made for Friends with Flair with the Unity gang so be sure to swing back!

Till later....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9



Day 9 and it's almost time for Christmas! And for those who celebrate Hanukkah, I wish you a wonderful holiday! So today I would like to share two things with you.

Here is my fun Hanukkah card I made and is in my shop. Images are by Pink Cat Studio.


How cute are those birds??

Now I have a picture of my little tree from the craft fairs I attended this fall showing off the ornaments i made using ceramic tiles:
Here is a close up of one of these ornaments:

Well thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8



Here we go again! Woo Hoo! If you have been stopping by to take a peek thanks! Here is Day number 8:


Lately I have been making lots of magnets. I've had many sales this season for teacher's gifts. Most of those I made in a school theme but here is one Christmas set I made that is one of my products in a local store.

Items like this and others are in my Etsy Shop RIA CREATIONS. And I have lots of supplies and {ippity} stamps in my supply shop HERE.

Till tomorrow!

Monday, December 19, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 7



Today I want to share a Christmas card made using a great image from QUEEN KAT DESIGNS.



Isn't she a beauty?

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 6



Here is a small decorative Christmas frame I made this year:


I made this for a button challenge not too long ago. I sell these frames in my Etsy shop: Ria Creations.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 5 - Just Us Girls Color Challenge



So I'm up to Day 5 and still posting for my 12 days of Christmas! Today is the color challenge over at JUST US GIRLS.


This card is brand new today but it's similar to one I made awhile ago. The image is a digital image from what used to be Treehouse Stamps and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.

Now be sure to swing on by JUST US GIRLS BLOG and check out what the design team cooked up! Go leave those girls some love for their wonderful creations! And I do hope that you will play along in this week's JUST US GIRLS color challenge!

On THIS POST HERE I am hosting this week's {ippity} challenge and am offering a free kit to one random winner for the challenge as well as free shipping on any {ippity} kit I have in stock in my supply shop for those who play along!

I would LOVE to extend the free shipping offer to those who play along with this week's JUGS challenge as well! Please let me know you are interested an I will send you a code for free shipping to my Etsy Supply Shop!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 16, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas! - Day 4 - Unity Friends with flair



I'm back once again to share another fun Christmas creation! One is brand new and one is a blast from the past.

Let me share the blast from the past first, I hope that you don't mind me sharing this for FWF as well. This is created using Unity Stamps using bitty Christmas tags. I made this probably a few years ago when Unity was young and I remember it was featured that week on the Unity blog which tickled me.



Closeup:

Now if you love Unity you will Love {ippity} and I have {ippity} in my supply shop HERE.

Be sure to check THIS POST HERE to see how you can get {ippity} shipping or win a kit of your choice!

Here is a new Christmas creation that I just made and will be in my Etsy shop! This is a ceramic tile coaster! I also made a set of magnets that match this pattern as well.

Well that's all for today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 3 - {ippity} Challenge

This week I am hosting the {ippity} Chick Challenge! The challenge runs from today Dec 15 - Dec 22!

For this week's sketch challenge here is your sketch:


Here is what I did with the sketch:


For this card I used GINGHAM CHRISTMAS GREETINGS and My True Joy.

Here is a close up:




You will want to come play along this week! I am offering your choice of any {ippity} kit in my shop valued at $20 or less for one lucky challenge player. And for all those who play along FREE SHIPPING of {ippity} kits. Please convo or email me for that code.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas! - Day 2

Time for Day 2! Let's see if I can keep this up for 12 days!

This is a canvas I made not too long ago. You may have seen it already. I used Tim Holtz, Memory Box and Unity stamps along with a very cool Christmas napkin as my background.

I loved how this came out so it's worth sharing it again! I have another fun one to share later on today. It's one of my blast from the pasts creations using Unity Stamps!

Till later!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas! - Day 1


This year I have decided to do a little 12 days of Christmas! My son just pointed out this morning that there are 12 days left till Christmas so why not have some fun!

I will share all Christmas projects, images etc. Many may be some of my old time favorites that I created and some will be new.

'tis the season for some crafty fun!

I love following Tim Holtz's 12 Christmas Tags every year and usually like to play along. This year I just didn't get a chance except for one.



So mine came out looking pretty simple it doesn't have that wow factor like in Tim's but what the heck! :-)

Stay tuned each day for more Christmas fun! I just may have more than one on some days to share with you! Many things may even be listed in my Etsy shop!


Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friends with Flair

It's Friday and time for Friends with Flair Unity style. This week I made another canvas. This size is I believe 6 x 12 and it is a stretched canvas. I used Webster Pages papers and embellishments and of course Unity Stamps.



I also shared this on the Unity Facebook page as they are having a Christmas themed contest going on right now.





I used Tim Holtz grungeboard to create dimension with the flowers on bottom and the tree on the right.

Be sure to swing on by the Unity Blog to see who is playing along today for FWF!

Till later!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho - A Christmas Canvas

This canvas was just fun fun using an 8 x 8 stretched canvas.


First I painted the canvas in a fun green acrylic paint. Then using mod podge glued down various pieces of pattern paper for the background. The center section where the fun tree is, is actually a paper Christmas napkin!

This is the actual package of napkins:




How much fun is that? I keep finding cool looking napkins at dollar and discount stores! To create the tree in the middle I adhered it to some grungeboard and used mod podge to adhere. Then using dimensionals I adhered it to the canvas to create dimension. Then I used stickles for the glitter on it.





I used some stamps on this as well. In the background I used some Unity Stamp Co. background stamps. The Santa image is by Tim Holtz and the "believe" is by Memory Box.

Well that's all for now!

Stay tuned for a new release from Queen Kat Designs tonight.

Till later!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge


It's sketch time with Just Us Girls this week!

This is a great fairy image from Queen Kat Designs as part of the Amy Brown collection.


Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and visit all Design team girlies to see what they cooked up and leave them some love.

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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS POST HERE. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS111. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, December, 8. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

That's all for now!

I know I've been a bad blogger but I have a few things I'm working on so I will be posting more soon.

Till later!
Maria

Monday, November 21, 2011

Buttons Galore and More Challenge!

OK I am on a roll today! Well, we had internet connectivity issues this weekend so I haven't been able to post some projects that I wanted to. So here is my second post today for a challenge over at Buttons Galore and More!

I LOVE buttons! What fun! You may have seen my last post with buttons for the Moxie Fab World Challenge. I am submitting that one as well as this frame for the Buttons Galore challenge. It does ask for a card or tag for the challenge. I hope submitting these guys together is ok though.

So I took a small (5x5)wooden frame and painted it red, added some fun paper and then buttons! The snowflaks were labeled buttons even though they don't have the button holes! LOL!



And here is my Christmas card with fun buttons. I thought this would make a cute pair for a gift:


Thanks for stopping by!


Till later!

Moxie Fab World Challenge

I decided to play along with the Random Challenge over at Moxie Fab World. If you haven't been over there it's run by the wonderful folks from Paper Crafts and is awesome! I'm trying to get on board and play some challenges and have fun.

So the random challenge is to use button(s), a mustache(s), or an alcoholic beverage on your card. I love buttons so I went with that one.

Here is what I came up with using paper from Graphic 45:




Be sure to go check it out (MOXIE FAB WORLD) and play along with this or one of the other challenges they have going on right now!

Till later!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Just Us Girls Color Challenge!


This week the Just Us Girls challenge is a color challenge; Red, Green & White. What a great challenge to make some Christmas Cards!

Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:


I embossed the tree with green and red embossing powder. The star on top is actually one of those foamies from Michael's. It was on a page of stars my daughter made and gave to me, I kind of "stole" one from there. I'll have to show her because I think she would love it.

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and visit all Design team girlies to see what they cooked up and leave them some love.

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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS POST HERE. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS111. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, November, 24. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge



It's Saturday and time for another challenge with JUST US GIRLS! This week is technique week and the wonderful Lisa! The technique this week is the ghosting technique. You can find a great tutorial HERE on SCS!

Here is what I came up with using Unity and {ippity} stamps! Be sure to swing on by my etsy shop for {ippity} and if you are looking for something I don't have just let me know as I can get it for you! This card uses the "Noel" from the "Gingham Christmas Greetings" and the Music notes for the background from Music of My Heart.


Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and check out the inspiration from the design team and go leave them some love! We would love to have you play along with us and all the details are posted on the JUGS blog.

Till next time!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair

It's Friday and time for another Friends with Flair. This week I have some magnets to share with you. It's a school theme using some Unity sentiments. I've been making alot of magnets lately to sell in my Etsy Shop Ria Creations and to sell at fairs. This one is a custom order for personalization for a teacher gift.



The sentiment "thanks" and "my teacher" are from Unity kits. My papers are random ones I had in my stash.

Here is a picture including the front of the tin:

That's all for now! Be sure to swing by the Unity blog and check out what others came up with via the linky.

Thanks for stopping by!