Saturday, March 31, 2012

Just Us Girls Challenge


This week we are playing with zippers! YES zippers! Last year,
our SWEET Dana, wowed us by encouraging us to make zipper flowers {see tutorial, here!}. So Elise is our hostess this weeks and we are at it again. I have to say I don't think I came up with anything last time but this time I did.

Here is what I came up with:

My sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. My solid cardstock is from Stampin Up and the pattern papers are from Fancy Pants.

Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT:
Marisa
Dana
Lynn
Elise

How to play:
•You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery.
•Please display our graphic and link back to this post on your blog.
•Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.
•If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS130. 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, April 5th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.



I invite you to join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page ({ippity} is a division of Unity Stamp Co.} or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!

Friday, March 30, 2012

I LOVE SKETCHES BY TSUNAMI ROSE BLOG HOP DAY 2 + Friends with Flair Friday



I LOVE SKETCHES BY TSUNAMI ROSE BLOG HOP DAY 2 and it also happens to be Friends with Flair Friday over at Unity so I figured this will fit for both!!

Blog hop details:

Welcome to day 2 of the first Monthly Blog Hop hosted by Daisy Collins of I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose. We have a great line-up just waiting for you! Each Blogger was given the sketches ahead of time to create a one-of-a-kind card to share with you!

A BIG THANKS to our sponsors for this hop (ME ME, I'm one!):

1- Martha Pineda from Creating Is Fun - Creating Is Fun She is offering $10 Gift Certificate to her shop! She has some really good stuff, ladies!!

2- Tricia Colon from Tricia’s Place -Her prize will be a stamp set and an ink pad from CLOSE TO MY HEART! Great products and you get to try them for free!

3- Maria Levine {ippity} Chick- Ria Creations is offering a prize of Ippy stamps!! - THIS IS ME:-)

In order to enter for these wonderful prizes as well as a goodie bag from Daisy Collins, you must become a FOLLOWER of each of blogs on the blog hop list as well as COMMENT on their blog hop posts. 2 random winners will be picked from each days of the blog hop! The comments are due by MARCH 30TH AT MIDNIGHT PACIFIC COAST TIME. Winners will be announced Saturday!

YOU HAVE 2 CHANCES TO WIN, SO GOOD LUCK!

Now...who is ready for some fun?!? ~ Here’s the line-up:

1. Daisy Collins- Tsunami Rose Designs
2.Tricia Colon- My Crazy Bubble
3. Hannah Perry- The Perry Lane
4. SuzeJo Murphy -Crimson Moon Crafts
5. Michele ~ Chele's Crafts
6. Veronica ~Scrapin' with Meras
7. Monica -Scraps 2 Treasure
8. Maria Levine - Ria Creations - You are here!
9. Karen - Karen's Creative Ramblings - GO HERE NEXT!
10. Angela- Creative Craftin
11. carrie corbin- Carrie Tumbling Around
12. Shalana - Scrappin With Shalana
13. Jane Stillman - Janes Plaice
14. Linda Simpson - Crafty Piece of Heaven
15. Kimberly - Scrappin' Rookie
16. Martha Pineda- Creating is Fun
17. Christina Capps- Cema 1 Cema
18. Abbie Kay- Powered by Fairy Dust

TODAY'S SKETCH IS #24

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Here is what I did with this sketch:


On this one I used some Unity Stamps. My solid card stock is from Stampin up and my pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye.

If you enjoyed the awesome sketches and like what you saw please join us over on our Facebook Group - where you can view others using I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose. Don't worry about having to create a card everyday...it's a GREAT place to view others' creations to use as inspiration and of course meet some new talented crafty friends...hope to see you there!


Then I invite you to join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!



Thanks for stopping by today, see you back here tomorrow for Day2!

Maria

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I LOVE SKETCHES BY TSUNAMI ROSE BLOG HOP DAY 1



I LOVE SKETCHES BY TSUNAMI ROSE BLOG HOP DAY 1

Some details from Daisy:

Welcome to the first Monthly Blog Hop hosted by Daisy Collins of I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose. We have a great line-up just waiting for you! Each Blogger was given the sketches ahead of time to create a one-of-a-kind card to share with you! This is a 2 day hop that will feature a different card sketch for day 2 so PLEASE be sure to join us again tomorrow for the second half of the Blog Hop!

A BIG THANKS to the three sponsors for this blog hop (I'm one, hooray!):

1- Martha Pineda from Creating Is Fun - Creating Is Fun She is offering $10 Gift Certificate to her shop! She has some really good stuff, ladies!!

2- Tricia Colon from Tricia’s Place -Her prize will be a stamp set and an ink pad from CLOSE TO MY HEART! Great products and you get to try them for free!


3- Maria Levine - {ippity} Chick Ria Creations is offering a prize of Ippy stamps!!

In order to enter for these wonderful prizes as well as a goodie bag from Daisy Collins, you must become a FOLLOWER of each of blogs on the blog hop list as well as COMMENT on their blog hop posts. 2 random winners will be picked from each days of the blog hop! The comments are due by MARCH 30TH AT MIDNIGHT PACIFIC COAST TIME.

Winners will be announced Saturday!


YOU HAVE 2 CHANCES TO WIN, SO GOOD LUCK!

Now...who is ready for some fun?!? ~ Here’s the line-up:

1. Daisy Collins- Tsunami Rose Designs
2.Tricia Colon- My Crazy Bubble
3. Hannah Perry- The Perry Lane
4. SuzeJo Murphy -Crimson Moon Crafts
5. Michele ~ Chele's Crafts
6. Veronica ~Scrapin' with Meras
7. Monica -Scraps 2 Treasure
8. Maria Levine - Ria Creations - YOU ARE HERE!

9. Karen - Karen's Creative Ramblings - GO HERE NEXT!
10. Angela- Creative Craftin
11. carrie corbin- Carrie Tumbling Around
12. Shalana - Scrappin With Shalana
13. Jane Stillman - Janes Plaice
14. Linda Simpson - Crafty Piece of Heaven
15. Kimberly - Scrappin' Rookie
17. Martha Pineda- Creating is Fun
18. Christina Capps- Cema 1 Cema
20. Abbie Kay- Powered by Fairy Dust


TODAY'S SKETCH IS #9

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Here is what I came up with:

On this my sentiment is from the Unity Stamp of the Week from last week. And that cute as pie butterfly is an {ippity} stamp from the kit called: Now & Always.

The beautiful purple lace is from Creating is Fun shop! Martha has loads of great trims and buttons for all your crafty needs! My pattern papers are from Memory Box.

If you enjoyed the awesome sketches and like what you saw head on over to the Tsunami Rose Facebook Group - where you can view others using I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose. Don't worry about having to create a card everyday...it's a GREAT place to view others' creations to use as inspiration and of course meet some new talented crafty friends...hope to see you there!

Then I invite you to join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!



Thanks for stopping by today, see you back here tomorrow for Day2!

Maria







Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Graduation Invitations

I made a set of simple but elegant graduation invitations this weekend. I used some fabulous stamp images from Unity Stamp Co.


I made a set of 12 and packaged them in a clear box:




I enjoyed making those and have them listed in my ETSY SHOP RIA CREATIONS. I can also take orders separately from Etsy if anyone prefers to order that way through papal just let me know.

If you love to stamp be sure to check out Unity Stamp Co. They have a division called {ippity} and I would love to be YOUR {ippity} Chick!

Join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Queen Kat Designs - Let's Celebrate!

Today I have a simple but fun Francis Mary card. This line is from Queen Kat designs.

On this card I used the image It's a Party.



I used just the little cat and balloons for this one, I thought it would be fun and different.

Well thanks for stopping by today!

Maria

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friends with Flair!

Maria Levine

Welcome it's time for another Friends with Flair!

I'm preparing for a Spring fair/tag sale at a local high school at the end of April so I'm starting to make some graduation cards and gifts to have on hand for the fair.

Here is one simple graduation card I made using Unity with a paper pieced graduation cap:



Sale Sale Sale! Head on over to UNITY STAMP CO. for $2.95 shipping! Be sure to get your Unity and {ippity} together! I would love to be YOUR {ippity} Chick!



Thursday, March 22, 2012

{ippity} Chick Challenge


Maria Levine

Welcome it's time for another {ippity} chick challenge this week.

Here is the great sketch:


Here is what I came up with using a sentiment from the {ippity} kit called Time for Friends and Wine.


I used lace ribbon and the button from Creating is Fun.

Here is a close up of the ribbon and button:






Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Birthday!

My babies turn 6 TODAY! I can't believe it's been 6 years already but it has been. So to honor them for their birthday I have this birthday card with a Mary Francis image from Queen Kat Designs. Ok I know it's a girl image and I have a boy and a girl but just go with it! :-)



Well thanks for stopping by today!!

Maria

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ballerina Fun

Here is a fun simple card using the Ballerina image from Queen Kat Designs.



I used some basic grey papers and buttons from Creating is Fun.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Blog Hop Winner! and Just Us Girls Color Challenge

If you hopped with my {ippity} girls and the girls from Creating is Fun this past week then you are waiting to hear who won I'll bet....

WINNERS from the BLOG HOP are:

{ippity} Prize Winner - Lizzie
Creating is Fun Prize Winner - Hannah

CONGRATS ladies!! Please contact either me or Martha to claim your prize!


Now onto this week's JUGS Challenge!

It's Saturday and time for a Just Us Girls color challenge! This week's colors are Spring Moss, light pink and ivory.


Here is what I came up with using one of the newest {ippity} releases called: "Be Brave Branch Out"


For now, let's get on to the gorgeous inspiration from the Just Us Girls Team!



How to play:

•You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery.

•Please display our graphic and link back to this post on your blog.

•Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.

•If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS128. 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, March 22th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

There was a fabulous new {ippity} and Unity release this past Thursday! Be sure to check it out!

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Join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!

THIS MONDAY MARCH 12 Join my Design Team along with Creating is Fun's Design Team for a fun blog hop of wonderful {ippity} and Creating is Fun goodies!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday!

TGIF! It's Friday! Anyone have plans for St. Patrick's Day? I actually have my twins 6th birthday party tomorrow for 37 six year olds in a bowling alley! Oh what fun! Really it should be but just a bit crazy.

Anyhow I'm here today to share with you a card for Unity Friends with Flair Friday!



This is one of the Unity Stamps of the Week, I have to mix it up a bit.

Remember you can buy Unity Stamps and {ippity} Stamps via the UNITY WEBSITE NOW! Be sure when ordering your {ippity} to pick me Maria Levine as YOUR {ippity} Chick!!

BE SURE TO GO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND PICK ME MARIA LEVINE AS YOUR {IPPITY} CHICK!
Come on by my Facebook Fan page and like us there!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a NEW Just Us Girls challenge and I'll have a creation to share with you using one of the newly released {ippity} Stamps called Be Brave Branch Out!

Maria

Thursday, March 15, 2012

{ippity} Chick Challenge!

Today is a new {ippity} Chick Challenge! Here is this week's great sketch:



Here is what I did using this sketch and the {ippity} itty bitty called Fabulous Girl:


Be sure to come play along with us! There is also time to hop along with the Creating is Fun and {ippity} blog hop! The DT members from Martha's Creating is Fun team as well as my {ippity} DT girls have a great hop! Prizes to be won, we will be picking the winners tomorrow!

The hop starts HERE. My original blog post about the hop is HERE.


Join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

{ippity} and Tsunami Rose's Sketch

I played along agin with one of Tsunami Rose's Sketches! Daisy is posting a sketch a day for a year! CHECK IT OUT HERE.

This was the sketch:



Here is what I did:



I used one of the newest {ippity} releases called - Be Brave Branch Out and the "hello" sentiment is from the Unity kit called Pretty Little Things. I used SU cardstock and Basic Grey pattern papers. I paper pieced that cage with a very delicate but pretty paper.

Have you hopped along with the Creating is Fun and {ippity} blog hop! It's a blast it's the CIF and MY {ippity} Design Teams. The fun goes till Thursday then winners will be picked on Friday! It starts on the Creating is Fun blog HERE!

I would love to be YOUR {ippity} CHICK! Come and join me on my {ippity} Facebook Fan page HERE. And when you order from UNITY be sure to pick ME - Maria Levine as YOUR {ippity} CHICK!

Monday, March 12, 2012

{ippity} & Creating is Fun BLOG HOP!!!


Welcome to the Creating is Fun & Got {ippity} SPRINGTIME BLOG HOP! If you arrived from the CREATING IS FUN BLOG than you are on the right track for this hop! Be sure to come hop with us today as there is a FUN Creating is Fun/{ippity} prize up for grabs!! You have until Thursday night to go through the hop! On Friday a winner will be choosen!!

I created a fun set of flowers and a card for my project. I used a small wooden craft plan box from Michael's and painted it. Then added some butterfiles from the {ippity} kit called "Thankful for you" and the sentiment is from the new release "Be Brave Branch Out"


A card made with the {ippity} Kit called Your Friendship, My Cup of Tea and the sentiment is from the new release called "Dream a Little Dream".


Close up of the flower tops made with lace and buttons from Creating is Fun:


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Join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!


I would love to be YOUR {ippity} CHICK!


Here is the full line up in case you get lost:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Maria



Some of the kits I used:

BRAND NEW: Be Brave Branch Out


BRAND NEW: Dream a Little Dream


Your Friendship is My Cup of Tea

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tsunami Rose Designs - SKETCHES

Daisy started this blog Tsunami Rose Designs where she is going to post a sketch a day for one year! How amazing is that! I will be a part of her March blog hop at the end of the month!

Today I played with her sketch for Day 40!



Here is what I came up with using the {ippity} stamp called WISE GUY:




My pattern papers are from Prima.




There was a fabulous new {ippity} and Unity release this past Thursday! Be sure to check it out!

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Join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!

THIS MONDAY MARCH 12 Join my Design Team along with Creating is Fun's Design Team for a fun blog hop of wonderful {ippity} and Creating is Fun goodies!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge


It's Saturday and time for a Just Us Girls Technique Challenge! This week Andrea has challenged us with "faux" embossing!


HERE on Splitcoast Stampers is a great tutorial to help you out in case you have no idea how to do this.

Here is what I came up with using one of the new {ippity} releases called: "Something Groovy"



For now, let's get on to the gorgeous inspiration from the Just Us Girls Team!



How to play:

•You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery.

•Please display our graphic and link back to this post on your blog.

•Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.

•If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS127. 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, March 15th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

There was a fabulous new {ippity} and Unity release this past Thursday! Be sure to check it out!

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Join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!

THIS MONDAY MARCH 12 Join my Design Team along with Creating is Fun's Design Team for a fun blog hop of wonderful {ippity} and Creating is Fun goodies!!!!