Monday, April 30, 2012

2nd I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose Blog Hop Day 2

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Thank you for joining for the 2nd Monthly ILS by Tsunami Rose Blog hop! Daisy Collins aka Tsunami Rose has set off on a challenge to post 1 original card and an original sketch each day for the rest of the year! You can join her by visiting her blog that she updates each and every day with a new sketch!

We were given 2 sketches ahead of time to put our spin on and present to you. The winner will be receiving a sample pack of items from Daisy's vintage Zibbet shop!! To enter to win, simply leave a comment on each of the blogs on the blog list! Daisy will randomly pick 1 grand prize winner from each day!

Today's daily sketch challenge is # 24

i love sketches by tsunamirose


Here is what I came up with:






For this card I used some Unity/{ippity} stamps!  I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick!    {ippity} is a stamp line through UNITY STAMP CO, all {ippity} is endorsed by Unity Endorsed {ippity} chicks promoting the line!  In order to place an order all you do is pick a chick and that chick gets the credit for the order!  SO I would love to be your chick if I may! :-)  COME join me on my Facebook {ippity} fan page where I share sales, samples, ideas etc.  

Remember to enter to win by commenting on the following blogs:

1. Daisy Collins- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com

2. Kimberly Pate ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com

3. Hannah Perry - http://theperrylane.blogspot.com

4. Maria Neilsen Levine - http://riacreations.blogspot.com - YOU ARE HERE

5. Leslie Owens- http://scrapofartdesigns.blogspot.com/

6. Adelle Naylor - http://anoriginalcrafts.blogspot.com

7. Monica Scrapstreasure- http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

8. Tricia Colon- http://mycrazybubble.blogspot.com

9. Veronica Meras- http://createdbymeras.blogspot.com


NEXT STOP ON THIS HOP IS:  Leslie Owens- http://ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com/

We would also love to invite you to show us your creations using sketches by Tsunami Rose by joining our Facebook group! We love to see what others create!

That's all for now!

Maria

Sunday, April 29, 2012

2nd I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose Blog Hop Day 1

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Thank you for joining for the 2nd Monthly ILS by Tsunami Rose Blog hop! Daisy Collins aka Tsunami Rose has set off on a challenge to post 1 original card and an original sketch each day for the rest of the year! You can join her by visiting her blog that she updates each and every day with a new sketch!

We were given 2 sketches ahead of time to put our spin on and present to you today and tomorrow. The winner will be receiving a sample pack of items from Daisy's vintage Zibbet shop!! To enter to win, simply leave a comment on each of the blogs on the blog list! Daisy will randomly pick 1 grand prize winner from each day! So make sure to comment today and come back tomorrow!

Today's daily sketch challenge is # 18

i love sketches by tsunamirose
Here is what I came up with:


I used paper from Stampin Up and Basic Grey.  My  sentiment is from one of the Unity Stamp Co's Stamps of the week.  And the flowers are from {ippity} called Make Your Mark.  Head on over to Unity and pick me - Maria Levine as YOUR {ippity} chick!  While you are there you can add Unity to your cart as well!  I would love to be your {ippity} chick!

I hope you will try and play along with some of Daisy's sketches!  They are always so wonderful and unique.  Like this one you can use little buttons down the side.  I decided to use a 1/4 inch circle punch from SU and punch out some basic grey paper to use.


Remember to enter to win by commenting on the following blogs:

1. Daisy Collins- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com

2. Kimberly Pate ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com

3. Hannah Perry - http://theperrylane.blogspot.com

4. Maria Neilsen Levine - http://riacreations.blogspot.com  --- YOU ARE HERE!

5. Leslie Owens- http://ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com/ -- NEXT STOP ON THE HOP!

6. Adelle Naylor - http://anoriginalcrafts.blogspot.com

7. Monica Scrapstreasure- http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

8. Tricia Colon- http://mycrazybubble.blogspot.com

9. Veronica Meras- http://createdbymeras.blogspot.com


We would also love to invite you to show us your creations using sketches by Tsunami Rose by joining our Facebook group! We love to see what others create!


That's all for now!

Maria

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday!

TGIF!  Who is ready for some friends with flair Unity/{ippity} style?  


Today I want to share with you a second eyeglass case I made using the newest {ippity} kits:



Back side:



On this case I used the kits: Angie Girl: Dream with Your Heart; Bloom & Simplify.  In the background I started with some white tissue paper which I stamped the Christy Tominlinson stamp called Distressed Quilt.  




Be sure to swing on by the UNITY STAMPS site and check out all the {ippity}.  To order you just need to pick a CHICK!  I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick - Maria Levine.  Then come join my Facebook fan page HERE.

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Maria



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Unity's April Color Challenge!

Each month Unity Stamp Co.  offers a new challenge over on their blog.  This month is a color challenge:  PinkGreen, and Off White.  I rec'd some new goodies from last week's HUGE warehouse sale so I combined some stamps from that with some {ippity} and came up with this:



The big butterfly is from the kit Moment by Moment.  Yes it is large and I couldn't resist especially when the kit was on super sale last week.  I LOVE butterfly stamps so this was a must have.  The panel underneath the butterfly was created with little butterflies in the Moment by Moment kit and the text is the wonderful text from the last {ippity} release in the kit called:  Bloom & Simplify.  The pink flower on the left I created by rolling up some fabulous lace(and button) from Creating is Fun and adhering it to peel n stick adhesive.  


Be sure to swing on by the UNITY STAMPS site and check out all the {ippity}.  To order you just need to pick a CHICK!  I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick - Maria Levine.  Then come join my Facebook fan page HERE.

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Maria



Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Monday!

Today I have a very simple card to share with you using a fun image from Queen Kat Designs.  I cut out using my nestablities just a part of the image after coloring.  Then I decided to get my polka dots on and used some Echo Park paper as my background.  Finally some simple ribbon and fantastic buttons from Creating is Fun adorns this card.

Check it out:


I didn't add a sentiment to this card but so very easily when needed I can do just that in the right hand corner.

Well thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Raining Happy

Hey there!

Today I want to share with you a fun and bright card one of my DT members Vicki made!  Check this out:


I just love love that burlap!  I may have to case this one!  Here Vicki used the {ippity} itty bitty called Raining Happy!

Be sure to head on over to the Unity Website and pick me MARIA LEVINE as your {ippity} chick!  Lots of sales going on also!



That's all for now!

Maria

Saturday, April 21, 2012

JUST US GIRLS COLOR CHALLENGE


This week we have a super fun and bright color challenge for you!  HOT PINK, LIME GREEN and ORANGE!

My kids always like to ask me what is your favorite color but really I never had a favorite color.  It all depends my favorite color for clothing?  Then I'm boring and say black but in crafting I LOVE these type of bright colors!

Here is what I came up with:

Now that is simple and fun!  I made that pink flower using lace from CREATING IS FUN and the gold plate you see underneath is from a button from CREATING IS FUN.  I basically was able to take the "button" part of the button off of the gold plate and then adhere my lace flower in it.  

Closeup:

My sentiment is from {ippity} called Something Groovy.  There is a big warehouse sale this weekend over at Unity be sure to check it out and toss some {ippity} in your cart!  I want to be YOUR {ippity} Chick!  Pick ME MARIA LEVINE when ordering! :-)


THEN HOP ON OVER TO MY FACEBOOK FAN PAGE!  I SHARE ALL THINGS {IPPITY}!

Now be sure to head on over to the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and check out what the DT came up with for this challenge!  Be sure to go leave them some love on their blogs they so deserve it! 

That's all for now!

Maria




Friday, April 20, 2012

Friends With Flair Friday

Hey there!  Today is Friday and time for another Friends with Flair!

Today I am going to share a card with you!  I know I've been all over the mixed media and I love it all!  But here is a nice Mother's Day card:

I used the pretty flowers from the new {ippity} kit called Angie Girl: Dream with your Heart!

I added some bling to the flowers and the sentiment is from a Unity Stamp of the Week.

Be sure to head on over to UNITY this weekend and get your new {ippity} and pick ME - Maria Levine as your {ippity} Chick and then check out the warehouse sale going on!  LOTS of great stuff at great discounts!

THEN head on over to Facebook and come like my fan page:  GOT {ippity}? - Maria Levine's {ippity} Fan Page.






Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dream



Last Thursday was the amazing April {ippity} stamps release!  This release is amazing!  I keep using these sets on many things.  I've been doing alot of stamping on tiles, eyeglass cases, small purses.

Today I wan to share with you a tile piece that I created.  This measures 3x6 and I put a hook in the back for hanging.  I'm attending 2 craft fairs this spring so I am going to bring these items with me.

Here it is:


I used Angie Girl on this one!

Check out this fabulous release:











Order YOUR new {ippity} today and PICK ME Maria Levine as YOUR {ippity} CHICK!





TILL LATER!!

MARIA

Monday, April 16, 2012

Creating is Fun Mother's Day Blog Hop


Welcome to the Creating is Fun Mother's Day Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Leticia's blog then you are on the

BLOG HOP ORDER
Maria - YOU ARE HERE.


Be sure to head on over to the Creating is Fun shop and save 40% off using coupon code: Aprilfun40

Here is a Mother's Day Set I made. I used a small wooden plant container and decorated it, added a ceramic tile magnet in it. Then made a matching card. The paper I used was actually cool wrapping paper that my daughter's birthday present was wrapped in. I saved it and I think it's more of a handmade paper then wrapping paper. The CIF lace I used is HERE. I also used buttons from Creating is Fun.


Closeups:




Be sure to continue on this wonderful hop and head on over to Lorrie's blog and check out what she has in store. Be sure to hop on this entire hop there may be a chance at prizes along the way! Thanks for stopping by!

 Maria

Paper Cupcakes Challenge

It's time today for my second Paper Cupcakes Challenge as Guest Designer!  This week's challenge is to case another design team member.  I picked Shirley's card here:


From it I went with the layout so I used it as a sketch.  For this challenge we used this week's FREEBIE image which is this great image:

Here is what I came up with:


I thought this would make a great card for a bridal shower perhaps.  The sentiment is mine printed from Word on my computer.

Be sure to swing on by There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes for more information and inspiration from the entire Paper Cupcakes DT!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Francis Mary & Cornelius: Your chance to be Royalty!

WANT TO BE A PART OF A DESIGN TEAM?  QUEEN KAT DESIGNS is hiring check it out:


Francis Mary & Cornelius: Your chance to be Royalty!: Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. (www.katstamps.com) announces its latest search for loyal, dedicated and excited Royal Court members!

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Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. (www.katstamps.com) announces its latest search for loyal, dedicated and excited Royal Court members! You must be a STAMPER and card maker to apply. We are a stamp manufacturer that makes laser etched rubber stamps. We are looking for people who LOVE to stamp and can do so on a deadline with a smile

*Must love to color!*
*Must be able to do a minimum of 4-6 cards a month*
*Must be able to blog 1 time a week on your own blog*
*Must be able to blog 1 time a week on one of our company blogs*
*Must be able to participate on our Facebook Fan Page each week*
*Must be able to post your own creations to our online gallery*

Work Description:
*4-6 Hand stamped cards a month (photographs only, you keep your cards)
*1 Blog post a week on your personal blog (using 1 of the cards you made for your monthly quota)
*1 Blog post on one of the 2 Queen Kat Designs Blogs or the Fan Page ( Francis Mary Blog or the QKD Company blog, you will be assigned to 1 of the blogs upon hire)
*Participation on the QKD Facebook Fan page at least three times a week
*Check in on the Court’s private message board at least 3 times a week to make sure you’re up to date

Perks of the team:
+Worldwide exposure to your work through our blogs and online idea gallery
+Free rubber stamps each month of your term
+30% off any rubber stamps in our online store for your term (this also includes fabric blocks and iron on transfers)
+And more…
Please see info below and take your time to prepare a well thought out application.
Make 3 cards showcasing your best work and blog about them on your blog with a link to the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court Call. (Cards must be new for this call and can use any stamps and products you want. Of course we are partial to QKD stamps but welcome submissions with any stamps.)
b. Email us the link to your blog post to: royalcall@katstamps.com with the following (all in 1 email please!)
c. Include the following information in the body of your email: Your full name, mailing address, phone number, blog or website address, email address. Current bloggers only! This call is open to anyone in the WORLD!!.
d. Provide one paragraph about yourself telling us about you and make sure your personality shines through.

General Questions…
1. Would you say you are primarily a stamper or a scrap booker?
2. How long have you been stamping/ scrapbooking?
3. Have you participated in any other design teams? If so, please explain (guest designer, regular designer, for store, for manufacturer, for kit company), and if currently on other teams, please list those teams and your commitment. Please list the work load and the length of your commitments as well as names of companies.
4. What is your motivation for participating in our design team? (Be candid)
5. Do you currently own any Queen Kat Designs stamps? If not, why not? (Please be candid)
6. Are you able/ willing to make at least one post per week to promote our products?
7. Are you able/ willing to commit to a 6 month term with QKD at this time?

Applications are due by May 5th at 10am MST
New Royal Court members will be contacted by May 7th via email.

Please send everything in 1 email to: royalcall@katstamps.com

Just Us Girls Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another fun challenge with JUST US GIRLS!  This week Lisa is our technique hostess!  This week's challenge is from  Stamp TV and it's called Sponging a Layer.  You can watch the video from Gina K and Stamp TV here to learn the technique and then play along.

Here is what I did with some newly released {ippity}:

The flowers in the middle are from a new set from {ippity} called Angie Girl: Dream with your heart and the sentiment on the bottom is from a set called Be Brave... Branch Out.  





Be sure to visit the JUGS DT for loads of inspiration for this fun technique challenge and then come play along with us!

Just Us Girls Design Team



How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS132. 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 19th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.


Be sure to get your BUNDLE today and remember you can order UNITY along with your {ippity}!  AND PICK ME Maria Levine as YOUR {ippity} CHICK!





TILL LATER!!

MARIA

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday!



Were you guys at the new {ippity} release in the SCS forum last night!  What fun!  I was bouncing between that, Facebook and Pinterest.  Oh my!  In case you missed it check it out the new releases you will want to get!



NOW to check out this AWESOME release:









Here is another creation using Angie Girl.  This is created on a wood block.  I went to Home Depot and picked out a big ole 2x4 and asked the guy to cut it down into pieces! He thought I was nuts! But it was perfect for me!  This is also another idea I got from that great class I took the Wild Art of Abandonment with Christy and Junelle!


On the back of it I used another wonderful Unity sentiment:



My embellishments are from my friends store CREATING IS FUN!  LOADS of great trims there, check it out!!


Be sure to get your BUNDLE today!  AND PICK ME Maria Levine as YOUR {ippity} CHICK!





TILL LATER!!

MARIA

Thursday, April 12, 2012

{ippity} NEW RELEASE NIGHT!

It's that time of the month again!  NO not THAT time it's time for the monthly {ippity} release!! EEKK!  I'm so excited about this release!  WONDERFUL stamps as always!

You are hopefully in the middle of the {ippity} Chick hop and came from Andrea's blog!  

In case you get lost here is the full hop list:
{ippity} blog 
angie - {stampsings of the shug} **you are here!**
jennifer -  mitten's papercrafting
 barbara - {ippity} do da
 rona - a little inspiration from rona
anita - anita be stampin
mary - mary's creative journey
 susan - paper and joy
  jen - jens cup of creations
 noelle -noelle scraps alot
heather f. - i heart {ippity}
 jenmarie - taylor-made by jenmarie
 cheri - the paper freak
 lisa - schnauz scraps
andrea - ippity stamps 4 you
maria - ria creations
rebecca - blooming pink
althea - aj's designs
crystal - crystal's craft corner
joan - tails in the stamp room
christine - christine's creative therapy
{ippity} blog 

NOW to check out this AWESOME release:







How amazing is this???? OMG I am in heaven! Now I have a project to share with you! I took the Wild Art of Abadonment with Christy Tominlinson and Junelle Jacobson. LOVED IT! One thing that Christy did was alter an old wallet! SO I pulled out an eyeglass case/pouch and altered that! I've actually altered a few things now and love it!


Meet Angie Girl, doesn't she look darling on this pouch!  Perfect to hold your glasses but also what about pencils and pens and some crafty items to take with you!

Here is the back using Let your Heart Take Flight:

SO IN LOVE!  These stamps are huge and wonderful!  PERFECT for card making as well as mixed media and all sorts of altered art!  What about in your art journal!  

Be sure to get your BUNDLE today!  AND PICK ME Maria Levine as YOUR {ippity} CHICK!



STOP ON BY TOMORROW FOR FRIENDS WITH FLAIR AND MORE FUN USING THIS NEW RELEASE!

NOW HEAD ON OVER TO REBECCA'S BLOG TO CONTINUE ON THE HOP!!

TILL LATER!!

MARIA