Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stars and Sparkle - Just Us Girls Challenge


It's time for another JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE!  This week I'm the hostess for our Wild Card Challenge!  With the 4th of July next week I thought it would be fun to have a challenge that can coincide with the holiday.  However, if you are not from the US please still play along and interpret the challenge in your own way!  The challenge is to use:  "Stars and Sparkle".

Here is what I came up with using this cute image from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps:


I added sparkle to the flag, to the mouse ears and the glitter "buttons" on bottom.  The pretty lace is from Creating is Fun.



I am also submitting this card to Jessica's Challenge as well!  Be sure to head on over to check it out!

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS Design Team and leave them some love!


Elise
Our June Guest Designer: Hannelie
 

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 the JUGS post.  If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS143. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.


Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 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.

That's all for now!


Maria

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Winner Winner!

OMG you guys!  I'm so sorry I didn't get a post up here with the winner from my GOT {ippity} DT blog hop!    I had posted it on my FB Fan PAGE HERE though.

ANYHOW,  the random winner from the blog hop is......


Congrats!!!

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

It's Saturday and time again for another fun JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE!  This week is inspiration day!  Check out the photo above?  Ahhh, summer picnics!

Here is what I came up with using this photo as inspiration:


The watermelon is an itty bitty from Unity Stamp Co and the sentiment is from the {ippity} kit called New Season, New Wonder.


Be sure to check out the Unity Garage Sale going on right now!  Drop some {ippity} in your cart while you are there and be sure to pick me MARIA LEVINE as your {ippity} Chick!



I would love to have you join us on my Got {ippity} page as well!


Now be sure to go check out what the JUGS team has created for this challenge!  Be sure to head on over to their blogs and leave some love!

Till later!

Maria



Friday, June 22, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday

Welcome to Friends with Flair Friday.  Today I have a super simple card to share with you.

I used some trim from Creating is Fun and pattern paper from Webster's Pages along with the sentiment from the newly released {ippity} kit called Dream to Be.

Be sure to check out the Unity Garage Sale going on right now!  Drop some {ippity} in your cart while you are there and be sure to pick me MARIA LEVINE as your {ippity} Chick!

I would love to have you join us on my Got {ippity} page as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Sweet Stop Challenge

Every Saturday the Sweet Stop (Sweet n' Sassy Stamps challenge blog) posts a new sketch.  Here is this past Saturday's sketch:


I used the set called Beach Bum Cocoa:

The spin for this sketch is to add texture soooo.....  I added glass glitter by SU as sand, some dry embossing on the side using the Swiss Dots embossing folder and the buttons from Creating is Fun has "sand" like texture on it which you can feel.  I thought these were the perfect buttons for a be achy scene.



Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Creating is Fun Summer Blog Hop!


It's that time again to hop along with the Creating is Fun Team! I'm thrilled to be a part of this fun wonderful team. Martha (owner) of Creating is Fun is fabulous and her trims are amazing! Be sure to go shop for all your trims and buttons at CREATING IS FUN!




This is a small hardback notebook from Michael's. It measures 6x6. I decided to alter it for a fun Summer Journal. I was thinking of adding the year as well but didn't in case I don't use it yet. I used ribbon, lace and buttons all from the shop. My pattern paper is from Echo Park. The stamped words are from Unity Stamp Co/{ippity} Stamps. I am an {ippity} chick with Unity so if you order {ippity} I'd love it if you pick me Maria Levine as your chick! Be sure to come like my {ippity} FB FAN PAGE.


Close up:



Be sure to head on over to the CREATING IS FUN FB FAN page and share you Summer Creations! Martha will be giving away some goodies for one lucky person!

Blog Hop Order:

Maria http://riacreations.blogspot.com/

If you missed any part of this fun hop head on over to Martha's Blog to start the hop from the top!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday

TGIF!  It's time for Friends with Flair Friday!!  DID you see the new releases on Wednesday night?  4 new {ippity} kits and a bunch new Unity!!  Be sure to check it out on the UNITY site and when ordering {ippity} I would love to be your {ippity} chick - Maria Levine.

Here is something I created using the new {ippity} release called Dream to BE:


This is also for this week's Chick Challenge sketch.  Check out the sketch:



NOW check out the {ippity} new releases:




And sales:


When ordering {ippity} be sure to pick me as YOUR {ippity} CHICK!  You can order on the UNITY PAGE - Maria Levine {ippity} CHICK!  I would also love to have you come "like" my {ippity} FB Fan Page - GOT {ippity}?

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Maria

Thursday, June 14, 2012

GOT {ippity} Design Team Hop


Welcome to the Got {ippity} Design Team Blog hop!  This month we are celebrating Summer with a Summer Themed Hop!  Before I share my creation did you know there was an {ippity} and Unity Release Last night!  FUN STUFF LOTS OF FUN STUFF!

First here is my summer card using the itty bitty live half FULL


Here is the official hop line up:


Maria Levine - YOU ARE HERE!

Julie Hoffman  - YOUR NEXT STOP!


Be sure to hop along and leave comments on everyone's blog!  On Monday June 18 I will randomly pick one winner to receive some {ippity} goodies!  AND we are looking for our JULY GUEST DESIGNER!  If you are interested create something with a Summer theme.  Would love to see some {ippity} but it is not required!  POST your submission on my Facebook page indicating it is your submission.  You have until June 29 to submit your projects.

NOW check out the {ippity} new releases:




And sales:


When ordering {ippity} be sure to pick me as YOUR {ippity} CHICK!  You can order on the UNITY PAGE - Maria Levine {ippity} CHICK!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

{ippity} New Release and Blog hop

It's {ippity} release time and time for the {ippity} Chicks blog hop!!  If you are arriving from heather f. - i heart {ippity}'s blog then you are on the right track!  If not head back to the {ippity} blog and start the hop from the top!

Here is a little something I made using the new release called Dream to BE.


Close up:

Official order of the {ippity} Chick's blog hop:

{ippity} blog 
mary - mary's creative journey
rona - a little inspiration from rona
jennifer -  mitten's papercrafting
patricia - my crafty creations
barbara - {ippity} do da
andrea - ippity stamps 4 you
jenmarie - taylor-made by jenmarie
angie - {stampsings of the shug}  **you are here**
christine - christine's creative therapy
cheri - the paper freak
heather f. - i heart {ippity}
maria - ria creations
rebecca - blooming pink
noelle -noelle scraps alot
aletha - aj's designs
lisa -  schnauz scraps
cyrstal - crystal's craft corner
{ippity} blog 


NEXT ON THE HOP IS Rebecca - blooming pink!


Are you ready for the new releases?







Be sure to order yours today over at the UNITY WEBSITE and pick me Maria Levine as your {ippity} CHICK!




Then head on over to FACEBOOK PAGE GOT{ippity}!


AND THERE ARE SALES:







NOW GO SHOP! 


Thanks for stopping by!


Be sure to swing back here tomorrow my GOT {ippity} design team's Summer Blog hop!!



NEW {IPPITY} TONIGHT!

TONIGHT there is a release party for NEW {ippity} and NEW UNITY!  Party in the SCS forum!  And an {ippity} CHICK BLOG HOP!






Join us tonight!  7pm CST / 8PM EST!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mixed Media with Sweet Stamp Shop

I was playing around with a little mixed media and the Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps.  I used the School's Out set.

On the left is a wooden block which I painted added some school themed papers and some stamps from School's Out.  One the right is an altered eyeglass case also using School's Out from Sweet Stamp Shop.
Isn't' this a great little year end gift for a teacher.  The block as wire on top of it so that it could hold a picture perhaps of the class:


The eyeglass case was altered with tissue paper and stamps and painted with acrylic paints.  It's a great case to carry pens, pencils or markers.



There is currently a DT call going on over at Sweet Stamp Shop so I think I will use these projects and throw my hat in the ring because hey you never know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge with Sweet n' Sassy stamps


Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls Challenge!  I'm am the hostess this week and picked a technique challenge for us.  It's called acrylic distress.  A great tutorial can be found on SCS HERE.  Mine didn't photograph all that well

Thursday night was the June release at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps!  There was a fun party in their SCS forum and some challenges posted.  Great new sets to check out!

I played along in Challenge #2 which is make it dimensional.  I LOVE adding layers of dimension to my cards.  Getting a good picture though is always a challenge.  Here is the card I made using the cute set called Woof You.


Here is a close up of the layers:


Basically the bottom brown circle is popped up.  Then I created dimension on the dog's face and nose all of which are separate layers.

I used SU and Basic Grey paper.  The brown lace is from Creating is Fun.

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG to see what the entire DT cooked up!!  Swing by their blogs as well they would love it!!!

That's all for now!

Maria

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friends with Flair

TGIF!  It's time for some Friends with Flair!  So I started collecting the Tim Holtz Distress Markers!  I was able to get them in packs of 5 at Michael's and with the coupon they came out to about 1.60 a marker!  Not bad.  I wanted to just mess around and play with them so on some water color paper i created this:


I used one of my crafty friend Angie Blom's sets called Bloom & Simplify.    I used the markers watercolor style to color the flowers and add the red along the edges.  I stamped the text over it using Memento ink London Fog.  And stamped simplify using Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Next week is a new {ippity} release on Wednesday!! We will have an {ippity} Chick blog hop then on Thursday June 14th my Design team will be hopping to a Summertime theme!!


The hop will start right here on my blog!  If you are not a fan already I'd love for you to swing on my my Facebook fan page called Got {ippity}!  I share lots of fun stuff there as well!

I would LOVE to be YOUR {ippity} Chick!  Just head on over to the UNITY SITE to order!  Click {ippity} Stamps then click on me Maria Levine.



If  you are confused feel free to contact me before you order or check out this great video created by Carisa one of the Unity Stamp TV DT members:




That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria