Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Unity Fab Feature Wednesday!

Today is Unity Fab Feature Wednesday!  Yes Happy Halloween but today we are showcasing a Christmas set! LOL!  This is Gingham Christmas Greetings:


Using the kit I made a magnet set and gift box to match:




Be sure to swing on by the Unity Opportunity Blog for more inspiration!  Then head on over to UNITY STAMP CO and order yours today!  While there be sure to check out the full Unity line!  When you order please mention me MARIA LEVINE in the comments section of your order as your chick!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Turkey Fun!

This week our  Just Us Girls challenge is an inspiration challenge! Check out this awesome fall photo:




I just love the fall colors.  I pulled out some of my favorite fall pattern papers and colors along with this fun Turkey from Unity Stamp Co. and came up with this:


close up :



Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT blogs for great inspiration:
Lynn
Elise


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 to a 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 use the keyword or tag, JUGS160.  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, November 1. The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Maria

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday

It's Friday and time for another friends with flair!  I'm currently taking some of Christy Tominlinson's online classes.  I love her style and it's just fun watching all the videos.  I've taken many and I think I have the hang of her techniques but I love the idea of a new "lesson" being posted each week and new videos to watch.  Just a little something fun to look forward to.  Her classes are open for a year once you sign up which is fabulous as well.  This week the Wild Art oAbandonment 2 started.  You can find out more about her classes on her blog HERE.

Anyhow here is a pumpkin I made on 6x12 canvas board from the last class called Pumpkins & Cider. 

Here is my pumpkin guy:


I used all Unity Stamps on this guy for texture in the background.  I love making art like this and working in art journals.



Thanks for stopping by today!

Maria

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge

Hey there!  This week I played along with the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps sketch challenge.  I was asked to make a card for someone my husband works with for an 8 year old who is having a "makeup" type party.  I used Girly Girl Cookie for this card.

First here is the sketch:

Here is my card:


I had makeup themed papers in my stash by DCWV that are perfect for this.  And what's better than pink and purple for an 8 year old girl.  Then of course I HAD to make the nail polish red glitter nail polish!  I guess I didn't go with the spin specifically but you can say movies are glamorous and this mouse sure is!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Maria

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This week over at Stamping With the Oldies we are going with a Halloween theme.  While cleaning my stamping area today I came across some stamps from Outlines that were brand new and never inked!  2 of them are Halloween stamps so of course I used it for this week's challenge.

I used some old halloween paper in my stash and fibers which I haven't used in forever!



Go look in your stash and I'm sure you will find something that is suitable for Halloween that hasn't been used in a long time!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Maria

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Marissa is our hostess this week for Just Us Girls and it's color challenge week.  Check out these wonderful colors:


For this I pulled out some new Christmas paper I got from Websters Pages.  I tried to grab colors that are very similar to our  colors here.  Maybe not 100% exact but I think comes close enough.



Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT blogs for great inspiration:
Lynn
Elise


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 to a 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 use the keyword or tag, JUGS159.  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, October 25th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop Sketch Challenge

I played with the sketch from the Sweet Stamp Shop for their challenge.  Here is the sketch:


I just received some new stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop and I used the set called Haunted House and papers by Canvas Corp.

Here is what I came up with:


Be sure to visit the Sweet Stamp Shop blog for future challenges and great inspiration!

Till later!


Maria

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dolphin Love

I love Dolphins.  I'm not a swimmer or big fan of the beach or anything but for some reason years ago I fell in love with dolphins.  Before I had kids running around I had dolphins things all over.  I used to collect dolphin knick knacks etc.

So when I saw this image Maigan Lynn created for Queen Kat Designs with included a dolphin I was in heaven!

Meet Nami:


Here is a simple card I made using this great image:


Be sure to check out all the great images over at Queen Kat Designs!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Stamping With The Oldies - Mixed Media Fun

Have you been checking out Stamping With the Oldies?  There are lots of fun projects daily to inspire you to use what you have in your stash!  Use that paper you have sitting there hoarding!

I love to work on mixed media on canvas and in journals.  I have been inspired by the art and classes of Christy Tominlinson and Melody Ross.  Today I have a project created on an 8x10 canvas board.

This is using papers I found in my stash I totally forgot about.  I know I purchased it a while ago it's a Melody Ross paper pack.  I think I got it at Joannes but never used it.  All the images I used including the words are from this paper pack.


There is alot of stamping texture on this as well.  On the left I used a Tim Holtz stamp which I had never inked up!  I also used some old Unity on it as well.  Above the word "She" is a metal SU brad I found in my stash which I hot glued to the board.


Be sure to head on over to Stamping With the Oldies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop Fun

At one point I was into making small plaques out of bathroom tiles.  When I received new stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop - Under the Sea set I knew I wanted to make one with them.

Here is what I came up with:


Close up:


Very simple way to create a small fun decoration.  My daughter loves mermaids so she likes this one.

Be sure to check out The Sweet Stamp Shop and all the stamps they have.  A new release is coming soon as well!

Till later!

Maria

Friday, October 12, 2012

13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop Day 12


Welcome to Day 12 of the 13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop with Queen Kat Designs!  If you arrived here from EMILY'S Blog then you are on the right track!  If not head over to the QKD BLOG to start the hop from the top!

Today's theme is zombies!  I used Maigan Lynn's image called EDNA:



I am hoping it's ok that this can qualify in the zombie category.  But here she is simply put.  Now continue on this fun Zombie blog hop and head on over to Teresa's Blog to see what she cooked up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Paper Smooches Challenge


This week is sketch challenge time at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge called Designer Drafts Challenge.

Here is the sketch:


Here is how I interpreted the sketch:


When I first looked at the sketch I saw 2 sides which made me think of two types of paper with a triangle on the bottom.  I went with Christmas papers for fun so it can be a generic holiday card.  I decided to add buttons to the top just because.  The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye and I used two paper smooches sets called:  Chubby Chums and Perpetual Bliss.


This is one of the cards I am going to submit for their DT call as well, fingers crossed!

Well that's all for now!

Maria

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop Day 9



Welcome to the 13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop Day 9!  If you arrived from Emily's blog then you are on the right track! 

Today the theme is CUTE HALLOWEEN! I decided to use the newly released image by Maigan Lynn called Nami:



This can go into the cute category right?  I went with traditional Halloween colors but I think it keeps it cuteness!

Be sure to go on this fun hop!  If you get lost head on over to the QKD BLOG to start the hop from the top!

Next stop:  Kristi  

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Woodsy Fun

Happy World Card Making Day!

It's time for another Just Us Girls Sketch challenge this week.


This week I played along with the Paper Smooches Trend Watch challenge.  Check out this great inspiration for the challenge:


Using Chubby Chums here is what I came up with:


For the Paper Smooches challenge I went with some of the colors which gives it a woodsy feel along with the owls I think it works.  This is going to be one of the cards I submit for the DT call as well.  

More views:



Be sure to head on over to the JUST US GIRLS DT to see what they cooked up for this great sketch challenge!



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 use the keyword or tag, JUGS157. 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, October 11th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday

TGIF!  This week for Friends with Flair Unity Style I have a mixed media canvas to share with you.  I recently signed up for Christy Tominlinson's new online classes and the first one was called Cider and Pumpkins!  Lots of great ideas for Halloween and the fall!

Here is my take on one of her lessons making pumpkins this is an 8 x10 canvas



This is done with a painted background I used a Crafters Workshop stencil in there as well.  The pumpkins are made from different types of paper.  The stem is burlap which I sprayed with a green ranger spray.  The leaves is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co as well as any other stamps you may see.  I used lots of different Unity Stamp backgrounds on the canvas.  On the big pumpkin it says "Harvest of Memories".  The title "fall" in white is a rub on that I had in my stash for sometime.

Be sure to check out Unity's New and improved website.  It's looking great and I know they are still working on it.  Yesterday there was a Phyllis Harris release which looks wonderful.  Tomorrow is World Card Making Day and there will be lots going on at Unity for that!


When ordering please pick me as your chick!  But for now while the site is being updated put my name Maria Leine in the comments section when ordering, I would greatly appreciate it!

Till tomorrow!

Maria



Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stamping with the Oldies

This week I for my Stamping with the Oldies challenge I inked up a My Favorite Things stamp that I have had in my stash forever but NEVER inked.

I made a tag using this cute girl:


I cut out the tag on white cardstock.  The background pink paper is an old Stampin Up pad I had and the 2nd layer of pattern paper was a random piece in my stash.  I paper pieced her dress and the mushroom and added stickles to her wand and wings.

Come on over to Stamping with the Oldies and get inspired by using your stash of stamping stuff!

Till later!

Maria

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Queen Kat Designs Halloween Blog Hop



This is day 3 of the 13 Days of Halloween Blog hop with Queen Kat designs!  Today the theme is the color purple!  If you arrived here from Stephanie's blog then you are on the right track!  If not head on over to the Queen Kat blog to start this hop from the top!

I have been making cute little tile decorations lately using bathroom tiles and I made one for the hop using a tile sized 3x5 and the Queen Kat image called Saints and Sinners.



Be sure to continue on this hop and hop on over to Emily 's blog to see what she cooked up!


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria