Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crafty Sale

Hey there!  

I'm going through my crafty studio and starting to list many things for sale at great prices.  Most of these items are brand new!  

I have Unity Stamps, Tim Holtz Products, Sizzix, Inkadinkado and Stampin Up!  

I listed everything on my blog on THIS PAGE HERE!  Any questions let me know!

Thanks for looking!

Maria

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating today! 

This week over at Stamping With the Oldies it is our grungy/distressed week.  SO, I decided to make a tag.  I pulled out some old Unity Stamps and came up with this:





I distressed all the edges for this.  Al the stamped images are from Unity Stamp Co and some were uninked!  They are all from old kit of the month sets.  The buttons are wood buttons I got at Michael's a long time ago as well.  I figured it was about time to make use of these items!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful turkey day!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria


Monday, November 19, 2012

Queen Kat Designs 6th Birthday Blog Hop Fun!



It's been 6 years already for Queen Kat Designs!   Today we are hopping to celebrate this great birthday!

If you arrived here from Vikki's blog then you are on the right track.  If not head on over the QKD blog to start the hop from the top!

For this hop I decided to make a Happy Birthday tag using one of Maigan Lynn's wonderful images.  This one is called Cheeky Cupcake.



I used a shipping tag as my base and the turquoise is from Stampin Up.  The pattern papers are from Basic Grey.  I colored her in using markers.

Now be sure to continue on this hop and head on over to JANIE'S BLOG!

Till later

Maria

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Just Us Girls Color Challenge



This week I'm the hostess for the Just Us Girls Color Challenge.  I picked some great fall colors for this week:  Pumpkin (darker orange shade), Olive Green, Brown, Ivory (for your neutral).

Here is what I came up with using some older Unity Stamps:


Be sure to check out what the JUGS team created as well.

Just Us Girls Design Team:


Jan Del Bone - November Guest Designer




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 on the Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS post.  If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS 163.  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 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  It's time for a little Friends with Flair Unity Style!  Be sure to swing on by the Unity blog for loads of inspiration from Unity friends!

Today I wanted to share a card I made for the Stampin With the Oldies blog.  These images are from the kit called Loads of Love.  



I used some old DCWV papers on this as well.

Be sure to check out Unity this weekend there is a HUGE 50% off sale going on!!!  You don't want to miss out!


There are also some amazing new releases as well:




When ordering tell them I (Maria Levine) sent ya in the comments section.

Well that's all for now!  Come back tomorrow for another fun Unity card and the new Just us Girls challenge!


Maria

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge



This week is technique week over at Just Us Girls.  Marisa is our hostess this week and we are making ribbon wreaths.  Here is the link to a great tutorial.

I have to say it took me 3 tries to actually "get" it!  LOL!  I almost gave up and then did it and love it. I think I will try again!

Here is what I came up with:


I used SU real read for the base.  The green pattern is from K & Company.  And the great santa in the middle is from a Tim Holtz seasonal pack.  I stamped using the set called Cocoa's Christmas from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.

Close up:




Check out the Just Us Girls Design Team:

Jan Del Bone - JUGS Nov Guest Designer







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 on the Linky Tools form at the bottom of the Just Us Girls post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS 162.  After you post so 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 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria




Friday, November 9, 2012

Friends with Flair and Mini Album

Hey there!  It's Friday and time for a little friends with flair.  I've missed a bit due to Hurricane Sandy but I'm back.

During the storm last weekend I attended CKU and met some great crafty friends and had a blast.  I came home inspired to make some scrapbook albums.  For one class which was all day we created a bunch of 8x8 pages for a scrapbook.  It was all using one great kit from Echo Park Paper called Everyday Eclectic.  So we used that collection along with some other accessories.  I loved doing  it that this week I decided to make my own little mini album.

I had a chipboard album from Michael's and had recently picked up one of Michael's brands - Recollections paper pad called Jolly Holiday.

Here is a quick snapshot of what I made:


Here are the pages:





I used just the paper pad (6x6) as well as Stampin Up Real Red.  I didn't use many stamps but I did use one big Unity Stamp on the 2nd to last page (which is why I figured it was ok to share for friends with flair).  This Unity Stamp is called Remember This Date (Echo Park).

The cool part is I typed up instructions for these pages and posted them on a new to me site called instructagram and I'm submitting them for a chance to win a Cameo!

You can check out all the details on Instructagram HERE!

Well that's all for now!

Maria

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Queen Kat Designs

Hey there!  Last night there was a new fun release over at QUEEN KAT DESIGNS.

I wanted to share with you a fun image created by Maigan Lynn for QKD.  This one is called Cheeky Cupcake:


I wanted to make this one bright so I went with a bright pink fun pattern.  I distressed the edges to rough them up a bit.

Be sure to swing on by the QKD store to check out all the great images!

Till later!

Maria