Saturday, December 28, 2013

Just Us Girls Inspiration Challenge


This is my take on the photo inspiration.


  I used Unity Stamps on mine the Time Well Spent kit.  Tim Holtz Embossing folders to emboss the gold paper.  


Be sure to check out what the JUGS DT did as well:

Jan Del Bone, December Guest Designer

Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!!  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!   


How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS221. 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, Jan 2.  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.


Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Just Us Girls Color Challenge



It's color challenge week at JUST US GIRLS!  I went with one more Christmas themed card using a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co and some awesome paper from Recollections.  I know there is a little more green in there than I would have liked based on our colors this week but I thin I had the other colors basically covered so I went with it because it is such nice paper.


Be sure to check out what the JUGS DT did as well:

Jan Del Bone, December Guest Designer


Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!!  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!   


How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS220. 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, Dec. 26th.  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.


For all those celebrating have a very 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friends with Flair Friday!

It's been a while since I've posted for Unity FWF!  Things have been super busy with the kids activities and starting my Stella & Dot business.  But I'm working on getting back to stamping and journalling regularly so I can post often!

Today I'm sharing a very super simple boys birthday card I made for my son who didn't want to make one.  I only had 5 mins to do something so that is why it super simple.


We were in a hurry other wise that green section would have gotten something :-) The  Twine is from the Twinery and the sold card stock is Stampin Up and the pattern card stock I believe is Basic Grey.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge

This week is sketch challenge week at Just Us Girls and I'm the hostess.  Check out this sketch I came up with:



Here is what I came up with using an old stamp from Unity Stamp Co.





Let's check out what amazing creations the Design Team came up with:

Guest Designer, Jan Del Bone


Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!!  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!   

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS218. 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, Dec. 12th.  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 with us this week!   We can't wait to see what you create!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Just Us Girls Photo Inspiration Challenge

It's inspiration challenge week over at Just Us Girls this week.




Here is what I came up with pulling from the colors and images in this fabulous photo:





Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls DT:

                                                                              Cheryl                                                                                       



Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!!  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!   


How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS21t. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, November 28th. 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, November 9, 2013

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

Hello JUGs fans!  This week is technique week at Just Us Girls and we have a simple technique create a background of words.  Check out this technique done on this video from Jennifer McGuire, which you can look at to get more inspiration.  


Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:



We are happy to announce our November Guest Designer;

Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls Design team for loads of inspiration:

 Vicki














Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!!  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS214. 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 14th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.



Saturday, November 2, 2013

Just Us Girls Sketch challenge

Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls Challenge

This week is sketch week at Just Us Girls!  Check out this amazing sketch:



Here is what I came up with using the Unity Itty Bitty called Sweet Christmas Wishes and paper by Basic Grey from their 15th and Pine Collection.







Swing on by the talented Design Team to see what they cooked up:



How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS213. 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 7th. 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 with us this week!  We can't wait to see what you create!



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Just Us Girls #212 - Photo Inspiration Week


This week is photo inspiration week at JUST US GIRLS!  Oh my I LOVE this photo!  I just love fall and the perfect crispness in the air!  
 

Here is what I came up with using the Unity itty bitty called Scarecrow Thankful for you.


Be sure to check out what the design team came up with:



Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!!  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!   


How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS212. 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 31st. 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 25, 2013

Friends with Flair Friday

Hey TFIG!  Ok so today I'm sharing a tag I made during the Unity tag week and I realized I never did share it here on my blog!  So what better time than on Friends with Flair Friday!!!




I created this tags using some Dylusions Sprays and various stencils in the background.  I colored this cute guy using markers and paper pieced the presents but added glitter for the hat, snow and buttons! This snowman is from the Unity Itty Bitty called Gifts Galore! 

Isn't he a total cutie?

Keeping it short and sweet like my snowman friend here!

Till later!

Maria

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Just Us GIrls Challenge

Welcome to Saturday and another Just Us Girls Color challenge! I've been MIA lately and haven't stamped much in the last month either. But I began a new business venture that I am excited about as a Stylist for Stella & Dot! It's a fantastic line of costume jewelry with 1/2 the line under $50. Anyhow, I realized that I haven't stamped in so long and thought my stamps were starting to think I was cheating on them with jewelry :-)

 This week we have a fantastic color challenge:


I used Unity Stamps on mine and unfortunately I had a tough time for some reason capturing a good photo but here it is:



Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls Design Team and leave some love for their fantastic projects!!


Then you will want to come play along with us hop on over to the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and check out the posting details to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, October 18, 2013

TGIF! Happy Friday!

I haven't played along with Friends with Flair in ages!  I've been super busy and haven't even stamped in a long while.  I've started a new business venture with Stella & Dot, a great affordable costume jewelry company! I invite you to come check it out and like my page on facebook.

Ok but enough and onto Friends with Flair Friday!  Halloween is right around the corner I can not believe it!  So I decided to play with the itty bitty called BOO-ti-ful DAY!  


I colored with markers and used some cool Halloween papers by Me & My Big Ideas.

Well that's all for today!  Hopefully I will get back in the groove!

Till later!

Maria

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge and Sponsor!

Happy World Card Making Day!!  

Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls challenge!  Here is the sketch:


This week we have an amazing sponsor - A Walk Down Memory Lane - $15.00 gift certificate.


A Walk Down Memory Lane (AWDML) is a full service stamping and scrapbooking store with both an online presence and a brick & mortar location. They have over 20,000 SKUs of stamps, papers, inks, mixed media tools and so much more. With an active blog and Facebook page you are never lacking for inspiration, and their weekly newsletter is full of more tips and tricks from around the industry as well as from their fabulous Design Team. They offer flat rate shipping, and a rewards program like none other. Check out the store to see all of the new CHA products rolling in!


Here is what I did with the sketch:


Be sure to check out what our fabulous DT came up with for this sketch:


How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS209. 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 10th. 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 with us this week!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Just Us Girls

It's Saturday and time for another Just Us Girls challenge!  This week is color week.


Here is what I created using these fab colors:


I used the Unity itty bitty called 

JUST US GIRLS DESIGN TEAM SEARCH INFORMATION
We are in our second week of searching for new design team members, so if you want to try out join our challenge and put DT next to your name so we know you are interested. If you entered last week, you can enter again this week!  The more of your creations we see the better!   Here are the details required to be a JUGs design team member.

You must be willing and able to play along with us each and every Saturday.
Host one of our challenges..... when it's your turn.
Have a personal blog you can post to.
Last, but not least.....leave some love for our wonderful participants.
The Design Team search deadline is Sept.26th. 

♥♥ Just Us Girls Design Team ♥♥



How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS207. 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, September 26th. 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 with us this week!




Saturday, September 14, 2013

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge


It's technique week at Just Us Girls!  This week Nancy is our hostess and we are doing the Grid Technique.  You can find a great tutorial here!

This is what I did using my new Unity Itty bitty stamps called Sweet Christmas Wishes.


Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG to see what all the girls cooked up and go to their blogs!

Now for some Exciting News!

The Just Us Girls Team is looking for some New Jug Heads  as we so fondly like to call ourselves!!

What is required to be on the JUGS Design team..... you might be wondering!

Well, it's rather simple!

You must be willing and able to play along with us each and every Saturday.
Host one of our challenges..... when it's your turn.
Last, but not least.....leave some love for our wonderful participants.

It's just that simple!

 If you think that you would be interested in being on this Awesome Team,
all you have to do is play along sometime in the next 2 WEEKS and
put DT next to your name when you link up your card.

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS206. 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, September 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. Thanks for playing with us this week!







Saturday, September 7, 2013

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge


It's Sketch week at Just Us Girls come and join us for some fun!


Here is what I did using Unity's itty bitty called: GOBBLE GOBBLE.


Check out what the DT cooked up:
Play along with us:

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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, JUGS205. 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, September 12th. 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 with us this week!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Let's Distress!

It's Just Us Girls Saturday!  Marisa is our hostess for wild card week.  This week we are distressing or going shabby on your card.

This week was a super busy one with the kids getting back to school.  I'm very much involved in the PTA and Girl Scouts for my kids.  They also are involved in 2 sports each so it's busy.  I took a gelli plate class with Diana Kovacs as well which was super fun.  Now to find time to play with my plate and continue art journalling and everything else I love to make!

Here is what I did with distressing using a tag, tim holtz distress inks and Unity Stamps:

My distress are the inks and I added water to it.  I also distressed the edges which I do ALOT on my cards and projects.

Here is a picture of my supplies:



Check out what the team did :





How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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, JUGS204. 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, September 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. Thanks for playing with us this week!

Well that is all for now! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Maria

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Just Us Girls Challenge

JUGS203 Photo Insp
It's photo inspiration week at Just Us Girls and Tangi is our hostess.  Check out the great photo above she picked out for us!  This just screams back to school!!  So I went with a simple back to school theme using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.



Elise

Tangii

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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, JUGS203. 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, August 29th . 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 with us this week!


That's all for today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, August 23, 2013

Unity Friends with Flair

It's Friday and time for Unity Friends with Flair!  This week on the Unity Show & Tell fb page Angela posted the Unity Inspired Challenge (colors) to play along.

Here are the colors:


So I played along with one of my newest itty bitty stamps called Scarecrow Thankful for you.


I tried to incorporate the colors the best I can but I think it worked out.

That's all for now!

Till later!

Maria

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Just Us Girls

This week is is color week using monochromatic blues.  I have to admit I made a fun halloween card using oranges thinking it was just for any monochromatic color.  So I made a new one:


The snowman is from an the Dec 2010 Unity Kit of the Month and the sentiment is from the kit called Snowglobe Wonderland.

Be sure to swing on by our awesome Design Team to see what they cooked up using this sketch:







How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] 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, JUGS202. 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, August 23rd . 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 with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friends with Flair and Itty Bitty Challenge


Today is Friends with Flair Friday and the last day to submit a card or tag for the Unity itty bitty a day challenge.

Here is what I came up with using the itty bitty Nobody Sweeter.



I used Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Real Red Stampin Up cardstock.  Pattern paper by Fancy Pants.  The ribbon I had in my stash.

Be sure to head on over to the UNITY STAMP CO Store for this week's GREAT specials and check this out NEW shipping rates that are fabulous:


Well that's all for now!

Maria

Monday, August 12, 2013

Unity Itty Bitty a day Challenge!

It's back this week Unity's Itty Bitty a day challenge!


All cards are to be posted in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook page.  Come play!


Here is a card I made using the itty bitty called Creepy Spooky and Scary.




Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friends with Flair Friday!!


Hey there Unity friends!  The summer has been super busy and I haven't had as much crafty time.  But this week I decided to start and make a few new things for my Etsy Shop.  I was making cupcake toppers.  I know Etsy is flooded with these but they are new in my shop so I figured hey you never know.

I love being crafty making cards, art journalling etc.  I always thinking what can I do with it.  On occasion I try for Design Teams and do like to get involved in challenges.  Every so often I think about putting together a class that I can teach.  Not sure that is up my alley though.  Maybe I should continue to make some more class like videos to practice.

Anyhow here is my submission for this week's FWF!




Well that's all for this week!  Maybe next week I'll have some more art journal pages for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Skulls

Hey there!

So I decided this week to get listing in my Etsy shop again and also make a few new items.  I'm also going to do a fair in the fall so having new things to bring is a good idea.

I just received one of the Sweet Stamp Shop newest and coolest sets called Dia De Los Muertos.  I'm not into the scary Halloween stuff or the Zoombie sort of stuff at all.  But there was something cool about this set including the skull.

So for my newest of items in my shop I am making cupcake toppers.  Here is what I did with this new SSS set:




Seriously how cool would these be at your next Halloween party??  Come visit me on ETSY - RIA CREATIONS.

That's all for now!

Maria