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

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Art journaling with the Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey there and happy Tuesday!

Today I wanted to share with you a page I made mixed media style using some stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop.


A few weeks ago I got into taking my white cardstock adding gesso then making background pages.  Then I thought it would be fun to add photos and do it scrapbook style.

This page uses Dylusions Sprays and many stencils from the Crafters Workshop.  Then I used the sentiment "Big Dreams" from the Sweet Stamp Shop set called Cityscape.  And in the center off the photo I used the set called "Today Was".  


Well that's all for now!


Maria

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Just Us Girls 200th Challenge

It's time for JUST US GIRLS 200th Challenge!  I'm excited to be hosting this week. Check out our sketch:

Graphic

What would a big milestone be without an awesome sponsor?  This week we have Inspired by Stamping!  One lucky person will receive a $15 gift certificate to their awesome store!




Here is what I came up with using some Unity Stamps!




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, JUGS200. 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 8th . 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 2, 2013

Friends with Flair Friday

Hello there!  This is going to be short and sweet today!  I wanted to share a very simple card I made.  After my birthday I was making Thank you cards, which are still on my desk to be mailed!  But since I Had to make a bunch I wanted to keep them somewhat simple.

Here is one I made using Bloom and Simplify and Favorite Sentiments.



Lots of fun stuff going on at Unity!  Sales, Challenges GIU!  Be sure to swing on by the Unity Show & Tell Facebook page for a fun daily itty bitty challenge going on.  And also come on by the Growing in Unity Page.

Well that's all for today!  Stop by tomorrow for the JUST US GIRLS 200th Challenge!

Maria

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop Fun

Well I made a card using some fun sets from the Sweet Stamp Shop.  I was going to toss this into the ring for their use your stash challenge but I only used one piece of old paper so I didn't want to call that a stash and I didn't take a picture of it.  But here it is anyhow, I love how it turned out.


Those girls are layered to pop up:



I used a paper pad from American Crafts.  The background pattern paper was in my stash I don't know who that is.

The Sweet Stamp Shop Sets I used:


Well that's all for now!  Coming soon I will share a mixed media scrapbook page I created with some Sweet Stamp Shop stamps!

TIll later!

Maria

Sweet Fun

I made a bunch of thank you cards to send out after my surprise birthday party.  For many of them I used some great images from the Sweet Stamp Shop!  

Here is a peek at some supplies I used to make my cards:


I pulled this Basic Grey pad out and have been using just this pad for the pattern paper.  I am pairing it with SU Cherry Cobbler and white.

Here is one of the cards I made:


Just some simple sweet fun.  I love mixing the paper patterns as well.  I'm also working on some other sweet things in my mixed media/journal style as well.  The Sweet Stamp Shop is having  their Fall DT call so of course I had to submit so we'll see...

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Maria