Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

To those who celebrate Merry Christmas!!!  I made this card for my mom. Today is also her birthday so it's a combined card.

I used an image from the (I believe) October Unity KOTM.

Merry Christmas!

Maria

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Color Week at Just Us Girls!

It's color week with Just Us Girls!  Check out this beautiful picture that has our colors in it:

Colours - Turquoise Purple Pink Neutrals
Can use all 5.




Here is what I came up with using sizzix dies and a stamp from Unity Stamps.


I wasn't quite sure how the colors would come together but not too bad.  I think I could have left out (or used a different color) the ribbon but what the heck.

Be sure to head on over to JUST US GIRLS and see what the design team cooked up this week and be sure to go leave them some love!

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  December challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of February.  Good luck!

How to play:  Please copy and use our graphic in 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 an online gallery, please use keyword JUGS#272.  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ hearing what you think of our challenges!

Please limit your entries to 3

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9PM EST on Thursday, December 18.  Our Chic of the Week will be announced the following Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, December 19, 2014

Warm Fuzzies

Hey there! TGIF!  I made a simple winter themed card for Friends with Flair Friday and Merry Monday challenge.

Here is what I created!  I used a snowflake embossing folder from  Sizzix and a great snowman itty bitty from Unity Stamp Co.  I also used some Stampin Up white flock.





Thanks for stopping by today!


Maria

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Just Us Girls



I'm up as hostess for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge and this week is Trend Week and the trend I picked is Mixed Media!

Here is my card:


I cut the tree using a sizzix die and pattern paper.  I used gloss gel and a tree stencil to create texture on the tree.  I couldn't quite capture it on camera but you can see the glossy trees on the tree.




Be sure to swing on by our blog - JUST US GIRLS and see what the gals created, go leave them some love as well!

I am also sharing this card over at Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station for the December challenge.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  December challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of February.  Good luck!

How to play:  Please copy and use our graphic in 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 an online gallery, please use keyword JUGS272 .  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ hearing what you think of our challenges!

Please limit your entries to 3 

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9PM EST on Thursday, December 18th.  Our Chic of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Owl

I just got a new little stamp set from Dare 2 be Artzy called Christmas Owl.  I love owls so I'm drawn to all the owl stamps I can find.

Here is a simple card I made:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge

I played along with this month's sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations!

Here is the sketch:


Here is what I created:


Closeup the center flower is glittery and sparkles:


I forgot to include it in the photo below but I used Wink of Stella on the middle flower.  It really does sparkle I tried my best to capture the glitter and shine.


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Just Us Girls Word Week




Sue is our hostess this week and our word is Sparkle!  So I pulled out some fun pattern paper that sparkles a bit, along with glitter dots and ribbon.  My sentiment even "sparkles" :-) and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co!






Be sure to swing on by JUST US GIRLS to see what the entire team has sparkling this week!

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  December challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of February .  Good luck!

How to play:
 Please copy and use our graphic in 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 an online gallery, please use keyword JUGS #270   .  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ hearing what you think of our challenges!


Please limit your entries to 3

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9PM EST on Thursday, December 11th.  Our Chic of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy HO HO HO!

I have a simple Christmas card today.  Have you played along in this month's challenge over at the Crafting Station Challenge blog?  The challenge is Winter Holidays / Snow!

Here is my HO HO HO card:




Be sure to head on over to Bluemoon Creations to pick up your HO HO HO stamp!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria



Monday, December 1, 2014

Mixed Media Mojo - December Challenge!



Welcome December!  I can't believe it's the holiday season already!  This month we have a new challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo for the winter holidays with a twist of ornaments.  


Here is what I came up with:



A view photos of my work in progress:

 I started with a round plain paper ornament from Micheal's and covered it with christmas pattern papers.  I inked over it using archival inks by Ranger and punchenella.


 I cut the tree using a Sizzix Tree die and Tim Holtz grunge board, then cut it out using some Christmas papers.  Inked over it.

Then using punchanella and glossy gel I created this


Then I cut out the reindeer using the Tim Holtz alterations die

Visit our amazing Design Team:





Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will come play along!

Maria

Mixed Media Card Challenge


Today also starts the December card challenge over at The Mixed Media Card Challenges!  This month's theme is Home and the optional element is Lace!

Here is what I came up with:


I started with some Ranger Watercolor paper and sprayed with some new sprays I got from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Using a tree die from Ranger I cut a tree but used the negative cutout, not the actual tree image.  Sprayed through the opening to create the green tree in the background.  I outlined it in black ink and stamped over it. The house is a stamp from The Stamps of Life which I paper pieced. And the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. I mounted it on SU Cherry Coobler paper.

Be sure to swing on by the Mixed Media Card Challenge to play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!
Maria

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Just Us Girls Anything Goes!

This week Vicki is our hostess for our Anything Goes Wild Card challenge at Just Us Girls!



Here is what I created using stamps from Unity Stamp Co and stickles glitter!




Swing on by the JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE BLOG and check out what the DT came up with this week!

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  November challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of January 2015 .  Good luck!

How to play:  Please copy and use our graphic in 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 an online gallery, please use keyword JUGS#269  .  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ hearing what you think of our challenges!

Please limit your entries to 3

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9PM EST on Thursday, December 4th.  Our Chic of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Just Us Girls

It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge!


Here is what I came up with.  I used a sizzix christmas tree die to cute the tree out using some DCWV glitter paper.  I edged the tree using a gold marker.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co and the sleigh in the upper left corner is a stamp from Michael's dollar bin and it's embossed in gold.


Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and check out what the design team came up with!

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  November challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of January .  Good luck!

How to play:  Please copy and use our graphic in 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 an online gallery, please use keyword JUGS268   .  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ hearing what you think of our challenges!

Please limit your entries to 3

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9PM EST on Thursday, November 27.  Our Chic of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Owl I want for Christmas....

TGIF!!  Happy Friday!!

I have an owl creation for the new challenge that starts today over at the CRAFTING STATION CHALLENGE!  The challenge is Winter Holiday / Snow!

I went with Christmas and used the Christmas Owl from the set called Owl for You.


I used various pattern papers.  I colored the little guy and used stickles on his hat and belt for some glittery shine.

I hope that you will come play along with the new challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

The Mixed Media Card Challenges - There's still time to play


Come play with our November challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenges!  This month the theme is Christmas with Bells as our optional element!

Here is what I came up with using a set from STAMPlorations:



I used a number stencil and light modeling paste to achieve the numbers.  The gold flakes are from Stampin Up.

STAMPlorations is our sponsor this month and there is a great prize!  Check it out:

Sponsor: STAMPlorations




Prizes:
1 winner - $15 gift certificate (randomly drawn from entries with optional element)
1 winner - choice of stamp set from select categories (randomly drawn from all entries)


Be sure to come play with us this month!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Maria



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Just Us Girls Color Week


Hey there is Color Week at Just Us Girls!  The colors are Red, turquoise, gold or yellow and any neutrals!

Here is what I came up with:


The cutie pie snowman is from Unity Stamp Co along with the sentiment. The gold I used is from Stampin Up stamping glitter - Champagne Glass.  The polka dots paper is from a pack I got at Hobby Lobby from the Paper Studio.  I used Spellbinders nestablities to cut out the circles. And the ribbon I had in my stash just randomly.

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS blog and check out what the design team did.  They always do an amazing job so be sure to go to their blogs as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria




Monday, November 10, 2014

Carvings Monday!

HI there!

Ok this past week I did carve a new stamp but didn't have time to create something with it.  But I wanted to share with you the carving:


I might try and clean him up a bit around the edges.  I kind of like the lines on his tie and sleeves so I might leave those.  I will have to create something with him soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Turkey Talk

Horray it's Thursday!!!  I'm up on the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station blog today!  Here is a cute turkey card I am sharing:



You can get this FREE DIGI today!  Go grab him! 

For this card I used Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler as my base, SU sizzix embossing folder, paper from the Apple Cider Collection from Imaginisce.  The brown layers are from Stampin Up as well and my ribbon was just from a spool of grosgrain from Michael's.  

Thanks so much for stopping by to see Mr. Turkey today!!  Have a great day!!

Maria

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Just Us Girls Word Week



This week is word week at Just Us Girls!  And the word is WREATHES.  I decided to stick with fall on my wreath and here is what I came up with:


The Owl and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co kit of the month for September.

Be sure to swing on by JUST US GIRLS to play along and go leave the DT some love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Mixed Media Mojo November

Hey there!  Thanks to all who played along in last month's MIXED MEDIA MOJO challenge!  Our Mixed Media Mojo Diva for October is:  KEELEY!

Keeley will be asked to join us as a GUEST ON OUR DT for December!  And going forward the Mixed Media Mojo Diva will be our guest the following month.  So get your creations in we would love to have you join us!

This month our Mixed Media theme is "THANKFUL"!  Create something mixed media, can be a canvas, journal page etc using this theme.


Here is what I came up with on an 8 x10 canvas:



My inspiration came from a canvas I saw in Hobby Lobby with a Turkey on it so I decided to create my own turkey canvas.

I didn't get pics of all my steps but here are a few:






Check out our DT:








Can't wait to see what you create this month!!!

Maria