Saturday, February 22, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

HI there!




This week I received my new Paper Smooches stamps and dies!


So I thought I'd play along in this week's Paper Smooches Challenge which is Anything Goes.  

Here is a simple card I came up with:


I paper pieced this cutie pie.  I love owls so I had to get this set.  I didn't get a chance to use the dies yet but they are super cool!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Just Us Girls Inspiration Challenge

Hi JUGs fans!  It's Lisa here with our Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I've chosen a photo that I think you can get so much inspiration from.

Here's a closer look at the photo so you can see more details.


Here is what I did using Unity Stamps:



♥♥ Just Us Girls Design Team ♥♥
Melissa Hubert, February Guest Designer.
Lisa


Just a reminder:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our February challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of April.

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, JUGS229. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 27 . The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along.  We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blog Hop Winner!



Hey there crafty friends!  It's time to announce my winner from Friday's Mixed Up Media Chix blog hop!  Thanks to all who hopped with us and left us all wonderful comments!  It's always so very nice and encouraging to hear from you!

The winner for my blog hop prize is:

JPSCRAPS - http://scrapcloset.blogspot.com  

Please contact me riann1973 at yahoo dot com 

Stay tuned for more fun blog hops with the Mixed Up Media Chix.  Want to come join our FB group?  We'd love to have you and you can get in on our next hop! Let's try to do this more often!

Thanks all!

Maria

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Just Us Girls Color Challenge



It's Saturday and time for another fun challenge with JUST US GIRLS!  This week is color week and check out the great photo above!  It's your choice of 3 colors!  How cool is that?

Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamp Co Stamps:




Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT for loads of inspiration!



Guest Designer - Melissa Hubert


Vicki





Just a reminder:  if you win Chic of the Week in any of our February challenges, you could  be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of April. 

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, JUGS228. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 20 . The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along.  We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!


Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Maria

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mixed Up Media Chix BLOG HOP and Friends with Flair Friday

Happy Valentine's Day!


Today the Mixed Up Media Chix's are hopping!  It's been awhile since our last mixed media hop so we are back at it in 2014!  I invite you to come join us in our FB group to share your creations and get in on our hops!


Here is my Mixed Media piece I created on  canvas board measuring 6 x12.




I cut out the the hearts using the Stampin Up Framelits Hearts Collection dies using some SU pattern papers and some from DCWV.  On the small hearts I added Mod Podge Dimensional Magic for shine and dimension.  Then on the larger of the smaller hearts I sprinkled some Stickles Dry Fine Glitter before the Dimensional Magic dried:

Dimensional Magic and Glitter on the left heart and just the Dimensional Magic on the right heart

A view of the heart with just the Dimensional Magic

For my base/background I used various Dylusions Sprays by Ranger and various stencils.  Then added lots of stamps from Unity Stamp Co. - Friday is also Friends with Flair on the Unity Blog!

Today we have 9 of us hopping:

This is our Official Order:

  • Maria Levine -  http://riacreations.blogspot.com - YOU ARE HERE!
  • Francine Rossoni - www.thevellumjar.blogspot.com
  • Lisa Hetrick - http://www.lisahetrickdesign.com/in_the_studio/
  • Angeline Choo - http://scrappyscrappy.blogspot.com
  • Mona Pendelton - http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com
  • Laurie Finch - http://lifeandlafter.wordpress.com
  • Rebecca Daniels - http://www.bloomingpink.blogspot.com
  • Julie Odil - http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com
  • Tameko Mays - http://www.creatingmypeace.com


  • Be sure to go through the whole hop for a chance to win some goodies! In the event someone is not posted please just continue on, sometimes at the last minute life gets in the way.

    I'm giving away this fun stuff and there may be more prizes along the way.  Winner will be announced Tuesday February 18.


    So head on over to Francine's blog for some Mixed Media inspiration!

    Thanks!

    Maria

    Sunday, February 2, 2014

    Unity Be Inspired Challenge

    Happy Superbowl Sunday!  I'm getting a little crafty time in before it's time for some beer, pizza/wings and commercials! LOL!

    I decided to get on board and play along with the Unity Inspired Challenge this month.  I wanted to do the scrapbook layout but didn't want to go "traditional" so I created my background as I would in my art journal using my Dylusions sprays!

    Check out this great challenge, and you can play along also HERE.  I picked the Scrappy sketch in the lower right corner.


    Here is what I came up with:


    I used pop dots to create dimension with the photos and the Authentic banner above the pics.


    These are the supplies I used on this page:


    Thanks for stopping by!

    Maria

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

    Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge

    This week is Sketch Week at JUST US GIRLS!  I'm the hostess this week and came up with this sketch:



    Here is what I did with this sketch using an Itty Bitty by Unity Stamp Co called Be Cool & Be Mine. Yes it's an Owl again, I do love owls! :-)



    I layered the heart, I have a slight obsession with dimensionals:


    Be sure to head on over to the JUGS team and leave them some love for their wonderful creation as well:

     Melissa Hubert - February Guest Designer
    Marisa
    Sue V.
    Sue T.
    Vicki



    Just a reminder:  if you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of March. 

    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, JUGS226. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

    Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 6 . The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along.  We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!


    Thanks for stopping by!

    Maria