Friday, May 30, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair Friday

Hey there it's time for Friends with Flair Friday!  Today I wanted to share with you another card I made using washi tape.


Just a simple card with some washi in the corner and a Unity Stamp!  My colored card stock is Stampin Up.


Happy Friday all!!!

I invite each of you to check out the new Challenge Blog I'm starting with a few stampy friends called Mixed Media Mojo!  The first challenge goes live THIS Sunday so don't miss it, we'd love to have you play along with us!!

Thanks!

Maria

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to the Unity Blog hop!!!  We got to use this week's SOTW


Here is what I came up with:




Be sure to hop with us.  Now stop on by to Anna's blog!

Official order of the blog hop!

Patti aka scrapunzel1
Heather Hoffman

One lucky hopper will receive a month of the Stamp of the Week!

Thanks for stopping by.

Maria

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Just Us Girls Inspiration Challenge!

It's Saturday and time for a little JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE!  This week is photo inspiration week.  



So I have been playing with Washi this week thanks to the Paper Crafts open auditions for Gallery Idol.  

Here is what I did for this challenge:


I've also been messing around with watercoloring which is what I did with these flowers and my distress inks.  The black and white background is the washi.  I just covered a scrap piece of white paper to create it.  Not pictured is the Tim Holtz watercolor paper I used with the flowers and Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The black ribbon is random from my stash and it's grosgrain ribbon.

Supplies:


Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls blog to see what the entire team cooked up and go leave them some love!

That's all for now!


Maria

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

Hey there!!  It's Friday and time for Friends with Flair Unity style!  Paper Crafts just held the open auditions for their gallery idol so I decided to get a few cards submitted.  The challenge was to use Washi.

Here is a card I made using washi:


I used a Tim Holtz Alteration die called "Heart Wings" for my man heart image.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co called Beautifully Confused, my Swiss Dots embossing folder and SU Real Red Cardstock.

I don't know that it will be a winning creation but I liked how it came out, I think the heart layered looks cool in washi!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Maria

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Watercoloring Fun

So I took the online class called Watercolor for cardmakers!  It was super fun and inspiring that I have been messing around with watercolors a lot.

Here is a card I made using distress inks as my "watercolor" medium:


Since distress inks react with water they are perfect for this type of coloring.

Here are some of the inks I used:


The stamped images are from UNITY STAMP CO, layers of life May set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fun with Washi

So we all have loads of wash tapes that we just collect and hoard!  I was excited when I saw that the Open Auditions for Gallery Idol (sponsored by Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking) was to use wash! I'm super psyched to have made a few cards to submit to this competition.  Cuz' hey you never know, you have to be in to win it!

Here is one card I made:

The hearts are made using paper covered in washi and cut out using the Stampin Up hearts.

Here are my supplies:


I also used yellow Dylusions sprays which didn't make my picture.  That great sentiment by Unity Stamp Co.


I'll share the others this week so stay tuned!  In the meantime I invite you to hop on over to my new Challenge Blog I started with a few stampy friends called Mixed Media Mojo! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Just Us Girls Color Challenge!





Kraft, orchid, white

Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:


Here are my supplies:


Be sure to swing on over to the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and check out what the entire design team came up with and how to play along with us!




If you haven't heard I along with a few other talented ladies have started a new Mixed Media challenge blog called MIXED MEDIA MOJO!  DT intros happened this past week and our first challenge will go live on June 1st and the 1st of each month after.  In between challenges once a week stop by on Wednesdays for some inspirational mojo from our DT members!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Unity Friends with Flair Friday!

TGIF and time for Unity Friends with Flair Friday!!!  So I on a whim signed up for a class called Watercoloring for Cardmakers.  I am so glad I did!  As you may have seen on my blog I have been messing around with watercolors just for fun and have a small dedicated journal where I draw and play.  I got into this by Tracey Weinzapfel.  

So here is a card I made based on one of the lessons from class using a stamp for watercoloring.


Close up:


Supplies I used:



The flowers I used are from the Unity Set called Insightful Meadows.  For a first time shot using my stamps and watercolors I'm happy with this card!  Can't wait to do more!




If you haven't heard I along with a few other talented ladies have started a new Mixed Media challenge blog called MIXED MEDIA MOJO!  DT intros happened this past week and our first challenge will go live on June 1st and the 1st of each month after.  In between challenges once a week stop by on Wednesdays for some inspirational mojo from our DT members!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Maria

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mixed Media Mojo



We are excited to get Mixed Media Mojo started!  The introductions to the design team have begun this week!  I hope that you will stop on by the MIXED MEDIA MOJO blog to check it out.

The first challenge will go live June 1 and every first of the month after that.  In between the announcements of challenges we will share some mixed media projects, ideas, links to cool sites online etc once a week to help get your mojo going!

Today I shared my bio and this journal layout I made awhile back:


Come check it all out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge.  This week our technique challenge is the Kissing Technique.


Here is what I did using Unity Stamps:


Here are supplies that I used:

Be sure to swing on but the Just Us Girls DT to check out their fabulous work:

Sharyn
Sue V.

Vicki
Marisa
Cheryl


Thanks for stopping by today!

Maria

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday

TGIF!  It's Unity Friday and time for Friends with Flair!  SO on Wednesday I signed up for the Watercolors for Cardmakers class from Online Card Classes. 

Here is a card I made using one of the watercolor techniques and my distress inks:


Here are the supplies I used:


I also used the swiss dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug and white Georgia Pacific.

I also have some fun crafty news to share!  You may have seen me post on Facebook but I have started a Mixed media challenge blog:

Introducing:


It will be geared to anyone interested in Mixed Media.  I think it's going to be great to try and draw in some carmakers who want to try new things.  We will have a challenge once a month and fun inspiration and ideas through out the month.  I hope you will come check us out and play along! I would love for you to share with your friends as well!!

I'm super excited to get started!  Stay tuned!

Maria

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Last night I played along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Here is this week's sketch:

Using Unity Stamps - Surf's Up Totally Cool here is what I came up with:


A bit on the super simple side but still cute I think.  I paper pieced the boards with pattern papers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Maria

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Unity Inspired Challenge

Have you played along with the only official Unity Challenge?  This is this month's Unity inspired challenge!  You can pick from colors, or sketches.  I picked the card sketch for my project.

This is what I came up with:


Here are supplies I used:


And my card stock is by SU: Crumb Cake and Pacific Point.

Be sure to swing on by the Unity Stamp Co's blog to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge

This week is Sketch week at Just Us Girls and Cheryl is our hostess!  Here is the great sketch she created:


Here is what I did using stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop!


Here are the products I used:


Be sure to check out what the Design team did and details on how you can play along with us by stopping over to the Just Us Girls blog!


Friday, May 2, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey there!

So I recently made a few new things for the Sweet Stamp Shop DT call!  Today I wanted to share a mixed media tag I made:





Here are some of the products I used:


Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to visit the Sweet Stamp Shop and their blog for loads of inspiration!

Maria