Saturday, July 26, 2014

Just Us Girls - Photo Week



It's photo week at Just Us Girls and Sharon is our hostess.  Check out this fun photo you have to use for inspiration this week:


Love the banner triangle flag idea we can, have a little table where people can write on them and then hang them up as you walk around you can look at what everyone wrote:))  kind ckassic american bbq decor right?


I fell totally behind after being away a week and this past week was super busy but late last night I finished a card for the challenge.  This is what I came up with:


This is using Unity Stamps, SU card stock and ribbon, buttons by SU, Stickles. The pattern papers are from DCWV.

Be sure to swing on by the Design team as I know they have cooked up some beautiful creations!

Our Guest Designer; Rebekka Reed









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

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, JUGS251.  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, July 31st. 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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Just Us Girls Trend Week


This week at Just Us Girls we are using a little "woodgrain" on our projects for "Trend Week".  You may have seen last week that we switched things up a bit with our challenges and hope you love it.



Rebekka Reed - July Guest Designer


Sharyn

Marisa

Sue V.


Vicki

Here is something I made using some Tim Holtz stamps this week:


Supplies I used:



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

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, JUGS249.  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, July 17th. 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.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Maria

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

It's Friday and time for Unity Friends with Flair! Today I want to share another tag I made using the current kit of the month set.


And supplies I used on the tag (with my cute owl mug in the background):


Thanks for stopping by today!

Maria

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Seize the Sketch

Hey there!

So I'm super excited I was one of the runner ups at Seize the Sketch!  The DT members get to pick their favorites and my owl card was picked.  Thanks you guys!



I played along in the new sketch using my new Pretty Cute Stamps!  I'm bummed I only got 2 sets, I should have gotten the bundle! LOL!

I used the set called Orange You Awesome!  I totally had to just use all the fruit so I bundled them together.  I did paper piece them because to me these fruit are screaming to be paper pieced with all sorts of fun patterns!  I mean I could go ahead and color them or even watercolor them that would be great but this just seems right.




Close up of layers, I used pop dots or SU dimensional to be exact.



Here are some supplies that I used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A little Mixed Media Fun

Today I wanted to share a mixed media tag I made using stamps from the awesome new company Pretty Cute Stamps!  I received my sets from them just a few days ago and I didn't waste any time getting crafty.

Here is my mixed media tag:


For the background I used a Watercolor technique and a Tim Holtz stencil with distress inks.  The cute eagle is from the set called Little Eagle!  The floral hardware is by Tim Holtz and the dream is just a random piece I found in my stash that I though would work nicely.

Here are most of my supplies:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, July 7, 2014

CASE(E) this Sketch!

I played along with the sketch this week over at CASE(E) this Sketch!

Here is the sketch:

Here is what I did with the sketch:


I used a stamp set from a wonderful new stamp company called PRETTY CUTE STAMPS!  Their sets are super cute and I love cute!  I wish I could have gotten the bundle!  Here I used the set called Orange You Awesome!  I super psyched to submit this for the DT call I would love to be a part of this fun new company.



I also purchased a second set from them and created a fun mixed media tag so stay tuned for that creation!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Just Us Girls Challenge

It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge and this time we have some changes.  We are changing things up a bit with our weekly challenges!  NEVER fear we are still going strong and loving it but thought freshening up the challenges is a good idea.  So starting today this is what our monthly lineup will look like:



Since this is week one of the month we will start with word week.  Word week will be just that a single word for your inspiration!  This week I picked "BIRD".  Take that and run with it in any way that inspires you!


Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:


I played along with Seize the Sketch this week!

Be sure to swing on by and check out what the Design Team came up with this week:

We are so thrilled to have our Guest Designer this month;







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

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, JUGS248.  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, July 10th. 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.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Maria

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!


HAPPY 4TH of JULY!

For all those celebrating today I hope you have a happy and safe 4th!  It's always a great day for a BBQ and some fireworks!  

It's also Friday and that means Unity Friends with Flair time!  Over on Facebook at the Unity {show&tell} page there is a 4th challenge going on.  To create using red, white and blue!

Here is a tag I made earlier this week (even before the challenge went up) with the plan to post for the 4th:



Here are supplies I used:


Happy Happy!!

Till tomorrow when I am hosting over at Just Us Girls!

Maria

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CASE(E) this Sketch challenge!

Hey all!

Ok summer is way too hot for me and we've been busy but at the same time laying low a bit so I have had time to do some creating!

Today I played along with CAS(E) this Sketch!  

Here is the sketch:


I played along to make a simple birthday card for a dear friend.

Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:

I embossed the top half using a cuttlebug embossing folder and paper pieced the present.  The card stock is SU!

Here are some other supplies I used:


Thanks for stopping by!  And if you missed it I posted 2 mixed media challenge posts today as well:  Mixed Media Mojo and my first post on the DT for The Mixed Media Card Challenges.  Check them out!

Till later!

Maria

The Mixed Media Card Challenges - Challenge #1

Hey there!

I'm super excited to be a part of this new mixed media blog called The Mixed Media Card Challenges!  Have you seen this post with DT intros?  This is a monthly challenge on the first of each month and it's making cards mixed media style!  I love exploring different styles and ways to create so while I will still make more of the "Traditional" style cards that I have always made I'm happy to dabble in new things as well.


Here is the first challenge with a theme: TOUCH OF NATURE with an optional element of a tag.

Here is what I came up with :


So I love making tags and I started with that first.


I used a butterfly stencil along with Glass Beads mixed with Dylusions sprays with a dash of glitter to create this fun sparkly butterfly.  For the background of the tag I heat embossed in white a Unity Stamp then added Distress inks for a resist effect.  Then I stenciled the butterfly.

Here are some photos of the products that I used:




 I used my fingers to apply some gel mixed with ink to the background pattern paper :-)

Unity Stamps

Well that's all for today!  Be sure to swing on by The Mixed Media Card Challenges to play along and check out what the fabulous Design Team cooked up!

Till later!

Maria

Mixed Media Mojo Challenge #2


I want to THANK EVERYONE who played along with our first challenge at Mixed Media Mojo! I'm super excited with this new blog and hope you will along again! For each challenge we will pick one person who will be our MOJO DIVA for the month.  And this month I will randomly pick one person from all entries and that person will win a little prize pack from me!

Our MOJO DIVA for our FIRST CHALLENGE in JUNE is:



And our randomly selected winner is:



Now onto our JULY CHALLENGE!  For July think PATRIOTIC because that is our theme this month!


A quick HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY to all those celebrating this week!  

Here is what I came up with for this challenge:

Maria

I started with a 5 x 7 canvas I tried to take a few photos as I progressed to share so here they are:






I started with some basic acrylic paints then did some layering with patriotic papers.  The "prints" you see I found online by searching free 4th of july images.  I just printed them out from my computer.

More pics:




I also invite you to come join our Facebook page MIXED MEDIA MOJO!

Thanks for stopping by & come play along with us!!

Maria