Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gina K Designs Guest DT challenge #2

Hey there!

So for Challenge #2 for the Sept Guest DT call at Gina K Designs you have to pick one of Gina's Technique videos and make something.  I picked 2 videos:

Weathered Wood
Cropped Circles

Here is what I created using the GKD set called Warm Winter Wishes:


Here are supplies I used:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Just Us Girls - Photo Week

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls!    Check out this farm fresh fun photo:

Here is what I came up with using stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop


Close up:

I used Stickles on the whites and stem/leaves of the apples.

Be sure to swing on by the DT for loads of great inspiration:

Kristie - August Guest 









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

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, JUGS255.  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, August 28th. 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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

It's Friday and time for Unity Friends with Flair!  This week I was thinking Halloween fun, why not.

Here is what I created using some great Unity stamps and distress inks:



Here are some supplies I used:



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge - SUMMER


I can't believe August is almost over!!  Oh goodness!  I'm not a huge fan of summer and the heat I do love Fall but time goes by so fast!  And it was nice having the kids around the house.  

So let's not let summer go yet.  This month's theme at The Mixed Media Card Challenges is SUMMER with a optional element of BURLAP.  

Here is another simple card I made:



I found some cute flip flop buttons in my stash that I thought would work in the corner.  My background is using Tim  Hotlz Distress Inks direct to paper and a stencil.  I cut the words out from a piece of scrapbook paper. 

Close up:


Here are some supplies I used:


Be sure to swing on by the MIXED MEDIA CARD CHALLENGES and play along with us!

Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Mixed Media Mojo Challenge



Have you played along yet with our August challenge???  Check it out HERE!  We have a tag theme going on this month!

We also have a Design Team call going on! We would love for you to be a part of the team so play along and next to your name add DT so we know you are interested.  I would love for new people to join us for the September challenge so you have until SUNDAY AUGUST 24 to play along for the DT spot!  We will announce the new members next week.  If you just want to play along please do we would love to have you and for that you have till the end of the month!!

Here is another tag I made this month:



Here are some supplies I used:



So come play along!

Maria

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gina K Designs Challenges

Hi there!

I am playing along with the Gina K Designs September guest challenge!  The first challenge is to use plaid on your card.

Here is what I came up with:



Here are the supplies I used:


I used the Hip to be Square set to create the fun background by paper piecing each square.  The plaid papers I used are just random from my stash.  I thought it would be fun to go with a birthday theme and the cute owl!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Just Us Girls - Color Week


It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge and this week is COLOR WEEK:

The thought on these colors is Navy and Lime Green.

Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:


Supplies I used:



Check out what the Design Team came up with:


Kristie - August Guest 









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

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, JUGS254.  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, August 21st. 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.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

TGIF it's Friends with Flair time!!  This week I decided to play around with another 12 x12 layout using Unity Stamps.


I used SU scallop punches to create the "flowers" in the lower right corner.


The butterflies (current layers of life set) and the "live" tag were heat embossed using pink and green embossing powders:



That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Unity Inspired Challenge

I played along with this month's Unity Inspired challenge!  

Here is the inspiration:


I decided to go with the scrapbook layout in the bottom right corner.  I haven't scrapbooked in a long time and thought it was be a perfect reason to.

Here is what I came up with:


I used plain black background and the pattern papers I used from my stash, can't tell you though who makes them.  This is a 12 x 12 layout. I heat embossed the 3 "boy" sentiments using 2 colors.

Here are some supplies I used:


Close up:


That's for all today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tag You're It! Challenge

I played along with the current challenge at Tag You're It!  They have teamed up with CAS(E) this Sketch so it's a tag sketch challenge.  Here is the challenge:

Here is what I came up with using Unity stamps:


I used papers from Recollections and my image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co. - Class Act Owl.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria


Just Us Girls - Trend Week!

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and this week we are playing with Washi tape!

Here is what I came up with using a set from Sweet Stamp Shop:


Yeah I totally made a fall themed card!  Here are supplies I used:


Check out what the Design Team came up with:


Kristie Goulet! - August Guest 









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

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, JUGS253.  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, August 14th. 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.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Time Out Challenges / Friends With Flair Friday!

Hey there!

The current challenge at TIME OUT Challenges is Celebration with a Butterfly twist.  So I decided to get in on the action!  And this is also for Unity Friends with Flair!!

Here is my card using Unity Stamps:


Close up of the embossed butterfly:


Here are supplies that I used:


I've been on the challenge band wagon lately!  Summer time means a little more time to be laid back I guess.  What is your favorite challenge blogs do share, I'd love to know!

Till later!

Maria

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch

Yesterday I played along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch.  I decided to use some Christmas papers and create a holiday card.

Here is the sketch:



Here is what I did using stamps from The Sweet Stamp Shop:




Here are supplies I used:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Deconstructed Sketch Challenge

Hi there!

I'm on a roll the last few days!  Having fun getting involved in some great challenges, it's the perfect way to kick the mojo in gear.  Today I have a card to share using the sketch at the Deconstructed Sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Here is what I did with some fall themed papers using SU and Bo Bunny and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches

Today I played along with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Here is the sketch:

Here is what I came up with:



Supplies:

Paper: Stamin Up and Echo Park
Stamps: Tim Hotlz
Twine: Twinery
Button: SU
Ink: Ranger Black Archival

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Seize the Sketch Challenge

I played along with Seize The Sketch this week.  Check out the fun Sketch:



This is what I came up with:


Supplies I used:




Thanks for stopping by!

Maria