Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New DT announcement and Challenge

I'm psyched to announce that I made The Blue Moon Crafting Station DT!  Monthly challenge are held over on the Challenge Blog and this month's challenge is Halloween / Fall!

Here is my first creation using one of the awesome Digi Digi Doodle images:


I used the sentiment called Boo Bag Poem and Images, solid card stocks are from Stampin Up, the pattern papers are from Me & My Big Ideas and the ribbon is a basic one from Michael's.  I love the cool "grunge" look so I used a distress tool around all my edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope that you all come play along this month!

Maria



Monday, September 29, 2014

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Today I decided to get in on the last minute for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


The challenge is to draw from the colors in this photo.  I created this is my art journal:


I was going with blue, pinks and yellow.  The dots in the background are actually a pink spray but they do look purple in the picture.

I used Distress Paints, Dylusions Sprays, Unity Stamps, Various pattern papers, ribbon and black and white pens.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just Us Girls Photo Week

It's Just Us Girls photo week!


Here is what I did using this photo as inspiration:


The pumpkin is a stamp I carved myself and the sentiment is by Unity Stamp Co.  The base of the card is SU Cherry Cobbler.

Here are my supplies:



Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls DT:











If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  September challenges, you will be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of November .  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#260  .  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ hearing what you think of our challenges!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9PM EST on Thursday, October 2nd.  Our Chick of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

Hey there!

So I used some stamps from Unity's Kit of the Month last month to create this:


Here is another view:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Help me make a difference!

Hi all! 

I don't normally post things off the topic of stamping and crafting but this is a great cause that I wanted to share with you all!

You may or may not know but I am a Stella & Dot Stylist. It's a great high quality fashion company that sells jewelry, bags, scarfs. 
Every year in October (they started early this year in Sept) S&D teams up with the Noreen Fraser Foundation for Breast cancer research were the full net proceeds for specific products created go directly to this foundation! This year there are 2 Beautiful bracelets that Stella & Dot created just for this wonderful cause.





I'm looking for 10 people who want to help me to spread the word and awareness by selling 10 of these bracelets. If you are interested I would get you set up with your own specific link that you can send to your family, friends, co workers so that they too can get one or both of these cute bracelets all while making a big difference. 

By selling 10 bracelets you will get some great hostess rewards (credits and 1/2 items) from Stella & Dot so that you can get yourself a nice little treat which you will derserve after making such a difference.
I would love to have you join me in this challenge! As an extra reward if you join I will give you 20% off the purchase of your own bracelet which we can get ordered right away so you can receive it fast and share with everyone!


Who is ready?    Please comment here or email (riann1973 at yahoo dot net) I can't wait to hear from you!  Feel free to share this challenge with your friends.

Maria


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Just Us Girls


Warm Pink, Light Pink, and Ivory


Here is what I came up with using Unity Kit of the Month sets and the sketch from this week's CASE(E) this Sketch!




Here are supplies I used, not pictured are the faux pearls.  These I got in NYC at a garden supply store so it's not a crafty company name to share.




Guest Designer; Bobby









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 #259.  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, September 25th.  Our Chick of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

TGIF and time for Friends with Flair Unity Style!  This week I made a card using the great owl itty bitty called Decorate My Life.

Here is my card:




Here are some supplies I used:



Be sure to swing on by tomorrow for a New Just Us Girls Challenge!


Till later!

Maria

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Mixed Media Card Challenge


Have you played along with The Mixed Media Card Challenges yet this month!  This month is the theme of Autumn Colors and an optional element of Metal or leaves and we have a sponsor this month:



Prize: $15 gift certificate


Here is what another card I came up with:


SO this card started using spray inks on the background.  I wanted to share what type of ink I used.  First of all have you heard that Tim Holtz is releasing distress stain sprays? I was excited as I love sprays.  But then it dawned on me I have a bunch of digress stains I hardly use and why the heck have I not put them into spray bottles before!

So then this was happening this weekend, I poured the distress stains out of their dauber bottles and into mini misters!  I used one of those metal cake decorated tips as my funnel and it worked GREAT!


So I used a Metal Leaf!  The metal is from our sponsor Add A Little Dazzle!  Go check it out great thin colored metal sheets. The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Just Us Girls



It's time for another fun and fabulous JUST US GIRLS challenge!  This week is trend week and what a great trendy challenge we have going on - Watercoloring! Super fun and easy and as a stamper you do not need special paints and stuff.  I took the Watercoloring for Cardmakers class and it was super fun and informative. 

Here is what I came up with:


 So I created the background watercolor style from Tim Hotlz who at the time of the class was a "Guest" and it was awesome.  He has since shared this technique on his blog HERE.

I then used a cute Stampin Up stamp for my main image and colored him using distress inks and water and added Ranger Stickles (not pictured below) to his ears for the "fluff".

My supplies:




Be sure to swing on by our fabulous DT to see what they cooked up this week:

Guest Designer; Bobby.


Kristie - August Guest 









Just Us Girls this week, is also running a Design Team Call! If you are interested, just play in this week's challenge and when uploading, put a DT after your name.  We will announce the new member on Saturday, September 20th.  The new member will officially start in the October 4th challenge.  

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 #258   .  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, September 18th.  Our Chick of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, September 12, 2014

Unity Friends with Flair

It's Friday and time for Unity Friends with Flair!  I have a simple Halloween card this week using last month's Kit of the Month.


Here are the supplies I used:


That's all for now!  Come back tomorrow for a NEW Just Us Girls Challenge!

Maria

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Just Us Girls

It's Saturday and time for a new Just Us Girls challenge!


Here is what I came up with for "LEAVES".  I used leaf pattern papers and the metal embellishment from Tim Holtz.  The stamped image is from Unity Stamp Co.



Be sure to swing on by the Design Team to see what they have done:

September Guest Designer; Bobby Hagen!


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, JUGS257.  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, Sept 11th. 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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge

I can't believe it's September already!  Where does time go?  But that means another challenge at Mixed Media Mojo! 

This month we welcome 4 new members to our Design Team:




This month's challenge is a FALL THEME AND USE PASTE (embossing, modeling etc..)


Here is a canvas that I came up with:


I used light modeling paste in the corners of the canvas and on the big pumpkin. The paste on the corners ended up with color because the Dylusions sprays I used on the back ground of the canvas blended into the paste.  I used a stencil to get the circles.

On this pumpkin I used punchanella as my stencil and modeling paste then sprinkled dazzling diamonds glitter over it for sparkle and shine.


All the stamped images are from Unity Stamp Co


Check out what our Design team came up with:
Kim



Thanks!

Maria

The Mixed Media Card Challenge!


It's time for another challenge with The Mixed Media Card Challenges!  We are going with the theme of Autumn Colors and an optional element of Metal or leaves and we have a sponsor this month:





Prize: $15 gift certificate


Here is what I came up with:


So I used Metal Leaves!  The metal is from our sponsor Add A Little Dazzle!  Go check it out great thin colored metal sheets.  I cut the leaves out using the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die.  I then embossed it using the Swiss Dots Embossing folder and then colored them with Distress Paints.

My background was created using various stencils and background stamps by Unity Stamp Co.  Then at the top of that layer I used light modeling paste and punchanella for some great texture.

Close ups:



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria