Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

TGIF!  It's time for Friends With Flair Unity Style!  My layout is from this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


Here is what I did with it Unity Kit of the Month:



I embossed the "TRICK OR TREAT" and used Halloween papers from Me & My Big Ideas!  The embossing folder I used for the background is from Tim Holtz and solid papers by Stampin Up!  Pretty simple but I think it came out cute.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Maria


Monday, October 27, 2014

Carvings Monday

Happy Halloween week!  

Today I want to share another card I made using one of my carved stamps this time a witch.

Here is the witch:



Here is a simple card I made using this witch:




I paper pieced the hat.  Here is a close up:


And supplies I used:


My solid card stock is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll share another hand carved stamp next week!

Maria


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Just Us Girls Photo Inspiration Challenge



I'm up as hostess for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge and i picked this fun fall photo for our photo week challenge! Come play with us!

Here is what I came up with:


Here are some of my supplies:

Be sure to come play with us at Just Us Girls!  And check out what the entire Design Team came up with this week!


Thanks for stopping by!


Maria

Get your Gobble on!

There is a new challenge up over at Crafting Station, the challenge is Thanks/Thanksgiving. Are you ready to get your gobble on?

Here is a card I made:


I used the digi from Digi Digi Doodle called Turkey Spoiled Rotten.  I colored him with markers and cut him out.  I used various fall themed papers from my left over stash of pattern papers.

Come on over and play along with us!

Till later!

Maria


Friday, October 24, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday

TGIF! It's time for a little Unity Friends with Flair. Well the weather is starting to feel like fall out there so why not kick it up a notch and start on Christmas!  This week I played along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  The challenge is to use non-traditional Christmas colors.


Here is what I came up with using some pinks:




Here are supplies I used:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vintage Like


Have you played in this month's challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenges yet?  It's a Vintage Month!  

Here is another "vintage" card I made for this month's challenge:


Tim Holtz papers always seem to work well for the vintage look I think and distress of course. I used punchanella (you know the scraps from sequins) and distress inks on the paper to create the dots. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz one from the set called Phrases2.  The metal brad in the lower left is from Stampin Up as is the base color of Cherry Cobbler.  The twine I had in my stash.  I also used my distressed tool along the edges of the paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!  Who is ready for Halloween?  I can't believe it's next week already where does time go?

Today I have a Halloween themed card which fits into our October challenge over at BMC Crafting Station!  There is still time to play along!

Here is what I made:


I started with Stampin Up cardstock in Tangerine Tango and used some fun Halloween paper by Me and My Big Ideas.  The images are digis from Digi Digi Doodle.  The butterfly is called Whimsey Butterfly and the sentiment is called Boo Bag Poem and Images.  The ribbon is in my stash from Michael's. I "distressed" the edges for a rough look.

I thought it would be fun to color the butterfly in Halloween colors and use him along with the great sentiment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maria


Monday, October 20, 2014

Carvings Monday

Hey there!

I've been into carving my own stamps for some time now.  A while back I took an online class with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer on stamp carving which was fun and got me motivated.

I am hoping to try and start a weekly or bi weekly post sharing my carved stamps and projects I make using them.  I figured I'd start with some recent carvings and because they are Halloween/Fall themed. But I do have a box of them since I've been collecting them :-)

This week I want to share these ghosts I made and the word "boo":


You will notice it's not perfect by any means totally hand drawn and carved out.  Super simple.

Here is a card I put together using it:


Again super simple but I love the face that it's entirely handmade (ok the buttons are not and are from Stampin Up).


Thanks for stopping by and stayed tuned to more of my carvings!


Maria

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Just Us Girls Color Week


It's COLOR week at Just Us Girls!  This week's colors are Purple, Olive and Navy along with a neutral.  I have to say at first I was like oh no...  I found this a challenge for sure.  But in the end I like what I came up with even with it's simple design.

Here is what I came up with using a floral image from the Unity Kit of the Month the September kit:


The papers are from Stampin Up and the ribbon just basic ribbon I have I get from Michael's. The sentiment is also Unity Stamp Co.

Be sure to visit our DT to see what they have created!  

October Guest Designer; WANDA CULLEN!











If you win Chic of the Week in any of our  October 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 263   .  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, Oct 23.  Our Chick of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

It's Friday and Friends with Flair time!!  I used the awesome owl from the September Kit of the Month kit!  I just got mine last Saturday, I'm on the schedule to get mine later in the month, I should try and change that! LOL!  SO on Saturday for World Card Making Day I made a few cards and this was one of them.


This was also with me that evening:


Thanks for stopping by!


Maria

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Time

HI all!  I'm up on the BMC Crafting Station blog today with some fun Halloween digs.

Here is what I made:


I used digi stamps from Digi Digi Doodle, solid paper is from Stampin Up and the pattern paper is by Me & My Big Ideas.

I wanted to take advantage of the cool pattern papers in this paper pack so I used it as my background which works well for the broom and web.

Thanks so much for swinging by and checking out my Halloween creation!

Till next time!

Maria

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenges - Vintage


This month over at The Mixed Media Card Challenges our challenge is the theme of VINTAGE with an optional element of KEY.  Come and play along!

Here is another card I made for this challenge:


Some supplies and steps:




Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, October 6, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches

I played along with Freshly Made Sketches this week and made a Christmas card.  I used a stamp I received in the Unity September KOTM as a gift called: "Hey there...Wise Guy"

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is what I did with it:

Supplies I used:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas

Hey there!

SO did you all celebrate World Card Making Day?  If you are looking for a challenge still going on to celebrate come on over to Mixed Media Mojo, our WCMD challenge goes till tonight!



As part of my card making yesterday I made a Christmas card for the Merry Monday Christmas challenge this week.


Here are supplies I used:


And yeah this was on my desk last night also:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy National Card Making Day!!




OK carmakers how are you celebrating this annual holiday??   Have you check out my Mixed Media Challenge blog yet?  Please do it's called MIXED MEDIA MOJO? I came up with the idea a few months back and got it going with some crafty friends!  It's super fun.  So in honor of this holiday I decided we needed a little fun.

Before we get started in case you are not familiar National Card Making day began with Paper Crafts Magazine, here is an excerpt from their site:

"World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on."

So come over to MIXED MEDIA MOJO and play along with our current challenge which is the theme of Halloween / Fall and to use Fabric.  There is a special link for National Card Making Day on today's post.  Create a card using our challenge link it up on today's post and don't forget to link up on the OCTOBER challenge post as well for a chance to be our Diva this month.  For all those who link up to today's post they will be entered to win a little card making crafty package from me! 

Let's get this party started!   Here is a card I made using a pumpkin I carved myself, a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co and ribbon (which is my fabric, I think that's ok right?)



Close up of the ribbon:






I glued ribbon done diagonally on card stock and stamped the pumpkins over it in archival ink.

Supplies I used


Come on over to MIXED MEDIA MOJO to play along!  You have until Sunday night midnight EST to link up to the National Card Making Day post and a chance to win!

Till later!

Maria

Just Us Girls - Let's Celebrate!



It's WORD WEEK this week at Just Us Girls and our word is CELEBRATE!  And what better way than on NATIONAL CARD MAKING DAY!! WOO HOO!  For card makers like myself this is a HOLIDAY!  So let's celebrate!

Here is the card I made using Unity Stamps:




My supplies:



Be sure to visit our DT to see what they have created!  We have a wonderful guest for October and 2 new DT members!  

October Guest Designer; WANDA CULLEN!









Chris - One of our newest Jugheads!

Ina - One of our newest Jugheads!


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#261  .  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 9th  Our Chick of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  Thanks for playing along.

Till later!

Maria

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday!

Horray it's Friday and time for a little Friends with Flair Unity Style!

Today I used the itty bitty called Hello Pumpkin!  OMG how cute is he?  Ok well I LOVE owls.

This is the image from the Unity site:


Here is the card I made using this cutie:


Be sure to swing on by the Unity Blog to check out all the inspiration and deals!  Every weekend there are new deals and most times new releases!

That's all for now!  

Be sure to swing back tomorrow for NATIONAL CARD MAKING DAY!

Maria

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mixed Media Mojo - October Challenge


It's time for another fun Mixed Media Mojo challenge!  This month we are going with a theme of Halloween / Fall and the twist being to use Fabric on your project.

Here is what I created using a wooden block that measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.  A while back I went to Home Depot and had them cute a 2 x 4 into pieces so I still have a bunch of these wood pieces. 



Here are some of my steps and supplies:

 The very first thing I did with the block was to use white gesso as a primer.


 Unity Stamps


Gloss gel with a stencil

The Gel dries clear


 White Muslin Fabric sprayed gathered and stapled with tiny attacher and sprayed with delusions

 Stamped with Unity Stamps as well as a pumpkin stamp I carved myself


Unity Stamps


The Mixed Media Mojo DT:

Amber



I hope you will play along with us this month!  You can make anything you want using our theme / twist!  Maybe you will be our next Mixed Media Mojo Diva!  Just link up below.

Did you know that this Saturday Oct 4 is WORLD CARD MAKING DAY?  Well it is to be sure to head on over to the Mixed Media Mojo blog for a special challenge to celebrate!

Thanks for stopping by!  Can't wait to see what you come up with this month!


Maria