Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dylusions Tags

Hey there!  I just wanted to share a pair of very simple tags I made to use on Christmas gifts this year!

I used Ranger Craft tags and Dylusions sprays in traditional colors:

Stamped the tree from Dyan's set called Stocking Fillers and ripped the bottoms:
 Totally simple.  Then I just added a TO/From on there and some red ribbon and done!  Nothing fancy just simple!

Be sure to swing back tomorrow for 3 new posts.  I'm participating once again in the ever fabulous Season's Giving Blog Hop which I'm thrilled to be a part of.  And also we have new challenges at Mixed Media Mojo and The Mixed Media Card Challenges!!

Stay Tuned!

Maria

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


I hope that everyone is having a fantastic holiday season!  

Unity Stamp Co. - Ella Elf Whimsey She was colored using basic watercolors.

Maria

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Just Us Girls Flashy Fun!


It's trend week at Just Us Girls and our fabulous hostess Lisa has picked SEQUINS!  

Here is what I did using Unity Stamp Co Stamps:


Close up:

Stamps:


Be sure to visit our fabulous DT:
Lisa


Swing on by JUST US GIRLS and play along with us!  This is our last JUGS challenge for 2015! Thanks to all who have played along with us and be sure to watch out for new challenges in January!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Let's get Merry with Just Us Girls

Its word with with JUST US GIRLS!  The word is MERRY!

Here is what I did using Unity Stamps:


This month we do not have a guest designer as we will be taking a short break at the end of the month.  But never fear we will be back in January with 2 guests and a whole new year of JUGS!

Be sure to check out what our amazing Design Team has cooked up this week:

   Cheryl
  Lisa


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, JUGS #321. 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, Dec 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. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Maria

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo December Challenge

It's December and time for another Mixed Media Mojo challenge! This month our theme is Sentiment with a twist to NOT use red or green!


Here is what I created:


Some of my steps:





Now let's check out the wonderful creations from the Design Team!

December Guest - Deb

How to play along:
Please link up on the Mixed Media Mojo site a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges.  Limit to 3 entries per person. You can be the next Mixed Media Mojo Diva and our Guest Designer for January!  Be sure to check to see if you are chosen on December 1!

Be sure to check in Monday's and Wednesday's for Art Journal and Mixed Media Inspiration! 


Thank so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Just Us Girls Photo Week

Here is what I did using this inspiration:

For my background I used glossy paper.  Stamped in the background using perfect medium then with a brayer put on SU's Strawberry Slush ink. I stamped the ornaments and heat embossed with sliver.  The silver "hangers" for the ornaments are from Webster's Pages.

Be sure to check out what our amazing Design Team has cooked up this week:

Louise - November Guest
   Cheryl
                                                                             Lisa


OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER only, a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January.

 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, JUGS #320. 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, Dec 4th . 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. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Maria

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I'm up on the Mixed Media Mojo blog and shared this small canvas:


I will also share the rest of the post here for you but please come on by to the MIXED MEDIA MOJO blog and check us out!

I took a few pictures of some steps.  I started with Dyluisons paints using a baby wipe:


Added some stamps



Cut out a pumpkin using Stampin Up paper and adhered down.  I was going to paint the pumpkin but then decided to cut out a pumpkin in pattern paper and adhered that down.


The white dots on the pumpkin are using a stencil and Rangers Texture Paste, which I will say is awesome! I stamped GIVE THANKS (Unity Stamp Co) on paper and layered it with green.  Using Scrap Dots by Helmar I adhered to panel so it's a little raised. Finally I doodled around using a white signo pen.

Come play in this month's challenge there's still time!

Thanks for stopping by!!  To all my friends in the US have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!!

Maria 


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Just Us Girls

It's color week at Just Us Girls!  This week Sharyn is our hostess and picked Red, Green and Gold!


Here is what I came up with:


I used the Tim Holtz reindeer die, sentiment - Unity Stamp Co., Twine from the Twinery.


OBe sure to check out what our amazing Design Team has cooked up this week:

Louise - November Guest
   Cheryl
                                                                             Lisa


OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER only, a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January.

 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, JUGS #320. 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, November 26th . 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. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Maria

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Just Us Girls - TREND WEEK



It's Saturday and I'm over on the JUST US GIRLS challenge blog with this week's Trend Challenge!  We are watercoloring this week!  

Here is what I came up with using 2 Christmas Sets: Dina Wakely's Christmas Birds and  Dyan Reaveley's Seasonal Stamp and Stencil set.  


I stamped in Ranger Archvial ink then colored using simple water colors. 

A few steps:

Sparkle!


Be sure to check out what our amazing Design Team has cooked up this week:

Louise - November Guest
   Cheryl
                                                                             Lisa


OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER only, a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January.

 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, JUGS #319. 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, November 19th . 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. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Maria

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Just Us Girls Challenge

It's word week at JUST US GIRLS and our word this week is "STRIPES"!

Here is what I did using washi tape:


Supplies I used:

Be sure to visit our fabulous Design Team:

Louise Hodge - November Guest Designer

FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER ONLY:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October or November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as one of two Guest Designer for the month of January 2016!  The Team will be taking a 2 week break in December, and therefore,  will not have a Guest Designer for December.

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, JUGS . 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, Nov 12. 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. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenges

The beginning of the month also brings a new challenge over at The Mixed Media Card Challenges!

This month's challenge is a theme of Family and optional element: Arrows:


Here is the card I made:

Some pics of the steps for this card:
Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang

Some stamps from Unity Stamp Co in the background

Heat embossed in orange

 Stenciling with texture paste

Added a sentiment.  Used the distress tool to rough up the edges

Hop on over to The Mixed Media Card Challenges to play along with us!

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on November 30.

Thanks!!

Maria

Mixed Media Mojo - November Challenge!

It's November and time for another challenge with Mixed Media Mojo!  



Here is a canvas I worked on using paints in the background, stencils and stamps.  I paper pieced the pumpkins.  The sentiment fall is a rubon. 
  

Come check out what the Design Team created:



Please link up below a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges.  Limit to 3 entries per person. You can be the next Mixed Media Mojo Diva and our Guest Designer for January!  Be sure to check to see if you are chosen on December 1!

Be sure to check in Monday's and Wednesday's for Art Journal and Mixed Media Inspiration! 


Thank so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create!

Maria

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!



Happy Halloween!


This week at Just Us Girls it's Wild Card week and we are making one layer cards.  Here is what I did using Unity Stamp Co's kit called Little Tricks Halloween.


I stamped and colored with a watercolor.  Added stickles glitter to parts and used a black pen to outline the edges.


Be sure to visit our DT:

Last week for our Guest Designer,  Julie Gearinger

FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER ONLY:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October or November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as one of two Guest Designer for the month of January 2016!  The Team will be taking a 2 week break in December, and therefore,  will not have a Guest Designer for December.

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, JUGS . 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, Nov 5. 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. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Trick or Treat BOO!

Happy Halloween Week!  

Today I'm up on the Mixed Media Mojo blog with a Halloween creation on a small canvas. 


I was able to take a few pictures along the way.  The base started with Ranger's Dylusion's paints applied with a baby wipe and using the small daubers by Tim Holtz. 

This BOO stamp I carved myself.  The black stripes here are by using a credit card.


I added some gel using punchenella


I used this old Unity Stamp and stamped it on pattern paper


This cute pumpkin is my own carving as well





I hope you like my spooky ghost Halloween canvas!

Maria

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Just Us Girls Color Week!


This week Chris is our JUST US GIRLS hostess for color week with the colors Purple, Orange and Black.  You know what that means HALLOWEEN at least that is the first thing that came to my mind.

Here is what I did using a Unity Stamp Co stamp:



I snapped a few photos of my process along the way:






Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls Design Team for great inspiration:

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

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, JUGS . 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, Oct 22nd. 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. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks for stopping by!!