Sunday, February 22, 2015

Paper Smooches Draft Challenge



It's time for the Draft Challenge at Paper Smooches!  I am on a roll with these challenges this weekend.  I recently bought 2 new sets (well not necessarily totally "new" but new to me) at my local stores.

Here is this week's sketch:


Here is what I did:


Supplies (solid cardstock is Stampin Up)


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Paper Smooches



I played along with Paper Smooches "anything goes" challenge this week.

Here is what I created:



I used Stampin Up cardstock and these items:


I went with a super simple layout paper piecing the flower.  I love this fun set!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Just Us Girls - Color Week


It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge! This week Lisa is our color week hostess!  She picked out some beautiful colors.  All you have to do is use at least 3 of the colors, or go crazy and use all 4!  I hope you can come play along with us.

Check out this color look of the colors:
Perfect color for little girls room . And if you had a boy first and used these blues, so easy to add pink/peach accent colors - no need to repaint which means money saved!


Here is what I did using Unity Stamps:


Supplies used (solid cardstock is Stamping Up)



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

Guest Designer-Stephanie
Sharyn

Sue



Just a reminder:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our February challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of April.
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 the post on Just Us Girls. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS281. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

Please limit your entries to 3.
Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 26 . 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!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

TGIF!  Time for Unity Friends with Flair!  This week I played around with one of the newer kits called I am Unicorn and Swagger.

Here is what I came up with:


I used purple (Stamping Up) as my base which is for some reason a really weird color for me to use.  In the end I thought this came out great and think it makes a great kids card.  I wish I put Happy Birthday on it so I can save it for my daughters birthday next month.

Here are some supplies used:


Thanks for stopping by!!  Stay tuned to tomorrow for a new Just Us Girls Challenge!

Maria

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tag You're It!

I played along in this week's Tag You're It! Challenge!  Here is this week's inspiration:



Here is what I came up with:


I cut the tag using the Cricut on 5 1/2.  Here are my inks and stamp set:


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sketchy Fun with My Favorite Things

I have another project this time a card using My Favorite Things.  I played along in this week's sketch challenge over on the MFT Card Challenges blog.

Here is the sketch:


Here is what I came up with:


I used the pure innocence set called Fairy Girl. My pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Valentine's Journalling

I did some simple journalling in my small My Favorite Things Journal book.  The book is about 4x6.



The cut hearts I had on my desk from another project so I just used them.  But I believe I cut them using the heart dies from Stamping Up.  The MFT sets I used: Perk Up, Will You Be Mine, Die-namics Notched Tag and the tree image is MFT but not sure what set I believe it's an older one.  My background started simply with Postbox Red Dylusions spray.  I used a clear matte gel to adhere everything.  But when against the spray it does react (the sprays are water based) but not sure if you can see it in the picture but it sort of smudges and I liked the effect.

The only thing that "went wrong" here is I realized I totally did this layout upside down! This is the book right side up! LOL!  Oh well..


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Just Us Girls

Happy Valentine's Day!



This week at Just Us Girls it's Trend Week and Ina has picked a great challenge for us to use Burlap on your project.

Here is what I came up with:




Be sure to swing on by the blog of our DT members:
 Chris 


If you win Chic of the Week in any of our February challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of April. 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 #280. 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, February 19th.
 Our Chic of the Week will be announced the following Friday.
Looking forward to seeing your creations here this week. 

Thanks so much for playing along and Happy Stamping.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches

I played along in this week's Freshly Made Sketch.

Check out the sketch:

Here is what I came up with using an itty bitty stamp by Unity Stamp Co.


Here are some supplies that I used:

Not included is my Fiskars scalloped trim punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Just Us Girls Word Week

Cheryl is our hostess this week with WORD WEEK at JUST US GIRLS this week.  Here with this week's challenge!

Here is what I came up with using My Favorite Things which is also for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge.




Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls Design Team as they work hard and create fabulous things!

Guest Designer-Stephanie
Sue
 Ina



If you win Chic of the Week in any of our February challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of April.  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 #279.  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, February 12th.  Our Chic of the Week will be announced the following Friday.  



Friday, February 6, 2015

Friends with Flair Friday

TGIF!  Unity Friends with Flair time!  This week I played with a new set I got called Mice of You.


I used real red card stock by SU.  Pink pattern paper from Martha Stewart and a red doily I had in my stash.

Be sure to swing on by the Unity Stamp Co page for all the deals and new releases this week.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo - February Challenge



It's February and time for another Mixed Media Mojo challenge!  This month the Theme is RED and the Twist is WINGS.

Here is a 9 x 12 canvas I created:


My background consists of various Valentine theme papers just torn up and adhered with a matte gel. The stamp is from Unity Stamp Co by Suzi Blu.  All the stamped images are from Unity Stamp Co

Some more views of the project:




Be sure to swing on by the MIXED MEDIA MOJO blog to play along with us!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Maria

Love is Love



It's time for The Mixed Media Card Challenge!  This month our theme is LOVE and the optional element is BUTTONS.

Here is what I created:

Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co.

Here are some other photos 






Be sure to swing on by the Mixed Media Card Challenges blog to play along and see what the other Design Team members created this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria