Sunday, May 31, 2015

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

It's that time again for a super fun GROWING IN UNITY BLOG HOP!  

Come hop with us for a chance to win one of Unity's great Sentiment kits:


The official hop order is:

Maria - YOU ARE HERE!

HERE IS THE CARD I MADE USING THE KIT  ...thanks above & beyond




Then be sure to swing on by and check out the great Unity Sales this weekend!




BE SURE TO HEAD ON OVER TO DOREEN'S BLOG NEXT!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week



It's time for Wild Card week with Just Us Girls!  This week we are paper piecing!  This is one of my favorite techniques especially if you want a cool look and no coloring!  

Here is what I did


My back white panel is embossed using a Stamping Up embossing folder.  I actually had a few of these on my desk left over from previous projects so you may see these again in the next few days on my blog :-)

The set is by Unity called Sammy Girl.  

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS BLOG and check out what the entire Design Team cooked up for this fun challenge and play along with us!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Just Us Girls!



This week is Photo week at Just Us Girls!  My inspiration came from the orange and blue colors as well as the floral pattern in the rug.

Here's what I did using a great Unity kit called The Strength She Needs:

I embossed the background panel with flowers that reminded me of the ones in the carpet:


Here is my card:


Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS blog and check out what the entire DT cooked up this week!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Maria

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunshine Fun - A Banner Challenge

It's a banner challenge with the Crafting Station for 2 weeks.   I went a little mixed media using a stencil for the background some doodling and added a banner to the top.





Supplies I used on this card:



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, May 11, 2015

You are Tweet!

HI there! Here is a little fun Spring time card using this week's challenge over at Blue Moon Crafting Station. 

For the Buttons Challenge:



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Just Us Girls



Vicki is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and we are embossing!  I love love the embossing folders, I have a ton and use them all the time.  It's a great way to add texture to any card or project.



Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls DT and check out what they cooked up this week:
May Guest Designer Tenia Nelson
ue
Chris


Come play along with us:

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

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, JUGS292. 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, May 14. 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.

Friday, May 8, 2015

It's Friday!

Hey there!  TGIF!  Today is Unity Friends with Flair and I'm sharing a card for this month's The Mixed Media Card Challenges!


Here is my card using Unity Stamps:


For this I started with Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  I used Dyan Revealey Dylusions Paints and Dylusion stencils for the background.  Added some light modeling paste with punchenella in the upper left corner.  I cut the butterfly out and colored with watercolors.  I added touches to it using white and black pens.

Sorry to be so short today.  I've started a project of cleaning up the office / stamp room and it's way beyond me I think!  I'm a hoarder like most stampers when it comes to stampy crafty stuff so it's hard to purge and organize.  While looking around my small space I do realize that I have things organized and labeled, it's just that there is SOOO much of everything and not enough room. 

 I would love to see your crafty spaces and organization ideas!!!  Please share! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, May 4, 2015

Fun Challenge with the Crafting Station

Hey there!  Today it's my turn to share a card on the Crafting Station blog and facebook page.  Here is what I created:


You can find this cute digi over in the SPICED SUNSHINE ETSY SHOP.  Then be sure to hop on over to the challenge group HERE and play along.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Just Us Girls - Word Week

It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge!  It's word week and the word is TWINE.  So pull out our bakers twine and come play with us!


Here is what I did using Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and an itty bitty from Unity.



Supplies I used

Be sure to swing on by the blogs of the DT members:

Tenia Guest Designer for MAY


Just a reminder:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our May challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of June.
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. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS291. 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, May 7. 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!

Thanks for coming by!
Cheryl



Come play with us!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo May Challenge

 

Happy May!!  It's time again for another MIXED MEDIA MOJO challenge!  This month we are playing Tic Tac Toe!  Here is the board:


The challenge is to pick 3 across like playing tic tac toe and the Twist is to use them all!  I used them all! :-)

This was created on an 8x10 canvas board using Dylusions paints, stencils and stamps!



 Alcohol Ink covered chip board

 Lots of stencils

 Lots of Stamps used


Stamps, washi tape, chipboard, gesso - You can see that all here 

 Gesso with a stencil and Wink of Stella (glitter) on top



 I used Wink of Stella on the boots - the glitter. Washi tape in a few places around the edges

 Ribbon used on her dress as the belt


I hope you will come on over to MIXED MEDIA MOJO and play along with us this month!  You will have a chance at being our Mixed Media Diva for the month and our guest designer in July!


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria