Saturday, July 25, 2015

Just Us Girls Inspiration Week

It's Just Us Girls Photo Inspiration week! Here is the photo:



Here is what I did using Unity Stamp Co stamps:


This came out way simpler than I wanted but I was in the middle of vacation planning and packing when creating this card.

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS DT:
LINDA BEESON - July Guest Designer








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

 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, JUGS303.

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 . 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, July 18, 2015

Just Us Girls - Color Week

It's time for a great Just Us Girls Color Challenge this week!
Believe it or not, any one of these are great for beach shoots. They pop against that sand and water.
 Please use 3 and whatever neutrals you need.

Here is what I did using actually most of the colors:-)


This is a fun Itty Bitty stamp from Unity Stamp Co.

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




LINDA BEESON - July Guest Designer








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

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, JUGS302. 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 . 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, July 11, 2015

Just Us Girls Trend Week


This week at JUST US GIRLS it's trend week and we are using GOLD somewhere on our cards or projects.

Here is what I did using a cute Unity Stamp Co image:



I used gold tissue paper in the background and the "mesh" type "ribbon" in the middle has cold in it.

Be sure to visit our Design Team for loads of inspiration:


  LINDA BEESON - July Guest Designer








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

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, JUGS300. 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, July 9th . 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, July 4, 2015

Just Us Girls Celebration!! 300th Challenge!!!



It's our 300th challenge over at JUST US GIRLS!!!  So cool! And we have a few AWESOME sponsors!

First up let me share with you the card I made:



I used a Martha Stewart Stamp for the bird, sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  The ribbon and floral embossing folder is from Stamping Up!

Check out the great sponsors we have for our 300th Challenge!

Inspired by Stamping
Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.
$25.00 gift certificate

$25.00 gift certificate 



STAMPlorations is a California-based small company owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. We began in June 2013 selling clear stamps based on Shery's designs. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs; 2 amazing stamp designers creating stamps alongside Shery; ARTplorations, our exclusive line of stencils; a stamp club; and a design team consisting of 21 amazing paper crafters who regularly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Through our stamp line, we aim to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!"

$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils 



We would also love to WELCOME BACK [to help us celebrate] 3 previous Guest Designers;

NANCY PENIR - November 2013
[The first Guestie from when we started the feature back up]

GERI BAILLY - January 2014

JUDY WOODLAND - January 2015

Thanks Ladies for joining Just Us Girl's in our celebration!!



LINDA BEESON - July Guest Designer








Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our July challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of September. 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, JUGS300. 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, July 9th . 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Along with the Chic of the Week [who will win a gift certificate too], I will also be randomly choosing 2 winners for the 2 remaining gift certificates.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July early and FWF!

Happy 4th of July weekend!!  I know many today is a day off and tonight are fireworks!  So I wanted to share a patriotic themed card for Friends with Flair this week:





I used the kit called Ragged 'Ol Flag.  I used Ranger Distress inks direct to the stamps, sprayed with water and stamped onto Ranger water color paper.  In archival grey I stamped the words over it.  The base is Real Red by Stamping Up. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Maria

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo Christmas in July!

It's Christmas in July over at Mixed Media Mojo with a twist of Santa!

Here is what I came up with:


I started with a 5x7 canvas:


Pulled some scrap Christmas papers and used a gel medium to adhere to the canvas:


 A few other supplies I used:

Sorry I didn't get more step by step pictures.  I usually get going on a project and forget to take pics! 

Be sure to come play with us this month at MIXED MEDIA MOJO!

Maria

Mixed Media Card Challenges - July!

Hey there it's time for another Mixed Media Card Challenge!  This month we are a little blue.....



Here is what I did:


I started with the Ranger Tim Holtz water paper.  I added Dylusions paints on it then used stencils and punchanella along with ART C colored modeling paste.  The flowers is a stamp from Paper Smooches and I masked them. I colored with simple water colors and added a little bit of Wink of Stella but the photo doesn't grab the cool glitter.


That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria