Thursday, December 29, 2016

Unity Blog Hop



Welcome to the Unity Design Team Blog Hop!  I'm excited to share some projects that I made this month for Unity!

Here is a tag I made using Journee Girl

Here is a quick tip video I made sharing her two toned hair:




 A fun "fur vest" using BRYSTL GIRL


A quick tip video sharing the fun fur vest:




Check out this fun freebie!



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Thanks so much for stopping by!








Saturday, December 10, 2016

Just Us Girls



Welcome to another Just Us Girls Challenge! This week it's trend week and our trend is JARS.  I found an old Jar stamp in my collection.  I stamped it on some Christmas pattern paper and cut it out. to make this super simple card.


Be sure To swing on by our DT:
Guest Designer; Teresa Gregory
Judy
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our Dec challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of Feb 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, Dec 15. 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, December 9, 2016

Coffee Lovers Bloghop!


The super fun Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop starts today!  Be sure to go check out all the great coffee inspired posts and creations!

Coffee being my FAVORITE drink I am excited to participate.  I used the kit from Unity Stamp Co called Joy to Go!  The background papers are from Christmas packs I got at Michael's from the Recollections line.  I die cut the trees.


 Unity Stamp Co is a sponsor for this fun hop so be sure to swing on by!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Just Us Girls



It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge!  This week is word week and our hostess Nancy has picked: Christmas Tree.  What a perfect word for the season.

Here is what I did using a Tree and Circle dies:


The penguin and sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.


Guest Designer - Theresa Gregory

How to Play:

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

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, JUGS372.  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. 8th. 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.

Can't wait to see you in our gallery!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Mixed Media Mojo

Can you believe it's December?  And it's time for another Mixed Media Mojo challenge!  This month we are thinking Winter Holidays with a Sparkle Twist!


Here is what I did using dies and stencils on a 6x6 canvas board:

I took pictures of the steps:










                                  
                                Check out what our amazing Design Team came up with:

Marjut - December Guest Designer




I hope you will play along with us this month! Please link up on the MMM blog 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!






Maria

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Just Us Girls


It's Just Us Girls Challenge time again!  This week Vicki has this amazing photo inspiration for us!  Check out those silver and purples!  

Here is what I did using Snowglobe Wonderland from Unity Stamp Co.  I found that silver/shimmery background paper in my stash and thought it would work great with this challenge. 



Be sure to visit our fantastic Design Team:

Cecile - Nov Guest
Bobby
Judy
Ina


Come play along:

Just 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 2017!  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, December 1st . 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!

Maria

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Just Us Girls Color Week

This week is color week at Just Us Girls.  Our colors to use are teal, purple and gold.  

I created this using this month's Kit of the Month from Unity Stamp Co and my Dyluisons spray inks with a brush.  I just messy colored the flower for a fun effect. 




Be sure to come swing by the Design Team blogs to check out their amazing creations!

Nov Guest Designer - Cecile

How to play along:
Just 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 . 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 24th. 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!

Maria

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Just Us Girls

It's trend week at Just US Girls and our hostess Bobby has a great one for us to use Metallics!  

Here is what I created using images from the November Unity Stamp Co kit of the month:


I used ribbon that was double sided with silver and gold.  My image is mounted on gold glimmer paper and I colored the glasses, bracelet and her nails with gold!

Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls fantastic Design Team for loads of great inspiration.


Nov Guest Designer; Cecile


I hope you will come play along with us this week. 

Just 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 . 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 17. 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!

Maria

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Unity Blog Hop



It's Unity Hop Day!  And the entire Unity Design Team is hoppin!

Check out these 3 cards I made with kits releasing tonight:


Love to Go Kit



2 winners will receive a fantastic Unity Prize pack!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Now go hop! :-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo November

It's time for another fun Mixed Media Mojo challenge!  This month we are thinking Autumn and Metallics!






I created a video sharing steps to making this canvas which is 6x6:



Check out what our amazing Design Team has come up with:

 Deb

How to play along:

I hope you will play along with us this month! 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!

I hope you will come play along!

Maria

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Just Us Girls

I'm up on the Just Us Girls blog this week as hostess for Wild Card Week!  Our challenge is use a sentiment as your main image/focus for your card.

Here is what I did with a fun Halloween image from an old Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the month.  I think this one was from 2014.



I hope you will play along with us this week.  Be sure to check out what our fabulous Design Team has created and swing on by their blogs to say hi. 

Guest Designer - Jaydee
Ina


I hope you will come play along with us this week. 

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, Nov 3. 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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo Spooky Fun

I'm up on Mixed Media Mojo today sharing my simple composition notebook journal.  Using a compo book is a great way for anyone to just let go and have fun.  So don't be intimidated to get started in art journalling.

This year I signed up for a class by Joanne Sharpe called Artfully Inspired Life.  It's a year long class where each month she shares a fun alphabet, a mantra and some journalling ideas.  For this I used the recommended more expensive book but wanted somewhere to practice lettering.  My friend and I decided on a compo book and got started with decorating the cover and glueing pages together (Since the compo pages are rather thin) then adding washi tape around the sides.

Here is my front, very simple nothing fancy just paper and washi tape, then I used packing tape over it to protect the papers. (mind you this is NOT a journal I ever intended to share it was meant to just play around in and practice and not care if pages looked good or not)


All the pages in washi:

I was so addicted to getting all the pages taped up it was fun and I love how it looks!  So recently I created a Halloween/Spooky page and thought what the heck I'll share it.  There's something about this book that I just love.


The background was me just messing around with Recollections Color Splash Watercolor crayons and Distress Crayons.  Just want to test them out etc. I used some Unity Stamp Co stamps and the cats is actually a stamp from the Michael's dollar bin.  Tim Holtz Halloween Stencil and rub ons.  I just had fun messing around and playing with this and since it fits with our theme this month I thought I'd share.

This is great for those of you who are intimidated by making art or art journaling.  Take that inexpensive compo book and just play around with supplies you have on hand.  Start by going through your notebook and glue every two pages together that will provide some stability. I used a glue stick.  Then just get started.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to play along with our current challenge over at MIXED MEDIA MOJO!

Thanks so much!!


Maria


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Just Us Girls


This week with Just Us Girls Judy is our hostess for color week.  Our colors are Olive, Gold and Rust.


Be sure to swing on by our amazing DT:

Jaydee -Guest

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, October 20th. 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.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Just Us Girls



It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and our hostess this week Sue has come up with Pineapples which seem to be a trend among stamp companies now!  

Here is what I came up with use a fun Pineapple stamp from Avery Elle.



Jaydee - Oct Guest
Lisa
Sharyn
Chris


Come play along with us!

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, October 13th. 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.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Get Creative Challenge

Hey there! It's time for another fun challenge at Get Creative Challenge!  This month we have a great sponsor:


Our challenge is to use Stitching of some sort, real or faux.  Here is what I created:


Be sure to swing on by the Get Creative Challenge Blog to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Just Us Girls





This I used a past Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month.

Jaydee - Oct Guest


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

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 6. 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.