Saturday, February 27, 2016

Take a Leap with Just Us Girls!

It's photo week at Just Us Girls!
I took inspiration from the colors but also the word leap and thought of FROG.  But GUESS WHAT?  I couldn't find a frog stamp in my collection.  Seriously!  I know I wouldn't buy one really but I still didn't believe I couldn't find one.  I'm sure there is one somewhere buried in all the wooden stamps I have stored and don't use anymore.  SO since I wanted to use a frog and couldn't find one I decided to make one.  I like carving stamps it's pretty cool.  Of course I never (not sure you can with hand carving) get them carved so they print really crisp but to me that's the beauty of hand carving.

Here is my card:
The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.

Here is the carving:


Be sure to swing on by the Design Team to check out their wonderful creations:


Pamellia - Feb Guest
Come play along with us:
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 #332 . 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, March 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.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Maria


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Altenew Challenge

I'm playing along with this month's Altenew Challenge!


This is the challenge an Inspiration challenge:



Here is what I did:



I used Stampin Up Cardstock and ribbon and heat embossed these flowers in gold. I colored using 2 shades of Tombow markers and blending with water. The Altenew set is called Hennah Elements Clear.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, February 22, 2016

Unity Show & Tell

Over on Facebook Unity hosts a new challenge each week starting and ending on Thursdays.  This week the challenge is to use red and kraft.


Here is what I created using the great owl kit from Unity called going to be owl right.


Here are products I used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Just Us Girls Color Week




It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Cheryl is up as our hostess! Our colors this week are Teal, Aqua and Navy!

Here is what I created using a set I got from Fiskars called Up in the Air.




Be sure to swing on by the Design Team to check out their wonderful creations:


Pamellia - Feb Guest
Come play along with us:
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 #331 . 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, February 25. 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


Monday, February 15, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo - Let's Soar!

I'm up today on the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge page!  Here is the art journal layout I posted:




Be sure to come on my the MIXED MEDIA MOJO blog to check out all the details and more pictures from this layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like my Let's Soar layout!

Maria

Sunday, February 14, 2016

LIL HOOT

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Today I have a Lil Hoot card to share that I made.




Some supplies I used:



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Just Us Girls Trend Week


This week at Just Us Girls Ina is hosting our Trend week and we are adding tags to our cards!

Here is what I did using Unity Stamps and a manilla Ranger tag:


I used Stampin Up cardstock for the base.  I embossed (Lifestyle Crafts) the black piece, added Tim Holtz paper tape and some buttons.  The lace ribbon is Stampin Up and the fiber is by EK Success called Adornments.  I used simple watercolor for her hair and eyeshadow.

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS blog to play along and visit the Just Us Girls DT!

Pamellia - Feb Guest

COME PLAY WITH US:

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 this post.  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 February 18 . 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, February 11, 2016

You Fill My Heart

Today I'm playing along with a challenge blog called Get Creative Challenges.  This week's challenge theme is to use Hearts.  I'm also going to enter it for their Design Team Call as well.

Here is a Valentine's Day card I made:


Close up of the layers for this card:

I love using pop dots and creating dimension on all my cards.

I captured some pics that show what products I use:



I think I'll give this card to my daughter for Valentine's Day.  Next up to make one for my son.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge



This month at The Mixed Media Card Challenge our theme is Red and the optional element is Hearts!

Here is what I did:


I used some old Valentine paper I had in my stash, the jar is a stamp from Michael's dollar bin.  In the end I went with this card but I'm not thrilled with it.  But sometimes you just go with the flow.

Be sure to swing on by The Mixed Media Card Challenges and play along with us.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just Us Girls

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls!  This week Vicki is our hostess and our word is Valentine!

Here is what I came up with using a cute Lawn Fawn stamp set and some Stickles.  

 Close up of gumball with stickles

The Lawn Fawn set I used

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


Pamellia
 - Feb Guest

COME PLAY WITH US:

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 this post.  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 February 11 . 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

Monday, February 1, 2016

Just Us Girls Wild Card Week


Yikes so sorry coming in a little late with Just Us Girls this week!  I totally thought I had it posted had a very busy weekend and didn't get to check in until today and realized crap it's in draft!  Sigh...

Anyhow....  This week is Wild Card Week and we are playing Tic Tac Toe!  I went with Buttons, Stamps and 3 Layers!

Here is what I came up with:
This cute fox is from Unity Stamp Co.

Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls Design team to check out all their fabulous creations!
                                                                      Vicki Parson  - Jan Guest
DEEPTI  - Jan Guest
Come play along with us:

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

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Mixed Media Mojo - Hearts a Plenty!

It's time for another Mixed Media Mojo challenge!  This month our Theme is HEARTS with the optional twist of Paper Piecing!


Here is what I created on a 9x12 canvas board:

Here are some of my steps:










Check out what the Design Team made:










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! 



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

Maria