Saturday, April 30, 2016

Just Us Girls



This week at Just Us Girls Ina has a great wild card challenge for us and that is to make a favorite fold or shaped card.  I used to make these types of cards a few years back. I loved the apron style card, I used to use my dies.  I haven't done a shaped card in a long time so this was super fun.

Here is what I came up with:


I just cut a simple outline for the take out cup and then embellished it!  If only my Starbucks cup was like this!

Be sure to swing on by Just Us Girls to play along with us this week!

Till next time!

Maria

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Unity Girl Challenge

Unity Stamp Co has a weekly challenge on their Unity Show and Tell Facebook page.  This week it's a Unity Girl Challenge!

This is what I created!  My background was created using Watercolor crayons by Recollections.  I scribbled them down and used my wet finger to blend out.  Then I embossed over it.  I colored my girl using Dylusions Inks on a brush. 





Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Crafty Sunday

Hey there!

Angela the owner of Unity posted a cute video on the Unity Facebook page last night of her making a super simple cute card.  And there is a challenge to go with it to recreate her card and post it as a comment to the video.

Here is my simple version of what Angela made:


This is using one of the Unity Layers Of Life past kits and Ranger Archival inks.  Super quick and easy I think it took a minute to make.  It took longer to find the stamps to use and take a picture of it.  I also distressed the edges.

Be sure to check it out at Unity and check out the big sale and new releases at Unity Stamp Co.! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Just Us Girls



Here is what I did using a Unity Itty Bitty:
 I colored using some Distress Markers and added some Wink of Stella to the glasses

I tried to capture the glitter from the Wink of Stella which you can see a bit in this close up.


Be sure to swing on by our Design Team:
Angie Cimbalo - April Guest
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 MARCH 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 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 THURSDAY, April 29th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.Please limit your entries to 3. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!
Thanks for playing along!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Get Creative Challenge

It's time for a new GET CREATIVE CHALLENGE!  This week the sponsor is Rick St. Dennis Digital Stamps and Coloring Pages.

The theme is Gothic/Medieval.   Here is what I did with my digi girl:


I colored my girl using Dylusions Spray inks.  I spray colors in a palette and use like paint.  Be sure to swing on by the blog and come play along with us!

Till next time!

Maria


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Just Us Girls Color Week


It's time for another Just Us Girls and it's color week!  This month's colors are Lavender, Peach and Ivory.  I pulled out a cute Lawn Fawn set called Critters in the Jungle!

Here is what I came up with:


My ivory looks a little white but it's ivory.  It's the SU vanilla.


Be sure to swing on by our Design Team:
Angie Cimbalo - April Guest
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 MARCH 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 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 THURSDAY, April 21st. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.Please limit your entries to 3. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!
Thanks for playing along!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Colorful Play

This week I decided to play around in my Dylusions art journal.  I wanted a challenge of sorts so I randomly picked things to play with.  I without looking did pull out 2 stamp sets very randomly and the paints I did look and pick ones I wanted but did so quickly without thinking about it much.  In the end I added some stencils to the page from stencils that were on the corner of my desk and additional inks for the stamps.  I'm going to link this over at A Colorful Journey for Aprils Let's Play.

Steps I used:

The supplies I picked.  The sheet on the right is a print I pulled on a gelli plate using deli paper.




 Pulled out additional items to stamp with





 I wanted to color the birds brightly so I needed something else


 Finished

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Just Us Girls

This week is Trend week at Just Us Girls and Sue is our hostess!  She picked smooshing as our trend.


Here is what I did. 

 I decided not to smoosh the entire background just the edges.  But I used Dylusions sprays with water.  I also colored her using Dylusions sprays and a water brush:





Angie Cimbalo - April Guest
Come play along:
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our MARCH 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 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 THURSDAY, April 14th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.Please limit your entries to 3. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!
Thanks for playing along!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Just Us Girls


Here is what I came up with:


The chickie (I should have created rain around her but ran out of time) is from DRS Designs.  The layout was created using A die-anamic from My Favorite Things! I colored her with Tombows.


Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS DESIGN TEAM blogs!



Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our MARCH 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 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 THURSDAY, April 7th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.Please limit your entries to 3. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!
Thanks for playing along!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo!

Happy April!  This month at Mixed Media Mojo we are Recycling! 


I hope you will be inspired to play along with us this month!  With April 22 being Earth Day we thought this was a great month to do some recycled crafting!

Be sure to stop by our fabulous design team to see what they cooked up below is a hint as to what they recycled!

 Hazel - Recycled Postcard Sized Magnet

 Irit - Old Canvas Recycled

Jannet - Old Mint Tin 

 Lucyna - Sardines Can

Barb - Recycled Book Pages 

Deb - Upcycled Canning Lids

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! 

Mixed Media Card Challenges


It's April and time for a new challenge with the Mixed Media Card Challenges!  This month the theme is SUNSHINE with an optional element of Bricks.  Here is what I did (totally meant to add bricks and forget :-()





Thanks for stopping by!

Maria