Saturday, June 17, 2017

Just Us Girls Color week


It's color week at Just Us Girls.   This week Bobby is our hostess and picked the colors yellow, aqua and brown.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Here I used stamp images from Unity Stamp Co.



June Guest Designer - Estelle TBT
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our June challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of August.  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, June 22  . 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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Unity New Release and Blog Hop



The new Uniquely Unity Monthly Subscription kits:

New Release - Hello Little Birdie


Quick Tip for you:

New Release : Glowing and Beautiful



Be sure to check out some of the great sales going on:

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Just Us Girls Word Week


This week at Just Us Girls Ina is our hostess for word week and our word is Die-Cuts!  How awesome is that?  So pull out your favorite dies and come play along!


These butterflies is from a Stampin Up Butterfly Sizzix Die called Beautiful Butterflies.  My sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co from a kit called Rebuild Your Life.

Be sure to visit our amazing DT:

Estelle TBT - June Guest Designer
Nancy


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 August.

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, JUGS395.  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, June 8th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo and Annoucement

Hello peeps and welcome to June!!  The new Mixed Media Mojo Challenge is now live but first for a little announcement. 

Since facebook is a huge deal now and many crafty challenges and sites work off of it we created a MMM FB group where we will share our creations during the month as well as the place for you to link up your challenge creations.

Please join us at MIXED MEDIA MOJO CHALLENGES.  Please share with all your crafty friends!



Here I used the small Dylusions Journal.  I had a background of golden paints already on the 2 pages.  I then stenciled over it with the numbers (Dylusions) and Stars. The graduation images and sentiments are from Unity Stamp Co.

Our MMM Design Team:
Aditi


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Unity Inspiration Wedneday

Hey there!  I'm up on the Unity Stamp Co blog today with inspiration Wednesday.

Today's inspiration are these Washi tapes. I saw the wine ones in Michael's one day and had to have them.  I paired them with the top one from my stash and decided I needed to use them along with some wine themed Unity stamps.

Here is what I came up with:

I didn't get a video of the process but I took some pictures:

I started with a tag and Distress Oxide Inks.  I put down the color using the daubers you see here, then spritz with water to get the oxide effect.



I used the Unity Kits: Friends I Can't Forget and a round of cocktails.  I stamped the wine glass in  distress ink of Shabby Shutters on the bottom of the tag.  Using the Misit tool I stamped the sentiment using embossing ink twice then sprinkled on white embossing powder by Recollections. Heat set it.  On a white piece of cardstock stamped the glass again using Ranger black archival ink.  I colored with some Tombow markers and cut out.  Adhered it over on the the stamped wine glasses on the tag and added clear glitter glue.   

Then I added my washi tape and some bling.



Be sure to swing on by the Unity Blog and Shop for loads of fantastic inspiration.  And don't forget to come on over the Unity Show & Tell to share your fabulous creations!




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Just Us Girls


This week Nancy is our hostess for Photo Week and check out this awesome photo she found:




Here is what I came up with using layers of white:

The middle is a doily with a sliver shimmer heart.  The sentiment is an old one separated from original packaging but I believe it's either Unity Stamp Co or Gina K.


Be sure to visit our amazing DT:

Kathie Durgan - May Guest Designer

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 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, JUGS395.  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, June 1st. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria




Friday, May 26, 2017

Unity Stamp Co. and Misti Blog Hop

Welcome to the Unity Stamp Co and Misti Blog Hop!!


I'm so excited to be a part of this awesome hop today!  I made a few cards and simple videos to show you the FABULOUS misti tool in action with Unity Stamps!


This guy is called ...Earth laughs in flowers

A simple quick tip on using the fun Misti tool:



For this one I used the new Mirror image stamping tool and the kit called That Stinks

Here is a quick tip video I made using the Misti along with the mirror stamping tool and this cute kit:



Be sure to hop along to check out all the amazing creations and for your chance to win!

Maria Levine - YOU ARE HERE!
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget... everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner's choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. Please leave a comment by May 30th at noon central time to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Just Us Girls Trend Week



This week our Just Us Girls hostess is Sue and she has trend week.  Sue picked making a background using Distress or Oxide Inks.  


I used the May Layers of Life kit from Unity Stamp Co and created a background for the butterflies using Distress Oxide inks.  I used Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber with Spiced Marmalade.


Guest Designer - Kathie Durgan

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. . 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 18th   . 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, May 6, 2017

Just Us Girls


This week I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls and picked the word Mother for word week.

I made this using a new release at Unity Stamp Co called:



Guest Designer - Kathie Durgan
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. . 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 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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Unity Blog Hop

Unity is 9!   It's time for the Unity Birthday Blog Hop!  

There are TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.
— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —
Here are some projects I made using some of the new releases:

There Is You


May LOL - Beautiful Moments - Unity Quick Tip



Finished cards using May LOL kit:


No Regrets

Check out these awesome Birthday Deals:





Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Just Us Girls


Hey there!  Judy is our hostess at Just Us Girls this week and it's Wild Card Week.  Judy picked Paper Piecing!

Here is a fun wine glass image called "Friends I Can't Forget" from Unity Stamp Co:


THe paper I used in the glass is actually an ombre style of pinks but the picture doesn't grasp that well.  I used a different pattern paper for the "inside" up top. 

Be sure to swing on by the blogs of our amazing Design Team:

April Guest - Laurie Unger

Come play along:
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our April 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, May 4th. 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, April 22, 2017

Just Us Girls Photo Week

Chris is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it's Photo week.


Here I used images from the April Kit of the Month from Unity Stamp Co.

I pulled the colors for my inspiration and the flowers:


Just Us Girls Design Team:

Guest Designer: Laurie Unger


Come play along with us!

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our APRIL 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 27th.
The Linky Tools form will close at that time. 
Our "Chic of the Week" will be announced the following Friday morning. 

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, April 15, 2017

Just Us Girls Color Week

It's Just Us Girls Color Week and Ina is our hostess. She picked the colors Peach, Lemon and Pink.


Here is what I did using the cute bunny from Unity Stamp Co called Lil Wee Bunny:



Be sure to go visit our fabulous Design Team:
April Guest Designer - Laurie Unger

How to play:

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our APRIL 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, 20th April . 
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!!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Just Us Girls Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and our hostess Sue has picked Multi-Step Stamping.  


Here is something I made using a fairly new kit from Unity Stamp Co called You Are This


April Guest - Laurie Unger

Come play with us:

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our April 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 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Unity Stamp Co Blog Hop

Welcome to the Unity Spring Release Blog Hop!  There are some fun new stamps released today! If you missed the release check them all out on the Unity Stamp Co website. 


April Sentiment Kit:

Quick Tip:



Sorry It Stinks - Itty Bitty:


A quick tip I did using Lil Wee Bunny:



Be sure to hop along with the entire Design Team for your chance to win some Unity goodies!

Be sure to swing  on by the Unity store and check out all the great deals going on this weekend.






Till next time!

Maria