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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo

It's April 1st and time for another fun challenge with Mixed Media Mojo!  



I made this tag:


I used Distress Oxides and Unity Stamps.  

Here are a few pics of some steps:



On this layer I used a Dylusions stencil to create drops which is my version of the twist of "showers".

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to swing on by the Mixed Media Mojo blog to play along and see what the Design Team cooked up this month!

Till next time!
Maria

Just Us Girls



This week is word week at Just Us Girls!  Our word is "SEA".  I picked this mermaid stamp from Unity Stamp Co called Sammy Girl.  I used Distress Oxide inks on the background trying to create a water effect.


Please be sure to swing on by our fabulous Design Team members to check out their amazing creations.

April Guest Designer; Laurie Unger
Judy
Lisa
Sue


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 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo Birthday page tutorial

Today I'm sharing a tutorial on MIXED MEDIA MOJO of my birthday themed page this month.

This month we have a great sponsor once again with Everything Mixed Media!



I used the new Dina Wakley Media Journal.  



This is one of the watercolor pages.

Steps:

I used one of the watercolor pages in the book.  This book is fantastic and has 4 different type of papers: handmade cotton rag watercolor paper, burlap, kraft paper, and thin fabric canvas.  I started with Distress Oxide inks direct to paper.


Like the regular Distress line the Oxide's react with water.  And you can create layers upon layers and get an "oxide" effect which is slightly different from the regular distress inks.  Be sure to dry your layers in between.



Distress Oxide inks are unique because they are a fusion of dye and pigment ink which creates a chalky like finish. But it's not chalk ink.   


Stampin Up Stencil and spray ink from Lindy's Stamp Gang

Just a little Distress Spray stain for fun


In Powerpoint I created balloon shaped images and printed out on cardstock

Sprayed sheet with Dylusions sprays.


Cut out

"stamped'" balloon into Perfect Medium added clear embossing powder and heat set. Creates a great clear sheen.


Used pop dots/dimensionals to adhere to page along with paper string from Tim Holtz.  I stamped in black the sentiment "party" all around the edges to create a border. 




Liquid Enamel by Ranger makes a great accent

Unity Stamp Co Stamp and Tombow Markers

I thought it would be fun to create my enamel dots to be used later.  On wax paper (the waxy side) I put some drops of each color and let dry.  Then you can easily remove them and adhere to projects.

I used those enamel dots on the cake.




Thanks so much for stopping by!  There is still time to play along with us this month and for your chance to win a gift certificate from  Everything Mixed Media!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just Us Girls Photo Week


Vicki is our hostess this week for Just Us Girls for Photo Week.  Check out how cute that butterfly is and those colors!

So here I used some stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

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

Vicki

How to 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 May.  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, March 30th . 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, March 11, 2017

Just Us Girls



It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge.  I'm up this week as hostess and it's Trend Week.  I picked stencils.  I love stencils and have a ton of them.  They are perfect for your cards, mixed media and art journal pages.

Here is what I did using Unity Stamp Co stamps and some stencils:



Steps and my stencils for the background:






 March Guest Designer; Nancy Salkeld
Judy

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 May.

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, March 16. 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.