Saturday, July 21, 2018

Just Us Girls Color Week



Lisa is our hostess with Just Us Girls this week and it's color week!  The colors she picked are aqua, pink and white.

Here is what I created using Unity Stamp Co stamps:


I stamped the image using Gina K Designs amalgam ink (available at Unity) and colored using Tombow markers.  Cut these flowers out and used Stampin Up dimensionals to adhere to card.

Come check out the creations of our design team:

Julia Aston - July Guest Designer

How to play along with us:

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 in your post. [This is the only rule I will follow for the winner this week] 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.  

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 28th. 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Just Us Girls Trend Week


This week Bobby is our hostess at Just Us Girls and it's Trend Week!  She picked Watercolor Background for the trend.  This is a great one so many ways to achieve this.  I decided to use my Distress Oxides for my watercolor background.

I used a smoosh technique with my Dylusions acrylic block.  Basically you add some ink (I used Oxides) to the end of the block, spritz water and smoosh down on your paper.  I used Distress Watercolor paper.  My images and sequins are from Unity Stamp Co and the ribbon is Stampin Up.


I used this block.  Added color like you see here and spritzed with water.  Placed down on the watercolor paper and just pressed on it and lifted.


Be sure to stop on by our amazing design team for loads of inspiration!

Julia Aston - July Guest Designer


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

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. [Please limit your entry to 3] 

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 28. 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Just Us Girls Word Week


I picked these yummy lemons from the July KOTM from Unity Stamp Co.  I colored them in using Tombow markers and used Nuvo Glitter drops on the lemons for some glitzy shine.


Close up of Nuvo Glitter Drops

I hope that you will visit our very talented Design Team for loads of inspiration and to play along!

Julia Aston - July Guest Designer

How to play along with us:

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 in your post. [This is the only rule I will follow for the winner this week] 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.  

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 16th . 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Just Us Girls - Anything Goes Week



Welcome to another Just Us Girls!  This week Vicki is our fabulous hostess with Wild Card week and she picked "Anything Goes"! I hope you will come play!  Vicki is even tossing in a prize this week if we get over 75 entries to the challenge.

With it being the 4th of July this coming week in the US I wanted to do a patriotic themed card.  This set was just released over at Unity Stamp Co and it's called Stronger Together. 

I colored the flowers with Tombo markers and added a few drops to the centers using Nuvo Glitter Drops.


Check out what the amazing Design Team came up with:

Hannelie - June Guest Designer

Come play along with us:

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 in your post. [This is the only rule I will follow for the winner this week] 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.  

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 5th . 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Just Us Girls Photo Week

It's photo week this week with Just Us Girls and I'm the hostess.  Well you all know how much I love owls and this photo I found on Pinterest was perfect!  I hope you will come on over to JUST US GIRLS and play along with us!


The pineapple is from Avery Elle and I paper pieces it.  I grabbed the yellows and green, the pineapple and the owl from the photo! The owl and sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.  Pattern papers by Recollections and the cardstock from Stampin Up.

Check out what our amazing design team came up with:
Guest Designer- Hannelie Bester
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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, June 28. 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Unit Inspiration Hop with Graciellie Designs!


Welcome to the Unity New Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Today the Unity Design Team is hopping with the Graciellie Design team!
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win.
Here are a couple of cards I made using the new fabulous release!


This beautiful flower I used water colors to color it.  I added Spetrum Noir sparkle to it but the camera didn't pick it up. The sequins on the bottom are Unity's new sequins.  These are from the Elsa pack.


Come hop along with us:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Just Us Girls Trend Week



It' Trend week and Alcohol Inks is our challenge.  I created my background using a dry technique that Sally Lynn MacDonald created to use on the Gel Press plate!  Basically you apply alcohol inks t a gel press plate and because they dry pretty quick you can then using a basic paint pull a print.  Check out her great video here.




Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team:

June Guest Designer -- Hannelie Bester






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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, June14th. 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!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Just Us Girls Word Week



Sue is our hostess this week with our word challenge!  This week the word is OUTSIDE.  So anything that reminds you of outside goes! 

I decided to pick this beautiful Swan image from Unity Stamp co.


June Guest Designer -- Hannelie Bester





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. [Please limit your entry to 3] 

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, June 7th . 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!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Just Us Girls Photo Week



Nancy is our hostess for photo week and she picked this beautiful sunflower image!  I love sunflowers!  I was running late this week making my card and for some reason could not find my sunflower stamp.  I know I have at least one or two.  So I went with this image from Unity Stamp Co because I figured it looked like a sunflower a bit at least (sort of).  


The picture didn't capture it well but I used yellow stickles on the flower for some glitz and shine.


Be sure to go visit our entire design team for loads of great inspiration:

Patti Kehl - May Guest Designer
Carol
Bobby

Come play along!



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. .

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 31 . 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 19, 2018

Just Us Girls Color Week

Welcome to Just Us Girls color week.  Lisa is our hostess this week and she picked the colors Aqua, Navy and Grey!  I decided to use this classic car image from Unity Stamp Co for my card.


Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team for loads of inspiration. 



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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 24   . 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Just Us Girls Trend Week


This week Angie is our fabulous hostess and she picked STENCILS for our trend week!  Fun stuff.  Here is the stencil and stamp set I used:

Here is what I did with it:
I stamped the butterfly with my Misti and colored with Tombo Markers.  I used a Stampin Up Sizzix embossing folder and SU cardstock.

Be sure to go visit our entire design team for loads of great inspiration:

Patti Kehl - May Guest Designer
Carol
Bobby

Come play along!



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. .

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 17th . 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, May 5, 2018

Just Us Girls Word Week


Welcome to Just Us Girls!  This week Sue is our hostess for Word Week and she picked SHADOW as our word.  So pull out those shadow stamps and die cuts and come play along with us!

Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:

Be sure to go visit our entire design team for loads of great inspiration:

Patti Kehl - May Guest Designer
Carol

Come play along!



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. .

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 10th . 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.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy 10th Birthday Unity! - Unity Inspiration Hop



Happy 10th Birthday Unity!  I can't believe it's been 10 years since Unity started.  I'm proud to have been a huge fan since they opened and now honored to be a part of the design team and Unity family.

Today we celebrate!  Amazing new releases and a great Design Team Blog Hop you won't want to miss!





Quick tip with this fun new feather:

Quick Tip:





Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Just Us Girls Photo Week

Happy Saturday and welcome to another Just Us Girls challenge.  Vicki is our hostess this week for a great photo inspiration week.  I just love all those black and white patterns.  I went with that, the olive green and the red flowers for inspiration.

Here is what I came up with:



Be sure to swing on by our amazing and talented design Team for loads of inspiration!

 April Guest Designer - Karren Johnson
Carol

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.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 3rd. 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.

Till next time!

Maria


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Just Us Girls Color Week


Welcome to Just Us Girls and this week is color week!  Our amazing hostess is Carol and she picked prominently Purple!

Here is the card I made using Unity Stamps:


Be sure to swing on by our amazing and talented design Team for loads of inspiration!

 April Guest Designer - Karren Johnson
Carol

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.
Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 26. 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.

Till next time!

Maria


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Just Us Girls Trend Week



This week Lisa is our hostess for Just Us Girls and it's Trend Week!  She picked Black and White Stripes as our trend.

I used an image from Unity Stamp Co called Mice Lil' Thank You.  I used a frame embossing folder and dies from Stampin Up.  My black and white striped paper was cut out from a die cut set from SU that I didn't even know I had.  I was searching for the paper (believe it or not I have none but found one 6x6 piece!) and the nesting type die set fell out from in between some paper pads! Score! 


Be sure to swing on by our amazing and talented design Team for loads of inspiration!

 April Guest Designer - Karren Johnson
Carol

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.
Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 19. 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.

Till next time!

Maria