Saturday, November 25, 2017

Just Us Girls

It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge!  This week Vicki is our hostess for Photo week.  Before we get to it just a little housekeeping.  Just Us Girls is going to take he month of December off to spend time with our families during the holidays.  Never fear we will be back in January for all new fun and exciting challenges!  Now onto this week's Photo Week.


Check out this amazing photo Vicki found as our inspiration:


 

Here is what I came up with using an image from Inkadinkadoo:



Trina Pham - November Guest Designer

Come play along:

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as 1 of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January. 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,November 29th . 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! 


Till later!


Maria

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just Us Girls



It's color week at Just Us Girls and Angie is our fabulous hostess for color week.  Angie picked Turquoise, Gold and Brown.

Here is what I did with a brand new release from Unity Stamp Co called Cheers and the sentiment from the kit called Happy Holidays.  I added some Stampin Glitter - Champagne Glass from Stampin Up to the glass.  I've had this glitter forever, I don't think they sell it anymore so I though this would be perfect!


Be sure  to swing on by our AMAZING Design Team to see what they cooked up!

Trina Pham - Nov Guest Designer


Come play with us:
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as 1 of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January.  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, November 23rd. 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 so much for stopping by!

Till later!

Maria

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Just Us Girls


Happy Saturday!  It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge.   This week Lisa is our hostess with Trend Week and she picked silhouette Stamping!

Here is what I came up with using the Unity Stamp Co Kit called Inspired Minds:


I created the background by spraying Dylusions Inks on the paper.  I used 3 of the new colors: Rose Quartz, Periwinkle Blue & Laidback Lilac.

Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team to see all the great things they have cooked up:

November Guest Designer - Trina Pham
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as 1 of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January.  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, November 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! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Till Later!

Maria

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Unity Stamp Co. Blog Hop


Welcome to the new release Unity Blog Hop BROWN THURSDAY!!  I'm so excited to share some new releases with you.

Little Stuff Kit


A Quick Tip Video on how I created the background:


Cuddlebug Kitty Kit

Cuddlebug Bunny Kit

Come hop along with us!




We have 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 —

Thanks so much for hopping along!

Maria

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Just Us Girls Word Week



This week I'm the hostess for Just Us Girls word week!  With it being November and all I picked Thankful! 

Here is the card I made using a sentiment kit from Unity Stamp Co called Abundant Blessings.



Be sure to swing on by our amazing design team:

November Guest Designer; Trina Pham
Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as 1 of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January.

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, November 9th. 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!

Till later!

Maria

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Just Us Girls


This week Judy is our Just Us Girls hostess and she picked this great picture for Photo Week.

Here is what I took from the picture.  I just loved the background so using Distress Oxides I created this background and then ran it through the big shot with the swiss dots embossing folder. This stamp set is from Unity Stamp Co called Winter Blessing.


Be sure to check out our amazing Design Team and what they cooked up this week:
Guest Designer: Karola

Come play along with us:
Please Note: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as 1 of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January.  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, _____ . 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, October 21, 2017

Just Us Girls


Vicki is up as our hostess this week for our Color Week at Just Us Girls!  I used this super cute owl from Unity Stamp Co.  



Be sure to swing on by our fantastic and amazing Design Team:

Oct Guest Designer - Karola
Vicki
Angie



Please Note: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as 1 of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January. 

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, October 26th. 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 so much for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Just Us Girls

This week with Just Us Girls Sue is our hostess and it's word week!  She picked the word LIGHT.


There are so many ways to interpret this word.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  In mine I used an older Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month.  I thought this great lightbulb would be perfect.


Be sure to visit our Design Team to see what amazing creations they cooked up this week:

Oct Guest Designer - Karola Rehnström
Please Note: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as 1 of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January.   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, October 12 . 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 so much for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Just Us GIrls Challenge!


It's time for another fun challenge with Just Us Girls!  This week is Trend Week and Nancy picked a good one: "WORD DIE CUTS".  We all have some of these in our stash so come play along with us.



So I pulled out the Cheery Christmas kit from Unity Stamp Co. for this card.  When I went to find my Merry Christmas word die I couldn't find it only to remember I don't have one.  For some reason I really thought I had one.  I then went with a birthday greeting because now this is the perfect card to give my mom on her birthday which happens to be Christmas Day!

Be sure to go check out what the entire Design Team cooked up for this challenge:

Linda - Sept Guest
Sue

Come Play With Us!

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 November.


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, JUGS413.  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, Oct. 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! 
Please limit your entries to 3.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unity New Release and Blog Hop!

It's new Release Day and the entire Unity DT is hopping!


I have two cards and a quick video to share with you.

This first card is using the kit called Cheery Christmas! I just love this wreath and I wanted something to "hang" it on so I created a simple faux wood background using Distress inks. The wreath is attached using dimensional foam pop dots.

Cheery Christmas



Faux Wood Quick Tip

Check out this sweet teacup kitty! I layered the kitty (using foam dimensionals) for dimension in the teacup.

 Sweet Tea Kitty

Be sure to continue on this hop or if you haven't started from the top be sure to do so on the Unity Stamp Co Blog I promise you will be inspired!
We have 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. Winners will be picked by Kelli!
— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —

Thanks so stopping by!!

Maria

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Beauty Everyday


I'm up on the Unity Stamp Co blog today sharing a card using this month's SMAK kit called TRUEST LIFE.  First take a peek at this amazing kit:




I used watercolor pencils to color in and layered the flower and created a bit of a grungy look. I took one of the fantastic sentiments and cut it up to place around the card.  The center of the flower has a blue glittered brad. 

Be sure to head on over to the blog for more details and to the shop to get your subscription started.


Just Us Girls Color Week


I'm up as hostess for this week's Just Us Girls color challenge.  I picked fall colors for the challenge: Burgundy, Yellow and Orange!  I just love the fall season so these colors are perfect!

Here is what I did with the Unity Stamp Co September Sentiment Kit called Abundant Blessings.


Be sure to swing on by our Design Team who work so hard for these challenges each week and do amazing jobs!!

Linda - Sept 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 November.

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, Sept 21. 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, September 9, 2017

Just Us Girls - Trend Week



Bobby is our hostess this week for Trend Week!  She picked Block Watercolor Stamping!  This is a fun one.  

I used Distress Inks and my acrylic stamping block.  Basically take your first color and swipe it on the top of the block, spritz with water and smoosh on watercolor paper.  I used Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  Repeat in different colors drying in between and overlapping. My sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co and the kit called You Make You.




I used The Misti Stamping tool to get a fantastic dark and crisp color for the sentiment. 

Be sure to swing on by the fantastic Design Team:

Linda - August 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 November.  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, Sept 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

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Just Us Girls



Happy Saturday!  This week Lisa is our Just Us Girls hostess for Word week.  Her word is "SHOES".  I had this stamp in my stash from Unity Stamp Co called Elf Christmas.  I also used a new die set I got at Joannes by Darice for only 7.99!  


Be sure to swing on by our Design Team to see what fabulous creations they have to share with you:


Linda - August Guest Designer
Angie

Come play along with us!

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our August challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of November.  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 the 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, September 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! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Uniquely Unity

I'm up on the Unity Blog today sharing one of the monthly kit subscriptions they have to offer.  Check out the August Uniquely Unity!  So cute!  Each month you will get a small kit like this.  BUT when I say small I mean that because it's just a couple of stamps, HOWEVER let me tell you this owl stamp is as big as the palm of my hand! NO JOKE!  Unity stamps are amazing!


Here is a card I made using this adorable kit:


Be sure to swing on over to the Unity shop to check out all the details to sign up.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Just Us Girls Photo Week


Happy Saturday!  I'm the hostess this week for Just Us Girls and it's photo week.  Check out this fun photo I found on pinterest:

I'm not a summer or warm weather person HOWEVER I do love summer and tropical themed things like this and stamps.


Be sure to swing on by our Design Team to see what fabulous creations they have to share with you:

Darnell - August Guest Designer
Angie

Come play along with us!

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Unity Blog Hop and New Release!

Welcome to the Unity Design Team Blog Hop!
We have a great Phyllis Harris stamp release for you. I made 2 cards using 2 of the new kits.

So Lucky To Have You

Best of Friends

We have 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 —



Come hop along with us!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Us Girls


It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge.  Sue is our hostess this week with color week and she picked RED, BLUE and Yellow.  

I decided to take these colors and go with a back to school theme.  I had these school papers in my stash for a while I believe they are by Recollections from Michael's. The adorable image is from Unity Stamp Co.  I paper pieced the books and just layered the cool papers.  



August Guest Designer - Darnell
Ina

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. . 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, 24th August . 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, August 12, 2017

Just Us Girls

Judy is our hostess this week for Just Us Girls.  It's Trend week and she picked Bring on the SHINE.

Here is what I created:

I guess I went a bit more glittery but it does shine in person.  This is using the kit called Friends I Can't Forget.

August Guest Designer - Darnell
Ina

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. . 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, 17th August . 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