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
video

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Showers of fun with Just Us Girls


Lisa is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls!  It's word week and she picked SHOWER. I found this super cute duck image in my stash that I love but hardly use and thought it's perfect for this challenge.  The duck image is from DRS Designs and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.




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

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, 10th 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, July 29, 2017

Just Us Girls




Ina is our Just Us Girls hostess this week for Wild Card week!  She has picked to use something old and / or something new.  When I read it I read it as old and new LOL.  

So my stamped image is a NEW stamp from Unity Stamp Co called Wintertime Friends.   My pattern papers, the snowflake and twine type tape are all old from my stash.  I've had those snowflakes for years and every year I use one or 2 for holiday / winter cards.



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

Guest Designer [last week] - Aileen


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, 3rd 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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Just Us Girls Photo Week

Bobby is our fabulous hostess this week for Photo week.  Check out this amazing summer scene she found.

I came up with this.  The pattern papers I had in my stash but I believe are from the Target Dollar spot from a few years ago.  The watermelon image is from Unity Stamp Co.  I stamped it three times using my Misti.  I have to say I LOVE the Misti.  I wasn't sure about it but it's great.  You can repeat stamping if needed so easily.  You know how sometimes your first impression is not inky enough or clear enough with the Misti you can easily keep stamping and get that perfect image.  I added sparkle glitter glue by Studio G for the seeds just because you always need a little sparkle.



Be sure to swing on by our AMAZING design team for loads of fabulous inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Aileen Ryan


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, July 27. 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, July 15, 2017

Just Us Girls


It's Just Us Girls Saturday!  Welcome!  Today it's Color Week!  This week Nancy is our hostess and she picked the colors Pink, Dark Pink and Blue!

Here is what I came up with using the July Sentiment Kit by Unity Stamp Co called Hugs Kisses & Birthday Wishes.



Guest Designer; Aileen Ryan


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.  If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS402.  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, July 20th. 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.

I hope you will come play along with us!

Maria


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Unity Blog Hop and New Release

Welcome to the Unity Stamp Co Blog Hop!  There is so much fun on this hop including great new releases by Susan Weckesser, Planner Girls and brand new Envelope Art stamps!

Here are some projects I made and a few simple Quick Tip videos for you:

A tag using Tim Holtz Tag die set and the new Unity release called Patience and Hugs Kit.


Using the new kit called Fairy Dust



This is the fantastic July Sentiment kit called Hugs, Kisses & Birthday Wishes




Sentiment from the July Kit of the month

Simple Quick Tip



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 —

Be sure to check out all the fantastic sales going on including the new releases!







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