Saturday, October 13, 2018

Just Us Girls

Happy Saturday and welcome to another fun Just Us Girls challenge.  This week Carol is our hostess for Trend Week.   She has picked Celestial Elements as our trend.  Can't wait to see all of your out of this world creations.


Here is what I came up with using the Tim Holtz Star Stencil and 2 Unity kits called: We Treasure You and Stylin Stars.  For my galaxy background I used Distress Inks.



Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team:

Linda - October Guest Designer



Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January. [JUGS is taking a December month break] 

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, Oct 18. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. T

Thanks for playing along. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!

Till next time!

Maria

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Just Us Girls


  
Welcome!  This week Nancy is our hostess with Just Us Girls. It's word week and she picked "Sympathy".

Here is what I created using 2 Unity Kits called: Kindness like yours and ...abundant blessings




Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team:

Linda - October Guest Designer



Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of January. [JUGS is taking a December month break] 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, Oct 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!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Just Us Girls Wild Card Week


It's Wild Card week at Just Us Girls.  Our amazing hostess Angie has picked STRIPES as our theme this week.

I found this fun striped paper in my stash and went along with the Christmas / Winter theme.  These images are from Unity Stamp Co and called Snow Snow Cute.


Be sure to visit our Design Team Members and check out their amazing creations:

Julie Beech - September 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. [Please limit your entry to 3]

 Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday,  Oct4th. 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!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Unity and Brutus Monroe Hop


I am so excited and thrilled to be a part of this hop.  Unity teamed up with Brutus Monroe and with his design team we are doing a blog hop (and instagram hop if you are on IG).

Wonderful new background stamps created by Brutus Monroe have been released with Unity.  I got the pleasure of working with Hit the Brick one.


I paired this wonderful background stamp with Unity's Stay Strong kit.  Such fun.  I used oxides for my background which gave it such a fun distressed look.   Take a peek at this simple quick tip video I made using this fun background.


Here is a second card I made using Hit the Brick from Brutus Monroe.  I paired it with Be The Light kit.  My background I heat embossed in blue and then applied Squeezed Lemon distress ink over the top.


I hope you will come hop along with us on this wonderful hop.  Be sure to visit all these blogs as I know the will provide amazing inspiration as well as a chance to win some goodies!
Amanda
Angeline
Camille
Donna
Echo
Gaylynn
Heather
Karen
Lisa
Mandi
Maria
Noelle
Robyn
Sharon
Shemaine
Stephanie
Brutus Monroe
Berina
Heather
Jess
Lauren
Marie Nicole
Sharon
Waleska
Unity Stamp Co

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Just Us Girls - Photo Week


Happy Saturday!  Maria here with this week's Photo Challenge.  I know many people are sad to see Summer end but I just love Fall it's my favorite season. So I had to pick a fun fall picture for you all.  I can't wait to see what you guys do this week.

Be sure to visit our Design Team Members and check out their amazing creations:


Julie Beech - September 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. [Please limit your entry to 3]

 Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday,  Sept 27th. 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, September 15, 2018

Just Us Girls Color Week



Welcome to color week with Just Us Girls.  This week Bobby is our hostess with the colors Gray / Coral and one color of your choice.

My card is using the kit called So Dang Happy from Unity Stamp Co.  I added Coral colored gems to he center of the flowers and added Green for the leaves as my choice color.


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

Julie Beech - September Guest
Bobby
Vicki
Angie

Ina


Come play along!

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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday,  Sept 20 . 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, September 1, 2018

Just Us Girls - Word Week

This week Ina is our amazing hostess for Word Week and she picked Celebrate! I can't wait to see what you do with this fun theme.

I used the new border from Unity Stamp Co called Charm - Border Background.  The sentiment is from hugs, kisses & birthday wishes.



Check out our amazing Design Team:
Julie Beech - September Guest Designer


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

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Just Us Girls Photo Week


I was inspired by the colors and the back to school theme for this one.  I had this great image from the Unity Kit of the month my desk already stamped out and thought it was perfect.  I then thought well there are no books like this in the picture so I incorporated the kraft and black colors.



Be sure to check out the creations of our amazing Design Team:

August Guest Designer; Ros Crawford


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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, August 23. 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, August 18, 2018

Just Us Girls Color Week


Angie is our hostess with Just Us Girls this week for color week. She picked the colors: Light Green, Aqua and Pale Yellow.



Here is what I came up with using 2 kits from Unity Stamp Co called: Let Your Dreams Bloom and Life Should Be.  I like aqua colors so I used more of that and the green is in there on parts of the butterfly.  I used copic markers to color.

Be sure to check out the creations of our amazing Design Team:

August Guest Designer; Ros Crawford


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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, August 23. 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, August 11, 2018

Just Us Girls Trend Week


Sue is our hostess this week with trend week.  She picked a super fun hot trend called fast watercolors. Here is a link to Jennifer McGuire's Fast Watercolors.    

Supplies used:
Flower and Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co
Honeycomb die - Darice
Background pattern paper - Recollections
Distress Inks to color flower
White Emobssing powder - Stampendous!

Be sure to check out the creations of our amazing Design Team:

August Guest Designer; Ros Crawford


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

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Just Us Girls Word Week


This week I'm hosting over at JUST US GIRLS and it's word week.  I picked BEACH as our word.  I hope you will come play along.


Here is used an image from Unity Stamp Co.  The background papers I had in my stash not sure who makes them.  But the blue is water like and the beige layer is a picture of sand as scrapbook paper.

Be sure to check out the creations of our amazing Design Team:

Welcome to our August Guest Designer; Ros Crawford


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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, August 9. 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 28, 2018

Just Us Girls Photo Week


Nancy is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls for Photo Week!  She picked this great floral picture!

I used a new stamp kit from Unity Stamp Co called Step Out Peony.  This is an awesome multi step stamp set!  The stamps are cut with unique points which allow for aligning each layer perfectly.   I used it with various shades of Oranges and Greens from Ranger Archival ink series.  



Come check out the creations of our design team:

Last week as Guest Designer - Julia Aston


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, August 2  . 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, July 26, 2018

Unity Inspiration Blog Hop


Welcome to the Unity Inspiration Hop! You should have arrived from Mandi's blog.  If not check the list below for the full list of design team members hopping today!  You don't wan to miss a thing!  Loads of new fantastic Christmas/Winter themed stamps released! 


Here is what I made with 2 of the new kits:

Always had my heart

A quick tip video using Fun Flock with this fantastic image



Special Winter Friends


Quick tip using Unity Sequins
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.
{We will announce the winners on the Unity blog MONDAY night.}
The official hop list!


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

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