Saturday, July 31, 2021

Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week


 


Happy Saturday!  It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge.  Sadly this will be my last with the team.  I've been here for 595 challenges since the very beginning.  I never planned on leaving the team but it's hard to make cards.  While I will not stop stamping and making cards but COVID and everyone home and still home has made it difficult for card making.  My hubby works from the office which is where all my stamping supplies are.  So since the beginning of all this I have resorted to the kitchen table and went back to drawing and art journaling since it's less supplies. I usually try to sneak a card in at night or weekends.  

Anyhow, I picked a good challenge to end on which is Anything But a Card!  This week I picked up a art journal at my local art supply store and it's a 7x7, pretty cool size actually.  I immediately wanted to play in it and here are two pages I was able to create in the last few days from my kitchen table :-)

This first one is using paints from Deco Arts, Posca Pens, Stencil from Recollections and a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set by Tracy Weinzapfel. 



This second one started with Dina Wakley gloss sprays, Posca pens and a shimmer paint by Deco Arts. All the flowers are hand drawn reason why they are so wonky! LOL! But overall in the end I liked how it came out wonky and all!  


Anyhow it's been a fantastic run with Just Us Girls!  All the best to the team in the future!! Hugs to all! 



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

Chrissie Stokes - 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. 
  • Upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. 
  • Leave 2 a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at 3 the bottom of this post.
  • Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, JULY 29th  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. 
  • Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

MARIA



Saturday, July 24, 2021

Just Us Girls Photo Week





Welcome to another fun Just Us Girls challenge.  This week Nancy is our amazing hostess with Photo Week.  

Here is what I did using her fun photo above:


I used Unity Stamp Co images for this card.  I took solid paper and used an embossing folder for the 2 colored panels.

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

Chrissie Stokes - 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. 
  • Upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. 
  • Leave 2 a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at 3 the bottom of this post.
  • Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, JULY 29th  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. 
  • Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

MARIA



Saturday, July 17, 2021

Just Us Girls Color Week

 


Happy Saturday! Angie is up this week as our hostess with Just Us Girls for color week.  She picked Yellow, Teal and Grey.  Here is what I came up with using some images from Unity Stamp Co.



Chrissie Stokes - 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. 
  • Upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. 
  • Leave 2 a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at 3 the bottom of this post.
  • Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, JULY  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. 
  • Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

MARIA

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Just Us Girls Trend Week


Happy Saturday!  Sue is up as hostess for Trend Week and she picked Recycle as our trend.

Recycling to reduce waste, think of using packaging, security envelopes (some pretty patterns on the insides),  old book pages or magazines, let your imagination run wild with this.

I recently got a shipment of awesome wines from Dry Farms Wines and used the insert they included in the packaging.  I cut it down and used it as a background for my card. 


 Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Chrissie - Guest Designer
Come play along with us!

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. 
  • Upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. 
  • Leave 2 a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at 3 the bottom of this post.
  • Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, JULY 16  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. 
  • Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

MARIA

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Just Us Girls Word Week


Happy Saturday!! This week with Just Us Girls Bobby is our hostess with Word Week and she picked the word "Script".  I pulled out this sentiment from Unity to use and went simple.  


                Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Chrissie - Guest Designer
Come play along with us!

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, July 8th.  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 26, 2021

Just Us Girls


Happy Saturday!  This week Vicki is our amazing hostess with Just Us Girls for photo week.  Check out this cool photo she picked for inspiration:

 
I used Oxides and Distress inks for my background, realizing now I should have gone a bit darker :-) And the images are from Unity Stamp Co.



Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Fran - Guest Designer
Come play along with us!

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, July 1st.  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 19, 2021

Just Us Girls - Color Week


Happy Saturday and Welcome to another Just Us Girls!  This week is color week with Cecile as our hostess.  She picked Orange, Poppy Red and Hot Pink.

I pulled this fun flower from Unity Stamp Co along with the image.  I used Versafine Clair inks for the colors. The pink may not be a total hot pink but it was as close as I had on hand. 



Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Jacinda - May Guest Designer
Come play along with us!

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, June 24th. 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 12, 2021

Just Us Girls



Happy Saturday and welcome to Just Us Girls!  This week Carol is our hostess for Trend Week.  And she picked to make a card with no stamps!  Ok while I LOVE my stamps of course this is an awesome challenge.  I've been following Tracy Weinzapfel for years and recenlty joined her group "My Artful Journey"  Tracy has always been known for floral paintings and mixed media.  I've always loved drawing florals as well and following her is such an inspiration.

So I drew the flowers and painted them with watercolors.  The sentiment is from an OLD letter rub on pack from Stampin Up!


Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Jacinda - May Guest Designer
Come play along with us!

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, June17th. 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 29, 2021

Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week

Happy Saturday!  Welcome to Just Us Girls this week is Wild Card week with Angie!  Angie picked Spots/Dots for our challenge this week. 

I paper pieced this fun coffee cup from Unity Stamp Co and layered the card.  Even used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder for my background. 



  

Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Jacinda - May Guest Designer
Come play along with us!

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, 27th May. 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 22, 2021

Just Us Girls Photo Week



Happy Saturday and welcome to Just Us Girls photo week!  This week our hostess is Cecile and she picked this lovely floral image.

Here is my take using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.



Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Jacinda - May Guest Designer

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, 27th May. 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 15, 2021

Just Us Girls Color Week


Happy Saturday and welcome to Just Us Girls!  This week I'm hostess for color week and I picked Yellow, Blue & Lavender!

Here is what I did using great images from Unity Stamp Co!







Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Jacinda - May Guest Designer

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, 20th May. 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 8, 2021

Just Us Grls - Trend Week



Happy Saturday and welcome to JUST US GIRLS!  This week Ina is our hostess for Trend week and she picked layers! I love this one, I always love to add layers and layers to my cards.

Here I used images and pattern papers from Unity Stamp Co.





Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Jacinda - May Guest Designer

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, 13th May. 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

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Dare 2B Artzy May Challenge - D2BA

 


I decided to play along with this Month's Dare 2B Artzy challenge with is FLOWERS!  Now I've been loving Tracy Weinzapfel style (well have for years) and love being a part of her Artful Journey.  I've always loved drawing and playing in my journal by drawing and painting has been awesome.  

But of course I still love my stamps and Tracy's line with Dar 2B Artzy.  I've collected a few of her sets with them and love to use them in my art journals. But being a big cardmaker for years I thought this challenge would be perfect to make a card an play along.


For this card I used watercolor paper.  The stamp set by Dare 2B Artzy is called Love is in the Air, the sentiment is from the set called Tiger Lillies.  I colored the flowers and background with Prima Watercolors and just inked the edges with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.  I kept it simple.  

Go check out the fun challenge on their blog - Dare2BArtzy

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Just Us Girls - Word Week



Happy Saturday! This week with Just Us Girls Sue is our Hostess for Word Week and she picked Float.   
Here is what I did:


This is an old stamp I had in my stash so actually not sure what brand it is but regardless it works great for this week's theme.


Be sure to visit our amazing Design Team:

Jacinda - May Guest Designer



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 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, April 24, 2021

Just Us Girls Photo Week


Happy Saturday!  Bobby is our amazing hostess this week at Just Us Girls for Photo Week!  She picked this lovely photo:


Here is how I was inspired from this photo using images from Unity Stamp Co.


Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team:


Claire - April Guest Designer

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. [Please limit your entry to 3.] 
  • Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 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're excited to see what you create for Just Us Girls!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Just Us Girls COLOR WEEK



Welcome to Just Us Girls!  Lisa is our hostess this wee with Color Week!  She picked some colors based on the Distress line of colors by Ranger.  I used these exact Distress Ink colors to create my colorful background. The owl is a die from Gina Marie Designs and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.


Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team:

Claire Apostoloff - April Guest Designer

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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 22nd. 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, April 10, 2021

Just Us Girls- Trend Week


Happy Saturday and welcome to JUST US GIRLS.  This week our hostess is Carol who has Trend Week and picked to use more than 1 Stencil.  I used this fun background shaped stencil with 3 colors and the sentiment is a stencil as well. 


Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team!

Claire Apostoloff - April Guest Designer

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. [Please limit your entry to 3] 

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 8th . 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, April 3, 2021

Just Us Girls Word Week


Happy Saturday and welcome to Word Week with Just Us Girls!  This week our hostess is Angie and her word is Stripes!  

I dug through my pattern paper stash and found this striped sheet which I paired with the ice cream cone from Unity Stamp Co.



Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team!

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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 8. 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, March 27, 2021

Just Us Girls


Vicki is our hostess this week with Photo week:

Here is what I did using Unit Stamps.  I really should have highlighted the edges lighter but didn't think and realized it after the fact.  


Stop on by our amazing design team:

Shawna Standish - March Guest

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. [Please limit your entry to 3] Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 1. 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, March 20, 2021

Just Us Girls Color Week


Nancy is our hostess this week for Just Us Girls and color week!  She picked Dark Green, Yellow and Grey.


Be sure to swing on by our amazing Design Team:

Shawna Standish - March Guest

Come play along with us:

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. [Please limit your entry to 3] 
The deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 25th. 
Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria