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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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Just Us Girls


Happy Saturday!  Nancy is our fabulous hostess this week for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Ink Blending is her pick.

Here is what I did using Distress Inks and Distress Oxide.



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, JUGS401.  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 13th. 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


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Just Us Girls




Can you believe we are up to our 400th Challenge with Just Us Girls??  WOW!  So awesome! I love being a part of this wonderful team for all 400 challenges!  

Vicki is our hostess this week and for this special occasion she picked the word "CELEBRATE" for our word week.

This week to celebrate we also have some amazing sponsors:

Our Sponsors are:
Random winner: [1 choice of a stamp set, and 1 ink pad]
and

]The Chic of this Week will win a $15 gift certificate AND, 1 random winner has their choice of a 4x6 stamp set, or 2 [in-stock] 3x5 stamp sets.]

A huge Thank you to both these companies!!
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Here is what I created using this great stamp from Unity Stamp Co called: Candles and Cake.  I used my Misti to stamp this up in multiple colors  using the Dylusions Mini Inks in the colors: Paradise Teal, Majestic Violet, Vibrant Fuchsia. I left it in the misti then stamped Perfect Medium and embossed with a clear embossing powder by Recollections.


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

Cheryl McAskill - 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. . 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 6th . The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. I will also be announcing the prize winners.

Play along with us but please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Maria



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Just Us Girls Color week


It's color week at Just Us Girls.   This week Bobby is our hostess and picked the colors yellow, aqua and brown.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Here I used stamp images from Unity Stamp Co.



June Guest Designer - Estelle TBT
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. . 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, June 22  . 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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Unity New Release and Blog Hop



The new Uniquely Unity Monthly Subscription kits:

New Release - Hello Little Birdie


Quick Tip for you:

New Release : Glowing and Beautiful



Be sure to check out some of the great sales going on:

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Just Us Girls Word Week


This week at Just Us Girls Ina is our hostess for word week and our word is Die-Cuts!  How awesome is that?  So pull out your favorite dies and come play along!


These butterflies is from a Stampin Up Butterfly Sizzix Die called Beautiful Butterflies.  My sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co from a kit called Rebuild Your Life.

Be sure to visit our amazing DT:

Estelle TBT - June Guest Designer
Nancy


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 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.  If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS395.  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, June 8th. 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




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo and Annoucement

Hello peeps and welcome to June!!  The new Mixed Media Mojo Challenge is now live but first for a little announcement. 

Since facebook is a huge deal now and many crafty challenges and sites work off of it we created a MMM FB group where we will share our creations during the month as well as the place for you to link up your challenge creations.

Please join us at MIXED MEDIA MOJO CHALLENGES.  Please share with all your crafty friends!



Here I used the small Dylusions Journal.  I had a background of golden paints already on the 2 pages.  I then stenciled over it with the numbers (Dylusions) and Stars. The graduation images and sentiments are from Unity Stamp Co.

Our MMM Design Team:
Aditi


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Unity Inspiration Wedneday

Hey there!  I'm up on the Unity Stamp Co blog today with inspiration Wednesday.

Today's inspiration are these Washi tapes. I saw the wine ones in Michael's one day and had to have them.  I paired them with the top one from my stash and decided I needed to use them along with some wine themed Unity stamps.

Here is what I came up with:

I didn't get a video of the process but I took some pictures:

I started with a tag and Distress Oxide Inks.  I put down the color using the daubers you see here, then spritz with water to get the oxide effect.



I used the Unity Kits: Friends I Can't Forget and a round of cocktails.  I stamped the wine glass in  distress ink of Shabby Shutters on the bottom of the tag.  Using the Misit tool I stamped the sentiment using embossing ink twice then sprinkled on white embossing powder by Recollections. Heat set it.  On a white piece of cardstock stamped the glass again using Ranger black archival ink.  I colored with some Tombow markers and cut out.  Adhered it over on the the stamped wine glasses on the tag and added clear glitter glue.   

Then I added my washi tape and some bling.



Be sure to swing on by the Unity Blog and Shop for loads of fantastic inspiration.  And don't forget to come on over the Unity Show & Tell to share your fabulous creations!




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Just Us Girls


This week Nancy is our hostess for Photo Week and check out this awesome photo she found:




Here is what I came up with using layers of white:

The middle is a doily with a sliver shimmer heart.  The sentiment is an old one separated from original packaging but I believe it's either Unity Stamp Co or Gina K.


Be sure to visit our amazing DT:

Kathie Durgan - May 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 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.  If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS395.  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, June 1st. 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