Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Swirly Bird with Swirly Scribbles

You would not believe how many stamp sets I have that I have not touched yet--seems I can not get in the swing of things--my studio is a bit all over the place and each card I make has me up and down stairs and back and forth from old house to new house looking for things--not as fun as creating when everything is in one place.

That is part of the reason I decided to begin doing classes now--so I would have to create.  This was one of the cards that we made at the last All Occasions Class--it uses the Swirly Bird Stamp set with the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies that come in the bundle--I love the bundles that Stampin Up has been selling you know if you get the set you are going to want the dies to go with it so might as well save some MOOLA--right?!

Below is a list of all the supplies used for the card--you may have to scroll down on the side to see them all--can't seem to get them to load the other way right now.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today--hope to see you soon. 
Lots of challenges and classes to prepare for!
Mary Jo

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sweetest little baby bear.

I am really struggling with getting back on track with posting on here.  I think I have a plan to get back on track--we shall see.  I do have a few cards made that I have not shared though so I will begin with this darling little bear card.

Isn't this just the cutest little bear ever.  This is one of the new realistic three step stamps in the new catalog.  It is so cute in so many different colors.  I can't wait to play with it again.  A quick tip for you if you have this set---when you stamp each layer line up the armpits of the bear and it will look so cute when done.  I originally tried to line up the head and body but it wasn't working right.  This is such a simple card bu really really cute.  I used Crumb Cake ink stamped off once for the base, then the next layer was full Crumb Cake and the top layer is Soft Suede.  Cute as can be.  Garden green is the base of the card and the color used for the bow--it is stamped off once for the base layer then used full strength for top details.

Thanks for stopping by--hope you enjoyed my card.
Mary Jo

 Here are the supplies used on the card:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Team Blog Hop!

So the weirdest thing happened!  I posted this a few days before the day it would appear on here for you guys to see.  Then I got up early on Monday morning and check out my post--looked good and thought I can't wait to see the rest of the teams samples--but have to run got a few crazy days coming up.  Now those crazy days came and went and here I come to check out the other designs and to check out the hop via my links on my blog and there is NOTHING on my blog anymore but pictures!  All of the writing and links are gone--WHAT???!!!!  That has never happened before??  So needless to say this post as been more than messed up for the last two days.  I am going to try to fill in some details but am not home and don't really have time to do all that I did originally--sorry.  But here I go....  Welcome to this months blog hop.  Again I am sorry if you were here and it was not what it was supposed to be -- some crazy glitch I guess...

All of my cards for today are continuing to use the new and limited Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I mixed it with the new in-colors and some Soft Suede and Whisper White.  Love the new in colors.  And this set is crazy versatile--any gender, any occasion!  My goal for today's cards was to make some gender friendly cards to keep in my stash--so I have them for ANYONE--male or female.  The first card is using the new in color Emerald Envy and Soft Suede along with the woodgrain embossing folder.  I also used a few circle punches.  You can see a complete list of supplies for all cards at the end.

This card is using Dapper Denim.  Love this color and I love any stamp set with birds and these cute little ones are so fun especially with the matching dies so there is no fussy cutting.  Love that!

And finally I chose to show off the Peekaboo Peach in color.  Love how all of the new colors match so nicely with the soft suede color.  I love the leaf in this set--so pretty and again can be cut with the matching die!

Thanks so much for stopping by for this hop--be sure to check out the rest of the teams designs!  They are all so talented you will not be sorry.  Next in the list is Nancy Amato--you can get there by clicking the image below.

And here is the whole line up in case you find yourself needing it.

                                                                                                                                                Nancy Amato

Tamra Davis

Connie Deibler
  - http://www.conniestamps.com/2016/08/remarkable-blog-tour-thoughtful-branches.html 

Deb Lehigh

Anne Matasci

Audra Monk

ichele Reynolds

Pam Staples

Janet Wakeland

And here is the supply list...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 203

So I found a new to me challenge--which I will need since I will not be doing my own challenges again--at least not for a while.  It is hard enough to just get back up and running

BTW--I am looking for challenges to play along with--what are your favorites??  
Leave me a comment so I can check them out.

I still need to get 90% of my supplies from my old home.  Who knows when that will happen.  So in the mean time thank goodness for NEW SUPPLIES!  I am creating cards for my first class of my new demonstratorship which of course will have to use the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set since it is only available for a limited time.  It is amazing anyway so I am glad to play with it first.  So with all of that being said here is my card for the challenge......

I so love trees and nature!  It truly makes me feel relaxed to just sit and look at them.  Hence my reason for using them on this card--this could be a sympathy card or just for someone who is going through some hard times.  Here is the inside of the card.....

And of course I need to show you the sketch challenge too....

I don't have very many--or should I say I only have two embellishments available to me at the moment--rhinestones and Linen Thread--so I had to be a bit creative with them!  Why not come over and play along--it is a fun sketch! 

Supplies used:


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Team Blog Hop!

I can not believe how excited I am!  Finally I created--first time in well over a year!  And how fun it was.  I am so happy that I decided to join my Stampin Up! Team blog hop--it forced me to finally get my butt in one spot--forget about all the new home stuff and just create!  It was so fun.  I used the new bundle called Thoughtful Branches.  What a great stamp set that comes with coordinating dies! This bundle will be available for non-demos from August 2nd until the 31st.  I combined the bundle with the brand new in colors.  Love them   

So let me show you some of what I created for your viewing pleasure today.  My first project is actually going into a 12x12 frame and being sent to a friend of mine who is fighting cancer and other difficult things at the moment.  Thought it would be a nice reminder that I am thinking of her....Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall....

Isn't that fun--I love when you can make a stamp set work for any season or time of year.  This really is  a super versatile set.    I actually chose to make a simple thank you card next--one that could be used for any gender!  This time I used the the leave stamp and die.

I am really loving this new color Emerald Envy.  A really nice shade of green. I used the new in color Designer Paper stack too.  Love the font on the printed side of this paper.  Finally I had to make at lest one card with the hydrangea image as they are my favorites!  So I used the new Flirty Flamingo ink and paper for this fun girly card.

 As I said previously this is such a fun set to work with--believe me you will be seeing much more with it from me!  Now that I created a few things I have the desire to do it more and more--of course you know how that goes.  So so good to be back!  Supplies listed at very end of post.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I am thrilled to be back in action and hope that you will return again real soon.  Be sure to hop on over to Nancy's blog to see what she created for or hop. I know it will be amazing--our team is full of fabulous talent!  Click the link above or the image below to go to the next blog on the hop.  The entire blog hop list is also inserted for your convenience.

Thanks again for visiting please take a moment to leave a comment with you thoughts.
Mary Jo

List of all participants:

Supplies used:

Paper Pumpkin and good news!

Good News!  I have a post coming with my first creations in over a year!  I am participating in a blog tour tonight so stay close to see the new creations.  Hint---I am using a brand new set that will be available next month!  

Paper Pumpkin

Remember I am just beginning to get my Stampin Up! business started again after my year or so off--and since we have a great challenge from out home office for Paper Pumpkin I thought I better share this and see if I can get a few of you interested 😜
If you are NOT crafty, If Are you Crafty? If you Know anyone who is crafty? If you Want to be crafty? If you have bored kids to keep busy.
One product I sell has something Everyone and Anyone reading this can be creative with AND it's a great gift for someone else and perfect for all ages.
We are having a corporate challenge to increase our subscriptions to a monthly kit service we sell which is why I'm sharing today. I love a good challenge.
This video is only 1-1/2 minutes long and does an awesome job explaining our monthly kit in the mail. You can try it just once or keep on trying. No strings - you can cancel at any time. Be sure, when you go to www.paperpumpkin.com that you identify me as your Demonstrator. Thanks for reading this and please tell a friend or give a gift to someone you love!

Don't forget about the special going on now.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I just re-joined!

Still am not set up to start stamping yet--but getting closer everyday!  I re-joined Stampin Up!  Yesterday and I am not working on my new website for YOUR shopping pleasure!  Getting more excited every day! 

My new website

Have you seen the new catalog yet?
Do you want one when I get mine?
Let me know and I will be sure to get one to you! 

Only a few more days!  Waiting NOT so patiently!

Mary Jo

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello my friends, sorry I have been gone so long.

Wow, it has been a long six months or so--many changes, some good some bad.  A new year and a new home.  I wanted to pop in to let you all know that I am alive and well--although it was questionable at times, lol!  I have missed my crafting and hope to get back to it soon.  I will not have all of my supplies for a while yet, but I have a few and I am itching to get back to it!  Thanks so much for all the private e-mails and prayers, they were all felt and appreciated.  So with that said I hope to be back to crafting, sharing and my tutorials soon. 

By the way, what is YOUR favorite new stamp set--I have been out of the loop and need some suggestions! 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stamp Set for Sale

Prices do not include shipping--priority and combined shipping.  Paypal for payment unless other arrangements are made.  This is the first batch of stamps and they are all wood.

   Stamp set                                               OriginalPice

Wild Rose--set of 12 Definitely Decorative $34.95 $22
All I Have Seen--set of 4  $14.95 $8
Burst into Bloom-set of 4 $11.95 $7
Upsy Daisy -- set of 4 $18.95 $11
Sweet Dreams  Hostess set of 6
The Art of Life Hostess set of 4
Pocket Silhouettes--set of 6 $18.95 $11
Happy Harmony - set of 6
In Full Bloom - set of 9 $24.95 $15
Garden Silhouettes Hostess set of 6
Pocket full of Posies set of 4
Remembering You set of four $10
Basket of Kindness - set of 6 $28.95 $20
Time Well Spent Hostess set of 12
Looks Like Spring set of 6 $29.95 $20
Pick a Petal set of 11 $27.95 $18
Blooming Beautiful - set of 5 $25.95 $15
Daisy set of 13 Definitely Decorative $29.95 $20
Watercolor minis set of 12  $17.95 $11
Pretty Peony set of 12 $36.95 $25
Polka-Dot Posies set of 8 $21.95 $15
Serene Sunflower set of 9 $28.95 $20
Roses in Winter set of 9 $28.95 $20
Simple Sketches set of 12 $28.95 $20
Doodle This set of 5 $31.95 $23
Older and Wiser Hostess set of 9
Fun and Fast Notes set of 8 $30.95 $22
Pun Fun set of 8 $30.95 $22
Happy Heart Day set of 7 $20.95 $15
A Little Birdie Told Me set of 12 $25.95 $18
Happy Camper set of 10  $31.95 $23
Cause for Celebration Hostess set of 9
Infinite Goodness Hostess set of 6
Haute Couture Hostess set of 7
Reverse Prints Hostess set of 3
Along the Same Lines Hostess set of 4
Office Accoutrement set of 10 $31.95 $23
Nice and Easy Notes set of 8 $26.95 $18
Teacher Time set of 6 $16.95 $11
Wreath of Roses on stamp has bite marks on wood $19.95 $10
You are My Sunshine set of 9 $22.95 $15
Little Trucks-set of 6-ink on wood $19.95 $10
Monster Mania set of 6  $21.95 $15
Carte Postale set of 11 $25.95 $18
What Could Be Better Hostess set of 10
Seaside Sketches set of 6 $27.95 $20
On gossamer Wings set of 9 $28.95 $20
Summer by the Sea set of 6 $28.95 $20
Weather or Not set of 4
A Wish for You set of 4
Mon Ami set of 4 $14.95 $11
Baroque Motifs set of 6
Wonderful Wings set of 4
Totally Cool set of 7 $19.95 $13
Love ya bunches set of 6
To the Finish set of 6 ink on wood $22.95 $15
Out of this World set of 7 $19.95 $13
Tag Time Hostess set of 14
Ageless Adornment Hostess set of 7
Label Classics set of 6 $20.95 $15
Sketch an Event set of 8 $21.95 $15
Something to Celebrate set of 9 $24.95 $15
Darling Dragons set of 6 may have ink on wood $21.95 $15
Fairies set of 4 $17.95 $11
Little Pieces set of 12 $17.95 $11
Balmy Breezes set of 7 $19.95 $13
Calming Garden set of 5 $22.95 $15
Frolicking Frogs set of 5 $22.95 $15
Pretty Princess set of 7 $22.95 $15
Cute Critters set of 4 $11.95 $8
Fishy Friends set of 6 $19.95 $11
Sparkling Summer set of 11 $24.95 $15
Natural Beauty set of 6  $19.95 $11
A Little Bit of Happiness Hostess set of 4
Around & About set of 4 $11.95 $8
Stew Pot Pals set of 7 $26.95 $15
Pocket Fun set of 7 $19.95 $11
Treat Yourself set of 13 $29.95 $17
Mini Mates set of 28 $29.95 $17
Happy Healing set of 8 $19.95 $11
Bugs & Kisses $25.95 $15
Moose You set of 6 $17.95 $11
Mini Messages set of 8 $16.95 $10
Love it Hostess set of 6
Border Builders set of 9 $21.95 $15
Framed Fun set of 7 $28.95 $15
Pines set of 6 $24.95 $15
Stampin' Fun for Everyone set of 7 $19.95 $11
toy Box set of 13 $24.95 $15
Best of Cluck set of 7 $22.95 $15
Right at Home set of 7 $19.95 $11
Bold Butterfly set of 6 $28.95 $17
In the Wild set of 6 $19.95 $11
Suitable for Framing Hostess set of 9
Botanical Garden Hostess set of 3
Little Layers Plus Hostess set of 8
Angler set of 4 $17.95 $11
Little Layers II set of 8 $19.95 $11
Announcements set of 13 $26.95 $15
Flower Filled set of 9 $24.95 $15
Terrific tulips set of 9 $24.95 $15
Stardust set of 4 $19.95 $11
Tags and More set of 8 $19.95 $11
La-Dee-Da set of 8 $19.95 $11
Furnished with love Hostess set of 6
Basket Full of Fun Hostess  set of 13
Wagon Full of Fun set of 10 $34.95 $20
Boho Backgrounds set of 4 $15.95 $10
True Friend set of 6 $22.95 $11
Wanted set of 8 $22.95 $15
Words by Wanda set of 7 $19.95 $11
Express Yourself set of 9 $24.95 $15
Flight of the Butterfly set of 10 $31.95 $18
Fabulous Flowers set of 6 $22.95 $13
Together Forever set of 6 $20.95 $11
One of a Kind set of 6 $19.95 $11
Enjoy Every Moment set of 11 $31.95 $20
A Little Something Hostess set of 6
Rustic Rooster Hostess set of 4
Owl Together Now set of 14 $29.95 $20
Reason to Smile Hostess set of 3
Friendship Blooms set of 5
Delight in Life set of 6
So Many Scallops set of 4
Merci set of 6
BirthdayWhimsy set of 5
Perfect Plaids set of 4 $21.95 $13
I love Music set of 9 $21.95 $15
It's a Girl Thing set of 4
Kids at Play set of 9 $24.95 $15
Blooming with Happiness set of 6
Flower Garden set of 7
The World Over set of 3
Tags so Much set of 6
Close as a memory set of 4 $18.95 $11
Darling Dots set of 8
God's Beauty set of 4
Thoughts of Father set of 3 $15.95 $9
Voila set of 6 $25.95 $15
Only Ovals set of 4 $22.95 $13
Totally Tabs $15.95 $8
Never Ending Joy set of 6 $17.95 $11
All Natural set of 6 $17.95 $11
Petal Pizzazz set of 7 $32.95 $20
Cheep Talk set of 11 $26.95 $18
A Flower for All Seasons set of 4 $14.95 $7
Garden Whimsy set of 8 $25.95 $15
To Have and to Hold set of 8 $24.95 $15
Just Buzzin' By set of 8 $27.95 $18
A Kind Word set of 4 $21.95 $15
The More the Merrier Hostess set of 10
Tart and Tangy set of 4 $12.95 $8
Always set of 11 $28.95 $18
Medallion background  $17.95 $11
Season of Friendship set of 6 $23.95 $15
Shapes and Shadows set of 12 $29.95 $18
Big Blossom Background 
Godspeed set of 6 $22.95 $15
Backwoods set of 5 $23.95 $15
Just Jawing set of 6 $25.95 $15
Very Punny set of 8
Autumn days set of 6 $23.95 $15
Razzle Dazzle set of 5 $18.95 $11
Fifth Avenue floral set of 5 $24.95 $15
Dreams Du Jour set of 4 $18.95 $11
Friends 24-7 set of 6 $25.95 $15
Seaside set of 5 $25.95 $15
All gods Children set of 8 $19.95 $11
figures of Speech set of 8 $21.95 $14
Just Like You set of 9 $24.95 $15
Polka Dots & Paisley set of 6 $18.90 $11
Polka Dots & Petals set of 8 $17.95 $11
Be Happy set of 6 $20.95 $14
Fun Filled set of 8
Serene Spring set of 4
Out of the Box set of 6
Country Morning Hostess set of 4
Friendships Journey set of 4 $16.95 $10
Quick & Cute set of 8 $16.95 $10
In the Stars set of 8 $28.95 $18
Teddy and Friends set of 4 $19.95 $11
For Father set of 4 $25.95 $15
Bundle of Joy set of 7 $22.95 $15
Thanks Tons Hostess set of 2
Spring Solitude Hostess set of 6
Painted Posies set of 8
Party Hearty set of 9 $26.95 $15
Autumn set of 5 $21.95 $15
Animal Valentines set of 6 $18.95 $11
So Cool set of 4 $18.95 $11
Cute and Curly set of 4
Occsasionally set of 8
Autumn Leaf Prints set of 6 $19.95 $11
Under the Stars set of 10 $29.95 $20
Autumn Harvest set of 6 $17.95 $11
Love Matters set of 12 $26.95 $15
Sorting set of 8 $18.95 $11
And Many Mower set of 8 $27.95 $15
Perfect Petals set of 4 $14..95 $8
Sweet of You Hostess set of 6
Sketch a party set of 9 $24.95 $15
Scented Garden set of 4 $16.95 $10
olive You set of 4 $14.95 $9
Simply Said set of 11 $28.95 $18
TrendyTrees set of 8 $17.95 $10
Smorgasborders set of 9 $16.95 $8
Itty Bitty Backgrounds set of 4
animal Crackers set of 5 $19.95 $11
Lots of Bots set of 5 $19.95 $11
Animal Stories set of 4 $15.95 $10
Sayit with Scallops set of 4 $17.95 $10
Punches Three Hostess set of 3
Little Shapes set of 4 $11.95 $8
Jazzed up set of 6 $17.95 $11
Cool Cat set of 6 $14.95 $10
 Little Love set of 12 $16.95 $10
Flowers in Silhouette set of 1 $7.95 $5
Garden Collage set of 3
Stipples Stencils set of 4
Just Hockey set o 3 $12.95 $8
Made from Scratch set of 4
Flowers of Gratitude set of 4 
Close to Nature set of 4
Little Somethings set of 12 $16.90 $10
Just Journaling set of 1 $16.95 $8
Mini medleys set of 12 $14.95 $8
Little Pieces set of 12 $16.95 $8
Listen with the heart set of 2
Around the Block set of 4
Terrific Tags set of 6
Simple Somethings set of 4
Petite Patterns set of 4 $11.95 $8

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