Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Try Stamping on Tuesday!

We have a great new sketch for you this week!  Come on over and play along.  You can view all the details and see what the rest of the team did with the sketch HERE.

Here is my sample....

I am really loving using the photopolymer stamp set Designer Type to make my own sentiments.  Love the Rock On for this cute boat.  My son says that all the time--Rock On Mom!

Here is the sketch from this week...



Details for my card:
Stamps: Designer Type, Moving Forward
Paper: Real Red, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, DP from the Sent with Love bundle
Ink: Real Red
Other: pearls, word window punch, circle framelits, clouds embossing folder

That is it for today! Hope you enjoy your day!
Mary Jo

Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 261 (TSSC261)

Here we go!  A new week--a new sketch.  Remember there are only a few basic rules to play along...

  1. You have a full week to play along!
  2. Create a new card using the sketch as your inspiration.
  3. Use any products you choose.
  4. Add your card to your blog or other on-line spot and link back to this challenge.
  5. Come back here and add a direct link to your sample for the challenge and NOT you home page of your blog--people will not look for your challenge card--trust me.
  6. And this one is not really a rule but a request--get rid of that word verification!  It makes it hard for us to comment on your samples.  It is easier for you to delete the spam then for us to jump through tons of hoops to comment.  If your put your comments on moderation you do not have to worry about spam--you will have the option to delete it BEFORE it ever goes on your blog so you will ALWAYS be safe!
  7. Have fun and tell you friends to play too!
     
    Here is the sketch...
     
     

    And now for my sample...
     
    As I usually do I have combined my challenge with the new Latenightstamper's challenge for the week--we are making cards that celebrate things--in my case I am celebrating my mom!

    Stamps: Wonderful Mom Hearts a Flutter
    Paper: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White and the Sent with Love DP
    Ink: Real Red, Basic  Black
    Other: pearls colored, scallop border punch, corner rounder, framelits

    And now for some samples from the incredible Design Team.....

     
    Amazing cards ladies!  Thanks.  Now it is YOUR turn.  Don't forget to come on back and add you DIRECT link below. Happy Monday!
    Mary Jo
     

     

Top Three for Sketch 260!

Thanks for stopping by today--I have a new sketch challenge for you but first I have my top three picks from last week's sketch.  You can click on any of the images below to be taken to the creator's blog post and see all the details.  And of course since you will already be there it would be great for you to leave a comment.  Here are my top three in no particular order...







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Be right back with the new challenge! Mary Jo 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Simple Masculine Flashback Friday!

What can you do with under five minutes--run to your craft room, pick a stamp and go!  That is exactly what I did this morning with my flashback Friday card--and you know what--I kind of like the results. What do you think?

Do you remember this great stamp set for way back when? I believe it is from 2001.  Great masculine set.


I used only papers and pieces that were laying on my table already--and chose to re-use my sketch challenge for this week.  You can view that HERE-and you still have the whole weekend to play along.

Stamps: Wolf
Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Grey and Neutrals DP
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey
Other: makers

Why nto check out what Nicole did for the challenge this week--remember that is who thought of this great Flashback Friday challenge to begin with--I just hopped on it with her!

Happy Friday
Mary Jo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Try Stamping on Tuesday!



Sorry I am running late today getting this up.  Been busier than I expected today and never made it back home after leaving this morning.  But better late than never --right??  So here is my card for this week's Try Stamping On Tuesday's challenge. 



Stamps: Thoughts and prayers
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Basic Black
Other: nestibilities, sponges
 
Here is the sketch


 You can see what the rest of the team did and play along by clicking HERE.

I combined the sketch with the Dynamic Dous and made it a masculine card as their add on challenge.
So glad you stopped by today--have a great day! Mary Jo

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 260 (TSSC260)

Wow, what a crazy crazy week we had in this world!  I am sure you have been keeping up on all of the details of everything that has been going on since last Monday-just crazy.  My prayers are with all of those who are affected in any way but the horror that happened both in Boston and Texas this week.  My heart aches for all the pain and suffering.

Trying to get back to a regular schedule here and I we are ready for a new sketch challenge.  I hope you will find time to play along, here is the sketch and a few basic rules for the challenge....


  1. You have a full week to play along!
  2. Create a new card using the sketch as your inspiration.
  3. Use any products you choose.
  4. Add your card to your blog or other on-line spot and link back to this challenge.
  5. Come back here and add a direct link to your sample for the challenge and NOT you home page of your blog--people will not look for your challenge card--trust me.
  6. And this one is not really a rule but a request--get rid of that word verification!  It makes it hard for us to comment on your samples.  It is easier for you to delete the spam then for us to jump through tons of hoops to comment.  If your put your comments on moderation you do not have to worry about spam--you will have the option to delete it BEFORE it ever goes on your blog so you will ALWAYS be safe!
  7. Have fun and tell you friends to play too!
    And now for my sample...
    As I generally do I combined it with the Latenightstamper's challenge for the week--Switcharoo--use a scrapbook layout for a card or vice versa.  I found this scrapbook page in the Stampin Up Spring Mini catalog and turned it into a card...
    How fun was that--I used the hearts, stitching, and elements around the picture.  Fun challenge!             
    Stamps: Wonderful Mother
    Paper: Real Red, Pool Party, Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla and More Amore DP
    Ink: Real Red
    Other: framelits, button embosslit, baker's twine, markers, sewing machine

    Now for the samples from the INCREDIBLY talented Design Team!






    Wow, weren't those fabulous?  Now it is YOUR turn!

Top Three for Sketch #259!

Some really fun samples this week--thanks so much to everyone who played along.  My top three picks for this week are below--in no particular order.  Please take a moment to click on the photos to be taken to the creator's original post and there you can leave them a comment--bet it would make their day!





 
 
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Be right back with the new challenge! Mary Jo 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flashback Friday!

Oh how fun it is to pull out these old sets!  When I went digging today I found this set from the 2006 winter mini catalog--Butterfly of Happiness--you KNOW I love butterflies so I had to use it.  I combined it with my sketch challenge for this week and believe it or not the Dynamic Duos Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue colors aging!

Kept it nice and simple.  I love the sentiment--don't you?

Here is a picture of the full stamp set..


I would love to have you play along with this week's sketch challenge -- you have until midnight EST on Sunday night.!  Click HERE for details. 

Why no check out what Nicole did for the challenge this week--remember that is who thought of this great Flashback Friday challenge to begin with--I just hopped on it with her!

Stamps: Butterfly of Happiness
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Other: scallop edge punch, rhinestones

TGIF!  (Thank God it's Friday and Thank God I am Forgiven)
Mary Jo

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dynamic Duos Color Challenge.

My card on Monday used this same Dynamic Duos color challenge-I really enjoyed using the Bashful Blue with the Pumpkin Pie so I thought I would do it again! 





 

I love this fun layout.  I so love images stamped in the background with sentiments stamped over the top.  I really had fun with this card, the button, rhinestones and banner strips all make me happy!  Hope you enjoy it too.  Here are the details.
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie DP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Other: buttons, ribbon, bakers twine, rhinestones, scallop edge punch

Hope you have a great day!  The sun is shinning and that makes me happy too!
Although I will be inside volunteering at the middle school books store all day--it just makes me feel good to see the sun--enough rain already!

Happy today!
Mary Jo

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Try Stampin on Tuesday.



We have a fun sketch again this week--and an easy one to boot!  Be sure to hop over to the BLOG for all the details--to see the rest of the DT samples--and most importantly to play along!

Here is my sample...

and the sketch..

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I decided to use the That's the Ticket stamp set with the retired hostess set-Aint Love Grand.  Seemed to go together, don't you think. 

Stamps: Aint Love Grand, That's The Ticket
Paper: Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue
Other: nestabilities, ticket punch, small hand held circle punch, markers

Short and sweet today--busy busy busy!
Mary Jo.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 259 (TSSC259)

I am so excited--I have heard rumors that the weather is going to get nicer and nicer as the week goes on!  I am so so ready for some nice sunny, dry and warm days! 

I am also excited about the new sketch challenge this week!  I think it is a simple one but one that can be taken to many different levels.  But why not see what you think.  Here is the sketch for this week....


And this is my sample for this sketch..



I combined it with the Latenightstamper's challenge this week which is to use a stamp that has a matching punch!  And I also used the Dynamic Duos color challenge which is Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue.
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie DP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Other: rhinestones, flower punch, pearls, markers, ribbon
And now for the amazing samples from the Design Team!  These guys really rock the sketches each week and I so appreciate all they do! 











I hope you will find time to play along, here are a few basic rules for the challenge....

  1. You have a full week to play along!
  2. Create a new card using the sketch as your inspiration.
  3. Use any products you choose.
  4. Add your card to your blog or other on-line spot and link back to this challenge.
  5. Come back here and add a direct link to your sample for the challenge and NOT you home page of your blog--people will not look for your challenge card--trust me.
  6. And this one is not really a rule but a request--get rid of that word verification!  It makes it hard for us to comment on your samples.  It is easier for you to delete the spam then for us to jump through tons of hoops to comment.  If your put your comments on moderation you do not have to worry about spam--you will have the option to delete it BEFORE it ever goes on your blog so you will ALWAYS be safe!
  7. Have fun and tell you friends to play too!
Link up your sample below.  Thanks so much, Mary Jo


 
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