Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Try Stamping on Tuesday!

My week to post for the design team of Try Stamping - or not- on Tuesday challenge blog.  At first look at the sketch I was like oh my, what the heck am I going to do with that.  But after a  bit of thought this idea came to me and I think it is just adorable--especially since that in a Valentine set and I love the use sets for cards they are not originally designed for.  Be a great young boy card. 


Stamps: Hey Valentine, Cupcake Party, And Many More and Just Saying
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Back to Black DP, scrap dp
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Other: word bubble framelits, markers
Here is the sketch for you to consider playing along with us. 
Click here to add you sample or just see the rest of the teams samples and be inspired.
I just wanted to mention the name change before I go.  We are now "Try Stampin' - or Not - on Tuesday.  Too many of you thought that you have to stamp in order to enter a card.  That is not the case.  ALL FORMS of crafting are encouraged. So come on and play along.

Mary Jo

Monday, April 20, 2015

1st and 3rd Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 361 (TSSC361)

Welcome back-it seems weird to be posting twice a month instead of every week--but I am still convinced it is a better idea.  So with the new posting schedule you have a minimum of two full weeks to play along with the challenges!  So no excuses about not having enough time to schedule the post!  The sketches are now being posted on the 1st and 3rd Mondays.  So here is the 3rd Monday's post--sketch 361.....

I kept my card really simple this week--it is for a young little boy who is very special to me and he LOVES anything to do with fish and aquatic animals.  So I think he will love this with all those fish in the background.  Sometimes simple is hard to do -- even with all those fish on there it felt like it needed something?!


Stamps: Sea Street
Paper: Maritime DSP, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Marker, word window punch, googly eyes

I know it is a weird color combo but.......

How about checking out the rest of the teams amazing samples with this sketch....



Robbie


Mary Brown

Nicole Tugrul




I love these ladies, they always ROCK the sketch.  You can view all the details for their cards by clicking the links below each sample. 

Remember you have two weeks to play along with this sketch--
all samples are due by 5/3.

Here are some basic rules for the challenge....
  1. You have until May 3rd at midnight 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! 
    Add your sample below






Top Three for sketch 360!

Well the first bi-weekly challenges is in the books.  The new challenge is about to be posted but first I have to pick my top three for sketch number 360.  So here they are in no particular order.  Please take a moment to visit the creator's blogs by clicking on the links below the samples.


 

 

Thanks ladies for playing along. 
Congratulations to the winners!  You are all welcome to add my badge to your blog if you so wish! I hope you find time to play along this week too. Thanks again! You can grab the code for the button on the upper left hand side of my blog. I will be right back with the new sketch! 
Mary Jo
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Try Stamping on Tuesday.

It is that time again, my week to post my design team sample for the Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge.  This week's sketch was a super easy one and I made it even easier by using a piece of beautiful designer paper as my focal point.

Couldn't be much easier than this--I added some embossed butterflies and the diecut word Thanks.  Such a beautiful card, I love it.  Here is the sketch for the week...


And the details for my card....

Stamps: none
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight and Painted Blooms DP
Ink: none
Other: ribbon, Hello You Thinlits, Butterfly embosslit

Hope you have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by.
Mary Jo

Monday, April 6, 2015

1st and 3rd Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 360 (TSSC360)

Welcome to a the brand new 1st and 3rd Monday Technostamper Sketch Challenge-due to lower participation every other week I have decided to only post new sketches on the 1st and 3rd Mondays. That means you will get a full two weeks (sometimes even more) to play along. I decided to do the 1st and 3rd so that it is always consistent and you know when to look for the new sketch and when you have to have your design in by! I hope this allows for more people to play along with each sketch!  So let's begin with the new sketch....

 

A great sketch with so many possibilities.  I chose to use the stamp set Sheltering Tree for a simple thank you card that can be used for any gender.  I just love this set--I do have a tutorial created for it, but need to get it typed.  Hopefully in the next few days.  But anyway back to this card....


Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Crazy About You
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss
Other: marker, Hello You Thinlits

And now for the rest of the teams samples....











Sue Root
How fun are those?!
Remember you have two weeks to play along with this sketch--all samples are due by 4/19.

Here are some basic rules for the challenge....
  1. You have until April 19th at midnight 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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks!  Mary Jo

Top Three for Sketch 359!

Thanks so much to everyone who played along with sketch 359!  The designs were amazing and it was hard to pick my top three.  But here they are--in no particular order....


 

 

Please take a moment to visit the links below each design and see the details for each sample.  Thanks again for playing along--I will be right back with the new sketch.
Mary Jo  

 
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