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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brand New Tutorial--The Newborn King with in colors.

I am snowed in and thought this would be a perfect time for me to design a new tutorial for you!  I am so loving the Newborn King set but have been told by many of you that you are having a bit of a hard time with it--well you know I love a challenge hence this new tutorial!

I created five cards using very limited supplies and all easily reproducible and easily mailed! 
 Key ingredients for Christmas Cards. 

The tutorial has five step by step cards 
and
SIX BONUS layouts with mixed supplies for you with the same set.
All in all you will get 11 ideas with this set and it is still
ONLY $2.50!  


(a few of the bonus designs have been shown on my blog--a few have not)


This is the perfect tutorial for a class.  
Limited supplies.
Can include stamp set and a pack of in color paper??

Hope you have a great day--as always thanks so much for your support of my business.
I really appreciate it!
Mary Jo

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 341 (TSSC341)

Welcome to week number 341 of my sketch challenges!  I hope you find time to play along this week--remember you have a full week to participate.  Here is this week's sketch....

And my sample. I am finally using my Four Feathers stamp set!


I really loved this set when I first seen it--had to have it--then seen a bunch of samples I did not like with it and was afraid to use it, lol!  But I am ok with this.  Don't love it, don't hate it.  I do love that it was really quick as I have had a crazy busy weekend and I didn't want to be creating for too long tonight.  I also used my fringe scissors for the first time!

Stamps: Four Feathers, Something to Say
Paper: Pear Pizzaz, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, DP
Ink: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon
Other: framelits, large polka dot embossing folder, twine, fringe scissors

Now for the rest of the team's samples....



I really love these ladies, they are so talented.  

Now you get to play along--remember you have a full week.
Be sure to hop back to this post and add your sample to the linky tool below.

Here are some 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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks for playing along!
Mary Jo





Top Three for Sketch 340!

Here we go again, happy Monday to you!  Hope you had a great week, I had a really busy one and I am glad it is over.  Always happy to begin a new week.  There were so many beautiful samples for last week's sketch challenge, I hope you had time to check them out.  Here are my top three picks in no particular order.....




 

 

This was a tough week--all the samples were amazing.
Thanks so much to everyone who played along.
 Hope you have time to play along again this week!  
If you are a winner please feel free to add my winner button to your blog!
  
 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, November 11, 2014

Respect--and Honor--and Sincere Thanks--for all Veterans!

Today's Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch challenge is in honor of all Veterans.  We are so thankful for all that you do and all that you sacrifice for all of us!  Thank you for your dedicated service. 


When I first seen the sketch for the week I was totally thrown for a loop!  I thought what the heck am I to do with that!  Then I looked for the theme of the week and seen RESPECT.  Hmmm, what are some things I respect--our men and women who give so much for us!  Perfect!  Funny that at the moment I was creating this card I did not even realize that it would be posted on Veteran's Day!  How cool is that!  Love when awesome things like that just happen!  Here is this week's sketch....


Theme: RESPECT
Come on over and play along!  

Supplies used on my card:
Retired Godspeed Stamp Set
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White and Night of Navy
Ink: Basic Black
Other: star embossing folder, oval nestabilities 

Thanks for visiting today!
Mary Jo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 340 (TSSC340)

Happy Monday to you!  Mine is not quite as happy as it should be as I just found out that a friend of mine passed away last night.  So sad, I feel so bad for his young daughter and wife.  My prayers are with them.

On a happier note, I have a new sketch to share with you today--remember you have a full week to play along with my sketch challenges so be sure to find time some time this week.  Here is the sketch....

I am still playing around with the Newborn King Set--I am just loving it. 


I love this new star embossing folder, so fun and perfect for this stamp set. 
Stamps: The Newborn King 
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Black, Mossy Meadow
Other: Blendabilities, star embossing folder, circle framelits, silver trim

Now check out the Design Teams samples for this week!




Robbie

Carolyn Bennett

Nicole Tugrul 

Wow, they really rocked this one!  I love each and every one of these samples.  Bet you do too!
Now it is your turn to play along.
Be sure to hop back to this post and add your sample to the linky tool below.


Here are some 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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks for playing along!
Mary Jo

Top Three for Sketch 339!

Another fabulous week of samples.  I really enjoyed this week's sketch.  I will be using it again and again.  Hope you will too.  Below you will find my top three pick, in no particular order.








All fabulous designs.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week! 
 Hope you have time to play along again this week!  
If you are a winner please feel free to add my winner button to your blog!
  
 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

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 339 (TSSC339)

I am feeling really excited about this week's sketch, it is a simple yet fun one that I know you are going to love.  I can't wait to see all the samples for the week.  Remember you get a whole week to play along.  Here is the sketch.....

And as usual we will start with my sample....

I ended up flipping the sketch to have the star/circle element on the right side to work better with my image.  I really love this set (I know I have said that before) it is so fun.  This time I embossed the image with white embossing powder on Blackberry Bliss card stock.  I think it looks really petty.

Stamps: The Newborn King
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Color Me Autumn DP
Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss
Other: circle framelits, Mossy Meadow ribbon, white embossing powder

Now for the AMAZING design team's samples



Nicole Tugrul


Robbie 



Great samples as usual!  These ladies really are the best.
Now you get to play along--remember you have a full week.
Be sure to hop back to this post and add your sample to the linky tool below.

Here are some 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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks for playing along!
Mary Jo


Top Three Picks for Sketch 338!

Fun challenge samples this week!  I really enjoyed seeing them all, thanks so much for playing along I so appreciate it.  Here are my top three picks in no particular order....


 

 

All fabulous designs.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week! 
 Hope you have time to play along again this week!  
If you are a winner please feel free to add my winner button to your blog!
  
 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
  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Shut the front door!

I am loving this this super fun stamp set Wondrous Wreath-it is so versatile.  It can be used for any holiday or season although it was designed for Christmas cards.  I have seen lots of these front door cards around the web--actually they come around every year around this time--so I thought I would try it out with this wreath.  So pretty! 

Since it is the beginning of a new month it is also the beginning of a new monthly challenge on the Latenight Stamper's blog.  Come on over and play along with us, the theme for the month is Fall/Family/Thanksgiving!


Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, For All Things, Woodgrain BG
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Biss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Other: framelits, retired brad

Thanks so much for coming by to visit today
come on back tomorrow for the new sketch challenge for the week
it is a good one!
Mary Jo


 
 
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Try Stamping on Tuesday!

My week to post for the challenge, and I have to admit that I was a bit stumped by the sketch.  After some thought I think I came up with an alright card though???!!!  Thought it would work for a little girl.  What do you think?

I had to use the computer for the sentiment but I think it works.  The butterflies are glued down on the bottoms and raised up at the tops so it looks like they are taking flight.  Here is the sketch....


We would love to see your take on it!  If you need more inspiration check out the rest of the teams samples HERE.  By the way, the twist was to use Orange, Black and Yellow.  Hence my color scheme.  Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.

Mary Jo

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 338 (TSSC338)

I am excited about the new sketch this week!  I can't wait to see your samples.  It is such a fun sketch and it is a square card, I don't do many of those for sketches.  Hope you find time to play along.  Here is the sketch for this week....

 Here is my sample it is my first time using the White Christmas Set. A pretty fun set with lots of fun little images that can be used together.  Funny, one of the Design Team members used the same set and same colors!  That has not happened in quite a while-you all know what they say--great minds think alike, lol, I forgot the ribbon though--go figure!  Anyway here is my sample....

I think this little bear is just adorable and it really looks like he is looking up so I had to use the old retired sentiment inside my card "Near and Far Follow His Star".  The Merry & Bright sentiment is also retired.
Stamps: White Christmas, retired sentiments
Paper: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White and All is Calm DP
Ink: Brown, Black
Other: rhinestones, markers, glitter on snowflakes, white gel pen

Now for the amazing Design Team samples.....

Sue Root

 

Robbie

Awesome job ladies--as always!

Now it is your turn.
Be sure to add your sample to Mr. Linky below.


Here are some 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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks for playing along!
Mary Jo

Top Three for Sketch 337!

How about four this week--these were all fabulous and one is actually a design team sample (Jonia) some how her sample was erased from the others on the staging site.  So she is added here.

 
 
 
All fabulous designs.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week! 
 Hope you have time to play along again this week!  
If you are a winner please feel free to add my winner button to your blog!
  
 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

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