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Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 310 (TSSC310)

What a beautiful day we had here today.  Seventy two degrees and sunny!  Got to love it.  Of course it would not be Buffalo if they were not calling for SNOW on Tuesday--really -- the poor plants and animals must be so confused, lol!  Crazy--but as I always say.... It is what it is!

So how about the new sketch challenge for this week.  I think you guys are going to do wonderful things with this one.


Here is my sample for this week. I have had this Another Great Year set for quite a while and have not used it--don't I seem to say that a lot?! So I thought it needed to get inked up and feel the love.

I just noticed that I used the same colors as the sketch--and I have no ribbon--I did it from memory so it is pretty close my scallop can be my ribbon--what I love about sketches--it is really a starting point you can flip or change as long as you keep the main idea!

Stamps: Another Great Year
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White and Retro Fresh DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: faux brads, Tasteful Trim Die, Doily 

Now for the rest of the teams samples....











 Some things never change.  The team always does such a great job with the sketches!  Love these samples.  Now it is your turn to play along--when you are done come on back and leave your DIRECT link on the linky tool below.  Here are a few basic rules of play....
  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!

    Thanks, Mary Jo

Top Three for sketch 309!

Fun cards!  Thanks to all of you who played along with my sketch challenge last week.  It was  a simple one but we still got lots of different looks.  You guys ROCK!  Here are my top three picks, in no particular order.  Remember you can always click on the links below each picture to be taken to the creator's blog post and leave them a nice comment after getting all the juicy details!


 

 

Great samples ladies.  Thanks so much.
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, April 7, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 309 (TSSC309)

It amazes me that I have been doing these challenges for 309 weeks!  That is crazy!  I am so glad you find time to play along.  I hope you do this week too.  It is a super easy one.

I kept my card super simple but I love it. It is so springy looking. 

 I just love tulips--I am always so excited when they begin to bloom.  This year I may have an issue though my two new puppies love to dig up EVERYTHING! I may not have any flowers, or even grass this summer.  UGGGG.  Good thing they are so loveable and cute.  

Stamps:  Blessed Easter, Express Yourself
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DP
Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Other: markers

Now for the rest of the amazing TSSC team--they are so creative and talented.





Wow, so many different ideas and styles from one sketch--LOVE IT.

Now it is your turn to play along.
Don't forget to come on back and link up to the linky tool below.
Here are a few rules of play....


  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!

    Thanks, Mary Jo

Top three for Sketch 308!

Wow, was it nice to see and feel some sun today!  Made my whole day even though I spent a large amount of my time picking up after my dogs--not so nice, lol.  Anyway, here we are another week gone.  Hope it was a good one for you.  Here are my top three picks from last week's challenge.  So many great samples again--thanks so much for playing along.  Remember the picks are in no particular order and if you click the link below the image you will be taken to the creator's blog.


 

 

Great samples ladies.  Thanks so much.
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
  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A couple of circle flip cards!

I finally broke down and got the circle flip card framelit so I had to make a few cards with it.  One of my favorites that I have seen all over the web is the Sesame Street characters.  I love Elmo so that is who I decided to make.  Then I made a sympathy card too.  Before I show them I should say--I was not drunk when I took these pictures although it does seem as if I might have been, lol.  I have no idea why they are crooked--but I can't take the pictures again as I no longer have the cards.  So --- it is what it is.  Sorry about that.


 Isn't this Elmo the cutest thing ever?!  I love him.  So easy to make too just used a bunch of circle dies from the Circle collection of framelits.  Fun fun fun!

And then this sympathy card is really pretty in person.  Love that it has the extra flap.  Makes it seem extra special.  Don't you think.  I used the hostess set Simply Sketched for the images.




Don't know why I waited so long to get this die.  So easy and fun.  I am sure I will be sharing much more with it soon.

Here are the supplies used...the colors are Pistachio Pudding and Always Artichoke with Whisper White.  I also used markers and the border punch. Along with...
Sorry for the short -- I am exhausted. Good Night! Mary Jo

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I have started a new adventure and would love to have you check it out!

I am crazy in love with these fun and beautiful lockets.  Have you heard of Origami Owl?  What a fun and fast growing direct sales company this is--and I am now a Origami Owl Designer!  I can not tell you how excited I am--I have four parties booked and just got my kit--I would love for you to do a Jewelry Bar Party or Catalog Party.  (if you are so inclined)  Or better yet--why not join my new team--we are hitting the ground running and it is going to be a great adventure! 



http://maryjo.origamiowl.com/default.ashx
I would love to have you join in the fun with me--three ways to play...

 
I even started a new blog to keep you updated with new products and ideas.
 
Check it out HERE
 
http://thecharmscoopers.blogspot.com/
 I will be back with some stamping samples in a few!  I do have lots of new cards to share too!
Mary Jo

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 308 (TSSC308)

Are you ready to start out a new week with a new sketch challenge!  I hope so!  Here is this week's sketch for you to try....

 

And my sample--I was thinking about some graduation cards so this sketch was a fun one to do that with.  I mixed the Pure Gumption set with the Happy Hour set to come up with this cute and easy Graduation card.

The colors are Pool Party and Basic Black--quick and cute.  Below are the sets used. In case you want to make one youself.

$21.95



Now for the rest of the Ubber Talented Design Team's Designs!


Eileen LeFevre

 Nicole Tugrul





I just love these girls, they are so creative and always have fabulous samples for my sketches each week!  They always inspire me!  Hope they have inspired you to play along this week.

It is a fun one--can't wait to see what you design using it.
Don't forget to come on back and link up to the linky tool below.
Here are a few rules of play....


  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!

    Thanks, Mary Jo


Top Three for sketch 307!

Wow, where did the month of March go?  Can't believe today is the last day of the month already.  Time goes faster and faster the older you get--kind of scary!  So glad a bunch of you found time to play along with my sketch challenge last week--some awesome samples.  Below are my top three picks in no particular order.  Remember that you can click on the link below each picture to be taken to the creator's blog and read the details about the card.


 

 

Thanks so much to everyone who played along last week--I loved all the samples.  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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