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Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 345 (TSSC345)

Moving right along and getting awful close to Christmas!  Are you ready?  I can say that I am NOT even close.  As a matter of fact I don't even have a card to share with you for this week's sketch--good thing my design team has some great samples.  I have been feeling pretty lousy with some pretty bad flare ups of my Fibromyalgia,  Interesting enough I think the flare ups may be related to the foods I have been eating--so that is going to be something I will be testing out over the next few weeks.  We can only hope for some relief.  Anyway, I am here to share the sketch with you for this week in hopes that you will want to play along!  It is a good one and the teams rocked it as always.  Here is this week's sketch......

And the team's designs!  If I feel better soon I will get one posted for you too! 



Tanya


Mary Brown



Robbie

Jonia Smith

Nicole Tugrul

Hope you can find time during this busy time of year to play along!  Remember if you don't need anymore Christmas cards you are probably going to need a few thank you cards for sure!  This is a great sketch for that.  Hope to see your sample below on the linky tool.
Remember you have a full week. 

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!  Mary Jo

Top Three for Sketch 344

Thanks to all who played along this previous week--there were some wonderful samples shared.  Here are my top three picks in no particular order....

Remember you can visit each winner's blog by clicking the links below the image.  There you will find all the details for the cards! 


 

 

Great designs ladies. 
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
  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 344 (TSSC344)

Am I the only one who has not even started Christmas shopping yet.  I am feeling a bit overwhelmed this year.  I have no idea what to get my 14 year old son and then of course there are all those people that you only see once a year but are expected to buy gifts for--don't get me started on this, lol.  Anyway I hope that you are a bit closer to being ready than I am--and that you take time to remember what the true meaning of Christmas is--it is such a hectic time sometimes it is all over and we find we hardly thought of Jesus at all during the chaos.  After all if it was not for him there would not even be a Christmas!  Ok, how about if I get to the sketch for this week, it is a simple one-----

It is open to so many different ideas, I decided to make my card a birthday card--simply because I bought this set and matching punch and have not used it yet--so it seem like the perfect time to let is see some action!  

Those of you who visit my blog often know that I love black as an accent for my designs.  I am loving the black borders on all the layers that make the black sentiments finish pulling the entire design together.  Fun card. I used the following supplies:
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, DP
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizazz
Other: cupcake punch, rhinestones, black marker


How about checking out what the rest of the design team did with the sketch?!




Love all the different ideas.  Bet you can come up with a few more and I can not wait to see what it is you do come up with.  Remember to come on back and link up to the linky tool below.

Remember you have a full week. 

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!  Mary Jo



Top Three for Sketch 343!

Here we go--we are closing in on Christmas and everyone is so busy.  I am so thankful for each of you who find the time to play along with the sketches especially this time of year.  Here are the top three for this week...


















Great designs ladies. 
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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 343 (TSSC343)

 Hello my friends!  Can you believe it is already the first of December!  Holy sh--!  I am so not ready for the holiday!  I am crazy with too much other stuff--like the new embroidery machine I just bought myself yesterday--Merry Christmas to me--of course I don't even know how to sew more than a straight stitch so it will take a bit to learn--learned how to thread it today and played along for a bit.  But of course since it is Sunday night I had to think about the new sketch challenge.  So I put the embroidering down and worked on the sketch--hope you have time to play along too.  Here is the sketch for you to try this week......

I think this is a really fun sketch--although I really didn't like my card at all, lol. Too much other stuff on my mind. But sorry to say you are still going to see it! Here is my sample...



 It was one of those cards that just kept going and going--I couldn't get it to look like I wanted it to.  And the colors on the picture are pretty bad too.

Stamps:  Flower Patch, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Flower Pot DP
Ink: Basic Black, Lost Lagoon
Other: sequins, oval dies, Flower Flair dies, rhinestones, thread

Here is the rest of the team's designs--they did a great job!












Amazing!  I love all of them--why didn't I think of any of those ideas?!  
Thanks girls, you really rocked this one.  
Now it is your turn to play along--YES, you! 

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!  Mary Jo

Top Three for sketch 342!

Well thanks to it being a holiday week we do not have a top three this week--there are only four samples and they are all beautiful so there is no way I am picking three of the four.  Here they are again in case you missed them.  Thanks ladies, you are all winners this week!


















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, November 25, 2014

Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge.

I am loving my sample for this week's sketch challenge on Try Stamping on Tuesday.  The sketch is simple and cute and the theme is a fun one.  Check it out below....

Theme: Snow Is Coming
I am loving having the themes with the sketches, but remember you do not have to use the theme to play along with the sketch.  It is an extra optional thing.  
Here is my card for the sketch and theme....

I so love snow theme cards on Craft or Crumb Cake card stock.  I just think it is such a fun look.  The trees are stamped on the crumb cake, colored in with blendabilities and then I added snow on the branches with a white gel pen.  The snowman is stamped on Whisper White and cut out and add to the card so that is is a bright solid white!  I love that look and the little bird--perfect!  So fun to play with this set.

Stamps: White Christmas and the retired Thanks Snow Much for the sentiment
Paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown, Memento Black
Other: white gel pen, white ribbon, blendabilities, oval and scallop oval dies, glitter tape

Be sure to check out the rest of the team and their fabulous samples.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 342 (TSSC342)

We are still digging out from 7 foot of snow--actually it is melting pretty fast too which is helping us out.  We were completely snowed in for 5 days!  It was pretty impressive I have lived in the Buffalo area all my life and this was one of the worst storms I remember.  Luckily we had no big problems, other than lack of electricity for half a day, a bit of water in the basement today and our shed collapsing.  Others were not so fortunate, several deaths and lots and lots of roofs collapsing and other property damage.  They say it will be sixty degrees tomorrow!  That should be really fun, lol. Here is a quick picture of the storm from from across the lake......

 And one of my son sitting on top of the snow with the dogs, that is the roof of our house behind his head.


Crazy lake effect snow!  Anyway I know you are here for the new sketch challenge so lets get to it....


And my sample....


You can not see all the sparkle on this sample in the picture but all the snowflakes and snow are sparkly.  You would think I would have had enough snow, right?  This is a really cute set and I can't wait to play with it some more, I have another sample with it for tomorrows Try Stamping on Tuesday post.
Stamps: White Christmas
Paper: Smokey Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and All is Calm DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Blendabilities, glitter pen, Circle Framelits, Window Frame Framelits

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



Robbie


 Mary Brown


Sue Root


Carolyn Bennett 



Nicole Tugrul


Jonia



Fabulous designs--as always!  Be sure to click on the links below the picture to be taken to the original blog post and see all the details.
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

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