Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lot's to share! I am playing catch up.

This is going to be a bit of a long post. I am playing catch up with a few challenges that need to be posted. First is this week's Blogger's Challenge, this was due on Friday but I had a rough weekend so I am late. The challenge was to create two cards using either the same stamps or the same layout--hence, the theme- same but different. I actually chose to case a layout from a great card I received from a swap. I loved the layout so I thought why not. The card I cased is posted at the end for your viewing enjoyment. Thanks Margaret!

The first card is using the SUINK stamp set Deer Ol Santa. It is my favorite non Christian stamp set this year. It has a bunch of adorable reindeer and other images too.

Stamps: Deer Ol Santa
Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White and misc dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: nestabilities, Slice for Ho Ho Ho, ribbon, gel pen, scallop blade, black embroidery thread

The second card with the same layout is also from SUINK. I used the Bountiful Harvest stamp set on this one. Such a different feel, don't you think?

Stamps: SUINK Bountiful Harvest
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate CHip, Old Olive, Ruby Red and Whisper White along with misc dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other, Nestabilities, ribbon, gel pen, markers, paper piercier, mat pack

And then here is the card I cased created by Margare Raburn, isn't it beautiful?

Now for today's Features Stamper 92 challenge on SCS. I love these challenges. I am actually thinking about creating my own on here??? The featured stamper was Wendy Bell and this is th card I chose -- HERE. I also got to use the brand new Slice die cutter I bought yesterday. The corner element, frames and words are all cut with the Slice. Quick easy and compact. Not to mention nicely priced.

Stamps: Natural Beauty
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Whisper White and Holiday Treasures dp
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate CHip
Accessories: Slice, brads, ribbon, large oval punch, markers, gel pen

I have more to post but don't want to make this too long so that is enough for now. Except for this new player for this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 42

KC-froglady on Splitcoaststamper

Thanks for playing along.

See ya later with the new sketch challenge!

13 nice people left a comment:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What great projects, Mary Jo. You have beautifully illustrated on just how versitale a good layout sketch really is! FABULOUS JOB!

Nikki Bond said...

These are amazing! Great job knocking out 4...and they're all fantastic! {SMILES}

StampingSelene said...

oh my gosh! You go girl! these are aweome. Although I love them all, that Santa is my favorite. He's so stinkin cute!

Alexandra said...

These are all gorgeous MJ!!! I love that santa one, he is totally cute!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ida P. Krause said...

Great cards. The layout is wonderful and I like how you did different holidays for each of your cards. Margarets inspiration card was beautiful as well.

Kristen said...

Gorgeous cards. I love every single one. Your layout is fab!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just a fantastic layout MJ and you have well displayed the versatility of it. Awesome cards all, but my favorite is the Winter Cottage - probably because I love blue so much. All are great...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love all your cards. The sketch is wonderful!

Connie Paxman said...

Whoaaaaaa...on a a roll this weekend. Love the sketch and my fav is the Santa Card..
connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

What wonderful cards!!! Simply GORGEOUS!!!

Robin Merriman said...

These are all fantastic Mary-Jo! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Mary Jo! You've been one busy lady! These are fantastic cards! I just love this sketch! :D

Beckie said...

Great cards!! I especially love the santa one. Great details!!