Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Your Hired and sketch challenge review--all Stampin Up!

I have three more in the series for you today!

The first one is using sketch number 5 and the new set A Kind Word.

Here is the sketch...

Stamps: A Kind Word
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Blue, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Bella Rose dp
Ink: lots of re-inkers, Red Riding Hood and basic black
Other: pretties kit, photo corner punch, ribbon, blener pen, water pen, brad

Next is the new Just Buzzin By set and sketch number 6

Again here is the original sketch..

Stamps: Just Buzzin By
Paper: More Mustard, So Saffron, Basic Black, So Saffron DP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: markers, glitter gel pen

And finally sketch number 7 and the new Flower Burst sizzix embosslet!

The original sketch..
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz (leaf)
Paper: Rasberry Tart, Old olive, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: old olive marker, red ribbon, button, old olive brads, flower burst SU sizzlet die

Thanks for stopping by today! See ya soon.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lot's to share today!

Grab you cup of java or whatever your preference is and settle in for a long post with lots of cards to share. Of course today is the Blogger's Challenge and the theme was birthday cards. I have two cards for that. Plus all five of the cards below are 100% Stampin Up and part of my Your Hired series ( sponsored by Sherrill Graff). Number 7 is also for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS--clean and simple cards. I have also decided that I will combine my Your Hired series with a revisit of my first year of sketch challenges. So let's get started.....

The first card is a Valentine using the new scallop oval frame die! The elephant is popped up for dimension. This is card number 4 in the Your Hired Series.

Stamps: Happy Hearts Day
Paper: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White and Rasberry Tart dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, scallop oval frame die, tag punch, two sided satin ribbon, red brad.

Next is card number 5 in the Your Hired series. It is also using my first ever sketch challenge which is shown right below the card.

I love these new papers, beautiful colors. Here is the sketch...

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White card stock along with the Rasberry Tart dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, square scallop punch, ribbon

This next card is my Technostamper sketch number 2 -- card number 6 in the Your Hired series and Card number 1 for the Blogger's challenge.

Here is the sketch, minus the bottom layer??? Weird, lol.Stamp: Pun Fun (sentiment)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Cameo Coral and Rasberry Tart dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: hand held circle punch, five petal flower punch, ticket corner punch, sm circle punch, 1 1/2 circle punch, scallop circle punch, white gel pen, build a brad.

This next card is my Technostamper sketch number 3 -- card number 7 in the Your Hired series and Card number 2 for the Blogger's challenge.

Again here is the original sketch...
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Pun Fun (sentiment)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, So Saffron dp, Bella Rose dp
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Black
Other: circle punches, scallop border punch, photo corner punch, black brads, ribbon

And finally this card is for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS today -- Clean and Simple Cards and it is also card number 8 in the Your Hired Series and was done using Technostamper Sketch challenge number 4.

here is the original sketch..

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Basic Black, So Safron and So Saffron DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: white gel pen, so saffron brads

Yikes! That was a long long post--hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you think--I love comments.

See ya soon--now I got to go make more cards since I just showed you ALL the new ones, lol!

Remember you can see the other Blogger's Challenge and Your Hired players by clicking the links on my sidebar!

Mary Jo

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sneak peek of a sneak peek--shhhhhh

Shhh, it is not my day for sneak peeks but when I read this challenge (WT203 use alcohol) this was the first thing that came to mind so I hurried and made it and I am now "sneaking" it on here, lol. This is a small bottle of wine with a custom label that can be used as a wedding favor with two wine glass charms on it.

This is the Goin' to the Chapel set that will be released on Feb. 1st from Storage Units Ink and More.


Stamps: Goin to the Chapel (SUINK)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Black, Stazon
Accessories: wine btl. charms, shrinky dink film, beads, xyron, computer for names and date

Don't forget to check out the other sneak peeks for today. Here is the list of today's

January 29th..

I have lots to share soon, I had a visit from the UPS guy today! New Stampin Up! stuff, I made 6 cards today!

See ya tomorrow.
Mary Jo

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Want a Sneak Peek of things to come???

On February 1st Storage Units Ink and More will be releasing two brand new sets. Both sets are just adorable and I am having so much fun with them. Today is day one of the sneak peeks so I bring you a card and matching tee shirt (ala-my son the model).

If you click on the image you will be able to see the shirt better.

And here is the matching card. I used the SC213 on SCS for the layout.

Be sure to check out all the rest of the sneak peeks --here is a schedule so you don't miss any!



Stamps: Blarney Stone (SUInk)
Paper: Wild Wasabi, East Coast Prep dp, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: circle punches, brads, copics

Off to get some stuff done. Be back soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You mean EVERYTHING to me! CC203

For Tuesday's color challenge on SCS--garden green, baja breeze and pacific point. Quite the combo!

Stamps: Always,
Paper: Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze DP and Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Garden Green
Accessories: nestabilities, cuttlebug, wide baja ribbon, baja buttons

I will be back in a bit with my Sneak Peek for Storage Units Ink and More! So cute!

Mary Jo

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pleated Paper?!

The challenge on SCS today was a Technique Lover's Challenge. We were to use pleated paper on our card. It is really weird that I started this card out with a idea in my head (that don't always happen) and it was a wedding card so I find it pretty funny that it ended up a Sympathy card----Freudian slip?? Too funny! Anyway here is the card....

Stamps: Close as a memory
Paper: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Whisper White and Rasberry Tart DP
Ink: Cameo Coral, Basic Black
Accessories: cuttlebug, nestabilities, scor pal, wide ribbon, faux brads, small scallop blade for cutter.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Mary Jo

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #54

Here we go again! Another Friday, another sketch we are at week 54. Here is the sketch...

And now my card....

I am not really sure I like this set. I am not much of a Rooster person but thought it was something different. What do you think? Yes, you like it --No it is not my style????

Stamps: Rustic Rooster
Paper: Real Red, So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, nestabilities, large oval punch, faux brads, rub on words, wide real red ribbon

Want to play along? I would love to have ya join in. All you have to do is create a card using the sketch and then come on back here and leave a link on Mister Linky to the direct post. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Mary Jo

Sketch 53 players

Here they are and they are all wonderful so be sure to check them out if you have not already!

1. Kim Howard
2. Kerry Donovan-Casey
3. Lisa Somerville
4. Deb
5. Lori
6. Lori King
7. Valerie Byrnes
8. Karyn
9. Kristen Catalano
10. Rachel Brumley
11. Hetty Sanders
12. Shell
13. Maria Matter
14. Janna Hull
15. Nola Burkhard

Thanks so much for playing ladies. Next one is on its way, a bit early but I am really tired.

Mary Jo

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Late Night Stamper's challenge.

This challenge was to create a heart shaped card, with candy attached. Also it needs to be all current SU! Here is what I came up with.

It was hard to get a good picture because of the distance needed. It was a fun challenge though.

Stamps: Happy Hearts Day
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, gel pen, Coluzzle, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, scallop circle punch, word window punch, slot punch Pixie Sticks

Thanks for looking.
Mary Jo

Friday, January 23, 2009

It's Out Of Here! A Grand Slam!

In keeping with the theme of yesterday's post -- the triple play, today is a Grand Slam! This post is covering 5 challenges!

First is the BC83- color challenge- red, black, kiwi and white
Second is the BC82 which I missed last week-- same but different
(you can see the other player's challenge cards by clicking the logo on the sidebar)
Third is the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge 70 both cards use this sketch
(You can find this sketch HERE)
Fourth is that both of these cards are 100% Stampin Up and are part of my Your Hired cards
(You can see what the other people who are hired are doing by clicking
there names on the sidebar)
Fifth is a mini tutorial on how to do the scallop edge on the first card with Stampin Up punches

So let's get started.

First up, is the color challenge card. These colors are so fun. The Kiwi looks great with the black and or the Red!

Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red texture, Bella Rose dp and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: red brads, white gel pen, markers, 1 1/2 circle punch, scallop circle punch, tool kit, ruler, Coluzzle

Next up is the make up for last week's same but different challenge. I used the same layout and the same stamp set!

What a different feel, huh?

Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons and Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Gable Green, (base of card, don't sho up well in pic) Green Galore, Whisper White and Rainbow Sherbet dp
Ink: Basic Black and Green Galore
Other: markers, green galore and pretty in pink brads, mat pack paper piercer, Coluzzle

Now for the mini tutorial on the scallop edge on the first card.

You will begin with the 1 1/2 inch circle punch and punch a circle in your card stock

Next you will use your scallop circle punch and by looking at the bottom you will line it up so that you will get a very thin scallop circle frame. See below.

After punching you will have this. See below.

Now you just need to snip it between scallops and attach to whatever you want the scallop on. This will also work on a straight edge, but of course we already have a punch for that! These do make a smaller scallop though. See below for how I attach. I just run my adhesive around the edge and the attach.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Mary Jo

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I am that lousy blogger who forgets about awards....

It's not that I don't appreciate them or that I am not honored by them, it really is that I have a hard time picking names of people to pass it on to. There are SO many talented stampers out there that I have a hard time picking. But the reality is that I should be thanking these wonderful people who honor me. So here we go..

This first one is from Barb from Made for Keeps. This one is pretty cool, it is to thank people who encourage you and leave comments for you. We all love to hear that you like what we are doing so this one is great! Thank you Barb.

This next one is from Karen at Krafting with Karen. This is so sweet, thank you so much Karen!

This next one is such a beautiful graphic--don't you think? This one was sent my way by Patty at Pepper's Papercrafting. Thanks so much Patty, I am truly honored.

And this one is from Carolyn at P.M.S., etc...

Again thanks so much Carolyn, I am sincerely honored. This image would make a great stamp, huh?

It feels like I am missing a few--so please please please let me know if you left one and I did not acknowledge it. So since you have four links already to check out I am leaving it at that. But please do check them out, each of these ladies have fabulous blogs--well worth the effort. And remember to give them a little love too--in the form of a comment. We all love those.

Mary Jo

TriplePlay!--catch up time.

This card is for three different challenges, first it is the SC212 on SCS, and the SUINKWWC 24 inspiration challenge, and then today's WT202 pattern pizazz challenge too. I added the words to the striped dp, embossed and added dots in matching colors to the strip dp. Fun challenges- all three of them.

Stamps: Sweet Things
Paper: DCWV pd, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: large oval punch, cuttlebug, martha stewart markers, circle punch, scallop circle punch

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Your Hired Number 1

I love this new set- Just Buzzin By-- I could not wait to make a card with it.

This will be the first card for my new assignment. You guys remember me telling you that I was just hired as a as a "Creative Deisnger" for the month of January by Sherrill Graff! She is paying me to create cards for her using ALL Stampin Up! products. So during the month following our new catalog release you will see at least 50 or more cards using ALL Stampin Up stuff! So be ready. The best part is there there are others that were hired with me so they will all be posting the same amounts of Stampin Up cards for your viewing/casing pleasure! Here are the other talented Stampin Up! demonstrators that I will be privileged enough to be working with. Be sure to check out their blogs-- they ROCK!

Gretchen Barron
Mary Brown
Tana Conley
Kathleen Innes

I will be adding them to my sidebar soon.

Here are the details for the card:
Stamps: Just buzzin by
Paper: More Mustard, So Saffron, Real Red, Whisper White and So Saffron dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, scoring tool, ruler, Coluzzle

Thanks for stopping by today!

Mary Jo

Monday, January 19, 2009

Faux Mosaic and a leprechaun too!

For the Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS. Faux Mosaic.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and scrap dp
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: copics, ribbon, rub-ons, embossing powder, large sheet of sticky strip, heat gun, Top Note die, White marker

And then as I was looking at the scraps of Really Rust card stock left over from the Top Note die I thought the scrap piece looked like a beard so that is where this lucky little guy came from. His eyes are pretty freaky IMO!

Hope you have a fabulous day.

Mary Jo