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

24 nice people left a comment:

Kristen said...

Simply stunning! Your layouts rock!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW...they are all Lovely!!!! TFS

Kerry D-C said...

Wowzers MJ! These are all fab! I have also gone back and revisited several of the sketches from the early days...great sketches!!

Jekka said...

I am fairly new to your blog so I enjoyed seeing you revist some of your original sketches. Sketch #4 is calling my name!!!

Great cards and great sketches.

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, Mary Jo! I love all your cards. I especially love Sketch #4...I just got that set yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Mary Jo,

I love the cards you posted. Great job. I have to say I also love the music from Mercy Me on your blog (I recently saw them in concert and they were great). So wonderful and peaceful.

Julie said...

You have been busy. I love the cards, especially the elephant card. TFS!

Ida said...

Your art work is fantastic! Great layouts and colors. Wonderfully done.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

My, my, my! You sure have been busy Mary Jo! What fantastic cards! I especially love the Valentine's Day elephant (or Ellie, I like to call and I just love the tree card! So elegant! They are all truly wonderful! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

WOW - you've been busy MJ - stunning cards!

Nikki Bond said...


Janna said...

These are all so fantastic!! I just love the papers and all your wonderful coloring!! Fantastic job!


Lori said...

Fantastic cards, Mary Jo! Love how you're revisiting your past sketches--they're great.

Connie Fossenier said...

wow 100% Stampin everyone of them..Super job Mary Jo. Keep'em coming..
Love your music on your blog.
connie paxman

Chelsea said...

WOW!!! Love all of your cards today ... I think the elephant one is just the cutest!!! Great Job!

Arianne said...

Your cards are amazing!
Thank you for showing them.

Kimm BT said...

They are beautiful MaryJo... especially love your clean and simple card! Kimm

Mary C said...

I love those sketches and you have now convinced me that I need some of the SU DP papers in the new catty. Great cards!

Lisa Bohler said...

All five cards are fabulous! Your birthday one is super sweet. I like how you added the birthday tab to it!

Amy Caraluzzi said...

MJ, awesome cards! Love the first Valentine one...sooooo sweet! I've been MIA in your challenges but I promise to be back VERY soon! I miss the ideas!

Chrissy D said...

WOW! Have you been busy! Great cards! TFS!

Basement Stamper said...

You go girl!! You are on fire and your creations are phenomenal. Love seeing what you create each time, truly inspiring!

Unknown said...

these are all fantastic! I love the cute valentine one best, but they are all wonderful. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Great cards! I love the Thoughts and Prayers one--absolutely beautiful!