Thursday, February 26, 2009

Altered Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Friday! TGIF!! I am excited to be able to bring you a sneak peek of one of the new sets that will be available on March 1st at Storage Units Ink and More. This set is full of adorable little images for Easter. The set is called Some Bunny Loves You.

I decided it would be fun to combine this with this week's Blogger's Challenge too which was to Alter something. I have so many things around in my studio to alter it was hard to pick what to do but I finally grabbed a plan oval wooden plaque and a old beat up magnet and got to work altering. Here is the results. First the wooden plaque.....

Here is the before picture...

Next came this adorable little magnet. At least it is adorable now. I think it is so cute.

As you can see it wasn't too cute before but it was only 25 cents so of course I bought a whole bunch of them and stored them away for that someday project.

This was such a fun challenge. Nice to use up a few things that have been in my studio for FOREVER! Be sure to check out the other Sneak Peeks for the day


and the other Blogger's challenge players too.

The details for plaque:
Stamps: Some Bunny Loves You (SUINK)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Paper: Rainbow Sherbet dp, Whisper White
Other: Scallop circle punch, sponges, Copics, ribbon, oval wooden plaque, Scotch quick dry glue

Details for the magnet:
Stamps: Some bunny Loves You (SUINK)
Paper: SAB dp, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Copics, brads, beat up magnet, Scotch quick dry glue

Thanks for stopping by see ya soon!
Mary Jo

Did you check out today's Sneak Peeks?

Just a reminder about the Storage Unit Ink and More Sneak Peeks that are going on right now! They started yesterday so if you didn't see those yet be sure to check them out too! Here is the list so you don't miss anything. I am off to check them all out myself. Join me won't you?! But be sure to come on back tomorrow to see my sneak peek and the blogger's challenge too!

See ya tomorrow with mine!

Mary Jo

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Male Birthday Card!

Blues, Browns and Buttons that was the challenge Kerry gave us for this week's 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge. (3CTC2). I really like how this turned out. This was also the sketch yesterday on SCS. The previous post is using the same sketch turned on it's side. The brown panel is embossed with the new Stampin Up embossing plates and then I cut out the three holes with the 1 inch circle punch. The brown is then popped up with dimensionals. Fun fun layout!

Why not play along! We would love to have ya, head right on over to Kerry's blog to leave a link to your card if you do play and remember to use the keyword 3ctc2.

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment, Party Hearty, Fun and Fast Notes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point
Other: Corduroy buttons and brads, chocolate chip ribbon, SU embossing plate, 1 inch circle punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, word window punch, Chocolate chip marker and gel pen

Mary Jo

I have a friend in you!

How fun is this layout! I am so busy but took one peek at the sketch challenge on SCS and could not resist. Such a fun sketch-I will be using this one again and again. (so I hope you like it too, lol) This also fits the Clear Dollar Stamps challenge to use pearls.

Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: So Saffron, Bording Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bella Birds dp
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bordering Blue, So Saffron
Accessories: rub on, scallop square punch, three flower punch, 1 inch circle punch, marker, pearls

I'll be back with more to share in a little bit.

Mary Jo

Storage Uinits Ink and More March Release!

Yippee! Let the sneak peeks begin!

Today is day one of the March Sneak Peeks. We will be bringing you two fabulous new sets this month that you are gonna just go crazy over. They are just adorable! Be sure to check back each day for new sneaks! Here is the schedule so you don't miss a thing.


Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Mary Jo

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Few quick posts...

This is my first time playing with Taylor's sketch challenge. This is number 56 for her. Hard to believe this is the first time I have played.

Stamps: Polka Dot Punches, Sweet Little Sentiments
Paper: So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, SAB dp
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Other: Sizzix tags, 5 petal flower punch, celery ribbon, saffron brads

This next one is one of the quilt type cards, I have been wanting to do this for a while but just never got around to it. So easy and fun too! Great way to use up scraps.

Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments, non stampin up stitching stamp
Paper: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Bella Birds dp, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Pretties Kit, So Saffron Brad, Photo Corner punch

That's it for today, told you it was a few "quick" posts.

Mary Jo

Monday, February 23, 2009

Finally my sample for Sketch Challenge 58!

Sorry for the delay on this one guys. I just could not get myself to re-color this image last night, lol. So anyway this is my sample for this week's sketch that can be found HERE If you play along be sure to leave a link on the original post in the Mister Linky at the end.

Stamps: One of a Kind, A Kind Word, Sweet Little Sentiments (hostess)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, SAB dp
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty In Pink
Other: markers, pretties kit, three flower punch, word window punch, So Saffron brads, Pretty in Pink ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Mary Jo

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #58

So I got my card done after making the 16 cards on the post before this one and was all ready to take a picture and dropped it on my ink pad that was OF COURSE open and now it has smudges all over it. I was going to fix it but decided that I have had enough for one day, lol. I will fix it in the morning and post then. Sorry for the delay on my sample but here is the sketch.....

I hope you will play along this week. If you missed the players from last week take a look at this post and you can see them all at once with links to their blogs. If you play don't forget to come on back and leave a link on Mister Linky below. Please be sure it is a direct link to the challenge card. Can't wait to see your creations. Go on, get stampin!

Mary Jo

16 Cards-0 Stamps-0 Inkpads-1/2 a Simply Scrappin Kit

So quite a while ago I bought the Best Ever Simply Scrappin Kit wanting to create a class making cards from it. I actually forgot all about it, so you can imaging my relief when it was still in this new catalog. So before it retires I thought I should design the class so here it is. I made 16 cards using only the following.

1/2 of the Kits papers and Stickers with lots left over

Some of the following papers for the base of the cards
Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze

Black, Old Olive and Ruby Red Brads

Kiwi Kiss ribbon

circle punches, scallop circle punch, oval punch

White Gel pen and a few markers for details.

I am pretty happy with how they turned out. Not sure which is my favorite though. What do you think-which is YOUR favorite?

Here is a group shot followed by individual pictures.

All supplies are 100% current Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by today--don't forget to stop back for next week's sketch challenge later tonight or early in the morning. See ya then!

Mary Jo

Saturday, February 21, 2009

This week's sketch players!

I know this is early, but I am testing this way of showcasing the players. You can still play along.

You can click on the links about the cards to go to the creator's clogs.
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