Wednesday, February 10, 2010

411 and a blast from the past!

I am not going to miss the 411 sketch this week, lol!  Last week I just missed it.  Seems like it is just so hard to get back on track after being sick for a while.  Anyway this week's sketch on the 411 blog was a super easy one--maybe.  These are actually the type that usually give me a problem--imagine that!  Since the focal spot was quite big I decided to create another little scene with these adorable little guys from the occasions mini set Picnic Parade.


I love the squirrel in the tree!  Fun set to play with.  
Stamps: Picnic Parade, Season of Friendship
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Other: markers, sponges, embossing plate

This next sample is a real blast from the past!  I don't even know the name of this set.  Many many years ago it was given to me as a sort of RAK from another stamper online.  She even has the images mounted in full squares--not trimmed and it was never used.  That was a long time ago and for some reason I never used it either although I love it.  So I thought it was about time!  Makes a really cute card for a young girl, don't you think.  If you know the name of this set I would love to know.


Designer papers and ribbon are non Stampin Up.   The Crushed Curry, Pixie Pink and Whisper White are Stampin Up, along with the corner punch and retired rub-ons. 

Thanks for stopping by today--hope you are having a wonderful week.
Mary Jo

11 nice people left a comment:

craftystamper said...

I just love your work. Another 2 cards that are fantastic.

Selene Kempton said...

I've been Scratching my head with this set... This is what it was missing.. You knocked it out of the park! Love it so much!

rozie640 said...

Love your woodland scene, it's so cute. Love the colors on our unicorn card and the strip of flowers, awesome.

Connie said...

Very cute, Mary Jo! I haven't used that set yet, but yours is darling!

Robin Merriman said...

Great cards MJ! Love what you did with the Picnic Parade - so cute! and your coloring on the unicorn totally rocks!
So glad you made it in time this week!

njburk said...

MJ OMG This is just adorable!!! I LOVE using the tree from the friendship set--and with this set it works PERFECTLY.
I've printed it your card to CASE---it really is perfect!!!
TFS, blessings, Nola

gbarron56 said...

Mary Jo -- your picnic parade card is just adorable -- such wonderful attention to detail and great job with this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! We hope you'll be back soon! Blessings, Gretchen --

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Simply Fabulous!!! Best card I've seen with this set. I give it a "10"!!!

Linda Callahan said...

You are so artistic! The picnic parade card is wonderful!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great cards MaryJo!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Stamping 411!!

stamperbeth said...

This is so cute! What a great idea! Glad to know that you're feeling better too.