Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ed 3

Welcome to week number three of the ED challenges.  In case you are visiting for the first time and you are not a member of the Latenightstamper's group (gasp) the ED challenge is a challenge with a weekly theme to make Easy and Demonstratable cards.  This weeks theme is Black, White and just a hint of color.  I combined it with the other weekly challenge on Latenightstampers which is to create a Sympathy card.  If you are not a member of the Latenightstampers group and you love Stampin Up! products you can join here!  It is free and 100% SU.  Tons of fabulous samples and ideas each and every day.

Any way, here is my card for the challenges.

I really love the simplicity of this card, it is actually so elegant.

Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: embossing folder, brads, marker

Hope you have time to play along!  Fun challenges.
Mary Jo

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 115

Welcome to week number 115 of the Sketch Challenges.  I have combined my card today with two other challenges too.  Of course it is for sketch 115 and here is the sketch....

I sure hope you play along this week!  Be sure to add your link to Mister Linky at the end of the post!
Can't wait to see what you create.

But it is also for this week's Latenight Stampers challenge to create sympathy cards
and my ED2 challenge from Wednesday--create a Easy and Demonstratable card using flowers.

Here is my sample for all three challenges.  I hope you will find time to play along with the sketch.

Stamps: Bella's Bloom
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DP, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, border punch, rub ons.

Hope you have a fabulous week full of stamping and lots of blessings!
Mary Jo

Re-cap of sketch 114 players

Thanks you guys, some great samples this week as usual.

See ya in a few minutes with the new sketch.
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I am having sooooo many computer problems today.  This is the third time I am trying to post this and I can not get my program to add the watermark for some silly reason.  I am doing the same thing I do every day of my life but now it won't work---UGGGGG!  Anyway I am able to get this on like this so it will have to do before I do not have a computer any more -- it may end up in the neighbor's yard! 

This card is for today's Featured Stamper Challenge on Stampin Connection-which by the way I can not get on either, lol!  It is also for my ED2 challenge.  Easy and Demonstratable cards. 

The featured stamper for this week is the wonderfully talented Robin Merriman!  You can see her blog here!

Stamps: Bella's Bloom, Picture This
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Ribbon, markers, embossing plate

Got to run!  Taking my mom to bingo.  I may be a bit late on my new sketch challenge to--why not I have been late on everything else this weekend. 

Mary Jo

Friday, March 26, 2010

Blogger's Challenge--Sketch with 411 colors

It has been a few weeks since I have been able to play along with the Blogger's Challenge, and wouldn't you know it, I don't like my card!  I don't have time now to re-do it so maybe later.  But I am sharing anyway.  I think the idea was good but the card is not, lol.

Any way this week we had a sketch challenge so I combined it with the 411 Color Challenge.  Here is my sample..

Here is the sketch and the color challenge...

You can click on either picture above to be brought to the challenge.

Hope you have a great Friday.

Stamps:  Thoughts And Prayers, Three Little Words
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Pea Paper Pack,
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black, Regal Rose
Other: circle punches, nestabilities, ribbon, sweet pea felt, Sponges, pencil eraser for flower circles

See ya soon,
Mary Jo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ed Who? Ed 2

Welcome to week 2 of the new ED challenge.  Easy and Demonstratable cards.  This week we are working on cards with flowers.  Any flowers.  They could be stamped flowers, flowers on your DP, flowers made from punches as mine are or any other kind of flower you wish.  Here is my sample for today.

It may not look that easy but it certainly was.  The beautiful pansy flowers are made on Shimmery White paper using the re-inker spread technique.  First I punched out two butterflies for each flower.  Then with a fine mist spritzer spray water on the butterflies. One they are nice and wet go around the edges with a paint brush loaded with re-inker.  I used Elegant Eggplant re-inker.  Be sure to let your flowers dry before trying to put brads through the middle or you will be starting over, lol (don't ask).   The leaves are the five petal flower punch.

Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Shimmery White
Ink: Versa Mark
Other: white embossing powder, Brads, embossing folder, butterfly punch, five petal flower punch, re-inkers, paint brush, water spritzer, marker

Thanks for stopping by today, I am glad you did.
Mary Jo

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Couple of challenges from Stampin Connection.

I have two cards to share with you this morning and they are both for Stampin Connection challenges.  The first challenges is the card sketch challenge we are in week number 9!  Here is the sketch....

I love this sketch, so fun!  Here is my card....

I love this because it is using so many scraps I had laying right there on my work area! 

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea Paper Pack
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Wide Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Sweet Pea Felt Flowers, Pink ribbon, brads, top note die

The next challenge is the clean and simple challenge.  We are on week number 8 of this challenge and here are the details...

Welcome to the week 8 Clean and Simple Challenge!!  This week I have a color challenge for you!

The colors are:
*Pretty in Pink
*Pixie Pink
*Basic Gray

Fun colors and I am beginning to like the Clean and Simple cards although they are still pretty hard for me to do, lol. Here is my sample...

 Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Sending Love Specialty Paper
Ink: Going Grey, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink
Other: pearls, markers, pencil eraser for circles on flowers.

Hope you have a fabulous day!  So much to do so little time.  See ya soon.
Mary Jo

Monday, March 22, 2010

Anything but a Card!

Mondays are so busy around here. Not only do I have my sketch challenge but also the new Latenightstampers DT challenge for our group. This is a weekly challenge and usually I am able to combine my first samples with my sketch challenge but today is a bit different. We are trying to show off all the fabulous things you can do with our products besides make cards! That is what sold me on being a Stampin Up! Demo. There are so many things you can make with our product. If you are not already a member of Latenightstampers now may be the time to join! There will be wonderful ideas-as always. You do not have to be a demo to join, just love the Stamping Up products!

My first sample for this week is so easy and a great gift for teachers.  I am making a bunch of these for my son's teachers for Easter.  Who couldn't use some chocolate!

The vase is made from three chocolate bars.  They are taped together to form a triangle.  Then I simply wrapped them in designer paper and stuck some candy flower suckers in the center.  So easy and adorable too!   

I will be making matching cards too!  But since the title of this post is ANYthing but a card, I figure I can do those later, lol.  Hope you have a wonderful week.  The kids are off from school today so I know it will start off fun!  

Mary Jo

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #114

I really don't even remember what my inspiration for this sketch was?  Weird when that happens.  I hope you will have time to play along this week.  Remember to leave a link at the end of this post on Mister Linky!  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  I am sure it will blow me away as the so often do!

Here is this week's sketch.....

And of course my card sample....

Hmmm, don't really look like the flowers match the card now that I look at it on here.  Oh well, I did use the Razzleberry marker for the highlights?  I love the in colors this year, as I do every year. 

Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Whisper White. Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, scallop edge punch, rub ons, Top Note die

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like the sketch and can find the time to play along!

Mary Jo

Recap of sketch challenge 113

Some really really fun cards this week. I hope you will take a minute to check them out. You can visit the original blog posts by clicking the link above each sample. Thanks so much to everyone who played along! I really enjoy seeing what you create with my sketches!

New one is coming in a minute!
Mary Jo
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