Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 176! (TSSC176)

Welcome to another week of my sketch challenges.  Happy Memorial Day to all of you.  I am sorry that my sample for the day is not reflective of the day--wasn't thinking as usual!  I hope you will play along this week.  It is a fun sketch! 


And here is my sample to get your creative juices flowing.......




Don't forget that you can add the code to you post (while in the Edit HTML mode) and all of the samples will show up on your post too so  people can hop right from one to the other.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day. 
Remember those who made it possible!
Mary Jo

Top Three For Sketch 175!

Some wonderfully bright and cherry cards this week.  I had so much fun checking them all out.  Thanks so much to everyone who played along.  Here are my top three picks in no particular order...




Be sure to click on each preview picture to be taken to the creator's blog and original post to see the full card and all the details.  And of course to leave a comment telling them how great their cards are! 



Winners, feel free to add my badge to your blogs!




  Here is the HTML code.

<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s1600/blog+button-001.jpg" imageanchor="1" linkindex="15" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s200/blog+button-001.jpg" width="175" /></a></div>

I hope you will find time to play along with the new sketch that will be posted right after this.
Be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Another MDS (My Digital Studio) Scrapbook page

Thought I would share another scrapbook page using my MDS.  I have not had time to go down to my studio and work so I have been playing on the computer with the My digital studio making various scrapbook pages.  Again I am using many of the more basic items but still able to make fun pages.  These are some really fun pictures of Woody by the water--we were fishing.



Hope your week is going well.  Have a great day!
Mary Jo

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 175! (TSSC175)

Happy Monday!  Hope you have a wonderful week and that you have lots of time to stamp!  If you do I sure hope you will try out my sketch for this week. It is an easy one!







As usual I combined it with our Latenightstamper's challenge for the week.  This week we are focusing on scrapbooking!  So here is my sample....





I used My Digital Studio!  I still have not finished adding all the stuff that I have for it since changing to my new computer so I was limited but like how it turned out anyway!  Don't forget the challenges are not blog hops so if you play be sure to add the code to you blog in the HTML mode and all the samples will automatically show up on your blog too!


Thanks for stopping by can't wait to see your sample for this week's sketch.....
Mary Jo

Running behind--Top three for sketch 174!

Wow, I completely forgot to post last night.  Took my son to the drive in and didn't get home until 2am then ended up going right to bed.  And slept late too--image that.  We were supposed to be going away for the weekend by my SIL is really sick and we were afraid to go too far since she may not make it much longer.  So since we had to stay home and we already covered our days--we are just fishing, playing, and having fun!  Got to love that!  Anyway, here are my top three picks from last week.  In no particular order.  Please take a minute to check them out and leave a comment--the did a great job.  As did EVERYONE who played along last week!




Awesome samples ladies.  Thanks so much for playing along!
Feel free to add my badge to your blogs!






  Here is the HTML code.

<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s1600/blog+button-001.jpg" imageanchor="1" linkindex="15" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s200/blog+button-001.jpg" width="175" /></a></div>

I hope you will find time to play along with the new sketch that will be posted right after this.
Be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo

Friday, May 20, 2011

Blogger's Challenge--inspiration

Here is my card for this week's blogger's challenge.  As much as I love this set I am not too happy with this card.  Lisa gave us an inspiration photo to work with and I combined it with the MoJo Monday challenge.

Here is my card...Super simple...






And here is the inspiration photo..





Be sure to check out all of the samples in the blog hop below.  And why not play along too!  Hope you have a great day.  Sorry for the short post. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Re-do of first card on my blog.

That is the challenge on Latenightstampers this week. Find the first card you posted on your blog and re-make it. I was surprised that I didn't hate the card that was first posted. There are many cards from way back when that just make me laugh and say==what was I thinking! Here is the re-make card... This was also for the VC_Rocks challenge to use Early Espresso and at least two soft subtles colors.  Here is the original card..  . Not horrible but not fabulous either--then again neither is the re-make, lol!



Stamps for new card: Flower Fest, and Happy Greetings.
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso
Other: ribbon, circle scissors plus, rhinestones,  border punch
Thanks for stopping by today--hope you have a great day!
Mary Jo

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 174! (TSSC174)

Here we go again.  I am hoping that things around my house are back to normal--what ever that is?!.  So in keeping with that I have a new sketch for you to try this week.  I think it is a fun one and can't wait to see how you talented people interpret it!  Here is the sketch...






And of course my card.  I combined my card with the new color challenge on the VC_Rocks group.  The colors we are to use are Early Espresso and at least two colors from the soft subtles collection.  And I am still playing with this Open Seas set.  Love it--but you already know that, lol!


  
Sorry about the crooked picture of the inside.
Stamps: Open Seas, Plane and Simple
Paper: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist
dp and whisper white
Ink: Early Espresso,  Bashful Blue
Other, Button embosslet, baker's twine, markers

Don't forget it is now a blog hop.  All you have to do is add the code to the bottom of your post while in the Edit HTML mode and it will automatically add each sample to your blog too!  Hope you have a great week!
Mary Jo


Top Three for Sketch 173!

Participation has been a bit down the last few weeks.  Do we not like the sketches or are we just buys??  None the less, here are my top three picks for this week. Remember that you can click on the images to be taken to the creator's original post and find all the details--and maybe even leave a nice comment for them! 









Awesome samples ladies.  Thanks so much for playing along!
Feel free to add my badge to your blogs!






  Here is the HTML code.

<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s1600/blog+button-001.jpg" imageanchor="1" linkindex="15" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s200/blog+button-001.jpg" width="175" /></a></div>

I hope you will find time to play along with the new sketch that will be posted right after this.
Be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo
 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger's Challenge--a sketch

Running a bit late this week on posting due to Blogger difficulties. This week we have a sketch that our mom (Lisa) created for us.  I combined it with the Latenightstamper's challenge for this week to make a Father's day card and with the VC_Rocks color challenge too.  The colors are Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Certainly Celery.  (hmmmm, seems I missed the celery on this, lol!--be right back after I fix that!)  I back and it is all fixed now!




























I am still having so much fun with this set. Can't believe it a definite must have for easy masculine cards.

Stamps: Stamps: Open Seas, Plane and Simple
Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, dp
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze
Other: embossing folder, modern label punch

Check everyone's samples below--and even play along if you wish!

Happy today!
Mary Jo

Monday, May 9, 2011

Three in one!

Love when you can use one card to catch up on a few challenges.  Of course the first is my sketch challenge for this week.  You can view the original post with the sketch HERE.  The second is the Latenightstamper's challenge to make a project/card with a Father's Day theme.  And finally the new challenge on the VC_rocks group to use Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery. 





Stamps: Open Seas, Plane and Simple
Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, dp
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze
Other: markers, large scallop circle punch circle punch, photo corner punch, Baja Ribbon

Hope to be back tomorrow--hoping things are slowing down a bit here.
Mary Jo

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 173! (TSSC173)

Seems I ma going to be late again on this sketch.  Hard to believe that you can not even make it on time for your own sketch challenge.  Been really crazy around here and it is NOT over yet.  I will get a card done in the morning for the sketch though.  Didn't want to make you wait for me so I am posting the sketch now.  Hope you have time to play along this week.  And to all the mom's who visit my blog--Happy Mother's Day--hope you had a great day filled with much love and happiness! 

Here is this week's sketch...

Don't forget we are now doing this as a blog hop so feel free to grab the code and add it to your post while in the edit HTML page.  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this.  Looks pretty easy......


Top Three for Sketch 172!

Tough job picking this week! I changed my mind quite a few times. Thanks so much to all of you who played along this week. I thought it was a bit of a difficult sketch with the way the background was but you guys rocked it. Here are my top three picks in no particular order. Please take a moment to visit them and leave them a nice comment. You can see the full card and all the details by clicking on the preview picture.





 Thanks again ladies.
Please feel free to add my winner's button to your blogs. 




  Here is the HTML code.

<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s1600/blog+button-001.jpg" imageanchor="1" linkindex="15" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s200/blog+button-001.jpg" width="175" /></a></div>

I hope you will find time to play along with the new sketch that will be posted right after this.
Be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo
 

Friday, May 6, 2011

TGIF--to the most extreme this week!

This is the first chance I have had ALL week--since Monday to even get near my computer--don't ask, just trust is was a very long, stressful, busy week, lol.  I have over 1500 e-mails to weed through and I am behind on so many of my Design Team stuff for Latenightstampers and I really NEED to get some stamping time.  Unfortunately it probably won't happen until at least Saturday night.  Luckily I do have a card to post for this week's Blogger's Challenge.  Lisa says the theme is Nature and although this is NOT what I would have made for the challenge--I think it can fit--some things do just work out!  So since I am so far behind this has to be fast and simple.  Here is my card....






Such Springy colors--although it sure don't feel like spring. 

Stamps:  A flower for all seasons, Teeny Tine Wishes
Paper: Pretty in pink, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, word window punch, label punch, ribbon, top note die, tulip frame embossing folder

You can see the other players in this week's blog hop below--Hey, you can even play along too if you want!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
And I hope to be back in the studio stampin and back here posting real soon!
Mary Jo

Monday, May 2, 2011

More challenges...

Ok, so the challenge this week on Latenightstampers is to use at least embellishments on your card--they could be the same or different-and of course you can use more than three--but no less. My first two cards for this challenge are combined with sketch challenges. First one is using the 411 sketch for this week...
I think is is a fun and easy sketch.  I chose to use the new Strength and Hope stamp set that Stampin Up is using to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.  Such an awesome set.  Here is my card for this sketch...





Stamps: Strength and Hope
Paper: Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Other: ribbon, sponges, rhinestones

The next card is using the Sketch Frenzy Friday Sketch





And here is my card using this sketch..



Stamps: In Wilderness, Just Believe
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Other: embossing folder, sponges, brads, label punch

Hope you are having a fabulous beginning to your week! 
See ya soon!
Mary Jo

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 172! (TSSC172)

Before I begin I need to ask, did you guys hear the breaking news!!! 

Did you guys hear this??

Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body--the President is expected to make an announcement at any time now! Looks like I will be up for a bit--have to hear the details. Hard to believe after all these years.
Now back to regularly scheduled posting..... Welcome to another week of my Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge.  I hope you will find time to play along.  The sketch is a bit unusual this week and I am not overly thrilled with my sample so I hope to be shown up by ALL OF YOU!  Shouldn't be too hard, lol.  Don't forget that this is now a blog hop.  If you add the code to you post at the end while in Edit HTML mode it will show all the samples on your blog too!  Here is this week's sketch.....
 

 And of course my sample--(I say that as if I am NEVER late with my sample, lol)....
 I am not sure where I came up with this color combo--is it October 31st?  Anyway, hope you play along...




Thanks for stopping by...Mary Jo

Top Three for Sketch 171!

Great week!  Thanks so much for playing along-  Here are my top three picks in no particular order.



Remember to click on the pics to be taken to the creator's original post and see the full card in all it's glory and maybe even leave them a nice comment!



 Thanks again ladies.
Please feel free to add my winner's button to your blogs. 




  Here is the HTML code.

<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s1600/blog+button-001.jpg" imageanchor="1" linkindex="15" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPgEpSRhOnw/S878aetb56I/AAAAAAAAEuA/R2E9Sl5NrVo/s200/blog+button-001.jpg" width="175" /></a></div>

I hope you will find time to play along with the new sketch that will be posted right after this.
Be right back with the new sketch!