Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 206! (TSSC206)

Fast post--got to run so I will be back to edit with my sample and more details later.  Hope you have time to play along this week!  Here is the sketch....

As I said I will be back to edit this part with my sample. 

After you make your sample be sure to come on back and add it to the blog hop at the end of the post.  If you add the code to your blog it will also allow your readers to play along right from your blog!

Top three picks for sketch challlenge 205!

What a crazy busy week I had!  Sorry this is coming a bit late.  Here are my top three picks for this week.  Thanks so much to all  who were able to find time to play along this week.

Please consider clicking on each image--it will take you to the original post on the creator's blog where you can leave a comment or get more details. And winners, feel free to add my badge to your blogs.

Here is the HTML code.

<a href="" imageanchor="1" linkindex="15" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="" width="175" /></a></div>

Be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Soft and pretty birthday and Short and Sweet!

Here is a fun card that we did at my last all occasions class.  It is using the new SAB set Fresh Vintage.  Remember you choose this for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fresh Vintage (SAB)
Paper: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanila and Beau Chateau DP
Ink: Sot Suede
Other: Pleated satin ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch, Designer Frames embossing folder

Have a fabulous rest of the week!
Mary Jo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Old meets new!

I really love to combine older stamps with the newer ones.  This is a fun and quick wedding card.  I love these colors together.  So pretty!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Tiny Tags, Outlined Occasions (SAB)
Paper:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Confetti White
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo
Other: jewelry tag punch, brad, ribbon, Tasteful Trim Die, markers, rhinestones

I hope your week is off to a good start!
See ya soon and thanks for stopping by.
Mary Jo

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 205 (TSSC205)

Here we are on week 205 of my sketch challenges. Hope you play along.  I actually had a bit of a hard time with it but I am sure you will NOT! After you make your sample be sure to come on back and add it to the blog hop at the end of the post.  If you add the code to your blog it will also allow your readers to play along right from your blog!   Here is the sketch...

And my sample.  I didn't want a square card so I changed it up a bit.

I am not sure how much I like this card, but I really love the colors.  This is using a stamp set and a paper pack that will be available for free during Salebration! 

Stamps: Fresh Vintage
Paper: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment dp, whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Poppy Parade
Other: markers, hearts border punch, scallop square punch, ribbon, rub on sentiment

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this sketch....

Thanks for visiting today.

Top three for sketch 204!

Seems like a long time since I did this.  I really enjoyed last weeks sketch and the samples that were made.  Here are my favorite three...please consider clicking on each image--it will take you to the original post on the creator's blog where you can leave a comment or get more details.

Fun cards RIGHT?

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

Here is the HTML code.
<a href="" imageanchor="1" linkindex="15" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="" width="175" /></a></div>

Be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo

Thursday, January 19, 2012

UGG--I missed your birthday!

The latenightstamper's challenge for this week is shaped cards.  So I decided to make a card that represents the biggest craze around me.  UGG Boots!  Around my area EVERYONE (and believe me I mean EVERYONE) wears winter boots called UGGS.  My son says there is only about three girls in his whole school who don't own them, and most own a few pairs (crazy at the price of them).  So now that you know the background for my card here is my sample--an UGG--I missed your birthday card!

This was such a fun and quick card.  Here is the inside saying...

Isn't that fun!  This is the style I would get if I ever got them--I would rather spend that kind of money on stamps though! Call me crazy but that is a LOT of stamps!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have more Apothecary Art samples to share with you tomorrow! 
Mary Jo

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Same but different!

I am loving this new stamp set Apothecary Art.  It is really easy to work with especially if you have the matching die set.  I am enjoying the smaller size image mixed with the butterfly embosslit.  I think it is really pretty, don't you?  Here are two sample cards with it.  The first one also uses today's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers!  Been ages since I hopped on over there to see what was going on.  Fun sketch.

As you can probably tell I unfortunately am in need of some sympathy cards.  I really love both of these color combos and think the butterflies are great with that framed image. 

Card 1 
Stamps:  Thoughts and Prayers, Apothecary Art
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla Everyday Enchantment DP, Poppy Parade dp for butterfly
Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade
Other: framelits Labels collection, Adorning Accents embossing folder, markers, sponges, pearls, butterfly embosslit

Card 2 
Stamps: Apothecary Art
Paper: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist
Other: markers, butterfly embosslit, embossing folder, framelits Labels collection, ribbon, brad

Happy Hump Day!  My favorite day of the week--next to Sunday.
Mary Jo

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mixed Bunch

I have a couple cards to share with you using this brand new set from the Occasions mini. It also has a matching punch which is what sold me on the set to begin with. I love how different they look. 

The first one is a clean and simple sample while the second one is a more vintage looking card.  I love them both. 

The first one is using the following supplies
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Very Vanilla and Spice Cake dp
Ink: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Other: Blossom punch, circle punch, brad

The second card is using the following supplies:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Hard to Say
Paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DP
Ink: pool Party, Soft Suede
Other: Blossom Punch, Circle Punch, sponges, Labels Framelits, embossing folder, Everyday Enchantment ribbon and brad pack

See ya tomorrow with a couple cards using the new Apothecary stamp set!  So pretty.
Mary Jo

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 206 (TSSC206)

Yea, we are finally back on track!  I am so happy.  I hope you are able to participate this week.  I am excited about the new year of sketches.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Remember all of the sketch challenges are also blog hops.  That means if you add the code to your blog while in edit HTML mode your readers can participate right from you blog! And you can just hop from one blog to the next to view all the samples.  Hope you will consider adding the code to your sample post.  Here we go with the first sketch challenge for 2012.....

And my sample....

I so love these colors together--so relaxing feeling don't you think.

Stamps: Messages for Mom , Simply Soft
Paper: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pear Pizazz and Pool Party, Very Vanilla and Spice Cake dp
Ink: Basic Black, Pool Party
Other: markers, pool party ribbon, brad, sponges

Can't wait to see your sample--don't forget to post a DIRECT link to you sample and not just a link to the home page of your blog.  Thanks and happy stamping!

Mary Jo

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Last two from Valentine's Class

Both of these cards have something retired on them mixed with some of the brand new stuff from the Occasions Mini!  The designer paper on the first card and the Dude stamp on the second are both retired.  Love the card anyway!  First one will be for my Mom and second one is for my son!

Card 1 Supplies:
Stamps: Messages for Mom
Paper: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, Heart punch, Heart framelits, Edgelite Dies and embossing folder

Card 2 Supplies :  retired Dude stamp, PS I Love You, misc sentiments
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Other: markers, circle punch, hearts embossing folder, heart framelits, ribbon, white gel pen.

Have a great day!
Mary Jo

Friday, January 13, 2012

Two more Valentines

It is always so fun to move on from Christmas cards.  I love Christmas but I really get tired of seeing the cards after awhile, lol!  Fun to move on to Valentines--Love it!  Here are the next two cards in the Valentine series.  Hope you enjoy! 

Card 1 supplies
Stamps:  I Love Jumbo Wheel, small heart stamps are from PS I Love You
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: Hearts Framelits, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit

Card 2 supplies
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Other: markers, dots embossing folder, faux brads

TGIF with a three day weekend!  Yippee!
Mary Jo

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Well, the doctors were not aware of my plans....

So I know that I said Iwas going to start my sketch challenges again on Monday but no one informed my doctors, lol!  They have had me busy with lots of test and such--so I guess we will start the challenges back up on the 16th--Martin Luther King day.  I am ready to go but want to give you guys the full week.  I do have some cards to share with you today though.  I had my all occasions class this month and the main focus was Valentines--so I have six Valentines to share with you.  I will post them two at a time over the next three days.  Here are your first two...

Both of these cards are using the new PS--I love you stamp set.  I am so sad because when making these I lost the p.s. I love you stamp!  I think either the dog or the cat may have gotten it.  There is still a chance it may show up but I doubt it.   I hope you enjoy these first two Valentines.  The first one also fits the Latenightstamper's challenge for this week (yea, been a while) to use some type of fruit image on your project.

Card 1 Supplies
Stamps: PS I love you, retired You're sweet sentiment
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: markers, chocolate ribbon, hearts embossing folder, circle punches

Card 2 Supplies
Stamps: PS I love you
Paper: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, DP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Other: hearts embossing folder, word window punch, heart punch, circle punch, corner punch

Happy Thursday!
Mary Jo

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Part two of my favorites from 2011

Remember if you click on the image you will be brought to the original post with the details.  Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.






And finally December...

Happy today!  I am off to the doctor to see why I have had chest pains for three months--think it is a combination of a strained muscle and heartburn--hopefully!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sketch Challenges will begin again next Monday!

For now I am going to share my favorite post from each month of last year.  I will start with Jan-June.  Funny how some months were so easy to choose and others were hard--my mojo was working on some month and not so much on others I guess, lol. If you click on any of the projects you will be taken to the original post and more details.







That was fun, hope you enjoyed it too!  Tomorrow we will do the last half of the year.