Friday, May 18, 2012

Art with a Heart Blog Hop!

Since I have yet to be able to go to convention due to other commitments during the time it runs, I have started participating in a sort of on-line conventions with some extremely talented and fun gals from Stampin Up!  Our new season has just begun and we are having our first blog hop!  You are going to love it!


I am stop number twelve of thirty!  If you came from Dawn Hoffman's Blog  you are right on track!  If this is your first stop that is ok too, you can just follow along though the hop until you return to me!  Trust me, you will really enjoy it.  If at any time you find yourself lost you can view the entire list of blogs on the VC-Rocks Blog.

The funny thing about this hop is that I almost forgot about it entirely.  After dinner I came in to check some e-mails and realized I never made my projects for the hop!  Whoops!  That would be REALLY bad!  So I rushed down to my studio (dungeon) and got to work.  I have three projects for you and they all came together really quickly which made for a fun few hours of stamping!

Remember all of the samples will have a heart on them, since that is the theme of the hop

Art with a Heart!

My first sample for you is a sneak peak at the new in colors for 2012-14..  I thought it would be fun to add all five colors to one card--and of course I had to add a heart or two!

You are going to love the new colors..
Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, and Gumball Green


Aren't they so fun together.  I also used the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies along with the P.S. I love you and Loving Thoughts stamp sets.

Next up is a fun chalkboard for my studio!  I am so loving -- this look really close at the words that are in the heart--so fun!  I love the colors too--blues and grey!





Here is a close up of the heart...

This is what the chalk board looked like at the beginning.  I bought it for $1 a long time ago and never did anything with it. Actually I bought six or seven of them thinking they would make a cute club project.  I am glad to finally pull one out and alter it. 


And finally I made this darling little box to hold two of my favorite things--Chocolate and Daisies!  I love it!  I used the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies again for this project.





I sure hope you enjoyed my projects for this blog hop!  I know I had fun making them.  Have fun on the rest of the hop--remember to be kind and leave comments!

 Happy Hopping!
Mary Jo

19 nice people left a comment:

Krafting Karen said...

Great artwork Mary Jo! Love the card that the hearts are linked.

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Super projects, Mary Jo! Wish I could pull something so fab off as quickly as you do. Maybe some day :)

Brenda Hugar said...

Great projects Mary Jo. Loved all of them and your buttons, too.

Janice said...

3 great projects, love them all!! Aren't the new colors wonderful!

Patrice H said...

Wow!!! You rocked the Hop! All of your projects are amazing. The first s so colorful, the second one you are right the words are perfect for a stamping space. Finally Who doesn't like Hearts, Chocolate and Daises!

Gwyn Crawford said...

Love the projects! Very nice!

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous projects!! I'm going to have to find a chalkboard now! Not that my kids would read anything I wrote on it. LOL

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Wow, love these projects. I know what you mean about the chalkboard, I have tons of stuff bought for a project I never made, but I really love what you did with it. Love the colors and layout in the first card, it's so different. thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful work, as usual!!

Donna Bagwell said...

I love your projects, especially the heart box. Do you have a tutorial on how to make it?

Kym said...

Wow Mary-Jo, these projects are great!! I love the chalkboard and the heart candy holder is SO cute!

StampinHeart said...

Love all the bright colors and different size hearts in your first card and the heart shaped candy & flower holder - soooo need one of these for my desk! Great job!!!

Jackie L Watson said...

Your cards are awesome!!

inkedx2 said...

Great projects Mary Jo! Love the rainbow effect on your first card.

Carey said...

Beautiful work MJ.



Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Chris Occhipinti said...

Mary Jo, I simply love these...so fresh and pretty! And the idea for your chalkboard is awesome, I have many things to alter that I would love to try this technique on several of them.

Mary Davidson said...

Fantastic projects, Mary Jo! The first one with the In Colors is my favorite (if I had to pick one). Love how bright and cheery it is...Awesome!

Kimber said...

Love your projects!!! Wonderful!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Great projects! TFS!