Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cleaning off my scraps for the LNS challenge.

Hey all!  Hope you are doing well today.  I went to work on my challenge cards for the LNS challenge this week (paper piercing) and decided to make the challenge harder by only using the scraps and pieces of paper that were within my arms reach--left overs from the last few cards.  I must say, it did make it a bit harder since some of the pieces were pretty small--but there were enough bigger ones to made do.  I made two cards and neither of them are my normal types but I may like them--not sure yet, ask me in the morning when I look at them again.  No time for that now, need to get them posted since Wednesday is my posting day!  So here you go......


The piercing on the first one is done on the Soft Suede label, I used the new piercing template to pierce the oval on the label.  The second on is around the edge and for the flight of the butterfly!  This is the first time I used this new Stippled Blossoms stamp set, really turns out pretty.

Card one supplies:
Stamps: Just Believe
Paper: Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Comfort Cafe dp
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: rhinestones, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack Decorative Label punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Curly Label punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit

Card Two Supplies:
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri, Just Believe
Paper: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black
Other: ribbon, paper piercier, Adorning Accents Folders

Happy Wednesday!
Mary Jo

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge 227! (TSSC227)

Here we go again.  Time for a new sketch challenge.  Can't wait to see your samples for this one. It is another one with a long thin layer?  A fun one too!






Here is my samples hopefully to inspire you....


Stamps: Road to Happiness
Paper: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Wisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: ribbon, brads, markers, heart border punch

Now it is your turn--don't forget to come back and add you sample to the linky tool below!  Remember it is a blog hop too!
Mary Jo


Top Three for sketch 226!

Whoops, can you tell summer has officially began, I forgot it was Monday--totally lost track of the days.  I remembered after I left the house today so it obviously had to wait till I got back home.  Sorry. 

Now that I am back on track with the days, here are my top three picks for last week's sketch.  Remember they are in no particular order and they are just snippets of the full project so you have to click on each picture below to see the full card. 




Thanks so much for playing along this week!  Great samples.  Winners feel free to add my badge to you blogs if you so wish.....

Here is the HTML code.




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Be back with the new sketch challenge in a minute!
Mary Jo

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Couple more challenges!

It feels soooooooooo good to have a little time to stamp and it has been three days in a row.  Good to have my life back, lol.  Stamping truly is the BEST stress reliever in the world I can total loose track of time and just relax and create.  Love it.  Speaking of things I love--have you noticed I have a new favorite color combo thanks to the new Floral District Designer Paper Pack!  Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry!  Love it, I am actually needing to buy more Rich Razzleberry and I have not touched that color is a real long time.  It is awesome with the Pumpkin Pie too.  Check it out in the next two samples.

First the 411 sketch for this week--how pretty is this new set Blooming with Kindness.  I knew I loved the flower but was not sure I would like the font of the words--those double fonts sometimes make me think it looks like bad stamping--you know what I mean?  But it is pretty--thanks to Mary Brown--I now own it too!  She is such an enabler--seriously.



Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Floral District DP, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Other: black satin ribbon, banners die, thin black ribbon, markers, blender pen, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

This next card is for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge--this may be the first time I have played with them???  Not sure but it was a harder sketch so I was looking for a challenge--and I got one, lol!


Lots of new items on this one too.  Can you tell I finally got my "big" order.  Shhhhh, don't tell hubby it was all mine, lol!

Stamps:  A Fitting Occasion, Happy You
Paper Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Floral District DP
Ink: Black
Other: markers, circle punches, large scallop circle punch, Delicate Doillies Sizzlits,  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Embossing Folder, rhinestones

Geez, that was a lot of typing.  Hope you enjoy your weekend.  Hope to spend some time at the pool today with my son and my kindle!  What more could a woman ask for?!
Mary Jo

Friday, June 22, 2012

A fun sketch challenge--

But if was a challenge, lol!  Funny because when Mary played with my sketch challenge for this week she said she struggled with it, well, I can say the same right back at you Mary!  I had a bit of an issue with this one but I was determine to try it.  My first card--I thought I had a great idea, but the finished product-not so great!  But I am sharing it with you anyway.  I think I got a bit carried away with the gel pen.....





So since I was not so happy with that one, I had to try again.  Hence my second card with this sketch.

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I am still not sure I really like either of them but it was a fun sketch and I had fun playing!  Nice to have a bit of stampin time!

If you have questions please ask in the comments section but be sure to leave your e-mail since I can not reply to comments on blogger.  Sorry no details, no catalog near me and I can remember the names of the new papers and sets yet!

Have a great Friday!
Mary Jo

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Oh yea, I finally did it!

Got a card made for my sketch challenge this week!  Not too late, lol!  You still have time to play along too!  Here is my card.  Sorry for the crooked picture--I swear I am not drinking???  I made three cards tonight and all the pictures are crooked??  Who know but I am too tired to re-do them tonight so it is what it is!  Click here to see the sketch challenge for this week!


I used the new butterfly set again so it also fits the LNS challenge to add an insect!

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners, Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Floral District DP
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Itty Bitty Banners dies, butterfly punch, embossing folder

So glad to finally have this done!  Hope you find time to play along too!
Mary Jo

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LNS challenge for this week.

I know, I know--I still haven't made a card for MY OWN sketch challenge yet. But I wanted to share these with you and they fit the LNS challenge for this week to add a insect to our samples. We have a brand new butterfly stamp at Stampin Up! so I bet you guys knew it would be the first set I used with my new catalog order! I love this set with the matching punch. Of course you know I love ANY butterfly set. I made a bunch of these this morning for part of the teacher gifts for my son's teachers. I gave them all the colors and a matching pen and of course some chocolate! I don't have a pick of the whole boxed up set at the moment, but I will in a day or so. I think it will be our club project for this month. Love the new dotted paper too.


  I also used the three new embossing folders from the new catalog.  Love them all!  If you click on the picture it will be bigger so you can see the embossed backgrounds better.

Hope your week is going well, hope to have my sketch challenge done tomorrow--today was the last day of school so had to use my stampin time to make teacher gifts.  So last minute!

Mary Jo

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 226 (TSSC226)

Come one, Come all--here is this week's sketch challenge.  Tell your friends and get them to play along too!  I am running a bit behind today--actually this week, lol.  Busy last week of school and I am on OVERLOAD!  Yippee!!!  So I am sorry to say that I do not have a sample for you YET, but I will hopefully have time to do that very soon, as I really need the stress relief.  I have not stamped all week!  UGGGGGGGG!

Remember you have a full week to play along and if you add the code to your blog while you are in the HTML mode your readers can play along right from your blog!

Here is the sketch for the week..






I have lots of ideas for this one and can't wait to play!  Now it is your turn--don't forget to come back and add you sample to the linky tool below!  Remember it is a blog hop too!

Mary Jo

Top Three Picks for sketch 225!

What great samples last week! I loved each and everyone of them. Thanks so much for playing along each week, it really does give me something to look forward too. I love to see all the different interpretations of the one sketch! Here are my top three picks in no particular order...





as always these are only little snippets of the card--please click on each image to see the whole card-and leave a nice comment for the creator!

Winners feel free to add my badge to you blogs if you so wish.....

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>
Be back with the new sketch challenge in a minute!
Mary Jo

Friday, June 15, 2012

VC_Rocks Blog Hop--Theme is Any Size Card

Yea, I just got done watching Nik Wallenda make history and walk across the Niagara Falls on a tight rope!  All I can say is that for those of you who have never seen or experienced the Falls in person--this was incredible.  It did not look as scary on TV as it really is.  I have lived near the Niagara Falls all my life and have been there hundreds of times and I am always in awe of the power and beauty of it.  Amazing that he did it.  I loved that he prayed most of the way across!  




So I know you are probably here to check out my stop on the blog hop!  I love doing these bog hops with the talented VC_Rocks crew.  This month the theme is any size card--so I stuck with the standard size--choose a stamp set I have not used yet and made three cards to share with you.  I hope you enjoy the hop.  If you came from Brenda Hugar's awesome blog  Brenda's Stamping Corner .  then you are moving right along in the right direction!  I am stop number three for this hop.  If you get lost at any time you can just jump back to the VC_Rocks home blog and see where you got off track.  Otherwise, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy the hop.

My stamp set of choice is the Aviary Stamp set.
Aviary Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!  

Such a fun set--I am not sure why I waited so long to get it.  But now I have it and I have three cards to share with you all using this great set!

My first card is showing off some brand new dsp and the new in colors!


This card is also using the new in colors and the same dp pack as the card above.  Don't you think the new colors are so fun?!


And finally I made this last card using my Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 225 for this week! (there is still time to join in the link does not close until Sunday night!) I combined it with my new VC_Rocks room mate's favorite color combo so it can be a card that I will send her!  It is ok if she sees it since it is not the only one I am sending!



I certainly hope you enjoyed my cards.  Have fun on the rest of the hop!
Your next stop is June's Creative Spot.
Click the images below to go forward or backwards!




ABC challenge on LNS!

ABC Anything but a card--LNS Latenightstamper's Yahoo Group

It is the last few days of school, the count down--being active in the PTO means that this last few days are CRAZY!!!  But fun.  I have not had much time to do any crafting but you know I have to make something for the LNS challenge, after all I am the co-DT coordinator.

So you can probably guess what that means

MDS to the rescue
I know more letters--My Digital Studio!
Made this quick page of my son at his last middle school field days.


If don't have this program you should really consider it.  It is so fun and you can create without making a mess and bring out all your supplies!  NICE!

Hope you week went well and that your weekend if full of all the fun things you like to do.
We will be working the Lawn Fete at the church that sponsors our Scouts--so may not have much crafting time at all---but...

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the second VC-Rocks blog hop!  Lots of fun card ideas!  
See ya then, Mary Jo

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge 225 (TSSC225)

I am loving this week's sketch.  It is an easy yet fun one!  Hope you will play along.  Here is the sketch.....

I know I will be making a few more cards with this one this week--here is the first sample....






I combined it with a color challenge--Black, Gray, White and a splash of yellow.

Stamps: Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black
Other: embossing folder, new banner dies, word window punch

Now it is your turn--don't forget to come back and add you sample to the linky tool below!  Remember it is a blog hop too!  So if you add the code to your blog while in HTML mode your readers can play along too--right from your blog!

Happy Stampin
Mary Jo

Top Three picks for sketch 224!

Wow, had a great busy week but a fun one too!  We are so close to finishing off the school year and that always means extra volunteer time.  Only 5 full days and 3 half days left!  This year went really fast--next year my son moves on to Middle School!  Scar--for me anyway, lol!

Anyway on to the top three from last week's sketch....as always these are in no particular order and all of them are only little snippets of the card--please click on each image to see the whole card-and leave a nice comment for the creator!




Winners feel free to add my badge to you blogs if you so wish.....

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>
Be back with the new sketch challenge in a minute!
Mary Jo

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

LNS-color challenge!


What a fabulous day today was! So nice outside, not too hot but sunny with a slight breeze! Spent the day at my son's school for their field days, his last one as he is moving up to middle school next year.

This week on the Latenightstamper's group we were given a color challenge to work with--Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi. So yes, we are talking bright and cheery colors! Love this. I chose to stick with the Betsy's Blossom stamp set since it is still on my work table. I am after all a very lazy stamper, lol!

 

Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Memorable Moments
Paper: Mellon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasibi, Whisper White
Ink: Mellon mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Other: circle punch, lg scallop circle punch, Mellon Mambo dotted ribbon, rhinestone

Happy Wednesday!
Mary Jo

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 224 (TSSC224)

Yea, great week last week as far as samples--they were all fabulous!  Let's do it again this week!  Here is the new sketch for the week--remember you have a full week to play along!






And my sample.....


I am really loving this new set!  Of course you guys know I love birds and this one is so fun with the cool wings!

Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Occasional Quotes
Paper:Comfort Cafe Dp, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit,  Very Vanilla
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Other: Decorative Label Punch


Now it is your turn--don't forget to come back and add you sample to the linky tool below!  Remember it is a blog hop too!  So if you add the code to your blog while in HTML mode your readers can play along too--right from your blog!

Happy Stampin
Mary Jo


Top Three for Sketch 223!

Wow, there were really some amazing samples this week!  Funny how some sketching just seem to work for everyone!  This is one -- each new card was as good as the one before!  Great job guys!  So my son helped me pick my winners for this week--or I would still be going back and forth!  Here they are in no particular order--and remember to click on the snipplets to see the full card and all the details! 




Winners feel free to add my badge to you blogs if you so wish.....

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>
Be back with the new sketch challenge in a minute!
Mary Jo

 
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