Friday, December 30, 2016

Out with the Old In with the New ---Masculine Birthday

Welcome to this month's blog hop for the Remarkably Create Team!
 This month's theme is Out with the Old and in with the New!

We are finishing off the Holiday Catalog and getting ready to start our brand new Occasions catalog along with the Awesome Sale-A-Bration event too!  You know what that is right?!  For every $50 you spend on product during Sale-A-Bration you get to choose an item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  The best time of the Stampin Up! year.  So that was the goal -- to mix up the Holiday Catalog with the New Catalogs.  I needed a masculine birthday card for a friend who is a hunter and thought this would be the time to create it!  I actually used products from the Holiday Catalog--the Sale-A-Bration Catalog--- the Spring Catalog and the Annual Catalog too!  Here is my sample.....

and here is the inside of the card...

The Holiday Catalog is still available until Jan. 3rd.  
The products I used from there are the 

From the Occasions Catalog I used the ...
From the Annual Catalog I used....

and then the sentiment Happy Birthday comes from a Sale-A-Bration Stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my sample for today's blog hop! The next stop on the hop is  Deanna Pavinato! She always has great designs to share.  Be sure to keep on hopping along to see the rest of the extremely talented ladies and see what they created for you!  Here is the list of blogs participating .....

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Sale-A-Bration style!

It is almost that time of year!
Time for the Sale-A-bration Event at Stampin Up!
You remember this one right?
For every $50 you spend you get to pick a free item from the Sale-A-bration Catalog!
Lots of great choices this year--can't wait until you see them.
If you need a catalog let me know I would be happy to send you one along with the new Occasions Catalog too--they are both wonderful!

So here was the first card I made with the new supplies.
A fun birthday card.

And of course the inside of the card....

This Festive Birthday paper is so fun, I love the colors.  Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White  And the stamps are from a stamp set that you can earn for free called Designer Tee--it matches the tee shirt stamp in the annual catalog. 

Well, I am off to do a funeral luncheon at my church 😩😩
Thanks for stopping by..see you soon!
Mary Jo
Designer Tee Stamp set not shown below in listed supplies...not available yet.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Well, all that for one day!  Merry Christmas to you--I pray that you and your family have a fabulous and blessed day and that you have an amazing New Year too!  I just wrapped my last gift, lol.  I am always so last minute--I actually ran out of wrapping paper and re-used a piece from a big present that my son got for the last small gift for my mom.   Here is the last Christmas card I will share this year.

I am running late for meeting with my family so this is a quick post.  This is using the stamp set that come out last year with the matching dies--Wonderous Wreath.  Love it and so glad it was still current this year.  The rest of the supplies are listed below.
Merry Christmas! 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Peace on Earth--would that not be the MOST incredible thing EVER!?

A still have a few more Christmas designs to share before moving on to other stuff.  Here is one I designed for the Case this Sketch challenge #202.  These are usually the type of cards that are hard for me--not too many layers or items but the ombre color scheme was fun to play with.  Pluss I got a Bermuda Bay Ombre Stamp pad from my friend and upline Janet Morrow Wakeland so I had to try it out finally!  Love it with the Wonder of Christmas Set.

Are you ready for the Christmas yet---I am so close but not quite done.  So I best get going and get some more stuff done.  Thanks for stopping by--the supplies used for this card are below.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Blessings

I absolutely love the font on this sentiment--and the sentiment too.  It is from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set!  Love it--and it has coordinating thinlits too!  Together it is so easy to make quick and beautiful Christmas cards--after Christmas this set will be great for masculine birthdays.  Can't wait to make on to see how it comes out--maybe later today.

here is the inside of the card...

I used the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary for my inspiration--here is the sketch--CCMC437

Fun sketch--been a long time since I stamped with my friends from there!  Happy to be back at it.

Thanks for stopping by again today!
Mary Jo

Here are the supplies for today's card....

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wonder of Christmas--Joy to the World

So I finally got a bit of my stuff set up--at least the new stuff!  I know that it is a little bit late but I finally got a few Christmas cards made!  I am so excited to start sharing with you guys again.  Today's card is using the stamp set Wonder of Christmas, I love this sweet angel!  I used colored pencils and blender pens to color her!  It has been so long since I did this I forgot how fun coloring is.

I used a new to me sketch challenge for this and all the cards I made tonight.  The sketch number 26 of the Paper Play Sketches.  Here is the sketch for you to check out.

You might have to enlarge my card to see the rhinestone embellishments that are on the top right and lower left.  I thought this was a really cute sketch and it was perfect for this set!  Here is the inside of my card....

It felt so good to create today--I hope you enjoyed the design.

See you soon with more Christmas cards!
Mary Jo

Here are the supplies I used....

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Swirly Bird with Swirly Scribbles

You would not believe how many stamp sets I have that I have not touched yet--seems I can not get in the swing of things--my studio is a bit all over the place and each card I make has me up and down stairs and back and forth from old house to new house looking for things--not as fun as creating when everything is in one place.

That is part of the reason I decided to begin doing classes now--so I would have to create.  This was one of the cards that we made at the last All Occasions Class--it uses the Swirly Bird Stamp set with the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies that come in the bundle--I love the bundles that Stampin Up has been selling you know if you get the set you are going to want the dies to go with it so might as well save some MOOLA--right?!

Below is a list of all the supplies used for the card--you may have to scroll down on the side to see them all--can't seem to get them to load the other way right now.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today--hope to see you soon. 
Lots of challenges and classes to prepare for!
Mary Jo

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sweetest little baby bear.

I am really struggling with getting back on track with posting on here.  I think I have a plan to get back on track--we shall see.  I do have a few cards made that I have not shared though so I will begin with this darling little bear card.

Isn't this just the cutest little bear ever.  This is one of the new realistic three step stamps in the new catalog.  It is so cute in so many different colors.  I can't wait to play with it again.  A quick tip for you if you have this set---when you stamp each layer line up the armpits of the bear and it will look so cute when done.  I originally tried to line up the head and body but it wasn't working right.  This is such a simple card bu really really cute.  I used Crumb Cake ink stamped off once for the base, then the next layer was full Crumb Cake and the top layer is Soft Suede.  Cute as can be.  Garden green is the base of the card and the color used for the bow--it is stamped off once for the base layer then used full strength for top details.

Thanks for stopping by--hope you enjoyed my card.
Mary Jo

 Here are the supplies used on the card:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Team Blog Hop!

So the weirdest thing happened!  I posted this a few days before the day it would appear on here for you guys to see.  Then I got up early on Monday morning and check out my post--looked good and thought I can't wait to see the rest of the teams samples--but have to run got a few crazy days coming up.  Now those crazy days came and went and here I come to check out the other designs and to check out the hop via my links on my blog and there is NOTHING on my blog anymore but pictures!  All of the writing and links are gone--WHAT???!!!!  That has never happened before??  So needless to say this post as been more than messed up for the last two days.  I am going to try to fill in some details but am not home and don't really have time to do all that I did originally--sorry.  But here I go....  Welcome to this months blog hop.  Again I am sorry if you were here and it was not what it was supposed to be -- some crazy glitch I guess...

All of my cards for today are continuing to use the new and limited Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I mixed it with the new in-colors and some Soft Suede and Whisper White.  Love the new in colors.  And this set is crazy versatile--any gender, any occasion!  My goal for today's cards was to make some gender friendly cards to keep in my stash--so I have them for ANYONE--male or female.  The first card is using the new in color Emerald Envy and Soft Suede along with the woodgrain embossing folder.  I also used a few circle punches.  You can see a complete list of supplies for all cards at the end.

This card is using Dapper Denim.  Love this color and I love any stamp set with birds and these cute little ones are so fun especially with the matching dies so there is no fussy cutting.  Love that!

And finally I chose to show off the Peekaboo Peach in color.  Love how all of the new colors match so nicely with the soft suede color.  I love the leaf in this set--so pretty and again can be cut with the matching die!

Thanks so much for stopping by for this hop--be sure to check out the rest of the teams designs!  They are all so talented you will not be sorry.  Next in the list is Nancy Amato--you can get there by clicking the image below.

And here is the whole line up in case you find yourself needing it.

                                                                                                                                                Nancy Amato

Tamra Davis

Connie Deibler

Deb Lehigh

Anne Matasci

Audra Monk

ichele Reynolds

Pam Staples

Janet Wakeland

And here is the supply list...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 203

So I found a new to me challenge--which I will need since I will not be doing my own challenges again--at least not for a while.  It is hard enough to just get back up and running

BTW--I am looking for challenges to play along with--what are your favorites??  
Leave me a comment so I can check them out.

I still need to get 90% of my supplies from my old home.  Who knows when that will happen.  So in the mean time thank goodness for NEW SUPPLIES!  I am creating cards for my first class of my new demonstratorship which of course will have to use the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set since it is only available for a limited time.  It is amazing anyway so I am glad to play with it first.  So with all of that being said here is my card for the challenge......

I so love trees and nature!  It truly makes me feel relaxed to just sit and look at them.  Hence my reason for using them on this card--this could be a sympathy card or just for someone who is going through some hard times.  Here is the inside of the card.....

And of course I need to show you the sketch challenge too....
I don't have very many--or should I say I only have two embellishments available to me at the moment--rhinestones and Linen Thread--so I had to be a bit creative with them!  Why not come over and play along--it is a fun sketch! 

Supplies used:


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Team Blog Hop!

I can not believe how excited I am!  Finally I created--first time in well over a year!  And how fun it was.  I am so happy that I decided to join my Stampin Up! Team blog hop--it forced me to finally get my butt in one spot--forget about all the new home stuff and just create!  It was so fun.  I used the new bundle called Thoughtful Branches.  What a great stamp set that comes with coordinating dies! This bundle will be available for non-demos from August 2nd until the 31st.  I combined the bundle with the brand new in colors.  Love them   

So let me show you some of what I created for your viewing pleasure today.  My first project is actually going into a 12x12 frame and being sent to a friend of mine who is fighting cancer and other difficult things at the moment.  Thought it would be a nice reminder that I am thinking of her....Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall....

Isn't that fun--I love when you can make a stamp set work for any season or time of year.  This really is  a super versatile set.    I actually chose to make a simple thank you card next--one that could be used for any gender!  This time I used the the leave stamp and die.

I am really loving this new color Emerald Envy.  A really nice shade of green. I used the new in color Designer Paper stack too.  Love the font on the printed side of this paper.  Finally I had to make at lest one card with the hydrangea image as they are my favorites!  So I used the new Flirty Flamingo ink and paper for this fun girly card.

 As I said previously this is such a fun set to work with--believe me you will be seeing much more with it from me!  Now that I created a few things I have the desire to do it more and more--of course you know how that goes.  So so good to be back!  Supplies listed at very end of post.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I am thrilled to be back in action and hope that you will return again real soon.  Be sure to hop on over to Nancy's blog to see what she created for or hop. I know it will be amazing--our team is full of fabulous talent!  Click the link above or the image below to go to the next blog on the hop.  The entire blog hop list is also inserted for your convenience.

Thanks again for visiting please take a moment to leave a comment with you thoughts.
Mary Jo

List of all participants:

Supplies used:

Paper Pumpkin and good news!

Good News!  I have a post coming with my first creations in over a year!  I am participating in a blog tour tonight so stay close to see the new creations.  Hint---I am using a brand new set that will be available next month!  

Paper Pumpkin

Remember I am just beginning to get my Stampin Up! business started again after my year or so off--and since we have a great challenge from out home office for Paper Pumpkin I thought I better share this and see if I can get a few of you interested 😜
If you are NOT crafty, If Are you Crafty? If you Know anyone who is crafty? If you Want to be crafty? If you have bored kids to keep busy.
One product I sell has something Everyone and Anyone reading this can be creative with AND it's a great gift for someone else and perfect for all ages.
We are having a corporate challenge to increase our subscriptions to a monthly kit service we sell which is why I'm sharing today. I love a good challenge.
This video is only 1-1/2 minutes long and does an awesome job explaining our monthly kit in the mail. You can try it just once or keep on trying. No strings - you can cancel at any time. Be sure, when you go to that you identify me as your Demonstrator. Thanks for reading this and please tell a friend or give a gift to someone you love!

Don't forget about the special going on now.

Did you get your copy of the new annual catalog yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 USD you spend in between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!
• Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
• Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
• Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
Shop now! My new website

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I just re-joined!

Still am not set up to start stamping yet--but getting closer everyday!  I re-joined Stampin Up!  Yesterday and I am not working on my new website for YOUR shopping pleasure!  Getting more excited every day! 

My new website

Have you seen the new catalog yet?
Do you want one when I get mine?
Let me know and I will be sure to get one to you! 

Only a few more days!  Waiting NOT so patiently!

Mary Jo

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello my friends, sorry I have been gone so long.

Wow, it has been a long six months or so--many changes, some good some bad.  A new year and a new home.  I wanted to pop in to let you all know that I am alive and well--although it was questionable at times, lol!  I have missed my crafting and hope to get back to it soon.  I will not have all of my supplies for a while yet, but I have a few and I am itching to get back to it!  Thanks so much for all the private e-mails and prayers, they were all felt and appreciated.  So with that said I hope to be back to crafting, sharing and my tutorials soon. 

By the way, what is YOUR favorite new stamp set--I have been out of the loop and need some suggestions!