Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 154!

Sorry for the delay again.  Here is the last sketch for 2010.  Hope you can play along.

And here is my sample for the sketch....



Stamps: Plane and Simple
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Love letter dp
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Other: brads, markers

I hope you find time to play along.  After you make your card be sure to come on back and link up below!

Mary Jo



Top Three for Sketch 153

I am hoping to have a problem free 2011 with my computer. Sorry I have not been online much at all this last week, between holiday stuff and my computer woes. I am afraid I am going to have one more down time before it is all over--hubby is going to change me from Vista to new version of Windows. Should be interesting. Anyway here are the top three from last week's sketch. Thanks to all who played along, I know it was a super busy week.  Remember if you click on the sample below you will be brought to the creator's blog and the full picture. 









I can not believe we are only one week away from 2011--ready or not here we come.  Hope you will find lots of time in the new year to play along with the challenges.  The new sketch will be posted right after this.  Thanks for stopping by.
Mary Jo

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My sketch card--finally.

It is really bad when you are late for your own sketch challenge.  YIKES.  Here is my card, I actually was able to make it last night but couldn't find the time to post it until now.  Sorry about that.  You can see the actual sketch challenge in it's original post HERE  come on and play along!


I love this new set--so masculine yet fun.

Stamps: Plane and Simple
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Love letter dp
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Other: brads, markers

Hope you are close to being ready for the BIG DAY! 
Mary Jo

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 153!

Image this-- 6 days before Christmas and I am not ready--and even more important than that for today's post, I do not have a sample for the new sketch.  I will work on it tonight but wanted to get the sketch up for you guys.  I hope you are enjoying more stampin time than me this week.  (any would be more than me, lol) I can't wait to play I have lots of new stuff just waiting on me.


ETA: You can see my sample at this link HERE.

Here is this week's sketch.


I am excited to see what you come up with for this one.  Don't forget to link up below.

Mary Jo


Top Three for Sketch 152!

Some great cards this week!  It was one of those really hard weeks to pick.  but here are my top three for the week.  Thanks so much to everyone who played along!  You can click on the preview pics below to see the entire card and leave a comment for the creator! 




Great cards ladies! Please feel free to add my winner's button to your blogs. 








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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 152!

Geez, can you guys even image how close it is to 2011!  I am not even used to writing 2010 on my checks yet and we will be changing again!  I wish we could slow this craziness down a bit.  I am so far from being ready for Christmas it is ridiculous!   Anyway, I do have this done, lol!  Here is the new sketch for this week.  I sure hope you can squeeze some time in to play along!






I have two samples for you today.  I combined my sketch challenge with the Latenightstamper's weekly challenge.  This week we are on challenge 100 so we are celebrating!  The theme for this week's samples will be any type of celebration.  So I figure birthdays are one of the most often celebrated events so I have two birthday cards for you!  The first on is for a female and the second for a male. 



The first card details are..
Stamps: Charming, vintage labels
Paper: In color dp pack, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Other: scallop border punch, circle punch, decorative label punch, rhinestones, poppy parade ribbon

The second card is using the following..
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, In Wilderness
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White and Bella Bue DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, scoring blade, ribbon, paper piercer, mat pack, white gel pen

If you play along please remember to come on back and leave your picture in the links below!  Thanks for visiting my blog today---I hope you have a fabulous week!

Mary Jo



Top three for sketch 151!

I really enjoyed all the samples for this week's sketch.  It was one of those weeks where it was hard to pick.  Thanks so much to those of you who played along.  Remember that the pictures below are only partial pictures of the full card.  You can click on the pictures to be taken to the original post on the creator's blog.  Please take a moment to leave them a comment. Now for the top three....





Great cards ladies! Please feel free to add my winner's button to your blogs. 








  Here is the HTML code.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Blogger's Challenge--Birthday

This week we are focusing on Birthday's.  So much attention to Christmas at the moment it felt good to make a Birthday card.  I got this set a few weeks ago and have not had time to play with it.  This is my first card with the set.  I love this Cherry Cobbler color--for any occasion!



Stamps: Birthday Bakery, All Holidays, build a wheel candles and birthday saying
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler DP
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Other: brad, large trim die, ribbon, spiral edge punch, markers, silver gel pen

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I know I have a super busy one--as usual.
Mary Jo

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How about some Christmas Card ideas.

I have so many cards and projects that I have not shared yet that I am not really sure where to start or where to end, lol.  Thought I would share a few of my Christmas Cards that I have made over the past weeks.  I tend to try to use a lot of my retired papers on Christmas cards since so many of my recipients are not stampers.  I even throw in retired sets here and there.  Hope you enjoy, I am not going to type details for any of them since there are so many but please feel free to ask any questions you may have.  But you need to leave your e-mail so I can reply since blogger does not show them most times.













I have tons more but will be sharing over the next few days.  Happy Tuesday to you!
Thanks for stopping by and if you have a question please do not hesitate to ask.
Mary Jo

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 151!

Had a super busy week, with all the snow and the kids off school two days and one half day.  Needless to say that really cut into my stamping time and I had to create stuff for my classes so I am going to be late with my sample.  Sorry bout that.  But I wanted to get the sketch up on time.  I will post my sample in the morning.  Here is the sketch for this week...


It is now morning and here is my sample.  It is also for the Latenightstamper's challenge for this week to use Blue, Silver and White! 







Thanks for stopping by.


Have a great week!
Mary Jo

Top three for sketch 150 and blog candy winner too!

I think this was one of my favorite sketches in a long time.  This really was a fun one.  Here are my top three picks for the week and at the end of the post is the randomly chosen winner of the prize package for playing along with sketch 150!

Please remember that these are only portions of the actual cards, to see the full card click on each image.  You will be brought to the creator's blog where you can leave a kind comment for them. 






Check the end of the post for the randomly chosen winner of the prize package.

Great cards ladies! Please feel free to add my winner's button to your blogs. 







  Here is the HTML code.

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 The randomly chosen winner for the prize package is...

Teresa Kline.

Congratulations Teresa.  E-mail me with you address so I can get the package out to you.  


Be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo

Friday, December 3, 2010

Blogger's Challenge ornament

As always, Lisa has perfect timing with these challenges!  I have to participate in an ornament exchange with our discipleship group Sunday and this was the perfect time to get it done.  This is a super easy project as I used a purchased ornament that is made to hold a picture.  I stamped the image and added some ribbon.  Little bit of work with the markers and I am good to go!  Thanks Lisa I am ready early and not making it at 5 am Sunday morning, lol!


I really think this angel is just beautiful.  Might have to go buy another ornament to make one for myself!  Go figure.  Hope you have a fabulous day--our kids have another snow day today--second one in a row!  So I will be working on kid crafts for Christmas gifts all day.  I will share some of those with you tomorrow--if I remember.  I still didn't add the tutorials I promised.  No school sure messes with the stamping schedule!
Mary Jo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pages From Our Washington Trip!

My son and I created this for two different reasons.  We made calendars with it for my Mom and Sister who when with us and helped pay Woody's way.  And secondly Woody used it for his school project, hence the did you know and Woody's first thoughts.  There are 13 pages so be ready for a long post, lol!















I hope you can click on the images to make them larger and to be able to read, we know that we should have at least one fact you didn't know.  If you are like me they will all be new, lol!  I really am enjoying My Digital Studio and digital scrapbooking.  Didn't think I would. 

Hope you are having a great week.  I am buried in Christmas stuff, lol!
Mary Jo

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 150!

Man that just blows me away, I can not believe this is sketch number 150!  In honor of that I will be sending a little prize package to one randomly picked winner from the players for this week!  You can play as many times as you would like.  I love the sketch this week and can not wait to see what you guys come up with!  Here is the sketch...


I am also very happy with my card this week! It turned out so pretty and it will be one of the cards we will be making at my class on Saturday.  Love it.  What do you think?






It really looks better in person.  I also created this for a challenge design challenge using two stamps, three brads or other embellishments and one piece of dp.

Stamps: Christ is Born
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, old Olive, dp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: embossing plate, rhinestones, scallop edge border

I hope you find time to play along this week. Don't forget I will be picking one random winner from all the participates to win a surprise package from me.  So be sure you have your card sample linked below.

Till next time,
Mary Jo

 
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