Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Try Stamping on Tuesday--Holiday Tags

Ok so I know it is Wednesday--I completely forgot about this yesterday.  Since we went to posting every other week I have a hard time remembering, lol.  Go figure, stinks to get old!  Anyway, we have a special surprise for you for the next two weeks.  The team has been asked to make holiday tags and provide tutorials on each and every blog.  Now I am not a huge tag fan so mine is really pretty simple but there are some AMAZING samples from the rest of the team!  You really need to take some time to check them out  HERE



For my tag I decided to make the actual tag by using the smallest die in the envelope liner dies.

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The base of the tag is Whisper White and I used the Snow Day stamp set.  I began by stamping the snowflake randomly using versamark ink.  Then I used my aquapainter to paint the entire tag with Island Indigo Ink from the top of the pad and some alcohol.  You can not see the light resist that was created but it is pretty in real life.  Next I stamped the snowflake again in Island Indigo ink randomly over the top of that so that there is a feel of depth.  Finally I stamped the snow man on the tag then three more times on scrap Whisper White using Sahara Sand ink.  I only stamped the arms on the first one that was on the tag.  Then I cut out the body of the extra snowmen and used dimensionals to raise each layer up so that the snowman is really popped off the tag and dimensional--finish by adding the warm wishes sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and add some ribbon to the top.  Easy peezy~ don't forget to check out the rest of the team's samples--they are not as basic as mine!
 
Hope you have a fabulous  Thanksgiving (my American friends)
Mary Jo 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 290

Monday already!?  Funny how fast the days go by--especially the weekend!  Hope yours was great.  I have a really cool sketch for you to try this week.  I am loving all the samples so far!  Here is the sketch....


And my sample--I am still playing with the Santa's List stamp set.  Although I generally send more Christian Christmas cards I have been having a lot of fun playing with this stamp set.  It is really easy to work with--don't forget about my tutorial that is on the top right hand side of my side bar--it has six cards made with this same set!  Check it out HERE.  But let's get back to this week's card...

 
One of the things I really like about this set is that it looks good both colored in and left plain.  The browns on this card make it have a kind of vintage feel.  As I have been doing on all my Christmas cards this year--there is no elements to cause extra postage! 

Stamps: Santa's List
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and the Season of Style dsp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: nestibilities, corner rounder


Now let's check out what the fabulous design team has done with the sketch...........



Jonia Smith






Nicole Tugrul


Now it is your turn--here are a few rules of play....

  1. You have a full week to play along!
  2. Create a new card using the sketch as your inspiration.
  3. Use any products you choose.
  4. Add your card to your blog or other on-line spot and link back to this challenge.
  5. Come back here and add a direct link to your sample for the challenge and NOT you home page of your blog--people will not look for your challenge card--trust me.
  6. And this one is not really a rule but a request--get rid of that word verification!  It makes it hard for us to comment on your samples.  It is easier for you to delete the spam then for us to jump through tons of hoops to comment.  If your put your comments on moderation you do not have to worry about spam--you will have the option to delete it BEFORE it ever goes on your blog so you will ALWAYS be safe!
  7. Have fun and tell you friends to play too!

    Thanks, Mary Jo

Top Three for Sketch 289!

Great samples for last week's sketch!  Thanks so much for playing along.  Here are my top three picks in no particular order.  Please consider taking a moment to visit the winning blogs by clicking the links below the picture.  You can view all the details for the cards and give them a little love!




 
 
 
 
 
 
 Congratulations to all of you. 
If you are a winner please feel free to add my winner button to your blog!
  
 You can grab the code for the button on the upper left hand side of my blog.
 I will be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Huge Holiday sale with TODAY ONLY Door busters!

Today ONLY DOOR BUSTERS!  THE BIG HOLIDAY SALE IS HERE 

It’s the day we’ve been waiting for – the BIG STAMPIN UP HOLIDAY SALE IS HERE and with it are some FABULOUS deals and 24 HOUR ONLY DOORBUSTERS!

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Where can you find those items on sale? Below or in the online store.
How long is the Holiday Sale running?
  • It begins TODAY November 20th and ends on December 2nd
  • You can place these discounted items onto an order with any other items including Clearance Rack items
  • And yes, you DO get Hostess Benefits on your orders of $150+!
  • AND YOU CAN ALSO REDEEM MY NOVEMBER COUPON GIVING YOU FREE DSP ON YOUR ORDERS TOO – read on for details!!!

24 HOUR DOORBUSTERS!
There are THREE ITEMS that are on sale for TODAY ONLY at 30% off – they are:
Stampin’ Trimmer – on sale for JUST $20.97 (reg $29.95) – ALMOST $10 OFF – THIS IS A FAB DEAL!!!
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Many Marvelous Markers – on sale for JUST $76.97 (reg $109.95) – THIS IS $33 OFF OF THE REGULAR PRICE – WOW!!!
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Simply Scored Diagonal Plate – on sale for JUST $8.37 (reg $11.95)
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But HURRY – you have to act fast TODAY because those three items are ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL:
  • 10:50 pm – Pacific Time
  • 11:50 pm – Mountain Standard Time
  • 12:50 am – Central Time
  • 1:50 am – Eastern Time
Click the images below to see larger!







Punch Art for Christmas

For many years I have seen different versions of these darling elf shoes and always wanted to try it out but was too stinky lazy--to be honest--but it was crazy easy and fast so I am glad I finally took the time to play--so cute too!  This was created for the LNS challenge to use your punches!

The shoe shape itself is made with the top note die--you get two sets of shoes with one diecut--each shoe is 1/4 of the die.  After cutting the die in half from point to point on the long end you will use your 1 3/8" circle punch to punch the curve in the toe and then the1 inch circle punch for the leg holes. Some quick photos below may help. 




Hope you have a great day!  The sun is shinning -- although it is cold it makes it seem much nicer--off for a walk.
Mary Jo

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 289 (TSSC289)

Happy Monday to you!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I have a fun new sketch for you to try this week.  I hope you find time, here it is.....

When making my sample I chose to use the newest set I got--this darling snowman set called Snow Day--really cute little guy!

I love this color combo too--Smokey Slate, Pool Party, I Island Indigo and Whisper White!  Love it
Stamps: Snow Day
Paper: Pool party, Whisper White and Winter Frost Specialty DP
Ink: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate--stamped off once.]
Other: black marker for edging.

Now let's see what the very talented Design Team has done with this sketch.....



Robbie






They are just amazing aren't they! 
Now it is your turn--here are a few rules of play....

  1. You have a full week to play along!
  2. Create a new card using the sketch as your inspiration.
  3. Use any products you choose.
  4. Add your card to your blog or other on-line spot and link back to this challenge.
  5. Come back here and add a direct link to your sample for the challenge and NOT you home page of your blog--people will not look for your challenge card--trust me.
  6. And this one is not really a rule but a request--get rid of that word verification!  It makes it hard for us to comment on your samples.  It is easier for you to delete the spam then for us to jump through tons of hoops to comment.  If your put your comments on moderation you do not have to worry about spam--you will have the option to delete it BEFORE it ever goes on your blog so you will ALWAYS be safe!
  7. Have fun and tell you friends to play too!

    Thanks, Mary Jo


Top Three for Sketch 288!



Some really fabulous cards this week!  Each were so different, it is funny it seems the easier the sketch the more variety we get.  Loved them all--thanks so much for playing along.  Here are my top three picks in no particular order....



Thank You Cards - Stamp With Amy K 

 

Congratulations to all of you. 
If you are a winner please feel free to add my winner button to your blog!
  
 You can grab the code for the button on the upper left hand side of my blog.
 I will be right back with the new sketch!
Mary Jo


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Try Stamping on Tuesday!

Could not get this to post yesterday?  Had to start all over today so here it is.  I hope you guys chose to play along with us on the Try Stamping on Tuesday blog.  This weeks sketch is a fun one and the extra twist is to make the tag removable.


Now just to be honest, I generally do not like this one sided sketches as I can never get them to look right to me, lol. But that don't stop me from playing long.  Since there was so much open space I decided to use some dp with a design that would go with the card--meaning a bunch of numbers would go with a birthday card right?!






So here you have it, from a piece of paper with numbers to a birthday card with a removable tag! I think it is kind of fun. 

Stamps: Sketched Birthday, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, SoHo Subway DP
Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo
Other: markers, circle framelits. Bitty Banners Framelits, staples, twine

Thanks for stopping by today.
Mary Jo

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 288 (TSSC288)

Welcome to a fresh new week and a new sketch!  First I would like to wish all of you a happy Veteran's Day!  If you are a veteran thanks for what you do!  Thanks to all the family members too--you give up so much also!

Now for this week's sketch....

I kept my sample nice and simple--just what I needed after a week of being sick and not feeling creative.  Here is my sample....

Stamps: Happy Hour
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Season of Style dsp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Primrose Petals, Basic Black
Other: crumb cake ribbon, rhinestones
And now for the real inspiration---the rest of the team....


Fun cards--don't you agree.  Now it is your turn to play along....

  1. You have a full week to play along!
  2. Create a new card using the sketch as your inspiration.
  3. Use any products you choose.
  4. Add your card to your blog or other on-line spot and link back to this challenge.
  5. Come back here and add a direct link to your sample for the challenge and NOT you home page of your blog--people will not look for your challenge card--trust me.
  6. And this one is not really a rule but a request--get rid of that word verification!  It makes it hard for us to comment on your samples.  It is easier for you to delete the spam then for us to jump through tons of hoops to comment.  If your put your comments on moderation you do not have to worry about spam--you will have the option to delete it BEFORE it ever goes on your blog so you will ALWAYS be safe!
  7. Have fun and tell you friends to play too!

    Thanks, Mary Jo

 
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