Wednesday, December 30, 2009

411 x 2, in Latenightstamper style for Three Clover's Thursday Challenge.

Wow, that was a mouthful! In short here are a few more multi-challenge cards. The first card is for three challenges. First the Latenightstamper's weekly challenge to use brads, second the 411 sketch challenge 131 and then finally the Three Clover's Thursday Challenge which was a celebration theme. What is the most common celebration we make cards for??? Birthday's of course. So here is mine--I don't send New Years cards so I didn't want to take that route.



Stamps: Pun Fun, Owl Together Now, Party Hearty, The More the Merrier
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Other: ribbon, hole punch, circle scissors plus, embossing folder, 1 inch circle punch, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, small and large oval punches, markers

This second card is using the same sketch as the top one (sketch is below both cards). I found these cool BINGO stamps the other day at the Stamp Store and had to buy them because my Mom LOVES Bingo and I know it would be perfect for making cards for her. All other supplies except stamps are Stampin Up!



Here is the 411 sketch ....


Got to run, see ya soon.
Mary Jo

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Dual Challenge and one Triple Challenge Card!

Both of these cards were created for the Latenightstamper's Weekly Challenge--use brads. The first one also fits the CASE challenge on SUDSOL.



Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Paper: Bella Blue DP, Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Saraha Sand
Other: ribbon (died), brads, markers

The next cards is a triple challenge--LNS-brads, My Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge for the week and the color challenge on SCS.


Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted
Paper: Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Barely Banana and Basic Grey
Ink: Dusty Durango, Going Grey
Accessories: brads, ribbon, top note die, corner rounder, markers, spritzer

Happy Today!

Mary Jo

Monday, December 28, 2009

It's been done all day but our internet has been out.

My card is a bit different than the sketch because I was creating from memory. Our internet has been down most of the day so I could not get on to see the sketch. I posted it on the group and on my blog so I deleted it from my computer. Hmmm, might have to re-think that in the future. Anyway, my card for this sketch challenge is also one of my Design team designs for the Latenightstamper's weekly challenge. This wee we are to use brads. How easy is that!

I hope you chose to play along with the sketch challenge. Here is the original post where you can link up your card CLICK HERE TO PLAY ALONG AND ADD YOUR LINK.

Here is the sketch again too.

And my card. I used the beautiful new sentiment set called Well Scripted that will be available in the Occasions mini catalog starting January 5. The good new is you can get it wood mounted or unmounted with cling foam! This gives us the best of both worlds--the space saving of un-mounts with the fabulous results of our deep etched rubber at the same time. Love it.


Stamps: Well Scripted, Holiday Best
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DP
Ink : Real Red, Basic Black
Other: label punch, New Pinking Hearts Border punch, Top Note Die,, Brads, Markers

Hope you are having a wonderful beginning to your week. Hope it just keeps getting better and better. It is snowing like crazy here but not too cold so that is ok!

Thanks for stopping by,
Mary Jo

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 102

Ok so here we are, a new sketch for the week and I have nothing to show for it yet, lol! I just got home from our last Christmas celebration and I am just exhausted. So I figure I will post the sketch now and then I will come back in the morning with my sample and re-post the sketch. Happy stampin--this looks like a fun one to me.



After you make your card for the challenge don't forget to come on back over here to add your link to Mister Linky. See ya in the morning.

Mary Jo

Re-cap of sketch 101

Wow, loving the great cards for this week! I love Christmas but I am ready to move on! Thanks to everyone who played along. Don't forget you can click on the links above the cards to get to the original post on their blog for more details.

Mary Jo
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One more from me with this week's sketch.

Here is one more with sketch 101. I really liked this sketch. These were the colors from Tuesday's color challenge on SCS.






Stamps: Vintage Labels
Paper: Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Whisper White, DP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Circle punches, scallop circle punch, word window punch, brads, rub on, markers

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Geez I have been busy.

Hmmm, I kept forgetting to post on here, how funny is that. Something I do nearly every day and I just keep forgetting this week. Nothing like being CRAZY busy. Anyway, I hope you had a super terrific Christmas! Mine has been great. We still have some family to celebrate with tomorrow so we are not done yet.

So I thought I would share the gifts my son and I made for his class. They were so fast and easy to do.


Now that Christmas is over I am ready to move on the Valentines and regular all occasions cards. I have not been in my studio since Wed. morning. YIKES, no wonder I don't feel "right"!

See ya tomorrow--I promise, lol!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 101!

Well we are off and running on the next 100 sketches! I hope you will play along. I also hope I am able to come up with that many more sketches, lol. I am amazed that I have been doing this for 100 weeks already! The participation has been up and down but it has always been fun. Here's to the next 100. Remember you can use any stamps you want. You have until Sunday of the following week to get your sample up to be included in the re-cap. But of course you can play any time at all. Please remember to come on back after you make your sample and leave a link on Mister Linky so we can all see your beautiful creation! Happy stampin.

I am finally finished with my Christmas cards so I am happy to be moving on to the next holiday and get a jump on some birthday and and other all occasion cards for the year. Here is sketch number 101....


And my card....


I am FINALLY using a piece of this beautiful felt paper from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DP. It is so pretty and just perfect for this Love You card.

Stamps: Always
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Specialty DP
Ink: Real Red
Other: ribbon, markers, heart punch, 1 inch circle punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, embossing folder

Come on and play along, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Oh yea, and the winner for last week is..............Selene Kempton! Congratulations Selene. Since I know you have a beautiful little girl I will be sending you the Princess Party Kit and 8 castle die cut castles from my gazelle cutter! Thanks for playing. Send you address to me so I can get this out.

Mary Jo


Re-cap of sketch 100

I really liked this sketch. I am so grateful to each of you who took the time to play along this week. This is such a busy time of year and I truly appreciate you spending a bit of you time with me! I hope that you are truly enjoying this Christmas season--no stress!

If you can please take a moment to visit the gals that played along and let them know how awesome and creative they are. You can visit their blogs by clicking on the links above the cards.

I'll be back soon with the next sketch and the winner of this weeks giveaway!

Mary Jo
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