Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge.

I am loving my sample for this week's sketch challenge on Try Stamping on Tuesday.  The sketch is simple and cute and the theme is a fun one.  Check it out below....

Theme: Snow Is Coming
I am loving having the themes with the sketches, but remember you do not have to use the theme to play along with the sketch.  It is an extra optional thing.  
Here is my card for the sketch and theme....

I so love snow theme cards on Craft or Crumb Cake card stock.  I just think it is such a fun look.  The trees are stamped on the crumb cake, colored in with blendabilities and then I added snow on the branches with a white gel pen.  The snowman is stamped on Whisper White and cut out and add to the card so that is is a bright solid white!  I love that look and the little bird--perfect!  So fun to play with this set.

Stamps: White Christmas and the retired Thanks Snow Much for the sentiment
Paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown, Memento Black
Other: white gel pen, white ribbon, blendabilities, oval and scallop oval dies, glitter tape

Be sure to check out the rest of the team and their fabulous samples.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
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Don't forget about my two new tutorials 

Four Feathers Card Set

 
 only $2.50

And The Newborn King Card Set

 
only $2.50 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 342 (TSSC342)

We are still digging out from 7 foot of snow--actually it is melting pretty fast too which is helping us out.  We were completely snowed in for 5 days!  It was pretty impressive I have lived in the Buffalo area all my life and this was one of the worst storms I remember.  Luckily we had no big problems, other than lack of electricity for half a day, a bit of water in the basement today and our shed collapsing.  Others were not so fortunate, several deaths and lots and lots of roofs collapsing and other property damage.  They say it will be sixty degrees tomorrow!  That should be really fun, lol. Here is a quick picture of the storm from from across the lake......

 And one of my son sitting on top of the snow with the dogs, that is the roof of our house behind his head.


Crazy lake effect snow!  Anyway I know you are here for the new sketch challenge so lets get to it....


And my sample....


You can not see all the sparkle on this sample in the picture but all the snowflakes and snow are sparkly.  You would think I would have had enough snow, right?  This is a really cute set and I can't wait to play with it some more, I have another sample with it for tomorrows Try Stamping on Tuesday post.
Stamps: White Christmas
Paper: Smokey Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and All is Calm DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Blendabilities, glitter pen, Circle Framelits, Window Frame Framelits

Now for the rest of the team's samples....



Robbie


 Mary Brown


Sue Root


Carolyn Bennett 



Nicole Tugrul


Jonia



Fabulous designs--as always!  Be sure to click on the links below the picture to be taken to the original blog post and see all the details.
Now you get to play along--remember you have a full week.
Be sure to hop back to this post and add your sample to the linky tool below.

Here are some basic rules for the challenge....
  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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks for playing along!
Mary Jo

Top Three For Sketch 341!

Wow, what a crazy week around here!  We got hit with a crazy storm and 7 foot of snow!  I am ready to start a new week and that will include a new sketch.  But first I need to finish off last week by picking the top three for last week's sketch.  So here they are--in no particular order.



 


Love each one of these--it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, love all the holiday samples!
Thanks so much to all of you who found time to play along, hopefully you will have time again this week!  Remember there is a whole week to play along.  
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

Online Stampin Up! Extravaganza Sale starts in the morning!

This sale is huge and only while supplies last!

 Everything may be purchased in my ONLINE STORE HERE beginning Mon. Nov. 24

Make the most of our Online Extravaganza by enjoying flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20%-50% discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts from November 24 through December 2, so get yours before they're gone. 
Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24 and December 1 on special products-some that have never before been paired together-that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast!

Additional Details:
  • Limited discounts available. Once discounts run out, items will be available at retail price.
  • Bundles are while supplies last only.
  • Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online ). 
  • There is no minimum purchase in order to purchase the discounted product. 
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided.  Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. 
  • Additional products from current catalogs  may be purchased on the same order. 
  • Discounts range from 20%-50%.  
  • Door busters only last for 24 hours and while supplies last. 
    • First one begins at 12:00 AM (MT)  on November 24, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.
    • The second begins at 12:00 AM (MT) on December 2, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.

 Click on the individual pictures below to enlarge




Everything may be purchased in my ONLINE STORE HERE beginning Mon. Nov. 24

Friday, November 21, 2014

Four Feathers Card Set Tutorial!

I am so happy that I finally broke down and ordered this bundle--the Four Feather set and matching dies are so fun to play with.  I am thrilled to bring you another new tutorial this week that showcases this great bundle.  As always I have kept the supplies limited so that it can be easily used as a class or just easy to reproduce.  Hope you enjoy it.

There are step by step directions
 cut measurements
full color pictures
 SIX fresh layouts that can be used again and again
all for only
$2.50.




Don't forget about the other new one for this week--The Newborn King Card Set Tutorial. 
It is also only $2.50. 


Five fabulous Christmas cards with step by step directions
cut measurements
full color pictures
and SIX bonus designs at the end of the tutorial.

Two tutorials in one week are brought to you commpliments of Mother Nature. I have been snowed in for five days with 7 foot of snow around my house. Might as well stamp! Thanks so much for visiting today, Mary Jo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brand New Tutorial--The Newborn King with in colors.

I am snowed in and thought this would be a perfect time for me to design a new tutorial for you!  I am so loving the Newborn King set but have been told by many of you that you are having a bit of a hard time with it--well you know I love a challenge hence this new tutorial!

I created five cards using very limited supplies and all easily reproducible and easily mailed! 
 Key ingredients for Christmas Cards. 

The tutorial has five step by step cards 
and
SIX BONUS layouts with mixed supplies for you with the same set.
All in all you will get 11 ideas with this set and it is still
ONLY $2.50!  


(a few of the bonus designs have been shown on my blog--a few have not)


This is the perfect tutorial for a class.  
Limited supplies.
Can include stamp set and a pack of in color paper??

Hope you have a great day--as always thanks so much for your support of my business.
I really appreciate it!
Mary Jo

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 341 (TSSC341)

Welcome to week number 341 of my sketch challenges!  I hope you find time to play along this week--remember you have a full week to participate.  Here is this week's sketch....

And my sample. I am finally using my Four Feathers stamp set!


I really loved this set when I first seen it--had to have it--then seen a bunch of samples I did not like with it and was afraid to use it, lol!  But I am ok with this.  Don't love it, don't hate it.  I do love that it was really quick as I have had a crazy busy weekend and I didn't want to be creating for too long tonight.  I also used my fringe scissors for the first time!

Stamps: Four Feathers, Something to Say
Paper: Pear Pizzaz, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, DP
Ink: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon
Other: framelits, large polka dot embossing folder, twine, fringe scissors

Now for the rest of the team's samples....



I really love these ladies, they are so talented.  

Now you get to play along--remember you have a full week.
Be sure to hop back to this post and add your sample to the linky tool below.

Here are some basic rules for the challenge....
  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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks for playing along!
Mary Jo





Top Three for Sketch 340!

Here we go again, happy Monday to you!  Hope you had a great week, I had a really busy one and I am glad it is over.  Always happy to begin a new week.  There were so many beautiful samples for last week's sketch challenge, I hope you had time to check them out.  Here are my top three picks in no particular order.....




 

 

This was a tough week--all the samples were amazing.
Thanks so much to everyone who played along.
 Hope you have time to play along again this week!  
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
  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Respect--and Honor--and Sincere Thanks--for all Veterans!

Today's Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch challenge is in honor of all Veterans.  We are so thankful for all that you do and all that you sacrifice for all of us!  Thank you for your dedicated service. 


When I first seen the sketch for the week I was totally thrown for a loop!  I thought what the heck am I to do with that!  Then I looked for the theme of the week and seen RESPECT.  Hmmm, what are some things I respect--our men and women who give so much for us!  Perfect!  Funny that at the moment I was creating this card I did not even realize that it would be posted on Veteran's Day!  How cool is that!  Love when awesome things like that just happen!  Here is this week's sketch....


Theme: RESPECT
Come on over and play along!  

Supplies used on my card:
Retired Godspeed Stamp Set
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White and Night of Navy
Ink: Basic Black
Other: star embossing folder, oval nestabilities 

Thanks for visiting today!
Mary Jo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 340 (TSSC340)

Happy Monday to you!  Mine is not quite as happy as it should be as I just found out that a friend of mine passed away last night.  So sad, I feel so bad for his young daughter and wife.  My prayers are with them.

On a happier note, I have a new sketch to share with you today--remember you have a full week to play along with my sketch challenges so be sure to find time some time this week.  Here is the sketch....

I am still playing around with the Newborn King Set--I am just loving it. 


I love this new star embossing folder, so fun and perfect for this stamp set. 
Stamps: The Newborn King 
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Black, Mossy Meadow
Other: Blendabilities, star embossing folder, circle framelits, silver trim

Now check out the Design Teams samples for this week!




Robbie

Carolyn Bennett

Nicole Tugrul 

Wow, they really rocked this one!  I love each and every one of these samples.  Bet you do too!
Now it is your turn to play along.
Be sure to hop back to this post and add your sample to the linky tool below.


Here are some basic rules for the challenge....
  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! 
    Add your sample below
    Thanks for playing along!
Mary Jo

Top Three for Sketch 339!

Another fabulous week of samples.  I really enjoyed this week's sketch.  I will be using it again and again.  Hope you will too.  Below you will find my top three pick, in no particular order.








All fabulous designs.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week! 
 Hope you have time to play along again this week!  
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

 
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