Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 111!

Running a bit later than usual tonight.  Welcome to week number 111 of my weekly sketch challenges.  I hope you will play along.  It really is simple, just check out the sketch, create a card based on the sketch and come on back and leave your link on Mister Linky at the end of the post!  That's it, so easy!  I actually have two cards for your today.  They are the same but different.  I turned the sketch on its side and then just changed out the stamps for different looks, love doing that.  Oh and of course both of my cards will also fit the new LNS challenge that will be announced tomorrow.  (your sneak peek!)  The new challenge will be to use designer papers!  Another easy one.

Here is this week's sketch.....


And now for my samples......
Card 1 details:

Stamps: Extreme Skateboard
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron, Sweet Pea Paper Pack
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: tag corner punch, markers, chat room rub ons, brads, paper piercer, mat pack

Card 2 Details:

Stamps:  Abundant Hope
Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Paper Pack
Ink: Basic Black
Other: markers, chat room rub ons. edge punch, ribbon

Can't wait to see YOUR creation using this sketch...  Don't forget to add your direct link to Mister Linky below.

Mary Jo

Re-cap of sketch 110

Fun samples this week! Thanks to everyone who played along, I so appreciate it.
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Busy day trying to catch up again!

More Stamper's Connection Challenges.   Here are a few more cards for challenges I missed this week on the Connection.

These first two are for the Clean and Simple Challenge--show off the ribbon


Stamps: Well Scripted, Tiny Tags
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Black
Other: embossing folder, satin ribbon, markers, heart punch, misc pearls from old necklace, corner punch

How cute is this one!  I love the pink background and the bow--so easy using this dp.  (shhh this will be one of my DT samples for the upcoming challenge for this week--to use designer papers--sneak peak number 1)

Stamps: Whimsical Words
Paper: Pretty in Pink Sweet Pea Paper Pack
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: satin ribbon, marker

And this next one is for the color challenge--Kraft, Rose Red, Cameo Coral and So Saffron and Whisper White.  I also re-used the sketch challenge for this week.  All challenges are from the Stampin Connection Site.  This is a site that Stampin Up created for US demos!  So fun!

Stamps:  Uppsy Daisy, Wow Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Kraft, Rose Red, Cameo Coral and So Saffron and Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Rose Red
Other: brads, 1 inch circle punch, markers

I will save the rest for another day--I still have to post my new Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge later today.  See ya soon!
Mary Jo

Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge on Stampin Connection

If you are a demo in the US you probably know that I am the host of the Featured Stamper challenge on Stampin Connection.  Each Sunday I chose a stamper to honor.  Then we all check out that demos gallery and CASE one of her cards.  Well this week we are featuring one of the Queens of Punch Art--Jackie Topa!  If you are not a US demo you can view her fabulous ideas HERE on her blog. When CASING a sample the rules are you have to change at least two things about the card.  So here is mine.....


and then here is her card that I used for inspiration.  I changed the background, the leaves and flowers, colors and I do not own the bird punch she used so I substituted the butterfly for the eyes and the word window for the arms and hands.  I also added chalk to the cheeks and ears. I had so much fun with this card--thanks for your wonderful imagination Jackie, you Rock! 

Details on my card:
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Kraft
Other: markers, chalks, heart punch, word window punch, tag punch, Horizontal slot punch, jewelry tag punch, small oval punch, Curly Label punch, hand held circle punch, cotton from the tip of a q-tip for hair, sizzlet leave die, daubers.

I will be back later with the new Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge --see ya then!
Mary Jo

Saturday, February 27, 2010

First card in a week!

Well, my mom is home from the hospital and I finally got to go to my studio.  Geez, it has been a whole week already.  Not sure where to start since I am so far behind so I chose today's technique challenge --kiss and twist, SCTC5 on Stampin Connection and combined it with the sketch challenge on Stampin Connection from  Monday SCCSC5.  


During the week I got my most recent SU orders and had tons of new stuff.  This card is created using three new sets and two that I already had.  Five different sets to come up with this, lol!  Crazy but fun.

Stamps: Extreme Skateboard, Wow, Flowers, Staring You, Dot, Dot, Dot, Tenny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Crushed Curry
Other: spray bottles, 1 inch circle punch, markers

Glad to be back stampin, hope all goes well and I will be back tomorrow with more!

Mary Jo

Monday, February 22, 2010

TSSC110 round two!


This is my second card with this sketch, I like this one better, Such pretty soft colors.  Which by the way are the colors for this week's challenge on Latenightstampers!  We are on challenge 58 and it is all about Spring and Pastel Colors.  I am so glad I finally broke down a got this Refuge and Strength stamp set, I love it.  

Click here to see the original post with the sketch challenge then make your sample!

Stamps:  Refuge and Strength, Vintage Vogue
Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Sweet Pea paper pack, Whisper White.
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Other: brads, circle punch

Thanks for stopping by, see ya soon.
Mary Jo

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 110!

Welcome to week 110 of the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I am glad you stopped by and hope you will play along. The key word for the week is TSSC110  Remember to come on back a leave your link on Mister Linky below when you do play. 

Here is the sketch...


I actually found this to be a hard sketch.  I combined mine with the Technique Challenge on Stampin Connection.  The technique of the week is  faux dry embossing.  It is also this week's color challenge on the Connection too--Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise.

Stamps: All Holidays, Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Certainly Celery, Garden Green Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Garden Green Tempting Turquoise
Other: embossing folder, ribbons, circle punch, stamp-a-ma-gig, brad, white gel pen.

Mary Jo

Re-cap of sketch challenge 109 players.

Geez, I thought this was an easy one... Not many takers this week. Thank you so much to those of you who did play along, I so appreciate it. It takes a lot of effort to put these together and it gets discouraging when only a few play. So a great big thank you to all of you!
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