Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #72

Here we go again! Another Monday but this one is going to be even more busy than most both on the blog and off, lol. So here is the TSSC72 sketch, I sure hope you will play along. It has been a bit low on players lately not sure if it is because everyone is busy or if you guys are getting sick of sketches==anyone have any input?

Anyway here is it in all its glory!



And of course my card. I forgot I had this set, it is not mine a friend let me borrow it even before she used it and she probably is wondering if I am EVER gonna give it back. I am glad I found it just in time for today's challenge card because it worked beautifully! I stamped pink and green on the tree and then used the same stamp to stamp the grass. I like the result.



The card is 100% current Stampin Up products.

Stamps: Branching Out and Sweet Little Sentiments
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pink Piouette, Whisper White and Walk in the Park dp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Piouette, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black
Other: flower fusion flowers, brads, large and small oval punches, Chocolate Chip marker.

Nice and sweet and simple, I like it.

Please consider playing along this week, we would love to see what you come up with. If you do don't forget to come on back and leave a DIRECT LINK (that is a link to the specific card not just the blog) on Mister Linky way down at the bottom of this post and I will come check it out and add it to the showcase on next Sunday. Please use the keywords TSSC72 when posting on line.

And don't forget to come on back in the morning for your chance to win 5 brand new stamp sets while you are being inspired to create! Monday is our SUINK Sneak Peek Blog Hop and you can win the entire release by hopping along with us--believe me you don't want to miss this.


That's right you can win the entire collection of stamps that are being released in June
from Storage Units Ink and More (SUINK)!


There are Five Fabulous new sets coming out and you can be the lucky winner of the whole sha-BANG!

We will be showcasing the sets with a sneak peek blog hop starting bright and early on June 1st. All you have to do to be eligible to win the stamps is to hop along with us and leave a comment on each designer's blog along the way. You will hop through 9 designer's blogs that will be showcasing the new sets and then finish off at the SUINK blog to leave your final comment telling us which stamp set is your favorite. That's it! And the whole sha-BANG can be yours.

The blog hop begins at 9:30 am EST on June 1st. The first blog you will visit will be

Laura at Lu-La's Corner

and you will be able to follow links from there.

Denise will be picking a winner on June 2nd so you have until 12 midnight (EST) on June 1st to get you comments in. When the winner is picked we will verify that they have indeed left a message on each blog and if they did they will be crowned the winner! If not we will pick another name until we find one that left a comment on all the blogs.

Believe me there will be some fabulous eye candy at each stop. And don't worry if you don't win, because through out the month the team will be giving away sets on their blogs too!

You got to be in it to win it!

GOOD LUCK!

Finally I am behind on quite a few challenges so I need to get my butt busy. Plus I need to speak at all services (5) at church this weekend so that will consume some time too. Next week we will be totally back on track, I hope.


Happy Stamping Everyone!
See ya on the flip side.
Mary Jo

Sketch 71 players

There are only 10 players this week, that means that you can take the time to visit all of them since it will not take that long, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. To those of you who have been playing along-I am so grateful. You rock

I'll be right back with the new sketch.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

I have been MIA for a couple of days. Sorry.

Some personal stuff I needed to take care of. But I am back and boy are there lots of new things happening so be sure to check it out.

First and foremost the Latenightstampers group has gone missing! It just vanished in the middle of the night and has yet to be found--really weird but we have started a new group in the mean time so ..Please re-join at the address.


Your are invited to join our new group called StampinUpLNStampers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StampinUpLNStampers

It will be "A place to share our Love for paper crafts using Stampin Up products. All stampers and scrapbookers welcome. We have a Design Team with weekly challenges, A Random Acts of Kindness team, A Stampin Up exclusive Swap team, a Blog Tour team, and many caring members who create for Cards for the Troops and Cards for the Kids staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
We believe in living the Statement of the Heart. We also follow The Golden rule (treating others like we wish to be treated) and we even share our inspirational and faith filled experiences on this group." I'll see you there!


Next is your chance to win 5 brand new stamp sets while you are being inspired to create! Monday is our SUINK Sneak Peek Blog Hop and you can win the entire release by hopping along with us--believe me you don't want to miss this.


That's right you can win the entire collection of stamps that are being released in June
from Storage Units Ink and More (SUINK)!


There are Five Fabulous new sets coming out and you can be the lucky winner of the whole sha-BANG!

We will be showcasing the sets with a sneak peek blog hop starting bright and early on June 1st. All you have to do to be eligible to win the stamps is to hop along with us and leave a comment on each designer's blog along the way. You will hop through 9 designer's blogs that will be showcasing the new sets and then finish off at the SUINK blog to leave your final comment telling us which stamp set is your favorite. That's it! And the whole sha-BANG can be yours.

The blog hop begins at 9:30 am EST on June 1st. The first blog you will visit will be

Laura at Lu-La's Corner

and you will be able to follow links from there.

Denise will be picking a winner on June 2nd so you have until 12 midnight (EST) on June 1st to get you comments in. When the winner is picked we will verify that they have indeed left a message on each blog and if they did they will be crowned the winner! If not we will pick another name until we find one that left a comment on all the blogs.

Believe me there will be some fabulous eye candy at each stop. And don't worry if you don't win, because through out the month the team will be giving away sets on their blogs too!

You got to be in it to win it!

GOOD LUCK!

Finally I am behind on quite a few challenges so I need to get my butt busy. Plus I need to speak at all services (5) at church this weekend so that will consume some time too. Next week we will be totally back on track, I hope.


Happy Stamping Everyone!

Mary Jo

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Boss is in the house!

I got a new toy today! I am so excited. Unfortunately I only had a little time to play but I can already tell I love it. It is the Boss Kut Gazelle and it is the coolest ever! I have wanted one of these for quite a while but they never seemed to do all that I wanted them to--but this one does! It even cuts chipboard and you can draw your own images, scan images etc. I don't really know all the ins and outs yet but I know enough to know it is fabulous. The Pacific point swirls and frame are cut with it along with the words. I used the word window punch so that it would fit the scrapbook challenge on SCS to use strip journaling. It is an old picute of my son when he was only 2--I am soooooooo far behind on scrapbooking, lol!

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red and Barely Banana with Whisper White
Other: Gazelle, markers, gel pen, word window punch, buttons. large scallop punch, nestibilities circle

Can't wait to play again tomorrow! My favorite toy ever!

Mary Jo

You can win 5 fabulous brand new stamps sets by enjoying the SUINK blog hop. Come on over and hop with us!



That's right you can win the entire collection of stamps that are being released in June
from Storage Units Ink and More (SUINK)!


There are Five Fabulous new sets coming out and you can be the lucky winner of the whole sha-BANG!

We will be showcasing the sets with a sneak peek blog hop starting bright and early on June 1st. All you have to do to be eligible to win the stamps is to hop along with us and leave a comment on each designer's blog along the way. You will hop through 9 designer's blogs that will be showcasing the new sets and then finish off at the SUINK blog to leave your final comment telling us which stamp set is your favorite. That's it! And the whole sha-BANG can be yours.

The blog hop begins at 9:30 am EST on June 1st. The first blog you will visit will be

Laura at Lu-La's Corner

and you will be able to follow links from there.

Denise will be picking a winner on June 2nd so you have until 12 midnight (EST) on June 1st to get you comments in. When the winner is picked we will verify that they have indeed left a message on each blog and if they did they will be crowned the winner! If not we will pick another name until we find one that left a comment on all the blogs.

Believe me there will be some fabulous eye candy at each stop. And don't worry if you don't win, because through out the month the team will be giving away sets on their blogs too!

You got to be in it to win it!

GOOD LUCK!

Mary Jo

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Scrapbook pages

It feels so good to be scrapbooking again. This is a traditional 12 by 12 layout using 100% current Stampin Up! The pictures are of our oldest dog. We got him when my son was only about 8 months old and he named him Uppie--since he could not say puppie. They have been best friend ever since. Although he does play with the bigger dog a bit more because he is younger and more energetic I think that Uppie will always be his favorite.

This was my first SCS Scrapbook Challenge, didn't even know they had them, lol.


Stamps: Friendly Words Wheel cut into separate Sentiments
Paper: Sweet Slumber Specialty DP, Baja Breeze textured cardstock, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink. Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip
Other: Scallop Circle die, circle scissors plus, tag corner punch, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip marker

Hope to be back later with more fun stuff to share.
Mary Jo

Monday, May 25, 2009

More summer fun!

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours! I am so excited about this week's Latenight Stamper's challenge! Here is my second sample for the challenge. It is also for the Sketch for you to Try Saturday challenge. Enjoy your day, I know I plan to it is a beautiful day outside!


Supplies 100% current Stampin Up!
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly and Upsy Daisy
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine and Walk in the Park DP, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Summer Sun
Other: scallop oval die, kiwi satin ribbon, black brads, black marker

See ya in a bit.

Mary Jo

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #71

I hope you are having a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Please don't forget to spend at least a little of your day remember all the military people and their families that have fought for our freedom over the years. They give so much every day. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Now for today's sketch challenge. I am so loving this sketch, I am sure to make another card or two with it this week. It was fun to work with. I sure hope you will find some time to play along this week. When you do don't forget to come on back and leave a direct link on Mister Linky below. I hope it inspires you.....


My card is (as usual) for two challenges. This sketch and the weekly Latenight Stamper's Challenge which will begin in the morning too. That challenge is to create cards with a summertime theme. I love summer so this is gonna be an easy one. So on to my summer/sketch challenge card.



Wouldn't this be a fun invitation to a summer party. I love these bright colors, don't you?

100% current Stampin Up products.

Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Hugs and Wishes, Friends Wheel (cut into individual sayings)
Paper: Real Red,Summer sun, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss. Whisper White and Walk in the Garden dp
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Other: rub ons, markers, circle punch, circle scissors plus, scallop square punch, photo corner punch, white gel pen

Hope you will play along. Please remember to use the keywords TSSC71 when posting on line and of course come on back here and leave a direct link on Mister Linky below so I can come check it out.

Happy Memorial Day!
Mary Jo


Players for sketch challenge #70

Thank you to everyone who played along this week, your samples are wonderful. Remember you can find more details on any of the cards by clicking the link above the picture.

Mary Jo
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