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Weekend sketch challenge #79 May 1, 2009

Happy Friday!  Jenn Balcer is hosting the sketch challenge today and has come up with an awesome sketch that I really enjoyed.  You can see the sketch on her blog here.


I apologize for all of the shadowing.  It was late and I was way too tired to try and get the pic just right.  Gotta love those Corduroy Buttons and Canvas Cuts.  These are my current favorite accessories.  The rose image from Fifth Avenue Floral was stamped with Stazon onto Watercolor Paper (another must have). 

Check out what Beate, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, Sharon


Cami have created for todays sketch.  Cami from OCL is also releasing summer stamps today.  Here is a sample.  My family and I enjoy cooking out & swimming in the pool almost daily during the summer.  When you have a pool, friends and family show up (frequently at times), so it seemed appropriate for me to play around with this new set Bring on the BBQ.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


STAMP: Fifth Avenue Floral

PAPER:  Watercolor Paper; Kiwi Kiss cardstock; Taste of Textiles; Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper.

INK:  Stazon Jet Black Pad; Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pads.

ACCESSORIES:  Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons; Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon; Aqua Painter; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Canvas Cuts.


STAMP:  OCL Bring on the BBQ

PAPER:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Textured Close to Cocoa cardstock; Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper.

ACCESSORIES:  Prismacolor Pencils; 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Bold Brights Brads Assortment; Red Gingham Ribbon.


13 Responses to “Weekend sketch challenge #79”

  1. Both cards are adorable, Mary Jo! Love them! Have a great weekend!

  2. Cindy Major Says:

    Two wonderful cards! The corduroy accents are my current favorite, too! I hope they’ll stay around for another catalogue, and show up in more yummy colors (since we’ll be losing the InColors ones, I assume).


  3. Two for one baby! LOVE them both. You have such an amazing style… the BBQ one makes me hungry! YOU ROCK! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!

  4. Lori Craig Says:

    Darling cards, MJ… Love the new hairdo, hotstuff!

  5. You sure do make up for lost time, Mary Jo! LOVE your samples — the rose is gorgeous with the canvas and corduroy accents and the BBQ is fabulous, too! Yes, lovin’ that new Do of yours!

  6. Great cards! LOVE that BBQ card!

  7. Christyne Says:

    Love, love, LOVE the BBQ invite! SO cute!

  8. Carolyn Okum Says:

    Loved the card for sketch#79. I guess I am going to have to get the Fifth Ave. Floral.


  9. Both cards are fabulous Mary Jo!! Love them!!

  10. julie Says:

    Love the flower and canvas cuts! Beautiful card. Just got this stamp set in the mail this past week, but had to wait on canvas cuts. Bummer.

  11. Allison F Says:

    Great cards! I especially love the first one – the colours are fabulous.

  12. Marinkina Says:

    Качество друзей тоже надо учитывать. Дональд Трамп, например, на двадцатку потянет.

  13. Mary P Says:

    Lovin’ it! Great cards. I may have to stamp-lift the top one for a future camp, with credit of course given to you!

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