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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday? 95

Haha short and sweet this week, I seem to have gotten the stomach flu from one of the kiddos, Anyhow, I made it to less than half last week..OMGosh bad me..will try to do a little better this week.  The kids where busy crafting, when they finished I gathered my stash and leftovers together to start my next project.  Yikes gotta hurry, ..

 Had lots of fun visiting, thanks for all the comments.  Can't wait to go on blog-about!  See you at Julia's The Stamping Ground.  Have a great WOYWW!

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Monday, March 28, 2011

"We listen,we laugh, we sigh, time flies by"

I made this card for a friend that I haven't seen in a while.  Thought the CAS design and size would be great for writing.  I haven't done a plain and simple card in like forever!  It was loads of fun and so darn easy.  Less than 15 minutes including the clean up. 

Not only was it fast to make, but the simplicity of the design makes it pop.  I think I am going to start making more CAS cards.  I did have to resist the temptation to color the small butterfly with my markers...argh.  It was tough but I resisted.  

I entered this little card into the following challenges:

Here's what I used to create my card:
  • Stampendous "We Listen, we laugh, we sigh time flies by" stamp
  • Disney, Tinkerbell Butterfly Stamp
  • Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • MS Butterfly Double Edge Punch
  • Scallop and Round Punch
  • Pink and brown Cardstock 
  • Funky Scissors
  • Ink, sponge
Thanks so much for stopping by, bunches of hugs Marjo

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Mothers Day and Babies!

Hi everyone!!  Oh yeah it's Sunday again and as usual its after 2 AM and I am still up trying to finish up my  This is going to be a very long post as I have 3 DT projects to share.  I will try to keep it as short and sweet as I

The theme at OSAAT this week is Mother's Day/Babies.  I made 2 Mother's Day projects, and one for a Baby Girl.  My mother will get both and a client will get the one for a baby girl.  We have two sponsors at OSAAT this week,  One Stop Crafts and Digi's with Attitude.

I got to use I Pod Tween digi from Digi's with Attitude.  I used all the colors my mother loves, shades of purple.  I am entering her into the following challenges: 

Here's what I used to create my card:
  • I Pod Tween Digi from Digis with Attitude
  • Happy Mothers Day Stamp
  • Cuttlebug & Nesties, branch die cut
  • MS flower edger
  • Copic Markers
  • Prima Flower
  • Purple Pearl Bling
  • DCWV DP & Cardstock
My second creation is an explosion box.  Gail showed us how to make these at one of our crops.  I used Hope Jacare Doodles Vase digi for my center piece and one of my friends Laura's hand made doily's.  I made paper pieced the vase and made it 3 day.  I am entering this box into the following challenges:

I used mostly Gail's Stash, just added My Mother's Day Stamp, Nesties and of course the Vase.  With a  $10.00 purchase at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps  you will get the April Collab.   The collection has both the Vase and Silly Girl digis along with several others. 

My "Does this diaper make my butt look big" card also fits into another DT project for Simply Create's "Do it Yourself" theme.  I made the giant flower and distressed it to within an inch of its  I used Beary Dusts Stamps "Silly Girl" Collab digi.  Isn't she cute....I am entering her into the following challenges: 

Here's what I used to create my card:
  • Silly Girl Digi from Stitchy Bears Digital Stamps
  • Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp
  • Cuttlebug, Nesties,Embossing folders
  • Copic Markers
  • SU Label Punch, MS Flower Edger
  • Tim Holtz Flower Die
  • Ribbon, Pearl
  • DCWV DP & Cardstock
Hope you all will join in the fun and enter these awesome challenges.  Can't wait to see what everyone creates.  Don't forget to stop by and show the DT some love.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Bunches of Hugs Marjo  Psst it's 3 Am I hope this all made  OMGosh this post will be ginormous once I add the challenges....sorry

Friday, March 25, 2011

Do It Yourself!

What a fun challenge we have for you at Simply Create!  The theme for the next two weeks is "Do it Yourself".  How fun is that.  Of course the challenge is open to  interpretation and freedom of creation.  Isn't that awesome.  I think that's one of the reasons I am so happy to be part of their DT.  Our creativity is boundless too....YIPPEEEEEEEE.  

Alrighty then, for my DT card I tried a brand new technique using melted crayons (new to me haha).  Maddie and I were lucky enough to learn how to do this at one of our crops.  Stacia showed us all how.  Thanks Stacia!  We had loads of fun doing it so of course we had to get some of the stash so we could do the same at 

The scene on my card is entirely "Do it Yourself" as are the flowers.  Gotta admit it's really fun to do.  It reminded me of being a kid again and getting in loads of trouble for melting all my crayons on the stove to make finger cots.  Mind  you I wasn't in trouble for melting all my crayons, I got punished for using the stove to melt them...oops, guess that turning on a gas stove just isn't allowed when one is only 5...lmao

If anyone is interested in trying this check out this great tutorial Splitcoast Stampers You Tube Video.   Can't wait to see all your wonderful entries.  Don't forget to check out all the awesome DT creations. 

I have entered my card into the following challenges:  

Here's what I used to create my card:
  • SU Tree, Just a Note Stamp
  • Stazon Ink
  • Mini craft Iron
  • Cuttlebug, Embossing folder & Swirl Die Cut
  • Flower Punch
  • Glossy Paper
  • Dollar Store Crayons
  • Black Brads
  • Black Bling
  • Funky Scissors
  • Cardstock
Thanks for stopping by, Bunches of Hugs Marjo

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simply Create Challenges

OMGosh I am excited to be part of the Simply Create Design Team!  Can you believe it, they allowed me to join the team.  It's going to be so much fun.  Hope to see you all join in the challenges.  The challenges come out every other Friday and run for 2 weeks.  Thanks Trish for letting me join in all the fun!

Pop on over and check it out!  Our next challenge starts this Friday,  see ya there

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday? #94

Wow, I gotta tell you these weeks are going by way to fast and I am still not posting enough between my WOYWW posts...ugg.  That means I am too busy blogging and not spending enough time creating...yikes.   Oh well guess that means less sleep for me.  Gotta step up I am way behind on my crafting.

Once again I enjoyed my blog about visiting lots of blogs.  I may not have commented but I did drop by most everyone.  This week I have a somewhat finished project.  A mothers day card for my mom, yes this one is for her, she loves purple...hahaha.  Just have to finish the inside. 

Can't wait to go on blog-about and see what's on your Workdesk!  Don't forget to pop by Julia's The Stamping Ground and join in the fun.  Thanks to everyone that stops by.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Something for the Boys" OSAAT Challenge 54

Hi everyone, I made these cute cards for my clients having baby boys.  Thought I would take a small break from giving them little mini albums.  It also seems funny to me how the newborns always come in spurts of boys or girls.  We seem to be n the middle of a boy spurt at the  It's a good thing too since the challenge this week at OSAAT is "Something for the Boys".  I think Deb has all boys and that's why she picked this for our challenge....hahaha. 

I got to use two of June's digis of Dezinaworld.  They are available at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. Yeah I messed up on the Spotlight, who knows Stitchy may kick me to the curb....LMAO.  Hop on over and check out all the gorgeous DT creations and join in the fun!  Our wonderful sponsor this week is offering  a £10 Voucher.

I will be entering my Little Prince into the following challenges:  

Here's what I used to create my card:
  • Mother and Child Dezinaworld Digi from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
  • Little Prince Stamp
  • Tag Punch
  • Cuttlebug, Nesties and Embossing Folders
  • Prismacolor Pencils & baby oil
  • Sakura Gel Pens
  • Stickles
  • Blue Gems
  • Dollar Store Ribbon & Charm
  • Blue Brad
  • Cardstock
  • Ink & Sponge
I am entering my second "You're Purr-fect" card into the following challenges: 

Here's what I used to create this card:
  • Sweety Kitty Dezinaworld digi from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
  • You're Purr-fect Stamp
  • Cuttlebug, Nesties and Embossing Folders
  • Copic Markers
  • MS Double Edge Punch
  • SU Label Punch
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock
  • Ink & Sponge
Both cards are finished on the inside using the same Nesties and cardstock.  Didn't put the inside pics up since the post is already  Thanks for stopping by, comments are always very much appreciated.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

This is so exciting!  Who is our lucky St Patrick's Day Winner?????   Wonderful to see so many enter for a chance to win my Yummylicious Candy.  Ok here we go the winner is.............  

That's you Stacy B!

Congratulations Stacy, thanks for contacting me, your winnings will be sent out ASAP.  This was so much fun, might have to do it before my 2nd blog year rolls around lol.

Hope everyone has a fantastic happy day!   xoxo Marjo

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's on Your WorkDesk? #93

No way, how can another week have gone by so darn quickly!!!! Only got a chance to get to visit about half the group....Really enjoyed the visits I could manage.  Thanks to all those that stopped by and left comments.  

Hopefully we don't have another power failure and  I will be able to post this.   High winds and lots of rain...yikes.

Here's my workspace, its crazy  gotta get cracken, I hear thunder.... What we won't do to feed this wonderful addiction that Julia at The Stamping Ground has created...

Pretty sure this is the first time my Cricut, Gypsy and Crafter's Companion have come out to play for WOYWW.   You know how it is, that darn HSN had such good deals.  Just had to have Have a great WOYWW everyone, can't wait to go on blog about to see whats on yours!

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo  Still a few days left on my blog candy, link on my sidebar.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's BBQ Time!, OSAAT DT Card Challenge #53

Ok another week has sped by and it's time for our next challenge over at OSAAT.  It's a good one, Deborah decided she wanted to see "Glitter and Gems" for Challenge #53.  Hope you all have your shades on when you check out all the bright DT creations.  Thanks Deborah, I love glitter & gems!  Some of the girls got to use digis from our wonderful sponsor The Stamping Boutique, they are so darn cute.  Hop on over to OSAAT and check it all out.

OMGosh, I had loads of fun making this easel When I saw Stitchy's 3 Faces of Eve I knew I had to have it! Lucky for me I got to use it on my DT project I know I have a whacked sense of humor..haha. I turned this little Eve into a Head Hunting Cannibal. I have been saving the tags from my clothing hoping to up-cycle them and use them on a craft project. Got to use one of my jeans tags. This card will be on the table at our next BBQ...lmao.

I am entering my card into the following Challenges:
Here's what I used to create my card:
  • Stitchy's "Eve" digi from Stitchy Bears Digital Stamps
  • It's BBQ Time Stamp
  • Tag Punch
  • Copic Markers
  • Silver Doily
  • Up-cycled Clothing Tag
  • Bling Flowers
  • Skeleton Buttons
  • Stickles
  • Black & Red Pearls
  • Gems
  • Glitter
  • Flowers
  • Polka Dot Ribbon
  • DP & White Cardstock
Thanks so much for stopping by, psst, theres a few days left on my blog candy.  Link on my sidebar.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cherry Clutch

This is a cute little Cherry Clutch Handbag that we started at our last crop.  Big thanks to Stacia for providing all the yummy supplies!  It was her turn to share a project.  I love the design of these little bags.  They are so easy to make, no cutting, just scoring a 12"x12" double sided paper. 

I am going to save this little creation and use it as a gift purse.  There's plenty of room on the inside for a small gift.  I am going to enter my little clutch into the following challenges:  

Here's what I used to create by little purse:
  • Stacia's DP, Cardstock, prima flowers & Brads
  • Gails Cuttlebug, embossing folders & Chomper
  • Carols Punch
  • Velcro
Thanks for stopping by and looking!

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo...psst my blog candy is still on my sidebar.

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday? #92

Can't believe it's Wednesday again!  and time for another WOYWW at Julia's The Stamping Ground.  My how the weeks are flying by.  I had so much fun visiting loads of blogs last week.  Think I visited over two thirds of the group,  didn't get a chance to comment on them all.  A big thank you for all that paid me a visit and all the great comments. 

For those of you that were intrigued by the "Baby Oil" and colored pencil blending technique check out "You Tube".  There are lots of tutorials for it.  It may not say baby oil, but you can use it instead of some of the other more expensive mediums.  Wonderful to know that kitchen oils work great too.  They just may not smell as good.  I have added a few of the projects that I tried this on. 

My workspace has been invaded by my daughter and little grand kids.  They all love to create with  They come over any time  of the day or night and want to make stuff...  I love it.    . 
My daughter is 6 months pregnant and on the floor looking thru my paper packs.  I had to move out of the way, I had been sitting on  the bench next to my grand daughter searching for digis on my laptop.The next  pics are the projects I created with my pencils and baby oil.  The Leprechaun one I used a qtip to blend with and the Fairy one I used a paint brush. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking, can't wait to go on Blog-about and see What's on your Workdesk!

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo  Psst my blog candy is still going, link on my sidebar.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Card for Tayler

I made this cute little Birthday card for my little niece Tayler.  She just turned 2 and is a little pistol.  I used "Fairy Nill" from Inky Impressions.  I am trying a new technique to me, old to  Colored pencils and baby oil.  I have been experimenting with, cotton swab, paint brush.  Have yet to try it with a stump.  I have gotten plenty of feedback, some crafters tell that kitchen oil works too!  Gotta love it.  I entered this little cutie into the following challenges:
Here's what I used to create my card:
  • Inky Impression Fairy Nill
  • Best Wishes Inkadinkadoo Stamp
  • Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • MS Butterfly Double Edge Punch
  • MS Butterfly Punch
  • SU Label Punch
  • K&Co DP & Cardstock
  • Colored Pencils & Baby Oil with Brush
  • Stickles
  • Pearls
  • Dragonfly Brad
  • Button Brads
  • Ink, sponge
  • Pop Dots
  • Funky Scissors
Thanks for stopping by, comments are always appreciated, don't forget to check out my blog candy.  There's a link on my sidebar.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

OSAAT Challenge #52 "Use A Charm"

It's Sunday and time for a new Challenge at OSAAT.  We have another fun one this week.  Josephine  wants us to Use a Charm!  How fun is that.  Hop on over to One Stitch at a Time and check out all the wonderful DT creations.

The sponsor this week is Creative Craft and the Random winner will receive 5 Promarkers!

Hope to see you there!

I made this card for a good friend.  I especially love the sentiment on the inside.  The digi I used is Lexi's "Leprechaun Max" from the Lucky Collab at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.  Isn't he a just the cutest!

I  will be entering my card into the following challenges: 

Here's what I used to create my card:
  •  Lexi's "Leprechaun Max" from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
  • Stampendous Sentiment
  • Cuttlebug & Nesties
  • Colored Pencils & Baby Oil
  • Leprechaun Charm
  • Prima Flolwers
  • Gold Leafing
  • Brad
  • Misc Glass Bling
  • Green Ribbon
  • Brad
  • Stickles
  • Green & White Cardstock
Thanks for stopping by and looking,  my blog candy is still available, link on my sidebar.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? #91

OMGosh, I can't believe that it has been two weeks since I was able to join in with WOYWW at Julia's Stamping Ground!  Ugg....needless to say I have had major  It's hard to believe how much I really missed visiting everyone. 

 I sorta missed my goal of visiting everyone with #88.  What can I say, I have been a little overwhelmed with other blogging obligations and life has been a little crazy too...lmao.   I will do my best to visit as many as I can because I really enjoy it.  It's so much fun to visit, everyone always has so many wonderful creations, news and just goodies to share...I love it. 

Who knows maybe things will settle in soon and I will be able to visit everyone again.   One can only hope.  Can't remember whose  blog I saw these awesome Copic storage.  She had a wonderful link to them.  Of course I can't find the link at this moment.    Not sure if you can see them in my pic.  They are fantastic....Thanks!!!

As you can see from my pic I have been busy creating.  The card I just finished will get a redo...Yippee for undo, I don't like the color of the cardstock I used.  I have another project on the right that's almost done.  My area seems a little less cluttered and cleaner than usual.  I know it's not really my style.  I really thrive in a messy space.  The little horde (my grand kids) where over and we all crafted soI had to clean up a little...rofl   Yes that's baby oil on my desk, using it with colored pencils.  Works pretty good too.

A big thank you to all of you that came by to visit and leave a sweet comment last time. Can't wait to see What's on your Workdesk! Oops almost forgot, my blog candy is still on if anyone is interested. The link is on my sidebar.

Hugs, Marjo
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