Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thank You!

As I mentioned in my last post, I was given the "Fruit Stand" line by Doodlebug Designs to work with for the new issue over at Paper Issues. So far I have completed two layouts and six cards!
Today I want to share my card set with you created for the teachers and support staff at the kids' school.
I have to admit that I wanted to be able to whip these together quickly since I needed them fast.
This sticker sheet helped make that simple.
Isn't that cute?!
So using that sheet, some enamel dots, stamps, stamp ink, my trusty circle and square punches from Creative Memories and scraps of paper from the line, I made these...
and these...

It is a basic formula I follow with my cards. Like I said, I love to keep my cards simple.
There is still time to link up your projects using Doodlebug product or with a "fruity theme".
You can see all of the details HERE.

Also, I did it!
I started Project Life this week, but just a summer vacation version. It's going to cover the weeks that the kids are off school. I think it will be a great way to keep track of all the fun things we do this summer. And I love the album we are using...
Doesn't that color just make you think of summer? :) So we are halfway through the week and I have been keeping a little journal that I write in each night. Plus, I am carrying my point and shoot camera everywhere. I plan on ordering prints every two weeks and working on the album two weeks at a time. I guess we will see how it goes.

And I finally decided to give "Bloglovin" a try for reading blogs. They asked me to paste this...
Follow my blog with Bloglovin
into a post so I can claim my own blog. So here it is. And I am in the process of finding the blogs I usually read. I think if it works out I will probably remove all the blog links from the side of my blog here eventually. Sorry, Barb. I know you read a lot of them through my blog rolls, but I am feeling a little overwhelmed by the lists sometimes :) 

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great weekend!
I will be back next week with another layout and I haven't forgotten about my Healthy Living in 2013 goals. :) So I need to do a post about that. Plus, I think I just may your scrappy opinion about some layout choices.
See you next week!


  1. what awesome clean and simply cards! love them!!

  2. Great cards, Mary Jo! It's fun to see the variations on the same design. Each one has its own personality. :)

  3. ADORABLE cards!!! So clean and simple but GORGEOUS!! :)

  4. These are soooooooooooooo cute!! I LOVE the colors and the designs!!!

  5. your cards are so sweet Mary Jo!

  6. I love your cards....they may be simple, but I am sure that the teachers loved them! I am so excited that you are giving PL a try....can't wait to see your layouts!

  7. Your cards are gorgeous, I do wish I could to CAS cards......they look so beautiful. That colour folder does look very summery, like a wonderful sky or clear blue sea - lovely.

    I tried Bloglovin, signed up but I got the posts a day later than they were posted. Hope it works better for you, I guess we will all have to change soon. Hugs, Anne x

  8. The cards so cute!! I LOVE what you are doing with this line!!

  9. These are adorable Mary Jo!! Such a great use of the Doodlebug!!

  10. I love those cards! The colors are so vibrant against the white background. Hope you enjoy Bloglovin. I took my blog list down, so I understand where you're going with this.

  11. Very cute cards! And awesome about summer PL!! Keep it simple. Enjoy!!

  12. OMG......i may have to take a leave of absence to bookmark my favorites! You are always my last stop because you are really the first of many stops.

    Love your clean lines as usual. Think summer PL is a great idea. Wish I had more of those daily scraps from 20 years ago. Enjoy and can't wait for updates.

    1. LOL - Barb, I have held on this long just for you, you know! No, just kidding. I really do find it easy to just scroll down my side bar, but it's gotten longer as the years have progressed. I will give you a head's up when or even if I am going to remove them. Not sold on Bloglovin' yet.

  13. Great cards. I like that they are simple, pretty and to the point :)
    I think you and your children will love to look back on your summer album, it will be such a treasure :)

  14. The cards are awesome!

    I love how you are doing Project Life for summer. What a fun time of the year to document that way, and your album is the perfect summer color!

    Bloglovin' is great. I really like it! I'm still working on finding everyone on there too :)