Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mojo 88

Mojo Monday on Thursday. Oh well, sometimes that's the way it goes. I actually had most of this card put together yesterday but I needed to figure out what to put in my circle. Then I spotted this great design on one of my acrylic stamp sets and I knew it would be perfect.
I've decided that I really like pink and orange together after doing a couple of cards with those colors. What do you think?

Here are the details: DP is Making Memories, pink is Bazzill, yellow is SU barely banana and white is from my stash. I used the Paisley CB embossing folder on the yellow piece and one of the border folders from the CB Frills pack on the white. The ink is SU's pumpkin pie. I stamped my Inkadinkadoo (Garden Flower) image and sentiment, then stamped over the top of them again with Versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Both are sponged with pumpkin pie around the edges and popped with dimensionals. Finally, I added the polk-a-dot brads to the corners. I'm really happy with the way this turned out. Hope you all like it too.

This sketch is a real keeper. I'm sure I will use it again and again.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sweet Sunday 19

Sweet Sunday on Tuesday. Isn't that how it goes when you have a gorgeous Holiday weekend?
This is my take on this weeks sketch. I cheated a bit in the end adding some extra layers to help pop the images off that Paper Studio DP. I think I'm starting to get my mojo back and will try to tackle the Mojo Monday sketch tomorrow. I've just been having so much fun getting caught up on everyone elses blogs. It's so much fun to see what you've all been up to over the last few weeks. There is always so much more going on in the spring and summer that it's hard to keep up with everything. Anyway, hope you are all enjoying great summer like weather. I'm happy for every day that has sun and no snow!

Here are the details for my card: DP is The Paper Studio, black linen from Archivers, white from my stash and Groovy Guava from SU. I used 3 CB embossing folders, 2 of which were border folders. For the border folders, I brayered SU pumpkin in the folders before I embossed them on the white paper. I embossed dots on the edges of the flower border. I stamped the fruit from SU's Tart and Tangy stamp set, heat embossed them with Dazzle Versa Mark, cut and popped them with dimensionals and then added the tiny Basic Grey buttons to the centers. I really like how the border folders turned out with the brayering. I'm definitely going to be doing more of that. Inks I used were SU ruby red, pumpkin pie and Archival's bannana.

Thanks Karen for another great sketch! I'm really trying hard to find the "Clean and Simple" girl inside me, but it ain't easy:))))

Monday, May 25, 2009

Blog Support Award

I received this great blog support award from my blogger friend Debbie P ( I should really be giving this to her as she is always stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments of support for all my posts. If you don't already follow Debbie's blog, hop over and take a look at her great creations. She is one talented and inspiring lady!

I happily pass this award on to the following bloggers who also support my artistic efforts:

Monique H (


Ruby2shoes (

Jenn Sannes (

Shannon E (

Please check out these great blogs of really talented and supportive bloggers!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lemonade Stand Blog Award

I was given this Lemonade Stand award for a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude by my fellow blogger, Monique H at Self Expressions (
Monique is a great blogger friend who is so supportive and sweet, not to mention talented! Check out her blog for yourself, you'll be glad you did.

Thanks so much, Monique! I feel the same way about your blog, but seeing as you already have this award, I will happily pass it on to some very worthy bloggers that I follow on a regular basis.
The rules of the Lemonade Stand Awards are
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

So now I will pass it on to the following great bloggers who are always inspiring me…

Debbie P's Place (

Denise Marzec (

Karen Motz (

Judy (

Lia (

ScrappyKY (

Jennifer Meyer (

Lesley (

Cheryl J (

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mojo Monday 87 - Finally!

Hello everyone! I'm finally back with a new card! Seems like I've been gone forever! It took me a while to get my Mojo back and find some time to craft a card again. My sister left last Saturday and that was the inspiration for this card. It's been a week already and I am missing her so much. We had a blast while she was here.
Anyway, here are the details for the card:
The DP is SU's Parisian Breeze. I also used SU choc chip, whisper white and some cream linen from scraps for the coffee cream. The dye cut coffee mug and saucer are new from QuicKutz. I die cut the pieces and then put the cup and saucer in the QuicKutz goosebumps dots to texturize them. The cream in the coffee and the rising steam were put in the QuicKutz goosebumps swirls for texture and then sponged with TAC Pueblo ink to highlight them. I popped all the coffee dies with dimensional. The sentiment was created on my computer, cut out with a nestie square, sponged on the edges and popped with dimensionals so there really was no stamping involved in this card at all. I added the white dots around the scallop nestie circle. The border is punched with SU's scallop punch. Hope you like it!
Next week I might even get around to doing 2 challenges:)))

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mojo Monday 85

And now for something completely different...I picked up this Rubber Stampede stamp a while back and have been waiting for the right sketch to come along so I could use it. I think the the latest Mojo sketch is just what I needed. I've already got my Mother's Day cards done so I think I will save this for my mom's birthday which is on the 4th of July.

Here are the details: All the DP is from "The Paper Studio". I think the pink is SU pixie pink and the black is Archiver's black linen. I used my Floral Fantasy CB folder on the pink paper at the bottom. The punch is EK success "Fleur De Lis". I embossed the stamp image and then colored it with a pink marker. I also made black polka dots on her hat. The ribbon is from Michael's. I created the little daisy flowers with my Fiskars daisy punch and die cut the letters for "Mom" with my Provo Craft Olivia alphabet. For accent I paper pierced two corners of my image and then used the Fleur De Lis scraps as border accents on the image and on the green stripe paper.

Once again, a big thank you to the Mojo team for getting my mojo going this week. I'll definitely be using this sketch again.