Monday, September 10, 2007

Mojo Monday Week 2

Who's got the mojo? Jill from Ink Genious is the winner of the first Mojo Monday challenge!!! Jill's western card was dripping mojo, especially in the way she dirtied her card up in such a beautiful way! Jill, email me your snail mail address and I'll send out your RAK. Thanks to everyone who participated - I loved them all! Check out all the mojolicious entries in the slideshow at the end of this post.

Week 2 Challenge: "Almost" Cards
So are you ready for a little kick in the mojo? This week I've cooked up another sketch for you, BUT there's an added challenge to go along with it. I have a box of what I call my "almost" cards. They're images that have been stamped, colored, matted, embellished, glittered - you name it, but for whatever reason they never made it onto a card. They're definitely card worthy and too pretty to be thrown away. See the photo? It's a whole little orphanage of homeless images! So my added challenge to you is to incorporate some of your "almost" material into this sketch. It could be stamped images or backgrounds, colored images, punches, scraps - whatever you have laying around that needs to find a home. In addition to a not so random RAK from me, the Week 2 winner will receive an assortment of beautiful 6x6 designer papers.

My "almost" material on this card is the entire Poochie image (The Cat's Pajamas), colored, embellished and matted on the scallop punch. He's probably been sitting in the almost box for 2 months now. Poor thing! Time to let him shine. The Paisley stamped Creamy Caramel background was also sitting in the box. And the scraps are from the Cosmo Cricket Gretel line and the Daisy D Beacon Hill line. Cardstocks used are Cranberry Crisp and So Saffron and the sentiment is Verve Visual Thoughtful Phrases.

Of all my punches, I think my Giga Scallop Circle punch is my absolute favorite. However, it is sometimes hard to think of good, original layouts on a 4.25 x 5.5" card, because the punch is just so ginormous! So I set to work on a sketch that would make these scalloped beauties shine. Hope you like it. If you don't have scallop punches, regular circles are fine or squares - the sketch is just meant as a jumpstart to get you into your craft room and stirring up some mojo! Have fun!




Okay, here's the slideshow of the Week One entries! Enjoy!



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38 comments:

  1. Ewwwwww....this sounds like a GOOD challenge. I have a few ALMOST cards in my stash and TONS of scraps!! Your card is perfect and I just LOVE Poochie!! Great job!

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  2. Oh Yeah! That's a great challenge! I love your sample card. This is too fun!

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  3. Yay Jill! I LOVED her card! Congrats! Another great Mojo Challenge, Julee! I'll have to find my "almost" box! LOVE your card! IT's just awesome!

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  4. Way to go Jill! So glad you won! Neat sketch Julee, will try to give this one a whirl!

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  5. Another great challenge, Julee! Here's my submission: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/2007/09/so-much-mojo.html

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  6. What a pile of goodies you have! I don't know if I have too much. If I do, they're usually rejects. I'll have to scrounge around.

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  7. Great idea! I will have to look and see if I have a collection of "almosts" like yours too *lol*

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  8. Boy this could be fun...I have boxes of those 1/2 done things!

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  9. The pooch man! I love him. This is just a perfect card. Love the warm colors.

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  10. WOW...You go girl! I love the idea of using "almosts" in a challenge. Love it! I will TRY to play this week as I missed last weeks.

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  11. Jen del Muro (iheart2stamp.com)September 10, 2007 at 3:46 PM

    I love that sketch! Will try it soon!!

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  12. Julee, All those bits kicking round in the box but turning one into a proper card was quite a challenge - made a man's one as I never have enough of them and don't enjoy them as a rule.
    Here is the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/666651?cat=500&ppuser=132530

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  13. Wow! Thanks so much! I can't wait to try your next challenge!

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  14. Yay! Here's my ALMOST challenge:
    http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/2007/09/look-julee-i-found-my-mojo.html

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  15. Here's my Monday Mojo ... thanks for another great challenge:
    http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/09/mojo-monday-nau.html

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  16. Your sketchs are the BEST EVER Julee!
    Here's mine:
    http://kismetartlife.blogspot.com/2007/09/is-there-such-thing-as-too-much-mojo.html

    *giggle* your word verification is asking me to type "Luvya!" Too funny!

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  17. Check out my entry here! http://sweetiestamping.blogspot.com/2007/09/whos-got-mojo-challenge.html

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  18. AWESOME sketch! Love it. I got to play this week. I still have to work on last weeks sketch.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/667190?cat=11093

    Jill, congrats. LOVE your card.

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  19. Here's my card, Julee! Thanks for the fun!
    (Although I had to make something new...I HAVE no almosts! I wish I had time to make a stack. The dp however has been in my cupboard for a loooong time!)

    Mojo Monday

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  20. Love this sketch and challenge! I've had these pieces sitting on my desk for a couple weeks waiting for inspiration!
    http://cardsbykerry.blogspot.com/2007/09/julees-mojo-monday.html
    Thanks and love your card!

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  21. Holy Cow, Julee....you received some AWESOME cards for your MM sketch challenge...thanks for sharing them with us. Your card for the sketch is just gorgeous too, gosh I wish I had some of your talent! Hugs, Barb g

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  22. http://chrisscrappinanstampintx.blogspot.com/2007/09/julees-mojo-2-challenge.html

    Here is my submission. Although it will never come close to your awesome work. This challenge was perfect for me because I have a lot of almost.

    congrats to Jill. She has very nice work too! Great bunch of blogs!!

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  23. Woo hoo...I did it! http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/09/doing-challenges.html

    Cheers!

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  24. Yay for Monday Mojo! Thanks, i needed the inspiration! Here's my contribution:
    http://handmadebyjessica.blogspot.com/2007/09/monday-mojoon-wednesday.html

    Have a great day! :)

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  25. I finally got a chance to try this one. Here it is.
    http://inkgenious.blogspot.com/2007/09/
    oh-happy-day.html
    I love all three of your samples by the way, Julee! They are just fabulous!

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  26. Love your challenges! I'm a little behind but that's okay, your sketch challenges are great. Thanks!

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  27. Great Challenge, I played as well heres my card. www.stampingmoments.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the ideas. Jenny x

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  28. Great Sketch Challenge Julee! Here is my submission

    http://stamploungeprojects.blogspot.com/

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  29. My card is at SCS in my gallery 'adisneyfreak' www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=668979&cat=500&ppuser=118582 Thanks for the challenge!

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  30. I love this layout !! And what a great idea to use forgotten pieces, i'm glad to know that i'm not the only one that does this ! Here is mine,
    http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

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  31. Love your Monday Mojo challenges, Julee. This link shows cards for both Week 1 and Week 2. I'm playing catch-up.

    http://barbscardcreations.blogspot.com/

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  32. Awesome sketch Julie...I sometimes do them, but rarely post them. But this sketch is wonderful, and I like how my shot at it turned out. Plus it always feels good to use something you had started...but never quite made it. Thanks for the inspiration. Here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/669798?cat=5881

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  33. This was a great challenge. And the first sketch challenge I ever did. The item from my "almost" box (I call it "Work-in-progress" box) was the butterfly. I have some of them left from some wedding favours I did in August and really love their elegance.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/669889?cat=500&ppuser=123950
    There is also a detail photo in the same gallery.

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  34. I finally found a few "almost card" pieces. So here's my card:
    http://bethanypaull.blogspot.com/2007/09/caramel-apples.html
    Thanks Julee.

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  35. Here is my card...thanks for the challenge b/c this image would have been trashed! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/671322?cat=7173

    Thanks

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  37. I was a bit off on my sizes so I had to adjust the sentiment down, Great sketch though! Thanks for the Mojo :D

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/671385?cat=500&ppuser=44266

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