Monday, October 22, 2007

Mojo Monday Week #8

Here it is! This week I've got another "simple" layout for you. Well, at least I think it's simple. I didn't want to disappoint y'all and not have anything to get your week started, so I took a 20 minute break to draw a sketch and make a card yesterday. I knew I wanted to use this swirly plant image from a Heidi Grace clear stamp set I picked up a few weeks ago at Michael's. The patterned paper is from the Enlighten collection by Memory Box. I stamped the plant in Versafine Vintage Sepia and then used a mat pack and a paper piercer to pierce holes around the edges. I finished up my faux stitching with a Chocolate Chip marker and then inked around the edges of the panel with Vintage Sepia and layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock. The Chocolate Chip panel and the Green Memory Box background are both embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. I sponged around the edges of the green layer, to give it a more earthy feel. For the sentiment panel, I used Life's Simple Pleasures by A Muse and then inked up just the swirl from the plant image and stamped it on either corner of the sentiment panel. To finish off I added a hint of Stardust Stickles to all of the swirls.

So, take this sketch as inspiration and see what you come up with. Link me up in the comments if you're feeling the mojo. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword MOJO8 (no space in between mojo and 8), so we can all peruse your creations throughout the week. Just a recap for new players - you can do my mojo sketches whenever they strike your fancy, but to be eligible for the Mojo honors and a special RAK from me, you must have your link submitted by 10PM MT on the Sunday evening following the original post. For example this week's deadline is Sunday, October 28.

Well, that's all for now folks. My husband is gone for a whole week and once I recover from my sickness and sore head I just might be able to carve out a solid chunk of time to do some long overdue stamping therapy. Oh, and if you haven't already, be sure to hop on over to the Verve blog to see what the design team has been cooking up with Winter Wonder & Seasonal Circles. They'll be posting new projects every day this week.

34 comments:

  1. Good grief, you should be sleeping!

    But I'm glad you're not!*grin* Can't wait to try this out tonight. You did a beautiful job on yours...the sponging really is perfect.

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  2. WOW! This is an amazing creation Julee! I love it! Obviously that bump on the head did not affect your creative genius whatsoever! Love, love, love it!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  3. Totally amazing card!! I love it, and the sketch! Now, get to bed!

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  4. Wow this is beautiful. Hope your feeling better. I'm working on my card. I actually get to participate this week. Yeah!!!! :)

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  5. Here's my meandering mojo card ... thanks for continuing to inspire us to create on Monday's:
    http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/10/meandering-mojo.html

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  6. Awesome cards, I have missed your blog while I was on vacation! You are so creative!

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  7. Love your card and its design. I
    have made one for week 8, but have
    to wait to post it, as my network
    is down while they work on it.

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  8. GORGEOUS! OH my! Love the stamps, love the papers, the Cuttlebugging. . .everything!

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  9. OH I was hoping for a picture of a black and blue SHINER!! heheheheh, no such luck!!

    Great sketch. Always love reading your blog!!
    shirley

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  10. Beautiful card, LOVE the background!!! Here's mine:
    http://sunshinydayswithkim.blogspot.com/2007/10/double-challenge.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Here's my Mojo Card!
    Thanks Julee, that was much fun after such a long time being away!

    My Mojo Card

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  12. Another great sketch ! Here's mine,
    http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

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  13. great sketch. LOVE the card.

    feel better soon!

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  14. this is mine
    http://2worldswings.blogspot.com/
    or
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KSPrVtwbKqY/
    Rx-NRwahTVI/AAAAAAAAARA/CcwhwXBqm0U/
    s1600-h/blackandwhite2.jpg
    Thanks

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  15. Thank you for the awesome sketch and the great inspiration! Here is my card:
    http://cici510.blogspot.com/2007/10/mojo-8.html

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  16. Hi Julee! You've inspired me with your lovely card. Here is my creation for your terrific Mojo Week 8 Sketch: http://smileycollector.blogspot.com/2007/10/beeeehappy-mojo-monday-on-wednesday.html

    Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!
    Pam :)
    "Stamping with Serendipity"

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  17. Thanks again for the sketch! Here's my card:

    http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/2007/10/cards-for-cancer.html

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  18. Thanks for another unique challenge. I finally got around to this last night. Thanks for looking

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/704666?cat=500&ppuser=20956

    Have a great morning. Love your sketch card!!

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  19. Here's my card using your sketch!

    http://heartfeltgreetings.blogspot.com/2007/10/steppin-out-of-box.html

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  20. I just love your layouts...I challenged myself additionally to make a "traditional colors" Christmas Card and here is what I came up with!

    http://stampingforsanity.blogspot.com/2007/10/layout-challenged.html

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  21. This was a fun sketch!
    http://a-grimsley.blogspot.com

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  22. My FIRST MOJO!!!! I really like this sketch. I will definitly use this one again....>"< Here is my card...

    www.chriscorner-23.blogspot.com

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  23. Great sketch! Here's my card:

    http://cakvd2.blogspot.com/2007/10/poetic-artistry-sketch.html

    Thanks!
    Cheryl KVD

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  24. Here's my Mojo8 card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/705101?cat=500&ppuser=104976

    Thanks!

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  25. Great sketch Julee, and I love your gorgeous sample. My card is here:
    http://kroppykat.blogspot.com/

    I hope you are feeling better and getting lots of creative time.

    Hugs,
    Colleen

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  26. Hey lady...I did your sketch (your card is so pretty BTW, love the color palette): http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/10/did-you-hear_27.html

    I kinda fudged it towards the end but I aimed to meet this one...

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  27. I gave it a go...thanks for the inspiration!

    http://papercutzandpraisez.blogspot.com/2007/10/hope.html

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  28. Great lay-out! Love the BG, and the colors of your card... I had to try the sketch... here is my card: http://stampnmad.typepad.com/mad_stamper/2007/10/tip-of-the-we-2.html
    Thanks!

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  29. this is a great sketch thank you! Here's my first attempt:
    http://www.planet-pootle.com/index.php?entry=entry071028-111402
    (It's the second card in the entry)

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  30. Once again another beautiful card and fun sketch for us to try.

    Only managed to get it done as I didn't have to work - what a bonus.
    Image not yet approved but here is the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/707300?cat=500&ppuser=132530

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  31. i just could not help myself and take part again lol, i will every week hehe

    thanks again and thanks for your kind comment on last weeks challenge xx lou

    here is this weeks challenge
    http://loublous.blogspot.com/2007/10/mojo-monday-challenge_28.html

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  32. WOW!! Love that card. I made this one for my Brother-in-Law for his B-day.

    Thanks for the Great Sketch!!

    http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/lisacox1980/100_3818.jpg

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  33. Great sketch, Julee!

    http://4somereason.blogspot.com/2007/10/mojo-8.html

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  34. Here's mine. Thanks for looking.

    http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff253/darlene_d/celebratetheseason.jpg

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