And it's Monday, AGAIN! Boy, the weekend's just fly by, don't they? Last night we had hubby's parents over to help us drag the 7.5 foot pre-strung Christmas tree out of the garage and set it up. I think pre-lit trees are one of the best inventions, no tangled mess of lights, no trying to find the burnt out bulb, just plug it in and go! And best of all, no sniffly noses, since I'm allergic to almost all evergreens. The tree still isn't decorated, but at least it's lit and something to smile at every time I come down the stairs.
I found a little time this weekend to do a little stamping, and refresh my creative juices. This weeks' Mojo sketch is one I've been mulling over in my mind for a little while now. I know some of you get a little scared when you see triangles and other non-traditional cuts, but this one's easy, peasy. Whatever width your inside layer is, just make a square that width and cut diagonally from corner to corner, then just glue your triangles in opposite corners, leaving a diagonal strip through the middle. On my sample card my inner layer is 4" x 5.25", so I cut a 4" square and then sliced in half diagonally. So give it a try, and link me up in the comments to enter. If you upload your card to SCS, please use keyword MOJO14, so we can all see your cards throughout the week. One mojolicious entry will be picked from all cards entered by Sunday, December 9 at 10PM Mountain time to receive one of the four new clear phrase sets from Verve Visual that will be releasing later this month. So go forth and create. Well hopefully you'll stick around long enough to read about my card - then go create! ;)
It seems like the holidays always leave me missing the people who won't be here to share them with me. Not only those who are far away, but those who have taken their journey heavenward. There's always those ornaments or special decorations that remind me of Christmases past, and this little Christmas Fairie stamp from Rubber Romance just looked so pensive, I just had to pair her with the miss you like crazy sentiment in the soon to be released Verve Visual Heartfelt Phrases set. She's stamped with Ancient Page Coal Black on Pearlized White Cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils, gamsol and Spica Glitter pens. I then matted on Basic Gray cardstock and tied a little knotted bow of May Arts ribbon down the side of the image panel. The DP layers are from a K & Company mat stack and are embossed with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded lightly to accent them. The whole card is on a Basic Gray card base.
Okay, that's it for today peeps. My sis is coming over this morning to make Christmas cards, so I've got a "me" day scheduled. Woohoo! Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek at another of the new sets, combined with my attempt at an Amy Westerman style scrap stash card. And if you haven't already, be sure to check out the post below this one to see last Week's mojo entries and winner. Have a fabulous day!
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