Mojo Monday Week #14

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!

22 comments

  1. woo-hoo! Can't wait to see your scrap card! I love your take on the new sketch. I have to admit, this diagonal DOES scare me, but I'll give it a try anyhow, cuz I love ya! Have a great day with Sis, you deserve it!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  2. This is a great layout and it certainly was a challenge too! Thanks for your inspirational challenges each week. So fun!

    Here is my Mojo Week #14: http://thimblesbobbinspaperandink.blogspot.com/

    ~ Jennifer

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  3. oooh...i know EXACTLY what i am going to do with this!!!
    i did the one from last week, i just haven't posted it yet. i will probably end up posting 2-3 all at once. :)
    keep 'em coming julee!!!

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  4. I LOVE it! I actually did one, but I'm not sure if it counts since I changed the orientation. This is such a pretty sketch!! Thank you! You can see if mine qualifies at http://waldeewee.blogspot.com/2007/12/i-did-challenge.html

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  5. Yay you got your RR stamps! Love this fairy. And what a great sketch...going on my mile long to do list. ;)

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  6. Yeah,
    I had time to play last night

    for week #14
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/738425?cat=500&ppuser=20956

    Have a nice week. It is 32 degrees here..

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  7. I finally got to do another Mojo challenge!! I just love this layout!! Your card is fabulous, as always!! Thanks for all your inspiration!! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/738436?cat=500&ppuser=28771

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  8. Another great sketch, Julee! Here is my card using it: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/738893?cat=500&ppuser=80719

    Lynette

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  9. Julee - that's STUNNING!!!! I love everything about that card!!! The stamp, the colors, EVERYTHING!!!!

    Looking at the sketch, the only thing I could think of was "DIVER DOWN". Guess hanging around SCUBA divers has influenced me a bit, huh?

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  10. I finally got around to mustering up some Mojo:

    http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/12/fabulous-fifty.html

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  11. Oooh! I want those stamps so bad! LOL! :)

    I made a gift card holder on the front of my card. Just untie and the card is inside!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/740622?si=MFGD01&what=allfields&condition=and

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  12. Here's mine. Fun sketch

    http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff253/darlene_d/DSC02941.jpg

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  13. Hi Julee!
    Here is my card for this weeks Sketch. Thanks for a great Sketch!
    It was challenging.
    http://purpledaisiesstudio.blogspot.com/2007/12/mojo-monday-14-snow-one-like-you.html

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  14. Hi Julee! I finally got to try a sketch! Here's mine. It's on my blog today!

    Hugs,
    Amy

    http://heartfeltgreetings.blogspot.com/2007/12/first-of-all-let-me-show-you-this-card.html

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  15. Hello! Here is my card for Mojo14! http://melindabrein.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/mojo-14/
    Thanks for another fun one! -Melinda

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  16. Well I'm coming up at the last minute but here's my card for
    Mojo14. I used a christmasy paper
    but changed the image to a general
    stamp.
    I'll post it to my blogsite and it
    will be in splitcoast soon.
    http://dittydots.blogspot.com

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  17. Hey there Jules!!! Remember me?? I know it's been a few weeks since I've had a chance to do one of your challenges....but I want you to know, I stayed up late tonight to get this one done!! Hope ya likes it!!!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/742296?cat=500&ppuser=38585

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  18. Julee -

    Here's a link to my card. Thanks for another great challenge.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/742347?cat=500&ppuser=28430

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  19. Hi Julee! I have finally had the opportunity to participate in one of your awesome sketch challenges. Thanks for all that you do!

    Here is my Mojo 14 card:
    http://lindastamps4sanity.blogspot.com/search/label/Mojo%20Challenges

    Linda

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  20. Hey Julee
    Here is another card I made today using your sketch. I don't know if we can enter more than one. But here it is.
    Love this one:)
    http://purpledaisiesstudio.blogspot.com/2007/12/sunday-mojo.html

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