Mojo Monday Week #16

Guess what? It's Monday again, and I've got another sketch to help kick the week off with some major mojo. I hope you have some fun with this one. My poll from last week about judging Mojo Monday was almost even between those who want judging and those who do not think a winner is necessary. So, I've decided to do a compromise. I will continue to post Mojo sketches each Monday and will post a slideshow of all the entries each week. However, I will only have a sketch with a prize and winner once a month (the first Monday of each month). The prize that will be up for grabs will be posted when the sketch is posted, so you'll know that it is a prize week. The next Mojo Monday that will be a contest will be posted January 7. All other weeks I will just post a slide show of all the entries without naming a winner. How does that sound? Everyone on board? So if you make a card using this week's sketch, link me up in the comments by Sunday, December 23 at 10PM Mountain Time (Midnight Eastern) to be included in the slide show. If you upload to SCS, please use Mojo15 as the keyword.

My sample card for this sketch is nothing like what I set out to create. Do you ever have days like that? I based my color and paper selection on some ribbon I had that was a perfect match for True Thyme. Of course, once I had the card almost done, I went searching for the ribbon, and it is nowhere to be found. So I had to take a different approach than my original idea, and ended up pulling out the Undu and trying several different combinations for the bottom strip until I finally decided to just use the same ribbon on top and bottom.


I started by randomly stamping the snowflakes from Winter Wonder on Pearlized Cream cardstock in True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp and Marigold Morning. Next I pulled out the Peace word from the Wonderful Wishes Remixed set and stamped it among the snowflakes in Cranberry Crisp. Although you probably can't tell in the photo, all layers of the Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme cardstock have been stamped in the same color ink with the Linen background stamp. Next I cut a square of pearlized Cream and a mat of Cranberry Crisp with my Classic Squares Nestabilities dies. I stamped the Wishing You sentiment in True Thyme and then stamped Peace in Cranberry Crisp. I love the new clear version of Wonderful Wishes. Having the words split up from the Wishing You sentiment makes it so easy to do two toned sentiments, and since they're clear it's a breeze to line them up properly. And it makes it so much easier to cut your dies or punches out first and then stamp your sentiment exactly where you want it.

The My Mind's Eye paper is embossed with the Textile embossing folder. (If you haven't noticed, this folder is my all-time favorite). I wish Cuttlebug would come out with more embossing folders that look good regardless of whether your card is vertical or horizontal. Anyway, I lightly rubbed the embossing with my Colorbox Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan. I finished it off with some May Arts ribbon from my stash. Okay, I'm done rambling, now. ;) Hope you have a great day!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Winter Wonder, Wonderful Wishes Remixed (Verve Visual) Linen (Stampin Up!)
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme (SU!), Pearlized Cream (Paper Accents), Festive Collection (My Mind’s Eye)
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme, Creamy Caramel (SU!). Chestnut Roan (Colorbox Chalk)
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts), Textile Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Classic Square Dies (Nestabilities)

14 comments

  1. That's a good compromise, Julee. Giving stuff away can get to be pricey and, I, for one, just love your sketches. I'll be doing my card today for this weeks sketch. Thanks for hosting this each week, I need them.

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  2. I just thoroughly enjoy checking in each Monday to see what your sketch is going to be next. Once again, you've helped me make a card with your Mojo Monday sketch. I've had this image in a pile of colored images but waiting to see a card. Instead of cleaning up my desk I made this for today's Mojo Monday sketch! TFL

    http://thimblesbobbinspaperandink.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love your sketches...I think they really make me stretch! Great compromise...I always check on Mondays, and I love seeing everyone's cards as well as yours! Love this one with the multicoloured paper, it's so soft and pretty! Wonderful Christmas card!

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  4. Gorgeous card. I think the matching ribbon strips balance the card perfectly. Great job.

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  5. WOW...I absolutely LOVE this sketch. Your card is stunning...glad I stopped in today!

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  6. The outcome is really beautiful! I love it a lot!

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  7. Great card - unusual snowflake colours but it works!

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  8. I love all your sketches!!
    I finish last weeks card , as well as todays sketch.

    Merry&Bright

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  9. Gorgeous card. I really like the paper and ribbon. The cb bg is awesome too.

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  10. Lovely card and awesome sketch!!

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  11. finally got round to doing this sketch.


    http://stampowl.blogspot.com/2007/12/im-behind-you-100.html

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  12. Ok! I am hooked on that embossing folder now! Your cards are just amazing Julee! I am going shopping tomorrow for that embossing folder!!!

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  13. Yesssss... I know, I'm way too late, but just want to post the link to my card anyway ;-) Hope that's alright *smile*

    So here it is: Sketch 16

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