Mojo Thanks

Welcome to another week! I'm refreshed from my vacation and ready to get back to the business of living! And since Monday's start off with a mojo sketch, that's what I have for you today. You can see the sketch and all the details for this month's contest over on the Mojo Monday blog. Yep, that's right... it's contest time again with a new sketch and prizes to be won!

Last week I got to stamp with Laurie, one of my favorite stampers. It was so much fun just hanging out, talking stamps and seeing how the magic happens. I took some mental notes to try once I got home, so this card is heavily influenced by Laurie's beautifully distressed style. I started by sponging the edges of the pink paper, distressing with my distressing tool, then matting on classic cream, also sponged and distressed. I just love the stitching Laurie adds to her cards, but my sewing machines would not cooperate, so I did the next best thing - faux stitching with my paper piercer and a chocolate chip marker.



I strayed a bit off sketch and my circle is behind my rectangle. Mark got me a Slice for my birthday and I hadn't had a chance to use it yet, so I was determined to use this label from the Studio Essentials cartridge. The orange and cream papers are sponged with first Tea Dye and then Vintage Photo distress ink. I stamped the greenery from Miracles Blossom, then the tulips in Tangerine Tango and Melonberry Mambo. I colored, trimmed out and popped up the tulips for some dimension, then added some sparkle with Diamond Stickles.

The larger circles are cut with Classic Nestabilities and embossed with the Textile embossing folder, before being sponged with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. I wanted a sentiment, so I decided to add a little circular panel with the thanks sentiment from Circular Sayings. I accented it with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch all blinged out with Stickles. Then I finished off with some of the orange striped ribbon from SU! and a classic cream card base.

Well, I hope you have a fantastically creative Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps: Miracles Blossom, Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper: Sunsplashed (We R Memory Keepers for Archiver's), Classic Cream (Neenah)
Ink: Melonberry Mambo, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Vintage Photo, Tea Dye (Ranger)
Accessories: Circle punches, ribbon, mat pack, paper piercer (SU!), Slice Studio Essentials (Making Memories), Textile folder (Cuttlebug), Diamond Stickles, Cut-n-Dry foam (Ranger), Classic Circles (Nestabilities), paper distresser (Tonic), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)

22 comments

  1. Wow this is so beautiful! I don't know how you get your fingers to work so freely so early in the morning! I am a night owl though!

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  2. This card is fabulous! Love it! All the stickles just light it up!

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  3. This is SO GORGEOUS, Julee! The colors, sponging, that ribbon, all of it beautiful!! How fun to stamp with Laurie!!

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  4. I'm so jealous that you got to stamp with Laurie! And way to go, Mark...good birthday present, man! Love this, Julee!! MWAH!

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  5. Can I just say that this is the MOST GORGEOUS CREATION EVER! Seriously, I think you just won your own Mojo Contest:)

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  6. Beautiful Julee!!! Those colors are fantastic together!! I am so glad you and Laurie had such a great time!!

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  7. Oh my is this ever gorgeous Julee!! Love the colors, shapes and ink distressing!! Such a warm and cozy, yet cheery card!! YUM!!

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  8. oooh this is so lovely!! love the colors together and that big bow is gorgeous :D

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the faux stitching and the distressing. So glad to see you back! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today. It made my day! :)

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  10. Julee, this is so gorgeous! I'm positive that you are the only person who could make a striped orange ribbon look *fantastic*!!! And I'm so jealous that you got to stamp with Laurie. I would love to meet her in person!! So glad you had a refreshing time.

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  11. Julee, my jaw is on the floor. WOW!!!! The colors are amazing - so rich and warm! You've got amazing style!!

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  12. Seriously??? You were thinking what would I do??? There is no way I could have come up with this beauty!! And, I have NEVER seen orange looks so warm, yummy, and completely fantastic!!! Wow!! The stitching, distressing, those breathtakingly beautiful flowers, and the very cool die shapes (way to go, Mark!!) are just exquisite!

    It was such an HONOR to stamp with you!! You and Mark are just AWESOME!!!

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  13. What a beautiful card - orange has never been my favorite color except at Halloween - but it works

    Thanks

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  14. this card is just beautiful, I love it

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  15. Honey, this one is beautiful too!

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  16. Wow! Your cards are beautiful! And no wonder, I just saw that you are the magic behind Verve stamps...awesome! Glad I found your site because it is VERY inspiring! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  17. I love this card so much. It is beautiful.

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  18. So, seriously! What's not to LOVE abt this one? I love the sponged- muted-down colors and the tulips and the bold ribbon - and of course the diff shapes & layers!! Gorgeous!!!

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