Blessed

Welcome to another week!  Did y'all have a great weekend!  I'm pleased to say I got everything I set out to do this weekend done, (including tearing down the Christmas decorations) as well as starting a new jigsaw puzzle, reading and even a little stamping!  I'm energized and ready to take on whatever comes my way this week!!  And since it's Monday again, it's time for another Mojo Monday sketch!  It's week 175, can you believe it???  This week's sketch was inspired by the Aqua Love Notes card I made a few weeks ago for the Verve release.  I just loved how this card fell together and thought it would make a fun sketch.  The layers themselves are pretty simple, but you can dress it up or down with embellishments.  And you know me... I dressed mine UP!  LOL

I've been craving these Paper Reverie papers from Making Memories every since I saw peeks of them several months ago.  Last weekend, I finally found some at Emma's Paperie and just had to let my fingers do the clicking!  LOL  The papers were so classy, I decided I wanted to make a really elegant card to go with them.  I picked out the Just for You set (on sale through the end of the month), because I've been seeing it quite a bit out in blogland and was just itching to get it inky again.

I stamped the circle frame in black, then cut out with classic circle Nestabilities.  Next I cut a smaller circle, and using the die as a stencil, sponged some Sahara Sand ink in the center, then over stamped with the I'm so blessed to have you in my life sentiment.  I added a black scallop circle mat, dressed up with liquid pearl accents.  The border strip is from MFT and I dressed it up with 3 up and 2 down of the teardrop rhinestones  and some silver gray pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.  My final embellishments were a couple Maya Road trinket pins and some Vanilla seam binding ribbon.  Then I just distressed the edges of my main patterned paper, added a black mat and finished off with a cream base.  The card only took about 20 minutes from start to finish, and most of that was just hem hawing about which embellishments to use!

So that's it for me today.  Be sure to check out the fabulous cards from the rest of the Mojo team over on the Mojo Monday blog.  Plus, it's the start of the final week of our Baby Love Diva Dare, so check out the Verve Blog for the next installment and play along for a chance at some prizes!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Just for You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Paper Reverie Noir (Making Memories), Black, Cream
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand (SU!)
Accessories:  Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Little Open Scallop Strip die (MFT Die-namics), liquid pearls (Ranger), Vanilla seam binding (SU!), trinket pin (Maya Road), paper distresser, teardrop rhinestones, silver gray flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)

13 comments

  1. Gorgeous!! Love the argyle paper all dressed up!! Teardrop rhinestones with pearls are perfect.

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  2. SO so pretty.I love the colors and all the details. Olena

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  3. I love all of the little details on this card. This is so so pretty. I really like those papers,too..I might have to find that stuff!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Julee. Note a huge argyle fan but you are changing my mind as you made it sing on this card :) I LOVE jigsaw puzzles but only indulge at Christmas or I would never get anything else done LOL! Put in a few pieces for me :)

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  5. This is beautiful! Love the colors and pretty embellishments. Great inspiration. :)

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  6. Very pretty card. Love the papers and all the bling. TFS

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  7. this is gorgeous Julee and yes we where thinking on the same page....you know great minds think alike...hehehehe

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  8. I love this card, Julee. So elegant with the rhinestones & pearls on black, & your sentiment looks fabulous layered like that :)

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  9. Julee, this is stunning! Those teardrop rhinestones are beautiful!!! Fabulous addition to your card! TFS!

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  10. Lovely card, Julee! These papers are gorgeous.. (sigh) and so is everything else on this!

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  11. This is stunning, Julee! Love your embellishments and the paper is gorgeous! You are the queen of adding a slight rustic touch to your beautiful cards...this card is a perfect example of that.

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