Hope

It's Monday morning and that means it's time for another Mojo Monday sketch!  Be sure to check the Mojo blog for this week's sketch and a peek at all the samples from the design team.

I fell in love with this Salt Air paper from Cosmo Cricket the moment I saw it in a preview and couldn't wait to order it.  It's just so happy and colorful.  I chose the leaf sprig from Great Friend to coordinate with the paper, and made my own background for the Jeremiah 29:11 verse using daffodil delight and peach parfait ink.  The edges are sponged with Vintage Photo ink and I used a QuicKutz Nesting Label for the shape.

I gave an honest effort at reconnecting with my estranged sewing machine, but don't look too closely - it wasn't a happy reunion for either of us!  {grin}  For the diagonal ribbon, I wrapped some yummy fibers from a new Etsy shop I tried out .. bluehollow. Then added a tag using the Embossed Oval Die stamped with the Hope sentiment from Richly Blessed.  For accent I added some orange rhinestones and a triple pearl stick pin from Pizzazz Aplenty, as well as a metal photo corner from my stash.

Well, I'm on day 8 of my no-good, very-bad cold, which after seeming to zap the very life from me this last week, has now left me with out a voice and a healthy dose of excruciating ear pain.  So I'm hoping to get in to see the doctor today, then it looks like another day of hanging out in bed.  Hope y'all are staying healthy!


Oh, and it's the start of a new Get Your Diva On challenge over in our forum today!  Check out what Tosh's challenge is and play along for a chance to be a Verve Guest Diva!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Great Friend, Jeremiah 29:11, Richly Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Salt Air (Cosmo Cricket), Cream, Early Espresso
Ink: daffodil delight, peach parfait, early espresso (SU!), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Embossed Oval Die (Verve), Nesting Label (QuicKutz), sewing machine, orange rhinestones and triple pearl stick pin (Pizzazz Aplenty), washer (Tim Holtz), fiber (bluehollow), photo corner (WRMK)

20 comments

  1. Beautiful, Julee! I love how you've made your own background for your sentiment layer.

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  2. Julee, I'm a lurker, I read your blog and look at your pretties every post, but never comment. Today, I just HAVE to comment! This card is simply gorgeous! I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Me again! Actually, if that card doesn't have a home, I have a perfect place for it to go! Check out the story on my blog! Thanks!

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  4. This is so pretty! You know, hanging around yours and Teresa Kline's blogs is starting to give me a better eye for great papers. I just bought those same papers a couple of weeks ago! :)

    Love the leaf usage and the fibers,too.

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  5. Thanks once agian for a wonderful card! I admire your way of handling colors, they are so deep and i can look at your cards for forever!

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  6. oh, LOVE this Julee...the papers (which are on their way to me too after seeing them and falling in love and in time for the new Verve release ;) Just love how lively and uplifting they are...perfect with this sentiment which chokes me up every time I read it...love the little tag...great use of the Hope stamp...I'm going to CASE that one day :) Feel better soon :)

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  7. I just love this verse. Thanks again for bringing the Word alive in your fabulous fonts! Just love sending cards to people with verses on them.

    Love the sentiment panel with the leaves in the BG and the twine is fabulous.

    So sorry to hear you are sick and hope the doctor can get you better soon (((hugs))).

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  8. Beautiful... I love it!

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  9. Gorgeous! So rich, and my favorite verse of all! Get better soon!!!

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  10. Thanks, Julee. I love that verse and really needed to hear it today. Love your blog!

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  11. Poor thing, hope you feel better soon! I can see why you love those papers - gorgeous!

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  12. BEEEE U TEE FUL! Love the coloring!

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  13. Beautiful Card...i really like the coloring in your card

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  14. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  15. Love the bold colors and distressed edges. I totally understand about the sewing machine. Sometimes me and mine don't get along either. :)
    Thanks for a great sketch.

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  16. Just lovely, Julee! Love the papers, distressing and wonderful fibers!

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  17. This is gorgeous! I love these papers too. I haven't opened my package of them yet but I hope to soon. I got a good chuckle out of your sewing machine story. I'm not in love with mine right now either. Actually I LOVE that you don't sew (or haven't been much lately) because that blasted machine intimidates me and your cards are so gorgeous they don't need it. :) It's great inspiration for those of us that are sewing challenged.

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  18. I love the paper! I'm definately going to try using string in this way.

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