Thrifty Mojo

Happy Monday peeps!  It's the first Monday of the month, so that means it's contest time over on the Mojo Monday blog!  Play along with this week's sketch for a chance to win some shiny new Verve!


This was a super fun and quick card to make, and one of my favorite layouts in a while.  It's clean enough to work well for masculine or feminine cards.  Plus, if you're like me, you've got a plethora of pretty patterned papers (like the alliteration there?  LOL) piling up in your craft room and this sketch lets you USE it!  The paper I used today was actually some Thrifty Finds digi paper I printed out over a month ago and haven't had a chance to use yet.  I just love the colors and patterns in it and they look so pretty lined up in 1" strips like that.  The flower is made from all three sizes from the Hope Blooms set cut out with the Floral Circles Die Set and I split the sentiment up onto two sentiment flags.

Today's life lesson is a practical one.  If you've got an iPhone, sync it regularly and enable data wipe and auto lock with a passcode.  Mark's iPhone was stolen yesterday when we were at the gym and luckily he had those features enabled so all of his work emails and data are safe from the thief.  Unfortunately, he's out a phone, plus all of his contacts and appointments, since he hadn't synced it in quite a while.  You hope you never have to use those features, but they sure do give peace of mind when you need them!  Okay, that's all for my public service announcement.  I've got a mile long list of things to get done, so I better move along.  Have a little fun with paper this week, and if you've got time be sure to play around with this week's mojo sketch!  Have a fantastic day!

Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Thrifty Finds digital papers (Mari Koegelenberg), Early Espresso, cream
Ink:  Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Copic markers
Accessories:  Floral Circles Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Sentiment Flags die (Lil' Inker Designs), wavy edge border and 1"circle punch (EK Success), mat pack, air art tool, baja breeze seam binding (SU!)

31 comments

  1. Oh Julee, this is breathtaking, really!!! I looked at it and thought 'dang, why didn't I do that'!! Have a great Monday!

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  2. love your card...it is beautiful ..and thank you for the info on the Iphone...going to turn on those features. And BIG thank for sharing on how to make a card like yours..have a great week.

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  3. I learned my lesson about syncing regularly when my phone broke and I didn't back up and lost all of my contacts when I went to get a replacement at the Apple store. Not fun! I lost contacts and aa ton of music since I had not synced in a while, but HAD been on a buying spree. Oh well.

    Your card is AWESOME! Love the stitched lines especially. That reminds me that I still have not taken my Janome out of the box! :)

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  4. Stunning Julee!! This is an amazing sketch and your card is precious! I {heart} digital paper - seems like I purchase some every week. So glad to see someone use it - perhaps it will inspire me to print off some of mine. Will have to track this one down... Thanks for the IPhone tip - don't think I have synched in ages and I guess it's time to turn on the lock. --Becca

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  5. Yuck on the stolen IPhone.....Good advise you gave!
    The card is soooo gorgous! The flower, WOW!!!!!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  6. Wow! Love your card it is absolutely stunning! Love the color combination.

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  7. Sorry to hear about the iPhone mess! Don't own one but good info to have and pass on to friends who do. Great mix of DPs and love the words on the medallion tags. Mixing of DPs freaks me out (I'm lucky if I get one piece on a card!) so this could be an interesting sketch for the DP challenge, one creative gene crafter LOL! Have a great day. Any idea when the next release will be...I'm going through Verve withdrawals!

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  8. luv this paper Julee....your bright red flower is so gorgeous too....I luv it, it is exhilarating...hope your week is fabby!

    enjoy *~*

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  9. Oh, I love this, Julee! I love the mixture of patterned papers and the sentiment on the strips like that!

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  10. What a beautiful fantastic card!!! I love the patterned paper strips and that flower is gorgeous!

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  11. OH. MY. GOSH!!! This is breathtaking! Wow!

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  12. This is such a gorgeous card, Julee!! Love it! xx

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  13. Love your card! Those papers are gorgeous and the stitching is the perfect touch.

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  14. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  15. I LOVE this card, Julee! Love the mix of papers and how you swapped out the scallop for each one. Love the sentiment on the Sentiment Flags as well. Very cool! Oh, and thanks for the iPhone sync reminder. I know I don't do it as often as I should.

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  16. Very pretty. Love the different papers and the flower. Great sketch and you worked it perfectly. TFS

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  17. Oh this is so wonderful! I love to "I Spy" Sentiment Flags! And I am totally LOVING this week's sketch! It's so GRRREAT!

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  18. Ultra gorgeous. LOVE the way you used different digi papers and that flower is so lovely!

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  19. Srsly stunning Julee. And that sketch rocks my world.

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  20. Julee what an awesome job with all the patterned papers. I so struggle with that challenge. This is a great sketch and I love the card.

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  21. Julee, this is just beautiful!! The colors are sooo vibrant - love it!

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  22. Hi Julee, Love, Love your card, the colors are so bold and beautiful. You are and inspiration to so many and I am one of them. This is a great sketch and I'm going to play along.

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  23. I wish I had just some of your talent. I bet your home is gorgeous too.

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  24. Julee, gorgeous card...as always with you! I can't wait to try out this awesome sketch myself! I recently got my first..and second Verve orders last week (I put in a second order before receiving my first because of the Memorial Day Weekend Sale :P)..anyway, I'm LOVING my new goodies and I wanted to share with you, a card that I made with the "Believe" set for a gal I know who is fighting breast cancer. I hope you check it out...here is the link: http://paperbagprincesspapercrafting.blogspot.com/2011/06/believe-in-miracles.html

    PS: I was SO impressed with Verve customer service...great communication, prompt shipment, packaged so beautifully and the complimentary stamp...you guys really know how to make a customer feel appreciated.

    Hugs,
    Naomi

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  25. This is so pretty!! I love the gorgeous papers you've used, and I love fabulous banner strips hanging from the flower!! So pretty!!

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  26. Oh my gosh- this is beautiful Julee! Love that paper. Have yet to do digi paper.

    As for the iphone- I just can't imagine stealing from someone. That is just crazy.

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  27. What a great sketch and a beautiful card! I love this look - can't wait to try it.

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  28. Wow! This sis sooo Gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Hugs
    Shannon

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