Monday, August 1, 2011

Life is Beautiful

Hi friends!  It's Monday morning and that means it's time for another Mojo Monday sketch!  This week is a contest week and that means there are PRIZES up for grabs!  Play along for your chance to win some new Verve!

My card for Mojo 202 uses the classic Verve set, Fairy Tales as well as the Floral Circles Die Set and Elegant Leaves die.  I had a blast girlifying this card!  {grin}

I don't have too much to talk about today.  Mark and I had our 10 week weigh in yesterday and Team Tilman is now down a combined total of 51 pounds!  Hooray!  The other day my sister told me my legs were getting skinny and I totally grinned.  I haven't heard the word skinny in relation to any of my body parts for many years.  We're feeling great, shaping up, but still needing to work on reducing the amount of stress in our lives.  It's kind of a tough thing to do when you run your own business, but I'm trying to remember to not sweat the small stuff.  Today has enough worry... tomorrow will take care of itself.... true story!  {grin}

Be sure to check out the fantastic samples from the Mojo Monday team, then carve out a little time to play along this week!



Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Fairy Tales (Verve) 
Paper: Splendid (Authentique), Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink: Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick (Ranger Distress), Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories: Floral Circles Die Set and Elegant Leaves die (A Cut Above by Verve), Petite Pennants Builder punch, Square Lattice textured impressions folder and pool party ruffled ribbon (SU!), bling (prima), liquid pearls (Ranger), Long Scallop Rectangles (Spellbinders), Sparklers (Webster's Pages),

20 comments:

Joan V said...

This is so beautiful.

Crestajune said...

Fantastic card (as always!). Love the girliness of it! I am trying to figure out how to reduce my stress just now, apparently it causes a lot of health problems! =) I am going to use your lovely sketch today to carve out a little stress-free time! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a fabulous day, Julee!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful card!!!

Ravengirl said...

Love your beautiful card! It is quite girlified! I wish I had the courage and get back on the bandwagon where healthful eating and exercise is concerned. I know it is the right thing to do and I know that I love it when I am doing it...it's just so hard to start!

Jessica said...

Wowsers Julee this is gorgeous! Congrats on your weight loss it is so difficult! Every pound should be celebrated!

Luanne said...

Horray for you guys! Your weight loss is an inspiration for me! This is an interesting sketch this week, I've already got my thinking cap on (when I should be working, lol). Your card is lovely!! Love the triangles, they'll be fun to work with. Thanks!

Magirk said...

Ack!!! Those colors make me want to just eat up that card whole! ;-D Fabulously beautiful colors - love it!

Congrats on the weight loss, and best wishes as you continue on in your goals. I hope you are able to find the balance in all things. ;-)

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and papers. The sketch is awesome. I'm off to work on it.
Congrats on the weight loss. You are right, "don't sweat the small stuff."

Lorel-Lye said...

Love this card, the color combo is so stunning.

Congrats on the weight loss! This too is an inspration to those of us who are struggling with the same.

Thx for sharing both.

Nicole said...

Beautiful card. I love those touches of blue. And the flower turned out awesome! Congrats on the weigh-in. So need to follow your lead...

Heidi said...

Julee- this is a beautiful sketch- I can't wait to try it out. Your girlified card is awesome, love the colors.

I am sorry to hear about all the stress, especially in a business that could /is so enjoyable. Wishing you lots of luck.

Oh and congrats on your weigh in, you have got to be so proud of yourself! Good job.

Heidi

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Julee! Love the colors and fabulous texture!

Yea for Team Tilman! I wish you luck in reducing your stress.. :)

maryr917 said...

beautiful card julee-a big congrats t oyou & mark on your weight loss

Michele said...

WoW! That is beautiful.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

SO gorgeous, Julee, and a big happy congrats to Team Tilman!!! As a Tillman, I'm kinda partial to that particular team... :)

Marisa said...

After two weeks of vacation it is nice to be back in cyber world catching up. Love the card and hope to have time to play with the sketch.

Well done Team Tilman!!! Keep up the good work. Always SO rewarding to see the hard work paying off :) Keep up it up and enjoy shopping for new clothes :)

Trusting you can find a good balance with the stress issue. My dad was self employed all his life and hubby owns his own business so I have lived and continue to live in that zone myself. My catch phrases: 1) What is the worse that will happen if I don't do/do something 2) How do you eat at elephant? One bite at a time 3) Make sure you take some time for yourself (as you are doing with your mixed media fun :) 4) Be thankful for the little things and as you said, don't sweat the smalls tuff 5) Be proud of your accomplishments and celebrate them! You've done an amazing job with Verve and I am totally proud of you as I know what it takes to step out on your own and make it work. Hugest of (((hugs))) to you and Mark :)

Lisa said...

Wow...this is gorgeous! I love the colors and all of the pretty bling!!!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, wow, just beautiful, Julee! I love the colors and ink sponged on the edges!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh what a fabulous sketch! Your card is wonderful!!! I need to play catch up while being away this week. Can't believe I haven't stamped in 6 days! Hope I remember how...haha!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a beautiful card. I love the pink and brown combo. Beautiful flowers and placement of the ribbons. Congratulations on the 51 pounds down. Keep up the great work.