Monday, January 30, 2012

Lucky YOU & a WINNER

Hi friends!  Welcome to another week... and that means it's time for another Mojo Monday sketch.  This week is a round or square sketch option, and I hope you'll play along.


When I made this card I was thinking about Moe, who was born on St Patty's Day and is just a wee bit CRAZY for shamrocks!  I stamped the shamrock background in Garden Green, using three sizes of the shamrocks from Lucky You, then colored with Pear Pizazz markers.  The largest shamrock is cut with the Shamrock Die Set, then I hand cut a black border for it to make it pop.  Each scallop on the large scallop card base is accented with a green frosted pearl from Pizzazz Aplenty.  A little gingham ribbon and some hand drawn dotted borders finish things off.

Okay, there's something else lucky about this post... it's time for the winner's announcement from the Purge Hop!!!  The lucky commenter and recipient of my box of loot is....

 
who said...  Amazing card. You always inspire me!

Baby registry is overwhelming, I know. If you plan to nurse, make sure to register for a good pump - that is something that is generally overlooked! I used one by the First Years and it worked out really well. Also, people tend to buy whatever clothes they wan and ignore the registry, so don't even bother with clothes!!! But do put a high chair, stroller, car seat/carrier and diaper bag on there. Good luck!!!

Congrats Chrissie!  I'll be emailing you to get your shipping address.  And thanks everyone for the fabulous advice about what to register for.  Armed with your great suggestions, I survived registering at Babies R Us, Target and Amazon, but I must say the amount of stuff that babies need is just crazy!

Okay, that's all from me today.  Be sure to check out the Mojo Monday Blog to see the design team's  fabulous inspirations using this week's sketch!  Have a groovy start to your week!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Lucky You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Enchanted Collection (BoBunny), Black, White
Ink: Black, Garden Green, Pear Pizazz (SU!)
Accessories:  Shamrock Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Grand Big Scallop Circles, Grand Circles, Classic Circles (Nestabilities by Spellbinder), Frosted pearls and 2mm flatback rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), gingham ribbon (May Arts)

16 comments:

  1. Oh how fabulous! Love all the green rhinestones~ Can't wait for my order to arrive and play with the new goodies!

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  2. Cute! Moe will love all those shamrocks!! : )

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  3. Gorgeous. I love the St. Patty's paper.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  4. Oh, Moe likey!! A lot!! Thanks, Julee :) I just love this set and the different sizes of shamrocks are perfect for making backgrounds like this :) You've made your St. Patty's Diva very happy :D And don't think I didn't notice all that fabulous green bling!! LOVE! Yes, babies do need a lot of things!! Good thing you have that big new house!

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  5. Moe is going to be very happy with this one - I see she already commented and is :) Love it! I love polka dots and the black and white and green is such a great colour combo. Lovely touch with the piercing of the scallops and green bling. Can't wait to play along.

    As for the baby thing, the older they get the less you need to lug around for them. Once the highchair/booster seats, playpens, stroller etc. go much easier to pack a van!

    Mother nature kicks in big time too - promise!!! I had never changed a diaper until I had my first child as I never babysat and didn't like little babies (one year and up was my comfort zone). The nurses in the hospital were giggling at me because with my first diaper change I managed to put the diaper on my daughter backwards LOL (though they were quite impressed that I managed to do as effectively as I did). I was amazed at how one's maternal instinct kicks in and what you "know" how to do. (((hugs)))

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  6. Super stinkin cute! Great card Julee! I love the bright green shamrocks.

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  7. Oh my gosh I am so in love with this!!! I am loving that stamp set. Awesome sketch, once again. Thanks for the inpiration!

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  8. Love the paper and what a fun card. I really like how you put the gems all around the card. Great sketch!

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  9. Hi Julee! This is just pure adorable! Love this happy green card you created. Not only did you make Moe happy with this one, another Irish gal's heart is going pitter patter too. lol! The pretty round shape, design, and pop of green is gorgeous. This is my favorite card you have ever created!!

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  10. Love your card with today's mojo sketch! Those shamrocks are just so fun! I'm so glad that you were helped by all the advice. Sometimes volumes of advice can be confusing. I hope you listen to your heart (and a trusted friend or two who know you well!)

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  11. The green bling adds a nice touch to an already elegant St. Patricks Day card. I've never seen one like this. Very nice!

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  12. Ver nice ... like the idea of tying the challenge to an upcoming holiday!

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  13. Oh I am sure Moe will adore it too! Very cute.

    Congrats to winner.

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  14. Fabulous card for Moe, love the shamrocks and the green gems.

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  15. Such a wonderful card! Lovely color combination too!

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