Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry Mojo

Hi friends!  Another weekend flew by and it's time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch again!  This week's layout comes from Teresa Kline.  When I was making my card I was a little distracted by the huge 12 foot blow up Santa Claus my neighbors were blowing up across the street, so I wasn't very focused on sticking to the sketch.  The inspiration is there and that's all that counts, though!


The papers are from the gorgeous Rejoice Collection from Bo Bunny.  I thought the sketch was perfect for one of the paper doilies I've been hoarding and I decided to stamp directly onto the patterned paper with the sentiment from Merry & Bright.  To make it stand out a little bit more on the pattern, I embossed it in white, then outlined with a dark grey copic.  No worries if you get a little messy with the outlining, a colorless Copic blender will remove any stray grey marks from the embossed lettering.  The kraft piece is stamped with the snowflakes from Merry & Bright, although I added some crimping and distressing with white inks, so you can't really see too much of it.  A Pennant Trim die cut border (on sale for Verve's Stocking Stuffer Sale!)  is tucked behind the pretty May Arts ribbon bow and I finished off with a little bit of liquid pearls around the sentiment panel.


December seems to be moving at light speed!  The boys were amazed when they saw our tree lit up for the first time this weekend.  Their 9 month birthday was yesterday and it's so crazy how much they've grown just in the last month.  Little movers and shakers, they are!  They're starting to interact with each other quite a bit.  Here, they were showing each other their hands.

Anyhow, that's what's going on in my world... babies, babies and more than a little bit of LAUNDRY!  {grin}  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you find a little time to get creative with this week's Mojo Monday sketch!


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Merry & Bright (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Rejoice (BoBunny), Crumb Cake, Espresso (SU!), cream
Ink: Versamark, Jasmine White (Mix'd Media Inx), Copic markers, white gelato (Faber-Castell)
Accessories: Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), paper corrugator (Fiskars), liquid pearls (Ranger), Shine Spray (Studio Calico), ribbon (May Arts), paper doily (Freckled Fawn), paper distresser (Tonic)


20 comments:

Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous Julee, but really your little guys...oh my goodness. They are so adorable!! Love the silent night onesie!! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Julee, your card is beautiful! That bow is amazing!

The boys are DARLING! Love seeing their facial expressions at this age. So fun that you can capture them!!!

scrappingnana said...

What a great photo of the boys. They are so cute ang growing. Love the saying on the red shirt. :)
Your card is pretty. Love the big bow.

Christyne Kane said...

I love that grey copic outline around that embossing, fabulous!! Those boys are just too CUTE as well, what a great pic!!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for the tip about outlining with a Copic and cleaning up with the blender. Your boys are sure cute in their knit caps!

Maureen said...

oh, my! What delightful pictures today! That ribbon is DA BOMB! So luscious it's crazy! I had to laugh at the boys' t-shirts...Silent Night indeed! LOL Are those the Santa Hats you told me about? It doesn't' get any cuter than those!

Chris said...

How sweet are those little babes. I just want to pinch those cheeks. Goodness, it seems like it was only yesterday they were born.
and of course thanks for the challenge and the DT has done a great job as usual.
And also a big thanks for sponsoring the Hope You Can Cling To challenges. I was lucky enough to receive one of those generous prizes.

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh my...you captured such a priceless photo of the boys' sweet expressions! I'm thinking you'll have quite a scrapbooking task ahead of you with all these great pics - lol! LOVE your card...especially the way you embossed and defined the sentiment! Bold and beautiful! BTW...I am so NOT a fan of the inflatable giants people are putting up though I imagine kids love seeing them. :-)

Vickie Z said...

Love the card!! Doily and bow are fabulous and frame the sentiment wonderfully!! OMW....those boys are just adorable and fab pic!!

Joanne Basile said...

Julee, that card is SPECTACULAR. I'm in love.....

Janelle said...

Just adore your card today! Lots of yummy distressing all over. The boys are just adorable and you're capturing their personality so well on "film". Hope you have a wonderful week.

Marisa said...

Love that big bow - happy sigh.... :) Wonderful numbered paper in the BG too. Great pic of the boys! I loved it when my kids got to nine months and older. Soooo much of their character comes out and you can see the wheels turning as they discover the world around them - and in this case each other :) My daughter used to look at her hand for ages - opening and closing it, moving it towards and away from her. Precious, precious times!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Julee! Love the mix of patterns and the lovely bow!

The boys are darling! Love their sweet outfits (and expressions, too)!

Cathy Parlitsis said...

GORGEOUS card - as always, Julee! I always know when a card is yours! Your babies are sooo adorable! How do you get anything done?!

Thanks too for your kind comments on my blog.
xoxoxox

Cathy Parlitsis said...

GORGEOUS card - as always, Julee! I always know when a card is yours! Your babies are sooo adorable! How do you get anything done?!

Thanks too for your kind comments on my blog.
xoxoxox

Nancy said...

Julee your card is gorgeous and your kids are adorable! Thanks for inspiring us and sharing your little life's blessings with us!

Teresa Kline said...

you card is adorable, I have always adored that ribbon....the boys, oh my...how sweeeeet are they?....what a precious blessing they are....cuuuute!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! Love your bow and the liquid pearls. Enjoy them - they grow too fast! My 16 was so sassy I spent time crying tonight since it is not a phase that I enjoy so cuddle them as long as you can!!!

Mynnette said...

This is ridiculously amazing! LOVE that bow--fabulous ribbon! The pennants, paper, and pearls are amazing together! LOVE this! :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love your shabby vintage Christmas card. It looks like a gift in itself.

The boys are darling. I can't wait for grandchildren to share the holidays with.