Monday, March 18, 2013

Mojo Smiles

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time to start off another week with a new Mojo Monday sketch!  This week is another one that came from my sleep deprived brain.  I think I drew it on a napkin at the breakfast nook while the boys were trying to climb my legs.  (Yes, I now think I know what it feels like to be a McDonald's playland!)  {grin}

Anyhow, the sketch has a lot of layers and I hadn't made a card with lots of embellishments in a while, so I decided to just pile it on and make a girly girl card.  The papers are from the On Trend collection by Crate paper and the stamps are the new So Fluttery set and Smile PJ from Verve.

The butterfly from So Fluttery is stamped on the patterned paper and also embossed on vellum.  I cut the patterned paper butterfly with the Flutterby Die and hand trimmed the vellum piece to pop it up over the paper for a soft fluttery look.  It's accented with a coat of stardust stickles and some small pink pearls.  Other than that just lots of espresso mating, some seam binding from the Signature Ribbon Collection and liquid pearls and paper flowers to finish things off.

How was your St. Patty's Day?  We enjoyed a fun brunch out with friends at the local Irish tavern.  It was a wee bit different this year, since our friends also had their first little one this past year.  Our three babies were the talk of the restaurant and everyone had to come over and check them out!  We skedaddled before the bagpipers arrived because none of us wanted to see all three of them meltdown at the noise, but it was a great time had by all.

I hope you have a fabulous start to your week.  Be sure to check out the Verve Blog for the next installment in our Diva Dare challenge and if you haven't already... check out the Easter Sale at Verve.  Lots of goodies 20% off!




Enabler's List
Stamps: So Fluttery, Smile PJ (Verve Stamps)
Paper: On Trend (Crate Paper), Early Espresso, Blushing Bride (SU!), cream, vellum
Ink: Truffle (Mix'd Media Inx), Blushing Bride (SU!)
Accessories:  Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve Stamps), Classic & Scallop Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), pearls, liquid pearls, paper flowers, brads, embossing folder (Sizzix)

18 comments:

  1. Your cards are always beautiful, Julee - but this one is truly spectacular!

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  2. WOW- your card is gorgeous. Love your paper and those liquid pearls that you can do so perfectly!

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  3. what a gorgeous mix of papers and elements...I love the shine on this! What a cool way for the boys to celebrate the first of many St. Patrick's Day! It almost was their birthday celebration!

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  4. This is fabulous, Julee!! Love themix of papers and all those liquid pearls are fabulous. Gorgeous creation!!

    So happy you got out to celebrate and I can see how the young ones would be the highlight of the pub :)

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  5. Gorgeous, Julee! Love all the sweet embellishments!

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  6. Wow!

    I keep looking at your creation and keep trying to come up with another word but all that comes out "verbally even" is WOW!

    What gorgeous work you have here! Truly impressed with your talent!

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  7. What a gorgeous creation. Love all the layers and the pretty colors.

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  8. What a stunner... Love everything about it.

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  9. What a gorgeous card and such a beautiful way to highlight that fun sentiment! Glad you had a fun St. Patty's Day! After church, I headed to work. We had and are still having such crappy cold and rainy (mixed with snow) weather, so it was a chore to even head to the grocery store today!

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  10. Love how girly this is with all those added flowers! Beautiful!!

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  11. This card has so much to look at--it's beautiful! The sentiment makes for a stunning centerpiece, especially accented by the pretty vellum butterfly and all those liquid pearls. I would NEVER be able to apply that many Liq Pearls without a major disaster! I'm seriously impressed. ;)

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  12. Love this! My sister used to call herself Mount Mommy when her boys were little because of all the climbing they did on her.

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  13. Your card is gorgeous! I love the papers you used! Hugs! xx

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  14. So sweet! I love the colors and mix of patterns.

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  15. Fabulous mix of papers and colors! Great design TFS!

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