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Hi friends!  Today is a very special day for me.  It marks the 300th Mojo Monday sketch!  I can't believe the journey this weekly sketch has taken me on the past almost 6 years.  I started the challenge back in September of 2007 to try to force myself into a routine of blogging regularly.  I work better under deadlines, and well, I guess it worked!  {grin}  I still remember thinking to myself that no one would want to play along. Boy, was I wrong!

Anyhow, planning a big celebration for this week has been so much fun for me.  After the birth of the twins I've felt somewhat inconsequential in the blogging/stamping world.  I don't have the time I used to devote to stamping and blogging and I've felt out of touch.  To hear stories from the generous sponsors of how the Mojo Monday challenge has impacted them has left me with a great big smooshy heart, feeling like yes... I have somehow found a way to make a small difference in the world with the talents that God has blessed me with. {big cheesy grin}

So there are prizes galore to be won using this week's sketch!!!  23 fabulous companies, sponsoring 30 prizes.  Plus there are some special discounts you won't want to miss, so check out all the details over on today's Mojo Monday 300 Celebration blog post.


When I sat down to make my card, I had some scraps sitting on my desk... a little crisp cantaloupe, a little coastal cabana, some black and some Antique Aged Papers.  And there were still some paints on my desk, so I decided to go with a shabby, mixed-media vibe for the card.

The aged paper pieces are swiped with a bit of tan paint, then I added some sponged accents with Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo distress inks.  The circle with the birdie from Making a Statement is coastal cabana, which I stamped with one of the backgrounds from Making a Statement and then finger painted a bit more of the tan paint on.   The cantaloupe layer is stamped with the two sizes of flower and then lightly with the graph stamp for a bit of texture.  I did the same thing with the graph stamp on the leaves and flowers cut with the coordinating Loopy Blooms Die Set and then added some glitter and vintage photo sponging.  The little flag the birdie is sitting on is cut with theFlag It Die Set and I just ruffled it a bit.  I added a Flourished Trim die cut down one side, then finished off with a bow, rhinestone flourishes and some glass glitter.

Hope you can play along! Be sure to check out the Mojo Monday Blog for all the prize and sponsor info and even some special discounts!  Verve is celebrating in style with a special gift code good through July 7.  Enter gift code 300MOJO at checkout for 20% off your purchase!



Enabler's List
Stamps:  Making a Statement (Verve Stamps)
Paper: crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, basic black (SU!), cream (neenah), Antique Aged Papers (Bazzill)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black (SU!), Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Tan paint (Claudine Hellmuth Studio)
Accessories:  Loopy Blooms Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Flourished Trim Die (A Cut above by VERVE), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), black onyx liquid pearls (Ranger), glass glitter, embossing folder (SU!), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper distresser, black rhinestone flourishes.

31 comments

  1. Gorgeous Julee! Congrats again, you are a rockstar!

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  2. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a great milestone, Julee! Here's to another 300 sketches!! Your card is gorgeous as always. I love the dark colors and the touch of sparkle!

    Tricia


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  4. Wow, this is STUNNING. It is so gorgeous that I've pinned it for future enjoyment and inspiration! Congrats on hitting the big 300 and wishing you many more years of sketchy fun!

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  5. This is gorgeous. Love all the texture and elements.
    Congrats on the 300th Mojo Monday.

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  6. Congrats on 300 Mojos! I'm impressed you find time to do all that you do with twins. I've really enjoyed the sketches when I've been able to play along.

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  7. just gorgeous, Julee! I love all the layers, colours and finishing touches :) What a great milestone! And to say you have made a small difference is a great understatement! You are such a big blessing to so many, starting with me :) Happy 300th! ox

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  8. YOUR card is gorgeous!!! congrats on 300 sketches (LOVE THEM!!!) and look forward to the next 3oo!!! Thanks for always providing inspiration :)

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  9. This card is gorgeous. One of my all-time Julee Tillman favorites!! And I love the sketch. I'll be using it for inspiration over and over again. Congratulations on the #300 milestone.

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  10. Love todays card, lots of great color and contrast.

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  11. I love your projects Julee! It's funny, I never think to crumple my banners - I'll have to try that next. Thanks for all the awesome inspiration - your challenges and projects rock! :)

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  12. Congratulations and thanks, Julee!! I started paper crafting in early 2007 and your weekly blog has really given me so much inspiration and has been so fun to play along with these past 6 years. You are indeed a Rockstar in the paper crafting world!!

    Beautiful card by the way, a wonderful color combination!

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  13. Oh, how pretty Julee. Love the layers and the sketch itself. The layered flower is gorgeous.

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  14. Classic Julee gorgeousness here! Love how you use black as your accent colour and that BG embossing folder is so yummy. A HUGE congratulations a huge cyber ((hug)) (via Mark LOL) to you on celebrating 300 sketches! They have been a mainstay of mine for years and I will never forget my Mojo Monday win as it meant so much to me :) Here's to 300 more - hint, hint, wink, wink :)

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  15. Stunning creation. Love the vintage feel, gorgeous colors, texture and, of course, your fabulous sketch. Congratulations on 300 Mojo's... Wishing you the very best!

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  16. love the distressing and black outlining on everything Julee! Congrats on the 300th sketch!

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  17. A stunning creation with so many wonderful elements and textures! Congrats again on this amazing milestone! Your stamps are my most often used in my collection and I've always looked forward to Mondays because I always knew there would be a fabulous sketch to play with! :-). Looking forward to the next 300 sketches!

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  18. Very Pretty card! All the texture and the snappy polka-dot bow really make it.

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  19. Beautiful card Julee! Congratulations on 300 sketches! That is so amazing. I can hardly believe that you thought that no one would want to play along. I think you are a driving force in the industry :)

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  20. GORGEOUS!! Love your card. TFS.
    Congrats on the Mojo 300!!!
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow! Amazing milestone - so glad you are still at it. And this is one beauty of a card - the texture is incredible!

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  22. Julee, this is gorgeous: the colors are fabulous, the texture is eye enticing and the sketch is beautiful.

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  23. Congrats Julee!! Stunning card...colors are fabulous along with all your special touches/texture!!

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  24. Chock full of shabby grub gorgeousness! Absolutely stunning, Julee. Thank you so much for stopping by.
    xxx Asha

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  25. Gorgeous card! Julee I always love your sketches and they have provided me countless inspiration! Thanks for the Mojo fun!

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  26. Even with all the challenge blogs out there now, Mojo is still the BEST! Consistently awesome sketches and fabulous inspiration :o) Thanks, Julee!

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  27. Pretty card. Beautiful color combo. Congrats on 300!!!

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  28. Drop dead beautiful! This is an awesome card. Such an inspiration for all of us. Thanks for sharing.

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