Monday, September 2, 2013

Scrappy Mojo

Hi there friends!  It's the first Monday of a new month and that means it's time for a Mojo Monday contest! Play along with this week's sketch for a chance to win a set of choice from Verve Stamps.  We'll have up to 7 winners, so I hope you can squeeze a little time in to play!


When I don't have any ideas for a new sketch, I usually just pull out my bin of scrap paper and start layering things together until I see something I like.  That's how this sketch came together... everything but the mats and stamped pieces from my scrap pile.  The colors made me think nautical, so I pulled out Strong Anchor and stamped the rope frame in Crumb Cake and the sentiment in Midnight Muse.  Next I stamped the anchor and cut with the coordinating Nautical Die Set.  I wrapped the twine around the horizontal banner, then attached my anchor die cut.  The wave in the background is a TCP die and I accented it with some frosty lace stickles.   Then it was simply a matter of distressing some edges and I was done.

There are still some used stamps and dies listed on my personal For Sale page.  I added some stamps from The Cat's Pajamas as well as more Spellbinders dies and some of my cards (including the one featured today) to the listings over the weekend.

And if you haven't heard, Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary sale has been extended through September 4 to give me some time to hang with my family over this Labor Day weekend.  We received a few of our out of stock items on Friday evening, so if you're waiting on something go have a look-see at our back in stock page.  That's all for now!  Hope you have a fabulous start to your week!  Thanks for stopping by!



Enabler's List
Stamps: Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: scraps, midnight muse (SU!), cream
Ink: midnight muse, crumb cake (SU!)
Accessories:  Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE). Wave CutUps (TCP), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

11 comments:

Amelia Clark said...

Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
Spellbinders

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Julee. Love the colors and great sketch.
Love your new blog header as well as the one on the Mojo Monday blog.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Julee!!! I LOVE the new banner!!!!
As always, your card is gorgeous! It's so Shabby Chic!
:-D

Marisa said...

Great distressing and colours. Just love the twine around the horizontal strip and anchor.

Sarah Gough said...

Oh I love this Julee!

Vickie Z said...

Looks fabulous!! All the colors and papers are perfect!! Love the twine on the anchor!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a clever use of the twine and anchor! Love this!

Stampin' Krystal said...

Love the card and the sketch. Thanks for all the inspiration. You are amazing!

Cheryl said...

Love the strong colors, and your distressing is fantastic!

Stewby said...

Great colours, textures and imagination, thanks Julee.
I have entered 2 cards myself and have to appologise as 1 is not linked to anything and the other is linked to I have no idea who. Not at all happy with the website it is linked to and don't know how to cancel it. So SORRY SORRY SORRY.
Think I'll just stick to making cards and staying off the net.
Thanks again for your creation
Jane
Entry no's 132 and 133

Rhonda said...

Love your card. REALLY Love it!!!