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Oops! Guess I can't hold a coughing boy and choose the correct date for a scheduled post.  LOL  Blog hop post coming in the morning.

Everything Mojo

Hi friends! Monday has rolled around again and it's time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch.  This one was based on a card I made with the Lucky Day digi set.  I liked the flow of it, and thought it would be fun to give it another go.  I hope you'll play along.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I knew I wanted to use this Happy Everything sentiment from the Simply Amazing set and some papers from a pad I bought recently and haven't used very much.  These teal, pink and gold papers totally make my heart go pitter patter.  {grin}

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I cut the papers to the size I wanted, embossed the background with the swiss dots folder, then added a few gold mats and some Nuvo crystal drops to accent the flower.  Easy peasy and completely finished in under 30 minutes, which is the exact amount of time the boys were allowed to play Solitaire on the computer!

Mojo Monday 489 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Simply Amazing (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Tea Party (Craft Smith), shiny gold, white
Ink: Altenew
Accessories: stitched circles stax (MFT), flower (Prima), crystal stickles (Nuvo by Tonic), swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Time Out for Blue Skies

Hi friends! Today's card is something you don't see around here very often... clean and simple!  Verve is sponsoring Time Out Challenges this round, and I wanted to make a card for the challenge.  This round the challenge is to CASE a fabulous little card by Jenny Mullins (picture later in this post).  I had to think on it for a while since we all know CAS stamping is not my superpower {wink}.  After a little time trying to connect with my inner CAS girl, I suddenly remembered these sweet butterflies from Blue Skies and knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make!  And it came out just like I pictured it in my head. Bonus! {grin}

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I started by stamping the butterflies on white cardstock and coloring with Copic markers before fussy cutting them. I next stamped them on a white panel, just where I wanted them and sponged with a layer of tumbled glass distress ink.  Next I went over this with the dot fade stencil and broken china distress ink. I love how this bit of blue sky looks against all the white.  I popped the cut-out butterflies up over the stamped butterflies, then added the Blue Skies sentiment in the corner.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I wanted a little interest up top, like she has in the branch on the inspiration card.  So I pulled out the Partly Cloudy Die Set and cut a sun, coloring it with Copic markers, and then sponging with Scattered Straw before adhering it to the corner and trimming off the excess.  A thin black mat set things off and this card was done lickety split!

Card by Jenny Mullins
Here's the card being CASE'd. Isn't it just darling?  I think I managed to capture the feel of it, don't you? As I mentioned before, Verve is sponsoring this challenge round, so come play along for a chance to win some new Verve for youself!  For a little more inspiration, head on over to Time Out to check out the lovely creations by their design team.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black
Ink: onyx black (Versafine), scattered straw, tumbled glass, broken china (Ranger Distress), markers (Copic)
Accessories: Partly Cloudy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Dot Fade Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz)

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