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Mojo Monday Week #17

Hey, peeps! Thanks for all your kind comments on DH's post. Isn't he the sweetest? I already had a Mojo Sketch drawn up for y'all (though I still haven't found time to make a sample with it). And since Karrie thinks she might not have any sketches to do during her vacation, I thought I'd pop on with another Mojo Monday sketch. So if you've got time, be sure and link me up in the comments so I can take a look at your gorgeous creation. If you upload to SCS, use keyword MOJO17.

Since I don't have a sample card, I'll show you this ornament I whipped up for Mark's grandma the other day. She loves birds, so I knew I wanted to make a bird ornament. I really wanted to make one of those acrylic block ornaments I've been seeing on everyone's blogs, but I didn't have the materials needed and had no time to go shopping. So I pulled open my good old drawer full of "alterables" and found an old pack of microscope slides that I thought would work. So I cut a white chipboard coaster down to the size of the slides and stamped on both sides with the Autumn Leaves bird stamp and swirls and then added the Joy sentiment from Verve Visual's Wonderful Wishes Remixed. Next I colored the image with Spica glitter pens, used a crop-a-dile to punch a hole in each piece and then sandwiched the coaster between two microscope slides. Next I ran 1/4" Terrrifically Tacky Tape (1/8" would have been better, but I couldn't find my roll of the thin stuff!) around all four edges to hold the pieces together. I then placed some clear beads from my jewelry making stash all around the edges. To secure it and to cover any parts of the tacky tape that were still tacky, I dipped the edges in Irridescent Ice and heat embossed. To finish I just added a May Arts ribbon through the punched holes and voila!

I've been busy, busy, busy the past week. My brother is in from out of town and we've had either a holiday party or family function to either attend or prepare for just about every second of every day since Thursday. And being that special mix of overcommitter and procrastinator that I am, I still have at least 10 homemade gifts to make by 5:30pm tonight for our Christmas Eve celebration with my family. So this girl better get on up to her studio and start stamping! :)

Oh, and if you want some Verve candy, be sure and check out...
Kim's blog
Jen's blog
Shannan's blog

And here's the slide show with last week's mojolicious entries.

NOTE: If you get a message that says no photos found, please hit the refresh button on your browser or the F5 function key on your keyboard, and hopefully it will reload with the pictures!


Dottie K. said...

Happy Holidays! :)

Libby Hickson said...

Hi Julee! I hope you're enjoying your holidays, and your time away - I certainly understand the need to take a break, and I don't do a fraction of what you do!! Well, I actually made time to stamp today, and tried your challenge (sort of!) - thanks for posting it, I love the sketch and may try it again later with an image that fits better. :-)
Libby's Card

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Another great sketch, Julee! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

YEAH, I just peeked in to see if there happen to be a new post and LO AND BEHOLD there is!!!

Gotta go back and check out that sketch again....maybe I can squeeze in some stampin time w/ DH home to entertain the munchkins!!


Bethany Paull said...

Your ornament turned out beautifully! Hope you're enjoying your blogging break. Say hi to "Mr. Shadowcatcher" for me. HaHa. That was too funny.

Erica Payne said...

I've got a card for you to check out for Mojo Monday. Hope you're enjoying your "down" time.

StampOwl said...

Love this sketch ... here is my card:

Linda Nicholson said...

Hi Julee! Great sketch as always! I hope that you're enjoying your holidays with your hubby and critters!

Here's my contribution to your sketch challenge. I really had a lot of fun with this one!



laurie serino said...

Thanks for another awesome sketch ! How do you do it !? Here is my card,

Amy Sheffer said...

Great sketch, Julee! Here's mine:


Love that ornament, too. Wish I could just "whip up" things like that!

Samm said...

Fabby sketch! lovely!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Here's mine:

by Samm: Poetic Artistry and yummy rub ons!


Joan Ervin said...

Thanks for another great sketch, Julee! Hope you had a great Christmas and enjoy the New Year!! Here is my Mojo17 card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/753820?cat=500&ppuser=28771

JanTink said...

Here's mine...loved this sketch!


Allison Rankin said...

Here's mine...I kept screwing it up so it took a while! Thanks!


Angel said...

I've been dying to try one of your Mojo Monday sketches so yesterday I did!
Happy New Year!

Debby said...

I am a touch late but wanted to share my card that I made with the sketch.

LizzyWizzy said...

While I was making the card with this sketch, you put up the next one...oops!
Still wanted to show this one though :-)

I'll try the new sketch this week!

Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

Hi Julee! I'm new to your blog ~ got here through StampOwl's Studio and decide to stay a while. I just got my first stamps from The Cat's Pajamas and they are very yummy. Anyway, here's my card using your sketch challenge. Hope you like it!