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Mojo Monday Week #18 (on Tuesday)

Happy 2008, everyone! I hope your year is filled with success, happiness, health, personal growth and all of life's greatest comforts. :)

I had a very busy day yesterday with no time to hop on and post a new sketch for y'all. This week's sketch is a very simple one, but it's also really versatile. It would be great for turning an ATC into a full card or just for using some of those larger rectangle images and dies. This week is just a regular sketch. To be included in the slide show, just leave a comment with a link to your card by Sunday, January 6. If you upload your card to SCS, please use keyword Mojo18, so we can see all the cards together. Be sure to check out the slide show all of last week's mojolicious submissions at the end of this post.

This card is a terribly late one for Charmaine and baby Isaac. I actually made another card for her a few weeks back and for the life of me can't find it. I know I didn't mail it, so I have no idea where it could have run off to. I started by cutting and embossing a large rectangle (the largest in the Classic Small Rectangle set) and a coordinating Taken With Teal mat (the larges in the small Scallop Rectangle set) using my Nestabilities dies. I like to cut and emboss first and then stamp, because I've had the ink smear too many times doing it the other way. I then stamped Baby Carriage from The Cat's Pajamas and a sentiment from the Hero Arts Happy Messages set in Versafine Onyx Black. I colored the carriage with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then outlined everything with a Grey tombow marker and added a little shimmer with a clear Spica glitter pen. I then punched a double hole punch in the top left corner and threaded ribbon around and through the holes for a flat bow.

For the side strip, I used the SU! Typeset Alpha Lower with my Stamp-a-majig to line up the letters. I matted on a strip of Taken with Teal and added some Epoxy star pebble brads from Making Memories to the top and bottom. To finish off I stamped the tiny star from the Starlight Starbright Remixed set in Certainly Celery by each of the letters. The patterned paper is from Chatterbox and is matted on a very thin layer of Basic Black and glued to a Taken with Teal card base. I wish I had stamped a little oval to ground the baby carriage so it's not ominously floating out there in all that white space. But if I take it back upstairs to "fix" it, it will most likely never get mailed, so this one's just going to be a carriage floating down from heaven. :)

Okay, I'll be back tomorrow for my one year Blogoversary post with a sneak peek and giveaway of one of the Verve Visual sets that will be releasing on January 10! Woohoo! And check out the Verve Blog for daily posts and fabulous sneak peeks from the talented Verve Visual design team!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Baby Carriage (The Cat's Pajamas), Happy Messages (Hero Arts), Typeset Alpha Lower (SU!), Starlight Starbright Remixed (Verve Visual)
Paper: Taken with Teal, Basic Black (SU!), Chatterbox DP
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Certainly Celery (SU!), Prismacolor pencils & gamsol, clear Spica glitter pen
Accessories: Rectangle dies (Nestabilities), Star brads (Making Memories), ribbon from Michael's, Stardust Stickles

Mojo Monday Week #17 Entries:

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Libby Hickson said...

Ooh I like this sketch! Hope to be back soon with a creation! And your card for Charmaine is adorable!! Love the slideshow too - wow there were some beauties last week!

mudmaven said...

I'm so excited - this is my first submission on a challenge - ever! Here's my card: http://mudmaven.blogspot.com/2008/01/starting-year-off-right.html

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!!!
I finally got to play with one of your sketches again. It has been way to long.

Hugs and smiles

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH my goodness, this card is ADORABLE, Julee! I hope it wasn't a surprise! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thank you! :)

Maren said...

What a fun sketch! I haven't been able to play for awhile & it looks like I missed some good ones!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rose Ann said...

I love your card for Charmaine! Such pretty colors and wonderful design!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year everyone :-)

Thanks Julee for another great sketch!

Here's my entry for this week: Sketch 18

Anonymous said...

*oops*..sorry I did something wrong :-(
Here is the right link (well, I hope so ;-) ):
Sketch 18

LizzyWizzy said...

Here is my entry.
Hope its ok that I changed the sketch slightly - else I'll try to follow it better next time :-)
Sorry for using the same stamp - next time Ill use another, promise!
(Though I do love this one)

Shannan Teubner said...

What a great sketch and a fabulous card! Charmaine will love it!

Paula said...

Julee, here is my mojo 18.

Linda Nicholson said...

Happy New Year! Great sketch Julee! I just got some Dew Drops that this will be perfect for. Now off to go and play with your sketch.....

There were a lot of beautiful cards made with last weeks sketch challenge. You really have your share of 'sketch challenge' fans, that's for sure!


laurie serino said...

Another awesome sketch, thanks so much for these every week ! http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Here's my Super Grover Mojo:


Linda Nicholson said...

Hi Julee! Here's my card for your Mojo Monday challenge. Thanks for the great sketch!



Chriss said...

Thanks for another great sketch Julee! They are always so much fun to create by. Here is mine

SueB said...

Julee, I've a stack of sketches to catch up on ... here's one, turned on it's side.


later, alligator!
- SueB