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Mojo Monday Week #21

Happy Monday everyone! Did last week seem to just fly right by for all of you? I've had my head buried trying to get some reports done (blech!) and so the week seemed to pass without any of the "me" time I promised to make sure I gave myself this year. Man, it's only January 21 and I've already lost track of most of my new year's resolutions. Anyone else need a reset? :)

How about a little inspiration to get your mojo kickstarted this week? Today's sketch is one that's been rattling around in my brain for a week or so now. Hope you like it! You know the drill... if you make a card using the following sketch, link me up in the comments of this post, so I can come check out your creation. If you've got your link to me by Sunday at 8 PM Mountain time (6 PM ET), I'll include it in the slide show next Monday. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword Mojo21, so we can see everyone's mojoliciousness all in one happy place.

Speaking of happy places, has everyone seen the newly released stamps from The Cat's Pajamas? If not, let your fingers do the clicking right now! They're guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I am truly smitten! Two brand new clear sets of Cowboys & Indians stamps and three Love themed sets, including some new swanky hearts and some of my favorite Valentine's images in photopolymer! Woohoo! I'm jumping for joy - just can't wait for Squaw Sprinkle and the rest of her tribe to hit my mailbox! In honor of these newly released stamps I made this week's mojo sample using TCP images.

I started by stamping Tink with Balloons in Smokey Gray Versafine ink on Classic Cream cardstock. I cut and embossed the square with my Classic Nestabilities dies and then pierced around the edges and added some color around the edges and on the balloons with a blender pen and Soft Sky and Certainly Celery ink pads. The hearts are punched out with the EK Success Whale of a Punch Folk Heart punch and are randomly stamped with the Medium Heart Circle (which is now available in the Loving Mew Clearly Swanky set). I also stamped the same heart circle on Certainly Celery and punched out with a 1" circle punch. Everything is matted with Basic Gray card stock.

The background is embossed with the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder and then I took my Soft Sky pad directly to the paper and rubbed in circles to accent the embossing. The ribbon is from May Arts and I finished off with some fern rhinestones and Stardust Stickles accents. I just think Tink with Balloons is adorable. I really don't like small dogs in real life (sorry all you dog lovers), but this little stamp just pulls at my heartstrings! Love it!

Linda asked last week if there was an easy way to print out past Mojo Sketches. Well, ask and you shall receive, Linda! :) I've compiled all the sketches I've posted here on my blog (Mojo #1-20 plus a few pre-mojo sketches) into a pdf file and you can download it by clicking the Mojo Sketchbook link on the sidebar. I've also added a Mojo Monday logo to the sidebar, which will always link to the most current sketch post. There is a slideshow link to view all of the sketches in a slideshow format. If you'd just like to print an individual sketch, you can find it in the slide show and then click the link to view the photo page. Then just right click the photo and choose print picture. I also added a sidebar link to all past Mojo Monday sketches if you want to read my ramblings! :) Even if the week has passed, if you do a sketch, link me up, so I can check out your work! I love seeing what everyone creates.

Okay, that's it for today, peeps. Be sure to check out the slide show below for the many fabulous mojo submissions from Mojo Sketch #20! And the Verve Design Team will be posting new projects all week at the Verve Blog, so be sure to pop in and ooh and ahhh over their fabulous creations! :)

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!


Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Okay, how lame am I?? Last week I was so proud of myself because I got your Mojo challenge done the SAME day that you posted it....and forgot to link it up!!! I was watching the slideshow of all these beautful cards and thinkin'...um, I'm sure I did this one! DUH!! Anyway here it is: http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com/2008/01/i-heart-you.html
Okay, this week my challenge is to make the card AND link it up!! Baahahahahaaa! Thanks for the awesome challenges girl!

Kimberly said...

What a cute card. That image reminds me of our chihuahua!!! Great sketch too!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE your card, Julee! I have seen the new Cat's Pajama's sets and I'm trying REALLY hard to resist. . .they are too, too cute! I think we both know I'm going to break under the pressure. . .especially when you start posting all of your awesome creations! LOL

Alex said...

Awesome sketch Julee - I am going to do my first mojo monday card, yippee!! I love this! And, your card is just gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle B said...

Love the card, and the challenge. Thanks for great inspiration!


Shannan Teubner said...

A PDF? You're a genius!!
Love this week's sketch and the card is adorable! I am in love with the new TCP stamps...so cute!

Linda Nicholson said...

Oh Julee! I am bouncing up and down and practically feeling giddy because I finally have been able to print out your awesome sketches! You did so much more than I was expecting! Thank you!

Your card using this weeks sketch is just beautiful! I just love all the soft colors. As usual, everything is embellished so beautifully!


Jessie/knightrone said...

Here is my card for this weeks challenge. Thanks for another great sketch!!

Melissa said...

Here's mine!


Thanks for the inspiration Julee!

Anonymous said...

I so cute and fun! Here's mine:


Thanks, Bekah

Jackie said...

I had to try this sketch, I really do love your Mojo Mondays!


Dana said...

I lOVE this card Julee. Gorgeous colors, and an awesome LO.
Hey, I think Jan. 21st is the official day that people give up on their New Year's Resolutions, so you are right-on-schedule, girl!

Anonymous said...

I don't know who loves your slide shows more: me or my kids!!

Great card!! Great sketch!! Off to stamp (right after 3 loads of laundry, bf dishes, toys, etc etc, SIGH)


Maren said...

Another amazing sketch!! Love it!
Not really feeling the mojo today so I might have to try this sketch again later this week! Thanks!

Denise said...

I love your Mojo challenges! Here's mine:

Jamie Martin said...

Hi, this is my first Mojo challenge so I hope I'm giving you the info that you need. I uploaded it at SCS and here is the link,
Thanks for the great challenge!

Liz's Lovelies said...

Thanks Julee,another fun challenge.
I have my card on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I have made a card and uploaded it to SCS. I am not sure if you can see it though. Hopefully it worked. This is my first time uploading to SCS

Shannon said...

This is my first Mojo challenge too!! Thank-you for the great sketch, I will definately be doing more of these challenges ;)

Allison Rankin said...

Here's mine...love your TCP puppy!

Anonymous said...

What a cool sketch, Julee - and what an adorable card you created!
Here's mine:

I'm enjoying your sketch challenges - awesome sketches - keep up the good work!

Lisa said...

Here is my card for mojo21


Jan. 23 post


Jana Weaver said...

Hey Julee...another great sketch! LOVE your card!! Here's mine...

wanda box said...

Fun sketch this week here is a card TFS

Dana said...


Thanks for the fun Julee!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great sketch Julee! It took 2 tries for me to get a card I liked though, LOL. Here's the link:



laurie serino said...

Thanks for all you do, I know how hard it is to find time for blogging and keep it all in perspective ! I had fun with this one, authough my picture is crummy .

Risa said...

Hi Julee!

Your card is lovely!
I really love the sketch for mojo#21 and my view is posted on my blog.

Thank you

Janine said...

Here is my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/790270?cat=500&ppuser=132530. Thanks once again for the inspiration

inkedx2 said...

Love the sketch. I made this card using your sketch.



Anonymous said...

Your card is so cute! I really like this color combination. I took a stab at this sketch challenge using one of my new Verve Visual stamp sets. Here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/790824&cat=500&ppuser=97752

Anita said...

I'm getting this in by the skin of my teeth! At least I was able to get it done and sent off to you! I found some fun paper that I didn't even realize I had!


Anonymous said...

I love your card! That CB heart background is so pretty in blue! Here's my card for the sketch; thanks for looking!

Amy Sheffer said...

Hi Julee, I didn't get to play "on time," but I still enjoyed using your sketch:

And your sample. Wow, it is da BOMB! I love the way you did the background. It adds so much!

Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

Better late than never?!? Here's mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/846120?cat=500&ppuser=96479