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Mojo Monday Week #23 - Mojo Madness CONTEST

It's the first Monday in February, so that means it's time for another Mojo Madness Contest! Just make a SQUARE card using this sketch and leave a comment on this post with a link to your project by Sunday, February 11 at 8 PM Eastern. Once all the entries are in, I'll pick the TWO entries that I think are the mojo-est of them all. Those two winners will each receive they're choice of ANY Verve Visual set! Sound like fun? Well, let's get started! I fell in love with square cards all over again this weekend, so this week, it's hip to be square! My sample is 4.25 x 4.25", which is my favorite size because they fit in regular A2 card size envelopes. Feel free to make your card any size you want - as long as it's square! :) Oh, and if you upload your cards to SCS, please use keyword Mojo23 (no space between Mojo and 23) so we can all see them in one place.

My card uses one of the four new Verve Visual sets that will be releasing on the 10th. This one is called Serenity and is one of my favorite sets so far. I started by stamping the larger outline flower stamp in Versafine Vintage Sepia on Pearlized Cream. and coloring with Copic markers. Next I cut the rectangle out, because I only wanted the blossom part of the flowers to show. I should have stamped the sentiment before cutting the rectangle, because there wasn't quite as much room for the sentiment as I would have liked. Oh well - as my sister always tells me, if it's perfect, it's not homemade! The sentiment, "The JOY of the LORD is my STRENGTH" is stamped in Versafine Crimson Red, and then I lightly sponged the edges of the panel with Creamy Caramel and matted with Chocolate Chip card stock. All of the papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar collection. I was too lazy to go downstairs and find my horizontal slot punch, so I just used my Crop-a-dile to punch two holes and then used an exacto knife to connect them to make a slot for the taffeta ribbon to slide through on the vertical panel. The half circle is made with a 1" circle punch. To finish it off, I added a hint of Stardust Stickles to the flowers.

Well, there's lots going on at Verve this week. Tomorrow we reveal the four new Verve sets and they'll all be available for pre-order and will start shipping February 11! We've also got a sale going the whole month of February for 15% off stamps. Plus we added free shipping if your order subtotal is $40 or more! Be sure to check out the Verve Blog for some fabulous new projects by the Design Team.

Okay, that's all my ramblings for today! Be sure to checkout the slide show below with all the fabulous submissions for last week's sketch!

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!


Dana said...

Simply AWESOME Julee! The PP is perfect for the stamp, and I LOVE this LO. It looks so Springy and Eastery too.

Alli Miles said...

Julee, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the papers and the sentiment. I love your layout too. I have been so busy recently but one of my goals is to participate in your challenges so you know I will be playing this week *smiles*

Allison Rankin said...

Great card! I didn't see my card in your slide show...did you see it?


You usually comment on all these cards so maybe I didn't link it up like I thought I did (it was the middle of the night!). I'll go check...cheers!

BTW, that was one super sketch. I like this one too and what you did with that Hey Sugar DP!

Unknown said...

Girl, I just LOVE your sketches. I look forward to them each week. Where DO you get your ideas?

Fabulous card, and I hope to be able to play along when I get home from work this evening.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Karrie Baker said...

WOW!!! I just checked out everyones cards from last weeks Mojo Monday and I LOVE how everyone puts their own spin on it....SO COOL!

I am sooo gonna be hip this week and get my square on! LOL Be on the lookout Girlfriend! :)

Erica Payne said...

I love your card. Gorgeous. Im playing today. Mine's at www.ericasartisticattic.blogspot.com

RaeAnne said...

i love the new sketch.. i dont have time this week to do it. but i LOVE especially the way you did the same paper over the ribbon


Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love everything!

mudmaven said...

Julee - here's my card for mojo23. Thanks so much for starting my week off with a creative push!

mudmaven said...

oops - cut off some of the url! let's try this again:
or on my blog at:
thanks again

Linda Nicholson said...

Super pretty card Julee! Looks like you have another winner for a stamp set! The sneek peeks thus far have just been beautiful!

Can't wait to play along with this sketch challenge!


QuiltNut Creations said...

great sketch. your card is fantastic!

Stampinsilvia said...

great sketch Julee, I have made a card and psoted it to my blog and to my SCS gallery! thanks for the challenge!

Stampinsilvia said...

maybe links would be helpful?
Blog: www.mabiestampin.blogspot.co,

SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/801784?cat=500&ppuser=21107

NormaJ said...

Lovely card Julee, everything just flows on this one. Love this weeks sketch too and will definitely give it a go.

Anonymous said...

I have never participated in a challenge before (on any site) but your design inspired me. Thanks! I enjoyed playing. Here's the link to my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/801961?cat=500&ppuser=116310

Liz's Lovelies said...

I liked the sketch so I gave it a try. Had some fun with a stamp set I haven't used in awhile. Thanks for all your great sketches.
My card is on my blog

Kimberly said...

I love both of your samples. This is such a fantastic sketch! I love it and will be using it again in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Kimberly said...

Guess it would help if I linked my card. That's what lack of sleep does to a gal :-)


Toni said...

Another great sketch Julee! Heres my version! http://inkyfingersart.blogspot.com/2008/02/valentine.html

Dawn Easton said...

Thanks for the great sketch Julee! Today was the first time I was able to participate...it was fun!

Shannon said...

Okay... here is my take on the challenge! I find myself waiting for Monday's to come to see what the next challenge will be, thanks for that!


Anonymous said...

Totally awesome sketch! Love both your cards with it! I also love that you give us so much to work with or play with. Here's my take on it: http://www.scrapnextras.com/scrapnextras/2008/02/mojo-challenge.html

Mary Lasse said...

Here's my Mojo23 card, Julee! Thanks! http://civilgypsy.blogspot.com/2008/02/mojo-contest-entry.html

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this sketch!!!! Here are mine http://myangelinspirations.blogspot.com/2008/02/julees-mojo-monday-sketch.html
Thanks for the challenge!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Another wonderful sketch!! Thanks so much!!!


Anonymous said...

Here is my Mojo23 submission. In case you are not able to find it like last time I am including the link to my page on SCS.

Anonymous said...

I am really losing it :) Here is the link.


Anonymous said...

Julee, this was a really fun sketch. I made mine the same size as yours which was a challenge in itself. Can't wait for another.



Tanis said...

Hey Julee! Way to tired to do any kind of thinking as to clickable links, so here is my long unclickable one.
Thanks for the fun!


Anonymous said...

Oh this card is sooo pretty..makes me want to play along. Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Okay, here is my entry. http://tinyurl.com/3xgju7
Thanks for a great sketch!
Cheers, Elizabeth

Mandalika said...

Hello - I had to join in (it is my first time here) because the sketch was so awesome!
Anyway I still managed to do it backwards but I am using this being my first attempt as an excuse LOL

My Card

Kathie Bailey said...

Hi Julee! I haven't been able to play forever. Here's my card for Mojo23. Love the layout and your samples are terrific!

With Sincere Sympathy

Maren said...

What a fun sketch! Here is my take:

StampOwl said...

another great sketch ... here is my card

Vicky Gould said...

I loved this sketch, Julee. Love your stamps too! Time to check them out! Here's my card:


Linda Nicholson said...

Another awesome sketch Julee. You can bet I'll be playing along!

Absolutely love your card! It is so soft and pretty...a real standout!


mustangsarah said...

I love this sketch;

Here is my card;

My card

Lori said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for the sketch! It was definitely challenging for me. Here's what I came up with: http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/2008/02/blogger-sketch-cards-with-valentine.html

Jackie said...

I just love this sketch! I am amazed at what you can come up with...I hope you like my card!


Debbie Olson said...

Julee, this is so lovely! I can't WAIT to see the rest of this set!

Jo said...

Brilliant card and FAB sketch. My creation can be seen on my blog:


Linda Nicholson said...

I had a little time to play with your sketch last night. This is yet another one that I'll be keeping forever.

Here's a link to my card using your sketch on my blog.

Thanks for the chance Julee!


Anonymous said...

Hi Julee, I just figured out we are supposed to link here in the comment area. I had emailed you, duh!!

This is my first playing playing!
I have two:


Jennifer Meyer said...

Thanks Julee for the fun sketch!!! Here are my two cards:


Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

This sketch is so awesome, I used it on another card! Has a Mardi Gras feel to it too. See it here. Smiles, Elizabeth http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/804361

Anonymous said...

This is my first try at the Mojo Monday contest. I hope you like my card, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=804623 I also used it for the bible verse challange.


Anonymous said...

Hm, let's try this again. The internet ate my first post!

Great sketch & card! I think this is the longest I've spent making a card--but it is for my husband! LOL.

Lisa said...

Thanks again for all the inspiration.
Here is my card for mojo23 on my blog for Feb. 7


Thanks again.

Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

This is the first time I have participated in your Mojo Monday challenge. I'm so glad I found your blog, Julee! Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/805618?cat=500&ppuser=96479

Estivalia said...

Julee, thank you for you awesome sketch challenges :)

here's my entry:

Kathy said...

I just love this sketch!! And the square!! I had 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 cards laying around so this was an excuse to use them. THANKS. Also, thanks for the opportunity at winning these stamps!!
Here is my take at the sketch:


amy & lisa said...

I liked this sketch so I thought I'd give it a try even though making cards is a challenge for me. I do more pages and favors than anything. But it went well. I did upload my card to SCS but I am not sure it went in the right place!! :) So here's my link on my blog.

Becky G said...

Awesome Sketch, Julee! This is the first time I've participated. I have two cards and they can be found here;



Have a great day and thanks for the challenge.

Sandie said...

Here is my card for Week 23.



Thanks for looking....luv Sandie


inkedx2 said...

This was a fun sketch. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas! Here is my card.



Chriss said...

This was a bit of a challenge for me, but I like the outcome. Thanks for another brilliant sketch Julee!
I so enjoy them! Here is mine. I hope you can make out the rhinestones in the photo.

Linsey R said...

These are all wonderful! Awesome sketch and thanks for the fun opportunity at some free VV stamps, yay! Here my card:

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for an inspiring sketch. i don't know where you come up with them, but glad you do! i loaded mine on scs. Sorry it isn't the best but it helped me get a card ready for my dil birthday! Thank YOU!

Janine said...

Love the sketch and once again your cards are brilliant.

My card can be found as http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/807963?cat=500&ppuser=132530

Stacy said...

This is an awesome sketch Julee and your cards are gorgeous. I know I am coming in just under the wire but you can see my submission over at my blog: http://lostintheink.blogspot.com
Thank you for the chance to play and I can't wait to get some of your stamps. Stacy

laurie serino said...

Great sketch, I needed it to get back into the swing of things after a week of no stamping ! http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get my new Verve stamds!! here's my entry for this weeK:

Regan said...

Fun stuff guys...here's mine!


Giovana said...

Hi Julee, here are my 2 cards.
I hope you like them.
God bless


Mrs. Nancy G said...


Thanks again for a challenging sketch and inspiration. Don't work to hard because we all miss seeing your stamped cards and projects when your away.

Nancy Grant


Suzy said...

Hi Julee!

You make the must lucious cards!

I tried to be funky and different with your sketch this week - I hope you like it.



Angela Lemmons said...

Thanks for the awesome inspiration! Here's my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/810684?cat=500&ppuser=22155