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Mojo Monday Week #25

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was filled with migraines and back spasms, so not the best weekend ever. I did however squeeze in a little time to think up a mojo sketch for y'all. I was feeling like I wanted to make a card with some cool layers, so this is the sketch I jotted down before I headed up to my stamping room. Hope it inspires you to make some mojolicious creations this week. So, here's the drill... If you make a card with the sketch, just link me up in the comments of this post, so I can come check out your creation. Please, if you can, leave a link to the actual post with the card or the actual card in your gallery, not just a link to your blog or gallery. Sometimes it's hard to find the cards if you have a general link and I'd hate to miss anyone's cards. 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 happen to upload to SCS, please use keyword Mojo25, so we can see everyone's mojoliciousness all in one happy place.

I took my color inspiration from this Grasshopper Cookie paper by EK Success I found in my stash while I was having a cleaning marathon this weekend. It's always so nice to "find" new stuff when you clean! The paper has bashful blue and certainly celery flowers with a chocolate chip background. YUMMY! I stamped the solid larger floral stamp from Serenity in Chocolate Chip and then sponged around the panel with Bashful Blue ink and matted on Chocolate Chip. Next I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from Fancy Florals Remixed in Chocolate Chip, inked around the edges with Bashful Blue and matted with chocolate chip. The green horizontal strip is the reverse side of the floral paper and I matted on Bashful Blue, sewed a zigzag stitch across the top and bottom and then tied a chocolate satin knotted bow around the middle. For the chocolate chip background I used one of the small Cuttlebug folders from my Fancy Corners set, and embossed it three times across the top and three times across the bottom of the cardstock for a cool background that I thought matched the paper really well. To finish I added two cheapo fake "baubles" that I got from Michael's.

And to start your week off right, here is the slide show with all of last week's mojo submissions. For even more awesome cards check out the fabulous entries for the Verve Visual Honored Guest Sketch Contest.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! I hope you are feeling better! I can certainly sympathize as that is exactly how my weekend went! I was amazed when I read your post. I had to read it again to be sure I read it right - migraines and back spasm - wow! Luckily there are some good legal medications to help get through, eh? (not to mention the power of prayer!!!!!)

See you round!

Amy said...

this card is beautiful Julee! I love the three colors together, I'll have to give that a try!

Sorry to hear about your back and head, take care of yourself!!


Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous card & fab sketch! I'm so sorry you feel yucky! Hope you're better soon!

Linda Nicholson said...

Oh Julee. so sorry to feel that you've been under the weather. Luckily, I only get a migraine about once a year. The back spasms though I get frequently too (I've been having spasms all week too, so I can certainly sympathize). I know that taking Ibuprofen for the swelling and using ice helps me (along with muscle relaxers when I have them). I also recommend a good massage if you can get one (I have one this week thank goodness). OK...nough of being a mom. You know how to take care of yourself.

Yet another awesome sketch Julee! I can't wait to play! I really love your card to go along with it. That patterned paper is mojolicious all on its own.


Unknown said...

Great sketch...even if it took me two tries! Sorry to hear about your back...I agree with Linda...get a massage. I have a wonderful MT and I look for just about any excuse to go, but I'd say you've got that covered :)

Here's my card for MOJO25 on my blog (sorry, I don't know how to get a link to just that one post).


And on SCS:

Thanks for the inspiration!


mudmaven said...

Hope you are feeling lots better now! Thanks for making my Mondays so much fun! Here's my card:

mudmaven said...

Oops -cut and paste only works when you get the whole piece. Here's the right urls:

and also at:

Thanks ~chris

Anonymous said...

i tried my hand at your sketch again. Sorry you are feeling poorly. It didn't hurt your creativeness. my card:

Bethany Paull said...

Oh Julee, this is so pretty. I love how the bigger bg flowers work with the flower from Serenity.

Corrine said...

Thanks for the great sketch! Here's my card (this is my first mojo sketch!!!)


Alex said...

I hope you are feeling better - it is awful when you feel so bad, I know how that goes! Your card is fabulous though, love the colors and the layout is terrific! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maren said...

Hope you are feeling better! This card is so pretty! Love that color combination! Here is my try at your fabulous sketch: http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/2008/02/enjoy-moment.html

Anonymous said...

Here's my bright brocade mojo:


Liz's Lovelies said...

Sorry I don't know how to do just a link to that post.
Great sketch.
Hope you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Okay I'm jumping in! I have been watching these Mojo sketches for a LOOONNNNNNGGGGG time but I was not blogging or uploading... I loved them but wasn't ready. I am now ready and I plan to do this weeks challenge - I love all the layers - your sketches are fab... Expect one from me this week - a sketch challenge virgin!

Erin... said...

Beautiful card, I just did last week's mojo24 challenge. hopefully I can get to this one too!!Love it!

Juliana said...

This was just what I needed to get going!!
I sure hope your back continues to improve. Back pain makes EVERYTHING a pain.

Here is my card:

Thanks so much!

Vicky Gould said...

Hope you're feeling 100% better, Julee. No fun being in pain! Thanks for a cool sketch. Here's mine:


Liz's Lovelies said...


Thanks Julee for the information.
I had to try it, so here's my link

Nancy Riley said...

Fantastic sketch, Julee!!!! This is my first time playing along, and will defenitely be back for more! Here's mine:

on SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/819174?cat=12356

on my blog, iSTAMP: http://stampinat6213.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Thanks for providing the sketch even though it doesn't sound like you're feeling well. Hope that turns around soon.

This is my first time to participate in this sketch challenge, and it's number 25. Man, I feel like I've been missing out. Here's a link for my card:


Jill said...

Awesome card Julee! I'm so sorry to hear about your recent health problems. Hope you are on the mend. Your sketch was just what I needed for this card I wanted to make today. Thanks!

Dana said...

I'm so sorry about your pain Julee. You have my complete sympathy.

Well I didn't quite follow your sketch, but I TRIED to!


Your card is stunning and I made an almost exact copy and mailed it to a family friend this weekend. You ROCK.

Shannon said...

nHere's my try at this weeks sketch...


Lorrie said...

Hey Julee! Great sketch, but I always tend to over think them! You can find mine here:
I saw that you had to change your card a little from the original sketch so I don't feel so bad now!! lol
P.S. Hope you feel better!

Alli Miles said...

Great sketch! I am so excited to participate...

Tanis said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better...
Here's my Mojo card for the week...

Mojo 25

Amy Sheffer said...

I hope your week has been better than last weekend! So sorry to read about the migraines and back spasms. Your sketch is such a fun one! Here's my take:
(third card on the post)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

YAH!!!!!!!!!! I finally have been able to do one of your sketches "on time" Ü I will be using this sketch again. Love it. Here is mine:

Stampin' Project Junkie! said...

Great sketch!! I did two!!


Julie Campbell said...

I've been having withdrawl symptoms from your sketches! I finally got my act together and got it finished on time. ;)


Alex said...

I totally loved doing this sketch Julee, it is awesome! Here is my card for the challenge:


Thanks so much - it was fun! I sure hope you are feeling better now - your cards are gorgeous so it certainly does not affect your stamping abilities!


Risa said...

Hi Julee!
As usual, I love your sketch challenges! I have prepared a card and it is posted on my blog.

I hope you are feeling better soon, take care and try not to over do it.

Bobbi G said...

This is a great sketch! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/822282?cat=500&ppuser=131856

Thanks so much!

Janine said...

Hope you have a better weekend this time around. Here is my card based on your sketch. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/822650?cat=500&ppuser=132530. Thanks Janine,

Michelle Woerner said...

I am new to your sketches, but found this one from another blog. Very cute and as I needed inspiration, I thought I would give it a try. Your sketch is the top card. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

This was a really fun sketch Julee! I just love your sketches and I'm so glad I finally participated in one!


inkedx2 said...

Hi Julee,

I wanted to use the set I won to create your sketch this week. Here is my entry.



Nikki Bond said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful sketch this week! I'm squeezing mine in , in the nick of time!

nancy said...

I sure hope you're feeling better. Thank so much for taking the time to do the sketch = )! Your cards are all amazingly beautiful. I was pretty excited to finally get back over to do one of your sketches...they are so inspiring! Here's my card: http://papersmiles.blogspot.com/

Linda Nicholson said...

Hi Julee! [url=http://lindastamps4sanity.blogspot.com/2008/02/wild-thingi-think-i-love-you.html]Here's[/url] my card for your sketch challenge. I think I had this set inked up within 5 minutes of receiving it! LOL! Thanks for rescuing me with the great sketch once again!


Debby said...

Think I might be late on this but wanted to try anyway. Here is mine.
Angel Hugs
Debby McGillivray

Anita said...

I sure hope you're feeling better. I loved making this card. I keep trying to get away from always using pink - but it still snuck in on this one!


Anonymous said...

I know I'm late for the slide show (thats ok) but I thought I'd send you the link if you want to take a peek!

Anonymous said...

It helps if I do the link, duh...



Lisa Martz said...

It's snowing here today and I'm in a strange mood! Here's my MOJO25 card:



Christi Flores said...

Thank you for another awesome sketch Julee!! Here is my entry:

Nancy Riley said...

This is a sketch I'll be using over and over again! I cased myself ... this is the second card using this sketch, much like my first one ... just different colors, ribbon, flower, etc.

On SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/848950?cat=500&ppuser=41782

On my blog, iSTAMP: http://stampinat6213.blogspot.com/2008/03/march-stamp-class-projects.html