Mojo Monday Week #43

Monday, June 23, 2008
Hey everyone! Are you ready to get your mojo on? This week I've got a fun sketch for you, and I've even (shockingly enough) already made my sample card! :)

If you're new to mojo, I'd love for you to play along. Just make a card using the sketch as inspiration and then leave a comment on this post with a link to a photo of your creation. There is no time limit - you can play any week at any time, but to be included in the slideshow next Monday, I need your link by Sunday at 8 PM Mountain time (6 PM ET). If you happen to upload to SCS, please use keyword Mojo43 so we can see everyone's mojoliciousness all in one happy place.

My sample card today is a sneak preview of two of the new Verve sets releasing on Wednesday... Asian Flair and Here For You. I started by cutting and embossing an oval with Nestabilities Classic dies. I also cut a basic grey scalloped oval mat at the same time. Then I pulled out one of the grasses stamps from Floral Whimsy and stamped in Basic Gray as a body for my bamboo stalk. I then stamped the bamboo leaves on each blade in Basic Gray and set aside. Next I made a background for my square using the open square frame and one of the circle images from Asian Flair. I matted this square on black and set aside. I cut a strip of Basic Gray, used a corner rounder to make a scallop edge and then stamped the Asian circle image in each scallop. I tied a black grosgrain knotted bow and then added some dots above the ribbon for interest.

For the bottom panel I took a piece of Soft Sky and then randomly stamped the grass blade again and the bamboo leaves across the bottom (leaving room for the sentiment) in Soft Sky ink. I finished off with the "I'm here if you need me" sentiment from the new Here For You set and added three black brads for accent.

Be sure to check out the Verve Blog to see other sneak previews and enter for your chance to win these new sets.

Be sure to checkout the 98 mojolicious entries from last week in the slideshow below!



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68 comments

Dawn Easton said...

Looks like a FUN sketch Julee! Your sample ROCKS~! Wow, I love how you used both stamp sets...what fabulous vision you have to put things together like that....amazing talent you have ;)

Erica Payne said...

Hood morning Julee. I have one for you over at my blog.
www.ericasartisticattic.blogspot.com

Erica Payne said...

That is supposed to be GOOD morning!

Marie said...

Looks like a fun sketch!! I hope to get time to try it - I've got DT work out the wazoo to complete. Love the peek at the new sets!!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awesome sketch, Julee! I think ovals are under-loved these days!! And 98 entries last week?!?! WOW!!! By the way, Julee -- thanks for the GORGEOUS Asian inspired RAK. It's going on my RAK wall of fame! : )

Lovetostamp6 said...

WOW Julee, those samples are wonderful! Thanks so much for showing off our work every week! :)

LOVE your beautiful card and sketch! Can't wait to play later today!

Have a wonderful week,
Jennifer :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I told you I'd do it, and here it is... http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/956226?cat=500&si=TLC174 Thanks again for a fun sketch this morning!

Colleen said...

Girl!!! You are a dinamo! How you keep coming up with these. I just keep copying them down and hoping some day to play along.

I am in love with this new stamp set... I see a shopping trip coming on!

Carol said...

Hello Julee!
Here is my card from my blog:
cardsmore.blogspot.com

peanutbee said...

Awesome sample, Julee! So pretty!

Here's my Lavender card: http://thepaperlandscaper.blogspot.com/2008/06/lavender-mojo.html

Julie Campbell said...

Aghh!! Girl! I have been DYING to get my mojo on this summer! FINALLY!!! I love your sketch and inspiration card!!!

Here's Mine:
http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/2008/06/simplify.html

Amy said...

Thanks for the mojo once again!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/956397?cat=500&ppuser=126426

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Hey Julee! I have stalked your challenges for a while, and finally jumped in to play! Thanks for a great sketch!!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/956953?cat=500&ppuser=52346

Miss Boo said...

Great sketch, Julee! Here's a link to 3 cards I made today using your sketches, including today's sketch. TFL!
http://designsbyboo.blogspot.com/2008/06/all-buzz.html

Amy said...

Better late than never. This is my frist Monjo Monday sketch to complete. I'll have to try again soon!I put it on my blog today.

Enjoli Bennett said...

I can't wait to get a hold of those new stamp sets!! =) I ♥ your card! It's so beautiful... Here's mine:

http://stampingunderthesun.blogspot.com/2008/06/chocolate-covered-filigree.html

Kathie Bailey said...

I just love this sketch Julee and actually found time to play! My card is posted to my blog.

Moo'd Swings

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for a great Sketch this week nice not to make a square card
Mine is on my blog
http://jacqui47.blogspot.com

Leigh O'Brien said...

Awesome sketch, Julee. Where do you come up with these things!!! Hopefully I'll get to try this one this week. Keep 'em comin'!

Anonymous said...

love the colors!

check out my blog - splash of color - it's new!

Cyndi Bundy said...

Gorgeous card Julee! I love the background you created with the squares. Thanks again for giving me the honor to be one of your GD this month!!

Anonymous said...

Here is my card for this week's challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/957475?cat=500&ppuser=74842

Dawn Easton said...

Thanks for the fab sketch Julee. I changed mine a weeeeeeee bit so I could use the DP...but I'll give it another go soon. Here is my card!
treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo-card.html

Gina Rallo said...

Love your sample, the new stamp set and the sketch!
Thanks for the inspiration!

http://www.theartofinking.com/my_weblog/2008/06/the-brighter-si.html

Libby Hickson said...

Thanks for another great sketch Julee! I had to cheat a little and turn the oval on its side, but I like how it turned out!
http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/2008/06/mmmm-blue-crab-yummy.html

Cindy Haffner said...

Julee this sketch rocks, i love it so much. Here is mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo43.html

Janette said...

Thanks Julee for your great sketch and for your beautful sample. Just terrific. I enjoyed playing along. Here is mine- you can see it on SCS or my blog.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/957573?cat=500&ppuser=76424

http://stampinwithstyle.blogspot.com/2008/06/gentler-times-mojo.html

Jen said...

Thanks for another great sketch Julee, loving this one! Here is mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/957739?cat=500&ppuser=79674

Kim said...

This was a fun sketch to play with. Loved your sample!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Here's mine:
http://sunshinydayswithkim.blogspot.com/2008/06/triple-challenge.html

Silke said...

Julee - this sketch is fabulous!!! Of course I had to play and here is my card
http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo43-tlc174-fresh-cuts.html

Julia Aston said...

Great sketch Julee! here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/958025?nocache=1

Tammy Hershberger said...

Done, and only 1 day late for a change! :) Thanks for another good one, Julee... I needed inspiration for this one!

http://stamphappy-tammy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like.html

Mary Fish said...

Hi Julee: As always, your sketch challenges are the bomb.

Here's a link to my version of your sketch on my blog: http://www.stampinpretty.com/2008/06/fresh-cut-flowers.html

Diane.W. said...

Thanx for a fab sketch!
Mine is on my blog,TFL :O)X

http://pink-sunflower.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

Wonderful sketch!

Here is my card:

http://moonlightscrapsandstamps.blogspot.com/

Vicki (CraftCrazy98) said...

Here is the card from my very first Mojo sketch challenge:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/958268?cat=all&what=keywords&si=CC172

Great sketch... I need to do these more often! Thanks, Julee!

Jess said...

Hi Julee- thanks for the sketch. You can find my card on my blog: http://mysanitydependsonstamping.blogspot.com/ Take care!!

LeAnne said...

Here is mine:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/958665?cat=500&ppuser=13577
You can also find it here:
http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2008/06/two-fun-challenges.html
(second card)
Thanks for the sketch, I think this is my first time! I have really enjoyed seeing all the other samples!
LeAnne

Jennifer said...

I love this sketch, Julee! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Here is my card using this week's sketch: http://thimblesbobbinspaperandink.blogspot.com/2008/06/we-may-not-have-it-altogether.html

Lisa Nagata said...

Great sketch Julee.
Here's my take on it.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/957523?cat=500&ppuser=172201

Tamara said...

Thanks for another great sketch! I just placed my first order so next time I'll have some Verve stamps! Here is my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/959163?cat=500&ppuser=23147

Suzanne J Dean said...

Hi Julee! Loved the sketch again this week. Wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to win your new "feeling groovy" set--I'm so excited to have won! My card is on my blog here:
http://scrapbitz.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

This one was FUN! Thanks, Julee!

http://glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com/2008/06/sneak-peak-of-belli-challenge.html

inkedx2 said...

Here is my card for this week.

http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/

Robbie

Manna said...

HERE is my first Mojo. Maybe I'll get to my second one tomorrow.

Shannon Erskine said...

Fun sketch Julee! Loved it! I had to leave off the scallops since I dont have my oval nesties yet(pout!). Heres my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/959843?cat=500&ppuser=89875

jill said...

Great sketch. This is my first entry.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24385329@N04/2613046617/

Bethany Paull said...

Oh Jul! This is so, so pretty. You do elegance perfectly.

loves2stamp said...

Great card and colors! Thanks for the great layout!

Here is mine....http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/960502?cat=500&ppuser=89838

nessy said...

here we go my first one!! lovely sketch to work with !!
http://nessysnotes.blogspot.com/2008/06/tildas-spots.html
thanks for looking
vanessa xx

Manna said...

HERE is my second card for the sketch. Hope you like. Thanks again for the fun sketch!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this card, Julee. The colors to me are so soft and serene!

Here's my card using this sketch:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/957616?cat=500&ppuser=100666

Kim said...

I am so glad that I was finally able to play along!! Please visit my blog for my creation!! http://kimsstampinroom.blogspot.com/2008/06/two-hearts.html

Stephanie said...

I got my new stamps! :D I had to use them for your sketch too! Thanks for another great challenge!

http://stephsstampinstuff.blogspot.com/2008/06/my-mojoest-mojo-monday-card-yet.html

Janine said...

Didn't think I would get this sketch done again this week but just finished this card. Thanks for the layout.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/962562?cat=500&ppuser=132530

the Tapler Ohana said...

Yay! I was so excited to have time to do this sketch today (I missed out last week). I REALLY enjoyed this sketch and can see myself using it over and over again...so versatile. Thanks!! Here's my card:
http://jentapler.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo-monday-43.html

Janine said...

Here's mine!

http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2008/06/fun-fast-notes.html

Lori said...

Your sample card is gorgeous, Julee! Here's my version: http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/2008/06/how-appropriate.html

riggy said...

Love your sketches Julee!
Here is my card
http://riggyshappyspace.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo43.html

Pink Sunshine said...

Love the sketch, heres my card.
Sally. x
http://apinksunshine.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo-monday_29.html

Deanne said...

I created a Christmas card using your sketch!

http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2008/06/2-christmas-cards-so-far.html

Teresa said...

Thanks for another fun sketch! Next week I am hoping to use my brand new Verve stamps!!!

http://inkfullyyours.blogspot.com/2008/06/inspired-mojo.html

Maren said...

Great sketch!! I finally made time to ink up some neglected Verve! Now I can sleep well! :-)
http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/2008/06/just-because.html

mustangsarah said...
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mustangsarah said...

sorry, I don't think my link worked properly;
Here is my card again;
http://creationsbysarah.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo43-occc.html

Tammy said...

Hi Julee
I'm so glad I found your blog. Here is my attempt at Mojo Monday #43
http://stampintammy.blogspot.com/
Thanks

Katarina said...

I love your sketches and your blog. So beautifully put together and organized! I've been wanting to use your sketches for a while, just haven't gotten around to it till now. Check out my card here ! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

FUN! Here's mine from a few weeks ago (actually made it while the sketch was "new" but didn't post right away). Scallops & beer...mmm...

http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/2008/08/scallops-and-beer-cbc29-mojo43.html