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Mojo Monday Week #49 - Mojo Madness

Well, it's not the first Monday in August, but it is time for a long overdue Mojo Madness Contest! To participate, just make a card using this sketch and leave a comment on this post with a link to your project by Monday, August 25 at Noon Mountain Time (There's a clock on the sidebar with the official Poetic Artistry time). 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 their choice of ANY Verve stamp set! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 26. Sound like fun? Well, let's get started! If you upload your cards to SCS, please use keyword Mojo49 (no space between Mojo and 49) so we can see them in one place. As always, you can use any stamps or products your heart desires.

Okay, here's my sample card for this week. It also doubles as the current Meet the Verve Divas challenge Charmaine is hosting on the Verve forum. Her challenge is to make a black, white and a splash of color card. Check out this thread for all the details (there's free Verve Bucks involved, so head on over!) All stamps are from the Grateful Elegance set, and I cut out and popped up the largest one in the center for a little dimension. The rectangles are done with the Long Rectangles Nestabilities dies. The yellow paper is Tres Jolie by My Mind's Eye and the black and white paper is from SEI. The sentiment is punched out with a 1.25" circle punch and matted with a 1 3/8" circle punch. I embossed the top of the card with a Cuttlebug embossing border and then added a few little rhinestones for sparkle.


Sarah Gough said...

Yay! a Julee sketch! I'm going to wait to play though...I might just make the deadline with my brand new Verve!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card Julee~ Your sketch is awesome! Wish I could play along....lol

Have a fab week!

Unknown said...

I love this sketch!

Here's mine..

Liz Williams said...

Julee, I always look forward to your new sketches every week. Hope to get to do this one later today. I just sent you an email through SCS. I've had trouble trying to email to the info@vervevisual.com address so sent the information to you through SCS. Hope it worked.
I am sooooo technically challenged.

Anonymous said...

YEAH!! I've been missing sketches from you. After 12 you start to have withdrawls!!!! Can't wait to play. Beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

ooohhhh MOJO Madness??!!!! I was expecting you to announce that you were going to be taking a week off.......OH, I MUST play this week!!


Laurel said...

Thanks for all the great sketches. Here is my card:


Anonymous said...

GREAT card... those colors are so different... and you put them together perfectly... I love it.

Conni said...

Great card, and great sketch too, I will have to try to play along, never have before!!

Anonymous said...

Love your sketches! Thanks, Julee. Here's my link: http://stampupwithwendy.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/best-wishes-and-more/

Louly said...

This is my first time with one of your lovely sketches, I hope I've done it right.
Louise xx

Anonymous said...

Wahhooo MOJO Monday is here!!!

The Sketch looks wonderful and you have created this super gorgeous card with it!!! I'll try to play...it's a busy week for me!!!

BTW - received me gorgeous stamps today!!! Can't wait to ink them up!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Julee, your card is gorgeous and I just LOVE the sketch!! Can't wait to play, Jennifer :)

Tina said...

I like this sketch. It was fun.
Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I think I have clicked on your blog today a hundred times looking at the sketch and keep drawing a BLANK.....UGH


LizzyWizzy said...

Nice sketch :-)
Had already be checking your blog for a new challenge out several times - glad its back!
Here's my bunny card :-)

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Love your card and sketch :)
You can view my try at

Hugs ria

Debbie said...

I was blog hopping for challenges and came across youre site. Thanks for the inspiration - my take on this sketch is up on my blog http://countryheartandhome.blogspot.com/2008/08/addicted.html

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Julee, this is just GORGEOUS! I love the colors and your Cuttlebugging. . .just a beautiful card! So glad you could play!

Tine said...

Here are my card:


What a nice sketch...

Julie Campbell said...

Yeah! I got to play this week! Here's mine:


Murielle said...

Fantastic sketch!!
Here is my card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julee! Sorry I haven't been here in a while! I love your card and the sketch! Congrats on your Verve stamps taking off like crazy and becoming a SCS member company! The stamps are all gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Sankari W. said...

what a fun sketch! i enjoyed making this card very much - you can find my card here:
have a great day!

inkedx2 said...

Yeah, I finally got to do another sketch after a few weeks off. This was a great one. Realized I need to add some bling. Still like how it turned out.



Cari Mooneyham said...

I love your blog and your sketches! I've used you sketch more than once when I was totally blank on a design. Thanks! Here's my card this week:


Thanks again!

Cindy Loven said...

here is my card..thanks for letting me play...


Anonymous said...

First Mojo challenge for me .. had a blast .. got my brain spinning!! Thanks!!


Maren said...

Fabulous sketch & inspiration...thank you!! http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/2008/08/sketchy-night.html

Vannessa said...

Lovely sketch challenge! I got my new Verve stamps last week so I can join in properly now LOL.
Here's mine: http://saffiresstamping.blogspot.com/

I've also uploaded it to my SCS gallery too.

Have fun, Vannessa

Anonymous said...

Your card is just gorgeous Julee! You're so talented and work so tirelessly!!
Feel free to eliminate my card from this contest because I was lucky enough to win in your AnniVERVEsary last week,(and cannot WAIT until my stamps arrive) but I just love doing your sketches so I had to play along!
Here's mine:

Lisa Cox said...

Hey Julee
LOVE my new stamps.:)
here is my go at this weeks sketch.
{its in my scs gallery~username is LisaCox1980}


Silke Ledlow said...

Finally I have had some time to use your fab Sketch!!!

Here is my card:


Melissa Flieg said...

Great sketch Julee. Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1024204?cat=500&ppuser=116877

SparkofWhimsy said...


This is my first ever sketch contest, but I've been watching your blog for a few weeks now, saw this one, had an idea and so I went for it!!

Your card is beautiful! And I thank you for the sketch to go by!

Enjoy your weekend!!!


Carin said...

I have never done this before so I hope I do it right! Here is where my card is http://gratefulheart-carin.blogspot.com/2008/08/little-mojo-on-wednesday.html

Thanks for your inspiration!

Tess said...

Love your sketches. These are so much fun.

Here's mine:

Anonymous said...

Yippy! Mojo Monday is BACK!

Here is my entry for this wonderful challenge, Julee! Thanks again!


Tina said...

Wonderful sketch!
Here is my idea:


Suzanne said...

Great sketch! Here is my attempt with it.


Erin said...

Loved the sketch! I really helped jump start me this morning! Thank you. Here is my card http://scrappychica13.blogspot.com/2008/08/working-on-stuff.html

dj said...

Julee, this card was made especially with you in mind--thank you for the stamps I won during the anniversary celebration!! Here is my card:

Tanya said...

Thanks so much! This was fun! Here's mine: http://tanyastampsnthings.blogspot.com/2008/08/bunch-o-pink-flowers.html

Sarah Gough said...

Yippee!!! Finally, a Mojo card with Verve stamps! I LOVE them Julee, seriously, they stamp SO well!

Here's my Cupcake-a-licious! Card

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

really great sketch

i think i'll be using this again!

Here’s mine.

Hugs Jane x

Heather said...

A first for me, love the sketch and card.
Mine's on my blog


Anonymous said...

Thanks--these are so much fun!! Here's mine:

Dani said...

Love, love, love this sketch. Thanks for always providing such awesome inspiration!
Here's mine-

Anonymous said...

Great card, Julee! I waited to make mine until my Verve stamps arrived - what fun to play with new stamps! I've loved this background since I saw it in the first sneak peeks and it was really fun to create with - all the stamps are so inspiring. Thanks!!!
Here's my card:

Susan Rothbauer

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Great sketch and great card Julee! I look forward to each week.

Here is my card:

Thanks again!

Misty said...

Hi there, long time no participate for me, but I love your sketches and couldn't stay away for long. Here's my take...
really appreciate the inspiration.

Kirsten said...

Wow, I really love your card, it is so pretty I had a hard time not copying it for the sketch challenge. I kept finding myself gravitating towards the same sets, designs and colors. Here is my version that I finally came up with.

Ida said...

Julee, Great sketch...I tried it out but ended up altering the sketch. I know my card won't qualify but you can check it out here: http://faithartistry.blogspot.com/2008/08/moments-to-remember.html
If I have time I'll try to do a card using the actual sketch. Ida

Anonymous said...

your sketches and samples are the best - i love what you did with the black, white and a splash of color card...your flowers are stunning.

here is the first thing i made with my new Verve stamps and i couldn't be happier! i love the way they look - thanks for inspiring me to stamp!


Anonymous said...

Woohoo, my first mojo challange, my first post to a blog, AND a new SCS gallery all today. You have inspired me Julee! Thanks for the extra help for a newbie.

I hope I have added my card link. ;-?

COCO said...

Hi Julee !
Thank for your beautiful sketch!!
this is my card


"The Sassy Divas" said...

Another great sketch! I love to do your challenges. Thanks for letting me play. Here is mine:


Anonymous said...

Here's mine:


I love the sketch and your wonderful colors - how could anyone not love your card!

Rachael said...

Hi! Great sketch, I couldn't wait to get going on it. Here it is: http://rach-xxxx.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Julee this sketch was so much fun. I love your sketches. You can check mine out here:
It ended up working perfect for the Verve challenge too!!!!

Becky Stewart said...

Thanks for another great sketch & an opportunity to win some stamps Here's my card

Ida said...

Me Again Julee...Since my first card was altered from the sketch for this week I decided to do another card. Here is my entry:


I enjoyed playing along. Hugs, Ida

Suzanne J Dean said...

Hi Julee! Glad your back w/ more yummy sketches! You can see my card HERE.

Suzanne Dean

Anonymous said...

here is another view of my card - i just wasn't happy with the dimension of the first picture. My first pic does show off the bling much better, though...


thanks again, Julee!

Margo said...

Great sketch - as always!
My card is here:

Kathryn said...

Great sketch --

Here is my card --

Giovana said...

Hi Julee,
I tried your Sketch today. I hope you like it.
Tweet tweet card: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2008/08/tweet-tweet.html

God bless

Sharlene Meyer said...

Ihave only just been introduced to your fabulous sketches - I will definately be participating again!

Here's mine

BlackShadow / AnTe said...

What a wonderful Sketch!
Soooo nice!

Here is my Card!
Meine Karte

Hugs BlackShadow

karen h said...

Love your sketches! Here is my card:

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

As always, love love your sketch. For once, I did it while it was still current!!! Here's mine:


Melissa said...

What a great sketch! You can find my entry on SCS, or on my blog:


Rima said...

Great sketch!! I have made a card with it, you can see it on my blog



Susan (coffeeforme) said...

This is my first time doing the MOJO Monday challenge. Great sketch. Thank you! Here's mine:


Manna said...

Thanks, Julee, for another great sketch! So glad I to finally have time to catch up. It has been a while.
Here is my card for this sketch!

Lori Rider said...

Love your card and your sketch! Here is mine:

Trish D said...

This was a great sketch - but for some reason I just couldn't manage to make a card with it :) It was still a good "jumping off point" for my card, though!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great sketch. I had a fun time making this one!

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing another great sketch. Here's my version: Mojo and Not-So-Mojo

Stephanie Hargis said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Julee! I love the simplicity of it! Just gorgeous! Anyway, thanks for a fantastic sketch. I had such a blast making this card! I am not sure you can tell in the picture but I embossed the image on my card using glassy glaze enamel. It is the first time I have tried clear embossing with colored ink before and I think it turned out pretty good!

Here is my card!

Denise said...

Beautiful card Julee, and I love the sketch! Here's mine flipped:

Thanks for the fun!

Andrea said...

I flipped the sketch,so I hope it still counts! Finally got my first Verve stamps, so I enjoyed inking them up!


Elizabeth said...

I needed a sympathy card for my aunt who recently lost her cat. It was also a good reason to try the challenge. I haven't stamped in quite a while so seeing the previous entries was a bit intimidating! Thanks for the sketch...here's my card:

Unknown said...

hi julee!! mine is totally late but wanted to link it up anyway :)

maybe i will get today's done in time - too much shipping last week to do much else!

Misty said...

Here it is on my blog...I can't get it to stick on SCS. So sorry.

Anonymous said...

I used your sketch but didn't stick to it exactly. Hope it doesn't make a difference too much! I've never played before.


Felicia said...

I've only got 30 minutes left to submit! Thank goodness I finished. I find I work better under pressure. I know MT is 8 hours behind Germany time. Good luck to everyone! You can find my card here: http://stamphappyfelicia.blogspot.com/2008/08/cute-as-bug-mojo-monday-49.html

Jennifer Meyer said...

Thanks for the beautiful sketch Julee :)

Here is my card:

Janette said...

oh man I am just under the wire. great sketch. here is mine hope you like it!


Lynda Benden said...

Hi Julee!
I am late but here is my card anyway!!! I LOVE my new stamps and thank you so much for the beautiful ribbon and stamps...I really appreciate it!!!


Thank you again!

Whimsey said...

I finally got to play...only a couple of days late. :(

Check it out and let me know what you think:


Susan (peebsmama) said...

I know that I'm several weeks late posting to this challenge, but I just discovered your site this past week. Here is a card I made using this sketch. http://susansdayoffcreations.blogspot.com/2008/10/no-stamp-hello.html