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Mojo Monday Week #57

Happy Monday Everyone! Are you ready to kickstart another week of creativity? This week I thought I'd give y'all a rest from circles. It seems they've been the trend in a lot of sketches lately, so I thought I'd get back to basics and give those circle cutters and punches a break. I hope you have fun with it!

To play along, just make a card using the provided sketch and 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. If you happen to upload to SCS, please use keyword Mojo57 so we can see everyone's mojoliciousness all in one happy place.

And if you're like me, and finding yourself behind on keeping up with all the fabulous sketches, you still have until Noon today to get your entries from last week's Mojo Madness sketch in. Tune in tomorrow for the winners announcement plus a slideshow of all the mojolicious entries.

My sample card uses the new Fairy Christmas set from The Cat's Pajamas. I started by stamping the fairy on pearlized cardstock and then colored with Copic markers. I painted her wings and the trim on her coat with Pearlescent watercolors. Love the shimmer these paints have! I sketched a little border around the frame, drew in a little shadow at her feet and then matted with French Roast cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and one of the small holly images and cut with a Nestabilities Classic Squares die. The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch of aqua Prism paper which I painted with pearlescent paints for shimmer and added a large flatback pearl to the center. I used the Martha Stewart doily lace punch for the bottom of the horizontal strip and added some metallic silver ribbon from Michael's. The background is embossed with the Snow Dots Cuttlebug folder.

75 comments

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful sketch Julee! This will definitely help my mojo get going!

Your card is stinkin' adorable!!! What a cute image!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your sketch and your card Julee, thanks for the inspiration.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Great sketch, Julee! Your card is so cute! Here is my try:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1098121?cat=500&ppuser=143903
Thanks for the inspiration!
Carla

Libby Hickson said...

Yay! Glad there's no circles. :-) Hope to play with this one today, great sketch!

Anonymous said...

this is such a great card. i love the shiny snowflake!! can't wait to play!!!

Liz Williams said...

Love this sketch, Julee, and here's the card I did making use of pinks for the focus on Breast Cancer Awareness this week on SCS.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1098139?cat=500&ppuser=7104

Jennifer Meyer said...

Adorable card Julee! LOVE the fun sketch and sample, off to stamp using the layout.

Have a great week!
Jennifer :)

NGCARDS said...

Hello, here is a card I made using your sketch =)
Red FF Christmas xxx

Jenna M. said...

This was a fun sketch, Julee. Thanks for the inspiration.

Here is my card: http://stampwithjenna.blogspot.com/2008/10/card-sketch-monday.html

Stampin'GHmom said...

The sketch was the easiest part of making this card for me! LOL
http://stampinghmom.blogspot.com/2008/10/yes-maybe-i-dont-think-so.html

Dannie Graves said...

Wow, another beautiful sketch. Thanks for sharing these with us! Here's my card for the sketch. ~Dannie

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

ahhh a great sketch! getting right on it! LOL

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Hey Julee! My first time playing here. Loved the sketch. Here's my link... http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1098543?cat=500&ppuser=159439

Hope I did this right. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to play again.

Stef H
(SCS: Glitterbabe)

Anonymous said...

Great sketch and I love your card. I may have to try this one. TFS

Debbie/Phx AZ

Erica Payne said...

I love this sketch, Julee. I made time to play today. My card is here: www.ericasartisticattic.blogspot.com

lakind said...

I just love your sketches, Julee! I don't know how you can come up with so many different ones each week! They are very helpful and I wish I could play every week! Maybe this week (sigh)!

Amy said...

Hey Julee! I love your sketch for this week....can you believe I finally had the time to participate in one? Woo-hoo! I will try and post mine tomorrow if I can get a picture taken of it. BTW, love your card!

Debbie said...

Really pretty sketch Julee and your card is beautiful. My card is here:
http://www.passionforcrafts.blogspot.com/

TFL Debbie x

Latisha said...

awesome sketch!
here is my card
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1099146?cat=500&ppuser=122133

carole (TruCarMa) said...

It's been a while since I've had a chance to do one of your fab Mojo Monday sketches, Julee! It's good to be back! ;) Thanks for giving me a place to start from. (((Julee)))
Here's mine:http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/mothers_little_helper/2008/10/follow-your-dreams.html

Unfading Spring said...

Great sketch Julee, this is my frist time on you mojo sketch and is certainly gets the mojo juices flowing. here is my card.


http://carolspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Carol xx

Denise said...

Great sketch, and sweet, sweet card! Here is mine:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1099744?cat=12461
Thanks again for the fun Julee! :)

Maria Matter said...

Julee, your card is beautiful!
Here's my version:
Suspended Mojo!
Blessings, Maria

Mary Fish said...

Thanks for another delightful layout, Julee! I got a chance to play with a little dry embossing and added micro beads. Mary

Mary Fish said...

I guess it helps to include the link to my card, right!

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2008/10/beaded-blooms.html

Cindy Major said...

Yet another great sketch!
http://cindymajor.typepad.com/encre_papier_ciseaux/2008/10/relaxons-avec-riley-riley-says-relax.html

Thanks for keeping me inspired!

Cindy

Glenda J said...

Thanks for a great sketch!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1100507?cat=500&ppuser=154965
Love your card too!

Eileen said...

Lovely sketch and some really good cards by the design team

to see my card please visit
www.myartisticdesigns.blogspot.com

thank you

Anonymous said...

I think i used the wrong colors!! I'm just not feeling this one but here it is anyway!!
http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/10/theres-something-about.html

Carol said...

Here is my card:
http://cardsmore.blogspot.com/

shelly said...

great sketch julee. i love your card.
you can see my take on this
HERE
thanks! shelly

the whimsical butterfly said...

http://thewhimsicalbutterfly.blogspot.com/2008/10/prettie-good-feelingand-even-better.html

Here's my card...thanks for another awesome sketch!

Sue (suen) said...

Wonderful card and sketch, Julee! Here's my idea.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1100949?cat=500&ppuser=37504

dpkennedy said...

So cute and pretty! I love this color combination!

Erin said...

Another super amazing sketch! So much fun :) http://scrappychica13.blogspot.com/2008/10/dads-halloween-card.html

Jen said...

Here is mine! It was SO MUCH easier than last week's with the circles. I much prefer squares.
http://jennifersalgat.blogspot.com/2008/10/mojo-licious.html

Karen Giron said...

Hi Julee - this was a great layout. Thanks for the inspiration!!

http://kgiron.blogspot.com/2008/10/long-time-no-stamp.html

Libby Hickson said...

Here's mine! As usual I strayed a bit, my image/sentiment aren't as square as you intended. Fun sketch though!! (and loved YOUR card!!)
http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/2008/10/ode-to-jon.html

Kathryn said...

Great sketch & Fabulous Sample!!!

Here is mine:

http://ilovethemmoreeveryday.blogspot.com/

SparkofWhimsy said...

Faeries yay!

I hope I get a chance to do this one. Might be late cause something about having a cold just zaps all the creativity out of me, lol.

Very cute card.

Melissa Sauls said...

Ooooh your card is sooo cute and I just love this sketch! This is my first time playing with a Mojo sketch and had fun doing it. :) Here it is
http://instampingmode.blogspot.com/2008/10/pink-and-chocolate-mmmmmm.html

Jessie/knightrone said...
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Jessie/knightrone said...

Sorry, wrong link...here it is!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1102130?nocache=1

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow this card is stunning, you are so clever Julee.....

Here's my card


Mrs Wonka

Bev said...

Loved the sketch Julee thanks. Here's my card

Anonymous said...

I loved the sketch and am so glad I could play along this time!! Here's mine:

http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/my-glory/

--Becca

Lois (clownmom) said...

Another great sketch. And what a cute card. Here is my card, using your Vintage Values technique from the OCC Challenge -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1102858?cat=500&ppuser=72594

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great sketch to play with this week! Here is my card
http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/occ-challenge-vintage-verve-and-more-mojo-monday/
Peggy

Kristie said...

This is an awesome sketch Julee...I had heaps of fun with this one. Here's my card:
http://kristiemorrison.blogspot.com/2008/10/lots-of-challenges.html

You just have to scroll down to the second one :)

Tina said...
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Anonymous said...

Wonderful!
Here is my idea:

Emily

Hugs
Tina

Ria said...

Lovely sketch and gorgeouss card Julee :)
Here is my card

hugs Ria

Sharon said...

I'm a little late, but my card is here
Sharon

Lesley said...

fab sketch...u can see my card at
http://pinklesdreams.blogspot.com/2008/10/mojo-monday.html
thanx lesley xxx

Carol Dunstan said...

thanks again for another great sketch, it was good to tackle one again. My card can be found here:
http://inkantations-and-inkarnations.blogspot.com/2008/10/bloomin-with-flowers.html

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing another fun sketch. Love your card--cute image! Here's my Halloween version: http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-halloween-stuff.html

Steph K said...

Love your sketch and your card is so adorable!

Here is mine:
http://handkraftedbystephanie.blogspot.com/2008/10/beautiful-you-mojo57.html

Cindy Haffner said...

Great sketch Julee here is mine. http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/occ-challenge_25.html

Kimberley said...

What a brilliant sketch my card is HERE

Sharron said...

What a darling card you made!
Thanks for the great sketch!

Wendy said...

Julee, finally I made some time for your wonderful sketch challenge! I've tried to get to it for a couple weeks! Here's my card. Thanks for the sketch!
http://stampupwithwendy.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/finally-a-sketch-challenge/

Vicky said...

Great sketch, I loved using it. I have uploaded my card to my blog which can be found here:

http://cuddlycards.blogspot.com/2008/10/mojo-monday-snowy.html

Hugs, Vicky x

Poppy said...


Here is my card.

cdaly said...

Thanks for a great sketch! Here's my take on it (although I did cheat a little with the aquare!)
http://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/2008/10/christmas-creations.html

Claire in Melbourne

Janine said...

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1105854?cat=500&ppuser=132530 is my card for this week's sketch. As usual your card is great.

scrapdebo said...

bonjour, voici ma petite carte :
http://scrapdebo.canalblog.com/archives/2008/10/26/11105648.html#comments
bises

femke said...

heey julee,

thanks for a great sketch.you can find my card here.

greetings femke

Jennie said...

Love this sketch! I made this earlier in the week and just remembered to link it here :)
http://www.stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/2008/10/mojo-madness-57.html

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Here is mine Julee - better late than never!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1106518?cat=500&ppuser=103425

Maria said...

I just found your blog last night. I totally love your cards.

And this sketch was so wonderful and inspiring, so I had to jump right in and make a card.

Here is my Christmas card.

Stephanie Hargis said...

Your card is absolutely adorable Julee! I love it! Here is my submission for this week's challenge! I am so glad I finally found time to play!

http://stephsstampinstuff.blogspot.com/2008/10/so-glad-were-friends.html

Cathy Y. said...

Well, I got a chance to play two weeks in a row (yippee). Better late than never. This was a fun sketch. Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1106990?limit=last14 Have a great week!

the Tapler Ohana said...

LOVED this sketch Julee!!! FUN! Here's mine...
http://jentapler.blogspot.com/2008/10/mojo-monday-57.html

Maren said...

I can't believe that I am a week behind! :-) Have a great one and thanks for another amazing sketch!
http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/2008/10/chemistry-sketches.html

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