Monday Gratitude

Did y'all have a good weekend? We had a hilarious time trying to put up our Christmas tree. It's pre-lit and every year we search and search to find the final cord to power the bottom tier of lights. Usually I'm the one who finds it, but we spent over an hour combing through the tree, to no avail. All we came up with was the end without the prongs, which really doesn't do us much good! I swear, if we end up finding it, I'm wrapping it in neon pink ribbon for next year! LOL So our Christmas tree is up, but there aren't any ornaments until I figure out if I can live with no lights on the bottom, or if we need to get a new tree. :)

Anyhow, you're probably here for my Mojo Monday card and not for my jabbering on, so let's get to it. The last week of the month, I always try to squeeze in a square card, because I just love them so much! I was inspired by this really cool paper from the Victoria line by 7 Gypsies. The butterfly is actually printed on the paper, and I cut it out and popped it up as an accent. I used the circle frame from Verve's new Thankful Accents set, as well as a pendant and sentiment from the same set. I hand cut the sentiment panel, (although I do wish I'd stamped the pendant on both ends, it looks a little too arrowish to me, but I had originally planned for a bigger embellishment on that side that didn't quite work out.) I slid some polka dot ribbon through the sentiment panel and tied in a bow and embellished with a pretty flower button from my stash. Some sponged edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and some Liquid Pearls and I was done.

And today's the last day of our big Weekend Sale over at Verve. There's over 40 sets on sale, with prices that will make you smile. The Weekend Sale ends tonight (11/30) at midnight, so if you're in the market for some deals, don't delay! :) We've also got our three newest sets and all of our winter sets on sale through December 15.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. rofl Julee! Ours is pre-lit too and each year I struggle to find the cords! Hope you found it and are all decorated now!

    Your card is gorgeous! Love the rich and warm colours you used! Hope I can play along again today!

  2. oh. my. word. this is just gorgeous. love your arrow tag. so, so pretty.

  3. Thanks for my my morning giggle :D I vote for hot pink ribbon on the ends of the plugs for next year. Lovely card as always. Great multi-layers on the focal panel.

  4. We finally just got a pre-lit tree this year and I'm going to make sure we mark the cords! Thanks for the heads up LOL!!! Your card is GORGEOUS!

  5. This is just gorgeous! Stunning!!

  6. Gorgeous card! Will you send some of that Mojo my way?

  7. This is Gorgeous!!
    LOL at you lights story! I keep trying to talk my DH into getting a pre-lit tree. I think he would appreciate your story! :-)Traci

  8. I know the drill. we also have a pre-lit tree and I passed it on this year to a family member. Funny bit about neon pink. gave me a giggle.
    Your card is absolutely stunning. I love it!I love the button, ribbon, butterfly and the scallops with the white dots is sooo pretty. also. the with gratitude sentiment on the arrow is perfect. what a beauty of a card!


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