Hi friends!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time to kick off our Mojo Monday contest week.  Play along with this week's sketch for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from Verve!  We add another winner for every 50 entries, so enter as many times as you like to improve your chances!

We had a great big, busy weekend.  We hosted a big 4th of July barbecue on Saturday and then headed to my sister's house yesterday to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary.  It was great to visit with friends of my parents that I hadn't seen since I graduated high school and was a super special day. Today my little ones are off to their first day of pre-school. So for my card today, I picked a sentiment that kind of summed up how I was feeling....  so many possibilities surrounding me with actually having time to truly devote to Verve and my own creative life.  Overwhelming optimism and heartbreaking sadness are at war in my head space right now and I'm pretty sure this is going to be a roller coaster of a week for me.

All of the stamps are from the The Buzz set.  I stamped the sentiment on a stitched circle and matted with black. Then I randomly stamped my own DIY paper with the big and small bee images from the set, coloring the bee stripes with a copic marker and then sponging each layer with antique linen.  The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye and I cut the bee with the coordinating The Buzz Die Set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers have cooked up with today's sketch.  Have a great start to your week!

Mojo Monday 405 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: The Buzz (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic black (SU!), cream (Neenah), Lost & Found Antique (MME)
Ink: black archival, antique linen distress (Ranger), copic marker
Accessories: The Buzz Die Set ( A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), embossing folder (Darice)


  1. Adorable card. Love the new sketch.

  2. Wonderful card! Love that sentiment! We all will be anxious to hear how the first day of pre-school goes! Good luck MOM!

  3. Julee, this is such a great card. I love the black and white with a touch of color. {Hugs} on your little ones new adventure. Sometimes it's hard to be the mom!!

  4. LOVE this "bee" card, too cute. Great combination of papers and embossing.

  5. They will definitely grow up quickly. You'll be at their high school graduation before you know it! Love your card using the Buzz set! Makes such a fun background.

  6. Adore that bee bg and the card as a whole. Adorable!! So glad you had a wonderful weekend of celebrations as lots of wonderful things to celebrate!! Hang in there wtih the school transition ((hugs)). Remember it well....it gets easier after a bit and exciting as you see their minds developing and learning new things they want to share with you when they get home and also allows you the coveted and much needed "mommy time".

  7. Such a pretty card I think I just have to get the bee stamp and die set it is the cutest ever and you certainly know how to show it. I love how you made the BG paper and the embossing folder works perfect with it.I hope your little guys have a great time at pre-school and you can stay at peace about it. Have a great week. Thanks for the fun challenge and the great sketch.

  8. Just love that bee stamp set - it's a real buzz. Kids grow so fast so enjoy the chaos, because now mine are 19 and 22 and the house is quiet and it is scary (when they are gone)! Now it's just me and the cats.

  9. The sentiment is awesome and I really like this stamp set. Fun card!

  10. Beautiful card, Julee! Love this new set and your fun take on the sketch!

  11. Thanks for sharing your sweet card. LoVe it.
    I bet the boys had fun. Remember it may be a little emotional roller coaster ride for them as well. There may be a day or two of tears here and there.
    I taught pre-school for 17 years and would always tell the parents to call me when they got to work so they could hear that their little one really was okay and had stopped crying. Once the kiddos are there they get involved with what is going on and hanging with their friends.
    Sending you hugs.

  12. WOW! your card is simply gorgeous! I love how you kept everything relevant, and visually interesting. Super clever, and inspiriting!


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