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Monday, December 28, 2009

mojo Monday Week 119

Hi everyone!! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was pretty good...busy though. Believe it or not I never mailed any Christmas cards lol. I gave some out to coworkers of my hubby and I but none of our family or friends received any. Oh well, next year. It is mojo Monday of course so time for another rockin sketch from Julee! My sample and the sketch are below.

The set Jesus cares from Sweet N Sassy stamps is a perfect option for these types of cards since it is filled with great sentiments and scriptures. Pretty simple and straight forward card. I did distress the edges of the dp which is something that I have done done for awhile. I wanted to do some sewing on the card but it was late and I was just too tired lol.

I made this card for my friend Janice who was diagnosed with cancer (multiple myeloma) 3 days before Christmas. I thought it might be of encouragement to her since she will be visiting the oncologist this week. You can read more about her story on Caring Bridge if you are interested.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Jesus cares
CS- BG porcelain dp, certainly celery, Paper Temptress hot fudge and cryogen white
accessories- pearls, nestabilities, twill ribbon, primas, MS branch punch

There are some terrific samples from the mojo makers on the mojo Monday blog for you to see.

Thanks so much for visiting today and have a blessed day!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 118

Well, here it is Christmas week!! I am much farther behind this year than ever before. Of course, this is one of the first years that I have been working like a crazy woman. This week's mojo sketch is a pretty simple one and was just what I needed! Below is the sketch and my sample:

I used the adorable Snow Friends set from Sweet N Sassy stamps for my card. It is a perfect set for all winter cards- Christmas, Valentine's, or general occasion and it is super cute! I colored the snowpeople with copics and added some stickles as an accent for some sparkle. The main white layer was run through the swiss dots cb folder and then stamped with the sentiment. The piercing was done with the Victorian ornare border piercing template, it gives it just the right touch.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Snow Friends
CS- blue bayou, pink pirouette
accessories- swiss dots cb folder, eyelet lace punch, stickles, ornare piercing template, copics, stitched ribbon, button

Be sure to check out what the mojo makers have cooked up for you by stopping at the mojo Monday blog. You can get all the info needed to play along with the challenge there too!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Deer Friends Sketch

Well, today I called in sick to work per se. I have been working so much and just got so run down and behind on many things. So, while doing some laundry downstairs I just happened to walk into my craft area and create a card. I played along with the sketch challenge (SC259) on SCS and used that for my layout.

This is a digital stamp from Sweet N Sassy stamps called Deer Friends. The image actually has 2 reindeer in it but the image was cropped and enlarged using just one of the deer. That is one of the cool advantages of using digi images. Another advantage is that you have them immediately so if you still have some cards left to make you get still get this adorable image and get them done in time for Christmas! I colored it with copics and used rustic red shimmerz paint on the bow and berries as well as rhinestones in the antlers.

closer view

I also used one of SNSS discontinued sets called Jesus is Born for the sentiment on the inside of the card. It is now 70% off- are you kidding me???

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Deer Friends digital stamp, You Light up my Life (sentiment), Jesus is Born (inside of card)
CS- My Mind's Eye dp, riding hood red, baja breeze
accessories/tools- corner rounder punch, rhinestones, sewing machine, cb vintage dies, shimmerz paint, copics

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a blessed day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

mojo Monday Week 117

Good mojo Monday everyone! It has been quite some time since my last post. I apologize for that and I know how super busy all of us are. Between Christmas, working, sickness and the horrible weather that we have had recently I have had very little "me" time. I am happy to say that I did make a few cards this weekend so I will have another post in a day or so as well. Anyway, on to the mojo...below are the sketch and my sample.

This is from the newly released Trees of the Field set by Sweet n Sassy stamps. Just as a reminder also that $5 from every set purchased goes to the Anderson family who recently lost their 3yr old son Henry. It is such a great set that you can use for many different types of cards including masculine cards which for me are more difficult to make lol. I chose to do another wintry type card with it and I left off the sentiment because I am not sure if I will end up using it for Christmas or possibly as a thank you or thinking of you card. I sponged around the tree while in the die and added stickles as an accent to the tree.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Trees of the Field
CS- pink pirouette, olive, BG Eskimo kisses dp
accessories- pink satin ribbon, stickles, circle nesties, paper piercer, victorian pierceabilities

Don't forget to stop by the mojo Monday blog to see what mojolicious samples the mojo makers have cooked up to inspire you!

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sweet N Sassy December release

Today Sweet N Sassy stamps released 2 wonderful new sets, Punny Fruits and Veggies and Trees of the Field. I know that you are going to LOVE them both. Today I have a card featuring the Trees of the Field set.

I stamped the tree image several times and a couple of them I stamped off so that I would get some lighter trees in the bg. I sponged some blue ink to create a sky and horizon lines. To complete this wintry scene I added some stickles glitter glue of course LOL.

inside of card

I sponged blue ink on the inside using the negative opening from the oval that was die cut for the trees. I then stamped the sentiments inside using the Jesus is Born set and the Christmas poinsettia sets from Sweet N Sassy stamps.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Trees of the Field, Jesus is Born, Christmas Poinsettias
CS- CTMH black, white, star-spangled blue
accessories- stickles, cb embossing folder, grosgrain ribbon, oval nesties, white gel pen, black rhinestones

This set is a versatile set that can be used for sympathy, all occasion, Christmas, masculine- you name it! Not only that but some of the proceeds from the sales of this set are going to the Anderson family who recently lost their 3yr old son. You can read more about it HERE. There is also a great slide show on the SNSS website featuring many cards using the new sets.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a blessed day!