Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Another Mojo Monday!  Yeah, I've actually managed to make one a week... at least.   I'm posting last weeks because I couldn't get it posted since I made it for my Cousin's Birthday and I didn't want anyone to see it until after she did....not that she even visits my blog, but you never know.  This weeks sketch was a little hard for me.  I looked at it and saw snowflakes.....but then a whole lot of other people saw the same thing.  I will save the sketch and make some snowflake cards for me but I wanted to do something other than  what everyone else did and got stumped.  I realized this morning that my daughter's friend is having his Birthday on Thanksgiving this year and had totally spaced it off...with that in mind I set out with Thanksgiving in mind...back to the fall colors!  This card is NOT what I had originally intended, the only thing that stayed was the turkey but I won't bore you with the details of my chaotic thought process.

The Turkey is cut with the Cricut "Thanksgiving" cartridge.  The patterned papers may have been a little much but I didn't want him to be boring.  The background is a tan CS that I used a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder from Sizzix on.  I roughed up the surface a little with a sanding block then ran my brayer through some Vintage Photo Distress Ink that was watered down just a little and ran it across a couple of times to bring out the wood grain.  I really liked the way it turned out.  I cut the leaves with Spellbinder's "Assorted Leaves" dies, stamped some veins on them and inked them up with Distress Inks...Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo.  I got a package of feathers a long time ago and I happened to spy them on my rummaging foray so I thought they would work well with the whole Turkey theme but they were shades of grey...you can color almost anything with Copic markers!  I added a button with hemp twine and there you go.  The patterned paper used on the Turkey is from the Fall Pack from DCWV, the twiggy stuff is from Basic Gray.  You can't see it here but I used a little stickles on the dots around the turkey....gotta have some sparkle.

A close up of the leaves and feathers.

Here's last week's card that I made with the #267.

I love to work with fall colors and paper.....can you tell?

Happy Thanksgiving to all, may God Bless you with abundance.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


My second Mojo card!   Just had to do a Shabby Chic with this sketch and I actually got it done in time to post!

The background paper is from the Luxury Stack from DCWV, the floral is unknown (a scrap), and the other 2 are from the Tres Chic Stack, also from DCWV.  The CS is Bazzil Basics..which I had to drive 45 miles one way to get (yes, I am a little crazy, or rather OCD) since I couldn't find the right color of green to match the floral paper.  All three matched but I couldn't decide which one to use so I used all three.  Easier than spending hours trying to make a decision.....that's why it takes me all day to make one card.  (Heavy sigh)  I will never be able to make a living at this!  Another dilemma.......not the right shade of green for the ribbon either but I didn't know that until AFTER I got back....the actual color is much closer to the mid-color green than what shows in the picture, I took some white organza ribbon and colored it with a Copic marker.  I wish I had the money to buy all the ribbon I think I need!  I also had a 50% off coupon so I used it to buy the Floral Ovals set from Spellbinders so I had to use it.....The little flowers and leaves are make with Fiskars punches, the sentiment is from Verve's Circular Sayings.  I was originally going to use the Birthday Wishes stamp from the same set but changed my mind because the words on the square piece lent itself more to the Thinking of you.  Welcome to my chaotic mind.  I finished off the bow with a small button and some hemp twine. Oh, there is some Diamond stickles in the flower centers, and I used Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I guess that about covers it all.  Hope you had a great weekend and a BIG Thank You to all the Veterans who have served for us!   I guess I will have to use tomorrow's sketch to make a Thank You card!!!!!  (Maybe) lol.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Another Mojo Monday!  Well......I actually started this on Tuesday and got pics today but who's keepin' track anyway?

I can't really give the low down on most of this.......the papers are scraps from last year, the Santa Image I downloaded and am really sorry to say that the name of the artist is nowhere to be found on the file....I really love this Santa and it's a fine piece of artwork and am really upset with myself for not jotting down the artist name somewhere so they can get credit.  Behind Santa (you can barely see it) is the round motiff from Spellbinder's Moroccan Motifs, the scroll is a Verve Stamp pared with the die to cut it out with, the word "believe" is from a set of sentiments by Fiskars.  The background is plain white CS that I overlaid with an Impressibility from Spellbinder and then sponged with gold ink from Encore.  The borders above and below the scroll are from K & Co.  The ribbon is from Offray.  Oh, and around Santa is sponged some Antique Linen Distress Ink from Ranger.  I haven't decided what to do with the inside yet....it will come to me eventually!  I want something that has to do with the magic of Christmas....Any ideas?  Anyway, good luck to all of us that post this week.....hope we win some of Verve's Gorgeous Stamps!  Holiday Blessings to All!