Friday, December 31, 2010

Viva la Verve/All You Need Is LOVE











Happy Friday, I will be shopping all day with girlfriends, but wanted to quickly share this weeks Viva la Verve sketch.  I also used the CASE Study #20 card as my inspiration and played along with Jessie Rone's new challenge to use a forgotten stamp set, you can learn more here, FSF04.  The sentiment is Verve and it is called Love's Flower.  I was real happy with my card at first and now I am lookin at it and thinkin..."what was I thinkin"....lol.  It is prettier IRL, the pink and fuchsia blend very nicely!  I can't wait to see your fabulous card creation.......it is a great sketch!  Enjoy!
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Stamps:  Love's Flower(Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, Black, and Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  Glittered Heart, Prima Flower, SU Square Punch, Janome, Distressing, Gemstones, and 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Enjoy Your Day














Hello friends, I have a card to share that I made for a couple of challenges.  I have been super busy created, you know the Verve release is coming the first Friday of the New Year.....Jan, 7.  You don't want to miss it, stay tuned to the Verve Blog for all the details!  There is also a year end sale going on, check it out to save on your favorite stamps....Verve!  I used the set from Verve call Birthday Wish, yes it's on sale...woohoo!  I added stitching, and a distressed flag tag.  The fabric flower with jumbo ric rac leaves complete my card.  I am playing along with the 411 Sketch Challenge and The Play Date Cafe, PDCC62.  I have a day of shopping with girlfriends planned for tomorrow...I think that is a great way to end the year, don't you?  We will be hitting Starbucks first thing and then onto a stamping store that we have not been to.  It is about two hours away....a day of fun!  I know I will enjoy my day, I hope you do too!
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Stamps:  Birthday Wish(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla(SU), and Flirty Fun Lovin Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  SU Square Punch, Janome, Fabric Flower, Jumbo Ric Rac, SU Ribbon, Lace Trim, sponging, and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

To Comfort You


Good morning, I am sharing with you today I sympathy card I made; I really need to keep more of these on hand.  I used the stamps from JustRite, called Sympathy Nested Sentiments....which happens to be on sale.  I luv what this says, I always feel like I cannot say enough to express how sorry I am for the loved one.  I also used the new Spellbinders made for JustRite, you have got to pick yours up.  I have always wanted something to make corner tabs or the photo corners....I used the set here for this card.  There is another set too, you can see it here.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for JustRite and Spellbinders...woohoo!  I did a little spongin, stitching, added the beautiful May Arts Lace Trim and ribbon.  The sweet butterflies complete my soothing sympathy card.  I used the Curtain Call Colors.  I hope you have a wonderful inspiring day....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Sympathy Nested Sentiment(JustRite)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kraft, White, and Pear Pizazz Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Baja Breeze and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, SU Butterfly Die, May Arts Lace Trim, Ribbon, Spellbinders Nesties, Gemstones, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Heartfelt Thanks















Once again, I have some heartfelt thank you notes to send out after Christmas......I have been so very blessed again this year!  I used my JustRite sets, In The Moonlight and Decorative Borders set.  The In the Moonlight set is adorable...I used the sentiment from that set.  It has a cute image too, so be sure to check it out.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the border and SU old olive for the sentiment.  I added buttons, stitching, and olive trim.  The circles where cut with the Spellbinders Circle Nesties and Blossom Nesties.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the black card base.  I used the colors from the Color Q, CQC65 , CAS99, and the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketch Challenge, ICS95.  I have been creating and chillin this week, a real pleasure and dh is home with me to boot....yippie!  Have a super week and thank you so much for your comments and visits, they mean so much to me!  Enjoy.
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Stamps:  Decorative Borders Set and In The Moonlight(JustRite)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento) and Old Olive(SU)
Paper:  Black, Grey, White, and Designer Paper(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Blossom Nesties, Circle Nesties, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Buttons, Bakers Twine, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch-Love and Life








Good morning, I hope your Christmas was wonderful and you made some great memories this year.  We had wonderful family times, it was fun and exciting!  We also got a little snow, not as much as the north eastern part of the states(I will take a little of what they are getting though, I know my friend Wanda is saying "NO"...hi Wanda *waving*)  On to today's Mojo Monday Sketch, this week it is circle or square.  I luv this square sketch, I will surely be using it in the very near future.  I used the sentiment from the last Verve release called Text Objects and it is on sale.  Speaking of sale, all the Verve stamps are on sale; be sure to head over to the Verve store and check it out...woohoo.  I used the heart shape die Nestie and sponged around to give the shape of a heart and then I stamped the sentiment over top, I added paper flowers and SU ribbon and lace to complete my little circle card.  Super easy, but I really like the affect of the sponging.  I hope you have a great week, I plan on getting some creating in as well a more r and r.  I luv to go and get out, but I also enjoy being in, especially when it has been as cold and windy as it has been here.  I do have a day trip of shopping planned with my girlfriends...yippie....luv that!  If you play along be sure to add the keyword Mojo171 to online galleries and link your fabulous creation to the Mojo Monday Blog.....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Text Objects(Verve)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Websters Pages Designer Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Blossom Nesties, SU Ribbon, Lace, Prima Paper Flowers, and 3D Foam Squares

Friday, December 24, 2010

Viva la Verve/Wonderful Time Of Year

Happy Friday and Christmas Eve, I know many of you will be starting the family festivities, but I hope you can make time to squeeze in the Viva la Verve sketch.  The divas are giving Amber a little break this month and I am bringing you this weeks sketch.  I used the Verve Christmas release for this card.  I adore the Vintage Oval Frame, I cut a mat to be able to layer my sentiment panel.  I added stitching, beautiful May Arts ribbon, and rounded the corners.  You could win the entire Verve release that will take place on January 7, you have to get all of the sketches for December completed and uploaded to the Champion Thread to be eligible.  I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement!  I am sooo excited about 2011 and I look forward to creating with you through the year...enjoy!
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Stamps: Glad Tidings, Winter Mittens, and Vintage Oval Frame(Verve)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White(SU), and Winter Designer Paper(Echo Park)
Ink: Baja Breeze and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories: Verve Vintage Oval Frame Die, May Arts Ribbon, SU Ribbon, Janome, Corner Rounder, Buttons, Bakers Twine, Scissors, and 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Beautiful Birthday



Another quick card for you, I used the Skipping Stones Sketch, SSD56.  The butterfly and sentiment are both Skipping Stones too.  I heat embossed the butterfly and popped it up, adding dimension was today's WT302.
The paper is My Mind's Eye and it is called Tickled Pink Fine & Dandy.  I added zig zag stitching and a gorgeous embellishment from Webster's Pages.   I hope you day is going well...enjoy!
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Stamps: Always Here(Skipping Stones Designs)
Paper: White and My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Janome, My Mind's Eye Ribbon, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, Webster's Pages Gem, and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sweet Ellie













 

Hello friends, I am a little late getting a creation to you today.  I have busy cleaning, wrapping gifts, and designing some last minute tags and cards.  I do enjoy the hustle and bustle just a bit, I do not let it stress me, I try to enjoy the Christmas cheer!  I am sharing this adorable elephant from JustRite called Ellie Time, isn't that the cutest face, so sweet.  I added a glass glittery heart in his hands, a carnival ticket with the sentiment "I love you".  I distressed the edges, added stitching, and curled the corner in for more texture and detail.  I used the copic paper X-Press for the main image.  I heat embossed it using Judikins embossing powder 
and then colored the image with copics.  I used today's SC312 and the Color Q, CQC64 colors.  I want to encourage you to remain calm during the next couple of days, the only thing that matters is each other and remembering the real reason we celebrate Christmas.  The birth of Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Enjoy.
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Stamps:  Ellie Time(JustRite)
Paper:  White, Old Olive(SU), X-Press Paper(Copic), and Designer Paper(Basicgrey)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento) and Copics
Accessories:  Janome, Ribbon, Glass Glitter, Carnival Ticket, Distressing Tool, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, and 3D Foam Squares

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

LOVE


I had to squeeze in another post for you to see, I wanted to play along with today's CC302; to use black, red, and white.  I might use these colors the rest of the week, they are gorgeous!  I might also make Valentine/Love cards the rest of the week too.....hehehehe.  I have to admit; love, hearts, smitten, Valentine, hugs & kisses they are my favorite creations to make...you have heard me say it before...."I love, love."  I am such a hopeless romantic, I tell my dh all the time....every movie is really a love story of sorts.  He will be watching one of his shoot em up movies and somebody is falling in love amongst the gun fire...lol.  I also started out using the sketch from Card Patterns #95, it got a little off during the  love scenes..lol.  The "love" sentiment and the adorable flourishes on the side are all Verve(see below for exact sets) stamps.  Enjoy. 
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Stamps:  Filigree Fantasy and Text Objects(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), and Lush Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(SU) and Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  Gemstone Flourish, Button, Baker's Twine, Ribbon, Labels Fourteen Nesties, and 3D Foam Squares

You're In My Thoughts!












Good morning, I am counting down the days until Christmas, I still have right much to do.  My dh has to work today and tomorrow and then he will be off with me.....yippie!  We will have to hit an Olive Garden while we are off, it is one of our favorite places to eat.
I have another card to share, just like I promised(trying to share something every day this week).  I have been back and forth between Christmas cards and general cards, trying to mix things up a bit.  Today's card I used the adorable flower from a newest Verve release set called Amazing Wishes and the heart is from the set Text Objects, I luv this set!  It has some of the sweetest quotes written in text form, perfect for backgrounds or inked lightly behind a main image and they both are all sale...woohoo.  This is a super simple card, I added some yummy white lace trim sent to me by Piali(waving and sending hugs), thank you so much girl...you are a sweetheart!  Did you here she will be guest designing for Verve in January....eeeeekkkk...so glad to have you!  I used the Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL121 and the CAS98, to be inspired by this so cute apron.  I hope your day is productive and fun...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Amazing Wishes and Text Objects(Verve)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kraft, Old Olive, and Nursery Suite Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Baja Breeze and Old Olive(SU)
Accessories:  Ek Success Border Punch, SU Embossing Folder, Button, Burlap String, Lace Trim, Corner Rounder, and 3D Foam Squares

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch-Happy Birthday


Good morning mojo makers, it is time for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch, Mojo170I have been wanting to use the cream colored fabric flowers I just purchased.  I thought the half circle at the top of the sketch was perfect for one, I also added a bling embellishment.  I used the one of the Pink Paislee Ornament Elements for the sentiment....these are so elegant and fun....you can even sponge and distress them too.  The birthday sentiment is from the Verve Big Wish set.  I stitched the top panel and added silky black ribbon, the stitching is also today's TLC304 challenge.  Well, yesterday I told you that I would have a creation for everyday this week, this is Day 1, be sure to check in tomorrow for another creation!  Have a super Monday, this will be a great week...life is really what you make it, make yours fabulous...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Big Wish(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Riding Hood Red and Love Letter Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  Pink Paislee Ornament Elements, Janome, SU Ribbon, Fabric Flower, Gemstones, and 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dreaming of A White Christmas












I created this for the Dirty Dozen Sketch Challenge and the theme challenge of music.  I have been singing "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas."  We got snow a couple of days ago and it has been so cold that there is still snow on the ground; that might have to do, but I would really like to have fresh snow...hehehe.  I used the Curtain Call Colors Act61.  I will be home this week and plan on posting something every day....now that I have told you that I will have to stick to it...lol.  I used the gorgeous snowflakes from the Verve set Glad Tidings and the sentiment is from the set Merry Wishes.  I added glitter to the snowflakes, I can hardly make naked snowflakes anymore...hehehehe.....I am so luvin chunky glitter.  I used stitching and my EK Success border punch on the bottom.  I tied it with bakers twine, I figured I had better start using the bakers twine instead of collecting it.  I finished it off with a SU button.  Make the most of your day and time with family, the days go by so quickly...enjoy!       
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Stamps:  Glad Tidings and Merry Wishes(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), and Designer Paper(K & Company)
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, Glass Glitter, Baker's Twine, SU Button, Gemstones, EK Success Border Punch, Embossing Folder, and 3D Foam Squares

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Butterfly Birthday


Hello friends...I decided to take a break from making Christmas cards and make a Birthday card.  I used the card from CASE Study #19 as inspiration, along with today's IC263 to use one of Don Cherry's fun jackets.  I also used the colors from the JUGS64 Challenge.  I used the SU butterfly die cut outs for my main focal point, these butterflies are a must have!  I added the famous glass glitter ...hehehe..for the butterfly wings.....isn't it sparkly and gorgeous?  I used bakers twin, with gemstones and a pearl for accent.  I cut out two sets of the border using Tim Holt'z dies.  The birthday sentiment is from an older set of Verve's called Big Wish, it is darling, check it out!  I hope you have a wonderful day....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Big Wish(Verve)
Paper:  Kraft(PTI), Unknown Designer Papers
Ink:  Baja Breeze(SU) and Tim Holt's Distressing Ink
Accessories:  Tim Holt'z Die, Bakers Twine, Gemstones, Pearls, Button, Burlap String, Janome, Sponging, Glass Glitter, SU Butterfly Die, Lace Trim, and 3D Foam Squares

Thank You!

I wanted to give a shout out to Samantha and Tammy White for the "Stylish Blogger Award"  thank you so much!  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of you who visits and comments.  Be sure to get over to their blogs Expressions Of Craftaholic and  So Happy Scrappin and show them some luv!  If you are reading this post, grab the award and pass it on.  The one thing I want to share is that I am going to CHA this year...woot woot...I am pumped!  I get to meet my friend Michelle and lots of other fabulous ladies...I will have lots of photos to share.  That is if I not in them....hehehehe....I proof the camera all the time, I rarely like pictures of me.  Thanks again....enjoy!    

Friday, December 17, 2010

Let It Snow


Good morning peeps, it is Friday and I am thrilled...I am off from work until January 4, we got snow yesterday(not as much as I would have like to have gotten, but we did get about 4 or 5 inches...woohoo), and I am sharing this weeks Viva la Verve card with you.  Amy has brought us this weeks fabulous sketch,  you can get all the details here I used the cute mitten set from Verve.  The set is called Winter Mittens, these mittens are so cute!  I used the sentiment "Let It Snow" from the set Holiday Phrases.  I paper pieced the mittens, ran them through a SU embossing folder and added SU glitter, these are so cute...I would luv to have a pair just like them!  This is also my submission the CCEE1050 Challenge to use mittens.  I stamped the gorgeous snowflake from the set Glad Tidings and cut it out and added a clear gemstone.  I used some of my favorite SU designer paper from a  couple of years ago.  And I could not leave out the stitching...hehehe....I hope your Friday is great!  I will be getting out to do a little shopping, I luv getting out in the snow....enjoy!  
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Stamps:  Glad Tidings, Holiday Phrases and Winter Mittens(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, White, and Older Designer Paper(SU) 
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, SU Glitter, Gemstone, Janome, Ribbon, and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cute Snow Family



Hello peeps....I hope you are doing well.....I am sharing another Christmas card.  I must confess I have not gotten all of mine done yet.  I only need a few more, this one is for a neighbor.  I used the adorable snowman images from JustRite, called Sparky and Friends a cute little snow family.  I used the Christmas Nested Frames sentiment.  I colored it with copics on X-Press It Blending card stock and added glitter...yes glitter again.  This time I used the finer sparkly glitter from Art Institute.  I used the Nested Frame Custom Dies For JustRite to cut the sentiment....I finished it with ribbon and a button.  I also used
Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC96 and this is my submission to the Dirty Dozen Musical Theme Challenge I was singing "Frosty The Snowman" while making my card...lol.  I hope your day is great...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Sparky and Friends and Christmas Nested Frames(JustRite)
Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Chocolate Chip, White(SU) and Wintertime Designer Paper(Echo Park) 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso(SU), and Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon, Janome, Nested Frame Custom Dies JustRite, Button, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday To You


Hello friends, it is bitter cold here...brrrr...I think everyone has super cold temperatures though......stay warm!  I am sharing my take on The Monday Lunchtime Sketch, TSSC152; I so adore this weeks sketch.  It is surely one I will reach for again...super!  I need a birthday card for my dh, his birthday is Thursday......I wanted something simple but I had to add that glittery heart...I do love him very much and want him to know that!  I cut the heart out of thin cardboard, cover it with crystal effects and glass glitter to make this stunning glittery heart...so simple!  I used his favorite colors, green and brown.  I used the birthday sentiment which is from Verve's set Birthday Bash.  I hope your week is going well....make time to create.  Enjoy!
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Stamps:  Birthday Bash(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip(SU) and Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, EK Success Border Punch, Glass Glitter, Cardboard, SU Crystal Effects, Ribbon, and 3D Foam Squares

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mojo Christmas Blessings


Good morning, it is time for another fabulous Mojo Sketch, I luv Monday's...don't you?  Julee always brings a great sketch, I am luvin the rounded corners on this one.  I used the Plain Jane stamp "Christmas Blessings" and stamped the sentiment and then sponged around the sides.  I used a large button and added it to an accordion flower I made.  I also added stitching, the papers are from Cosmo Cricket.  I hope you can make time to play along with us, the mojo makers always have fabulous creations to share.  Be sure to head over to the Mojo Monday Blog and check them out!  Are you counting down the days, I know I am...I actually have two count downs going.  The first one is how many more days I have to work until my Christmas break..four more days..wooohoo.  Thursday is my last day until after the first of the year, I am so excited!  The other countdown is thirteen days away, until Christmas morning.  I luv the feel of Christmas day, it seems so peaceful.  I hope you are preparing for the fun and festivities!  Enjoy.
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Stamps:  Christmas Blessings Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Confetti Vanilla, and Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, Scor Buddy, Burlap String, SU Button, Sponging, Ribbon, and 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Believe













 

Hi all, I hope your day was good, it is super cold here in Virginia....only in the 20's during the day....brrrrr.  Like I always say, if it has to be that cold I want snow....hehehehe.  I am sharing another Christmas card with you, it is a CAS(clean and simple) style.  I wanted to play with the Mondays CAS96, to use bows.  I used this fabulous ribbon from Webster's Pages, I cannot tell you how wonderful Webster's Pages(out of stock) trims are....I luv'em...the packs are full of different styles, textures, and colors.  I added a gorgeous clear gem to the center by The Paper Studio.  I used my favorite stamp from Stampendous, it is called Sacred Believe....the script and scrolls on this sentiment are gorgeous!  I also played along with The Play Date Cafe, PDDC58; to use red and white.  I used the gorgeous red paper by Prism called Blush Red Dark.  I used the Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL119.  I hope you have great holiday plans for the weekend, the festivities are starting.....stay warm and enjoy!
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Stamps:  Sacred Believe(Stampendous)
Paper:  Blush Red Dark(Prism) and White(SU)White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(SU)
Accessories:  Paper Studio Gem, Webster's Pages Trim, Sizzix Embossing Folder, and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let Heaven and Nature Sing


Hello friends, I am sharing my take on today's SCS310.  I used the JustRite Image from the set Christmas Treasures Borders & Centers....I adore this set.  This set has two images that are from Bethlehem on that Holy Christmas night.  I colored the image with copic markers.  I used Websters Pages designer paper Waiting For Santa, I luv Webster's Pages, papers...if you have not tried them check them out!  I also added the gorgeous Webster's Pages Trim...luv this too!  I added a button, a little stitching, and distressing and my card is complete.  I hope you have had a wonderful week, the weekend is just around the corner and I am counting down my days until my Christmas break...woohoo.....8 more days and I will have 18 days off......eeeekkk...I am so excited.  Enjoy.
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Stamps:  Christmas Treasures Borders & Centers(JustRite)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla(SU), and Waiting For Santa(Webster's Pages)
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa and Copics
Accessories:  Websters Pages Trim, Distressing Tool, Button, Janome, Circle Nesties, and 3D Foam Squares 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch-Friendship












Good morning, it is time for another fun Mojo Monday sketch....this one is perfect for the new Verve set Text Objects.  I cannot tell you how cute this set is, the text is so sweet and the sailboat..look how cute?  I paper pieced this cutie using the color from Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge, I hand drew the little heart on the side.  I am also submitting this in the Moxie Fab Challenge to make a Love creation, there is nothing that says "love" more than a great friendship...I am friends with two gals I have been friends with since the third grade, how cool is that?  These girls are true friends and this new Verve sentiment says it perfectly!  I hope you will join us for this weeks mojo sketch, it is a contest week......woohoo!  Have a bright and sunny Monday....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Text Objects(Verve)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink:  Kraft and Real Red(SU)
Accessories:  Nesties Labels Twelve, Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, Buttons, and 3D Foam Squares