Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mojo 155



Well, the kids are now back in school and if you listen closely, you may very well be able to hear a deep "....sigh....." coming from the West Coast LOL!  I love my kids to death, and so cherish the time we have together in the summer.  The only stresser is the lack of quantity "mommy time".  Someone once told me that for every hour an introvert spends with people they need two to three hours to themselves.  That being said, I have a lot of banked time and am not afraid to use it LOL!

Kids got good teachers.  My son and his best buddy are in the same class for the eighth year in a row (they met in Preschool), and other than my daughter not having her best friend in her class, all is good in the school world. 

Okay, enough babbling, on to the card.  First on the list to get done today was this week's Mojo sketch.  Since it is the first Monday of the month, a chance to win some free Verve is up for grabs so you don't have to ask me twice if I want to play along LOL!  My Verve order (which has tons of flower sets which I'm drooling to use) still hasn't arrived after almost three weeks!  Don't get me going on what I think about the border and our postal system!!!  So, in order to calm myself down a bit, I compromised by using my Vintage Vogue flowers.  Since the old creative juices are still a bit rusty, I stuck with a cream and black combo - nice and easy LOL!  This wonderful DP from my Costco pack was my springboard.  The black button is from a total score I got at Michael's!  They had some great little containers of buttons in quite a few colours for only $1.50!!  Needless to say, I got multiples of each colour :)

That's it for today.  Need to make a few more cards to get the mojo juices a-flowin' so I can get things done around the house and make more than one card while the kids are at school!  For now, slow and steady is winning the race LOL!

Have a great day and thanks for popping in :)




What's In It?
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue
Paper:  Costco DP Pack, Cream, Black
Ink:  Black, So Saffron
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Script Embossing Folder, Martha Steward Butterfly Punch, 5/8" Cream Satin Ribbon, Half Pearls, Scalloped Scissors, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

12 comments:

Danni said...

So pretty! It looks so classy and elegant with the black, white and cream combo!

Christina said...

Well, the "mommy time" clearly agrees with you, because this card is a knock-out! Absolutely gorgeous florals, dp, and embossed panels. I just love the black and cream, they make for a truly elegant card. And I completely agree with your statement about introverts needing more time to be alone. I look forward to cashing in on my own banked time in a couple of years!

Andrea Ewen said...

All I have to say is "YAY" for school! It doesn't look to me like you're rusty at all, this cards is pure GORGEOUSNESS! How strikingly elegant and eye pleasing! An awesome entry for Mojo this week...hope your Verve-y goodness arrives soon!

Vickie Z said...

Agree with Andrea- doesn't look like you are rusty!! Gorgeous card!! Hope those dang stamps get there soon!!

Kay said...

Gorgeous card! Love those flowers and that dramatic (and very effective) color combo!

ChristineCreations said...

Marisa, this is gorgeous I love the black and cream and the great flowers and details. I'm so with you on the introvert thing. When the house is quiet at home it's bliss! LOVE my kids....but I'm ok that they're in school now!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful, Marisa! And congrats on getting some quality stamping time in all by yourself :) I love the color combo you used. The black and saffron are so yummy together! My kids are off to a great start at school this year, too. Yay!! All is well.

Dawn B. said...

You are so cute.. I loved the introvert statistic.. I am so using that when my hubby asks what I did all day.. This is gorgeous.. I love the colors.. Great card Marisa..ENJOY

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card Marisa!!! Love your take on the Sketch!!! Happy to hear you have some *you* time again...I remember the day I put my girls on the bus and I did a huge happy dance...LOL!!! Enjoy your time!!! Hugs ~S~

Linda Callahan said...

Definite score on the buttons! This card is so elgeant from the colors to the design to the images!

Wanda Cullen said...

So classy and elegant in the cream and black...gorgeous card! Hey...there is nothing wrong with loving alone time! It's needed for our sanity - lol!

Susan (rainy) said...

Seriously! This is fabulous.. so elegant. What a beautiful take on the sketch.