Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cherishing Mojo


So nice to be able to play along with Julee's Mojo sketch this week, especially since it is a contest week and Julee in her generosity allows each winner to select a Verve set of their choice.  Don't have to ask me twice if I want to participate as I'm always ready for some more Verve!!

The sketch had me in a fog for a few days but today the heavens opened and I was able to come up with a concept (told you my mojo was not playing nicely this week LOL). 

I found a scrap of this fun polka dotted DP and it was the springboard to the card.  I knew I wanted to go with a heart in lieu of the circle so out came my scalloped heart nesties, on to which I stamped a Hero Arts heart flourish image with Versamark.   In  hindsight, I should have probably clear embossed it, but too late now :)  The sentiment is from the Michael's $1.50 bin (still not sure why there is a 50% increase in price when it comes over the border - can you tell it is a pet peeve of mine LOL!) and I dressed it up with some black half pearls and a button with a baker's twine bow.  Now,  just have to wait and see if the power that be (aka Julee) decides it is worthy to be one of the winners this month.  Hint, hint Julee:  it's my birthday month....sorry, couldn't resist :)

It is so nice to be back  into a routine again.  I'm going to be working really hard at keeping my craft area neat and tidy this year, so feel free to ask me how I'm doing any time - I can use the accountability and I promise I won't get mad at you :)  In addition, I'm going to make sure I get my exercising in no matter what.  I've been doing Billy Blanks' Tae Bo DVDs again and just love his challenging work outs.  That mixed with some Nordic Track work outs and I should be able to minimize the flab factor - darn aging thing!

Thanks for popping in today.  Have an absolutely fabulous day :)




What's In It?
Stamps:
  Hero Arts, Studio G

Paper:  Black, Real Red, Recollections DP, White
Ink:  Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Heart Blocks Embossing Folder, Scalloped Heart Nesties, Black Half Pearls, Button, Baker's Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

22 comments:

Benzi said...

Marisa, this sure looks like a winner to me. Good luck getting the new Verve and that sure would be a nice birthday present. Too bad about the $1.00 bin being a $1.50 where you live...not fair, is it?

Love the flourish stamped on your heart and I'm always crazy about dots. Great job, Marisa...fingers crossed for you!

Emily Keaton said...

A beautiful take on that lovely Mojo sketch, Marisa! Maybe it's taking longer than usual, but I can clearly see that your Mojo is still there somewhere!!! I hear you on the darn aging thing. Boo hoo.

nitestamper said...

marvelous creation!!!!!
love, love your color combo
tfs:)

Vickie Z said...

Love these colors and how you laid them out!! Wonderful card. The sentiment is perfect and love the flourish at the end!! Been a busy week but, still hoping to get you cased for FS!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Looooove the pop of red against all the embossed white hearts! So classy, Marisa!

Nance said...

Adorable card Marisa! Love the EF in the BG and the flourish stamp on the heart--I agree, looks like a winner to me! Happy {early} birthday!

Heidi said...

Oh yes, Marissa this is a fabulous take on the MOJO monday sketch!

Wanda Cullen said...

I agree with Benzi...this card is a winner in my book! I really love what you've done with this sketch! Hope you're enjoying your current reign as featured stamper! :-)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Awesome job with the Mojo challenge Marisa!! Beautiful Valentine's card and love the dramatic colours!!

TannyP said...

Looks like a winner to me! Your embossing is beautiful and that sentiment is fabulous! (I'm with you on the Michaels price increase!) The stamping on th eheart is ink-credible =)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute valentine, I like the scalloped heart. I will make sure to ask how the desk is going. Can you come do mine so I can start this also. hee hee

Maureen said...

love the bold colours of red and white on this and all the loving hearts :) Gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Love the card. very clean and simple
Beautiful color combo!

Darlene said...

Wonderful card for this sketch Marisa. I love the flourish on the scalloped heart. The black and red look so striking against the embossed hearts. Love the pearls:)

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER...fabulously mojolicious GF!!! Love this card!!! Hugs ~S~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card with the sketch~ Funny I do keep telling myself to get off the rear end and use the treadmill I have - but that would require doing the ironing "to do" that is hanging on it~~ lol

Vicki said...

This is gorgeous Marisa, I agree a definite winner in my book!!!

Sue Kohler said...

this is absolutely brilliant Marisa (dots are my weakness!), love the clean and crisp white background, the twine is a perfect way to finish it off!! good luck!! :)

Pam~ said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful elements have made this card a winner!

Sankari W. said...

So sweet!! Love the way you did the sketch!!! I hope to send you a real card (not an invisible one ;) during your bday month!!! Big hugs!!!

Nance said...

D'oh, I just realized this card was for The Paper Players too. Geesh, that's what late night blogging will get me. Anyway, I love it! Thanks for joining us TWICE at the Paper Players! {hugs}

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful, Marisa! Love that big old red heart against all the white. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!