Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mojo 189



I am scrambling to get this Mojo Monday sketch up before the deadline!!  Just 15 minutes to go, so this will be short and sweet for now.

Loved the sketch and was so happy to be able to use these wonderful My Mind's Eye Stella Rose DPs.  Totally yummy colours!

The circle just screamed flowers to me so no need to twist my rubber arm as to whether I would use my new Verve flowers and dies.  Sorry, can't help myself....love my Verve flowers too much and since it is Mother's Day, I'm treating myself to another card using them :)  Keep them coming, Julee LOL!

The cream panels at the top and bottom of the card looked a bit plain so rather than emboss them I decided to distress them instead (just for you, Andrea).  I'm quite happy with the outcome and now must await the verdict from Julee. Don't know how she does it with so many fabulous entries - I'm sure it is not easy!  This card also qualifies for the Paper and Such challenge of making a birthday card.

For those of you who are wondering, we survived our weekend of cooking for the youth.  I think the best part of the weekend was seeing both my kids helping with prep on Friday and then my daughter being an amazing help all Saturday (about 12 hours worth!) as she is now too old for the retreat (my son got to partake in it).   They rolled about 600 meatballs and we baked over 600 cookies on Friday.   Serving together as a family was delightful fun, provided us with wonderful memories and gave me the best Mother's Day gift I could have asked for - family time and seeing my kids growing up and learning what it means to serve others.  Yup, my mommy heart is pretty full to overflowing today :)





What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Bloom and Grow, Great Friend (sentiment)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Stella Rose, Real Red So Saffron, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Cream Linen
Ink:  Early Espresso, Close to Cocoa, Real Red
Accessories:  SU Border Punch, (Verve) Elegant Leaves  and  Floral Circles Die, Script Embossing Folder, (SU) Large and Small Oval Punches, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Twine, (SU) Distressing Tool, Half Pearls, Dimensioanls

21 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Phew, you made it!! Love this, Marisa! Great colors & I love all the texture you achieved. You definitely can't go wrong with the layered flower, either :) Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! Happy Mother's Day :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Great Mojo card! Love the distressed edges and must see that die on my next order! Glad you survived the w/e...sounds like hard work, but rewarding and fun as well!

Susan (rainy) said...

Marisa this is fabulous.. so many wonderful elements and textures. Just beautiful.

TannyP said...

You did a fabulous job with the Mojo sketch, Marisa! Love those flowers - can't wait for mine to arrive =) The distressing looks great and again, those pearls are fabulous!

Sounds like a fantastic day - so glad to hear it! All those meatballs & cookies - you must've been machines getting all that done =)

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful colors and fabulous detailing, Marisa! Do I see paper distressing? Love how you layered the flowers! Beautifully done! WOW! That is A LOT of meatballs and cookies! Awesome work!

Katina said...

What a great family weekend Marisa! Your kids sound fab and you have every reason to feel so proud, but what great parents they have in teaching them such wonderful values.
They also have an incredibly talented Mummy as this is another beautiful creation! xxx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely card, great colors and hope it made it in time for the sketch.
Sounds like they were little bakers this weekend. Glad you had a great weekend!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Marisa this is gorgeous!!! Love how you used this sketch and all the texture is fab!!! :)

Benzi said...

Marisa, your card is so pretty and I do love those flowers, too.
I can tell you fully enjoyed your Mother's Day and I can see why. Nothing like family time. Six hundred meatballs and cookies...now, that a lot!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful, Marisa! Love the colors and the distressing at the top and bottom is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Rebekah said...

What fab bright colours Marisa thanks so much for playing at Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

Vickie Z said...

Okay, honestly... I think I've lost my mind!! Thought I had already commented!! Love the colors on this card!! Great use of the sketch! Kudos to the kids and you for all your giving of time and energy!!

Vicki B. said...

so pretty Marisa!!! Love it!

Julie said...

Beautiful card Marissa....I just adore that paper! Thanks for playing along at Paper and Such for our very first challenge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice pretty, bright card! Good for you getting it in under the wire!

JenMarie said...

Oh this is gorgeous! So glad you played along in the Paper and Such challenge!

Dawn B. said...

600 meatballs..OH MY. That is awesome that you have taught your kids to give of themselves..:) Your card is so pretty. I love all the different colors. I thought of you today. Billy Graham was admitted to the hospital in Ashville..:(

Anita said...

Very pretty card. Love the bright cheery colors. Thanks for playing in the Divas by Design challenge.

Lating Panda said...

Love your card!Simply beautiful.Thanks for joining Divas by design.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, that makes me smile to hear about your mommy heart overflowing and about what your kids did to help others! So awesome. Belated Happy Mother's Day!

Andrea Ewen said...

The color combination on this card is fantastic! Those colors blend so well together! Love the distressing too...hope it didn't make you "distressed" to do it. More like "de-stressed"...haha, that would be nice!