Saturday, June 18, 2011

Getting My Mojo Diva On


This week's Mojo Monday sketch is brought to us by Mojo diva Debbie.  I combined the sketch with this month's Get Your Diva On summer themed contest and unintentionally qualified for this week's Friday Mash Up as well :)   I opted to go with the colour combination and added the butterflies as they remind me of summer too (okay, I confess....it was the perfect excuse to use butterfly punches...).

Love this Echo Park polka dotted DP.  Got it in four different colours I liked it so much - yup, feeding my polka dot addiction all the way LOL!  I added some kraft leaves for a bit of contrast and some black pearls for some pop.  Couldn't decide on which colour butterfly to use so I used both LOL!  Just layered the light pink over the rose ones and got some great dimension.  Best of all, I saved  three butterflies from going to the black hole of my extra's pile ;)

Busy day ahead as we noticed a shoot growing out of one of our back gutters the other day when we were playing Frisbee in the back yard - not good!!  We are thinking the starlings have built a nest somewhere on the back roof and plugged one of our drain pipes, which in turn provided a lovely growing area for some air born seed to take root in.  Can you tell we don't look at the gutters in the back very often - oh my!  Hopefully the extension ladder will reach up there.  Hubby is scared of heights so yours truly gets to go up the ladder with the hose to see what can be done about the issue - oh joy!!

After surviving the aforementioned gutter cleaning adventure, it is off to do my daughter's piano activities (exam and recital) for the rest of the day.   Needless to say, I'm looking forward to Sunday afternoon already LOL!  Have a great weekend!




What's In It?
Stamps:  Amuse
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Pretty in Pink, Rose Romance, Kraft, Echo Park DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: SU Sizzex Leaf, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Scor-Pal, SU Border Punch, (Verve) Charming Oval and Charming Banner Dies, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, you have so many eye catching details on this card! Love the butterflies and that ribbon! It's gorgeous!
Be safe on that ladder today! I'm not one for heights!
Hope you enjoy the afternoon with your daughter!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a pretty card!! Love those bflies!! Great job with the sketch~

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa this is extraordinary. I love your double layer butterflies and how you ruffled your ribbon. You were made for those Mojo Monday sketches. Awesome.

Debbie Carriere said...

What an awesome card!!! Love the butterflies & colors - a beautiful summery card :)

Maureen said...

what a bright and cheery card and it looks like those butterflies could lift it off the counter! You surely have your Diva on for this one :)

Emily Keaton said...

So very pretty, Marisa! Love those polka dots. I hope you did OK with your gutter adventures. :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Marisa, your card is absolutely lovely! The details are perfect! Thanks so much for playing at the Friday Mashup!!

Kasey said...

I'm with you Marisa, any excuse to use butterflies and I'm there! Lovely card that you have created fitting our challenge this week at the Friday Mashup. Thanks for joining us.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Susan (rainy) said...

So light and breezy! Just love this, Marisa.

Holly said...

I get all excited when I see Butterflies on a project..lol They just add the perfect touch if you ask me. This is so pretty with the colors and the layout. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Nadine said...

Love your card. You must love your cut&embossing machine (i assume you have one :)) like I do!

Kim P said...

I seriously love this! So fresh and cheerful! Thanks for playing with the Friday Mashup!!

Nance said...

Oh WOW, Marisa! What a happy summer-time card. This color combination is so fresh and I love that polka dot paper! As always love the black pearl accents and the double layer butterflies are gorgeous! Hope the gutter didn't get the best of you! ((hugs))

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. Love the pretty butterflies, the ruffled ribbon... just perfect!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow! Those butterflies are gorgeous! Love what you did with the challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at the Mashup!

TannyP said...

What a day! Hope you had a great one - this card is fabulous and perfect use of the butterflies, the sketch and those awesome colors. Love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your layered butterflies with the darker shade below the lighter color! Great take on the mojo sketch!

Denise Marzec said...

BEAUTIFUL!!...LOVE the layered up butterflies!

Benzi said...

Glad those 'flies didn't go into the 'black hole'. They're just too pretty. Such a pretty card, too.

Glad the ladder experience is over and you are safe. My hubby recently took his first tumble with a ladder...not a good experience.

Betty Wright said...

The ribbon is so scrumptious and the layered butterflies are fabulous, Marisa! Lovely card!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, your Mojo Diva is on! Awesome colors/scoring/brads/butterflies/textures/pearls/ribbon/Nestie/branch accents! (Did I get them all?) Seriously...a beautiful, happy card!

Heather S. said...

Congrats on making such a 'winner' of a card!!! Colour me green when I picture you playing with Verve goodies BEFORE they are released! You Diva you! :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is wonderful Marisa! So many elements but they all blend wonderfully together. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Thanks for playing at The Friday Mashup this week.