Monday, August 6, 2012

Some Exciting News!!

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So glad I can finally spill the beans as I have been vibrating with joy and excitement since I got an e-mail from Julee asking yours truly if  I would like to become a member of the Mojo Makers team over on the Mojo Monday Blog!!!   Eeeek!!!  I squealed with excitement, so loudly in fact, that my family came upstairs to see what all the commotion was about LOL!

I have always loved Julee's sketches and have played along with Mojo Monday for years.  In fact, one of my secret bucket list items was to one day be part of the Mojo Makers and today, that wish has become a reality.  In addition, my deep love for all things Verve makes this a match made in heaven :)  Thank you again, Julee!!!!

Adding to the excitement, is the fact my blogging friend Wanda Cullen has also been asked to become a member of the team :)  I am truly blessed to be in the company of such amazingly talented ladies, many of whose blogs I have followed for years.  My cup runneth over :)

Okay...enough babbling and on to the card :)  I literally laughed out loud when I got this week's sketch as it had my arch nemesis "the skewed panel" on it!!  Those of you who have been around my blog for any length of time know about my "issue" with skewed panels.  I think it was my "hazing" LOL!

So....with a high level of determination to make my very first Mojo Makers card one that "embraced the skewed panel and made it my friend", I used two of my favorite Verve dies, Elegant Leaves and Flutterby, to ease me into the sketch.  Some great papers helped things flow from there and my mission was accomplished - phew!

I hope you can squeeze a little time in to play along with us this week!  Simply visit the Mojo Monday blog for all the details and a chance to view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples!  Should you wish more details on their cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.

 

Thanks for for popping by today and sharing in my excitement! 

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Bloom and Grow, Celebration of Thanks (Verve) 
Paper:  Mosaic Memories (Recollections Paper from Michael's), Real Red 
Ink: Old Olive 
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Elegant Leaves and Flutteby Dies (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensional  

48 comments:

Marianne said...

Just found your blog through MM. Great take on the sketch, including the skewed panel LOL. After browsing your recent posts, I can see why the MM ladies wanted you on board. I'll definitely be back for more inspiration.

Louise Sharp said...

A warm welcome Marisa! I'm a Mojo fan and love seeing everyone's creations. I love your card, and like the added touch with the brown ribbon. Can't wait to see all your 'Mojo's' !!!!
Louise X
www.louisesharp.blogspot.com.au

nwilliams6 said...

Congrats Marisa - to you and them! I was wondering when they would scoop you up!!! Glad you can mark off another bucket list item - what else is on there? I need to start a list myself. Love the mix of papers you used on this!!! Wonderful card. Congrats again and hugz!!!!

Lynn said...

so happy for you Marisa...and very, very well deserved! You rocked the skewed panels :) I have to admit they intimidate me too!

Teresa Kline said...

eeeeeecccckkkkkkk.....I could not be happier to have you with us..... welcom! your card is adorable, great color combo!


enjoy *~*

Denise Marzec said...

Whooooo-hooooooooo, Marisa!! HUUUUUUUUGE congratulations. You're going to be SUCH an awesome addition to the team. Beautiful card today for your first official post. Totally gorgeous!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

WOO HOO!!! Big congrats my friend, I just saw the news! I couldn't be happier for you :)

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Marisa! Congratulations...you so well deserve this credit! I am a Verve fan, too, and have followed you with awe at the beautiful creations you make with their stamps...you got me hooked! ;D I am so very happy for you! ;D
Hugz2u,
Sharon

Dawn Easton said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations Marisa!!! So very exciting for sure!
Wonderful card that you've created for your debut!

Autumn Mist said...

Wow, congratulations Marisa, but you deserve it, your cards are awesome, I always look in here for inspiration and am never disappointed!

Wanda Cullen said...

Big hugs and congrats to my fellow mojo maker! LOVE your card with that vibrant butterfly and how about the fact that we both used the same leaves die?! Great minds! Hope you're enjoying your camping time!

Vicki Dutcher said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was wondering if Julee was ever going to get you on board! Good for you [and the Team] - YAY! So happy for you - a well deserved honor!

Lee-Anne said...

How cool is that? Congrats Marisa!Love the papers you've used - such great colors!

Jackie Pedro said...

Congratulations, Marisa! Couldn't have happened to a better person! Enjoy your new mojo gig! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on being a Mojo Maker. Your card is lovely.

Vickie Z said...

Whooooo Hooooo!!!!! So happy for you!!! I can just "see" you squealing!!!! Fabulous MOJO card and skewed panels!!!

shamav said...

Just BEAUTIFUL your card ... & congratulations !

Carole said...

A big well deserved welcome. Your card is a delightful mix of patterns and colors:)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa......Congrulations!!! How exciting. You will be a wonderful addition to the team. Your card today is proof positive of that and of the fact that you have embraced and conquered the skewed panel. I love your use of these DPs and the pop of red in that crimped butterfly. I do like your style.

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card, as always!!! Congrats to you - well deserved :). Look forward to making Mojo with you - LOL!!

Maureen said...

wow! congrats! I almost missed this! I can hear your excitement...you and mojo go so go so well together! Such wonderful news :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a beautiful card, Marisa! CONGRATS and SO happy to have you on the team!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! I am so happy for you! I know what a fan of Verve and Julee's sketches. This is a match made in heaven. You did a fabulous job on your first official sketch!! Hugs!

Luanne said...

Marisa, I am SO happy for you! I know you'll bring us lots of inspiration! Looks like Julee welcomed you with a tilted panel...and you met that challenge perfectly! Congratulations!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Well, for someone who has a supposed aversion to skewed panels, you sure showed them who's boss! {GRIN} Gorgeous card, Marisa! So glad to have your fabulousness as part of the Mojo team!

Lynn said...

What an absolutely adorable card, I'm going to enjoy seeing your cards every week I think.

Karen Day said...

Congratulations on the new gig, Marisa! How exciting for you!

Andrea said...

FABulous card! The red flower really pops and grabbed my attention. Congrats on joining the Mojo Monday team.

Sian Ridley said...

Do you know what my first thought was when I found out? It's about time!! Congratulations, there is no one more deserving of this role :)

I think the bigger congratulations has to be for your embracing of the skew! I'm the same , I really struggle with anything that isn't perpendicular, but you've done a fabulous job :)

Melisa Hunter said...

Congratulations, Marisa! So excited for you! I'm looking forward to seeing your creations for Mojo Monday front and centre!

Viv said...

What wonderful news Marisa. They are so lucky to have you join the team and your first card is a cracker! You may fear the skewed sketch no longer!! xxx

Heidi said...

wha-hoo Marisa, how exciting. This is a perfect fit for you! Congrats!

This is so cute.

Lisa Lynn said...

Congrats! Your card is just adorable.

Betty Wright said...

Yippee! Yippee! Yippee! That is a true "southern" congratulations, Marisa! So happy for you! Your card is fabulous...skewed panel and all!

Benzi said...

Now, that's really something to celebrate, Marisa. A huge congrats to you!!!!!
Yes, you had to start with skewed panels but I see you got in your dots, too. Way to go!!! Your card is gorgeous, as usual.

Mary Fish said...

fabulous card! you know how to blend the perfect mix of patterns. hugs, mary

Karen said...

Congratulations, that really is very exciting!! Cute card, I love the sketch!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is GORGEOUS, Marisa and this IS exciting news! YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!!!

TannyP said...

I can't think of anyone more perfect for the Mojo Monday team since you participate every week anyways and always inspire with your great cards! Plus, I know you'll have fabulous inspiration on the last Monday of the month with your round lovelies! Heck, your first Mojo creation is a true beauty! Love the papers you've used and all that fabulous Verve!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hello Marissa,

Congrats - and I love your take on the sketch. I always admire how some people (should I term them as card-artists?) can take a 'busy' looking sketch and pull it off like you have?

Thanks for showing. I hope you have a creative week.

Blessings,
Barb

Carole said...

Hi Marissa, wonderful card and congratulations. That's a very interesting name "Whiterockmama.

Kim said...

Love your card! Congrats on making DT :)
~Kim

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Well it is about TIME! LOL I was wondering when they were finally gonna ask you on either the Verve team of the Mojo. You rock their stuff and are such a devote fan! Big Congrats girlie!I am thrilled for you!

Katina said...

Woohoo!!! Fantastic news Marisa and so very well deserved; you are perfect for the team!

Today's card is fabulous and another brilliant take on a complicated sketch. Gorgeous!
xx

Nance Leedy said...

Woohooo! THRILLED for you Marisa, what an honor for you and a great addition to the mojo team. No better way to strut your mojo than with this awesome skewed panel card--there's no stopping your mojo now! So happy for you! ((hugs))

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, that's wonderful news, Marisa! I always wondered if it would happen one day for you, knowing how you loveth the Verve. ;) Congratulations, my friend!

Heather S. said...

Congratulations!!!! An honour well-deserved my Punchie Pal! Very fitting that the first sketch as an "official member of the team" had a skewed panel fer ya! Hugs to you! Perhaps once DD's wedding has taken place I can even try to participate!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Congratulations Marisa how exciting but not really a surprise to me. Your style is made for the Mojo Monday Sketches-you are a genius with them. I am so proud of you. Good luck in your future endeavors with the team. You will be an amazing addition for sure. I adore your work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol