Monday, September 24, 2012

Mojo Monday #260

2012 faves

Fourth week of the month means round or square week over at the Mojo Monday blog.  I just love making round cards so it's always a fun challenge week for me :)

I needed a birthday card so that became the theme for my card.  I also took a slight detour from my fall themed cards (don't cheer too loudly) and went with a more spring/summer type card.

I can be a bit of a hoarder when it comes to certain paper pads, and MME's Lime Twist fits in that category.  Crazy, I know.  You'd think I would be itching to use them any chance I get, but I just hate the thought of them running out.  So...I'm trying to change my mindset to "if you have it use it" and this wonderful paper became the "victim" of my new mantra.  The rest of the card flowed from there.

Never made a round card?  Why not give it a try this week!  Trust me, you'll fall in love with them!  Or, stick with a square card and enjoy creating one of them instead.  All the challenge details are over on the  Mojo Monday blog and you also get 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.


I am decompressing after a very busy weekend and it feels good.  We had our family birthday dinner Friday night (we have three September birthdays and one August birthday), my son's soccer game early Saturday afternoon, then my daughter's birthday party that same afternoon and evening, and I wrapped things up by teaching the Grade 5/6 Sunday School class on Sunday.  Phew!  Too much weekend action for this old mama LOL! 

Thanks for popping by today and I look forward to seeing your creations!   



What's In It? 
Stamps: Small Celebrations (Verve)
Paper:  Lime Twist (MME), Cream Linen,Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Black 
Aaccessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Scalloped Square and Square Nesties, Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Hope this is a relaxing week for you Marisa! Love all the gorgeous colors on your card...and I'm with you on the Lime Twist pads...they are stunning.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card! I love round cards too but don't make them often enough. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Maureen said...

this is gorgeous paper and easy to see why you want to keep it :) But, yes, use it! I have learned that there will always be MORE gorgeous paper to buy...the manufacturers have seen to that! The butterfly is too sweet and hey, they are still around :)

Benzi said...

Such a pretty Spring creation, Marisa. I know what you mean about hoarding the paper. I just try to think that when it is gone, there will be something even better in the stores and I'll be swooning over it. So, use it! :-)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love the colors and beautiful DP! And, yes, it seems there will always be an abundance of wonderful paper!

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty and feminine. What a wonderful card Love the DP's you used.
Diana L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Katina said...

Oooh, so gorgeous!! I love this Marisa and it's you who inspired me to make my first round card a while back - they're addictive!!

Hope you get some relaxation this week!
xx

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa, this scalloped circle card is so pretty. I love the little pink crimped piece I see. The pearls and bow are beautiful accents. This DP really is beautiful.

Vickie Z said...

Love the papers, I'm with Moe....there'll be plenty more!! Love the butterfly....goes with butterfly in the paper and the ribbon, button, twine combo is wonderful!! Today was the first decent (busy but, not crazy) day I've had at work in two or three weeks....thank goodness!

Lynn said...

Absolutely adorable Marisa! I love everything about it, great background, very cute.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally gorgeous Marisa! Hugs ~S~

ChristineCreations said...

Such an interesting sketch...love what you've done with it Marisa. I really love these papers, I wish I would have bought some of these ones from MME!

Wanda Cullen said...

That DP really is gorgeous but like they said...just use it so you have a reason to buy more! :-) Sweet circle card!

Patsy Waggoner said...

Love the color combination and how you did the bow with the button and twine.

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful, Marisa! Love the colors and the touches of pearls with the textured twine detail. Lovely card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sounds like your weekend was uber-busy!

I can see why you liked this paper....I spy a butterfly on here. ;)

Sunshine said...

I love this card!
Your bows are always sooooooo nice:-)
Thank you,
Sunshine, New Zealand

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this card!!! Great colors and love the pink bow!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ooh, I love the colors on this one, so pretty and feminine!