Monday, October 22, 2012

Mojo Monday #264

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Welcome back to another Mojo Monday sketch.  This week's sketch was fun to work with and I enjoyed opening a pack of new-to-me, MME paper called On The Bright Side.

A few layers with brown trim were the base for this fabulous sentiment which is so true!  No miracle is small - love it :)  They are all big to the person they happen to, be it an answered prayer; a narrow miss at injury or an accident; meeting just the right person that can help you out with a situation (job availability, referral to a good doctor, finding a good daycare provider etc.); achieving something you have been striving for for some time just when you were ready to give up; a friend calling at just the right time; a rainbow in the sky as a reminder of a promise made long ago.  They have no bounds, happen all the time, and are a good thing to reflect upon.  What's been your miracle? 

Sorry...a bit of a detour...back to the card!  I struggled a bit with the vertical ribbon banner seeming a bit plain so I added a "Starbuck's heart" (punched from a Starbuck's coffee sleeve) with a button.  Still something missing so I added a touch of bling.  Still not happy with things, so added the two banners in opposite corners.  Phew...amazing what "I'll just add one more thing" can morph into LOL!

You can check out all the challenge details are over on the  Mojo Monday blog and 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.



Thankfully, the rain was not a part of this week's soccer game - yeah!!  However the colder temperatures have set in and my toes were not happy campers by the end of the game!  Time to bring out the full winter gear in order to stay warm on the sidelines.  The good news...neither ran, nor snow, nor sleet, nor cold temps dampen the volume of my side line cheering!  I'm such a soccer mom LOL!
 
Enjoy your day and have fun with the sketch :)     

 

What's In It?
Stamps: You Lift me Up (Verve) 
Paper:  On the Bright Side (My Mind's Eye), Early Espresso, Starbuck's Sleeve 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Heart Punch (Marvy), Paper Rose (Recollections), Button, Bling, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

You could have our SNOW??? LOL! Sorry that you guys are going to be cold and wet at the soccer games but you are an amazing supportive mom!!!

Your card is beautiful! Love that crimped heart!!!

Lynn said...

You are so right...there are no small miracles. Your card highlights this sentiment beautifully!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card and wonderful additions you continued to make.

I agree, no miracle is small.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Another fab color scheme! I just love the way you recycle Starbucks! :)

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty Marissa. Love the colors, and your little "add-ons". This is a great sketch.

Maureen said...

oh, loving the mix of patterned paper and that pop of ribbon! So lovely :)

Lynn said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love that pop of orange.

Emily Keaton said...

Marisa, I just LOVE the colors in your card!! Beautiful take on the sketch :). I know what you mean about miracles not being small. Perfectly said!! Have a great day!

DIANA L. said...

Beautifully don love all your patterned papers Thanks for the inspiration.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Katina said...

Oooh, scary sketch but perfectly mastered Marisa! Another beautiful card.
xx

Susan (rainy) said...

You've put all the elements of this design together so beautifully! Love the bright and wonderful mix of colors and patterns.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Marisa! Love the mix of patterned papers and the opposing banners are a great touch!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Marisa this is super fresh and pretty! I love the papers and heart.

Kristina said...

So glad you remained discontent with you card! Those little last minute details were the perfect additions. I know winter means cold... And cold for a long time, but I am so excited for it to finally get here!

We were gray and cloudy again today, with some heavy drizzle this morning, and there is a chance of rain tonight. This girl is one happy camper! But there saying it's going to warm back up to the 80s by Friday. Say what?!

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous Marisa...luv the different colors and patterns. Wanted to let you know your title states Mojo265, this is week 264...I was freaking out when I first saw it...lol..thanks for the scare.

enjoy *~*

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love your paper and the bright ribbon with the gorgeous flower. The pennant banners are adorable accents.

Nance Leedy said...

Sorry I've been a slacker on the comments lately! Been thinking about you and had to check in--love this gorgeous card. The pop of the orange ribbon is fabulous and I love the way you wrapped ir over the top. Corrugated heart, banners--it's all fantastic! I'm sure you're the most enthusiastic soccer mom out there! Me too, on the volleyball court! Big hugs your way!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gotta love those beautiful MME papers! Love your signature crimped heart and the little touch of bling, too!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You know, this is one of MY all-time favorite sentiments, too. In fact, I contributed it to the first Anni-Verve-sary set, Beautiful You. (Here's my story behind it, if you're interested: http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/mothers_little_helper/2008/08/beautiful-you.html). Your card is gorgeous, Marisa! :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I love your card, Marisa - especially all of those tiny touches (the banner flags on the top and bottom, the twine and bling, etc.). BTW, this is also one of my all-time favorite sentiments. (Here's a story about it, if you're interested: http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/mothers_little_helper/2008/08/beautiful-you.html) :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful way to interpret the sketch! Your 'more is more' approach worked out just fine, and I wouldn't change a thing. :)

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

wonderful corrugated heart!

Andrea Ewen said...

oh, I love the color combination on this one and the wonderful layering! Gorgeous!