Monday, November 5, 2012

Mojo Monday #266

 
It's the first Monday of the month which that means it's contest week over on the Mojo Monday blog, and Julee has provided this wonderful sketch for you to work with.

I dug into my Christmas paper pack and pulled out some papers.  It's hard to see, but there are glitter patterns on the red and brown panels which gives it a bit of texture and shine.

I'm in love with my new Martha Stewart jumbo snowflake punch and jumped at the chance to use it.  Snowflake colours to date:  brown, green and red LOL.  I folded over and tied the end of my ribbon for a little something and added a "joy" tag as it is my favorite word for the Christmas season.

It's actually a word I love to ponder all year round, but it gets a little extra emphasis this time of year.  Since doing Ann Voskamp's Joy Dare it has become an even more profound word in my life.  Joy.   She's the author of One Thousand Gifts who puts out a monthly "joy dare" with a topic every day around which you journal three things you are thankful for.  Here is a link to her blog if you are interested.  Joy in everything!  Even when the going gets tough...  Joy can do so much...from changing your attitude to being something you can freely give to anyone through a smile or otherwise.  Love it!

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.



Have a great day and make sure to spread some joy.  People will be glad you did, and you will be changed for having done so :) 

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Tag Time (Verve)
Paper:  On the Bright Side (My Mind's Eye),Kraft, Cream Linen, Old Olive
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle  Nesties, Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Snowflake Punch (Marvy) Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up), 5/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, Gold Twine, White Half Pearls, ,  Black Half Pearls, Gold Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


23 comments:

Cornelia said...

Georgeous christmas card! I love it!

Lynn said...

what a wonderful action to take to journal what you are joyful for. Thanks so much Marisa. Your card is gorgeous. I love how you looped the ribbon and added the sweet little bow and tag.

Lynn said...

To journal what you are grateful for is such a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing that with me Marisa. I love how you added the little loop and bow/tag to the ribbon.

Viv said...

How pretty Melissa! It looks very Nordic! The sketch has been beautifully captured. xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! I love how crisp that snowflake is!!! Only a punch can achieve that! GREAT holiday card!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Marisa. I really like how you folded over your ribbon. 'Joy' is a wonderful word to use for the Christmas season. Of course, I'm liking the snowflakes, big and small.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh bright red and green - color combo heaven! Love the ribbon tie off looks quite fabulous~

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous, Marisa - crisp & clean, just like a snowflake! :)

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the snowflakes and your ribbon treatment. TFS

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love all the snowflakes and the sweet JOY tag!

Maureen said...

what a darling card :) And yes, it a fabulous word :) I remember when Oprah came out with her gratitude journals way back when, I did them with my Grade one class...very powerful! Then when Jake was old enough, we started saying things we were thankful for that day after we said grace at dinner. Tony and I still continue that tradition :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

ACK! I SOOOOO love your little foldover ribbon/tag treatment! Fabulous card, Marisa!

Lynn said...

Cute, cute cute Marisa. Love the colors and the snowflake on a white die cut, and also the ribbon with snowflakes.

Lee-Anne said...

Marisa, I see you've moved from leaves to snowflakes! My kind of stamper! Love the wee bit of sparkle and your fabulous papers! Sweet card!

Katina said...

Gorgeous as always Marisa. You make those sketches look so easy!! Fabulous colours and texture and I love that snowflake.
xx

Danni said...

I always love coming to your blog! Always such beautiful creations and this is no exception!! Wonderful mix of colors,textures and shapes!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty, Marisa! I love the layers, and that snowflake accent is fab!!

Wanda Cullen said...

I, too, love the "joy" sentiment! I also love the way you use bold colors for the snowflake. I tend to think I should use white, silver, etc. but am thinking I need to try different colors as they are so striking!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Ooooh green snowflakes now.......love it. This is a gorgeous card for this week's Mojo sketch. I really love your ribbon treaetment and the sweet 'joy' tag. Thanks for including the link for the joy dare....I'm going to check it out. Joy is definitely something to ponder and strive for all year long.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yay! YOu got the Martha jumbo snowflake! Isn't it fun? I LOVE how you backed it with a scalloped circle die...perfect backdrop.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute Christmas card. The snowflakes on the ribbon is adorable idea.

nwilliams6 said...

One of the prettiest Christmas cards I have seen so far this year. Wow!

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome take on the mojo sketch! I just purchased that EF from SU...I simply love it, it adds such lovely country charm!