Monday, August 5, 2013

Mojo Monday #305

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It's the first week of the month and that means it is contest week over on the Mojo Monday blog! Julee has created a fabulous sketch for us to work with and you get to play with some skewed panels this time round.

Since I have stocked up on a few 6 x 6 paper pads, I decided it was time to start using them instead of just staking them up - ever do that?  I used MME's Quilting Bee and ended up going a bit overboard on the polka dots, but then I love them so I enabled myself wink, wink :)   I used the Curvy Bookplate Die and the matching border from Tag Time.  The sentiment comes from Words of Wisdom, which seems to be getting a lot of blog time recently as there are so many wonderful sentiments in that set and I just love the mix of fonts -- Julee's specialty!  Just "had" to sneak in a butterfly too...

You can check out all the challenge details 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 the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.


This past weekend we celebrated  a huge milestone birthday in our family.  I am now the mother of two teenagers! Oh my!!  Where do the years go??!!  I remember giving birth to my son like it was yesterday.  He brings so much joy into our family as he is a lover of life, has a huge heart and gives the best hugs :)   He is also a smart, athletic boy who stands by what he knows is right. I am so proud and blessed to be his mom!

Off to enjoy our holiday Monday as a family.  Thanks for popping in!

Challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Friday Mash Up - Polka Dots
Dare to Get Dirty Challenges


What's In It?
Stamps: Words of Wisdom , Tag Time (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Quilting Bee (My Mind's Eye), Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Going Grey (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Flutterby, Curvy Bookplate Dies (A Cut Above by Verve),
Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's), Crimper (Fiskars), White Half Pearls, Bling, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

25 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

I love the paper layers on this - they are not only beautiful and in some really great colors, but the alphabet paper adds a lot to the theme of the card. Such a delight as usual my friend! Happy Monday - hope it is a wonderful week for you. Many hugz!

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful. Love the layered elements.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Viv said...

You ricked the challenge Marisa! I love your pretty card with it's 'dotty' theme! xxx

Benzi said...

Loving the dots and I also love 6 x 6 paper pads. Such a pretty card, Marisa.
Yes, they are teens before we know it. Time flies and they're grown and gone before we realize what as happened. Enjoy your day!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh a fabulous mojo sketch with lots of layers! Love it!
Your card is awesome too!! I had forgotten about that curvy bookplate die! Thanks for the reminder!

Happy belated birthday to your son!
Milestones....that's what it's all about lately, isn't it?! Good times for sure!

Chris D. said...

Love your take on this sketch Marisa! The papers and stamp you used are wonderful. Happy Birthday to your Son!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job with the panels! By George, I think you have it :) -- Love the dots :) HB to your son~

Bonnie said...

I think you've gotten comfortable with skewed panels, Marisa! You do them so well! A perfect ribbon to finish off the card! Our children grow so fast! Cherish each moment with them.

Christine said...

Love the papers you chose for this card. The butterfly works perfectly with this sentiment! Love it!!!

Maureen said...

oh, Quilting bee was one of my favourite papers last year! So great to see those polkadots again! Darling card

Tenia Nelson said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love this, Marisa! Way to use those papers!!! Mine are always stacking up. I have curbed the buying of new papers this year, but probably still have enough paper for 5 lifetimes of stamping!

Ravengirl said...

Such cute papers Marisa! Dare I say congratulations about being the mother of two teenagers?

Laura Sterckx said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the mix of patterned papers! :) It's such a beautiful card!

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Laura

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Love the dots!!! And congrats on raising good teens!

Stephanie Kraft said...

SO sweet, Marisa! Love all the polka dots!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Marisa! Love the colors, patterns, and details! Lovely!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful papers and accessories! Thanks again for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Another fabulous card, Marisa!! Just LOVE it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS Marisa! LOVE the papers and the butterfly!!! FAB card!!

Amy White said...

Oh so pretty Marisa! Love the combination of dsp you've used on this card!! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great combo of papers and I do like the butterfly. Very sweet.

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love your combination of fun patterned papers!

Elise said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, you HAD me at the colors - but the papers and materials and waving me in, too! SUCH a great card!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card, Marisa!!!