Monday, November 11, 2013

Mojo Monday #319

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First of all, I want to give a deep, heartfelt thanks to those who serve and have served defending our nation's freedom!  We have the freedoms many nations wish they had and that is due to the brave men and women who have fought and, in some cases, sacrificed their lives on our behalf so we can retain it!

My husband's nephew serves in the Canadian military and has done two tours in Afghanistan.  He has some nerve wracking stories to say the least!  In addition, his second tour was heart wrenching because he was called over to replace the captain of a squad who had been been killed in the line of duty, and she was one of his wife's best friends!  We met her at their wedding a short three months before she was killed in action.  Freedom has a price and those who defend ours deserve our deepest gratitude and support.  

Today's sketch made me happy - but them most of the Mojo sketches do LOL!  Since it's now the second week of November, Christmas cards are a calling!  I've had my fill of leaves for a while so it's on to snowflakes {grin} my favorite Christmas card accessory.

I used Authentique's Tradition six by six pack of Christmas paper, and there is a definite green theme going on here, so I snuck in some grey and a pop of red.  The deer are from the newly released Unto Us set and I used the matching Reindeer Fun die set to cut them out.  Apparently there are green snowflakes in my part of the world wink, wink, and I had to be very careful with the placement of the bling because the first time I put them down it looked like the reindeer were leaving a little "gift" on the card LOL!

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.


Off to spend some more time at the soccer pitch! My son reffed two games yesterday and will be reffing six games today (yes, you read right)!  There is a tournament going on and he will basically be working all day, with an hour break for lunch!  So proud of him!  He is a wonderful referee and this is such good experience for him, with the added bonus of his having a growing bank account. 

Have a fabulous day and please take some time to thank anyone you know who has served for your country! 

Challenge:  Friday Mash Up 



What's In It?
Stamps:   Unto Us, Glad Tidings (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Tradition (Authentique), Going Grey , Old Olive, Real Red, Kraft (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: Black  
Accessories:  Reindeer Fun Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Crimper (Fiskars), Button, Twine, Bling, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

Gotta stop here first on my way to your JUGS card! Love this one!!

Lynn said...

Six games...what an amazing work ethic! I love the reindeer on your card. Adorable!

Benzi said...

This is just beautiful, Marisa. I love the papers you've used...so striking. So pretty with the black and white circles.

Good for your son in his ref duties. What a great experience for him.



cm said...

Your thankful tribute to those serving out country has me nearly in tears! One of my friends was killed in a roadside bombing when he was serving in Afghanistan. Heart-wrenching. I'll be watched the celebrations from Ottawa later today, for sure! Your card is GORGEOUS! Beautiful papers (added to my want list) and the pops of red/grey are perfect complements. Green snowflakes appear in my part of the world too (Canmore AB)! The deer and sentiment: show-stoppers! VERVE products are aamzing; in your hands, they 'come alive'! Thank you for your warm comments on my site; day officially brightened!! Enjoy the soccer today; six games for your son to ref = wow!! He sounds like a gem!
c

Bonnie said...

Beautiful papers and die cuts! Love this card, Marisa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome! Once again, colors are fabulous~

Chris D. said...

What a beautiful card Marisa! Love the green theme, and had to chuckle at what you wrote about the reindeer leaving "gifts" on your card!

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful card. hugs

Maureen said...

the colours certainly give a calm and serene feel along with this beautiful sentiment.

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, I am totally laughing out loud at the reindeer "gifts" that you so nearly created! Too funny! Love these little Verve reindeer - a beautiful card!

Cathy Weber said...

Found my way to your blog through Lynn and I am so glad that I did! I took more than a few minutes admiring your blog and beautiful cards. You are super talented! I love todays card with the Christmas theme and those cute reindeer silhouettes...great choice to have that nice big snowflake right on the edge. Very pretty card!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This card is really pretty. I love the papers you've used. I'm with you.....love snowflakes (on cards that is) and your green one here is so pretty with its button center.

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, this is such a pretty card for the holidays! As always you've rocked the sketch :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Kartki, karteczki, karteluszki Renaty said...

Piękna kartka, wspaniałe kolory. Super :)

Julia Aston said...

what a delightful card Marissa! love all the layers and wonderful colors!

Heidi Baks said...

Very beautiful, Marisa! I love your non-traditional snowflake color, which matches the background perfectly. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful! I love those reindeer and the lovely green snowflake, too. Great take on the sketch :-)

Vickie Z said...

Girl- love your snowflakes as much as your leaves!! Love those deer!! Wonderful tribute!!

Avery Murphy said...

What a stunning card! The layering on your card is fantastic!!! Thank you for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Vivienne Holden said...

LOVE those papers! love the colours. You do that SO well. You KNOW I envy you your gift. *Sigh* xxx

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome card!! Love the colors and those reindeer are jumping off the card! love it!

nwilliams6 said...

Sad story Maris - freedom does have a big price - it is worth it but we need to be careful not to take it or granted.

Your card is lovely - pretty details and your take on the sketch is inspiring and really well done (I especially love the 'deer). Hugz!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love the natural nature feel to this gorgeous Christmas card. Those deer are really cute.
Bear Hugs,
Carol