Monday, December 2, 2013

Mojo Monday #322

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It's the first Monday of the month so that means it is contest week over at the Mojo Monday blog!  For every 50 entries, one person will receive a Verve Stamps set of their choice, to a maximum of seven winners!

Julee created this fabulous sketch which allows a whole lot of options for creativity.  You can keep it simple or go all out.  Love when you have that flexibility in a sketch, and trust you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Since I'm slightly addicted to Echo Park's 'Tis The Season paper pack, I opted to go with this fabulous, grey, snowflake paper with a candy cane striped accent panel.  I used the Rounded Scalloped Frame die and taped the back so the pieces stayed together, and then added my beloved tree die from the Winter Fun die set as well as the star die from the Scalloped Trim Trio set.  Thoroughly enjoyed using my new Martha Stewart snowflake punch too :).  It was sold out everywhere last year so I wasn't able to get it.  However, my patience paid off, because I got to use my 50% off coupon at Michael's to buy it - score!  A touch of sheer red ribbon, some bells, silver twine, bling, and my card is done.

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.

Another busy weekend here.  Son's soccer game Saturday was amazing.  He scored three goals and had two near misses.  The team played a wonderful game and it was very encouraging for my hubby who is the coach to be able to see them progress week by week.  The parents on the sidelines were so into the game, I think most of us forgot about the very soggy weather we had to stand in - almost LOL!   The house is now fully decorated for Christmas and I got a good dint in my Christmas cards.  The next three weeks are going to be a blitz, but I'm ready to rumble :)

Have a great week everyone!


What's In It?
Stamps:   Glad Tidings (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  'Tis The Season (Echo Park), Basic Grey, Real Red (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Ink: Black  
Rounded Scalloped Framed Die, Winter Fun Die Set, Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper (Fiskars),Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8" Red Sheer Ribbon, Silver Bells, Silver Half Pearls, Bling, Silver Cording (Michael's), Dimensionals  


nwilliams6 said...

Love the colors - I need to get that paper pack too! Great additions like the gems and bells. Such a lovely card Marissa! Happy Monday! Hugz!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE THIS CARD! That ribbon is so perfect -- How do you get the bells attached? No really, how did you do that?

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa this is so gorgeous--I LOVE that beautiful ribbon.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is beautiful, Marisa! Love the white crimped trees against the black panel.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a fun take on the sketch.
Love the bow with the bells.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Vivienne Holden said...

Super duper card Marisa! You certainly don't ever need Copics, pencils, crayons etc! You do THE most amazing cards without spending weeks colouring images in! You are so clever. xxx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is very sweet Marisa. I adore this color combination. The red brings the design to the forefront. Just beautiful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

cm said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely gorgeous! I can see why you love this paper (now added to my wish list) and you've showcased it beautifully! The trees...swoon! Inspiration, plus!

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors and how you used them!! Those white trees with the red bow and bells looks fabulous!!

Jen said...

What a wonderfully elegant Christmas card! Love these colors!

Lynn said...

Tell you son well done! sounds like a great weekend! I love the sweet little scene you've created with this card.

Cheryl S. said...

Absolutely love the colors and snowflakes are always one of my favorites. I love all the textures on the card and the adorable bells!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Maureen said...

love the shimmer and colours :) Very festive!

Kim S said...

Being a parent on the sidelines can be rough, can't it?! We've done soccer and now it's mainly lacrosse - but we have had wet days, snowy days, 100+ days and freezing days.

Your card is truly stunning. I love the elegant gray and the peppermint stripe. These are great trees and I love the look of it being crimped.

Patti said...

Over the top sweet!


Barbara Murphy said...

so pretty! the color combo is so lush!