Monday, January 13, 2014

Mojo Monday #328

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Oh how I love a simple sketch that allows you the option of going CAS or going wild.  Your mood, card purpose or crafty time allotment can determine the outcome.  Happy dance time :)

I chose to go a bit wild on this one, as this is my very first, official, doily card -- just for you Moe ;)  I recently received some as a gift and couldn't wait to use one on a card (what can I say, I'm slow on the trends lol).  All that to say, the doily made me stray from the sketch a bit, but the guts of it are still there.

Pulled out three of my favorite Verve dies:  Jotted Heart, the heart die from the Scalloped Trim Trio set, and my beloved "U" die from the I Heart You die set.  The papers are from MME's Love Me set.  

I always get giddy when making Valentine's Day cards as I adore hearts and using them on cards.  If you love hearts too, you can make your Mojo card a two-fer!  Use the sketch, and if you include a heart and at least one Verve Stamp on your creation, you can also enter your card in this month's Verve Diva Dare and be eligible for the random draw to win a $40 gift certificate to Verve Stamps.  Easy peasy! 

Back to our regularly schedules programing...  All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also 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.  
 

We almost had to build an Ark this weekend as we had a TON of rain here!  Oh my!!  My poor son had to play a soccer game in a total down pour along with some pretty strong winds, and hubby stood out there too as he coaches the team.  Must confess that I passed on going to watch the game...just too nasty to be a spectator in that weather...horizontal rain and winds, no thanks.  Lost some points in my Soccer Mom status, but so be it!  Some weather is simply just meant for ducks!  Ensured there was lots of hot water for the boys to have warm baths along with some nice hot chocolate to drink.     
 
 
 
What's In It?
Stamps:   Twitterpated (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Love Me (My Mind's Eye), Real Red, Kraft (Stampin' Up),  
Ink: Black  
Accessories: 
Jotted Heart, I Heart You and Scalloped Trim Trio Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), 5/8" White Satin Ribbon (Michael's), Doily, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals  

26 comments:

Marianne said...

Fabulous card Marisa, very eye catching. We actually had some brilliant weather over here yesterday. With 21 °C in the early afternoon and lots of sunshine, it felt like summer.

nwilliams6 said...

Another totally wonderful Valentines card Marisa. Awesome paper, pretty doily, and I adore the giant U and cute tag flying on it. Love it!

Wow - playing soccer in straight line winds and rain - now that is dedication! I would have stayed home too. Hope the weather is better this week! Hugz!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your doily debut is a smash success! Beautiful!

Lynn said...

We have had a ton of snow/rain here too...can't imagine playing/watching in it right now! I love your sweet Valentine Marisa!

Mynnette said...

This is such a sweet card! LOVE the doily and I adore that twine bow! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynnxx

Benzi said...

A beauty, Marisa! You really put those dies to good use.

I'm sure your Soccer Mom status will be repaired quickly. :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! I just love that u!

Lee-Anne said...

Love how you used the sketch, Marisa...the doily is the perfect backdrop! Great design!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this great Valentine collage and yay for breaking in the doilies! :-) Your weather sounds similar to ours...two days of lots of rain and water standing everywhere! Lots of yard lakes the other day.

jeannine said...

Beautiful! Love the added doily...makes it pop! Poor boys having to play in weather like that! I would have skipped too!

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous creation, Marisa! That doily makes a stunning backdrop. I'd have done the same thing as you in that kind of rainy weather--I'm a master of keeping the water warm for hot drinks and such after my troops are out in nasty weather!!!

Jodi Collins said...

LOVE this Marisa! The doily is so perfect on this, and I love the colors!

Debbie Carriere said...

Ah, Marisa,this is a total beauty! Love it!

Shelley Germann said...

What? Your first doily card? How could this escaped me? You sure rocked it, though! I LOVE all the layers and yummies. I need to send more Valentine's cards...cuz I love making them, too!

cm said...

I think your "stay at home" mom decision was a wise one; no point in having three people cold and miserable! Outdoor sports in the rain are a recipe for yuck; I don't look forward to officiating bike races when the rains are pelting and the winds gusting! I know the riders don't either, but much like soccer, 'cancelling' is rarely an option! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! First time doily = perfection; hearts and polka-dots = winning combination! LOVE this card (and I need to get my Verve entries figured out soon!!) Awesome card!!
c

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marisa! Love that text paper heart!

Bonnie said...

I need to use the doilies that languish on my shelf. This is so pretty! I love the way you've done the twine! I need to remember how you did that!

dj said...

Yippie on your doily usage...you rocked it!!! Oh and by the way...I saw the sketch in your card!! Beautifully done!!

lilstamper said...

Gorgeous card Marissa WOW!! I love those doilies too, they really make a card and I am using my stash up fast lol!! You do beautiful work, my friend1! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous card with a couple of my favorite dies! I totally get why you passed on the game, the rain has been torrential here too!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful!! You always do such a fabulous job using the I Heart U die set!! Hope you're having a great week!!

Greta said...

What a beautiful creation! Love the red & white & all the hearts & the doily & the bow--fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Marisa. Love the greeting with the big U... the doily is so pretty in the background.

Mrs. Miles said...

Hello Marisa,

Your card is a bit of new and still manages to pull off a vintage feel too. Very very nice! So glad I stopped by.

Blessings,
Barb

Patti said...

SWEET! I love this delicate card.

Barbara Murphy said...

Beautiful! The text paper heart is so sweet and that die cut border is perfect!