Monday, February 17, 2014

Mojo Monday #333

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Time for another Mojo Monday sketch and this one allows for a great use of patterned papers.

Since Valentine's Day is now over, time for hearts go to the back burner (for a while anyway as I just love using hearts on cards) and flowers and butterflies get to take center stage.  Happy times as I just love using both!

Papers are from MME's A Mother's Love and the sentiment is from Verve's Lean On Me (adore the big, bold sentiments in this set!).  Out came my Flutterby die and the leaves on the olive panel are from Bloom and Grow.  Think this card will be going to my daughter.  High school is such a tough time for girls and this will be an encouragement for her to not to try to be anyone she is not, but to simply be herself and grow into the person she is meant to be.  For the most part she is very good at doing just that, but I'll have this in reserve for a time when she doesn't feel good about herself.

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.  
 

Watched my son's soccer game in the pouring rain on Saturday, and I mean pouring!  For all the snow the East Coast is getting we are getting the liquid version over here on the West Coast!  The rest of the weekend was spent watching a ton of the Olympics -- yes I'm an Olympic junkie!  Canada's athletes are making me proud and it brings back many fun memories from when Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics in 2010.

Cried buckets when Alexander Bilodeau repeated his gold medal win in the Men's Moguls and then ran over to give his biggest fan, his brother with cerebral palsy, a huge hug.  Then he once again gave credit to his brother for being the motivating factor for his achievements.  Lots of other fabulous highlights as athletes push themselves to be the best they can be.  Love it!!  Needless to say, the house cleaning can wait LOL!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:  Butterflies and Flowers


 
 
What's In It?
Stamps:   Lean On Me, Bloom and Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  A Mother's Love (My  Mind's Eye), Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Kraft (Stampin' Up),  
Ink:  Black and VersaMark  
Accessories: 
Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Circles (Lil' Inkers Designs), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8" Red Satin Ribbon (Michael's), Black and White Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals  


25 comments:

Lynn Mangan said...

Be Yourself...what a fabulous sentiment. I love it!

Lee-Anne said...

What an awesome mom you are, Marisa! Love all the bright colors, and of course the butterflies. A card designed to lift anyone's spirits...your daughter will so appreciate the thought behind this when the need arises!

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love all the colors and patterns on this fun card!

Benzi said...

A very special and wonderful card for your daughter..and gorgeous, too.

I can tell you are all over those Olympics. :-) It's a good thing, as MS would say.

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

What a FUN card! Love all the colors and patterns!

Shelley Germann said...

Oh my...they play in pouring down rain? I guess as long as there's no lightning? How miserable! Your mix of papers and colors is just super on this card! You are getting me in the mood to do a multi-layer card!

Ravengirl said...

I just love how bright, colorful and happy this is!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa what a beautiful 'clean and layered' card. Gosh you do this so well--swoon! It is all butterflies and flowers now!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh such a pretty "Spring" filled card. Pretty DPs and layers, and I love your crimped butterfly.

Wanda Cullen said...

Everything just screams "happiness" on this card! Beautiful card! Sitting in the rain at a game doesn't sound fun. Oh, the things we do for our kids!

Maureen said...

always a good reminder to be ourselves…unless we can be Batman, then always be Batman :) lol

nwilliams6 said...

I haven't even been watching the Olympics but they showed that scene on CNBC even and it was heart warming for sure! They have showed several really sweet moments - that is what the Olympics are all about to me. Without heart and athlete is just another athlete to me.

Now on to your wonderful and very colorful card. The mix of papers, colors, designs, and layers is just lovely Marisa. The sentiment is perfect for it too. Super card. Hugz!

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely bright cheerful card. I love that Verve flutterby. Have just had a quick look around the web but there are no UK distributors for this die so I will just have to stay and drool over yours a bit longer! I'm in love with the pretty flower backing paper too. Thank you so much for fluttering by my new venture. hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Sue Crease said...

What a fab card. Love the colours and the clean look.
Sue

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this card really speaks to me, Marisa! Love the colors and design. This will be perfect for your daughter when she is having one of "those" days!

stampwithsandy said...

This card just makes me smile, Marisa! What a fun mix of sweet patterns!

ChristineCreations said...

:) cheery and fun Marisa...we’re getting snow here now!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful papers! Love these colors and always love butterflies!

SARN said...

Bold and beautiful. Love it! x

cm said...

What a wonderfully cheery card (that flutterby die is calling to me!), once again showcasing your amazing paper combinations! Flowers...so ready for flowers! The wee butterflies below the sentiment are a charming special touch. Love this!! I've been watching Olympics too; so many splendid, touching moments!
c

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is pretty and AWESOME sentiment. Yes that was super cool! The Olympics have been yet again super cool to watch with our boys.

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the details and the colours. Hugs Michele x

Diana said...

That's a colorful and cute card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa this is fantastic, and I love that it is going to your daughter for encouragement. High school is so very tough!