Monday, March 31, 2014

Mojo Monday #339

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It's the last Monday of the month so it's Tall and Skinny week over on the Mojo Monday blog.  I am totally loving this size card and trusting you are too.

I kept things pretty clean and simple this week, as Spring Break just finished and I was going full tilt with both kids home for the past two weeks so not a lot of extra crafting time.

With the magnolia trees in the neighbourhood starting to bloom along with the cherry trees just shy of bursting to do so too, I have Spring on my mind - even if the weather isn't cooperating.  I used one of my favorite color combos for spring - pink and green and played along with this week's Dynamic Duo's.

The sentiment is from Let It Be.  Just adore this sentiment - a great reminder to enjoy the many little joys of life we are blessed with every day.   I'm practicing this very thing again this year as I do Ann Voskamp's 1000 Gifts.  You write down three gifts you are thankful for each day and by the end of the year you will have 1000 gifts - love it :)   It is a fabulous way to truly enjoy the little things and brings loads of joy into your life no matter what your circumstances may be.  I even have my kids doing it with me so they learn to look for things to be thankful for every day, and by doing so, I hope to model and develop this wonderful habit in their lives so they will remember there is always, always, something to be thankful for.

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.  
 
Wanda Cullen

Early wake up time today was not fun, especially after two weeks of being able to sleep an extra hour or more.  Thankfully, the days are getting longer and with any luck, Spring will decide to show up sooner than later.  

Have a fabulous day and look forward to seeing your Tall and Skinny cards!


 
What's In It?
Stamps:   Let It Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Cut and Paste (MME), My Girl (Pebbles), Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Black    
Accessories: 
Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Oval and Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Flower Punch (Michael's Dollar Bin), Black Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Bling, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 

19 comments:

Lynn said...

The weather is starting to get better here...thankfully! The pink/green combo is fabulous Marisa.

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Marisa! Love these sweet colors! And what a wonderful lesson to be sharing with your children! We all need to focus more on the blessings we have than what we don't have.

Benzi said...

Wonderful card with such sweet designer paper. I love it.

Great idea to involve your kids in the writing of three things to be thankful for each day. We can all find that and many more...even on bad days.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Screams Spring! Lovely card~

Vivienne Holden said...

What a lovely idea looking for 1000 Gifts! I will start looking immediately! Well I foubd the 1st one without even trying...your card! It is SO pretty and it's brought a welcome hint of Spring with it. Thank you Marisa! xxx

Stampingcountry said...

So simple, So cute!

Maureen said...

What a beautiful colour combination! Every night the dh and I say what we're thankful for after grace, a constant reminder of the big and small blessings in our life :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful spring colors and so sweet with the crimped butterfly! KWYM about weather not cooperating - lol!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Lynn Hoyt said...

Too pretty, love that paper, but the whole card is just gorgeous.

Robin K. said...

Such a pretty spring card!

Lee-Anne said...

Such a spring like beauty, Marisa! Love the papers! Also love the 1000 gifts idea...fabulous!

canadian_liner said...

Your sentiment is PERFECT for all the lovely little things going on in your card (small print DP, green flowers and embossed butterfly). I love your tall-and-skinny card design, too--makes me think of things sprouting and growing. Thanks for playing along with the Dynamic Duos this week, Marisa.
P.S. Love the 1000 gifts idea, too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So darling! Love those little green flowers!

nwilliams6 said...

Such lovely papers and colors! Sweet card. Spring feels like it is here too.

I love the concept of 3 items to be thankful for every day. Such a lovely idea. I heard yesterday that gratefulness is one of the most important things we can do to live longer and happier. It is suppose to help blood pressure, happiness, etc.

Hugz!

Brenda said...

This is such a sweet card...it makes me smile to look at it!

cm said...

Such an absolutely gorgeous card, Marisa, with the pink/green combination! Tall and stunning, indeed - and the sentiment is such a good reminder! Your 1000 gifts gratitude writing: love it! Your card today: definitely a gift! Thank you! Your comments on my blog: always gifts. THANK YOU!
c

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just beautiful Marisa. The pink and green color of this pretty card reminds me of spring.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Dodie said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the colors and the saying as well.