Monday, July 13, 2015

Mojo Monday #406

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It's Mojo Monday time today, and when I saw this long rectangle on Julee's sketch, I immediately knew I wanted to use the Beautiful Plain Jane.

Love this sentiment, as it is a great reminder to stop striving to do or be "x, y or z" before you are happy with yourself.  One needs to stop and look at what you have done and who you are today and celebrate you!  Not that striving to improve oneself is a bad thing, because it isn't!  We should always strive to improve in some way and grow as a person,  however, when society's definition of beautiful becomes all consuming and we forget who we are in order to strive for what society says we "should be", it leaves a big empty hole in our lives as we inevitably never match up to society's ever changing definition of what beautiful is.  As I tell my  high school daughter, "Be who you are with a vengeance, because you are the best at being you :)"

Okay, off my soap box and on to the card LOL!  Used some Sweetest Thing papers by MME, my beloved "U" die from the  I Heart U die set with an added arrow die as my platform for the "are" in the sentiment, and a scatter of butterflies to tie into my little speech above {grin}.

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 are finally enjoying cooler tetemperatures here on the West Coast, but still no rain.  We are now on level two water restrictions and hoping we get some rain soon (never though I would be saying that living on the West Coast LOL)!

Also said goodbye to my daughter this weekend as she flew to London with a group from her school.  They get to spend 9 days in London and 3 days in Paris.  I will miss her like crazy, and think I cried more than she did when saying goodbye at the airport, but know she will have a great time and I can't wait to hear all about her adventures and see all her pictures!

What's In It?
Stamps:  Beautiful Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Sweetest Thing (My Mind's Eye), DSP, Rose Romance, Pretty in Pink, Cool Caribbean (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  I Heart You Die Set and Arrow Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Lace Border and Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Crimper (Fiskars), Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals


Lynn said...

I hope your daughter has a wonderful time. Sounds like an amazing trip! Love your card and the message that goes with it...we all need that reminder!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love how it looks so crisp with the white edges.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the sentiment and your design.

Maureen said...

just a beautiful card…love the U and are cluster :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Marissa! Your card is stunning, and I love the little butterflies around that gorgeous sentiment!
Sunshine Sharon

Lee-Anne said...

Beautifully said...such a great message! And of course I love the card :) Hope your daughter has an amazing trip, Marisa!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful! Can't imagine how hard it is to send your daughter off, but I'm sure it will be the time of her life! What a great experience.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Kim S said...

I love how you have enhanced that plain jane with the "U" - it's fabulous! And what a perfect message. I so agree with your words.

I hope your daughter is feeling better (per your FB message!) and thoroughly enjoying her trip.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - all the stuff on this is BEAUTIFUL Marisa. Love the colors, patterns, images, and everything! The arrow is soo cool. Hope you get rain soon and I am soooo jealous of your daughter - that is the trip of a lifetime and something she will cherish forever. Fun! Hugz

cm said...

An inspiring post paired with a spectacular card...makes me smile! The big U paired with the (anything but) Plain Jane sentiment: swooning!