Monday, March 27, 2017

Mojo Monday #490

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Today's post is the perfect combination:  a Mojo Monday sketch combined with the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  Julee created a free digi set in honor of the hop called Rise and Shine, and it is available at the Verve Store until April 17th. She is also running a contest with cards created with the set over on the Verve blog so check it out!  A great way to win some free Verve!

Verve has some fabulous coffee sets, and I chose to use Get Together and the Coffee word die for my card.  Paired them with some wonderful papers and some grosgrain ribbon - remember that stuff {grin}.  Still love using it and since the sketch called for some, I was all over it.  A paper pieced latte cup with a heart on the sleeve finished things off.

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.


My son reffed three games a day at a provincial soccer tournament all last week and had four games over the weekend, which means we are all pretty soccered out!  He did an amazing job despite the weather not being the best (thankful it didn't rain every day), and he made close to $700 last week!  Not bad for a 16 year old kid.  Told him I am going to start charging him mileage LOL!

Have a fabulous week everyone!



 

  

What's In It?
Stamps:  Get Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Letterbox (American Crafts), Kraft (Stampin' Up)
Ink:   Black
Accessories:  Coffee Word Die and Cup of Cheer Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Heart Punch (Michael's Dollar Bin), Dimensionals

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Baby Girl Blog Hop for Lesley



Welcome to our "Baby Girl Blog Hop" for Lesley Croghan!!   The wonderful Lori Turner organized this fun hop so we could throw Lesley a "cyber card shower" in celebration of her baby girl to be :)  Thank you Lori for all your hard work behind the scenes and to Nance for designing our Hop Banner.  I just LOVE being part of the card making community as it is full of many amazing ladies with huge hearts!!  You can check out the post HERE

I had the joy of meeting both Lesley and her hubby Corey in person a few years back.  She has a heart of gold, a passion for card making and teaching, and it was wonderful to be able to have a "cyber friend" become a "face to face" friend!

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Wishing you a quick delivery, Lesley, and you and Corey many years of parenting joy!!  Hugest of ((hugs)) to you, my friend, and I look forward to popping in the next time we are in your neck of the woods to congratulate you in person and snuggle you bundle of joy!






Monday, March 20, 2017

Mojo Monday #489

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Happy Monday everyone!!  Julee has created this fabulous sketch for us to work with and I absolutely love it!

I wanted to focus on spring colours when I saw this sketch, but as I flipped through my designer papers, I ran across this hoarded Simple Stories paper and just had to use it.   Calling it my week of winter/week before spring pallet {grin}.

I simply adore the mix of colours on this paper, and pulled the rest of my card colours from it.  Used a PTI "birthday" die cut and added a tab with just the word "happy" from the happy birthday sentiment in Poppy Birthday.  Added this gorgeous PTI butterfly for some dimension and pizzaz.

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.


My week off turned out to be much less productive than I had hoped and planned....I was absolutely wiped out and most likely fighting the bug the rest of the family got so I ended up sleeping a lot and laying low.  Fully energized again and ready to take on the weeks ahead  - booyah!!

Have a fabulous week and I hope you enjoy the sketch as much as I did!



 

  


What's In It?
Stamps:  Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Simple Stories, Kraft, Old Olive, Black, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)
Ink:   Black
Accessories:  Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Circle Dies (Lil' Inker), Butterfly Die (PTI), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Fluff


Welcome to the second Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge of March with lots of great patterns to work with this week.   Also, a big welcome to my wonderful blogging friend and Guest Designer for this challenge, Carol Mayne.  Huge ((hugs)) to you my friend!!

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I pulled out some fun, yellow, chevron paper for my background and coloured in this fabulous flower from Kindness Matters with some Twinkling H2Os.   A kraft sentiment banner and some orange twine finished things off.

FLUFF

Guest Designer - Carol Mayne, Just Me: c 

Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!







What's In It?
Stamps:  Kindness Matters (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  The Sweetest Thing (My Mind's Eye), Kraft  
Ink:  Black  
Accessories: Great Kindness Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Twinkling H2Os, Twine Dimensionals

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mojo Monday #488

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A nice easy sketch to work with this week and the sky is the limit as far as options you can go with.

I went with a masculine theme this time and kept it pretty simple as hubby keeps telling me men don't like fru-fru stuff on their cards.   An embossed background for a bit of texture, a big old brad in the middle of the ship's wheel for a bit of metal, and a bit of twine with a sailor's knot to finish things off.

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.



Thankful to have this week off as my boss is off with his family for Spring Break.  Perfect for being able to get used to the time change and getting some of the "to do list" jobs done, not to mention having extra time with my kids :)

Have a fabulous week, and thanks for popping in today!



 

  

What's In It?
Stamps:  Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Ahoy There (Carta Bella)
Ink:   Black, Old Navy
Accessories:  Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inker), Chevron Embossing Folder (Provo Kraft) Brad, Blue Twine, Dimensionals

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mojo Monday #487

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Hard to believe it is March already!!  Definitely looking forward to extra daylight in the evenings a week from today :)   The doves are back and I know the woodpecker will be marking his territory by pecking on our metal exhaust duct on the roof any time soon!

For today's sketch I used a sentiment from Julee's free St. Patrick's Day digi set found here.   Perfect as I have several Irish friends I can send cards too.

Mixed and matched a few green papers, and also pulled in Lucky You and the coordinating Shamrock die set.   A few buttons and twine called it a card.

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 had an absolutely amazing time in California at the chiropractic convention!  Twenty four powerhouse speakers - twelve a day for two days!  Lots of great information, from chiropractic, to nutrition, to self development.  I was so overloaded after two days, I couldn't remember half the stuff we heard so I am very glad I can go back and review my notes!  Topped the trip off with my very first trip to Disneyland!!!  Sooooo much fun!!   Beyond blessed to work for an amazing man and co-worker.   Will post pictures later this week.

Have a fabulous day and look forward to seeing your creations in the Mojo Gallery!




 

  



What's In It?
Stamps:  Lucky You, Lucky Day Digi Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Thumbelina (Piggy Tails), Recollections, Kraft
Ink:   Old Olive
Accessories:  Shamrock Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Doily Die (Top Dog Dies), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up),  Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Green


Welcome our first March Inspiration photo and my favorite colour {grin}!!   I adore green as it is such a soothing colour (my kitchen and bedroom are both green), and with St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, it was the perfect fit, especially since I have a few Irish Friends with St. Patrick's Day birthdays!!

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I used this MFT sketch and Verve's Lucky You and matching Shamrock die set as they were screaming to be used with green as the theme.  A few pieces of green polka dotted paper, some stitched borders, a touch of kraft and some black accents called it a card.   You can check out what the other DTs were inspired by below.

GREEN


Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!







What's In It?
Stamps:  Lucky You (Verve Stamps), Happy Birthday (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Kaiser Kraft, Simple Pleasures, Kraft, Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Black, Garden Green  
Accessories:  Shamrock Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles (Lil' Inker), Crimper (Fiskars), Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mojo Monday #486

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Almost the end of February - meep!!  The year has started with a bang and is moving forward lickity split already!

I pulled out some scraps of paper in delicious fall colours to create this card as they always make me all warm and fuzzy inside {grin}.  Mixed and matched them to work with the sketch and added a few hearts cut from a Starbucks sleeve with the Heart Quartet die set for a bit of added dimension.  The sentiment is from Kindness Matters, and I just realized that it isn't placed squarely on the card and is at a bit of an angle - ugh!!  Always happens when I am in a rush...  My apologies!!

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.


Was in California this weekend as my boss took myself and my job share partner down to LA for a chiropractic convention and it was simply amazing!!  So many great speakers and passionate chiros to talk to - loved it!!   I am blessed beyond measure to have such an amazing job and boss!!

Have a fabulous week and look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.



 

  


What's In It?
Stamps:  Kindness Matters (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Designer Paper Scraps, Starbucks Sleeve
Ink:   Black,
Accessories:  Heart Quartet Die Set, Stitched Circles (Lil' Inker), Twine (Michael's dollar bin), Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mojo Monday #485

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After all the snow we got this month, it was time to turn my thoughts towards Spring!!

More of my MME hoarded paper came out to play, along with the Wishing You sentiment set and a few hearts from the Heart Quartet die set for good measure as I just couldn't let them go just yet {grin}.  Added an accent line with the Scalloped Trim Trio heart border die.  A few half pearls for a little something something and a few sequins to fill in the sentiment panel finished things off.

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.


The snow has finally all melted and the fields have absorbed or drained all the moisture so we are back into full on soccer again.   This year has brought the most cancellations ever - think it was nine weeks in all that had to be cancelled due to frozen, snow covered or rain soaked fields. A lot of players and refs will be sucking wind big time for the next few weeks as their cardio took a big hit with the lack of playing time.

I must admit, I have somewhat enjoyed the driving hiatus as we put a lot of miles every week going to soccer pitches all over the Lower Mainland so our son can ref games.  However, I also deeply cherish our driving time as it is wonderful quality time with my son and an opportunity to be able to connect, communicate and delve into the inner workings of a teenage boys mind (a very interesting  place sometimes lol!).  Soon enough he will be able to drive himself and that time will be lost so I am drinking deep of the car time we have.

Have a fabulous week and look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.



 

  



What's In It?
Stamps:  Wishing You (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Lime Twist (MME) 
Ink:   Black
Accessories:  Heart Quartet and Scalloped Trim Trio Die Sets (A Cut Above by Verve), Sequins, Half Pearls, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Woven


Time for our next Inspiration Challenge of February 2017, and this time round it is Woven.

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The only thing that came to mind when I saw the word woven was the wired burlap I had in my stash.  I cut the edges off so I could glue it to my paper and then pulled woodgrain from the wooden trowel to hold the banner up and the rest of the colours I pulled from the photo.

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Sheri Gilson
Silk Ledlow

Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!







What's In It?
Stamps:  Petals and Posies (Reverse Confetti), Woodgrain (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Kraft, Turquoise, Tan   
Ink:  Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Black, Versamark  
Accessories:  Petals and Posies Die Set, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Burlap, Dimensionals