Monday, January 26, 2015

Shabby Be Mine

Hi friends!  It's tall & skinny week at Mojo Monday, and Teresa designed a super fun sketch for us. As I've been reorganizing my room, I've rediscovered quite a few treasures, so took the opportunity to play with some long lost shabby chic supplies.

The paper is from a Making Memories line from a few years ago that is my all time favorite Valentine line. The papers do most of the work, but I had to squeeze a little bit of stamping in, so embossed some hearts from the Heart's Desire set at the top and bottom of my vellum heart.  I added some Melissa Frances glass glitter, a little stitching, a heart stick pin and a bit of linen thread for embellishment.  Most layers are sponged with antique linen and frayed burlap distress ink.

Finished card size is 3.5 x 5.5", which means it will still fit in a regular A2 envelope, even with that sweet little mini library clip hanging off the side!

My craft room/office is almost done.  I still need to swap the contents of filing cabinets so that I have work files by my computer and cardstock by my stamping area, but other than that I'm feeling pretty good and making this card was such a fun experience!  I knew where everything was, and had a much better idea of the items at my disposal as I've touched almost everything in the room at least once in the last two weeks!  Now if I could just find more time in my schedule to be able to stamp more than once a week when the grandparents are here.  {grin}

I hope you have a wonderfully fantastic start to your week.  I've got sick kiddos and a sick husband, so lots of mommy-ing to do this week for me.

Mojo Monday 382
Enabler's List
Stamps:  Heart's Desire (Verve Stamps)
Paper: J'adore (Making Memories), cream (Neenah)
Ink: antique linen, frayed burlap (Ranger Distress), versamark, Copic markers
Accessories:  J'adore Love Tickets (Making Memories, glass glitter (Melissa Frances), Heart & Arrow die (QuicKutz), linen thread and mini library clip (SU!), white embossing powder

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hey There Cupcake

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a new sketch over on the Mojo Monday Blog.  Teresa is helping out this month and came up with this sweet little sketch.

My craft room is in total chaos right now.  I have a T-shaped desk and use one side for my computer/design work and the other for stamping and mixed media.  Last week I got the crazy idea to swap sides, thinking it would be a quick way to mix things up and maybe get my mojo going again.  Well, let's just say the project is QUITE a bit bigger than I anticipated!  Countless hours later and I'm almost able to walk on the floor without stepping on anything again.  ALMOST.

So, my card today had to be simple, quick and able to be made in a 6" square swath of desk I had cleared for myself!  {grin}  I grabbed some scraps from my pile, since all paper pads have been banished to the spare room until I can sort through them.  My dies weren't available, but I did find a very old Creative Memories circle cutter for the circle, then pulled out the Cupcakes set and stamped the sentiment and a cupcake to cut out and pop over the top.  Found a roll of ribbon hidden at the bottom of the closet and tied it around the cream card base and I was done.  Easy peasy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to finish up my craft room this week, so I can move on to creating again!  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Mojo Monday 381
Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Cupcakes (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  scraps of DP, cream
Ink: night of navy, daffodil delight (SU!)
Accessories: clear embossing powder (JudiKins), Circle Cutting System (Creative Memories), ribbon (SU!)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mixed Thank You

Hi friends!  It's another Monday and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  I've been overwhelmed with work and life lately, so Teresa is kindly stepping in for the next few weeks with new Mojo Monday sketches to give me a chance to catch my breath.

This week's layout is clean and simple and perfect for dressing up or down. I saw the simple lines of the sketch and then I sat down at my very messy desk, still scattered with products from an art journaling session last week.  And the little tiny rebel voice inside me said I needed to mess up those clean lines with some mixed-media grunge!  {grin}  So that's just what I did!

I chose Sweet Treats, one of the love themed sets that's on sale for 30% off this month for my image and sentiment, then added a little background stamping with the distressed polka dots from Better Together.  A tube of texture paste was still sitting out, so I grabbed it and a stencil and added a bit of texture on the barely banana and pool party panels.  I stamped the basic gray panel with the same heart swirl I used above and below the sentiment, then grunged up each layer with black soot distress ink and a distressing tool. The white layer is embossed with a Stampin' Up! folder and I dripped some watered down coastal cabana ink on it, then rubbed it lightly with some black soot ink.  I finished off with some little rhinestone embellishments.

In other news... if you missed it over the weekend, Verve is sponsoring this week's StampNation Birthday Bash.  There's a chance to win a free one month membership to StampNation over on the Verve Blog, along with a sweet little birthday card I made using these same colors.  For all the details about the Bash, head on over to Catherine Pooler's blog.

Okay, that's all from me.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulously awesome day!

Mojo Monday 380
Enabler's List
Stamps: Sweet TreatsBetter Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pool party, barely banana, basic gray (SU!), white
Ink: coastal cabana, so saffron (SU!), black soot (Ranger Distress), Copic marker
Accessories: texture paste, embossing folder (SU!), paper distresser, rhinestones, stencil (crafter's workshop)