I love Mojo Monday

I am actually posting My take on Mojo Monday’s sketch on Monday!

Every Monday www.mojomonday.blogspot.com puts up a sketch

Here is the sketch:

Mojo297SketchThis challenge came fairly easily for me

However I always seem to struggle with getting all the elements in and keeping the card a standard size

I know I can go outside the norm and make the card any size I want, I just like to keep it that way to give myself more of a challenge

Anyway you look at it the point remains the same it is a challenge and that is what I love about Mojo Monday

So, here is my take:

Mojo Monday 297 WM

The colors I used are Wild Wasabi and Regal Rose

The Wild Wasabi Layer was dry embossed using the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder “Lacy Brocade” # 127819

I also used the distress Tool on the edges of the Wild Wasabi layer #127562

The Regal Rose layer was corner punched with an old punch from I don’t know who, lol

Next up is a layer of Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla which I stamped in the same color inks

The stamp set is Bloomin Marvelous (Retired)

I used a sharpie Pen on the Large Pearl Basic Jewels # 125577

The little flower was cut out using the Floral Frames Framelits # 127012

I stamped the flower with Bloomin Marvelous using my markers to give it a graduated effect

I also covered the cut out flower with Crystal Effects # 101055 to give it a high shine

The little Banner was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper # 124005

I sponged on Wild Wasabi ink to the raised area of the embossed layer and to all the edges except the Regal Rose layer

Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think, I really love hearing everyone’s opinion!

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This is a really good sale and I have not seen one like it all year!

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

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I Love Mojo Monday…

Every Monday www.mojomonday.blogspot.com puts up a sketch

we stampers are suppose to use that sketch as inspiration

Once you have created your card you upload it to their blog and Sunday night they pick a winner

I love mojo Monday because every week it gives me a challenge to think outside my box

This week’s sketch:

Mojo Monday Sketch 296
Mojo Monday Sketch 296

And here is what I came up with:

Mojo Monday 296 WM

The Colors are Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist and, Daffodil Delight

Which I decided to go with because Split Coast Stampers has a challenge “soft pink sand”

I like to use more than one challenge at a time to push my creative brain just a little further

The Pink Pirouette background layer was embossed using the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder “Lacy Brocade” # 127819

I also used the distress Tool on the edges of the pink layer #127562

The butterfly is a stamp I have had for about 20 years, right now it is the only butterfly stamp I own

I used watercolor pencils to give the butterfly a waterclored look

I added shimmery mica to my spritzer with alcohol and sprayed the entire piece for the shimmer look

The pearls are Large Pearl Basic Jewels # 125577

I think I would leave the strips in the back out and my color in the photo is off because the Sahara Sand in the strip behind the butterfly looks green

Other than that I am pleased with the way this turned out

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

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3 Reasons to Organize your Stamps and Tools Part 4…

I finally finished this project

I know I will be changing this up as I add new stamps

When I was finished with stamping all the images I realized a few things…

One, I want them to be catagorized

Two, I want them separated by type

and

Three, I want the word and sentiment stamps in their own section

so I will be redoing this part of my organizing

For now they are all in there at easy glance

I did find another reason to do this

The other day I was working on some 3 x 3 cards for my craft fair

when I got frustrated with a particular design my partner asked if I wanted help

She wanted to know what stamps I had and it was so easy to hand her the book and say they are all in there.

Having my punch book helped too because we could just hold a template to a stamped image and see what fit

She designed and created her very first card, boy was she proud!

Okay back to the stamps, here is a few pictures of how they turned out

The Stamps 3 The Stamps 2 The Stamps 1

Like I said earlier I will be redoing these but for now they are all in one place

They are easy to see and I don’t have to grab all my stamp boxes to decide just which one I want to use

I hope you enjoyed my organizing journey

I am sure I will find more to organize and will keep you updated as I do

Please let me know if you have any organizing tips or questions by contacting me HERE

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The “Best of” June is Here!!!

The Best of June stamp set is here

Best of Greetings is June’s stamp set of the month for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Anniversary

The Best of GreetingsBest Of Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set #133485

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Every month during 2013, we’re combining some of our all-time-favorite stamps with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set.

Don’t forget to check out the sets from previous months as well. They’re available all year!

Note: Clear-Mount Blocks B, C, and G needed for this set.

While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

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