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Monday, October 5, 2009

October mojo Monday CONTEST

It is the first Monday of the month and that means contest week for all you mojo Monday fans! There will be one card chosen by the mojo makers for every 75 cards that is the mojo-ist and the winners will all receive their choice of a Verve stamps set valued at $24 or less. What an awesome prize huh? Below are this week's sketch and my sample.

I have been having a bit of a struggle lately with some things so I thought this verse would be a perfect reminder how everything is on God's perfect timing and not mine. This is a very good thing but is sometimes difficult when going through it. Besides, here in the northeast we are experiencing the changing of the leaves and the image and verse was very fitting for that too. So, this card is also for the Verve stamps project parade this month in which the theme is to make an encouragement or friendship card. How fitting this is huh? If you play along you have a chance to win a terrific Verve gift certificate for $30. Lots of Verve up for grabs this week!

I pulled out some dp from SU in my stash that I have not used in awhile. I am committed to using the supplies that I currently have and not purchase new. I would love some new stuff but I probably have enough paper to wallpaper my entire house and the neighbor's so must use it first. Anyway, I thought the colors were great for a fall card. I first stamped my leaf from the Autumn blessings set off once with pumpkin ink and then stamped it on ivory CS. The scripture from the Encouragement set was stamped over the top with chocolate and the edges were lightly sponged with wasabi ink while still in the circle die. Since, I have been asked by quite a few of you, the trick to the sponging is to really make sure that the sponge is fairly dry with ink. So you need to take some of the ink off of it after tapping it onto the ink pad. I also use circular motions starting off the die.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Autumn blessings and Encouragement scripture set
CS- river rock, chocolate, SU dp
accessories- brown pearls, stitched ribbon, circle nesties, sewing machine

Take a run on over to the mojo Monday blog for the contest details and for a peek at the great samples that my fellow mojo makers have prepared for you.

Have an awesome day!!!


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card, Janette. I really love how the circles on the green dp draw your eye to the main circle panel. And LOL at having enough paper to wallpaper your house and the neighbor's. I'm SO with you on that! Hugs!

Unknown said...

This card is gorgeous! I love what you've done with the sketch, your stamp, and papers. Your sentiment is very meaningful to me as well! I'm following now and can't wait to keep up with all your beautiful creations!
Blessings,Kim xXx

Sandy said...

Your card is beautiful as always!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Your cards are always so elegant, no matter what stamps you use! You are so talented Janette!!
I'm thinking of you too, and I'll be saying some prayers for you today. God will lift you up!
I miss you too. Big hugs!

Mary Fish said...

Janette . . . this is a lovely combination of colors and elements. Love the sentiment in the middle with the touches of green. Hugs, Mary

Mary said...

Great work! I love it!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice work with the sketch and the sentiment is lovely... so with you on the paper, any chance we get we have to use it!!!