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Friday, February 26, 2010

Thanks Sew Much!

I was able to play along with the sketch challenge and ways to use it challenge on SCS. This card took me 3 days to complete as I was only able to work on it for short periods of time but I am fairly pleased at how it came out. See what you think

It's our little friend Cocoa again today and isn't he just sew cute lol? This is a newly released digi image called Sew Happy Cocoa from Sweet N Sassy stamps. I colored him with my copics and sew around all the edges. The layout for the card is the weekly SCS sketch challenge and I used lace around the middle which was for the Thursday ways to use it challenge on SCS. In addition, this is my submission for this weeks Sweet N Sassy digi event on SNR Card Universe. The challenge this week is to use stripes on your project. If you play along by Monday the 1st you will be entered to win a $10 credit to the store.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Sew Happy Cocoa, sew many thoughts
CS- baja breeze, white, choc chip, Parisian breeze dp from SU
accessories- copics, sewing machine, pearls, lace

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

mojo Monday 127

This week's mojo Monday sketch is brought to us by Sarah. Below is the sketch and my sample.

It's a pretty simple and straight forward card today. I used one of my new scripture stamps from Verve. I have not had much stamp time so unfortunately some of stamps have not seen any love lol. I stamped the verse with chocolate ink and sponged around it with spring moss ink while still in the die. I also stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.

stamps- Verve stamps Ps 121:1-2
CS- PTI spring moss, dark chocolate, and dp. Paper Temptress poison ivy iridescent
accessories- satin ribbon, brown pearls, sewing machine, square nestabilities

Go check out the mojolicious creations for you on the mojo Monday blog. Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, February 15, 2010

mojo Monday 126

Today I am showing you a card that I made for my friend Cassie's birthday next week using this week's mojo sketch. Below is the sketch and my sample.

This cute cocoa image from Sweet N Sassy stamps is called cupcake cocoa. I just love Cocoa!! There are so many to choose from so you just have to check them all out. Anyway, I printed 4 images and colored them with my copics. I added a lot of dimension to this card using the paper tole technique. The first layer that I cut out was Cocoa's head and the cupcake. Layer 2 was Cocoa's face and ears and the last layer was just his face. I adhered each of the layers with pop dots. I also used stickles on the hearts of the cupcake. The great dp is from Papertrey Ink and was a gift from my friend Sue, thanks!!

close ups for you

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Cupcake Cocoa and Sweet Birthday wishes (sentiment)
CS- Paper Temptress Neenah white and basis red, PTI dp
accessories- corner rounder punch, rhinestones, pearls, primas, circle nesties, PTI stitched ribbon, copics, pop dots

Stop on by the mojo Monday blog for some awesome inspiration and deets on the sketch this week.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mojo Monday 125- You give me Wings

Hello everyone! I hope that you have all had a good week. This was a rather busy week for me as it was my middle daughter's birthday and we had some celebrations going on for her which all went well thankfully. So, here is another mojo Monday coming at you. Below are the sketch and my sample for this week.

It was a tricky sketch this week but I am fairly pleased at how it came out. Truthfully the hardest part for me was picking the papers to use. I kept finding 2 dps that coordinated but the third was tricky. Anyway, I colored my heart image with copics and accented the wings with stickles and added rhinestones to the center of the flowers. I first tried shimmerz on the wings but I like how the stickles "matched" the paper better with the flecks of purple in it. The image is from the All My Heart set from Sweet N Sassy stamps as is the sentiment on the front and on the inside which I will show below.

I cut the image out and use pop dots for dimension. I also curled the wings up slightly which you can see below.

I used another heart and sentiment from the set to decorate the inside of the card

stamps- All My Heart digi set from Sweet N Sassy stamps
CS-Neenah classic white from Paper Temptress, K& Company dp
accessories- rhinestones, stickles, copics, circle nesties, labels nesties, paper piercer, pop dots, white taffeta ribbon

Still have some Valentines to make?? Like the images I used today? Well, there is still time, especially if you grab one of Sweet N Sassy stamps digi sets. That is one of the nice things about digital images- instant gratification. Besides you can save money and storage space too. If you did not already know, SNSS has gone ALL digital now. There are new images being added to the store daily so you will want to check in often to see the latest and greatest lol. The rest of the remaining clear stamp sets are on clearance but they are going fast of course!

Well, thank you so much for stopping in today. After you leave, I hope that you will take a minute to stop by the mojo Monday blog to check out the awesome cards that the mojo makers have made. It would also be great to have you play along with the sketch this week as well!

Have a blessed day!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Love"ly mojo Monday hop

Good mojo Monday to you all! This week is a special week for mojo for 2 reasons. It is the first Monday of the month which means contest time again!!! There will be up to 7 winners chosen among this week's sketch participants to received a Verve set of their choice. How cool is that?

The second reason that this week is special is because Sweet N Sassy stamps has some very exciting news to share. As of today, they are going ALL digital. The rest of the clear stamp sets will be sold at a discounted price until they are all gone. In celebration, we are having a blog hop with the theme "Lots of Love".

Sweet N Sassy stamps is giving away the entire January digi release for one of the lucky participants in the blog hop scavenger hunt. That is some good stuff lol! All you have to do is visit the DT blogs and count the # of times that the word "love" is used on their creations. Easy peasy.

This adorable little bunny is perfect for so many occasions like Valentine's, Easter, kid's cards- you name it! It is called stuffed bunny and is a digital image that is only $.99!!! The sentiment is from the All my Heart digi set. The image was colored with copics, accented with stickles, cut out, and adhered with pop dots.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps stuffed bunny digi image, all my heart sentiment
CS- Paper Temptress neenah classic white, red, bubblegum pop tones
accessories- rhinestones, heart and swiss dots cb folder, stickles, copics, heart punch, circle punch, scallop circle punch, paper piercer

Be sure to stop by the mojo monday blog to see the awesome creations from the mojo makers and get all the details on this week's sketch challenge contest.

There is also a freebie digi which is an adorable cocoa image up for grabs on the Sweet N Sassy digi blog so you will definitely want to stop by there. The digi divas also have some fabulous projects to show you so I hope you will visit their blogs and give them a little "love" lol. The list of blogs is listed on my side bar on the left.