Thursday, September 23, 2010

MoJo Monday #157

Gosh, it seems like FOREVER since I had a chance to play along with a MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge! I have what seems like a million of the sketches printed off and in my pile of "can't-wait-to-play-with-these", but finding the time is my problem lately. Somehow this week I've been able to squeeze in a little extra stamping time and was able to create something with Sketch #157 - and it's a fun one!!

I used Verve's Framed Wishes stamp set on my card - clear embossing the frame on some More Mustard CS and stamping the sentiment on a little flagged strip of Crumb Cake. (after I finished my card Wednesday morning I was doing some blog browsing and noticed how similar my card was to Amy's MoJo creation this week! Well, not THAT similar - hers is WAY more awesome! It's funny how sometimes a particular stamp set just works almost too perfectly for a sketch. I have to say I felt pretty good that I had an idea so similar to THE Amy Sheffer! LOL). The rest of the paper is printed digi paper from Libby Weifenbach's beautiful kit Aquiver with Ebullience (Sweet Shoppe). I added a bunch of crumpled up, layered Prima flowers, some pearly stamens and some seam binding ribbon as embellishments. Overall, it was a surprisingly quick and easy card!

That's it for me! My weekend has officially started and I'm spending my Friday morning at the beach!! The rest of the weekend will be not so much fun - filled with cleaning out closets and the garage to prepare for our neighborhood-wide garage sale the following weekend. Perfect timing though as we will be leaving on October 8 for 3 weeks on the mainland!! I can't wait!! I'll actually get to go to a Micheal's and Hobby Lobby and a REAL mall and Target and my favorite LSS in my old college town (Norman, OK). We'll be spending a couple of weeks with my in-laws in Wichita, KS, then it's off to Norman to visit college friends and take my son to his first Sooners football game and show him where Mom and Dad met (aka the smelly Oklahoma Sooners Wrestling room), then a week in New Jersey visiting Joel's grandparents. So apparently the answer to the common question "Where do you go on vacation when you live in paradise??" is Kansas, Oklahoma and New Jersey - yes, those tourist meccas of the mainland U.S. ;-)


Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Girl I loveeee this!! So fabulous! And I can't believe you'll be so close...only a couple hundred miles! LOL Have fun!

Amy Sheffer said...

SOOOO cool that we used the same set for the Mojo sketch and even did the sentiment flag the same way! I beg to differ on which is WAY more awesome, though!! Love your high-energy color combo and your crumpled flower. I'M the one stoked to have had an idea similar to YOURS!

Anthonette said...

Loved that embossed frame; beautiful card!

Girl, you are so funny about your vacation destinations. I'm glad you will be able to go to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Target. Remember to sign up online so you can have your 40% off coupons for the crafty places. CA doesn't have any Hobby Lobby stores, so I was happy to go to one last month in Albuquerque. Have a great trip!