Mojo Monday 132

Here's the sketch from Mojo Monday for this week.

I chose to do the square version, though it would be fun to try a round (or otherwise shaped) card one of these days. Here's what I came up with:

I used "A Garden's Treasures" digital paper pack from Designer Digitals. I was able to print just the sizes of paper I needed. Everything fit onto one standard sheet of printer paper. Almost no waste at all.

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Mojo Monday 131 & Just Us Girls

On Thursday, "Just Us Girls" came out with their challenge for the week. It was a color challenge, something I hadn't done yet. Since I do other sketch challenges, I kept an eye out for which one would lend itself best to the colors they wanted and the papers I had in mind. The "Mojo Monday" challenged filled the bill. Here are the colors and sketch info.

Here's the card I finished for the two challenges:

After struggling with the layout of the pieces, I decided that the three focals just didn't work when laid out straight like in the sketch. It was too "formal" looking for the whimsical flowers in the print.

I used my Cricut and "Make The Cut!" software to cut the Happy Birthday tag and its shadow layer.


Another Sunday, another card sketch from Card Positioning Systems. Here is sketch 159:

At first I wasn't quite sure how to approach this one. Then I found a card idea I had in a folder that I really liked and I could easily see how to make a similar card using the sketch. Here's what I came up with:

I had made the lavender flowers some time ago, but didn't like them on the original card. I think they fit on this card quite well as it is a larger card at 8" x 5.5".

Just Us Girls #24

This is a new challenge group I found this week, called "Just Us Girls" Challenge. This week's challenge is to make a card with a flap. I hadn't done that in quite a while, but thought it would be a fun task. Here is my card.

I have also been wanting to make a card with black accents. The style certainly seemed to lend itself to doing just that.

The cardstock and papers all came from my stash. The flower is from Prima Marketing. The button is from my MIL's button collection.

Mojo Monday 130

Here's the new Mojo Monday sketch:

This is my card based on the sketch:

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The new sketch at Card Positioning System is this:

Here's the birthday card that I came up with based on the sketch:

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OCC Sketch Challenge 6

This week's Our Creative Corner sketch is this:

Here's what I did based on the challenge:


Paper Pizazz Soft Tints in yellow and green
Paper Flair Embossed Motifs - daffodil bulb
Pale yellow ribbon found in my stash

Mojo Monday 129

I have found another great location for sketches and ideas for my cards. This is my first entry with Mojo Monday. Here is the sketch.

After a couple of false starts (cards that turned out nothing like this sketch), this is what I finally created:

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This week's sketch:

This is the card I made this week based on the sketch:

This card is made primarily from scraps I have in my stash. I recently re-discovered these flowers that had been hiding in a closet. It was fun to use them on this card.

When I first saw the sketch for this week, I immediately thought of a card I had made some time ago. It also fits the sketch.

Supplies used:

Ampad Pastel Cardstock + other cardstock scraps
Avec Quartet Stencils
Sulky Metalic threads in gold & purple
Pima Carnival Sparkle gold flower
Studio 18 purple rhinestone
gold peel-offs


Here is the CPS sketch for this week:

Here is the card I crafted based on the sketch:

Materials used:

Paper Flair Emobssed Motifs
Offray 1/4" ribbon
Green & pink scraps from my stash
"Sacked Roses" Digital Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet - Designer Digitals

This is the first card I've made with these paper packs from Designer Digitals. I printed the pink roses sheet onto cardstock, trimmed it to 9" x 8", then folded it in half for the base card. I am totally thrilled with the outcome.
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