Monday, January 17, 2011

Mojo Triple Play

It's been several weeks since I've been able to do any crafting or other fun things. On December 29th, I took a pretty bad fall and unfortunately it messed up my knees enough to keep me down for a few weeks. My hands and wrists weren't doing so well either for at least a week after the fall. Luckily I hit my head on the dirt so no issues there. I had to keep my right knee up and iced for two weeks and then of course closing the year end books at work kept me away from crafts until this weekend.

So here are three Mojo Monday Sketches (two of which I started when they appeared but didn't get a chance to finish) including todays sketch.

Thank you for popping in.


I've been holding this stamp and paper aside for some weeks now waiting for the perfect sketch, and I think 174 is it.
Stamp by Inkadinkado; Paper by Basic Grey; Buttons by SU and Basic Grey; Ribbon unknown.

MOJO MONDAY 172 and Always With Heart - Sunday Scraps:

I really love how this one came out. This is a double challenge; Mojo Monday and Jules' Sunday Scraps (I would link, but for the life of me I can not figure out how to make them work).

Jules has set a challenge goal to use her stack of scraps every Sunday. Like Jules, I have bags and bags of scrap DP, CS, ribbon; even half stamped/colored items. The goal is to not cut into anything new or whole, but to use only the scraps. The Mojo Monday 172 sketch is just perfect for using up scraps. In the case of this card, there is a huge ink blob on the blue card stock under the circle and square. I also only had enough ribbon to make a quick fold under. That ribbon doesn't even go all the way under the circle. :) I was able to get just enough Dasher paper together to pull this off, and my Old Olive card stock is more scraps than whole sheets so that wasn't an issue. This was just so much fun to make this card happen.

Stamps - Verve Kind Words; DP by Basic Grey (Dasher); bling by Kaiser Craft; card stock SU and Bazzil; Ribbon unknown.


UGH!! The center panel is on there crooked and I didn't even notice until after I took the picture. Oh well. I like how this one turned out. The Mambo Melon trim looks really bright in the photo, but It blends beautifully IRL. I used a lot of different products to make this one come together.
Stamps - Verve Beautiful Kindness and SU!s Aviary; Basic Grey Paper and brad; SU Chocolate Chip and Mambo Melon card stock and Chocolate chip craft ink; SU! Mambo Melon ribbon.


  1. Hi Carole

    I was so sorry to hear you took a fall .. .. sounds like a not very nice fall if you have had to rest your knees for that long.

    Pleased to hear all is ok now though and that your talented crafty hands are back into action.

    What wonderful creations you have posted.

    Love the colours on the first one - gorgeous paper and image!!

    The second one is beautiful too and just shows what we can do with our scraps .. .. .. great layout for using up even the smallest pieces of ribbon .. .. loving all the hearts and the paper pricking you have done gives another great dimension. (Thanks for the inspiration there).

    I will link to you on Scrap Sunday 3 so others can share your inspiration.

    Talking of linking .. .. if you want to link all you need to do is open up the blog you want to link to and click on the title of the post for linking to. Copy the whole http:// address that you will get from the top of the page (it usually has a blogger sign next to it but not always).

    Next go to the post you are writing and select the word or words you want to link. Highlight the words and with them still highlighted click on the word "link" which is just above your post on the toolbar.

    Another little box will appear. Just right click and paste the copied http:// into the box and if you are happy just click OK .. .. and that is it.

    Your linked word or words will now have changed to a colour and be underlined. You can change the colour and size if you are not happy with what is automatically selected for you.

    Hope this works.

    If not just give me a shout.

    Sorry .. .. this has turned into quite a long comment!!!

    Take care. I am pleased you decided to joined in the Scrap Sunday mission this week.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Happy to hear you are on the mend :) Your cards are all beautiful!

  3. Hope you feel better now, that fall sounds nasty. Love the way you paired BG papers with the stamped images on your card.