Mojo Monday Card Challenge 172

*** We interrupt this Depeche Mode card blog streak to bring you my Monday Mojo 172 Card Challenge Card! ***

Since Jayma got me hooked on this weekly card challenge, it has become a lot of fun and now I’ve roped two more friends into doing these challenges with me.  Last night I was at Rebecca‘s house and we worked on the challenge card together and had a great time.  It felt good to create with a friend and work on something creative.

Here is the sketch I was working from:

 

Mojo Monday Card Challenge 172

Mojo Monday Card Challenge 172

Here is the card I made – and this time, the card challenge will have a few prizes, so that’s exciting that I have a small possibility of winning something!

 

 

"Thinking of You" Mojo Card Challenge 172

"Thinking of You" Mojo Card Challenge 172

I used DCWV “The Natural” cardstock stack and DCWV “The Linen Closet” premium matstack paper along with some Spellbinders scallop circle die and a corduroy button from Stampin’ Up!  I also used some pretty pearls and a stamped sentiment, both from CTMH.  Thanks for reading my blog!

 

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Mojo Monday Card Challenge 171

I missed last week’s “Mojo Monday” Card Challenge, but tonight I was determined to make a card for this week’s challenge.  I love how these challenges get my creative juices flowing and cause me to stretch my card designs.  Here is this week’s sketch – I could choose to use squares or circles and I always pick squares when I have a choice like this:

 

Mojo171 Sketch

Mojo171 Sketch

 

Annnnnd, here is the card I designed using DCWV “The Natural” cardstock stack, DCWV “The Linen Closet” premium matstack, K & Company “Poppy Seed Clearly Yours” epoxy stickers, a Colorbok “Woodhaven” stamp and a CTMH Chocolate colored marker.  It’s hot off the press – I just finished it!

 

My Mojo Monday Card Challenge 171 Card!

My Mojo Monday Card Challenge 171 Card!

Thanks for reading my blog post! 🙂

 

Mojo Monday Card Challenge 169

Yesterday my friend Jayma Malme and I were talking via Twitter about card-making.  She saw my recent blog post about Christmas cards and was inspired to create a card based on two of the designs.  I loved the card she came up with and I suggested we trade card ideas and put our own twists on cards the other person has made.

She asked me if I had heard of Mojo Monday and their weekly card challenges.  I didn’t think I had, so I looked at the website and saw a card sketch.  It was Monday night so I thought, “Why not?” and immediately sat down and made a card to enter!  It was fun being challenged and given a suggestion for a fresh new card layout.

So, I’m taking a momentary break from sharing Christmas cards to show you the card I made for this card challenge. Here is the sketch my card was patterned after:

Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge 169

Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge 169

This is the card I designed.  I’m showing two pictures because I like the artsy angle of the first image, but figured I should include a picture of the card head-on, as well.  Be sure and check out the beautiful cards the other crafters have entered by visiting the Mojo Monday blog post associated with this challenge.

Mojo Monday Challenge Card - Anniversary 12-13-10

Mojo Monday Challenge Card - Anniversary 12-13-10

I used regular 8.5″ x 11″ red and black craft cardstock and the beautiful background paper is from Stampin’ Up! The stamp is something I found at Hobby Lobby in Fort Collins, CO and it’s made by Stampabilities.  The double layer of flowers are from Close to My Heart and the satin button-like brad is from K & Company.

Mojo Monday Challenge - Anniversary Card 12-13-10

Mojo Monday Challenge - Anniversary Card 12-13-10

Thanks for reading my blog, and if you’re a fellow paper-crafter, you should enter a card for the weekly challenge!  🙂

Rebecca’s Card Challenge: Your Favorite Cards

Well, it looks like that’s all the votes I’m going to get and I am thankful for the participation from my readers.  It was perfect – we have a three-way tie and Anita, Rebecca and I each made one of your favorite cards!  Each card received three votes.

This is Anita’s card.  Recently she took up quilling and impressed us with her creativity and skills!  I have made it so you can click the cards to get a larger image:

Anita's Adorable Quilled Bird Card: "Ruffled Feathers?"

Anita's Adorable Quilled Bird Card: "Ruffled Feathers?"

Rebecca used a gorgeous dimensional sticker from K & Company, a dry embossed background, a little quilling for the stem, ribbon tape, brads, DCWV paper, a punched border, and stamped it lightly at the bottom.  What a tasteful way to incorporate so many techniques in one elegant card!

Rebecca's Elegant Floral Card

Rebecca's Elegant Floral Card

This is my 4″ x 6″ “belted” card.  I call it that because the ribbon tape looks like a belt to me. I used dry embossed cardstock, a Square Stax, CTMH Heavenly Blue ink, a dimensional chipboard flower, brads, and I highlighted a few of the dry embossed flowers with fun flock and little pink sticky-back pearls:

Stephanie's Bright Belt Card

Stephanie's Bright Belt Card

Here are pictures of each card-makers creations, that were entered in Rebecca’s Card Challenge.  This first batch was crafted by the queen of quilling, Anita.

Anita's Card Creations

Anita's Card Creations

Rebecca's Card Creations

Rebecca's Card Creations

Stephanie's Card Creations

Stephanie's Card Creations

Yep, I made some of the quilled cards!!  Anita is a great teacher and she showed me how easy it is to quill.  My Aunt Patty suggested I try it but I thought it would be too difficult to work with tiny pieces.  It was fun and easy – I’m happy I tried it!

Sadly I have NO pictures of Rebecca & Anita from the trip to share with you!  I wish we’d taken pictures of each other to share with you.  Thanks for reading my post.  🙂

All the Cards from Rebecca’s Card Challenge

Well, I’m back at home and it is now time to show you what Rebecca, Anita and I made while we were on our trip!  First, here are two more pictures of what Rebecca and Anita packed.  It will give you an idea of which items we were limited to for Rebecca’s Card Challenge.

Craft Supplies for the Craft Challenge

Craft Supplies for the Craft Challenge

Craft Supplies for the Card Challenge

Craft Supplies for the Card Challenge

This post is going to have very little type and a lot of pictures, so here goes!  These are ALL the cards we made. Remember – you may always click any photo to make it larger if it’s too small to see.

All the cards Rebecca, Anita & I made!

All the cards Rebecca, Anita & I made!

Not all of the cards we made were compliant.  What I mean is we are crafters, so naturally we visited a few craft stores and made cards with the purchases.  Only cards made with Rebecca and Anita’s items brought from home were considered “compliant.”  So, the close-ups I will show you below are all the ones that are being entered in Rebecca’s Card Challenge.  Here’s where we’d love to have you get involved.  I will caption the cards (in random order) with a number.  Please comment below with your top 5 favorites, #1 being your very favorite card.  Thank you!!  In a few days after I receive some votes, I will reveal who made the cards.

Card 1

Card 1

Card 2

Card 2

Card 3

Card 3

Card 4

Card 4

Card 5

Card 5

Card 6

Card 6

Card 7

Card 7

Card 8

Card 8

Card 9

Card 9

Card 10

Card 10

Card 11

Card 11

Card 12

Card 12

Card 13

Card 13

Card 14

Card 14

Thanks ~ in advance ~ for your votes!  They really do matter, so please vote below and let me know your top 5 cards, in order from favorite (1) to less favorite (5).  🙂

Rebecca’s Card Challenge

On Tuesday I left home again for eight days – I flew out of town to take some real estate classes. My very good friend Rebecca flew with me and mentioned that she’d packed some craft supplies in her suitcase. WHAT?! She had room for craft supplies?!  And – what?! Bringing craft supplies from home? I have never thought of making cards on a business trip or vacation, but Rebecca is always full of fun ideas.

Before I continue, I must explain the “WHAT”s – my class instructor from the first two days is a cross between George Costanza and Newman from Seinfeld and he amused us with his loud “WHAT?!”s during class.  Now it’s time to get back to the blog post!

She said she didn’t have time to pack everything she wanted, so she ended up with a mish-mash of semi-random supplies from Close to My Heart (CTMH), Stampin’ Up, and JoAnn’s and Michael’s craft stores. As we flipped through Paper Crafts magazine on the plane, I said she could think of this as a card challenge like I see in blogs and in magazines. Rebecca took that thought and ran with it – deciding that we (her step-mom, herself, and me) would make cards with only the supplies we brought. If we purchased anything on the trip, we would not be allowed to use them or the card would be disqualified. Rebecca runs a tight ship.

We parted ways after our flight. I went to my hotel for my business classes, and she and her step-mom (Anita) headed off to their timeshare condo. I was amused as I received nightly photo text messages of the open suitcase with the craft supplies; craft supplies all over the dining room table; and some beautiful cards Rebecca had made. She was just teasing me – she was having fun while I was staying focused in class (I enjoyed my classes, though).

On Saturday night, I finally joined Rebecca and Anita at the condo. We enjoyed a meal out together, and came back to make some cards! It was 11:15 at night when we started and I stopped at 12:25 am. I do not usually feel creative at this hour, so it was unlike me to make cards… but how could I resist?

I made two cards to add to Rebecca’s four and Anita’s four cards. I have no idea who will be the judge that Rebecca keeps referring to, so I’ll wait to reveal some of our cards until I’ve had a chance to catch up.

For now, I will share with you some photos Rebecca’s camera phone took of the suitcase and table:

Card Challenge Suitcase

Card Challenge Suitcase

Gettin' Crafty

Gettin' Crafty

Click here for the photos from our card challenge!

Thank you for reading.  🙂