Monday, May 4, 2009

Another Monday, Another Week of Fun!!

This week is going to be a crazy one for my family and me. We have soccer, band, Church, choir, Scouts, and more. I have been asked to bake a cake for a friend's graduation party and it's a pretty big one. So I'll be working furiously on that this week. In addition to all of the regular family stuff, and now a fairly involved cake, I have also signed up for a swap. AND, as if that wasn't enough, I am also signed on as a Secret Sister. So I will be working away on cards in between the baking and the shuttling around of children. Don't get me wrong, I am very excited about (almost) all of it. I am just a little worried about how I will fit it all in. Thankfully, my DH will be around in the evenings to help with the kids. It's hard to get a whole lot done with a toddler under foot during the day, so my most productive work hours are after all the kids are in bed. I will probably be awake at odd hours for the next 3 days. It reminds me of college when I stayed up to study (hahaha). Actually I was an Art major and I did find that I am more creative at 1:00 or 2:00 AM. I'm not sure why that is, but now that I have kids, it seems to be a blessing.

Today is Monday... so you know what that means! Yep, it's Mojo Monday Time! I did take some time this morning to make a card for the Mojo Monday week 85 sketch. I have to admit though, my mojo took a while to wake up this morning. I couldn't wait until tonight to work on it though because I'll be up to my elbows in cake batter. yummy!!! When I first saw the sketch, I thought it looked fairly straight forward. Then I started trying to decide on a stamp set and patterned paper that I wanted to use. I'm not sure why, but sometimes that is the hardest part for me. I picked a set and then went to look for DSP. I'd see some paper that I wanted to use, but then I'd think the stamp set would need to be different. I'd pick out another set and go back to the paper, only to rethink my paper choice and start all over again. This went on for quite sometime. BUT I finally decided and got to work. I got the background papers done and the sentiment stamped and matted. Then I chose the ribbon. And then a WALL! I couldn't decide on the vertical mat and the embellishments. I think at one point I had out just about every punch, button, brad, etc that I own. I know I made at least 3 different embellishments to go on the vertical mat. I knew I wanted something, but nothing was really jumping out at me. After much debate and a Diet Dr. Pepper (again, yummy!) I came up with the final product. And so...drum roll please.... aww, come on, I said please! ...drum roll please!(thank you)... here it is:

It's a bit more than I usually do on a card, but I am pretty happy with it. I have found myself being drawn to cards with lots and lots of layers lately. (Say that 5 times fast!) Oh, and because I wanted to fit so much on here, this card is a 5x5" square base.

Here's a picture of the side. I was trying to show how layered it is, since it's hard to really tell in the last picture. Plus you can peek at the inside, which is also decorated. I keep telling you how happy it makes me to finish the inside of the card. I don't do it every time, but I Never regret doing it!

Stuff I used: SU only, Stamps: All Holidays Paper: Washington Apple DSP, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue textured and smooth, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron Markers, White Gel Pen Other: Button Bouquet, Button Latte, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/16 Brad, lots and lots of popdots, and punches: 1 1/4 circle, 1 circle, 3/4 circle, scallop circle, scallop edge.

That's it for me today. I'm off to the store to buy cake ingredients and lots of Dt. Dr. Pepper! Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear your comments! I hope you have a Stamptacular Day!


  1. What a fun card! Very summery - great job on the Mojo sketch!

  2. wonderful card! love the papers - they look so great!!

  3. Awesome card. You did a great job! Don't you love MOJO Monday?

  4. Gorgeous card love the layers & great colours you've used :o)


  5. Great bright colors and fun buttons. Way to rock the mojo sketch this week.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  6. Wonderful card! love it ...HUGS...SK :)