Migraine Monday, oops, MOJO MONDAY!

Sorry. I woke Friday morning with a throbbing head which is still hurting today. So apart from a doctor’s appointment which was already scheduled for that day, then dropping off Boy Child at a party on Saturday, I’ve pretty much been both PJ and bed bound.

My head is still not 100% but I daresay that has something more to do today with the salmon smoking which took place in our kitchen last night. The salmon tastes divine but the smoke residue still lingering in the air is doing absolutely NOTHING for my head.

Anyways, enough of my pity-party. With Canadian Thanksgiving being celebrated next month this is my card for today’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - JIF

There was just SO MUCH white space on this weeks sketch which didn’t help my head at all. This is the MOJO MONDAY sketch for today. As you can see, not much deviation from the original at ALL today on my part.

Mojo 361 Sketch!

Of late I’ve rediscovered Sahara Sand Cardstock so with this as base I added a pattern from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack in darker tones. Then added a much lighter pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack. Some Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon completing the base.

For my square on the right I went with a base of Early Espresso Cardstock with Tangelo Twist Cardstock on top of that. First I stamped, also in Tangelo Twist Classic Ink, two of the houses from the Holiday Home Stamp Set, then on top of that stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink a stamp from the Mingle All the Way Stamp Set. Finishing off the square with stamped leaves also from the Holiday Home Stamp Set.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - Thanksgiving Happiness - JIF

With Thanksgiving in mind, I chose to stamp two of the feathers from the Four Feathers Stamp Set. The larger in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Early Espresso Cardstock, the smaller feather in Soft Suede Classic Ink on Soft Suede Cardstock. I then used the co-ordinating Feathers Framelits Dies to cut them. Sponging both with Crumb Cake Classic Ink before adhering.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - Four Feathers - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Mingle All the Way, Four Feathers, Holiday Home
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Framelits: Feathers
Ribbon: 3/4″ Pumpkin Pie Chevron
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Board,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Sponges

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Negative Deco Labels Mojo

Another week, another MOJO MONDAY challenge. Here is my card for this week’s sketch.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - JIFAnd here is this week’s sketch. Yeah, that “Tall & Skinny” seemed to have slipped by me when I created this card. I read it as it was printing but poof, never to be remembered again. Oops!

Mojo360Sketch

The card came about so quickly all because the “negative” piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock from a Deco Label Die-Cut was sitting on my table. From this all that was required as a pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack and matching cardstock stamped in the same color with a stamp from Work of Art Stamp Set.

Onto a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock the sentiment from the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set was stamped in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink. The “YOU” I re-stamped, cut-out and placed a Stampin’ Dimensionals behind to give it a little more emphasis.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - Negative DieCut - JIF

The finishing touch was some Gold Sequin Trim which I’ve become rather partial too. Three of the these sequins I glued to the top right-hand corner of the card.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - Gold Sequins - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Work of Art
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake
DSP: Moonlight Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponge,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

MOJO Monday!

With the end of the school year quickly approaching I’m finding it extremely difficult to keep on top of things. This includes a HUGE box of retired items – stamps, punches, ink pads, etc that I have FOR SALE that require listing. Goodness knows when that will be happening, hopefully soon as I keep adding more and more items to the box!

Anyways, its Monday so there’s a fresh MOJO Monday – here’s my interpretation. I’m loving this Soho Subway DSP which is even better in the flesh than in the book if that’s possible!

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF

This is this week’s sketch which instantly had the creative juices flowing albeit like a broken fire-hydrant, there was no particular direction for this flow…

Mojo297Sketch

I was trying my darnedest to make a masculine card, being Father’s Day this Sunday I was going to kill two birds with one stone, but then the circle scallops were doing my head in… I panicked… and I added flowers made from the Boho Blossom Punch with the all new gorgeous Strawberry Slush. Strawberry Slush… so NOT masculine 🙂

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF - Boho Blossoms

The square section for me resulted in more of a rectangle which was perfect sizing in the end for the Thank You stamp from the Morning Meadows stamp set. I inked up well for the first stamping in Raspberry Ripple then continued stamping without re-inking, or as its sometimes called, stamped-off, the sentiment.

I’ve also used the branch stamp set on the background of Always Artichoke in Always Artichoke Classic Ink so there was a little detail to be found but not overwhelmingly so.

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF - Thank You

FYI: Morning Meadows is a fabulous Hostess Set. Remember when hosting a party, once your sales reach $200 you will be eligible for your choice of Hostess Stamp Sets at a wonderfully discounted rate… just a little more incentive to host a party!

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip,
Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (under the Washi Tape)
Stamp Set: Morning Meadow
Classic Ink: Always Artichoke, Raspberry Ripple, Baked Brown Sugar (for sponging)
DSP: Soho Subway
Punches: Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge Border, Boho Blossoms
Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Silver Mini Brads
Essentials: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Sponges, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Smooch Spritz

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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