December 08, 2008

Mojo Monday ~ A Very Merry Christmas to YOU!



Happy Monday Dear Friends!

Today's card was inspired by Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketch #64. If you haven't visited her blog "Poetic Artistry" you really must as her creations and sketches are exceptional and SO very inspiring!

This was a FUN card to make, starting with the whimsical Inkadinkado Christmas tree. It was stamped in old olive and embossed with a clear embossing powder to give it some shine and dimension. The background paper is Basic Grey "Fruitcake" layered on Stampin Up old olive cardstock. The distressed red piece is from my stash of scraps.

The bottom of the red cardstock was punched with the Stampin Up scallop punch then stitched to the designer paper. For the sentiment, again I stamped in old olive and clear embossed. It is punched with the large SU oval and then I cut off the right side. All the edges were sponged with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink. I've added red eyelets and olive twill ribbon to embellish.


On the inside of the card is a sentiment by Stampendous and it reads "May your family enjoy a special season filled with love, joy and peace." The small manger stamp in the left inside corner is from Morning Star Stamps.

Sometimes it takes me awhile to find my "mojo" . . . especially since I haven't been stamping much lately. That's another reason why I appreciate these sketches so much! :)

Have a warm and wonderful week dear friends! Be sure to take time to relax and enjoy the reason for this special season!

Holiday Smiles!





Quote for Today ~
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." - Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

13 comments:

chica21b said...

Pam,
This is a WONDERFUL card! So festive and cute. I love how you cut off the side of the oval.

LINDA said...

Great card.Love the paper.

christie said...

I love this layout!!! Great card!!

chelemom said...

Gorgeous card Pam!!! And would you tell your DIL I said hello? I keep checking her blog.......I know she is busy!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful card Pam!!! Love the colors! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Thanh said...

What a fun card to look at! ;)

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely, LOVELY card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a great card! I love the eyelets and the fun oval sentiment panel. Thanks for playing, Pam! :)

Michelle said...

Fabulous! I love they eyelet ornaments! Its been ages since I've used eyelets. Wonder why? I love them!

smallcity said...

Love your card, colors are great!!!

smallcity

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful design, Pam! I love how you carried the design and details through to the inside of the card too! I've been trying to pay more attention to the inside of my cards too!

Tami B. said...

Such a pretty card and I love the way you ran the oval off the edge for your sentiment. You always have the nicest small touches in your designs.

Creative Mish said...

Just stopping by to say.. Have a Very Merry Christmas!!