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!
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
Posted by Pam Speidel at 9:49 PM
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This is a WONDERFUL card! So festive and cute. I love how you cut off the side of the oval.
Great card.Love the paper.
I love this layout!!! Great card!!
Gorgeous card Pam!!! And would you tell your DIL I said hello? I keep checking her blog.......I know she is busy!
Beautiful card Pam!!! Love the colors! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex
What a fun card to look at! ;)
Such a lovely, LOVELY card!
What a great card! I love the eyelets and the fun oval sentiment panel. Thanks for playing, Pam! :)
Fabulous! I love they eyelet ornaments! Its been ages since I've used eyelets. Wonder why? I love them!
Love your card, colors are great!!!
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!
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.
Just stopping by to say.. Have a Very Merry Christmas!!
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