Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch 68 & Exciting News

Before I can even get started with today's card I have some exciting NEWS........... I WON a free stamp set from MFT stamps.....

Over at PCP there was a call for new sentiment ideas for the My Favorite Things stamp set E-Girl. I submitted several ideas, however, I do not know which of my suggestions was accepted. I do know that my idea has been created as part of brand new stamp set and I will be receiving a free set when they are released..... More to come....

Verve Stamps has a blog specifically called Mojo Monday where one of their designers releases a new sketch challenge for the week. Since I am having so much fun playing around with these sketches that I would challenge myself and Play along. This is a judged contest and NOT a Random number generator.. That excites me!! Maybe I will discover if I am worthy of recognition. I mean maybe I am like one of those people that auditions for American Idol and they stink but everyone feels sorry for them and thus tells them how wonderful they are only to end up on national television being told that they suck....... Ouch.. I have added a "Mojo Monday" badge over on the left if you would like to take a peek or play along.

Movin on to "the card of the day". For the most part I followed the sketch to a "T" adding my personal touches here and there. This sketch had a "twist" which was to add BLING of some sort ie: glitter, rhinestones etc. I did stamp the XO with versa mark ink and heat embossed using clear powder. The light pink scalloped circle was pierced inside each scallop using a craft needle. I also embossed the sentiment.

Now since I did not have brown embossing powder, I first pressed my stamp into the Versa Mark and then pressed it onto the Dark Chocolate ink pad and heat embossed with clear powder. Thank you Laura for that tip!!

Little birdie was stamped using Fresh Snow ink on chocolate chip CS. She is mounted onto a Pink Piroque scalloped oval and mounted using foam squares. She is wearing a hot pink diamond heart on her ribbon. If you look closely you will see a teeny little pink rhinestone that dots the "i" in the word Kisses....... I also used a Pink rhinestone brad in the center of my felt flowers.
The little chocolate hearts were punched with a dollar store punch. They are adhered to a piece of pink twill ribbon.
That's it for me today.

I am so glad that you stopped by. I have been preparing a tutorial for a little gift box so check back. If there is anyone who would know why my blog counter would have mysteriously stopped working, please let me know how to fix it. That was the highlight of my blogging!!!!!!!

Verve: Black Tie Birdies, Heart to Heart stamp sets
Stampin Up: pink piroque, chocolate chip cardstocks, Versa Mark ink, clear embossing powder, rhinestone brad, felt flowers
PaperTrey Ink: rasberry fizz cardstock, dark chocolare ink, blush twill ribbon, Marvy Uchida purple scalloped circle punch,
the rhinestones are for fingernail art


Unknown said...

LOVE it Justine!!! Great job!!! I also finally had a chance to sit here and look at your slide show from your trip - BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm so jealous!!!

~Lori Roop said...

Great card! Glad you were able to dress up your blog! :) ~Lori

Congrats on the new stamps!!

Golden said...

Just Beeeeuatiful! Love the Birdie.
Now my problem. I am looking at everybodys stuff on PCP and here. I am getting nothing accomplished.
I love everything I see, and I have no clue how you all make these cards. I will try to post my attempt.. it sucked.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Darling card! Love the x's and o's. Thanks for playing! :)