MOJO Monday #248 - You're Amazing!

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Happy Saturday! It's getting close to the end of vacation for me (sniffle), back to work on Monday. I used some precious days of vacation to move my craft room around, a big shout out to my DH for putting shelving up in the spare room closet to make room for all my goodies! Everything is finally where I want it and I found a sewing table online that is going to fit purrrfectly in the niche I have created for it, can't wait to add a bit of sewing to my projects! Anyway, while I wait for my new table to arrive I decided to play along with this awesome layout posted over at Mojo Monday. Playing along with these challenges is, well, challenging (lol) but hopefully will help me lose the fear of experimentation. Sometimes stepping out of our own box is rough!

Back on point, here's the challenge: 

And here's what I created with it:

I picked a DSP at random as my starting point. This pattern is part of the Comfort Cafe DSP collection and a bit outside of my box, so good thing to choose, yes? It's a very vibrant color, I have decided I really like it. Once the paper was chosen, I pulled out my trusty color coach and learned that Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, and Perfect Plum work together. Hmmm, I would never have come up with that on my own, but they are right, I think they look wonderful together! The color scheme seemed masculine to me so I built on that. I paired two framelits from different collections and added a few brads for some masculine bling (hee hee, gotta get it in there somehow, right?) and changed up the bottom of the banner from the scallops in the layout to a banner, it seemed to tie in better. (BTW, I freehanded the banner cut.) I sponged everything to give it a bit of roughness but it still seemed to be lacking something. So I searched through my collection and found a nice masculine-looking stamp from the Clockworks stamp set and stamped it onto the Perfect Plum DSP for a bit more interest. I tied it up with some retired denim jean ribbon in Always Artichoke, it just had that right vibe for this card :)

Hope you enjoyed it and please stop on by Mojo Monday to see other creations with this wonderful layout. 

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: You're Amazing, Clockworks

Paper: Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla CS, Comfort Cafe DSP, Color Collection DSP Stacks in Perfect Plum

Ink: Cajun Craze Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers, Perfect Plum Classic Ink Pad

Accessories: Big Shot, Square lattice Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents and Labels Collection Framelits Dies, 3/16" Regals Brads in Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke Denim Jean Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals


June Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! The Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to share some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite products from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog! You've probably hopped over from Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train, I'm stop number 13 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for new Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

I wanted to showcase my favorite new In Color Summer Starfruit for the hop this month. I just love the tone of this yellow! From there I checked my Color Coach and it suggested I use Elegant Eggplant as a complimentary color. Really???? Wow! I'm just in love with this combination now and I never would have put it together on my own! I really enjoy that Stampin' Up! provides such wonderful resources for creativity! I thought I would just add a bit of Elegant Eggplant using the rick rack pattern on the Tasteful Trims Bigz Die so I ran the cardstock through my Big Shot and then tucked it behind one of the patterns from the Comfort Cafe DSP.


Another new item I used for the first time on this card is the You're Amazing stamp set. The sentiment I chose fits perfectly in one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits easy to use! For a bit more texture, I used one of the patterns from the brand new Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and my new Paper Piercing Tool to punch a matching pattern on my label. Everything coordinates! Lastly, I fussy cut the ballons from the You're Amazing stamp set to use as an embellishment and popped them up with Dimensionals. The detail on these ballons is incredible! Oh, and a few rhinestones for a bit of bling. Even a simple card deserves some bling, right? 


Stamp Sets: You're Amazing #126722

DSP: Comfort Cafe #126898

Ink: Elegant Eggplant #126969, Many Marvelous Markers #119806 (I used Elegant Eggplant and Soft Suede), 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers #126856

Cardstock: Summer Starfruit #126839 and Elegant Eggplant #105126

Tools: Big Shot #113439, Tasteful Trims Bigz Die #120893, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies #127003, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents #119246, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty, stop number 14 on the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee 
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian 
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  4. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  5. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  8. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  9. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  10. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards
  14. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  15. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  20. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  26. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  27. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  28. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  29. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  30. Nakaba Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  31. Wendy Smith at West Wind Curiosities