Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gettin' My Mojo Back

It’s hard to decide what to yada yada on about. I am happy to report that little has changed in the village of Shellman Bluff, GA. It still has no two way streets, no Starbucks, no Wal-Mart, not even a mayor. And yes, I still have to walk outside the cabin to get cell phone service. It does have a volunteer fire squad although come to think of it I’ve not seen any emergency response vehicles. Imagine living in a siren free zone…
I will be sharing my delightful experiences about my recent 3/5’s vacation. But it will have to wait. Today I’m just posting some cards. I’ve had a few extra days at home so it’s been bubble time for me! Whooot!!!

Gettin' my Mojo Back!

I needed something to get me back in the grove of card creation following my return from the south. So I looked to my usual challenge blogs. This sketch challenge is from Mojo Monday and I used it several times. All three cards were made using the same sketch (layout). I actually took ALL my cards down south to friends and family - so I REALLY need to build up my stash! This is the sketch I used for these three cards.

Card Recipes:

Share the Joy
~Basic card PaperTrey - edges smudged with Ranger Distress Ink - Old Paper
~Layer of BasicGrey Wassil
~Sheer olive ribbon
~Another layer from the Wassil collection pack
~Sheer burgundy ribbon
~Layer of brown cardstock
~Layer of vanilla cardstock stamped with Stampin Up tree, glittered the stars, green mica glitter, Marvy liquid applique, star button tree topper with gold metallic tread
~Share the Joy was a tag that had blue on it - which I didn't want for this card. I cut the tag off center, turned it over, smudged it with Ranger Distress Ink and used both "halves"

China Transfer
~Base card PaperTrey Ink (PTI) - edges smudged with Stazon Teal Blue
~Layer of DCWV matstock
~Grossgrain ribbon
~Another layer of DCWV
~Layer of vellum - smudged up with Stazon Teal Blue
~Polka dot lime green satin ribbon
~Three layers of DCWV cardstock design cardstock
~Ovals of more cardstock - penned stitches
~The floral oval was 'transfered' from sister Gail - it was on a ring - I removed the china from the ring - and there it is! My mother handpainted the daisies on the china.
Niece Linda - Aunt Gail says YOU get this card. Since she 'transferred' the ring to me - I guess she gets to determine who gets the card.

Just for You
~Base card - PTI
~Layer of DCWV design cardstock
~Wide sheer olive ribbon
~Layer of vellum - plain
~Layer of vellum stamped using Stazon Teal Blue on Swirls by Rhonna Farrer
~Narrow strip of cardstock with aqua brad
~Vertical rectangle of DCWV cardstock
~Flower colored in using Copics, dotted with Marvy Liquid Applique and coated with Stampin Up Crystal Effects - the flower is digital from Mel Stampz
~Scallop die cut circle - olive, then topped with metal tag - sheer curly ribbon through both

You can get up close with the cards by clicking on the image.

All good wishes,


  1. These are all so fabulous! I just love the liquid applique on the tree! Thanks for playing!

  2. I used to reside in GA . . never heard of Shellman bluff.... no wonder. tee hee. I'm a neighbor in SC now.
    I will say that you sure do have mojo! Your cards are all beautiful. I love the star and the liquid applique on the first one and the other two cards are so pretty. Love those colors. Lovely job with the sketch. enjoy your siren free zone : )


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