Friday, November 12, 2010

Why, there you are, mojo!

Woot-woot, my mojo came home. Little Mr. Mojo went on a sabbatical for a bit there. Sketches always help, but tonight, I felt inspired without them. In fact, I mainly used them so I could participate in some great challenge blogs. I love challenge blogs. It's fun to make myself stick within certain rules and guidelines...I guess that's what makes it a challenge, right? And Lord knows, I'm not always good at following rules. Challenge blogs give me the opportunity to follow the rules and feel good about it, not to mention potentially being rewarded for it!
So, anyhow, here's how it goes. The cute little CC Designs guy with the cupcake is for, challenge 75. I originally colored him with intentions of using him for this week's Simon Says challenge to do a male card with a charm, but that didn't work out. However, he worked perfectly for the challenge at SSW, to follow a sketch. I had the ruler paper in my scraps. Since I'm trying hard to keep my scraps pile from growing large enough to hide one of my cats, that made me happy. His little cupcake is covered in liquid applique and then sprinkled with Martha Stewart mica glitter. I've gotta do an aside here to give thanks to my friend Brenda, who sent me some Neenah paper. I'd never used it before; I'm a big fan of Gina K. This Neenah paper was awesome, though. I'm glad I tried it. I might have to get some for those times that the Gina K is too thick or too glossy.
Moving on...the friend card with the adorable Sarah Kay image is sketch challenge 25 at As instructed, I followed the sketch exactly and didn't flip it or any of my other usual tricks. I love the simplicity of this card. I'm pretty proud of myself for tying a fairly decent bow, too. That's not one of my strong suits. I got myself a bow easy and that sucker grew legs and walked. Now I am tying my bows by hand until it turns up. I'd sure like to know where some of my craft supplies and mojo take their vacations. I might follow them. I need a vacation.
Wait, I digress. So, what else is new? Back to the cards. The third and final card is for the Sweet Stop sketch challenge 81. I am in love with everything apple lately. If it's got an apple on it, it's mine. I have to have it. On this card, I used my fabulous nestabilities. I cut the apple once around the image, then cut it again out of the red checkboard paper. Then I used the scalloped oval to cut the center of the apple out so the image could show through, and layered it on top. The cute little leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Check them out...their flowers and leaves are gorgeous! Sentiment stamp is Magnolia. I had so much fun making this card.
This is a wonderful way to start the weekend. I need to clean my bathrooms this weekend, and maybe do a few other little cleaning chores, but my hope is to create, create, create. So, let's just hope that Mr. Mojo does not go on another vacation, shall we? Well, at least, I hope he doesn't. As always, thanks for reading my ramblings!


The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Gina! So glad your mojo came back! We named our cat Mojo, that way it only leaves me to find a better lap to lay on!!!!!!! Your cards are adorable!!!! I'm pleased to see you joined in on our Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge, and we thank you for that!


craftybunny said...

Lovely cards.Love the rich Autumn shades on your Sarah Kay card.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Sharon Basel said...

Adorable card Gina! I love that ruler paper you used for the SSW sketch. Cutest image and fantastic touch on the cupcake-love that! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! We hope you return again next week too!
All the best,

Brenda said...

Gina, such great cards as always. Love them all!!! Great bow, wonder where you bow easy walked off to!!! I hate trying to tie bows, just don't have much luck myself!!

clare said...

Such a lovely set of cards. Great take on our sketchie challenge @ PTD this week. Good Luck. x

Guylou said...

Wow!! Your mojo came back in full force!!! Love all the cards, but in particular the one you did the House Mouse! How clever!!

Susie said...

Great cards, love the images you've used! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Kathie said...

Hi Gina, I'm so glad that your mojo has come back!!! I know the feeling sometimes. I'm so tired at the moment I could sleep for a couple of days.
Love your cards they are all just so so cute. Great colours papers and images.
Take care.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi Gina, all three of your cards are fabulous!! So happy to see you found your creative side. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!!

mulberry station said...

It is a delight to have youu join us this week over at SSW. All three of your cards are super cute. I think my favorite is the little boy with the cupcake. Thanks for joining us!
Nancy SSW

Helene said...

Thank you for leaving a nice comment on my blog. I really enjoy your blog - you're good at making cards. Loved the Sarah Key card :-)
Have a nice Sunday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

All three cards are just adorable! Don't you feel so good when the mojo comes knockin' on the door again LOL. Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Jeannie said...

Great bunch of cards and a great job with our sketch this week. I love the pic of your kitties too! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Tracy S said...

I am loving these.. especially how creative you got with the apple nestie! You go girl! TFS