Friday, April 15, 2011

Two in One!

Okay, so I should take better photos, but it's 11:00 p.m. and I need to get to bed! I actually made 2 cards today! First, the card for Mojo Monday:

(The reason I need a better photo is I need to straighten the bow at the top of the card.) I even pulled out my sewing machine and stitched on the card today - wow! First time since moving!

The next card was made because I wanted to play with my new Copic markers. I've begun buying them here because I THINK they're a tad cheaper than in the States. And I found the little pot they're in at the flower market. I love it!!

Today was a great day! Perfect weather, no obligations and stamping. Yeah!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Upside Down Mojo

I don't know why, but when I looked at this weeks Mojo Monday sketch I immediately thought of how I could use it upside down! My Dad's birthday is looming so I needed to get a card together. The scallops made me think of clouds so I decided to use hot air balloons in the clouds. My Dad is a pilot, though not a hot air balloon pilot (although he DID used to pilot a giant cow blimp for the Idaho Dairymen - sort of like a hot air balloon!) I guess my card is quite a departure from the sketch, but at least it gave me a great starting point. And after all isn't that what it's supposed to be about?


Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Blessings

After weeks, MONTHS of trying to play along with Mojo Monday, a card I am truly proud of: When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of this cool die cut I bought in Taiwan. It is unique compared to what everyone in the States has and it is the perfect size for a round card.

I guess I varied a good bit from the sketch. I left off the top ribbon and my center is a circle rather than a square. Perhaps I will try another one because I truly love the sketch; this just seemed to work together.

Here is the inside:

And a close up because I really love it. I used paper that I had water colored, then stamped the sentiment over.
As usual, I want only to send this card to my Mom. Since that is not possible maybe I will just keep it. We'll see...