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Motorcycle Mojo

As usual, I waited until the very last hours to post my card for Mojo Monday.  This card also features a new stamp set that will be available in the upcoming Summer Mini catalog.


I made this card for my downline meeting swap this weekend and everyone kept asking about the metal-look.  Well, it is heavy duty aluminum foil that I ran through the Big Shot with the Harlequin Texturz plate.  Cool, huh?

The motorcylce was stamped in Basic Black classic ink onto Whisper White card stock, then colored with Real Red & Sahara Sand markers.  I also added a thin glaze of Crystal Effects over the red portions of the motorcycle to give it some shine.

The other stamp set that I used is Extreme Elements.  I stamped black dots onto the Real Red strip and the splatter onto the Basic Gray background.  It reallly adds a masculine feel to the card.  The Extreme Elements stamp set will be part of a Stampin' Up special offer during National Scrapbooking month (May).  With the purchase of this stamp set, you can receive a set of Designer Brads for free.  You can see that I incorporated the Circle Designer Brad into the card as well.


Customers on my mailing list should be receiving the Summer Mini catalogs in their mailboxes this week.  Email me to let me know that you received your mini catalog and also include a wish list of your 5 favorite new items.  You can also view the catalog online on May 1st and email me a wish list.  I will draw one name at random on May 5th, and the winner will receive a $25 credit towards the purchase of her wish list.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Summer Mini catalog from me, just email me with your information and I will mail one to you as soon as my additional copies arrive.

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Whoa!!! What happened????

Well, let me tell you.  Two weeks ago, I left to go to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in St. Louis and to visit with my family.  I had a great time and created about 60 scrapbook, I just have to add pictures.

However, I left my husband at home.  He is apparently very motivated to get some home improvement projects done.  So, this is what my stamping/scrapping area looked like when I returned....


I believe that is my work table under all the stuff.  In fact, you can probably play a game of "I Spy" with this photo.  Let me know if you spot my new items from the Summer mini catalog.  :0)


He has grand plans of putting new shelves into the large closet in this room, so that we can hide my addiction.  So, we got about half way through and.....our water heater has decided that now is a good time to die.

For those of you that have read "If you give a mouse a cookie", my story goes something like this:

If you water heater dies,

you'll need to move the water softener unit.

If you move the water softener unit,

you might as well replace the flooring in the laundry room.

If you replace the flooring in the laundry room,

you better remove the wallpaper and repaint the room first.

So now the stamp room project has been pushed back and I don't have a clear workspace and I can't find my stuff.  That is also why I haven't posted anything on my blog in 2 weeks---no place to stamp!!!

Fortunately, I still have a few projects that I did before the renovation to share.  I also plan to shoot a couple of videos for the cards we did at my most recent stamp-a-stack.  And I think I'm going to do a lot more digital paper-crafting until my space returns to normal. 

I'll try to have some new posts for you by next week, but be patient with me.  It looks like I'll be giving away some more blog candy as my husband uncovered quite a few goodies that I won't be needing.

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Mojo 133--Ooops!

I'll just say it.....I'm not perfect and my creations are not always perfect.  There!  I said it.

But for those of you that don't believe me, check this out:


See that big, gaping hole?  It's not suppose to be there.  I "thought" I could fit 3 brads in a row onto this card, but alas, it was not to be.  Sometimes less is more.

Here is the finished card with a few Photoshop fixes to make it presentable for you to see.


The patterned paper is from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper pad.  The stamp set is called Flower Fancy and it is on sale this month for 20% off.  If you like floral stamps, this is a great one!!!

Flower Fancy

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I am on my way to St. Louis to visit with family, spend some quality time with the kids and attend the Creating Keepsakes convention.  You probably won't hear much from me this week, but I'll be back next week with more samples to share.

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Flower Power Card Class

WHEN:  Friday, April 16th

TIME:  7pm

WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye, Kokomo, IN

COST:  $20 per person

RSVP:  Reserve your spot with payment by Monday, April 12.  No late registrations will be accepted

We'll be making 10 cards, 2 each of the 5 designs you see above.  All supplies except adhesive will be provided.  You'll be learning these 5 fun & simple techniques to use with the new Awash with Flowers stamp set:

  • Poppin' Pastels
  • 2-Step Stampin'
  • Stamping with Markers
  • Paper-Piecing
  • Watercoloring with Watercolor Crayons


If you are unable to attend this class, there will be class kits to go available.  Kits must be ordered by April 12th and will include pre-cut card stock, ribbon, and step-by-step instructions.  You will need the Flowers Awash stamp set and some basic supplies to complete the cards as shown.  See the supply list for details.

Kits will be shipped on Monday, April 19th.


If you would like a copy of the PDF instructions for the Flower Power cards, you may purchase the tutorial only for just $5. 

The tutorial will be emailed to you on Monday, April 19th.

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Scrapbooking with Sweet Pea--Traditional & Digital Layouts

As promised, today I am sharing the scrapbook pages that coordinate with the cards from this post.

The layout may look familiar.....I used it on my St. Patrick's Day scrapbook layout last month.  You can use the same paper measurements to create this page.


The colors are the same as the card--Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Taken with Teal.  Below is a close-up of the journaling block.  I used one of the Hugs Sending Love notes, a few die-cut butterflies made with the Beautiful Wings embosslit, and another rub-on from the Chat Room Rub-Ons.


This next layout was created using My Digital Studio.  Did you know that you can add on a Sweet Pea download and it includes:

ALL of the Sweet Pea Designer Series papers


ALL of the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt elements


the Sweet Pea stamped images--the stamp set is not even available in the U.S. yet!



The page tells the story of my daughter and her wubby.  We used cloth diapers as burp cloths when she was a baby, and she has to have one with her at all times---even at 3-1/2 years old, we don't leave the house without a wubby.

One day after I had finished the laundry (folding & putting away at least a dozen or so wubbies), I found her in her room as you can see in the top right picture.  She was gathering wubbies to use as blankets for her baby dolls.  I think she was worried when I caught her that I might be mad (notice the uh-oh look in the bottom right pic).....but I just helped her gather them up so she could take them to the living room.  It's hard to tell, but there is a big smile behind the wubbies in the main picture.

If you would like to order My Digital Studio or any of the additional downloads, you can SHOP NOW on my Stampin' Up! website. 

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MOJO 132---It's a 2 For 1!!!


I have a little confession to make.....I am a hoarder of pretty papers & accessories.  When I first received the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pad, I just oooohed and ahhhhhed over the papers, afraid to cut them.  Crazy, huh?

And the Sweet Pea stitched felt.....well, I've had them since December and I just opened the package this week.

But, probably one of the items that I really regret not using sooner is the Chat Room rub-ons.  There are 90 different sayings that are perfect for cards & scrapbook pages, plus you receive a sheet of white rub-ons & brown rub-ons--180 sayings in all!!!  Amazing!!  I'm trying to use as many as I can before the Occasions Mini sales period ends on April 30th.  You definitely are going to want to add the Chat Room rub-ons to your next order.

Here is a close-up of the greeting from the card above.....


I think this is such a clever way to say "Thank You!" or Way to Go!".

So, after I cut into the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pad, I just couldn't stop with one card.  Here is the second card I made using the MOJO Monday sketch:


Don't you just love this color combo? It is Pumpkin Pie, Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White.  The butterfly was cut with the Big Shot using the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  And check out the greeting...



Since both of these cards used a small amount of the Designer Series Paper, I also created some scrapbook pages with the scraps.  I'll be sharing those with you in my next post.

Remember, you only have until April 30th to order the following products:

  • 117161 Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack $24.95
  • 117266 Sweet Pea Stitched Felt $7.95
  • 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslit $11.95
  • 117199 Chat Room Rub-Ons $10.95

You can shop in your jammies on my Stampin' Up! website.  Everyone placing an order this month on my website, will receive a copy of the Flower Power class tutorial (to be delivered on or after April 19th).  The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions for making 5 different cards using a variety of techniques with the Awash with Flowers stamp set.   

Happy Stampin'


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