Category Archives: Mojo Monday

Black & White – Ooh La La


Stamps – Poppystamps “Ooh La La”

Dies – Spellbinders –

Floral Doily Motifs

Standard Circles Large

Patterned papers – Authentique “Everlasting” Collection: Promise and Timeless

Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card with the current sketch at Mojo Monday: #461. A cardmaking group I belong to has a challenge to create a black and white card, so I set out to use this penguin set. It is very simple, using several patterned papers layered together with the image. Thanks for visiting.

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #440


  • Stamp – Flourishes “Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1”
  • Die – Spellbinders for Flourishes “Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Scallop Diamond” edger punch
  • Twine – Little B – Naturals
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Secret Garden: Secret Garden Roses”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this card I colored the image with Zig Clean Color markers and blended the colors with a water brush. I chose Mojo Monday Sketch #440 to showcase the violets on the bookplate die-cut. I wrapped the background with some natural colored twine to bring out the light color of the trim in the image, tying it all together visually (so to speak!). Thanks for visiting.

Bunny Hugs


  • Stamps –
    • We R Memory Keepers – “Bunny”
    • Memory Box – “Spiral Flower”
    • Lawn Fawn – “Milo’s ABCs” (spelling out “Bunny Hugs”)
  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Frames”
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs “Easter Parade”
  • Glitter Button – American Crafts
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Twine – Doodlebug Designs

Here is an Easter card, complete with a bunny and eggs! Challenge #15 at Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group is to make an Easter or Spring card this time around. I was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #390. I added some little touches of color with Copic markers to the stamped bunny and created the sentiment with my Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set (Milo’s ABCs). Both of the dies I used are from a Simon Says Stamp set (Frames). I heat embossed the little Memory Box flower stamp and then attached a sparkly button on top for a handmade embellishment. The papers feature lots of Springtime colors. Thanks for visiting by today.



Kitty in pink and grey


  • Image – Digital image by Sandy Allnock for Operation Write Home
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Day”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
  • Flower – Petaloo “Mini Daisies-Grey/Black”
  • Paper String – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card using inspiration from the current sketch at Mojo Monday Sketch # 347.  I used a pink and grey color palette, which is the current Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. I colored the image with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping by today.

Hedgehog with hearts


  • Stamp – Penny Black “Loads of Love”
  • Patterned papers – American Crafts “Hugs & Kisses” and “All My Heart”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ric Rac

I created this card using the Mojo Monday Sketch #320, even though I didn’t get my card linked up over there quickly enough! It is another Valentine for Operation Write Home with a friendly hedgehog. I colored the hedgehog with Copic markers and tried to bring out a little bit of the blue green in the papers in highlights of his spikes, blending it in with the greys. Then again, it may have just been a bad day at the hedgehog salon. May yours be better! Thanks for visiting.

Sent with love – Mojo Monday Sketch #317


  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp – “Square Sayings”
  • Patterned papers – Simple Stories “Take a Hike”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a card for Operation Write Home. I used sketch #317 at Mojo Monday for inspiration and used up a few scraps in the process. I need to do a lot more of this to use up all of the odds and ends that I’ve accumulated! Stay tuned. I think there is some major paper piecing in my future. Thanks for the visit today.


Mojo Monday Sketch #256 – Iris

  • Stamps – JustRite “Botanical Medallions & Banners”
  • Die cut – made with JustRite (Spellbinders) “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Silver Valley” – 6 X 6″ pad
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix “Damask and Regal Flourishes” Texture Fades
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin
  • Pearls made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen – Silver Chrome

This card features stamped images from JustRite and the nifty dies that match the stamps (or vice versa!). I stamped both the irises and the frame with this set. I colored the irises with Copic markers, popped them up with dimensional adhesive, and accented the frame with pearls made with my handy dandy silver pearl pen. Pearl pens are my favorite supply right now!  The sketch is this week’s from Mojo Monday Sketch #256. The card base is metallic silver from Bazzill, which sets off the silver in the patterned paper and the pearls. Thanks for visiting.


I’m just a rebel (with a cause)!

It is time for another chance to make a card in the OWH Be A Rebel – Virtual Cardmaking Party!


This challenge is to make a card using Bright Colors!

We’re having fun making cards on National Scrapbook weekend! How rebellious of us! This is your chance to be challenged to make nine different cards (or more!) by visiting the honorary OWH Rebels. For links to all of the challenges, click the banner above.

  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Sun Kissed Stripe” and “Sun Kissed Party”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Border punch – EK Success “Double Embossed Dotted Lace Edger Punch”

This is a pretty simple card where I let the patterned paper do the talking! This is fun BoBunny paper that has lots of different images featured in small squares. I just cut some of them out and layered them with bright colors over black cardstock. Then I popped up the sentiment for a little dimension.

And for another…

  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Basics “Pink Glazed Dots” and WorldWin “Caribbean Colors: Kiwi”
  • Ribbon – Maya Road Journey Ribbon “Cool Ribbon Belts Collection”
  • Border Punch – Fiskars “Upper Crest”

This is another card featuring bright colors. I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #239 for this one–or at least my interpretation. All of the paper pieces are edged in blue ColorBox Chalk Ink and the stars are colored with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the Party!

I’d love to see your cards featuring bright colors! Please link your card below!

Basket of Geraniums Card

  • Digital image – Ike’s Art – colored with Copic Markers
  • Die cut – made from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned papers – Black Market Paper Society “Ebony & Alabaster” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Felt flower – Creative Impressions “Blossoms & Leaves”
  • Paper leaf – Prima Marketing, Inc.
  • Brad/metal flower – Nunn Design “Daisy Brad”

This card features a digital image by Ike’s Art that I got by participating in the Crafter’s Digital Art Center (CDAC) Freebies Progressive Challenge. I colored the image with Copic markers. The card design is based on the current sketch at Mojo Monday: Sketch #234. I created it in response to the March ODBD challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps, which is a “Tic-Tac-Toe” challenge where I had to pick three in a row from elements on their game board. As it turned out, I managed to get two different lines of three in a row: Brads, Digi Stamp, Die Cut and Die Cut, Layers , Stripes. This was a really fun idea for a challenge! Thanks for stopping by today!

Above is a closer look at a couple of this card’s details.

OWH – Midweek Throwdown – Missing You

  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “The Aviary Assortment” and Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Lime Rickey” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Trim – MultiCraft Imports
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card for the Midweek Throwdown “Miss You” Challenge at OWH Stars and Stamps. I used Sketch #232 at Mojo Monday for design inspiration. I added a few spots of color to the owl with Copic markers to spice him up a bit. Lots of pattern going on here, but hopefully it will be cheery for someone to receive! Thanks for visiting.