Mojo Monday Challenge with Poetic Artistry

I used to really enjoy playing along with the Mojo Monday challenges and have really missed it.   Running a weekly challenge is a challenge in and of itself.  So, imagine my surprise and happiness when Julee Tilman, of Poetic Artistry  revived the challenge.  Thankfully, these challenges are now bi-weekly.  Since I make cards specifically for challenges, and then miss the deadlines, I really enjoy the two week timetable.  

For Thanksgiving every year, I create cards for every family in attendance, and this year I need about 15, which includes friends of our family who have nowhere to go.  I have been using the Come to Gather DSP, the Gather Together bundle, and the ribbon combo pack.  So far, I have five cards, two of which I missed the link deadline.  

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s the card I create

Pretty Peacock and Early Espresso, Who Knew?

This DSP has some very traditional fall colors, and also has the non-traditional colors of Pretty Peacock and Mint Macaron.  Early Espresso is also in this DSP, and I can’t get over the gorgeous colorcombination of Pretty Peacock and Early Espresso.  Mint Macaron plays a supporting role in this very non-traditional color combination.  I have a strong feeling that my cards this season will be in these colors, at least until I run out of the coordinating DSP.  If I run out, I can always get another pack.

The maple leaf is stamped onto vellum and then cropped using the coordinating dies.  I didn’t stamp anything on the smaller leaf.  Instead, I cropped it with the die and then used the embossing pad to run the leaf through the Big Shot.  It did take a couple of times to get the depth of impressions.

To create the various layers, I just had to mat the pieces in Early Espresso and adhear them together.   Easy Peasy!

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


You Know You Want to…….

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Wednesday was a HUGE day for Stampin’ Up!  Not only did the Holiday Catalog go live for customers, the Buy 3, get 1 Free DSP sale from the annual catalog starts!  I already have my FOUR sets of DSP picked out!  Get yours now!  


To shop from the holiday catalog, available now, click on the image below: 



Supply list:

Gather Together bundle, item # 153036


Gather Together stamp set, item # 150589

Gathered Leaves dies, item # 150662

Come to Gather DSP, item # 150454

Everyday Label Punch, item # 144668

Pretty Peacock cardstock, item #  150880

Early Espresso cardstock, item # 119686

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Early Espresso ink pad, item #  147114

Pretty Peacock ink pad, item #  150083

Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item #   110755

Dimensionals, item # 104430