Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A-Wreath-A MOJO





Hey, y'all!  Ready for a little MOJO Monday today?  Every time I see a wreath, it makes me think of Aretha Franklin.  Did you know that Aretha Franklin won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best selling female artists of all time?  Her R&B single "Respect" is a classic!





I needed one more card for my Christmas Stamper's Dozen on Thursday, so I thought that I would use the MOJO Monday Challenge #307  sketch for this week to design it:

Julee Tilman created this great sketch!  I love the diagonal lines and the flags.  Here's my take on the sketch:



  • I really like this colour combination of Smoky Slate, Pool Party and White, with just a pop of Real Red and the silver accents as well.
  • I used the Winter Frost Specialty DSP for the background.  This particular design in Smoky Slate really caught my eye!
  • The new Wonderful Wreath stamp set was the perfect one for this challenge, and it was easy to die cut and matte in the Silver Glimmer Paper using the Circles Collection Framelits.


  • I couldn't resist using the Oh, What Fun! sentiment from Christmas Messages!  It makes me think of Christmases when my girls were all at home!
  • Loving the three little flags on the upper left.  The red striped one came from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack and the one farthest left is from the Winter Frost Design Series Paper Stack.  These Paper Stacks are really economical and just the right size for a card front!
  • The diagonal pieces were perfect for using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder!  That texture is awesome!

I just wanted to remind you that you only have 10 days left to sign up for some awesome product shares from the Holiday Mini catalogue.  Here's what you get:
Option A  Designer Series Paper Shares - $18.00 each (includes tax and shipping) - 4 people required
Sweater Weather DSP - (pg. 18)  one  6" x 12" sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs
Witches' Brew DSP - (pg. 21)  one  6" x 12" sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs
Season of Style DSP - (pg. 23)  one  6" x 12" sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs
Winter Frost Specialty DSP - (pg. 29)  one  6" x 12" sheet of each of 5 two-sided designs
                                                            one  6" x 6" sheet of each of 2 specialty foil designs

Option B  Specialty Paper Shares - $13.00 each (includes tax and shipping) - 4 people required
Foil Sheets - (pg. 28)  one  6" x 12" sheet of each colour - silver and gold
Textured 12" x 12" Cardstock - 6 full sheets of each of 4 colours:
                                                 Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive - (pg. 22)
                                                 Island Indigo and Smoky Slate - (pg. 28)

Option C  Beautiful Embellishments - $20.00 each (includes tax and shipping) - 4 people required
Silver 1/8" Ribbon - (pg. 28)  2 1/2 yards 
Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain - (pg.22) - 2 1/2 yards 
1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon -  ( pg. 18) - 1 1/4 yards 
Frosted Finishes Embellishments - (pg. 28) - 3 embellishments 
Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments - (pg. 22) - 3 clips 
Mini Muslin Bags - (pg. 36) - 2 bags
Pretty Presents Designer Tags - (pg. 36) - 2 each of 2 sizes in 2 designs (8 tags)

Option D  I Want It All  - $44.00 each (includes tax and shipping) - 4 people required
Includes all of Options A,B and C.

Call me or email me if you want in, and I can think why you wouldn't!


Stamps:  Wonderful Wreath (w132748); Christmas Messages (w131790; 131793)
Paper:  Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (132341); Silver Glimmer Paper (124005); Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack (132183); Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack (132181); Pool Party (126982), Smoky Slate (131202), and Whisper White (100730) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Pool Party (126982), and Smoky Slate (131179)
Accessories:  1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red (119251)
Tools:  Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (132174); Circles Collection Framelits (130911); 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850)
Christmas Messages Stamp Set

Season of Style Designer Series paper stacks

Winter Frost Designer Series paper stacks

Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper

Wonderful Wreathe Stamp Set


Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder


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