Monday, March 2, 2009

Some Late Postings, and Where is My Mojo?

Hola! Had a total brain meltdown, or something. I finished my Christmas COTW #9 and the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday card last Thursday but somehow forgot about them. Did the Stamp Simply Challenge Friday and then remembered them Friday night. Thought I would get to them Saturday, but that didn't happen either, then I forgot again. Saturday our JROTC Booster Club was responsible for lunches for 448 JROTC kids from all over central and south Texas at the orienteering meet at Camp Bullis. Essentially the kids are sent out armed with only maps and a compass to run around in the woods on the Army Post and find different markers within a specific time frame. I think only two got really lost this time. : ) We got there at 7:30 in the morning. There were 12 of us parents out there spending most of the day battling that 35-40 MPH wind and cold blast that came through while doing hot dog lunches for the kids. One dad grilled up 1000 hot dogs, and six of us then did an assembly line of bunning and wrapping the dogs. Went smoothly, just very windy. At some point the dust got to me and the sneezing started, so I spent the rest of the day at home being lazy with Chuck and sneezing my head off. I think my mojo blew away with the wind. I haven't even sat down at my craft table, so until I find my mojo again, here's these two cards to check out.

This is the card I did for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, to use vellum on the card. I followed the Mojo Monday #75 sketch for this. The Flourishes butterly was stamped on beige vellum then cut out. Base DP from DCWV. Pink and yellow DP were plain colors from My Mind's Eye. On the pink I stamped a flourish all over, and the yellow I embossed then inked the raised portions. Layered all pieces, attached the butterfly by its body and gently bent up the wings. Flower made with various size punches, Stickled in the center, then added a clear Dew Drop. Colored Dew Drops added beside the butterfly.

Stamps: Flourishes Butterfly Moments; Crafty Secrets Flourishes set.
Paper: DCWV Once Upon a Time, The Paper Studio CS and vellum, My Mind's Eye DP.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: MS cornice edge punch, CarlaCraft flower punches, EK Success leaf punch, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder.

Here's my Christmas card of the week #9 for last week too. Base DP is a piece of wrapping paper. Ran Versamark pad along edge of base card then embossed with gold EP; Inkadinkado Peace Wreath also embossed with gold EP. Cut that out with circle Nestabilities, cut out center and added vellum to backside to soften the center. Had added a felt poinsettia and leaves to the center, and...ick, so pulled those off and with that pulled off part of the background. So I filled in those spots with a gold Deco pen, and then covered that "window" with vellum to further camouflage that. Hopefully some of this week's challenges and sketches will help bring back my mojo. By the way...the boy's orienteering team took 2nd place, the girls team took 1st place. Woohoo!

Stamps: Inkadinkado Peace Wreath.
Paper: The Paper Studio, wrapping paper, vellum.
Ink: Versamark.
Accessories: Gold EP, Nestabilities.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Well, it sounds like you've been quite busy ... no wonder you forgot to post these beauties!! LOVE the flourishes card ... so dainty and vintage ... you know how much I love vintage!
Hope you are doing well ...
Have a happy day!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Nancy, what the heck?! You're at least the 3rd one this week that seems to have lost their Mojo. There must a a Mojo flu going around - YUCK! Your two posts don't look like you've lost it, - they're both gorgeous cards - but I guess after fixing all those hot dogs in the cold weather anyone could lose their Mojo for a little while. It will come back, so until it does stay warm and take a breather.

Leigh said...

Your cards are all so beautiful. I can't decide which one I love most.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Beautiful cards! Love your bog (:

Janine said...

Hi Nancy!! Love both of these. The Christmas card is just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

These are so gorgeous and elegant!! I love your images on these!! I hope your mojo comes back to find you!! HUGS!!

Shirley said...

I think we all go though that, but these are lovely cards! I really like the butterfly, flower and those dew drops. I think that the peace Christmas card is lovely too!

Nina said...

mojo? well I think you sure have it!! LOVE that butterfly card it is soo wonderfully lovely!

Michelle said...

I am lovin' that pink card! Lovin' it!!