Mojo Monday 458

Of we go into another week! My weekend was great! My friend Barbara came out to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store to visit! We had Panera for lunch and then hung out at the store. Around 4:30 we headed out, I wanted to stop home and drop off my bags. When we got to the house my Brother, Erika, Daniel and Tristen were at my parents! I finally got a peek at the new baby! Barbara got to meet everyone including Winston. From there we made our way into Manhattan, lots of traffic as always on a Sunday evening. By the time I found a parking space it was 7:00. Barbara and I said our goodbyes and I headed over to see Kim Doi. Once there I spoke to Michael for a bit and so did Kim. I helped Kim with her new rug and some electronics goodies that she had gotten and then we went out for Mexican food. The place we ate at was called Oaxaca Taqueria on 1st and 64th. The food was excellent and I haven’t had really good Mexican in a while! After dinner we went back to Kim’s and I shared my latest YouTube obsession, Troy Miller, with her. Watching him just make me smile! I started to head back to the car around 11:40. There was a big accident by Laguardia so that delayed me a little but I still made it home by 12:45 and I got to do one of my favorite things, drive back home from the city with the top down at night in my car! Today I have to get all of my orders in for the new Holiday goodies that are coming out! Fun!

The best way to start off a new week is with a new Mojo Monday Sketch…

Mojo458

Today’s card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The first layer of my background is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe. My piece of patterned paper is from the Dear Lizzy Documentary 6×6 Paper Pad. I backed it with a piece of Black 110lb and adhered that to the card. Another piece of paper from the same pad is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The two banners are Pistachio Pudding and Daffodil Delight and my triangle is Sweet Sugarplum that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Lawn Cuts. The banners and triangle are adhered to the card with Foam Tape. My butterfly is from the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Butterflies Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed it onto a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Card with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The image is colored in with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors and the body is stamped in Onyx Black. I used the dies to cut them both out and adhered the butterfly to the card with another piece of Foam Tape. Right before I adhered the butterfly I stamped the greeting in Onyx Black. A little sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Pink Peony, Tangerine and Lemon Drop Sequins completes the card! I love my Gansai Tambi Watercolors, they have such a nice rich pigment to them and I think they really make the butterfly pop! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and don’t forget to enter your take on the sketch into the gallery! Thank you for starting another week off with me! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Mojo Monday 458-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Stamp & Cut Butterfly Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Gansai Tambi (Kuretake)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight and Sweet Sugarplum (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy Documentary 6×6 Pad (American Crafts)

Dies: Stamp & Cut Butterfly (Hero Arts) and Stitched Rectangle Frames Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Pink Peony, Tangerine and Lemon Drop Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

14 Replies to “Mojo Monday 458”

  1. Well if this card doesn’t scream summer I don’t know what would. Just amazing colors – bright, cheerful, exuberant! It’s just such a happy card that anyone receiving it would have to put on a huge smile. AND, after all, isn’t that the point of sending a “surprise for no reason” card? Love it.

    Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend Justin and I’m so jealous that you got to go into Manhattan. It seems like forever since I’ve been there. As a result, you are now responsible for not only having a great time for you but also a great time for me which means you have to have twice as much fun every time you get to the City! AND that’s an order! You have yourself a Magnificent Monday my friend. Love and hugs, XXOO 🙂

    1. Yay! Thanks Grace! That’s exactly what I was going for! Surprise just because cards are the best ones to get!
      I did have a super weekend! I missed Manhattan so much! It was way too long since I was there! I am more than happy to have enough fun for the both of us! Hope your week is off to a good start! Love and hugs to you! XOXO 🙂

  2. love the card
    I don’t know if you’ve tried Rosa Mexicano in Midtown. They have the original on 1st, above 56th (I remember that much) and read where they opened a second one when the Columbia Circle Tower opened? anyway, if you like guacamole, they do a table-side service of it. luscious.

    1. Thanks Debbie!
      I’ll have to look into that place the next time I’m in the city and want some Mexican! I LOVE guacamole! 🙂

  3. Bright and cheeful=SUMMER! Great creation. I just want a tad of your energy, you know how to pack your day. i did get crafty ths weekend, with new stamps to boot. Ogh, it felt so good. i even worked on some unfinished scrapbook pages. too bad mojo finds me after 9pm, makes the mornings come even quicker

    1. Thank you Linda! I love a nice packed day! SO glad that you got some crafty time in, it’s the best way to spend some time! My Mojo finds me late all the time! You just need to go with it! 🙂

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