Mojo Monday 423

Another busy but great day yesterday! I headed into Manhattan around 7:45 and found a parking space on 89th between 2nd and 3rd. I walked over to 89th and West End Avenue through the park and didn’t get lost! I think it’s the first time that I have made it through Central Park without getting lost! LOL! I have a mental block with getting through the park for some reason! I stopped for some Starbucks before meeting up with Jon and Mary for a bit to catch up. After, I walked back over to the car and headed back out to Great River for Daniel’s Birthday party. It was at George Martin’s Strip Steak Restaurant. The food was delicious and it was nice to see everyone. After the party I stopped by my brother’s new house, it’s nice and really big! From there it was back home and time to veg for a little bit. Tomorrow morning I’m back into the city to help Anna with some stuff at The Ink Pad. Here is a nice picture of the reservoir in Central Park…

CP Reservoir 11-2015

The trees are just starting to change color, so pretty!

Hmm… it’s Monday, the start of another week and time for another Mojo Monday sketch…


As soon as I saw the square with the circle I immediately thought shaker! LOL! The card base for today is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. For the background and the panel I used two pieces of paper from an old My Minds Eye 6×6 Pad called The Merry Days of Christmas. My banner is a piece of Real Red. For the shaker I cut out two pieces of Ivory 110lb and a piece of Acetate with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Dies. One of the Ivory pieces then has a circle cut out of the center with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies. I adhered the Acetate to the back of the one with the circle cut out, added two layers of Foam Tape to the back, filled it with some Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix Sequins and Gold Seed Beads and then adhered the other rectangle to the back. Some Tombo Extreme Adhesive then holds it to the card. The poinsettia and leaves are from the Hero Arts October Monthly Kit and are stamped with the inks that came in the kit except the center of the poinsettia which is stamped in Simon Says Stamp Goldenlocks and Duckling Ink. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered the poinsettia and the leaves to the shaker portion with Foam Tape and SNAIL. Finally, my greeting is stamped in Real Red from the Simon Says Stamp Ornaments Photopolymer Stamp Set in the lower left corner. I’m still loving the poinsettia from the Hero Kit, so glad that I got it while it was still available! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Stop by the blog and take a peek at the rest of the Designer’s cards and enter one of yours into the gallery! Thanks, as always, for spending some time with me today! Have a merry, happy Monday! 🙂

Mojo Monday 423-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Hero Arts Monthly Kit for October and Ornaments Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Hero Arts Monthly Kit for October Ink Cubes, Goldenlocks and Duckling (Simon Says Stamp) and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections) and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: The Merry Days of Christmas 6×6 Pad (My Mind’s Eye)

Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)

Dies: Hero Arts Monthly Kit for October and Stitched Squares and Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Christmas Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Gold Seed Beads (Michaels)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Tombo Extreme and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

Piglet MAT

10 Replies to “Mojo Monday 423”

  1. What Justin? No photos from Daniel’s birthday party? I’m just busting on you a bit. I know how hard it is to get a decent photo taken in most restaurants. I must say I give you a ton of credit for driving into ANY area of Manhattan! You couldn’t pay me enough to even attempt it. LOL

    Yet another masterpiece shaker card today. I bought a kit to try to make a few shaker cards. Wish me luck. Either they will come out great or end up in the trash can………there is no in between.

    You have yourself a Marvelous Monday – I am going to try to get some Christmas shopping done today. Love and hugs! XXOO 🙂

    1. I know Grace, I’m bad! I’m sure there were lots of pictures taken and as soon as I find them I’ll post one! I don’t mind driving in Manhattan, I guess because I have been doing it for so long!
      Thank you! I think that shaker makes any card fun! Good luck with your shakers! I’m sure that they will be great! Once you get the hang of it you’ll be making them all the time!
      I had a good day, Christmas shopping! Ha, not for another few weeks! Good for you! Love to you! XOXO 🙂

  2. I am not a big fan of shaker cards, but this one is perhaps changing my mind. Stunning card for sure.

    1. Thank you Louise! It’s a simple shaker and doesn’t take too much away from the rest of the card! Glad that you enjoyed it! 🙂

  3. Wow, I’m not sure what is more impressive finding a parking space or not getting lost in Central Park. Both sound pretty ominous.

    Great creation, anything shaker is a win in my book.

    Awesome creative day yesterday, actually made cards to mail to our Troops, something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time

    1. Ha ha ha! The parking space is definitely more impressive! I just have a mental block with Central Park, always have! LOL!
      Thank you! You know that I love a shaker!
      Glad that you found your Mojo!! That is a great thing that you did! 🙂

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