Mojo Monday 455 & MMH Sneak Peek 4!


Happy 4th of July to my American friends! I hope that you all have some fun stuff planned for today! I’ll be heading over to Brian & Kim’s for a BBQ later on. Yesterday was another lovely day here! I got up late and went to get Heather so we could take a ride to The Apple Store. Her iPhone has been acting up so she wanted to get it checked out. They suggested… yes… a restore! I could have told her that! LOL! From there we went over to see Kim and the kiddies for a bit and enjoyed some pizza for lunch! I had said that I wanted to run into Manhattan quickly to pick something up from Isabella so Heather and I hopped in the Convertible and made our way in. The traffic was pretty light going in and we found a parking space on the street. I got to say hello to Diego who was there enjoying his sports on TV! He just got back from a bike trip in the Pyrenees! How cool is that?! The traffic on the way home was a little heavier but not too bad. I dropped Heather back off at George’s and then came home and got some of my cleaning started. There is a lot more to do but I did make a little dent! Phew! That was a busy day!

It’s always best to start off the week with a new Mojo Monday sketch, don’t you agree…


This is also day 4 of my sneak peeks of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! I decided that I needed to use the jellyfish again. I just think that they are such pretty ethereal creatures! To start my card I used a piece of the Metallic Teal Card Stock that comes in the Kit, cut it to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and used a stitched Rectangle to cut out my window. I put that on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb and traced so I would know just where to stamp the jellyfish. He is stamped in Hero Arts Tide Pool for the first layer and heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder for the second. I added some Foam Tape to the back of my Teal piece, sprinkled in some of the Little Things by Lucy Exclusive Sequins Mix included in the Kit and then added my back panel to create my shaker. In the upper right is a piece of Gold Mirror Card that I used a stitched circle to cut out and in the lower right is a piece of Desert Storm 80lb, heat embossed with the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background Stamp and some Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. The greeting is from the main stamp set in the kit also and is heat embossed in more Gold onto some Black 110lb. All of the pieces are adhered to the shaker and then that is attached to a baseย of Solar White 110lb to finish the card! I do really love that jellyfish and I think that he looks quite neat with his little shaker bits! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! That is also my 4th sneak peek of the My Monthly Hero Kit! Come back tomorrow for still more peeks! I wish you all the most marvelous Monday ever! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mojo Monday 455-JK-WM

Products used:

My Monthly Hero Kit for July Sneak Peek

Stamp: Designer Woodgrain Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Tide Pool (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and Clear (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty: Teal Metallic (MMH) and Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Stitched Squares and Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Mermaid Sequins Mix (Little Things by Lucy – Exclusive to MMH)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

19 Replies to “Mojo Monday 455 & MMH Sneak Peek 4!”

  1. Gorgeous card, Justin!! The aqua is such a perfect color to complement the jellyfish and I love the shaker concept too. The woodgrain and gold accents add elegance. I will have to say, at first I wasn’t liking the them too much as I’m not fond of the ocean creatures that have been featured but you have done a really great job spotlighting them and showing off Hero Art’s beautiful products.

    Have a happy 4th!!!

    1. Thanks so much Christy! Shakers makes everything better! I’m glad that I swayed you a bit as far as the cool images! I hope that you had a very nice 4th! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a fun, creative card today, Justin. All the different elements really make a great card. I love the teal metallic paper with the tide pool on the jellyfish. You know shakers are one of my favorites and always add such a fun feature to any card. Have a wonderful 4th!

    1. Thank you HJ! I have really had a lot of fun playing with the kit! Shakers are the best aren’t they?! Hope you had a fun 4th too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Good Morning Justin!

    Only you could use the combination of wood grain and metallic gold together and make it look good! I love blues and teal is my favorite! A great card, especially anyone who loves the ocean.

    You certainly crammed an amazing amount of “stuff” into one day yesterday. I’m glad you will relax at a BBQ for a while today. Happy Fourth of July to you and everyone else on the blog. The weather couldn’t be any more perfect here. We are doing steak on the grille, potato salad (which I better get off the computer and get made) and sweet corn for dinner tonight. That said – I’m off to cook. Have yourself a Fun Filled Fourth. Love and hugs XXOO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Grace!
      LOL! You know how I feel about some woodgrain and gold! Blues are my favorite colors by far, especially all of these teals!
      I do try and cram as much as I can into my days but there is never enough time to get everything done! I did relax at the BBQ, nice to just do nothing! We had good weather for most of the day but it got cold towards the end of the day and then rained around 11:00. Winston was happy that the fireworks ended early! Love and hugs to you! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Thank you! I really do love that Octopus and the colors that are inspired by the ink pads are just too fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ok, you can sto. I’m sold on this kit! Beautiful!!! Since you are in the mood to clean…..I’ll fly you to Chicago and you can finish my house. Its funny, tearing down was so easy and fast.

    Take care… Happy 4th

    1. LOL! Woo hoo! It really is a fun kit! Glad that you like the card! I wasn’t in the mood to clean, I had no choice! LOL! It’s always easier to take it apart than put it back together! Hope you had a good 4th! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy 4th July Justin, hope you have kicked back and relaxed with your friends. Great shaker card and love the jellyfish. They are very ethereal creatures. Take care and look forward to checking in tomorrow for another sneak peak! Michelle xo

    1. Thank you Michelle! I did kick back and relax and had fun! Glad that you like the card! I agree, jellyfish are just amazing! XO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Pam!! It really is a great set! Hope you had a fun 4th! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Enjoyed reading and admiring your creative thought process. The July kit was outstanding , loved it all

Comments are closed.