Mojo Monday 465

Hmm… I wonder what today is? Why it’s my Birthday! LOL! And what am I doing this morning? Why, taking my Parent’s to the airport so they can go to Orlando and meet up with Aunt, Uncle and Cousins from England! Happy Birthday to me… wait.. LOL! Kidding! I hope they have a great time! We had another fun day at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store yesterday, day two of Renee’s Crop! One of my buddies, Linda, thought that it would be fun to challenge me to use one stamp and die set for the next five days to make cards! And she got to pick out which one! So, for the next five days I will be using the Concord & 9th Give Thanks Stamp Set and Layering Leaves Dies! This should be fun! She also made this really cool card to send to her daughter who is away at school in Ohio…


Isn’t that clever! I wish that I had someone in Ohio to send a card to! And she made me a birthday card…


LOVE IT! My favorite Gold Mirror Card and sequins! Thank you so much Linda! I’ll post some more of the cards that I get tomorrow! After work I came home and got the boarding passes loaded onto my Parent’s iPhones, set the DVR to tape Mum’s shows and spent some time with Taylor before I headed over to see Sue. She is having computer issues so we determined that her PC needs to be re-formatted. In the mean time I lent her the Mac mini that I have. Time to make another switcher! She was reluctant at first, but after I won all of the arguments against it she’s going to give it a try! After the airport I’ll be off to the Store for another fun filled day of craftiness! Wee! šŸ˜€

What better way to celebrate my birthday than with this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…


So, I started my card off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and covered the front with a piece of Dark Molasses Card Stock. The background is a piece of Candied Yam and I heat embossed one of the images from the Concord & 9th Give Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder to create a background. Next up is a piece of PhotoPlay This Guy Paper with the corners rounded. The strip is another piece of Candied Yam coated in more Brass Embossing Powder. Onto a piece of Wildflower Honey I embossed another image from the set in more Brass Embossing Powder, rounded the corners and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. The piece of wheat is die cut from more Candied Yam with the Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies and heat embossed three times with the Brass Embossing Powder. Some Multi-Matte Medium adheres it to the card. My sentiment is also heat embossed in… yup… you guessed it, more Brass and cut out with one of the circle dies from the new Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies. Of course, there had to be some Gold Pretty Pink Posh Sequins to add a little more sparkle! I’m actually glad that Linda picked this set, it’s one of my favorites from the last release! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s creations and enter your’s in the gallery! Thank you for spending some of my Birthday with me today! Have a very happy Monday! šŸ™‚


Products used:

Stamp Set: Give Thanks Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Brass (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Candied Yam, Dark Molasses and Wildflower Honey (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: This Guy 12×12 (PhotoPlay)

Dies: Layering Leaves (Concord & 9th) and Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers) and Fun Foam

51 Replies to “Mojo Monday 465”

  1. Happy, happy birthday, Justin!
    My wish to you, enjoy your day. Make it the best one yet!
    I haven’t posted lately, but have been following you on fb. Liking all your creations. Beautiful work, as always. So, so talented.
    Again, enjoy your day! Stay safe, but have fun!
    Hugs, Donna šŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Donna!
      Glad that you are still along for the ride!I hope that all is well with you! Hugs back at ya! šŸ™‚

  2. HB2U!! just bought those Concord & 9th stamps and dies so will be looking forward to all your cards this week – and the first one is wonderful – love it!

    1. Thanks Brenda! I love that set so I was pretty happy when Linda choose it! It was actually on my desk already! šŸ™‚

  3. Happy Birthday, Justin! I hope you have a wonderful day! It sure sounds like you have a busy day lined up. I hope all of your family meeting up in Orlando have a fun time. And I’m going to bet once Sue starts using that MAC you are loaning her, she will be another convert who will never go back. Enjoy your day!

    1. Thank you Carol! The start of Orlando was really rough but everything is fixed now! I’m hoping that Sue likes the computer, I love all of my Apple products! šŸ™‚

  4. Gorgeous card, looks even better IRL šŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you do with this set the rest of the week.

    1. Thanks Sandy! It was so good to see you! I’m actually really looking forward to the challenge! šŸ™‚

  5. Happy, Happy Birthday, Justin!! Make it the best one yet! Your card today is a perfect fall card. I love the subdued Candied Yam and Wildflower Honey, plus the stamps and die set. It all makes a very pretty card. I’m sure your friends will help you celebrate in the “proper” way this evening!!

    1. Thanks very much HJ! I’ve had better! LOL! I like that the orange and yellow aren’t super bright! I had a quiet evening but I was pretty happy with it after the morning I had! LOL! šŸ™‚

  6. Happy Birthday! Doing the things you love always make life more meaningful. Know you wish you could also be going to Orlando, but I am sure Taylor and your friends will be certain to keep your day filled with fun and lots of good memories! Here’s to a great day!

    1. Thank you Brenda! It was an interesting day to say the least! Definitely not dull! Thanks! šŸ™‚

  7. Dear Youngin’:

    To celebrate your 21st birthday I will be eating a chocolate cherry cake and licking the chocolate frosting off the knife every time I cut a piece. You are welcome to come and join me in the official “eating of the cake” ceremony if you choose to do so.

    1. Ha ha ha! You are too funny Grace! I’m glad that you had some cake for me! Sounds delicious! How I would have loved to be there!! šŸ™‚

  8. AHA Justin – I figured it out! Linda is tricking you into sharing with all of us a week of ideas for that stamp set! Go Linda – we all owe you one for that. In addition, each of the 5 days you will not only be working on Linda’s challenge but the normal challenges you participate in. POW – a double card whammy! I LOVE IT!

    You are very fortunate to be the recipient of such a great birthday card and also the creator of an equally beautiful card! By the way Linda, love your Ohio card. I lived in Granville, OH while my brother attended Denison University and I have a ton of friends with children at Ohio State. Both schools are fantastic. So, back to your card Justin – Love every single thing about it. Love and hugs and Happy Birthday to you my friend. XXOO šŸ™‚

    1. LOL! Yes, I think that’s what she’s up to too! I’m fine with that! She is a smart lady!
      I love the Ohio card! So clever! Linda is quite talented! Love and hugs to you!! XOXO šŸ™‚

  9. Happy Birthday Justin! You are an amazing, fun, and inspiring person! Thank you for sharing everyday. It is a total joy.

  10. Happy Birthday to you from Germany! Have a wonderful day and a blessed and save and very creative new year. Your cards are beautiful. TFS.

  11. Happy Birthday, Justin!! Best wishes for a great year and I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.

    Your card is just fantastic – love how it captures the fall colors. I’m curious to see how you use the C&9 set in other ways later on this week. Such a great challenge!!

    1. Thank you so much Christy! So glad the you like the card! I love the Give Thanks set and the the dies are fabulous! šŸ™‚

  12. Connie K I hope your day has been supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!! And I live in Ohio, you can send me a card. šŸ™‚

  13. Wishing you and AMAZINGLY AWESOME birthday Justin!!!!! Your card is warm, sparkling, and wonderfully clever, just like you!!!!! šŸ™‚ Thank you again for chatting with Donna, Crystal (SSH), my Mini SSH, and me during our visit last month!!! We had a blast & are looking forward to doing all that & more soon!!! And great cards Linda!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Laurie! You are so sweet!! It was so much for to get to meet you!! You are lovely people!! Hope the you will come back soon and we’ll plan better and have a class! šŸ™‚

  14. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you hd a great day, and a wonderful year! Love this card. I have those eaves on backorder, I cant wait unil they come in. Im excited to see the same set used 5 ways. I get bored easily and have a hard time using something for more than 2-3 cards

    1. Thank you so much my friend! You should have asked me I would have sent you the leaves right away! I’m pretty excited to see what I can do with the set! I’m the same as you so it will be a challenge! šŸ™‚

  15. Wishing you and AMAZINGLY AWESOME birthday Justin!!!!! Your card is warm, sparkling, and wonderfully clever, just like you!!!!! šŸ™‚ Thank you again for chatting with Donna, Crystal (SSH), my Mini SSG, and me during our visit last month!!! We had a blast & are looking forward to doing all that & more soon!!! And great cards Linda!!!!

  16. Happy birthday, Justin! Hope you had a great day celebrating and that the traffic to the airport wasn’t too horrendous! I am humbled to have my cards on your blog–although the birthday card didn’t turn out the way I planned since I didn’t have all of my supplies at the crop on Sunday. I may have to get a do-over on that one!

    Grace, my daughter is a freshman at Miami University. The stamp is from Studio Calico, Connie.

    1. Thank you Linda!! The traffic was expected, the rest of the day was definitely a surprise! LOL! I love your cards!! I think that the Birthday card is fabulous just the way it is! LOL!
      Thanks again for the challenge idea!! šŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Julee!! And thank you for always making such awesome sketches! They really are the best and I’m so grateful to be among your talented team!! šŸ™‚

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