May 6, 2009

MOJO MONDAY - EVER AFTER

WOW!! Can you believe it's Wednesday already? I swear, time is flying by!! The kiddos will be out of school in four more weeks and then my oldest son will be home from college - WHOOHOO!! I am sooo looking forward to that!! So, since time is getting by me, you are getting to see my Mojo Monday card on Wednesday, LOL! I have to say, this week's sketch was really difficult for me - I scrapped this card three times before I decided this one would have to do!! I don't know exactly why, but this was one of those times when I was relieved I was done....it was like a test I was doing poorly on - LOL! But, I decided I needed to share it so here it is!! I used the Ever After stamp set - I love this set and don't pull it out nearly enough! The images are sooo pretty! I decided to make this a notecard and went with a sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments set. All in all, I guess it isn't horrible.....and I really do like the image. I guess that's why they call them challenges, right? So, do any of you ever struggle with a challenge....come on, help a gal out and let me know I am not the only one, heehee!! It's a great way for me to let myself down gently! So, I am off to stamp some projects for some deadlines I have coming up and I am also going to do some blurfing! I just love not having a real schedule to keep to today! And, don't forget: if you have not registered for my blog candy (see post above) in celebration of our new challenge site scrapandstampsaturday, please do!! And, take a gander over at the new site, and join us there - Melissa and I are soooo excited!! And, Melissa has blog candy too so get on over to her blog too! I can't wait to start seeing the gorgeous submissions I just know are coming our way!! Gotta run now so here is the recipe!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Baha Breeze, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Slumber Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black stazon, stampin' write markers (certainly celery, so saffron)
Stamps - Every After, Sweet Celebrations
Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, So Saffron narrow grosgrain ribbon, Baha Breeze Wide ribbon, vintage silver brads, Wide Scallop Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Paper Piercer

31 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

What a beautiful card!! It's like your softer, gentler side!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Alex, great lo and i love the pretty papers. Hugs Nikki x

Dawn Easton said...

GREAT colours on your card Alex! So pretty!

Vicki said...

I never struggle, lol, of course we all do. But your card turned out really pretty. Love all the paper you used and that stamp set is very nice.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Alex! This is beautiful!! Love the blue gingham with the yellow. Love Love LOVE this card!

Jen Martakis said...

Silly girl, your card is beautiful! You did an awesome job! (and yes, I struggle with challenges sometimes too.)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Just gorgeous Alex!! I love the colors on this!! So soft and pretty!! BIG HUGS!! :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Dani said...

I think it looks great! And you're right, that image is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

I never would have known you struggled with it because it's awesome!

Many Blessings,
M.

Emily said...

Very pretty card Alex! I think it came out great! I love the image you used! The colors look great too! I struggle with challenges sometimes too, and even cards that aren't challenges. Like the card I posted today, was a big struggle! I redid it a bunch of times. I hate to think how much paper I waste on that card. Then I had it completely done (or so I thought) but I still wasn't happy with it, so I tore it apart and replaced the mats with black (they were banana). =)

LuLu said...

Alex your card is gorgeous. I wish my mistakes came out as good as this ! Love the pretty pastel shades you have used.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Alex, this is gorgeous! The soft colors are so pretty! Hey, I love your blog header! Did you take that photo? WOW!! Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend!!!

Lauren said...

This is so pretty Alex! It reminds me of summer.

Natalie said...

Alex this is such a pretty card. x

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

oooh you changed your blog banner - love the butterfly!! This card reminds me of a summer dress I used to have - and now I want to go put on my sandals and go for a walk in the park - thanks a lot - you are soooo going to get me fired!! LOL

Love the card!!

Shannon McGann said...

This is so delicate and pretty! I love all the layers and those gorgeous colours!

Marcea said...

wow Alex, such incredible details - you always deliver!!!!
-x-

Deborah said...

Hi Alex, I have been away from blogging and creating far too long! Your card is just lovely as can be, you did a beautful job on it! Adore your new pretty banner! Miss you, hugs, Deb

Staci said...

Beautiful card, alex! Love that scalloped border! How fun that your son will be home from college soon!

Crystal said...

what a beautiful card!!!

Risa said...

Your card id beautiful Alex, super great job with the challenge!
hugs
Risa:)

Enfys said...

This is so soft and pretty, love it
hugs
Enfys

Ila said...

This card is Beautiful!!...I love the colors and pretty papers!!..I often struggle with challenges too....I'm wondering if you got my email a few days ago...or if it ended up in your spam box..which often seems to happen lately..lol...Hugs, Ila

Rose Ann said...

I love that image, and your papers are so beautiful too!! Wonderful card, Alex!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv your choice of papers, your card is fabulous! *~*

Diane said...

Oh Alex,it is so pretty!! Love the sketch and the colors are fab!!!

Manna said...

Beautiful card, Alex!

Chris said...

love that stamp! your cards is fab~great colors!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE this soft assortment of dsp!!!! And enjoy that precious time with your oldest!!! Time sure does fly!!

Christie said...

After all that work, the card turned out beautiful!