April 19, 2011

Times Flies, even when it is not all fun. I am looking forward to this up and coming long weekend for so many reasons, but I do plan to hide away in my craft room at some point for a little one on one time with my neglected craft supplies. This is my only card for this past week and I have not even been able to share the love on any of the blogs I follow, including family. I hate that. OK ok enough complaining. I am glad that the gals at Mojo Monday give us a week to get it all together :).

I have this huge stash of G-Studio stamps, you know the ones, the $1.50 ones from Michaels. I always seem to buy them but then tuck them away. My new goal is to pull them out and ink them up, there really are some nice ones that I have hoarded. An example you ask, why I used a cute little Happy Birthday for this very card. I stamped it with VersaFine-Imperial Purple then embossed it with Liquid Glass embossing powder.

I love the sketch this week, I found it easy to work with and I am rather happy with the card I was able to produce. My mother-in-law has a Birthday coming up and I think this worked out nicely for her.

Mojo Monday Sketch 187:

I used my stash of Memory Box designer papers, then added a nice shade of purple cardstock as the background and I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then matched that throughout the card with a Stampabilites- Faded Text Background stamped in Versacolor-Heliotrope. I used my Mini Bowdabra to create a lovely bow with a rich purple Celebrate- it ribbon and I finished with Kaisercraft gems.

Supplies: Cream and Purple cardstock, Designer Paper-Memory Box, Spellbinders & Cuttlebug die cuts and embossing folders, Stampabilities-Faded Text Background, G-Studio- Happy Birthday, Inkadinkado-Round Frames, Kaisercraft- Gems, EKSuccess-Edge Punch, Celebrate It -Ribbon.

I will be back later this week... for sure.



  1. How could your MIL resist this creation of elegance? I love how you can rattle off the various papers, embellishments, inks, embossing and techniques as if you were a bker mixing up a fantastic recipe! And what with all the zoom in your life - without your sister deerdeer to chk grammar it all makes sense *snort*

    Fantabulous I say.

    Love u

  2. Great work Nina! Your card is beautiful and you always make it sound so easy.
    I was hoping you were going to get a card up...i was checking everyday :) glad to see you were able to find time.
    Hope you have a great rest of the week :)

  3. Good morning Nina :)
    So happy you found the time to design this BEAUTIFUL card for your MIL.I know she will truly appreciate the love and work that went into it.:)My family get excited when they get a card from me now.hehe My niece says.."Oh..you got a Valinda card".LOL
    I have some of those Micheal's stamps..well...more than some I guess.LOL We get them for a dollar here though.Well..at least the last ones I got were.Time changes things.LOL
    Hope you have that long crafty weekend you are hoping for my friend!!:)Can't wait to see the results from it!!


  4. love the card Nina ...she will love it ..and she will know it is c=from the heart...and filled with love.
    Have a great long weekend....and not to much of that easter bunnies chocolate.

    Happy Easter