Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Mojo Monday Sketch

Fruitful Delight_2_May 2010

This is my take on Mojo Monday 138. It’s another “fruity” card made with the Fruitful Delight set and papers from the Cherry-O Level 2 and Creative Basics packets. The red ribbon card is velvet and comes with the Creative Basics Cherry-O Collection. Speaking of ribbon, I attached it with Terrifically Tacky tape. I also punched the holes for the brads with my Crop-o-Dile, which made the process much easier than it would have been had I used a piercing tool. As you can see, I did use the piercing tool to accent the focal point image. I like that these images lend themselves to markers. One last detail – the image was attached to the card with foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Chocolate, and Tulip cardstock; Cherry-O Level 2 paper packet; Creative Basics Cherry-O Collection; Black, Chocolate, and Bamboo ink pads; Tulip, Brown Bag, and Garden Green markers; Fruitful Delight and Thank You stamp sets; Chocolate and Tulip ribbons; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Terrifically Tacky Tape; Piercing Tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

I might take a break from the fruit for a day or two. Yesterday, a small, long-awaited package arrived via Royal Mail. Yes, it’s another stamp with a story. LOL. Our evening with the boys was fun last night. As they could sleep in this morning, we let them stay up a bit (quite a bit, actually) past their regular bedtime. Like I said last night, we had some catching up to do. Just don’t tell their dad.

This afternoon, I took a couple hours off from work to go with my mom and sisters to see mom’s new apartment. She will be moving on Memorial weekend. The apartment is very nice with spacious rooms, lots of light, and every amenity one might want. It will be a big change from the huge American Foursquare style house she has lived in on the farm for the past 57 years, however. A woman after my own heart, she will be using the master bedroom as her scrapbooking room, and she’s concerned that all of her “stuff” won’t fit. Evidently, her stash is bigger than what I believed it to be. Good for her. She’ll make it fit, and she will have so much more time for her hobbies without worrying about maintaining a big house and yard. It will be so much fun for me to have her in town, too.

That’s the extent of my news/jabber for tonight. I have to watch American Idol. Down to the final four, I’m stumped this year with regard to who the next Idol will be. If I had to bet, I’d put my money on Crystal, but I’ve been surprised before … more than once. Hope your day was wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!


Sharli said...

A cheery cherry card! I love the ribbon effects - neat idea!

I'm glad your Mom is finding joy in this move - that really helps! I could switch bedrooms, I have even thought about knocking out the wall between my DD's old room and my 3rd bedroom and making one big craft room with double closets! I'm sure there are others that would share that dream!

Have a wonderful evening!

Sylvia said...

Love your card. I am already missing making cards. I thought about bringing some simple supplies along but didn't.

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Jeanne said...

Great card and even better, love the chatty post! I hope your mom will be very happy in her new digs.

Thanks for the link, too. I don't know too much about house styles/types and that was interesting.

Alanna said...

Super cute card. I love the ribbons you used. How fun that your mom will be so close and that she scrapbooks as well.

As for American Idol, I too am also stumped but am looking forward to seeing the last few episodes.