Monday, May 24, 2010

Mojo Monday…

One of a Kind_2_May 2010

…on Monday, no less! This is my rendition of the sketch for Mojo Monday 140. If the card looks a little worse for wear, it is because it was pulled apart a couple of times. Just minor surgeries to correct some cosmetic flaws. LOL. I guess I’ll have to declare this one a “sample” for inspiration purposes only. I don’t think there is anything to say about the card that, between the photo and the materials and tools list, you won’t be able to figure out for yourself.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Crystal Blue cardstock; Caboodle paper packet; Crystal Blue, Sorbet, and Sweet Leaf ink pads; One of a Kind and Thank You stamp sets; Sorbet mini brads; Basic Craft Buttons; Sorbet Designer Ribbon Rounds; Crystal Stickles; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; Cuttlebug w/Labels Eight set;  Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape (for attaching button).

Hi! How was your day? Mine was OK. Having missed a day last week, I’m playing catch-up at work. Busy is good. I’m going to be missing some time this week, too – tomorrow for an appointment, Wednesday for Mathias’ nursery school graduation, and Friday for Bjorn’s Spring Informance (a fancy – silly – word for program) at school. I will have to use vacation time on Friday, because in order to be paid for Monday, one has to put in a full eight hours on the day before and the day after a holiday. The use of personal time is not allowed. More silliness. IMO, anyway.

The boys are here tonight, so it was fun and games right up until bedtime. Grandpa was a bit put off my me, claiming that I’d been too silly and had them too wound up before bedtime. Imagine that. We were having fun. What a grouch. It’s hard to believe those little boys adore that grumpy old man, but they do. Earlier in the evening, Mathias helped me with a little stamp organization project I’ve got going. I’ve decided that all of my non-CTMH stamp sets are going in CD cases – those that fit, that is. There are larger boxes available for the bigger sets, which I will get once I figure out how many I need.  Anyway, I never realized transferring stamps from a carrier sheet to a CD case could be as much fun as Mathias made it. He certainly had a specific way of arranging those stamps, jabbering the entire time. I am labeling the cases with the type of set (nature, birthday, animals, baby, etc.), name of the set, and company. Then, I would like to create a directory of stamped images and/or carrier sheets. Note I said “would like to” instead of “plan to.” I am thinking that just might be one of those ambitious projects I never get around to actually doing.

We experienced some nasty weather today that included tornado warnings this afternoon in nearby communities. It rained off and on, the biggest and hardest downpour around the time I came home from work. If the forecast is to be believed, it is going to be nice Wednesday through Friday with isolated thunderstorms predicted again for the weekend.

Well, that is probably enough chattiness for today. LOL. I typed “cattiness” before “chattiness.” Nope, not me. Not today anyway. Glad I caught it. LOL.  I hope your day was a good one. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world. Take care.




Sharli said...

Hi Kathi! You certainly benefited from the fun with the boys - your mood is just perfect! (no, not catty)

I love your card (as I do ALL of your cards!!!) and I can't tell that it's been redesigned. I thought I was the only one that does that! I've got one on my table that will probably be re-allocated tonight (to the round file)! It just isn't working. (yet)

I agree about the silly work rules around the holidays. I guess they have to do that because not everyone is as trust-worthy as we are. But - you've got your priorities right!

Laurel said...

A very pretty card!

Jeanne said...

Love your card, Kathi! The combo of colors works beautifully and I adore the touch of glitter and those brads.

I also enjoyed your chatty and fun filled post about your goings on. My kind of fun!

Glad you had such a great Monday (well, after the work hours)! Hope the rest of your week is just as good!

(One day last week the sky decided to let loose with a downpour the minute the bell rang to let the kids out of school. I had no umbrella. Needless to say, we got soaked running to the van. LOL I had just showered and had to re-fix my hair. LOL) Your comment about the weather reminded me of that.

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Sylvia said...

What an adorable card.

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card!