Category Archives: Mojo Monday

Beautiful Branches Hedgehog

Could it get any cuter than this?!  I was at Stamp Share this weekend (a gathering of demonstrators under Susan Campfield) and Rachel Tessman demonstrated how to make this adorable hedgehog.  Well I had to google this right away and make my own.

Thoughtful Branches hedgehog. Stampin' Up!

Now if I could just figure out a way to glue down these intricate dies that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with lately.  I LOVE them but I’m no good at adhering them.

The hedgehog is made with an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits as the base and the top of the tree from the Beautiful Branches framelits (the other half of the Thoughtful Branches bundle) laid on top.  The feet are a 3/4″ circle cut in half and the ears are cut from the Medallion punch.  The face is made with the Sweetheart punch and the eyes and nose are from the new Cookie Cutter Builder punch in the Holiday Catalog that demonstrators get to order early.  I’m also using the new Candy Cane Lane Designer series paper from the new Holiday Catalog.  You are going to love it!  Also, I inked all of the crumb cake pieces with crumb cake ink to give it a little more dimension.

I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday #461 for this card.


And here are two of the blogs that I found the hedgehog on.

Thoughtful Hedgehog


Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
3/4″ (1.9 Cm) Circle Punch
Sweetheart Punch
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Flower Medallion Punch
Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stamping Sponges


Mojo Monday #443

I have a sick little boy home with me this week and he always wants me to craft while he plays video games or watches TV.  It’s a good excuse for me to get some projects done, I need to make some Mother’s Day cards for the upcoming craft fair.  🙂

Here’s the card I made today:

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And here is the sketch inspiration:



Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set
Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
English Garden Designer Series Paper
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
2014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape
Stampin’ Dimensionals




Mojo Monday #442

I can’t believe it’s April already!  Where has the time gone?  I’m not complaining though, good-bye Winter, hello Spring!

Here is my entry for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

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Here is the sketch:


All of the patterned paper is from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I cut the Old Olive background to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The flowers paper is a 2 3/4″ square with a 1/16″ mat of Basic Black.  The Calypso Coral is 1 3/4″ x 3″ with a 1/16″ Basic Black mat.  The medium butterflies thinlet  and the small butterfly framelit were cut from Very Vanilla.  The small butterfly was from Butterfly Basics and stamped with Calypso coral ink before die-cutting.  The banner is a 3/4″ x 4″ finished size piece of Basic Black that I punched with the Banner Triple Punch.


Butterfly Basics Photopoymer Stamp Set
Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Banner Triple Punch
Butterflies Thinlits Dies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Mojo Monday #440

The kids were on Spring Break last week so we traveled to see family and just have fun.  I haven’t had a chance to play for over a week!

Today I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I needed a kids birthday card and this is what I came up with.

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Here is the sketch:



137137 Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
138336 Tip Top Taupe 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
133677 Tangelo Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
138447 Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper
120906 2-1/2″ Circle Punch
133519 Banner Punch
139304 Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals


And don’t forget about the Weekly Deals!



Mojo Monday #438

I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday blog challenge again.

Here is my card:

mojo438 - Stampin' Up! Flower Patch.

It took me a while to decide which papers to combine with this sketch, my craft table is a mess.  My first version just didn’t have enough contrast for me so I tried again.  For the flower, I stamped off the base flower once before stamping on the piece of Whisper White.



Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pacific Point 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad
Punch Corner Project Life
Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for 3/8/2016 - 3/14/2016

Mojo Monday #437

I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge today.

Here’s my take on it:


and here’s the sketch:


I used the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack for the three patterned papers on the card.  The Old Olive one is cut at 4″ x 4″, the flowers at 2″ x  2″ and the Calypso Coral pattern is cut at 3 1/2″ x 3/4″.  I layered each piece with Basic Black using a 1/16″ border and adhered the panel to a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla.  The sentiment comes from Suite Sayings and I used the 1 3/4″ circle punch for both of the circle.  I finished it off with the Bitty Butterfly punch and the Rhinestones Basic Jewels.

140712 Suite Sayings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
138442 Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140931 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
129406 Bitty Butterfly Punch
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Don’t forget the Weekly Deals!


Mojo Monday and Weekly Deals

I actually did the Mojo Monday (MOJO436) challenge this week!  Yay me!

Here is the sketch:


And here is my take on it:

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I also wanted to share the make-n-takes that I made from the Facebook gathering of my upline’s upline, Rachel.  These are so cute.

And today is Tuesday so the Weekly Deals are out!


138333s 2015-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers Price: $15.00 $11.25 138393S Classy
Designer Buttons

Price: $6.00 $4.50
137417S Flower
Medallion Punch

Price: $18.00 $13.50
Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Price: $7.50 $5.63
Framelits Dies

Price: $27.00
 Valid while supplies last through 2/29/2016.