Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Viva Las Mojo!

If any of you have been watching the news, you have probably seen the hot...hot...HOT temperatures here in Texas lately. Nothing like a few 100 degree days to make one want to stay inside (in the cool comfort of a/c) and stamp! So that's what I have been doing. I love the Mojo Monday sketch this week for two reasons. Number one, it is a clean and simple sketch. Number two, it was designed by one of my all-time favorite stampers, Mary Fish...love her amazing style!!  
My card started out as a thirst-quenching tribute to the Texas heat. However, with the addition of all the sparkly goodness, it now looks like a tribute to Las Vegas, reminiscent of Elvis in the "white jumpsuit and lamb-chop side burn years"! I'm not really sure how it got to this point...
*Sigh* I had good intentions, but this gorgeous DSP was screaming for some dressed-up, blinged-out, FUN! I thought it would be fab to add some Crystal Effects and sparkly glitter to the stamped image to jazz it up a little. Then I added more glitter, then MORE glitter...suddenly I see how this card got to the "Vegas-Elvis" stage! :)
Quick tip for Crystal Effects: someone (namely, ME) shook the bottle a "little" too vigorously and the results of that are the air bubbles you see on the image. Although it fits for this project, (so, I will completely claim that I over-shook on "purpose") remember to be gentle with YOUR Crystal Effects for a smooth, glassy image. 
Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Cheers to You

Ink: Basic Black classic and craft ink

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla cardstock, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP

Accessories: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, 1 3/8" square punch, corner rounder punch, Crystal Effects, Rich Razzleberry marker, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Rose Red ribbon

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: scalloped square die cut, sentiment stamp, bling, gold "Elvis-inspired" glitter glue, some really fabulous markers ;)

Thank you...thank you, very much! 
Viva Las Vegas, baby!


  1. Very cute and I love the colors you have chosen. Makes me want to go and stamp with that set! :)

  2. What a fun card! Love the colors and that stamp is really cute. :)

  3. LOVE all your Vegas BLING!! I almost snagged you a stamp online that said BLING BLING today, haha...would be just PERFECT for you!

  4. Love this card and I can't wait until the "cold front" comes through Texas, yippee 90 tomorrow! Your card is great, love the colors and we need bling :)

  5. What a fun use of the Mojo sketch. Very colorful.

  6. Love your take on this sketch. your bling in the bottom corner is perfectly understated.

  7. Fabulous card, and very funny post! I think your card had the perfect amount of bling and was a delightful take on the MojoMonday sketch!

  8. Love the colors and how you colored the images. I too am from San Antonio. Your cards are fabulous. Maybe I'll see you at regionals. TFS

  9. I love the glossy glasses and the bubbles are perfect, lol.

    Sara xx

  10. Oh my Anne Marie.. This is amazing.. what can I say.. you nailed this Mojo sketch.. big time.. So fun and what a great color combo you chose!

    Take care, Pauline

  11. So cute! Makes me want to go to Vegas and have a drink... maybe out of an Eiffel Tower glass ;) lol!

  12. Way cute! I think I may have to buy this set!


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Anne Marie