Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Mojo .. and a layout!

I really like the mojo Monday sketches... I did number 73 but never got around to posting it. I haven't done 74 yet.

My upline's normal Stamping Saturday got canceled due to her daughter landing in the hospital (She's fine now) so I went to Archivers and attended their scrap mania - they hold it every Friday and Saturday. I did this card, and I did a double page layout. I am extremely proud of the layout as I did it completely on my own... it's not copied from another, it's not a sketch, it's from my head. And it's the first one that I've ever done on my own. And it looks good! (If I do say so myself).

But first the card.  This is from the Mojo Monday Sketch number 73.  The base is SU's Bravo Burgundy, the green paper is also SU, from one of the print pads in Always Artichoke.  The Stamp set is Lovely as a Tree and is inked in Always Artichoke.  The other SU item is the ribbon.. burgundy and from a mini a while back; it's satin.  (I have the chocolate one too, verra pretty!)
Non SU... The yellowish paper is from a glitter paper pad I bought called "A Pocket Full of
 Posies Stack" by DCWV (whoever that is), although there's no glitter on the particular paper I chose.  But it's lovely.. it's got a lot of colors in it - including the burgundy and green I used, it matched very well.  The brads are making memories, and the button was a great find.  I bought a pack of buttons, they are - hmm, apparently missing the insert that told me who made them... but it was a Christmas color combination and only cost me $2 for a huge amount of buttons... and inside I found the one on the card.. it had both the burgundy and the right green.  Awesome.

I really like the card.

But I love this layout...

It's on black card stock, matted with grey.  The flowery paper was one sheet that I cut in half and rotated so the "middle" of the paper is at the bottom of one page, and the top of the other.  It's kinda shimmery too.  The white flourishes are rub ones, and the ink was a souffle pen.  The only SU on here, also the only thing that I didn't buy that night at Archivers, is the ribbon.  But it is retired!  LOL

The pictures are of my brother and his family.  The younger girl, Ashlyn, is his by his wife, the older, Kelsee, by his ex-wife.  The two boys are their foster kids.  To quote my brother, "My wife's friend had her kids taken away by CPS and we took the two boys and are going to give them a good home till mom gets her stuff together. If she don't then we will adopt them".  These are the profession photos they had taken just after they got the boys.

So, whatcha think?  Leave me a comment and let me know... and while you do that, I've got a date with my DVR!


Anonymous said...

Both your card and your LO are awesome!TFS!

Sassy Shirley said...

Dana, I love your latest card and layouts!! Way to go on being creative! Hugs, Sassy Shirley

Ms. Priscy said...

Oh I LOVE both of your projects Dana!! Great use of colors. The pictures go great with your layout! TFS