Thursday, April 28, 2011

Getting the 'ole MoJo back . . .

Hello Everyone!  For the past week, all my postings have been pre-posted.  With being under the weather with 'gunky ear and crappy throat' (my medical terms, LOL) I haven't been doing much in the way of crafting.  HOWEVER ... I'm happy to say that my mojo is starting to come back and I'm actually starting to feel a little more 'human' today ... that's a GOOD THING!!

So I decided to play along in the card & tag challenge over at Joan's Gardens and doubled the tag creation for the challenge over on the Crafty Secrets Forum of SCS.

My tag can also double as a bookmarker.  On the back is a To: & From: stamp to give your reader a new book ... then they can use it to mark their page.  Please click on the image for a closer look if you'd like!

The stamp is from the Crafty Secrets Small Set called 'Story of Me' and the letters are from their 'Altered Alphabet booklet'.  I used various Tim Holtz distress ink as well as Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (symphony) across the tag which was first covered with designer paper from the Prima 'Madeline' A4 pack.

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For the Joan's Gardens Card Challenge #16 ... Joan has asked us to use the following:
*  Lime Green & Pink
* Lattice
* Leaves to create a vine on the lattice
* Butterflies

(click on image to enlarge)

The designer paper I used here is from the Basic Grey 'Sultry' pack.  The lattice and basic vine were created using a Provo Craft 'floral borders' die.  I've also punched out a few fronds with the MS frond punch, curled the leaves with a straight pair of tweezers and added to the vine.  A couple little Prima flowers were added along with my Martha Stewart 'monarch' butterflies.  I punched them from yellow cardstock then applied Versafine black ink directly to the paper.

Well, it's time for hubby to be home and I'm sure he'll be looking for dinner (which I haven't started yet!) ... so I'd better go for now and hope to see you again tomorrow.

Long Distance Hugs

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  1. Fabulous creations Darlene!!!!

  2. Very cute card Darlene. Love those bright colors. Great job!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the #16 weekly card challenge.


  3. Darlene!!! I hope that you are feeling better!!! It's crappy to be sick!! Sending you big hugs!!

  4. I was going to leave a seperate comment,but I see now that the tag was included in this comment. Your tag is adorable. Love the bright colors.

    Thanks for joining us for the tag challenge too.


  5. Love yhour tag. So bright and colourful and such a neat idea to be able to use as a bookmark.

  6. Love to see all the terrific tags you designers make. This one is fabulous Darlene. You inspire me to get my tags out and make some. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Guess u did not get to the Zoar sale? Wish I could have. Boo hoo hoo. Thanks for sharing with us Dar. Hugs.

  7. Darlene Glad to see your starting to feel better, sure is tough being sick! You did a great job with both of your projects your mojo is A-okay!!

  8. Love That bookmark Darlene,,,so colorful, wowww,,,,, waht a neat idea,,,,,love it.


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