MOJO fun

hi all!

WHEW what a busy weekend and i am SO behind ACK!  My to-do list is far longer than my hours in a day are!  My post is short but i wanted to share the card i made using the MOJO sketch before the next one came out!

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i was a little intimidated by this sketch – skewed panels do that to me!  but i went for it and i am very pleased with the outcome:

my patterned paper is SUPER DUPER old – i have NO idea where it cqmae from and was at the bottom of my scrap heap i pulled out of corner recently – but CUTE right??  LOVIN’ the bright colors, they were a perfect match for the bright colors of my flowers i made using Viva Decor’s Modeling Grass.  they look a bit washed out in the picture but you get the idea i think!

here is a close up of the flowers – SO FUN!  each corner has a perfect little droplet of Viva’s Glass Effect Gel in Pink.

and now i must sign off – more tomorrow!


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SGC22 time!! color challenge for ya!

happy sunday y’all!  i hope everyone had a wonderful funfilled weekend!  SO SORRY for being so late in posting today’s challenge!!  i have been a little behind this weekend but i have just GOT to tell you about my day yesterday.

i don’t know if they do this everywhere but in our area around this time of year the Boy Scouts go door to door collecting food for the needy.  well this year our NJROTC cadets signed up to volunteer at the local food bank to help sort the food and parents were asked to volunteer in shifts to supervise the cadets.  so i signed up and thats where i spent saturday morning.  i have to say it was an amazing experience.

when i walked in the little warehouse/storage area was PILED HIGH with food donations!!  i mean TONS of food.  i was just awestruck at the generosity of people right there to see.  especially since there was a time when the boys were very small (i raised them both alone and was very young) when i was on the other side of the food donations.  so i was truly touched and have been thinking all weekend of all the people along the way that really helped me along the way in so many ways while i waited tables and put myself through college with two small boys – certainly not something i could have done alone.  i talked to the guy in charge and he said they are hoping the donations will be enough to last until march.  pretty impressive!  however this is the biggest time of year for donations.  after this they dwindle to very little and there are lots of people who still need help throughout the year.  so i am hoping that everyone will remember gratitude and generosity beyond the holiday season and donate at other times!  we plan on helping out with the cadets before Christmas too and then i might look into helping them on a more regular basis.



be sure and check out the beautiful new stamps!




wanna get some BEFORE Black Friday??  we will be havig a HUGE sale starting Wednesday morning at 5am!!!  The sale will last through Thanksgiving and into Friday ending Friday night at Midnight!!  Black Friday deals from the comfort of your own home!  Watch this blog for more details…..


Now onto the CHALLENGE:

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first our winner for SGC21:

Kristina!  email your address to me for your prize: marti {at} pezadoodle {dot} com

Now for the next challenge – i have a color challenge for you – brown, blue and rust (or copper/bronze)

here is mine:

has anyone been to Michaels recently?  ok stop laughing, i know, silly question!  well if you have and you have strolled through their Christmas stuff you have seen all the new off beat christmas colors.  my fave is the blue and bronze – just LOVE it!!!  so that was my inspiration here.  i used a bronze metallic encore ink pad instead of rust so i get a bit of shimmer.  The bottom-most panel is SEI patterned paper.  the next blue layer is also SEI – it has a FAINT blue pattern on it and then i stamped the bronze snowflakes with a studio G stamp.  The two trees are also studio Gs stamped in bronze.  the light blue snowflakes and *cheer* sentiment are glitter rubons.  everything is edged with bronze ink using the foam ink blending tool.  of course i HAD to finish it off with a couple matching pezabling on top and bottom!

my card covers several challenges in addition to the Studio G:

Mojo Monday – Sketch
Pile It On – Rub Ons
Crafty Creations – Metal or Metallic finish

I hope you have a chancce to join in and put those cute little $1 stamps to WORK!  be sure to leave your link here in Mr. Linky!

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JB mojo: not a creature was stirring…

hi everyone!

anybody else already looking forward to the weekend?  i know i am – starting to feel the christmas crunch setting in!

i just had to show you this pic from last night:

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THAT is my adorable kitten Tiger – she is ALOTTA KITTY!  she is a maine coon which makes her somewhat dog-like and a little weird but oh so lovable.  she is really trevor’s kitty but she is my baby.  so this is how i get most of my work done – there’s me in the background (trying to be NOT in the picture but obviously i did not succeed) and working on my computer.  pez is always right next to me and then Tiger feels like she needs to join in so she tries to squeeze in too.  this usually results in pez & tiger fighting over the little bit of space available so i am constantly mediating real estate disputes between them!

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Mojo112Sketchmy project today is for Just Buggin 11  – use an animal cricut cut and uses the current Mojo sketch too



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i WAS going to go the usual reindeer route and then i saw this little mouse and thought HEY!  so i went for it – i think he is just the CUTEST!  my paper is from Peppermint Forest stack….i think when it comes to patterned paper i have the attention span of a doorknob.  i was so wishing i had more paper to choose from – i have barely made a dent in the Peppermint Forest yet!  i think i just like having different color schemes to choose from…

i cuttlebugged and sanded again – that’s the greatest thing about doing challenges – you do something you normally wouldn’t do i find out you like it!

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i cut both the mouse AND the shadow feature because it really adds ALOT to your diecut when you use the shadow feature.  i never used to but now i HAVE to have it.

for faces i really really love Kathy’s face stamps over at Peachy Keen.  she has TONS and they are adorable!  the mouse is from Animal Kingdom cart and i have Kathy’s set of AK faces to match.  when using the face stamps instead of the ones the cricut cuts into them you need to cut your shape out using the black out feature.  however this means you lose all the detail cuts on the boddy too.  not important when doing paper dolls but very important here.  so i cut out a regular mouse too and then cut the head off so i could layer it on.  another thing that will really bring out dimension in your cut is inking the edges.  took me FOREVER to find a good, quick, easy method for this!  i simply take a ranger foam ink blending tool, dab it lightly on a darker colored ink pad and use that.  where i want to catch the detail cuts i rub it VERY VERY LIGHTLY over that area starting from the edge.  where i want to catch just the edge i start off the edge and drag it LIGHTLY toward me and catch just the edge of the diecut.

well that is enought from me today!  my official DT term with Just Buggin’ starts in two weeks so you will be seeing that every Monday!!

now we are off to eat breakfast and get ready for school!

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Stamps: Peachy Keen Animal Kingdom faces; Studio G sentiment

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Graphite Black

Paper: Peppermint Forest Stack; CTMH red, SU gray scraps

The Rest: Pezabling Acrylic Squares – Loden Frost, CB embossing folder, Cricut animal Kingdom; Ranger white gel pen, ribbon scrap

some last minute mojo & a teaser

wow 2 posts in one day!

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i wanted to have this done this morning to post but i just didn’t get it.  there was a lot of experimentation involved in this baby!  but for starters i covered two challenges:



Mojo Monday – it is the forst one of the month so there’s a przie involved!
Daring Cardmakers – use Kraft

and here is my card for ya:


the image is a digi from Pollycraft – i just ADORE Pollycraft!!  isn’t she just the very cutest????  i colored her with copics, put some polar white flower soft on the trim of her hat and then lots of crystal ICE stickles to highlight the snow – ICE stickles does not get NEARLY enough love!  they are different than regular stickles – less solidly glitter and far more holographic-like sparkle.  now take a look at the prima on top of the snowflake – like glittered glass right?  IRL it is crazy sparkling but nothing i did could capture it on film.  if you like the look of it and are curious as to how it is done be sure to stop by and see my project tomorrow – i will include a tutorial and lots of comparison/discussion regarding all the ways you can make something sparkle!  i finished it off with a snowflake skittle in the center of the flower and 2 more to the outside edge of the card – these will be back in stock in another week!

in the meantime be sure to get your Studio G sample posted to Mr Linky!

thanks for stopping by!

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flower soft friends!

we had a baby shower of one of the ladies in Pezzy’s playgroup (more are pregnant than not right now in that group) and so of course i made a bag for our gift! and Julee’s Mojo sketch was perfect for some thing big – lots of fun layers and things going on!!

i decided to experiment a bit with an idea i had for the flower soft and i am quite pleased! FUZZY ADORABLE LITTLE BABY ANIMALS!!!
the paper is from DCWV – nana’s nursery baby boy stack and SU Rainbow Sherbet and solids are SU. i punched the border design with one of my new EK success slimline punches – OH what a dream! not onle are they cute and not only do they store flat they punch SUPER easy too.
The baby buggy is one of my first stamp sets and is from doodlebug and the buttons are SEI.

i cut these little cuties out using the new arrival cricut cart that i just HAD to have and have not used. the first thing i learned is that it works ALOT better to do the pearl accents first – i used liquid pearls and dimensional pearls – and let them dry. next i just covered them in flower soft glue (not over the pearls of course) and then dumped on the flower soft and tapped it gently into the glue.
LOVE them!!
i used colors from the pastel flower soft kit for these.
what do y’all think????

mojo – just barely squeezin in….

nothing like the last minute right?? i played with this week’s mojo monday sketch->
using one of my brand new greeting farm images – fell in love the moment i saw them!
and i came up with this gift bag for kevin’s god-daughter – her party is this afternoon:

These are so way awesome to color because they are uncomplicated and just so adorable. i stamped her with memento black – if you don’t have any yet you need some! i have it on sale now in the shop – 15% off. i colored her with my copics and filled in the glittering parts with silver ice stickles -also 15% off- these have a much more sparkly, holographic appearance than regular stickles. i also added some to the striped paper. the sentoment is studio g and stamped in orchid brilliance pearlescent ink – another must have and also on sale right now – 25% off!

i must say pink and green is my fave color combo – pezzy’s room is pink and green toile – so i am really pleased with this one!

i’d love to hear what YOU think!!!!
i will be posting some winners to the two contests later today……and remember now is the time to stock up on stuff since i have most everything but pre-orders on sale!!

MOJO 72 contest

i got a chance to play with the MOJO sketch this morning – which is good because it is contest week 🙂 – here is the sketch->

and my card (i know, minus a layer but i liked this better so……):

Here is a closer look:
i couldn’t decide on a paper for the background so i made my own using the little hearts from the Polkadot Pie Loveys with Pezzy stamp set and Versamagic Red Brick dew drops (all on sale 25% off right now!) I filled in the blank spaces with Fired Brick distress stickles. the black dot paper, red patterned paper and dotted ribbon are from the bo bunny Pezzy’s Pick kit. The main image is from the Polkadot Pie Chocolate Treats 2 and colored with copics. i crocheted the heart and border and stamped the sentiment in more versamagic with a studio G sentiment from series 29 *blowing kisses to iceepenguin/charlotte for sending them to me*.

be sure and check out what else is on sale as i continue the markdowns!!