Baby Love Oooh Baby Love

Are you singing The Supremes hit Baby Love?  I am and probably will be humming it all day.

I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge as my inspiration for this quick and easy card to welcome a new baby girl.  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my quick and easy card…

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I used the Zoo Babies Stamp Set to stamp the little elephant and on the inside I used the "baby" sentiment from the One in a Million Stamp Set.

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One in a million 

Of course I had to create a matching envelope:

 
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 Supplies used:

Paper:  Gingham  Garden DSP, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White card stock

Ink:  Melon mambo

Accessories:  Brights Candy Dots

Tools:  Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Paper Snips (for the flagged ends)

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

You CAN do it!

Today's post is dedicated to someone who is going through a tough time. The end of her journey is many weeks away. I was in a similar circumstance years ago and remember how the support of my friends meant so much. Like her, my family was thousands of miles away.

So I created a journal for her to document her thoughts and feelings while on this journey.

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I also made her a coordinating card with the sentiment "you can do it" inside. Then sentiment is from the Express Yourself Hostess Stamp Set. This is a great stamp set if you are looking to add to your sentiments collection.

Express Yourself

Here is the card:

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And finally here they are together.  I am so pleased with how it turned out.

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Here is the supplies listing:

Non-Stampin Up!:  Standard Composition Book

Stamp Set:  Express Yourself (Hostess), From the Heart

Ink:  Strawberry Slush

Paper:  Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White card stock

Accessories:  Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim

Tools:  Mosaic Punch

What has someone done for you when you needed help through a difficult time? Remember you can shop anytime at the Stampin Mojo online store, click here to shop now.

Happy Monday!  

Michelle

 

Birthday Candles Celebrate Matt’s 18 Years!

Today my nephew, Matt turns 18 years old. He is a senior in high school who is busy going to school, filling out college applications, and playing football this Fall. He is a great kid and I am proud of the young man he has become.

I wanted to create a fun card to celebrate such a special occasion. Months ago I pinned a card I liked from a fellow Stampin' Pretty Pal and demonstrator, Shannon Jaramillo.  I CASE'd* that card and achieved my goal to create a fun and special card for Matt.

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The birthday candles are from the Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel Stamp.  I ordered the wheel, took the stamp off the wheel and then mounted it on Clear Mount Cling stamp foam.  This enabled me to use Stampin' Write Markers in Basic Gray and Summer Starfruit to create the candles on the card.

The Designer Series Paper is from Soho Subway  and the numbers are from the Alphabets Bigz Die. The Alphabets Die is expensive however you can get this die set for free or at a considerable discount by hosting a Stampin' Up! event.  Email me to learn more!

Using my new Envelope Punch Board I created a small 3" x 3" envelope made out of the same Soho Subway DSP  and secured it on the inside left flap for a little birthday cash.  How fun is that!

I also used my Envelope Punch Board to make a custom color-coordinated envelope.  I have it opening at the top so that the card will come out upright.

 
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I think this will be a fun way to celebrate an 18th Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions please leave me a comment.

Cheers,

Michelle

*CASE means Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Steal Everything.  In the world of papercrafting, sharing ideas and inspiration is a big part of the community. 

Mojo speaks French!

I have always loved listening to someone speak the French language.  Our oldest son is now fluent in French and when he speaks it is musical with an air of romance.

When Stampin' Up! provides a stamp set that also comes in French, I always look at the French version as well as the English verion.  The French verion of the My Friend stamp set is the centerpiece of my Mojo Monday Challenge #311 card.  Here is this week's sketch: 

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I have not used this stamp set in a while and thought the sketch was the perfect showcase for this beautiful stamp set.

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I feel so Parisian when I get to use this stamp!  

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Here are the supplies I used:

Ink:  Night of Navy

Paper:  Whisper White, Night Of Navy and Crushed Curry card stock, Eastern Elegance DSP

Accessories:  Midnight Muse Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tools:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Deco Labels Collection Framelits

I hope your week is going well.  Thursday I have an extra special card to celebrate my nephew's 18th birthday. Don't forget to stop back to check it out.

Cheers,

Michelle