Friday, December 30, 2011

Lean on me...Mojo Monday challenge

In 8 days I will be having my technique night!  That means that I am working really hard now to find a "wow" technique and make a card using that technique.  Today I started looking around my craft room for ideas, and decided that I would use my new "Lean on me," stamp set and my new circle die.  I fell into a bit of a stump and thought I would look at some challenge blogs.   I decided that the challenge at  Mojo Monday would do very nicely.  I quickly set to work and this is what I came up with.
 Now, when I say I quickly went to work, I mean that, however, this card did not "quickly" come together.  I spent several hours trying to come up with the right combo of paper, stamp set, ink, colors, brads, ribbons.  It was a very hard card for me to do.  I have never done a scallop circle card, and really struggled with this one. 

As I was putting it together, I decided that I would just do the card and let it be what ever it became.  It ended up being a perfect card, but not for what I had initially set out to do.  I now still have to figure out a technique and a card to do for my Friday class, but as this card was coming together, I was thinking about my mom and my aunt who very suddenly passed away just days before Christmas.  (my aunt, not my mom).  I am very sad at our loss, but also worry about my mom, my aunt Janet was my moms younger sister, and one of her best friends.  She was always looking after my aunt, never letting go of the big sister role.   As I was trying to figure out which of my new stamp sets to use, I felt drawn to this "lean on me" stamp set, and as I  let everything come together, a beautiful card just emerged.  I will be sending this card to my mom tomorrow.  This stamp set reminds me of a picture I saw of my mom and my aunt when they were both very young.  I think it will be a perfect card to send to my mom just to let her know she's very loved.  Here's a closer picture of it.
I used the scallop circle die 113468 (IBC), the lean on me stamp set 122285 (C) and the 1 3/4 scallop circle punch (119854). (All in the IBC, Idea Book and Catalog.)  Then as a sneak peak for any of you who are not Stampin Up! demonstrators, I used several goodies from the sale-a-brations catalog.  I LOVE all of the FREE goodies Stampin Up! is offering this year during sale-a-brations.  If you don't know what that is please contact me, I would love to let you in on all the amazing details and goodies, and if you do, now is the time to sign up.  I've still got some open dates for workshops! 

As always thanks for stopping by!  I really love all of the kind words and support!  Thanks all!!


  1. This is really a great card. I am sure your Mom will love it. It's funny how cards take on a life of their own and get made the way they want to be made! Happy New Year!

  2. What a special card. Love the new DSP and your image. Really cool Yolanda!