Masculine, Retirement, Uncategorized

Mojo Monday 434 – The Open Sea, A Nautical Retirement Card

Hi Everyone!

I just LOVED this sketch and playing along over at Mojo Monday this week! I feel like my creative “Mojo” was flowing with this card! 🙂

Just the elements on this sketch went along perfectly with the stamp set The Open Sea. So here is the Mojo Monday #434 sketch.


I was excited to see that the circles went perfectly with the 1 globe stamp in the set. If you like this set you will LOVE the stamp set called Going Global HERE. It has a similar theme but it comes with some GREAT sentiments and matches so nicely with the Going Places DSP.


I’m loving this new Design Paper Stack, Going Places. It has some great neutral colors like Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow. For this card I used the “blueprint” style paper in Lost Lagoon. I love the Very Vanilla thick baker’s twine, it looks like rope! I thought it added the perfect embellishment to my nautical themed card. I’m also glad that Teeny Tiny Wishes comes with a Happy Retirement stamp. Can’t believe I used it twice this year already! This is a great set of 26 versatile sentiments! If you don’t own it, I highly recommend it! 🙂

I also stamped some of the images in Tip Top Taupe on the Very Vanilla because I didn’t see any DSP’s with these colors and I wanted a light background. It came out perfectly! Love how Stampin’ Up makes it easy to create our own matching design paper when we need it!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Leave some love 🙂

Also, here are the items I used to make this card:


Birthday, Sale-A-Bration, Sophia, Uncategorized

Mojo Monday Sale-A-Bration Card -Going Global, Perfect Pairings & Cupcakes!

Okay….so I must have been VERY tired when I wrote this post! Hahaha….Crazy me, I posted the wrong card and even linked it to the Mojo Monday sketch! So, yes, wrong card and wrong layout posted to the Mojo Monday 433 Challenge. So, number 118 posted on the Mojo Challenge should be THIS card right here! I used the World Traveler embossing folder too, so cute for a pop of texture, but I think that would also make a great background! The paper is the Going Places Design Paper 6 x 6 pad, you get 4 each of 12 double sided designs! So many designs for some great card making or crafting! The “Seriously” and the “Son” stamp came from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. I love how I get so many stamps in my kit and now I have lots of stamps to choose from when I need just the right greeting!

Here is the Mojo Monday Contest Sketch #433 for the week of February 1st! This is such a simple and cute sketch.



Here’s what I used to make this card:

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I figured it out! The card below is actually for the Mojo Monday 431 sketch, not 433. I was late and missed the posting time for this and obviously forgot lol!

I decided to use the Sale-A-Bration set Perfect Pairings for this card. I stamped it with Happy Day to You on the front and then the Happy Birthday on the inside. I love this Cherry on Top designer paper, it’s so sweet and also versatile! (Not just for birthdays – but aren’t these ice-creams & cupcakes cute??)



I used the cute little cupcake punch for this and punched the top and bottom of the cupcake. I also punched out a little cherry. Then I put it together and topped it with some Crystal Effects (gives it that glossy & raised look), which I need to use more! Love!


This set is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set so remember, just spend $50 before tax and shipping and you can get it for free!

And speaking of birthdays…here is my sweet, darling daughter on her 2nd birthday from a couple weeks ago!! She loves Frozen as you can see. I can’t believe how big she is! Where is the time going…..



Have a great day!


Here are the products I used to make this card: