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Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Joy to Me

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!  I made a card for the Verve Monday Mojo challenge (MOJO172) that I wanted to share with you.  I used several fun new items on this card too.


I'm sure you've probably noticed all the beautiful fabric choices out there!  Last week my mom came over and taught me how to sew (not that I am now an expert, I still have A LOT to learn!!) and we made Sadie a simple little dress that I'll show you sometime!  I had leftover fabric from her dress and I used some of the scraps to make the yo-yo on this card! 


I have a feeling you'll be seeing me use a lot more of these!! They are SO fun (and easy to make too)!!  I also used a doily on this card which is another new thing for me.  I've had them sitting next to my space for some time now but have never taken the time to incorporate one onto a card.  This sketch seemed to be the perfect time to try one!

The rhinestones are colored with my copics!! I love that I can custom color embellishments to meet my needs!


I sewed a button to the top of this yo-yo but they are so cute plain too!  I can't even begin to imagine all the possibilities that you could do with these!!  So fun!!  You want to know a funny story?  I was chatting with Amy last night and told her that I had picked up something different to try and after I told her she said that she had almost purchased supplies to make some too!  We had never even discussed it!  Amy, Laurie & I are always joking about being peas in a pod...guess that this is another example of that!

Here is the sketch that my card is based on:



Thanks for coming by!! I hope you enjoyed this colorful card!  Have a great day!

Supplies
Stamps: Verve Kind Words, PTI Tin Types & Border & Corners: Circle
Paper: Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely
Ink: Pure Poppy, Palette Charcoal, VersaMark
Other: Doily, Fabric, Pure Poppy Button, Music Sheet Impression Plate, Rhinestones, copics

28 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, love the way you've used the doily - they are on my shopping list to seek out sometime. Fun yo-yo too.

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  2. really pretty!! so many fun details on this card!

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  3. Such a fun card Jen! I adore those colors and LOVE yo-yo's! My mom has made a million of them for quilts and such. I have been meaning to learn how so that I can use them on my projects, but sewing scares me to death! HA!

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  4. Beautiful Jen..Love the flower..I really want to try one of those... Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  5. Awesome use of the doilie and the flower is cute!

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  6. This is SO pretty Jen! I love the vibrant colors, the pretty yo yo fabric, and the stamped doily! just lovely :)

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  7. What a fun card...love the special embellishments you added!

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  8. Lovely card. I really like the sentiment and the font it has. Beautiful yo-yo, only I thought it was a poofy flower. Either way, very nice!

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  9. Very fun!! You'll be hooked on adding sewing to your cards now too! :)
    Great take on the sketch- the doily IS perfect!

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  10. This is such a totally fun card, and I am LOVIN' the bold bursts of color! :)

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  11. Omg! This is one FUN card!!! I love love the fabric you used on the yoyo! You have sealed the deal and I will now go buy the yoyo makers! I'm still amazed that we were thinking of the same thing this weekend!!!! Peas.....I tell 'ya!!! :)

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  12. Too cute! I almost bought a yo-yo kit from Hobby Lobby the other day! LOL I can't wait to see your sewing creations :)

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  13. Your card is great and you use wonderful colors!

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  14. Love the yo-yo flower - and yes they are fun to make - I'm thinking I may have to make a few now to use on cards. The lace doily just sets it off.

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  15. Love, Love, LOVE this card! The colors are so bold and work perfectly together. And your yo-yo flower is the perfect finishing touch!

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  16. Jen, keep using new elements - you're a natural! The card is awesome...the colors, yo yo, doily - just wonderful!

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  17. So adorable! I love that fabric! My coffee cozy and camera strap are all out of that same stuff! Such an adorable card! I love how you used the doily! Can't wait to see the dress!

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  18. Oh, how pretty!! And thanks for the reminder about coloring rhinestones with Copics. It works great, but I often forget about it! lol

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  19. I love your super stylish card, Jen! The doily and the yo-yo make for such a great take on the sketch! I *just* bought a yo-yo maker and fabric myself! Now I can't wait to try it out!

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  20. Such a pretty card and the fabric flower is fantastic!!!

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  21. this is gorgeous, I luv the doily, I have purchased some but havent used them yet, thanks for the inspiration!

    enjoy *~*

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  22. Fantastuc design!! Love that cutie yo-yo combined with the doilie :)

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  23. WOW I love those colors and that fabric flower is just perfect!!!

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  24. Its hard to believe this is your first sewing project because it looks so poilshed, Jen. I love it and you have inspired me to use the doilies I have had in my stash for some time without using them.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  25. Oh, I just LOVE these colors!! Such fun!

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  26. So cool! Love the bold, clean look to this. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

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