Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Before and After + Mojo Monday #301

When Hurricane Sandy hit last fall, we lost a huge tree in our backyard. 

The majority of the tree got cut up and distributed to our neighbors for firewood.  The stump got plopped back into the hole, landing a bit askew, and this spring I added some dirt and some plants from here and there and it's not looking too terribly bad now.

(just ignore the wash line running through the photo)
These photos have absolutely nothing to do with my Mojo Monday card.  But I've made reference to going out to play in the dirt so many times on this blog, I thought I'd let you see a bit of what I accomplished.   Thanks for bearing with me.

Back to blog business..........

Based on this week's sketch:

Here's my Mojo Monday Challenge #301 Card.

The luggage digi image is from Tiddly Inks colored with colored pencils and blended with gamsol ; the sentiment is from CTMH; the background paper with all the passport stamps is actually the flip side of this:
a piece of junk mail, which came with an application to get an American Express card.  I get these every so often and throw everything in the recycle bin except this piece.  This piece I always save to use on a card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #87 - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge #107 - Recycle It
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything but a Square Card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #276 - Stars and/or Stripes
Wags n Whiskers Challenge # 107- Cute as a Button
Seema Crafts Challenge - Holiday/Vacation
Make It Monday Challenge #148 - Always Anything Goes with Milk Coffee Stamps
Love to Scrap! Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door July 9th Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue  (The turquoise and striped papers are old scraps I found tucked in a basket; the bakers twine is new; you might say I borrowed the image; and the flip side of the BG paper is blue)
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #60 - Use a hoarded item (the recycled background)
Natalie's and Amy's Challenge #11 - Trash to Treasure
Freshly Brewed Designs July Month Long Prize Challenge - Take a Vacation
Designed to Color Challenge 15 - A Recipe with Simply Betty Stamps


  1. your tree stump looks lovely :) what a great idea for the junk mail. I love that. GREAT card! thanks for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

  2. I just LOVE this card. I'm on vacation right now, and one of the things I purchased a lot of on this trip were vintage trunks and suitcases. So this image really hit home for me. I can't wait to set up these new vintage items in my home, and your homespun card captured me heart! Thanks so much for stopping by to share this in our challenge this week, and please be sure to stop by again soon and share more of your wonderful art with us.
    May God bless you for sharing, and have a great week!
    Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog

    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - my personal blog

    Thanks for joining us!

  3. Great card, love it! Thanks for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry xx

  4. Such a creative use both of that tree stump and that piece of junk mail! Love that luggage stamp! Great combination of colors and elements!

  5. fabulous hun i love the suit case stamp . Thank you for joining in at seemacrafts

  6. Fabulous card I really love the colourway! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers - good luck! Susan x

  7. Adorable card. Great coloring and design. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD, and best of luck to you.

  8. Great recycling! Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  9. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  10. Really nice card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

  11. This is precious! Love those background papers and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining the DTC challenge this go around!!

  12. What an awesome entry in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes" challenge! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!
    Leslie, DT

  13. Fun card. Thanks so much for joining Loves Rubberstamps!

  14. Thank you so much for joining in this months challenge 'Holiday/Vacation' over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

    What a great make. The suitcase image is wonderful and I love how you have coloured it. The layers are great and the backing paper is brilliant. Great fit to the theme.

    I hope you will join us again for more of our future monthly challenges, we always have great prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member


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