Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunrise Mojo

Actually, I was awake way before the sun rose!  In fact, after a cup of tea and 2 games of Alpha Betty, my eyes were ready to close for a few more hours of sleep.  Then, I just happened to check the Mojo Monday blog, although I knew the new sketch didn't usually appear until 7am.  
But there it was! 
So much for a bit more shut eye!

Yesterday I colored up a few Bugaboo images, while the boys (my 2 grandsons,10 and 12, and my DH, old enough to know better) were playing a boisterous game of inside ball.  They were throwing, hitting, bouncing a foam baseball into the center of a large snow tube*.  There were bodies rolling, wrestling, and diving and very much laughter.  When we took the 2 younger boys home, our son immediately noticed the red mark on his youngest son's cheek.  My DH was quick to pull up his sleeve saying if Matt's cheek looked bad, our son should look at his battle wound, revealing a lovely dark purple bruise on his forearm.  Not overly impressed, Rob turned to his other son and asked if he had been injured.  I guess Nick won the "ball" game because he went home unscathed.   Finally, our son turned to me with a questioning gaze.   My DH piped in again to say I was fine, I had been upstairs coloring. 

Upon seeing the Mojo Monday Sketch, I quickly decided that the Cute Bee with Flower Bugaboo image would work best and went in search of paper, now wide awake.  The sketch was easy and this card rapidly took shape.
I propped it against an acrylic block and used the dining room light, still no sun, to snap a photo which actually shows the glitter on the bee's wings and the flower.  

Catch the Bug March Theme Challenge - Birds, Bees and Butterflies 
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #113 - Polka Dots and/or Stripes 
Patties Creations Challenge #132 - Any Image with Wings
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge - Living Things with Wings 
Come and get It Challenge - Things with Wings 
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #2 - Use a Bugaboo Image

*In case you wondered why there was a snow tube in our family room....  The forecast for tonight into tomorrow is a chilly 18" of snow.  That stupid snow tube belongs to our adult son and has been collecting dust on the top of the refrigerator in our garage for at least 20 years.  Yesterday, we decided it was time for the snow tube to find a new home in our son's garage and hopefully our grandsons will enjoy a few rides on it.  

18 inches of snow!!!!
We should have stayed in Florida!


  1. That Bee is adorable! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

  2. This is a sweet Bee. Love the sparkle on the wings. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  3. What a fun card and am totally loving the touch of sparkle! Yikes...sounds like a lot of snow your way. I'm crossing every finger and toe we don't get a lot here. 4 to 8 inches is predicted.

  4. Awesome card Debi! Love the added glitter. We're hunkering down, once everyone gets home too! Supposed to get 12 - 18" - Let's see!

  5. Cute card! Love the sparkly wings! School is closed for us tomorrow....calling for up to 12" of snow here in south Jersey, about 20 mins east of Philadelphia. Hope your grandsons enjoy the snow!

  6. Love the dark colors on the white background. The embossing adds just the right amount of texture to this.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Polka Dots and/or Stripes challenge.

  7. This is really pretty. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  8. 18 degrees and snow? we got 16 degress celcius here on wednesday - i was out planting seeds! ( i live in northwest england) great card - love the layout and the simplicity. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT X

  9. Adorable!! There's a lot to be said for getting up early and crafting! :)
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Blog challenge! We hope you'll join us again for our newest challenge this week!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  10. cute adorable bee that pops out from the white background. beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.
    Shylaa DT

  11. What a great sketch and cute image! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge

  12. Aww what a cutie! Fab take on that sketch too! Thanks so much for sharing at Dis Digis!
    Lucy x

  13. I hope spring comes soon and you get out from all that snow! It sounds like the kids - and your hubby- had a blast ;) Love the cute bee you used on your sweet card! Thank you so much for joining us for the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge this week! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, DT Karla

  14. Thanks for playing in our 'Image with Wings' Challenge #132!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


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