Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year Mojo

Hi ya Friends,
Happy New Year everyone!
I'm starting my crafty new year with a Mojo Monday Sketch :) Yaaaay!
My Grammy asked me to make a Thank You card she wants to give one of her friends. 
Here's the fab sketch:
Here's my card:
Right about when I was almost done, Grammy calls me to tell me not to put a big bulky flower on it cuz she has to mail it. Ughhh! Thanks for the heads up Grammy :(
Ok, so I ripped off that beautiful bloom & went with something a little less bulky:
Take Two:
I used a butterfly from the Spellbinders Butterflies 2 set along with a MFT mini rose cut in felt. I added a couple of pearl pins for the antennas, then went along the edges with my Viva pen. The beautiful paper is Sweet Nothings from Kaisercraft. The doily and the sentiment are from PTI (Signature Greetings).

Here's a closer peek at that:
Gosh, Grammy is so high maintenance! I always wondered where I got that from ;) Hee! Hee!

The good life is coming to an end soon as winter break is over :(   I know lots of you moms out there are jumping for joy as you're ready to send your kiddos back to school. You remember how you're feeling right now when the teacher wants to talk to you about your little darling ;)---> just sayin' ;)

I'll also be playing along in the following challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Something old - (dies) Something New (pattern paper)
Paper Sundaes: Something old - (dies) Something New (pattern paper)
JUGS: Felt
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for peeking in the new year :)
Gotta Go!


  1. Gorgeous!! Such beautiful paper! And persoanlly, I like the butterfly better any way. ;)

  2. Hey girlie! Happy New Year to you and your family. Made me laugh about grammy calling after the card was done. Both versions are fab though and you really made it work. So sweet of you to make some cards for you grammy! Sorry your break is over. I'm one that is celebrating tomorrow, lol, the fighting is killing me at home.

  3. Grannies are the boss! This is lovely! I'm sure she and the recipient will love it! I actually like the butterfly better than the original flower! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls

  4. Karli, both versions are beyond gorgeous. But wow...the second version for Grammy is stunning! I love the texture on the butterfly with the gorgeous flower! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  5. Hi Karli,
    Happy New Year!

    I love your card. Both versions are pretty, but the one with the butterfly is a touch prettier. ;-)

    Big hugs,

  6. I love both versions of your card- but gotta say- I love that gorgeous butterfly- I may have to break down and get it..... I have ONE child home now for ONE more left today after 3 weeks at home.... : ) and : ( ...Empty nester! Happy New Year and I hope you have a good first day back at work!

  7. Such a beautiful card. You can buy box mailers especially for bulky cards:
    Tell Grammy to pick some up ;)

  8. Hi Karli. Your cards are so lovely! I love how you layered your papers and matted the edges. The doily underneath is a really sweet touch, too. Love the big flower and the butterfly variation on your Thank You cards! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. Grammy sure has kept you busy lately! As pretty as the flower is, I really like the butterfly on it.

  10. Very pretty cards. Love the design and the colors you chose. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  11. I'm loving that butterfly with the beautiful pin antennas!

  12. Both versions are just beautiful Karli. I just love your cards and your sense of humour. Enjoy your last few hours off!

  13. Hi Karli

    Two beautiful versions of this card. Such a great sketch. I think (although it's a really tough call) I actually like the butterfly version best.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  14. How classy! I love love love the soft colors and the gorgeous embellishments!

  15. Both versions are just gorgeous! I love how you put the felt flower in the center of the butterfly it looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  16. What an elegant Thank You card. Glad that I spotted it on MIM


  17. So pretty! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

  18. Your card went from gorgeous to stunning! I really like the butterfly and rose transition. Excellent sketch choice as well. Works wonderful for your grammie's card. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  19. stunning card!! I saw it over at MIM and had to take a closer look

  20. Oh, oh, oh, OH! THIS is super! What GLORIOUS talent you have... THANKS, soooooo much, for sharing your wonderful work with Just Us Girls - your use of felt has me, SWOONING!!!!!

  21. Love both versions of the card. Saw you on MIm and thought I would pop over. Have had a look at your blog and decided to follow you.

    Maria x

  22. Absolutely both are beautiful cards , Grammy will have a hard time giving them away.but she is very lucky to have you to make such beautiful cards made for her.

  23. Both versions are beauties! But grammy gets what grammy wants and your butterfly version and the pretty felt flower center are lovely! Thanks for sharing this over at Just Us Girls this week!

  24. This looks absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the flower, butterfly and the design of the sentiment. Saw it on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

  25. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!


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