Tuesday, August 9, 2011

LIM27 - And my Mojo's Missing...

I almost didn't play in this weeks LIM challenge.  Our challenge this week is to make a card using the colors of our nation's flag.  I'm proud to be an American, and proud of our flag...but for the life of me, I couldn't think of anything to do!


I finally came up with two cards that I need for a couple of wedding I have coming up...but really?  Red, white and blue for a wedding card?  Oh well, since I've made them, I'll probably go ahead and give them...maybe I won't sign it so they won't know who made it!


This first card has two layers on the card base, a blue layer and a white layer.  I punched the edges of both layers with the Martha Steward lacy border punch.  The two red buttons, I've had in my stash forever, and I was too lazy to get out the embroidery floss to stitch them, so I just cut a thin strip of white paper and used that to "sew" them on!  The sentiment is stamped in Memento blue and is a Flourishes stamp.  I tied a ribbon around the two layers and added a bow.  Super simple....but I'm still not sure it's very wedding-ish!



This second card I made just because I already had the two hearts stamped and mounted on red card stock.  Super simple...and Oops...just noticed that I didn't finish doodling my faux stitching all the way across the thin strip....drat!  Anyway, there are two strips of blue card stock and one piece of 3/8 inch ribbon across the card. Same sentiment as before. One heart is adhered to the card and the other is pop-dotted.

Sorry for having such disappointing cards this week.  I must have misplaced my mojo....

Sharing a layout I finished recently...


Here's a layout I did recently of one of my grandsons.  I did manage to use a few Flourishes stamps on this (for the leaves).  I stamped the leaves on patterned paper and cut them out, then pop dotted them on some punched circles.  Added a bit of faux stitching. Title work was cut with Quikutz dies. Papers are from Close to My Heart.  I added two borders across the bottom of the photo and a touch of 3-D pearl drops.  I tied some jute string through a button around the frame.  The stamped quote is "We do not remember days, we remember moments".  

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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40 comments:

Kerrie said...

Oh... simply stunning... so elegant...

Folly said...

I think red, white, and blue make beautiful wedding cards. Different, very elegant, and beautiful. I like both, but I especially like the first one with that little frilly border and the cute buttons. :-)
Michelle.

Chrissie said...

Two great LIM cards Susan. I love the idea of the thin strips of paper you used to 'sew' the buttons on, it looks really effective!
I'm so glad you didn't give it a miss this week!
These are super cards.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Cheryl said...

oh wow wow hun your cards are just stunning you really have the cas down to perfection,just brilliant and i know,that the girls will feel the same,chrissy will love love these to bits,and as for your scrapbook layout how great is that,just fantastic work hun hugs cherylxxx

craftattack said...

Great work, as always. I like the first card best! Valerie

Jenny said...

Mojo or not these are lovely Susan. My fave is the first as I love the two glossy buttons and the double lacy border :)
Gorgeous LO, very natural colour palette which I love :)
Jenny x

debby4000 said...

Oh love the cards Susan and what an adorable layout.
luv
Debby

Debgem said...

Susan - I think your mojo is just fine!! I like both cards - they are clean, simple and elegant. I really like the first one with the heart buttons!! And the layout of your grandson is fabulous - I really must start to do more scrapping!!

Suze Bain said...

You almost did'nt play! Susan - how could you think such a thing! Lol :o) Both cards are lovely, I particularly like the heart button one and it's definitely suitable for a wedding. Super scrapbooking too - love the autumnal colours. xx

Aileen said...

I think both of these are beautiful wedding cards with the splashes of red and little touches of blue.

Another gorgeous scrapbooking page. x

Craftilicious said...

I don't think they are disappointing at all! I like the first one, but I LOVE the second, those damask hearts are totally scrummy and I think the red, white and blue is a classy combo so it works fine for a wedding.
Tara x

Joan B said...

your grandson is so cute and I love that layout. both of your cards are so pretty. wouldn't have thought to use that color combo with wedding or anniversary but I love how these came out.

Meggymay said...

Love both your cards, they are very stylish. Yvonne x

Cheryl Nelson said...

Apparently you found that mojo, 'cause these cards are absolutely divine! LOVE that sweet lo!

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Susan. I wish I could make them this good when my mojo was missing ( or even when it isn`t)
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Hi susan, the die I used for the candy canes is this sizzix original medium die

http://www.amazon.com/Sizzix-Candy-Cane-Die-38-0238/dp/B000NE04PY
I think it is discontinued but sizzix do a candy cane die like this now in the sizzlets range

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003T171VS/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486540031&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000NE04PY&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1HYPWBR7FWBKY5539B8F

Hope this helps :)
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

oh.. your cards are just wonderful and not too overly "red, white & blue"!!

Faith A said...

Susan these are lovely cards, in fact I LOVE the red hearts with the blue and white.

As I am short of time, I would also like to comment on your tangles, as you know I am a great fan of what you do, and these recent ones are gorgeous, I love the heart one, and the "helmet" one.

Wishcraft said...

Oh I think they're both gorgeous Susan, really lovely :o) Lisa x

kingstonmama said...

I wouldn't have thought of red and blue for a wedding, but both of these are wonderful. I love them, Susan.

Sandra said...

These are beautiful love the 1st card its amazing:) Sandra H

Jan said...

Fab Lim cards Susan xx Jan

Maja said...

Both of them very beautiful and elegant

Mandi said...

These are utterly fantastic Susan
I adore the buttons one
Perfect!
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Margaret said...

Not dissappointing at all Susan, they're both lovely!
Margaret x

Valerie said...

Well if that's your efforts with a missing mojo then there's no help for the rest of us Susan!! These are lovely and you should definitely sign them:) Love the scrap LO
Val x

TAM said...

You may say that your "mojo" is missing but you've still produced some fabulous cards.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Well your mojo came back because these red, white and blue cards are fabulous! And I love non-traditional colors on cards for specific occasions. Both are crisp, clean and fabulous. I have to say I had a very hard time coming up with something too on this one. Glad you played!

Pauline said...

Susan these are lovely cards, beautiful! Your mojo seems fine to me!

Viv said...

Two fab cards again Susan and lovely layout on the grandson one too. Missing mojo???? what are you thinking you have made two super cards here tut tut!!! :O) Viv xx

Fiona said...

Fab cards Susan, I particularly like the first and the wedding couple will love it, they won't have another one like that will they?

Sasha said...

Two fabulous cards! Both perfect for the LIM challenge...No sign of any Mojo missing there, Susan!

Hello From Texas said...

I'm right there with you Susan. Can't for the life of me use these colors in a card. However you really rocked it. I love both your cards.

Well done.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I think your wedding cards are beautiful and I love that they would stand out from the other wedding cards.
Particularly love the one with the buttons.
Caroline xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, Beautiful cards, I see no missing mojo:0) Fab LO too, Gay xxx

Mrs.B said...

Love both of these cards, so stylish.
Avril

Lisa A. said...

Hi, Susan!! Your wedding cards are simply lovely!! The first one is wedding-ish to me...LOVE the 2 heart buttons and the scalloped edging...simply sweet!! Love the design of the second's hearts and your use of ribbon! Your grandson is ADORABLE(he's young enough to still be able to say that!)...as well as being a handsome young man:)!!

Squirrel said...

Not disapppointing at all - I think they're both just so elegant and classic.
Rosey x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabulous creations as always susan

ali x

Julie Howard said...

The cards are really nice, but it's the layout that caught my eye. Very, very pretty. Simple... yet gorgeous! Love it... fabulous work!

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