Monday, January 14, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #10

I'm having a time of it with cards lately - as you can probably tell from how quiet the blog has been. Getting my crafty mojo back after the holidays & being sick is apparently taking a while. I've made 2 baby blankets...but I'd like my PAPER mojo back. If you see it, send it home. I promise not to yell ;)

When I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! this week, I had an idea right away - which hasn't happened in what feels like AGES - so I quickly got to work before I lost it. And then I got cocky & made some other things that are now pretty trash, and went & took a cranky nap...I even tried sewing buttons onto  a card you'll see tomorrow (in its 3rd incarnation) and messed up so badly on the first button that I had to cut the thread & start over. 

Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield, right? I firmly believe in admitting defeat at moments like that!

Anyhow, here's my card (THIS ONE I like!):

Supplies: Paper Smooches stamp; chipboard from Fancy Pants; patterned paper from Sassafras; Vintage Photo distress ink; my NEW CORNER CHOMPER!; yellow & brown gems

And here's the sketch - the deadline is tomorrow at noon:
 
Beautiful and versatile in its simplicity - I can see going back to this as a classic layout again & again.

Did you also see that Jackie is beginning a new blog venture called Muse? You must go check it out - I'm intrigued & excited to see what's around the corner!

xoxo,
Jessi


22 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

I can see why you like this one, Jessi! Everything about it is perfect :-). If I see your mojo, I will definitely send it back home. I have Dry stretches like that sometimes, too, so I know what you mean. I am sure you will be back on top soon!

kingstonmama said...

It looks like your mojo was definitely present for this card. It's so fresh and pretty, Jessi. Love the green and yellow and the perfectly placed gems. ann

jimlynn said...

Jessi, I don't think your mojo has gone anywhere as this is just lovely! VERY pretty and love the yellow and green!
lynn

Barb said...

it's beautiful jessi. i was a bug today too ;)

lostinpaper said...

Oh My, aren't you just the CAS queen! I just adore this Jessi... especially love the rounded corner (wink)!
Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Jenny said...

Hi Jessie, I think creative mojos go off together at holiday time but mine is back and it looks like yours isn't that far away either, I love your take on the sketch :0)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

It will come back. Just pretend you don't want it to and it will bowl you over trying to get it's foot in the door! :)
Loving that bright and cheery flower and scattered gems! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!
And so jealous about your Corner Chomper! I bought one at Archiver's thinking there was only one Corner Chomper out there. Instead I ended up with one that does decorative corners. SO annoyed!

Debbie said...

This card is wonderful!!
I hope you have a good week!! (And you certainly don't need to be dealing with anymore bugs!!)

Dana said...

Wow!!! I LOVE this card!!! So CAS, and amazing!!! I'm glad you feeling better!!! I'm having a lack of mojo too! Its like most of my cards are blah, with one or two good, but they are a struggle! Hopefully we will both get the mojo back soon!!! :)

Jackie said...

I know what you mean about no matter what the Mojo just doesn't want to cooperate. ;) The aged texture of the background paper and the yellow/gold flower are so pretty together! So glad you played along with us Jessi!

Annette said...

girl you have great crafty mojo...this card is beautiful.. Love the added gems too... :) have a great week

~amy~ said...

I simply adore this!

JJ Bolton said...

Perfection! Love that it's CAS but still has a warm, homey feeling. That's hard to do sometimes:)

Angela said...

Gorgeous...love this CAS beauty!

walchowDesign said...

Look at the bright side, Jessi! You had a great holiday and I can see that your mojo is slowly coming back to it's shape!

Fantastic CAS card!

Ardyth said...

Beautiful shading on the card base and the flower/leaves! Makes me feel like spring - so fresh and pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CTS this week, Jessi!

Quip1320 said...

Boy, do I ever know how you feel! I struggle with a here/gone again mojo also. This card is sure to be a step in the right direction...it's stunning! So happy you joined us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Your card is *so* fabulous. I love your take on the sketch and all the whitespace. The jewels are a perfect touch. LOL about your process of making this card--I can relate. :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Beautiful! Doesn't need more than this, it's so pretty!
Hugs, Wendy

~Tammy~ said...

You made this sketch sing! You put zip, zing and happy into it! Love it!

Lindsey said...

Isn't this a sweet and simple beauty! If this just *popped* into your head, I think your mojo isn't too far away. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning CAS! Absolutely love this one!