Well, hello there! Have you missed me? I've been taking a little breather this past week. A mental health break, so to speak. Not that I've been stamping/blogging my fingers to the bone lately, but most of my recent 'pauses' have been caused by circumstances from outside. This one was just because I wanted to, and now I feel refreshed. Aaah!
(I would insert a smiley here, but I have a new computer - yay! a new 27" iMac... heaven! - and can't recall my login info to my smiley source... All that new stuff with a new computer = time consuming, you know? But I lurve my beautiful new iMac. It's worth the PITA all that transitioning takes.)
Anywhodle, you know what today is, correct? Monday! And for us stampers, "Monday" is not merely Monday, it's MOJO MONDAY!!!
And here's this week's sketch, for your enjoyment, perusal, and inspiration:
Don't you love those steaming mugs of... somethin'? From the stamped images, it looks a bit like hot coffee, but in the evening, my hot beverage of choice is sugar-free hot cider. Mmmm! I searched high & low through my stash for the patterned paper - I KNEW I had some mug paper somewhere. Know where I found it? In my 12" x 12" collection of Halloween paper. Go figure. Anyway, it's by Karen Foster, and must be several years old, but it's cute, no? As are the adorable cut out mugs from YNS - here's a detail shot...
Aren't those dies fabulous? I'm thinking Karen needs to make some other seasonal mugs to coordinate with the dies, don't you agree? That way, us coffee, tea & cider drinkers can really get our $$$ worth. Think Valentines, Easter, Autumn, and so on. Good idea, huh?! Karen, are you taking notes? ;)
The sentiment is from YNS's too cute Ellie Loves Hot Cocoa set.
For my corner embellishment, I took a cue from the patterned paper and bundled up some cinnamon sticks in a little scarf, reminescent of the ones my BSF Amy has made in the past.
At first, I had just a plain yellow felt scarf with an olive button and some Cherry Divine Twine, but it just didn't do it for me. I decided the scarf need to be striped to bring out more of the olive and cranberry tones, and wa-la!
Are you ready to get your Mojo a go-go? Then head on over to the Mojo Monday Blog, were you can find all of the info re: how to participate in this week's challenge, as well as thumbnails to click on for samples by my fellow Mojo Makers. If you just want to see what they've got going on (and really, why not? Save a step!) then go visit these loverly ladies:
And if you played in last week's November Mojo Madness Challenge, you'll for sure want to check back on Wednesday to the Mojo Monday blog - that's when we're announcing this month's winners of FREE Verve Stamps sets of their choice. Yippee!
I'll be back soon, friends. Krafty Peeks (previews of the new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release) are coming later in the week!