As a Virginian, I have had a lifelong love and appreciation for that most majestic of fruits, the pineapple. Coming from the Old Dominion and Birthplace of Presidents, as far as we Virginians are concerned, we're the shizzle. How could we not think that, when the Virginian Creed states:
To be a Virginian either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one’s Mother’s side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign country and a Benediction from Above.
More often than not, the Creed is accompanied by that age-old (to us - we're Americans and brand-new, so what the hell do we know?) symbol of hospitality and welcome, the pineapple.
(I would include images here, but unfortunately I'm writing this post on my husband's wretched PC because I forgot my MacBook when we left town for St. Paul, MN. It was early, I was cranky, and this is the price I pay... I don't know how nor do I want to take the time to relearn this operating system. Just imagine how AWESOME my post might otherwise be. I'm sorry I let you down!) Here is one image, though, of my very favorite new drinking vessel. I bought this "for Carter" when we were in Florida a couple of weeks ago. But who do you think has been using it most?
Anyway, when I saw my good friend/REVERSE CONFETTI stamp company guru Jen del Muro's stamp set, PINEAPPLES APLENTY, the narcissist in me wanted to believe she had created it just for me. My rational self soon took over, but still felt that I NEEDED this set, with its coordinating dies, and the awesome & easy Pina Colada Quick Card Panels. Lurve,lurve,lurve 'em!!!
I want/need/must jump back into my privilege of being on the Mojo Monday design team. Julee has been far more patient than a saint with me, and now that I've been in my new home for a year (even though I still can't find a thing and will move the minute our purchased home is remodeled... don't try to keep up -- it's futile and I'm scattered. I'm a mess; can you relate?), I feel like I need to step up and be consistent. I'm not making promises, but I am endeavoring, and here's my contribution to this week's Mojo Monday Sketch # 405:
As mentioned, I used Reverse Confetti's Pineapples Aplenty stamp set and coordinating Confetti Cuts. That fabby pineapple panel is from the Pina Colada Quick Cards Panels. The rest is black and white card stock, and the dotted pattenred paper is from Doodlebug Designs Craft in Color 6"x6" pad.
Head on over to the Mojo Monday blog for the sketch and info about how to play along. It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's CONTEST WEEK! We'll have one winner for every 50 entries, up to a max of SEVEN winners!!! Winners will receive the Verve Stamps set of their choice. You can play as often as you like, and the more entries the more winners!
For more inspiration, head on over my fellow design team member's blogs -- you'll be ever so glad you did!
- Julee Tilman (Owner)
- Justin Krieger
- Lori Tecler
- Marisa Ritzen
- Mary Fish
- Sarah Bigelow
- Teresa Kline
- Wanda Cullen
I just couldn't leave these sweet pineapples alone -- I'll be back soon to show you what else I made with 'em! In the meantime, I thank you for visiting me and hope you have a wonderful, Mojo-filled week. :)