Monday, July 13, 2009

Manic Monday

it's just another manic monday... (80's Bangles song, i'm sure you remember?!)
actually i'm trying to calm myself because i'm overwhelmed with ideas this morning. i had one of those nights when i didn't sleep well cuz i couldn't turn off my brain. ever have that going on? i wanted to get up and write everything down cuz i know i won't remember it all in the morning!

so today we've got Mojo Monday to contend with, as well as day 135 over at 365 Cards. they're both looking sweet! so i jumped right in this morning and got busy! 365 challenged us to make a window card, so i grabbed my clear cardstock (LOVE this stuff!) and did a fairly simple yet elegant card with an asian theme. i have a huge drawer of asian stamps and i rarely use them, even though they are awesome! gotta pull them out way more often...

stuff used:
Hero Arts - textured notecards
clear cs
GrimmHobby - patterned origami papers
Hero Arts - sparkle clear Arigato
Magenta - Asian squares
All Night Media - Chinese Calligraphy
StazOn - olive green, timber brown
pop dots
Slice - Animal Crackers design card

and the next creation, based on this Mojo sketch...

stuff used:
Accent Designs - ginger cs
cocoa & white cs
Basic Grey - Mellow 6x6 paper pad
Inkadinkadoo - Bold Damasks
Hero Arts - Time to Enjoy
Savvy Stamps - birthday wishes cursive
Brilliance - coffee bean
Tim Holtz distress - antique linen
Martha Stewart - piped ribbon
EK Success - scallop & diamond border punch
Ranger Inkssentials - ink blending tool
cream embroidery thread

cheers! crafty girl


  1. Okay, love both of your cards...the window one is the asian theme and your Mojo card is gorgeous!

  2. I love both cards Karin. They are each beautiful in their own way. The elegance of the Japanese card and the vintageness of your Mojo Monday card. . . . beautiful!!
    Michelle M

  3. wonderful cards!! the Asian themed card is so pretty!!

  4. Both very inspirational cards. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Both cards are wonderful. I love the Asian inspired card. I have some of those same stamps but have not used them in a while. You've inspired me to dig them out!

  6. I really like these two cards. Thanks for sharing nice looking cards with us. Keep up the good work.
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