Big News! It’s Mojo Monday 355


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I’m back from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, a bit pooped but very inspired!  Tomorrow I’ll share how awards night turned out . . . I’m still floating!  Thanks for all your support and kind words on my Stampin’ Pretty Facebook page!


It’s time for a new Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO355) and I’m so happy with how this card turned out!  I used “Big News” stamp set for the sentiments!


  • My Stampin’ Up! Color Coach does the work.  I started with Coastal Cabana and “rolled” with the suggested Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate.  So splashy for a birthday card!

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  • Quick tip.  Tuck a Glue Dot beneath the knot on the bow to keep it in place.
  • I used Stampin’ Up! Banner Framelits Dies to crop the cute Coastal Cabana patterns from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.

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  • The Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Magnetic Platform helps me keep my Circles Collection Framelits Die in place when cutting the “it’s your birthday” sentiment with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.


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LAST DAY!  Don’t miss out on the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals ending July 21.

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  1. Love the colors! The just say ‘fun’ from the start! Great card.

  2. Carol Carriveau

    Very fun card – bright colors! Could be either masculine or feminine. Again, big congratulations for all of your awards….have seen some lovely pictures of you on stage!

  3. Mary, love the bright, cheery card you made and also the layout.
    Are you still pinching yourself from all the well-deserved awards you received? A Big Congratulations from me!
    I am so proud of you and so happy to be part of the pals–they are a great group! I am glad I got to meet so many of them at Convention.
    I had a long visit with a friend of yours on the plane to Tucson after Convention–you will be seeing her, probably on Thursday 🙂

  4. What a pretty card. The color combination is perfect!

  5. Love the sketch and will be using it…and I love your take on it…beautiful card! Will be tuning in to hear your news!

  6. Very pretty. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the news. 🙂

  7. Great card, the colors work together so well. Congratulations on all your accomplishments, the recognition you received was well deserved (plus you looked beautiful). Meeting you was one of the high points of my first convention.

  8. SERIOUSLY FUN CARD Mary! Love the color combination of anything Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral. Saw you on stage many times during convention and have to give a BIG CONGRATS to you on all you achievements. YOU ROCK GIRLFRIEND!

  9. Darling card Mary….LOVE the layout too. Congrats on all of your much deserved awards!

    Where can I find out who the new 2014 – 2015 Artisans (U.S.) are?

    Thanks for all of your inspiration!

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