Sunday, August 23, 2009

playing catch-up

I was on quite the roll with the week of Mojo Monday sketches but hit a wall on Thursday where my day ended at the dentist...I didn't get home until after 8! With my school schedule resuming this week I took today to play catch-up and did the final four they are in reverse starting with today's wonderful sketch by Mary Fish.

I started with this one because it's my favorite. The color inspiration came from this week's Jazzy Inspiration to use white, gray, black and a 'pop' of green. The picture doesn't do the brads justice--they're green gems! I popped the black squares up with pop-up glue dots and did the rock 'n roll technique for the sentiment, first in Green Galore then in black.


My second card is Saturday's sketch and I piled on the challenges:

Pile It On: Three's: three punches--fence, circle, bat(was word window and trimmed)
Inspiration: Cinema Saturday Challenge, Field of Dreams
Sketch: Mojo Monday turns 100, day 6


For Friday's sketch I went simple, using some paper I picked up last Christmas and a bow that was lying around. The pink paper has a bit of glimmer to it, perfect with the sentiment.


And last up is my Halloween card using the last of my scraps from this card. This was Thursday's sketch when all hope of completing each sketch on each day was lost!

I know I'll be scarce from blogland for the rest of August and most of September while I settle into the back to school routine. I never know who'll be more tired, me or the first graders!



  1. Wow!!! Look at all your lovely cards!! you have been very busy!!! I LOVE all of them (that rock n' roll technique on the first one is awesome!) and you knocked it out of the park with the Cinema Sat. challenge! LOVE the scene that you created and that stitching on the ball is awesome!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Cinema Saturday!!!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  2. Caryl, these are one cuter than the other! I love them all! Great job, and good luck this week. Know that you will be thought about and prayers will go out your way! I know that the kids in your classes are so lucky to have such an energetic, caring, loving, and talented person as their teacher and mentor. Blessings! Keep us posted!

  3. Ohhhhh so wonderful Caryl! My fav is the first one, it's stunning.
    That last one is pretty darn cute too! Great work.

  4. Great cards, love the baseball quote!

  5. You played! Crisp, simple, perfect. Love how you "rocked" the sentiment on the Mojo!

    This is so fun for me. Thanks for trying my MOJOMARY Sketch. Mary

  6. All of these cards are great.

    I'm looking forward to working with you at Unscripted.

  7. You are on a roll Caryl! I just love the Jazzy Inspirations card! Beth

  8. Wow! Where do you find all the time to make these???
    They all are awesome!

    Thanks for welcoming me to the team! I'm so excited about joining! I just knew that I WASN'T going to be chosen. So glad I don't know everything! LOL


  9. First off wow!!
    Second YOU will be the most tired.
    Have a great start to the year.
    I am still trying to figure out how I want my room. You would think after 30 years I would know what I want.

  10. Very Kewl.

    Thanks for playing along with PIO

    Julie Leblanc - Pile it on Guest Designer for August

  11. Wow - all great cards!! You sure have been busy! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  12. Wow, these are all fantastic Caryl! I especially love the first one. Fabulous sketch paired with some neat colors. So glad you joined us again at Jazzy Inspirations!

    Good luck with back to school! *hugs*

  13. All of your cards are awesome!!! Thanks for joining us over at Jazzy Inspirations!! Can you do me a big favor? Can you link your card to Mr. Linky so that you can be eligible for the prize this week? Hope you are well.....

  14. Brilliant, love that little picket fence punch!

    Thanks so much for playing!
    Dee - Pile It On DT

  15. All of your cards are fabulous! I especially like the one you did for Jazzy! Thanks for joining us and I hope to see you on future challenges there!


  16. I like the grey/black/lime color scheme of the first card. The sentiment with the bat and ball iamges is so adorable. The combo of the circles and square patterned background paper makes a great visual contrast. And how cute is your halloween card. Great sketch on that one.


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