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Sep 23, 2011

BC231 - The Tale of the "Traveling" Mojo

Happy Friday...It's been a week. Started feeling a little odd last Friday, took a trip out of town on Saturday with hubby. Begin having problems breathing and started coughing. By Sunday the cough was horrible, deep, hacking and tiring. Monday wasn't any better. Called the doctor. Went in and had a breathing test for my Asthma. Results weren't good so they did a breathing treatment, sent me home with Antibiotics and Prednisone to clear my lungs. Not much sleep several days due to coughing and meds but am slowly recovering. Had a really bad night last night though so may be slow commenting today.

So why all the stuff about my health...certainly you didn't come here to read that. If you did I'm flattered. Seriously though it does lead up to the posting of my 1st card for this weeks, Blogger Challenge.

This week the theme Lisa assigned is: Travel and well I believe my "Mojo" took a bit of a trip this week due to my being so ill. I had an idea and started this card on Wednesday. I finished it but just wasn't thrilled with the outcome. Still I'm posting because hey, it's not hideous, it's just not what I was hoping for.

Card #1 -
I used this sketch:
from Lily Pad Cards. I'm not happy that my sentiment is crooked but my mom said since it's stamped on "waves" that the crookedness looks like it's rolling on the waves.

Anyway today I decided to give this challenge a second chance and I think my "Mojo" decided to return from it's little jaunt as I really like how this card turned out.
Again I used a sketch.

I discovered a piece of scrap card stock that I had brayered with a Kaleidacolor ink pad and spritz with bleach in my scrap box and just had to use it for this card.

Now it's your turn to get inspired and take us on your traveling journey by linking us up to your wonderful creation.

Card Details for Card 1
Stamp: TPC Studio - Transportation
Card Stock: Cajun Craze and Whisper White-SU
Designer Paper: 3Bugsinarug - Playtime Boats
Stampin Write Markers: Cajun Craze, Ruby Red, More Mustard and Brocade Blue
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy-SU and Amuse Studio Pebble
Wavy Punch - EK Success
Nestabilitie Dies
Dew Drop-Water

Card2 -
Stamps: Inkadinkado-Great Outdoors
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango-SU
Designer Paper - DCWV-Harvest Gathering Collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Leaf Punch-EK Success
Linen Thread-SU
Toffee Sprinkles-AnnaBelle Stamps


  1. Ida,
    I hope you are feeling better soon. also, I love the new look on your blog. It's very colorful and artistic. I think the first card is very nice. It may be perfect for a young un's birthday or something. The second card is really nice too, with the fall colors and the fabulous sentiment. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

  2. Woah lady...both cards are beautiful! I'm so sorry you've not been well! Just relax and get better, k?

  3. Well, one would never be able to tell you were sick from the looks of these cards. They are fantastic and FULL of mojo. I DO hope you get to feeling better really soon, Ida. Sounds like you caught a whopper of a bug.

    Hugs and have a good weekend.

  4. You have covered "travel" perfectly! Love both cards and your design details are fabulous!

  5. Oh Ida! What a week. I'm looking for my Mojo too. If you see it let me know. Your cards are both great. Sometimes we don't see ourselves what others see. Please take care. Best, Yvonne

  6. Love the sailboats and the fall leaves card is very pretty. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  7. Hope that you feel better soon Ida! Both of your cards are wonderful! The sailboat one is perfect for a little guy! I love the fall themed card...so pretty! Take good care of yourself and have a wonderful weekend! :D

  8. Miss Ida...you are not supposed to get sick(and in the summer at that!) Hope you are feeling much much better!
    Wonderful creations girl!

  9. Sorry you have not been feeling well. Darling card with the boat. I LOVE the leaf card you sprized with Bleach- I am a technique girl- this is gorgeous!

  10. Hi Ida, so sorry to hear you've been so sick! Not much fun especially if you;re away from home!
    Your lovely cards don't show the signs though Love the first with all the boats and your fall coloured second card is lovely! Take care!

  11. I think your cards are grand. On the first, the water lines are a really clever idea and on the second the fall colors are just gorgeous! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

  12. So sorry you haven't been feeling well...I know how you feel though as I have COPD...take care of yourself!!!

    Now to your cards I love the sailboats so cute...and layout is adorable so over all great card!!!
    The second one of course has all my favorite fall colors also fantastic layout beautiful card!

  13. Very cool take on both sketches! Glad your Mojo came back. I hate when they travel without us!

  14. Ah, you cards are so lovely. Way to rock the challenges. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  15. so cute and beautiful! very different styles, but both beautifully done. wonderful work!

  16. So sorry to hear that you wasn't feeling good, Ida... Hope you doing better now!
    Your cards are lovely! Love the layeres of waves on the first card! And really like all the distressing and colors on your gorgeus fall card!

  17. Such pretty cards Ida. Love the images, colors... your fall cards is just lovely. That brayered circle is fabulous. Feel better soon!

  18. Hope you're feeling better.
    Thank you for sharing these lovely cards with us ;-)
    Love your beautiful FALL - like blog background!

    Greetings from Chicago~

  19. I LOVE that adorable ships card...awesome use of the sketch for waves!

  20. I think your mojo was right in place! Fab takes on the challenge! Cute little boats, love the BG on the leaves and the added punch!

  21. I hope you are feeling much better now Ida, it sounded terrible!!
    Both cards are just stunning!!

  22. sorry to hear about your asthma flare-up Ida-hope you are feeling better-love both the cards you are showing here-the cute little boats on the waves is s osweet nd the leaves card is a great fall creation

  23. You did such a lovely job on both! Love the waves you created for your boat card and I always like autumnal cards! Hope your lungs are cooperating now!