CAS-ual Friday Favorite Challenges Simon Says Stamp Stamp of the Week Unity Stamp Company

{6.18.2012} delight…

So, my mojo is rebelling again.

And it MUST be a teenager, because it sure is in an awful mood.  Ha.  The new Unity Stamp Company – Stamp of the Week was calling to me to create something with it, but goodness… it was a challenge for me.  Literally.  When my mojo needs a good swift kick in the patootie, I turn to challenges.  I have to thank Simon Says Stamp and CAS-ual Fridays for their inspiration when I am in dire need.  I don’t know what I would I do without my favorite challenges.

What a delightful stamp this week.  I love the included banner shape and the butterfly is darling.  Another paper piecing dream.  The challenge for Simon Says Stamp is based on a lovely photo collage by Joy.  It reminds me of pure summertime and sunshine.  I tried to mimic the feelingi by pulling the colors and the flowers from the different pictures.

And the CAS-ual Friday challenge required the use of vellum or acetate.  I haven’t pulled out my vellum in a while, so I embossed the butterfly in white on it.  The 1″ circle was perfect to punch the butterfly out of the center of the stamp.

I hope you delight in each day this week!
Happy Monday.

other: paper flowers {Michaels}, vellum {unknown}


  1. Lisa, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the stitching and the shape of the banner is divine. So glad you could play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. I love the idea of using both faux & real stitching – and the hearts, and the vellum butterfly & embossing 🙂 This turned out super sweet for someone who needed a kick in the mojo!

  3. This is gorgeous, Lisa! I love the colours and your layout, plus the combination of faux and machine stitching.

  4. What a great design. Love the colours as well.

  5. I’d like to create something this beautiful when MY mojo’s being cranky! Lovely.

  6. Well I think you did a great job! I know what you mean about the mojo, I’m struggling a bit right now too!

  7. That’s so beautiful, Lisa! The colors are so yummy. 🙂

  8. You can’t be having mojo issues–LOOK at this card! LOVE it! I LOVE the papers and the flower petals with the stitching….AMAZING! LOVE x10!

  9. The stitching and flower are awesome Lisa! Another beautiful card!

  10. great color combo! this looks great.

  11. How cute! Love your embossed butterflies on vellum and how you used them layered on other pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. Such a sweet card!

  13. This is so beautiful Lisa! Love the colours and the amazing element placement – brilliant! I love what you said about the ‘teenager’ mojo. I think mine is about 5 and frequently throws a tantrum!

    Hugs for all the sweet comments you left today! You are so fab!

  14. Judith Gowdy says:

    Well Lisa, you rock, moody mojo or not! The stitching and design of this card are gorgeous 🙂

  15. I can relate my Mojo has been on vacation! You would never know your Mojo was misbehaving by the looks of this card though! LOL! It’s a BEAUTY!!! The banner and faux stitching are wonderful!

  16. I see no missing mojo, totally fabulous makes Lisa, love this little beauty, xxx

  17. Such a gorgeous card, I love your stitching and the embossed butterflies on the vellum…… fab design :0) Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
    Jenny x

  18. granolagirltoo says:

    Just gorgeous Lisa. I love the “randomness’ of your placement. It flows so well. I’m so glad you joined us this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)

  19. Beautiful card, Lisa! The vellum butterflies really compliment this design beautifully! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  20. I have no idea how you can think your mojo is rebelling because I think it is SINGING!!! This a GORGEOUS card with a BRILLIANT design!!!
    Hugs to you!

  21. Ahh, so sweet, Lisa! I always love your stitching, and this is wonderful! I also love those little embossed butterflies!

  22. This is really pretty! Love the grey background with the brighter colors, really makes them pop! Very nice card!
    Hugs, Wendy

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