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Monday, August 15, 2016

Best SON Ever

Hi, everyone! Hope the week is off to a great start.

It's hard to imagine that our neighborhood kids go back to school tomorrow. Even worse, a good friend reported back last Monday and met kids on Wednesday/ It still seems so strange for classes to start up before Labor Day.  :(

The current Monday Blog Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to make a card celebrating Summer Fun. (More info on that below.) I paired that challenge with this week's Mojo Sketch to create the card shown below.

Bo Bunny liberty; Recollections blue; stash (Bazzill?) red; Distress Ink antique linen
Hero Arts sentiment, heat embossed with Versamark and Recollections copper on Stampin' Up! vellum
Darice and Cuttlebug embossing folders; Paper Studio (teensy) brads
Creative Memories
Paper Studio circle and SU star punches

What does this have to do with summer fun you ask? Fair question.

  • When we were working, a major highlight of summer was our annual Hilton Head vacation. Now, we are able to go down in October and February. So, our summer fun means going out for a gourmet ice cream scoop after dinner, meeting up for lunch with out-of-school teacher friends, and catching a movie at the local theater on $5 Tuesdays. 
  • This summer, it's also included cheering on our fellow Americans competing at the Olympics. I used this patriotic feeling to create a (copper) medal-like card for an SAS4Kids boy. My current SAS4Kids box is low on boy/gender-neutral card, and I thought this patriotic card might card might bring a smile to an older boy's face.

My Mojo Sketch interpretation is a little more obvious. I started by rotating the sketch to accommodate a vertical sentiment. Then, I adjusted the size of the rectangular middle element to better fit the sentiment. Because the background paper is a little busy, I used multiple bases for this center element to make sure it was a focal point.

Parting Thoughts

A new Hip to Be Square Challenge started today at Cards in Envy. There's one more week to play along with For the Girls over at Send a Smile 4 Kids. And, both participants and followers can win over at the Words 2 Craft By A Single Step Challenge.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Loved hearing about your creative process with this fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Mojo Monday!

  2. Such a great card Sybrina! Love the pp you've used and all of the great elements you added!

  3. Great card and thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)