Saturday, May 16, 2009

OCC Colour Challenge-Marlin gets my mojo back!

Sorry if I've been a little scarce this's not that I have lost my stamping mojo again, but rather busy times at work and my focus on going to the gym and working out. That being said, I haven't had quite  the zest for stamping..................luckily I have a friend who's helping me to get my stamping Mojo back...............hehe

I think I mentioned Marlin Shortly after VICTOPIA..................that Crazy Wonderful Sister of my Best Friend Jacqui not only suprised me with herself, but with this sweet little fellow as well!

I love Diana as much as I love Jax and we have had a running dialogue about Monkey's since SU released  that Sock Monkey set last year..........let's just say our opinions strongly differ on the appeal of that one and needless to say, I don't have it. 

Interestingly enough, I used to make Sock Monkeys, but I never did keep one for myself. Even though I'm not a fan of the set, I LOVE Monkey images, stuffies and of course Sock Monkeys........and so I now have Marlin, who reminds me of Di, although he is far less cheery at times and can be somewhat stubborn.

So, I found that I really couldn't get into stamping too much the other night, so I thought I'd bring Marlin out for inspiration.............he tended to get a little distraught about what to stamp, so I set him to work in his wee chair, but nothing!!!!  It seems that poor Marlin had no mojo either!

Fortunately Marlin came equipped with toys, some of which I will share with you another time and his very own bag of MOJO!!!!! Thankfully, Marlin is a rather considerate monkey with attributes likened to his former mama (Di, you surely didn't deprive him of Oxygen on the Plane did you???) and shared his Mojo's with me......which allowed me to get to stamping.........not sure if the Mojo is magic, but what I do know is that sugar mixes well with stamping!!!

Marlin and me have had some other adventures since he emigrated to Canada from Arizona.......thankfully his sock body is keeping him warm and he seems to have adjusted well to the Chilly Northern Temperatures.  I can't wait to share what he's been up to, the cheeky Monkey!!! I think that Di sewed in some of her spirit!!! lol!!!

Oh yes, about the card! The OCC Challenge was designed by Robin Willis this week, who will no longer be participating in the OCC Group. We'll miss you Robin and you can feel free to follow her work by clicking on the link on my sidebar. 

The challenge was to create a card using Bashful Blue, Rose Red and Certainly Celery.

This sweet image has just been release by Kristi Ferro over at Hanna Stamps! Hanna Graduates and is available now, along with a sweet Riley Graduate. Hop on over to Hanna Stamps to see what's new!

My card is fairly simple, but I have been partial to clean design and cardstock as of late!!! I used cuttle bug and a EK Success Border punch for a wee bit of dimension, some pomegranite Ribbon and copics for colouring.

Hope you enjoy your weekend! In Canada we celebrate Queen Victoria's Birthday, which means a long weekend for me! Hope to have some more samples for your viewing pleasure over the course of the weekend!

Happy Stamping!



  1. oh hanna is looking fab in these colors Vicki ... so glad you found some mojo

  2. Wow!!!! Fab school colours there Vicki! Gorgeous.

  3. Fantastic card Vicki!!! I love those stamps! I also enjoyed reading about Marlin and his Mojo!! Too funny! Glad he helped you get back in the spirit of stamping!

  4. oh it is that time of year! I need to do some grad cards too! Love your card! And the sock monkey and story...makes me cute and clever of you!
    Pam Going Postal

  5. Ha!!! the story of Marlin begins!!! I was wondering when he was gonna make it up there!!
    I love the card. I need to order that set. I always get asked for graduation cards, so I am especially glad Kristi brought these two out!
    Miss you....maybe Marlin needs a road trip to Woodstock!!!!

  6. Your card is so cheery! Love that Marlin!!

  7. So glad to see you got your mojo back, LOVE the fun pics!! Your card is so pretty Vicki, great layout and design!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Jennifer :)

  8. Hi Vicki - glad you found your Mojo again!!! The monkey is way to funny!!!

    Awesome card you made for the Color Challenge!!! Love it!!!

  9. Hey Vicki ~ Totally cool card!! Perfect for this time of year!! Super image, Fab coloring!!!

  10. Vicki, my darlin'!
    I am laughing and crying at the same time! I miss you so much.
    As for Marlin and the depriving him of oxygen, ummm...I hate to tell you, that he flew under the plane the whole way.
    I did cut it free from his box though before I packed him, so he did not have little charley horses on his monkey legs...ha!
    Glad you both got your mojo go girl and monkey!
    Love you and sending some big warm kisses, and even tighter hugs!

  11. I love your fun story, Vicki!! Your monkey is way cuter than the one in the SU! Sock Monkey set!!
    Grad Hanna is lookin' fab...that ribbon is gorgeous!!

  12. Gorgeous colouring Vicki, love the embossed background and the ribbon looks fab, Big Hugs, Nikki x


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