Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nojo





The ever fabulous, funny, witty, amazing and new-word-maker-upper, Darnell over at djkardkreations came up with the word nojo. It's a condensation of no and mojo. Perfect word. I had that yesterday. Nojo. And while there were no pings banging off the interior of my skull, the ideas were there--I could feel them. Maybe they were hiding because I was (gasp), crabby for a bit yesterday. Might need some shopping therapy to make sure the crabbiness doesn't return today! What a great idea...Who wants to come shopping with me?! Get your running shoes on, grab your plastic money and lets go!! First, coffee...

I'm playing along again with Paulina's 10 Minute Craft Dash. Her challenge really got my brain going this morning while I was doing my little workout. I first pictured a general card, then refined it in my head. In my world, that's the key--finish it in your head first. Once you've got the card finished there, break it down into your supply list. Then it's just a matter of grabbing and creating. It's really fun. I love to see if the picture in my head can be done in the 10-minute or less time frame, and if it turns out to match what was pinging around in my brain. It's a really fun challenge, and if you haven't popped over there to check it out, please do! Paulina and her DT always has really fun colors to play with. This Dash reminds me of  The Lake in the morning on calm days. Lake Michigan, that is...

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And for the winner, Paulina's got a prize from Gossamer Blue, a new-to-me company. Take a look:

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So many possibilities....


And this is my under 10 minute card. It took me 9:13 to make. Seriously. I'm sure DH was wondering what all that scurrying was all about...


What took the longest, was adhering the flags onto the "poles". But that still took less than 2.5 minutes. The card base and the center white are SU, the blue, black, pink, and stripes are random scraps (yea!!). I die cut the flags with MFTs Fishtail die, used my SU punch, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Spice Tin ink, PTI's Birthday Basics stamp, and MME enamel dots. And for real, I made this fast. In less than 10 minutes. And hey, if I can do it, you can too! Happy dances everyone.



10 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

That doesn't look like nojo to me! I love the banners, the colours and the enamel dots! But a little retail therapy never hurts either.....!

mypapercraftworld said...

Nojo retail therapy? For crafty things? Count me in my friend! I'm always stunned by the delicious cards you make in under 10 minutes, Bev, it's completely awe inspiring! This is just delicious, so sweet and completely yummy! Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

You are too funny! For some odd reason I can not imagine you without any mojo! Your card is amazing and the colors so beautiful together. I had the pleasure of having lunch with the one and only Darnell! She is such a doll.

Geri said...

My runners are on, my tank is on full (coffee that is), my purse is loaded with plastic buy now/regret & pay later money...so we're off to shop till we drop!!!

So you have just assembled an amazing card in under 10 minutes! I love your flag poles and who'da thunk to use just the end of the banner die for the flags? The brads are perfect for the pole topper. Love your striped tid bit of paper for the label too :)

This is seriously some creative mojo happening girl :)

Paulina said...

This card is beautiful! Those flags are adorable and such a unique and creative idea!

I'm so happy that I was able to introduce you to Gossamer Blue- they are such a wonderful company. Thank you for joining along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Bev!

Poorvi said...

Cute card, Bev! I like how the enamel dots are placed, the make a nice embellishment :)
Thanks for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash and I hope you'll play along with us soon :)

Greta said...

Good job! Wonderful card & so fast--impressive!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Catching up (got interrupted by a phone call hours ago after sending you that email!) with your posts and just now seeing this. You are too sweet with all your compliments!! I'm all twitter and blushing and so, so appreciative, Bev!!

Your 10CD is so unique! What a great design! Do you think all that rushing around brought on the migraine? It sure banished the nojo, that's plain to see, but it is not worth it if it also brought on the pain! Not fair!!

cm said...

Am I too late for that "nojo" retail therapy? And if so, can we schedule another, soon? Please! Bev, even though I'm 'behind' in seeing your card and reading your post, the result is still the same: day brighener and smile-maker! I've considered the 10CD, but the 10 would have to be hours rather than minutes! Thanks for the inspiration and the 'happy dance' reminder!
c

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, the flags are SO cool! What a neat idea! I am glad you lost your Nojo, and managed to create something so fun for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Dash this week!