My LOST Mojo + A Giveaway

Oh, Hello there!! I am looking for my Mojo – have you seen it? No, me neither!!!

But if you do see it could you please mark it “Return to Sender” and add ASAP and PRIORITY as well –

maybe I will get it back in time for me to make my Design Team cards!!!

This past little while I have felt so off and not able to create anything that really makes me smile and/or puff out my chest in PRIDE!!!

This afternoon I decided to go back through my posts from this past Summer and pick 5 of them that DID make me smile and feel proud!!

Here they are – in no special order:

# 1 – YOU are so Cool

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# 2 – Navy, Coral & White

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# 3 – USA Popsicles

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# 4 – Newton Enjoys Summer

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# 5 – Five flowers

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Did you notice anything similar about all of these? Yep. ME TOO!!!

I watercolored on EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

I guess I like doing that and I am going to see if that is the trail that will lead to my LOST MOJO!!!

Now – if you were paying attention – you might have noticed the word GIVEAWAY in the title of this post!!

Well – let me give you the DEETS, the 411, on this GIVEAWAY of mine!!

To be eligible to win the prize of a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the store of WINNERS choice then you need to:

A – Be a follower of my blog either through email or Bloglovin’

B – Tell me which of these cards 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 is your favorite in a comment

And C – find the date that the card you chose was posted by looking back through my posts for June, July and August – tell me that date along with the number of your favorite card!!

And lastly – Smile and have a BEAUTIFUL day, and oh, yea – send my mojo back iffin you see it!!

I am going to leave this open until Monday, August 24th – and I will let Random.org pick a winner and I will announce that lucky person on Tuesday, August 25th by noon

While you are visiting, I would like to invite you to be one of my Happy Mail members – for info on that please click HERE!

Nothing makes me happier than sending out mail to others – I apologize to those of you whose birthday I am late on – I seem to be a little lost right now – but I AM GONNA GET MY GROOVE BACK!!!

I am so glad you came by and I really hope you enjoyed your visit!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

53 thoughts on “My LOST Mojo + A Giveaway

  1. 1
    Carla Hundley says:

    Taunya, all of them are
    lovely, but I like #5 the
    best. First saw it here on
    June 7th with the watercolor
    blog hop! I’m a follower also.
    Carla from Utah

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    abusybee says:

    Well all of your cards are just screaming summer fun, I am drawn to card # 3 that you posted on 6/24/15. Probably because my anniversary is the 4th of July so I am drawn to the red white and blue! I always sort thru my supplies to try and get my mojo back! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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    c says:

    Oh my dear friend…I know the feeling of the lost mojo, but judging by the cards you’ve created over the past several days, I don’t think he’s strayed very far at all. I suspect he’s off on a coffee run, returning shortly! In fact, he may well be having a beverage with my mojo! It’s around, but talk about slow motion and discombobulated! I had to stamp a SINGLE balloon nearly 20 times today before getting something even close to passable! Now that is frustrating! Grrr…anyway, sometimes we need to step away to step forward, which is why your decision to review your favorites to ignite the ‘mojo magic’ is brilliant. As for choosing a favourite: nope! I refuse! I adore them all, especially because you’re showing talent in a technique that I truly can NOT do: watercolouring! I know more practice is needed, but…for now, I’m perfectly happy with my stamps and dies. Why stress over what I can’t do (and don’t totally like doing because I can’t do it) when I have more fun with what works? Net result: I have the chance to gaze at and admire your skills all the more! Given that you enjoy water-colouring, I say stamp yourself some flowers and Newton’s and have a painting session! The results, I know, will be outstanding! Mega hugs to you! You’ll be back in the ‘saddle’ in no time!
    Hugs and love~c

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    Pat (mspfd) says:

    I’ve been looking for mine too, Taunya… Try some challenges for some inspiration; that’s what I usually do. Your cards always make me smile!

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    LC says:

    I second “c” in that your mojo hasn’t strayed too far! You have LOADS of talent and your cards ALWAYS make me smile! As for smiling, I certainly did lots of that as I looked through the wonderful retrospect of your creations. I love them ALL but if I have to choose a favorite, it would be #1 – ‘YOU are so cool’ which you posted on July 27. Thanks so much for the exciting chance to win! Looking forward to seeing your next fabulous creations!

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    Halak Shah says:

    ^__^ I’ll be sure to send your lost mojo your way if I happen to find it. It does happen though… sometimes I feel stuck while making a card…. my way is to stop doing it for a while, look at card-making books, flower images and color charts. After a while the idea suddenly comes to me on the basis of which I complete my project. :)
    I am a follower via email.
    Absolutely loved project #4 Newton Enjoys Summer that you posted on 7th August 2015, because seriously, I wish (all the time) that I could curl up, take a nap and laze around like one happy cat! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for the opportunity to participate. Have a lovely day! *Hugs*

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    Sandy Vincent says:

    My favorite is card number one, which was posted on July 27. It is just so cute and summery and “refreshing colors”!

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    Cheryl W says:

    These are all fabulous cards, Taunya. You SHOULD be proud of them! If I have to choose one as a favorite, I’ll go with #3 (August 3 post). It is definitely CAS, but so pretty and classic looking. I think you could make an entire set of cards using this one idea/layout, and it would be gorgeous! Have a great weekend.

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    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    I don’t need any prizes, but I just had to comment to tell you how much I love you. You crack me up and I love all of these cards!!! :)

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    Julie O says:

    Thank you for your visit to my blog! I am back returning the favor, and am following you using Blog Lovin’. I like all your watercolor cards, but my favorite is #5, from June 7. I think it’s the line of flowers down the side. The card is very well balanced. Thanks for a chance at your awesome give-away!

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    Mandy LaCroix says:

    Taunya! I’m sorry to here about your MOJO! :-) I HATE when that happens. I love all of these cards and can’t believe they are all water colored! Wow – ESP the cat which is my fave (from Aug 7th BTW). ;). You should totally CASE each of these cards as an exercise to rejuvenate your crafty self! ESP since they are your faves – might be just what the dr ordered!
    Hugs and fingers crossed for you to get back in the groove sooner rather than later! It happens to everyone so your are not alone and have a support system! LOL.

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    D.Ann C says:

    You crack me up! I think the dryer occasionally takes my mojo when I don’t feed it enough socks. lol! I keep a folder on my Internet Explorer Favorites bar for neat card ideas that I can peruse when I need inspiration. Whenever I’m surfing or blog-hopping, I just save the link of those that catch my eye to that folder. (actually now I have subfolders for watercolor, mixed media, etc.) Just a thought in case it helps.

    My fav is #5 that you posted June 7 for the watercolor hop (and the ones with single flowers you did a couple of posts later).

    Seeing the gold butterfly again on my way back reminded me of a question I’ve been wanting to ask someone with a Minc… my JoAnn had the Minc foils on clearance last week and I was wondering if they’d work with other methods since I don’t have a Minc (like using Ranger Sticky embossing powder or regular laminator… do you know? (of course they’re probably gone by now, but I’d still like to know for next time.)

    Have a lovely and INSPIRED day!

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    Wendy A says:

    I love that all of your cards are beautiful in color, they are bright and vibrant just like all the comments you so kindly leave for others. They show that you are beautiful and so filled with joy. I know what it is like for life to squeeze out the mojo, but I also know that when I remember the joy my God gave me in creating and take time to release it everything lights up again. I pray the Lord will shine His joy on you and you will hear what He is saying to you as maybe it is a time of transition. Sometimes the dark comes before the light! Hugs to you!
    Oh and I love the Newton summer one the best <3 from August 7th (and I really like the anchor about hope).

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    Patti J. says:

    Tee hee…bet your MoJo and my MoJo are laying on a sunny beach someplace, getting rejuvenated! Hang in there, it will come back! Love all of these, my friend! Hugs…

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    My favorite card is Number 5, which first appeared on your blog on June 7, 2015, with the Watercolor Blog Hop, Take 1! I love it for a lot of reasons: the color is beautiful, the composition is very nice, the pretty gold embossing gives it a real polished, finished look, and of course, I just love cards with flowers on them!

    When I lose my mojo, and it happens more than you think, it’s usually because I’ve just done a whole string of challenges where I have to be very specific in what I create, and I feel I had to make projects that fit with those challenges. So, you know what might help your mojo? If you visit Crimson Owl Creations and enter Michele’s Birthday Bash Giveaway, where you can create something amazing from the heart–anything you want! You might win the terrific surprise package, and THAT might give your mojo a boost too!
    Take care!
    Michele
    Crimson Owl Creations

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    Jessica says:

    Taunya,

    Loved your blog post…I can definitely commiserate…when it happens I just take a break for a little while. It helps to come back to crafting after some time off! I LOVE card #5 that you posted on June 7th and I just subscribed! Can’t wait to see more! :)

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    Sue says:

    I am so sorry to hear the you have lost your mojo Taunya if I should come across it, I will send it your way immediately.
    All of your cards are beautiful but I think that #2, Navy, Coral and White which was first posted on August 3, 2015 is the best. I haven’t been able to sign up as an email follower with my gmail but I did sign up with my yahoo, sak1973@yahoo.com
    I am desperately seeking my clean my craft room mojo, with all of the goodies that I picked up in my travels I can’t see a single clean surface in here.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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    jerrie says:

    I think our MOJO is hanging out together. I think there are peaks and valleys in this crafting world. Sometimes I can create for days straight and then nothing, My favorite card of the 5 is number 3. Posted on June 24. It reminds me so much of my mom as she was born on the 4th of July. Well, look under your stacks of dp, in your stacks of stamps, through your die cuts, find you MOJO…There are challenges out there!!

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    Karen Letchworth says:

    Hi Taunya! I found your mojo! It was visiting here in Las Vegas, and I just send it back to you…..should arrive in a day or two. My favorite card is #5, posted on June 7. They’re all awesome, you’re quite talented. I became a new follower via email, and I look forward to the updates.
    Have a blessed week!
    Karen Letchworth
    http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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    Rubeena says:

    LOL! You are hilarious! I hope you find it, too! You should just come over so we can craft together! Your cards are adorable… I love flowers so #5 was my fave, which you posted on June 7 http://daisiesgirl.com/2015/06/07/watercolor-blog-hop-take-1/ :) I subscribed so I can know when you find your mojo! Have a great day <3

    • 20.1

      What a fun way to do a give-away. I am a follower and I love to see your creations and comments. My favorite card is the You are Cool published on your blog on July 27, 2015. It just yells summer with all the bright colors. Hoping you have a great day – a great weekend and a great week ahead.

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    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Hello, Taunya! So sorry about your mojo! As you know, mine has been missing for a couple of months, but I think I’m finally getting it back! The break did wonders for my mojo! Your cards do not show a lack of mojo at all! As for a favourite, that is super easy for me! I am a cat fanatic, so my favourite card of yours is #4 – Newton Enjoys Summer! You posted it on August 7. I am already a follower by email – I am finally getting my emails again as of last week. I got so frustrated that I decided to set up an account in WordPress and ask a question in their foum. Apparently my subscriptions were all turned off (not by me!!!) so they turned them back on – yay! I have been missing a lot of emails! Oh, and I would love to be on your happy mail list – that sounds like fun! Thank you so much for that and for your giveaway! Hoping your mojo comes back soon! I enjoy your cards!

  22. 22

    Here’s hoping your Mojo returns soon! Loved going back and looking at all your amazing cards! I really love your June 7 card (#5). Love the vertical design and those colorful flowers! With school starting (I’m exhausted!), I’m behind on commenting on all your great cards! You’ve been really busy!! Hope all is well with you and your family!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    We’ve all been there, Girl! Sometimes I have to just create stuff, leave it for a whole and come back to…or look through Pinterest or other blogs for inspiration! Your cards are so pretty! I really like #5 that you posted on June 7th. It’s so colorful and springy… And just makes me smile:)

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    Wonderful watercoloring. My fav would be #2 and it was posted on Aug 3, 2015. Thanks for visiting my blog & commenting.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

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    Gloria Lee says:

    Hello Taunya Butler!
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    I’m very happy when I read your reply.
    I saw your cards.
    There are beautiful all!
    I love watercoloring and cute images.
    My Favorite card is # 1.
    I love the cute and cool image and rainbow colors.
    Have a wonderful weekend !

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    Hey, Taunya! So sorry to hear about your lost mojo. I can ask St. Anthony (patron saint of lost things) to help you find it! :) Hope it comes back soon, anyway. I know how horrible a feeling that is. :( My favorite card in your list is #5, the “Enjoy” card with the watercolored flowers. You posted it originally on June 7. I just like the colors, and the gold embossing. Kind of looks like cloisonne. It seems like a good idea to go back through your “older” work, when your mojo’s missing. I usually go surfing on Pinterest for inspiration when I hit a (creative) wall. If that doesn’t work, I just try and struggle through until inspiration hits again. I’m sure it will come back to you! Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog! ~ Andrea (a new subscriber!)

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    Kim S says:

    I love them all but number one is my favorite. It was posted July 27. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I go through the same thing with my mojo. You’ll get it back. I am following you via email.

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    Joyce M. says:

    So sorry to hear of your lost mojo. I hope it finds its way home soon. This is a lovely bunch of cards that you have posted. I love card #4 from August 7. Your relaxing guy is so cute. When I am low on mojo, I find that CASing gets it going again. So, CASE yourself or someone who inspires you. Make it an exact copy if you want, but I guarantee as you start crafting you will find your way again. Crafty hugs.

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    Kim Heggins says:

    Oh my Miss Taunya…Mr. Mojo will return, I promise. He always does, right? I love your sweet collection of cards and my favorite one of your collection is #4, love your sweet kitty kicking back relaxing at the beach, so fun. And your bow is tied as perfect as it gets. 8-7 was the date you featured this card. I love that you are so brave to water color and would love for you to come visit me for a lesson or two, you are so talented! Wishing you and your family a fabulous weekend.

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    Valerie says:

    Hi Taunya! Thanks for the comment love on my blog! I really appreciate it!
    Wow, your set of cards here is GREAT! I love each and every one! I think my favorite it the first one – how cute!

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    Hi Taunya! I am now following you on Bloglovin’ :) I have to say, out of the five cards my favorite is #4 – as a mom to five cats I love all things kitty related and you posted that lovely card on August 7! Thank you SO much for popping over and leaving me some blog love & I am happy to return the favor ~ Oh, your mojo is missing?!?! Can’t wait to see what you make when it comes back!! Hugs, Christi
    Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

  32. 32

    I think there is a mojo retreat somewhere, and both our mojos are there, probably lazily enjoying a sunny day on the beach, cold cocktails in hand… But in all seriousness, your cards are great and I particularly love the first one (from July 27th). I hope you find your mojo soon, just have a play with those lovely watercolours and see what happens!

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    Jo says:

    Lost mojo? I’m surprised, you always seem to have oodles of it, there’s always a beautiful, fun & colourful creation here whenever I visit :)
    But, sometimes we just don’t ‘feel it’ right? I hear that.
    I hope you feel like creating again real soon, you always make fun cards!
    I really love #5 which you posted on June 7th, I love the colours of the flowers against the gold embossing – it really pops!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, you’re such a kind and giving person, I really appreciate it.
    Jo xx

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    Angela says:

    It is awful when you feel your mojo is lost! Answer – play! When you are not trying to achieve and you are just playing it often comes back! Your cards are always lovely – I like No 5 best, or No 2, come to think of it, those lollipops are cute and not forgetting the cat…….

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    Berina Febin says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I always enjoy reading comments. I know how it feels when you have lost your mojo!! Your cards are so beautiful!! I love the fifth one with 5 flowers..

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    Kimberly K Jensen says:

    First, Thank you for your super sweet comment on my Fintastic card!! So nice of you!! I love all your cards, by the way!! Lots of inspiration here!! I love to watercolor :) My Favorite one though is Newton Enjoys Summer, you posted on August 7th. Love that sweet kitty! Also, congrats on winning the Mama Elephant giveaway!! Yay! Have fun with your new goodies and hopefully it will help your mojo!! :)

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    Lynne in NI says:

    You have a lovely blog Taunya and I’m now following you through bloglovin.
    #5 from 7 June is my favourite card, love the bright colours and gold embossing :)
    Hope your mojo comes back soon, it’s hateful when he doesn’t co-operate!

  38. 38

    I see that you have a lot of entries for your Giveaway. I kinda got lost in your blog looking for #1, which is the one that I liked. It was hard to pick between #5, and #1, and #2.
    #1 was posted on July 27th. I picked it because it was so colorful and it made me happy. How did you manage to do all of that and keep it CAS? lol

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    SmilynStef says:

    I love the colors on you’re so cool (July 27th) … very fun card.

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    Stacy B. says:

    Hey Taunya! I saw where you stopped by and thought I would return the love. I love your blog! What great cards and giveaway. I think if I had to choose just one card I would have to pick #4, Newton Enjoys Summer that you posted on August 7, 2015. I’m a bit partial to fuzzy creatures and Newton is just adorable. I don’t think you lost your mojo at all. When I feel a little less than inspired I peruse my stash and then check out all the online challenges. Usually, something jumps out at me. Keep up the great work!

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    Laura Norris says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog- and giving me a new blog to follow! Yours! I like all your cards and can see why they made you proud to call them your own. I like card #5 from June 7th the best. So pretty!!

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    {jennifer-g} says:

    These are all SUPER FUN! I love the patriotic popsicles (say that 5 times fast!) from June 24th. Close second was card #5 with the gorgeous rainbow of flower happiness. Fabulous work, I hope your mojo comes back soon. I do HATE when they go off on walkabout!!

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    Seems I am getting in right under the wire. I hope you find the mojo your looking for. I usually go try to find a card I want to CASE and eventually things come back. I also love sketches and that helps me a lot to get inspired. I am now a follower on BlogLovin and email (I think I did that correctly). My favorite is #1. Love the quilted look and that was posted on July 27, 2015. What a fun way to tour a blog. Have a wonderful week!

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    Angela R. says:

    These cards are so pretty! I love #5! I ALWAYS appreciate your very sweet comments on my blog!!!

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    My favorite is You are so cool No 1 card.You posted 27 July.This card is my favorite just because I love Lawn Fawn Products.But I must say that I love all of yours cards! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for the inspiration!I appreciate your very sweet comments on my blog!!!Thanks for that too! And Yes We are Mama Elephant Winner !!!Yupiiiiipipiipip!!

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    Penny Ward says:

    Ok, this post was BRILLIANT!!!! I hate that you lost your mojo…happens to me all the time, but I love how you featured past cards to make up your blog post. Wowzers…I guess I will be trying this in the future. You are truly the BEST!!!! hugs, :)

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    AJ says:

    I am a new follower . I like Card #5 the best – the colors are vibrant and I like the gold outline. You posted #5 on June 7, 2015. Your Mojo will come back soon – we all have our down times. Hugs.

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    Nora says:

    You are too cute. I like that you figured out that all your favorite cards are done with watercolor. That would NOT be a common factor in any of my cards-LOL!! I have a very love/hate relationship with that medium going back to college. I took a class and was just not good, though I tried!!

    Now to pick one card…this is hard. I think it is #2, though. I like the softness of the watercolor on this card. I would even cut the sentiment off and frame just the image. You created it on August 3rd. Well, from the looks of today’s post, it looks like you got your mojo back. Please return mine when you see it!!

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    Kamila says:

    All 5 cards are so beautiful but I think my favourite is #5, – that you posted on June 7th, I love how you coloured these flowers, what colours you chose AND that you added golden embossing!

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    Bobby says:

    It looks like we have a lot in common, Taunya. Mr. Mojo went on vacation when I did and decided to extend his. Watercoloring makes me happy and those are the cards I seem to like best. So to answer your question – I love number 5 which was posted on June 7. I enjoyed looking back over some of your other cards, too. Thanks for visiting me and leaving such nice comments and inviting here to see you and enter the give away. I’m now a follower and look forward to seeing what you create when you find your Mojo. He will return and run amok I’m afraid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Monika Reeck says:

    My fav card is # 2 โ€“ Navy, Coral & White
    It was posted 3 of August
    I am now your follower per Email.
    I am so sorry about your Mr Mojo..he will come back soon to you sweety..I believe it..
    You are so kind to give us this giveaway…while I am on vacation not so easy to search blog…hmmm you gave me difficult job (grinz)hope you accept me as new follower..and we can visiting each other again…hugs…Monika

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    TracyM #6773 says:

    Hi There Taunya
    Thank You for visiting my blog and for the invite to yours, so glad I came :)
    I’m a new follower via Bloglovin’
    My favourite card is #2 – LOVE your colour combo and elegant design!!!
    You posted my favourite card #2 on the 3rd of August.
    I really enjoyed my visit here and hope that you find your mojo real soon, give your watercolours a workout. I find that joining crafty challenges helps me, it is surprising what a sketch, colour combo or technique can inspire you to create.
    Thank You for the chance to win too :)

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