Monday, June 1, 2015

Mojo Monday 400 Contest and Designer Search

It's Julee here, welcoming you to a brand new month and a brand new Mojo Monday sketch! The first Monday of the month is always contest week and this week we have a little something extra in honor of our 400th sketch challenge!

I started Mojo Monday on my personal blog in September 2007, just after I started Verve.  It's been such a blessing in my life, and I've loved seeing how everyone breathes life into these sketches in such beautiful and intriguing ways week after week.  It's been an incredible journey, and I've grown so much, pushing myself to come up with new layouts, personally designing 316 of the 405 sketches we've brought to you over the past almost 8 years. Thanks so much for following along, commenting, posting your creations and blessing me and the blogging world in so many ways.  You are all rock stars!


For this week's challenge, I thought we'd go back to the sketch that started it all... the very first sketch I ever posted, about 6 months prior to starting Mojo Monday. I was so nervous and pretty sure that no one would play along, but I kept putting myself out there. Just a little bit at a time.  And this challenge flourished in ways I never dreamed possible.  I hope you've found that with Mojo Monday... a safe place to challenge yourself and keep practicing and to put your little bit of art out into the world.  




In keeping with the good old days, in addition to our usual first week of the month prizes, I'm making this sketch a contest!  And I'm offering a spot on the Mojo Monday design team for two participants in this week's sketch challenge!  So if you've been watching these lovely and talented ladies working their magic week after week and been dreaming you could join the team, this is your chance! 

How to apply:

1. Play along with the Mojo 400 sketch and link up before 8pm Mountain on 6/7/15
2. Comment on this post saying you're interested in being considered for the DT
3. Add this little "I want to be a Mojo Monday designer" graphic to your blog post


I'll select my two top entries and announce them with our regular winners on June 10!



As usual, we have Verve Stamps sponsored prizes...we'll add
 one winner for every 50 entries! Winners will receive the Verve Stamps set of their choice.  Prize winners are chosen at random from each group of 50 sequential entries.  So you can play as often as you like, so link up early and link up often to increase your chances.

How to play

1. Upload a creation inspired by this week's sketch to your public online blog or gallery.
2. Leave a direct link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post.

If you upload to online galleries or social media please also use keyword MOJO400 or #mojo400 Our challenge is open to everyone. Verve stamps are NOT required to participate. As always, if you don't have a particular shape, feel free to substitute.

Deadline: The linky entry widget will close at 8PM MT {Click here for time conversion} on Sunday, June 7; so all entries need to be in before then to be eligible for our prize drawing. Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 10.


For inspiration using this week's sketch, please visit our design team's blogs, which are the first 6 thumbnails on this week's linky list:



As a special thank you for all your support over the years, I'm offering a 20% discount to Verve this week. Just add offer code 400mojo to the gift code box at checkout and click apply.  Offer valid on in-stock merchandise, while supplies last through June 7, 2015. 


Thanks for everything!  I can't wait to see what you create!

98 comments:

  1. I'd love to be considered for a Mojo designer!

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  2. whoop, whoop... so happy to see this... would luv more teamies!

    sparkle & shine

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  3. What a milestone! Congratulations. I have many of your sketches [saved in a book] that I refer to when the mojo isn't quite there.

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  4. Congrats on your 400th Sketch! I love to start my week Mojo Monday and would be honored to be a Mojo Designer.

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  5. 400 sketches and 8 years! Wow! I don't think there are any other challenge blogs that can top that! Mojo Monday was the very first challenge I ever participated in back in 2012 when I started card making. I remember being so nervous to post my card thinking it wasn't near as good as everyone else's! Now that I look back, I don't think it was half bad, but I have definitely improved! I would also love to be considered for a spot on this amazing team! It really would be a dream come true! Best of luck to all who enter!

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  6. what an exciting 8 years it has been for you! I have looked forward to Mondays and seeing what you have come up with for years. Not from the beginning but from Sept. 2009 (I had to check it for myself) and looks like I made 137 of your sketches.. So I would like to thank you for the great ideas when my Mojo has been off. good luck for your next design team member.

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  7. WOW - congratulations on 8 years and 400 MOJO Monday sketches. I always love doing the Mojo Monday challenges and look forward to seeing the new sketch each week (Even though life has dictated that I haven't had as much time for creating cards lately). I have often thought about how I'd love to be on the Mojo Monday Design Team. Not having my own blog has held me back from trying to pursue it though. Maybe that would be the very push I'd need;)

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  8. What a great story Julee and what a great opportunity for us Verve lovers- a chance to be on your team. (if only) wow "400 sketches" hint: that is a good title for a book. I'm praying on it and I know God's will will be don through all this. He has truly blessed you and us for having this stamp line and team.

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  9. I prayed on it and I want to be considered for your Design team

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  10. I would be THRILLED if I were selected to be as a designer. Your cards (and sketches) are always such an inspiration, and I'd love to be a part of it. It's definitely one of the first places I visit on Monday mornings. :-)

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  11. Doing a Happy 400th celebration dance today :) You know how much I LOVE your sketches, and just in case you have forgotten, I LOVE your sketches!!! Many of my favorite cards come from creations using your sketches. Beyond honored to be a Mojo Maker too. Much love and let the celebrations begin!!

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  12. A BIG congrats on the 400th challenge!! I always love to come and check out the Monday MOJO over here as I have for many years now!! LOL!! I look forward to playing along and entering with hope that you might consider me for a design spot!! HOW FUN!! :) Thanks!

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  13. Congratulations, Julee! What a wonderful milestone & I adore this first sketch! Will be playing along this week.

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  14. I've been bad about leaving comments or playing along during the week, but I just wanted to take the time to stop by and tell you how much I appreciate your sketches. They are such an inspiration to me and I have loved all 400 of them! THANK YOU for all your hard work!!! :)

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  15. Congratulations Julee! Your sketches are always so inspiring and I love to play along. I would love the opportunity to be a designer.

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  16. I'd love if you'd consider me for the design team. I love this challenge and the sketches that go live every week. I see so many great candidates, though that it's going to be extremely difficult. In any case thank you for inspiring me every week!
    Hugs
    MaryV

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  17. How wonderful is it to see this post this morning. I have only dreamed of being a designer on your team since 2009 when i found this blog. I did take a break last year due tp family death and moving.
    I also have been making party decorations ,wedding and shower invites for the past seven years. I also donate a lot of cards for church missions. I still would love to be apart of the team and turn my direction to verve only!!!! Cant wait to see all the beautiful cards this week. Thank you Julie for always inspiring me to be th best me and never give up. All of you ladies are wonderful and talented.
    Happy stamping
    Tiffani Pool

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  18. Congratulations on 8 wonderful years chockful of inspiring sketches! That is simply amazing. I think it's awesome that you are inviting two lucky people to join the Mojo Makers. Good Luck to all that apply. It's gonna be one tough decision to make!

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  19. Your story is a very inspiring accomplishment! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration through the years. I looked back at my blog and I first played along with MOJO242 on May 22, 2012. Many of my favorite cards have been inspired by your sketches. Thanks for all the inspiration and wishing you many more years of creative success.

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    1. Thank YOU for playing along with us over the past few years, Andrea!

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  20. Ladies, I would love to be considered for a spot on your wonderful team.
    Thank you for your consideration.
    Lynn Hoyt

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  21. I would love to be considered as a designer on your team! What an honor! Thanks so much for the opportunity to be considered!

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  22. Your weekly sketches have been a wonderful source of inspiration. I also appreciate the time you take to comment on my posts. Thank you. Please consider me as a designer on your team. Donna Watts, http://papercraftsobsession.com

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  23. Hello Girls Team Mojo Monday, congratulations!!! Mojo met in 2013 Sketches looking for cards that do to sell, gift giving and for giving in Brazil.
    Would you like to sign up the check DT's Mojo Monday, I would be honored , although my English is primary . http://tatypaganoto.blogspot.com
    Bjokas

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  24. Hi Mojo Monday team - I've taken the plunge and this is my first MM entry - I'm super thrilled to be sharing with so many other talented people - the designs are gorgeous and the entries just beautiful! It may be a bit soon to ask to be on the DT, however I'm putting it out there should you have more in future! Many thanks

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  25. Congratulations on your 400th challenge! Amazing! I would love to be considered for the Design Team! Thank you!! :-)

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  26. 400 challenges!! WooHoo!! I just uploaded my card. I'd love to be considered for the team! ~ Tricia

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  27. Congratulations to the 400 number sketchy and I would like to become a member of your design team.

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  28. What a celebration! I love your sketches and as many others, I've dreamed of being on your team. Glad to have a chance to throw my hat into the ring.
    This couldn't be more perfect timing for me since I've just had to resign my other teams as I'm no longer a SU demo. Sad to see something good end, but l'm looking ahead. Feeling hopeful.

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  29. Yay, Julee! 400 challenge is incredible! I'd love the opportunity to work with you and your amazing team as a designer for MOJO Monday. My card will be up bright-and-early tomorrow. Thanks for the consideration! Yippee!

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  30. Hi Julee! Congratulations on the 400 milestone! It would be an honor (and let's face, just a whole lot of fun) to work with you and be a part of your design team. I feel like it would be a great opportunity to give back to you and to them for all of the great inspiration you all have given me over the years. Thanks for the opportunity to be considered!

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  31. Hi Jullee. WOW 400 sketches is amazing! I would really love to work with you and your DT! Thank you so much for allowing me to submit a card for consideration!

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  32. Thanks, Julee, for sharing your time and creativity via the Mojo blog. Love using the sketches and just stopping by to see how others are using them. Your story is an inspiration and your art in the form of cards, sketches, and stamps is a blessing to many, many crafters and card recipients. Congratulations and God bless you.

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  33. WOW! Congrats! Would also like to be considered being on your inspirational Team tackling a new fun sketch every week! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. Congratulations on your 400th sketch, and for creating this amazing creative gathering place. I'm super excited to apply to be a Mojo Designer. I don't know how you'll ever pick! Every week the gallery is chock full of awesomesauce. Thank you so much for being here, for the inspiration, and for this opportunity!

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  35. I have been a fan of Mojo Monday for years and I am look forward to your amazing and inspirational sketch creations ever week. I can't tell you what an honor it would be chosen as design team member of Mojo Monday. Thank you for the opportunity to be chosen. I posted the links to my projects in Linky, but here are the links as well for easy reference.

    http://stampzone.blogspot.com/2015/06/birthday-boy.html
    http://stampzone.blogspot.com/2015/06/mr-mrs.html

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  36. Oops- accidentally deleted post for entry#50. Re-entered with #61. Thank you. :)

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    1. Made a typo, so I will repeat my comment:)
      Congratulations for 400 sketches and so much inspiration! I would LOVE to be considered for a design position!

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  38. PLEASE remove all the extra entries. I don't know how this happened!

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    1. Got them deleted, Nancy! Must be a glitch as it's happened to a few people today. Thanks for linking up! :)

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  39. Congratulations on your longevity! Can you tell I really enjoy this challenge? Well, guess I should not have added a half dozen entries of the same card. Nothing happened, so I just kept clicking - not sure if that is what happened - could you please remove the extras?

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    1. Got them deleted. Must be a little glitch in the system, as it's happened a few times today. Thanks for linking up and for playing along with us!

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  40. Congratulations on 400 sketches and I hope on many many more.
    I would love to be considered as a designer on your team!
    I am from The Netherlands.
    Gr Elly

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  41. Congratulations to sketch no. 400

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  42. Congratulations on reaching number 400 for the sketches. Although I have not played along that much I would love to be considered for the team.I have had fun the few challenges I have entered. Also I often find myself looking through old challenges for inspiration. Thanks for providing a ton of inspiration as well as the chance to be considered. Oh and thanks for the discount on Verve stamps.

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  43. Congrats on the 400th sketch! Love the mojo monday sketches and all the inspiration the design team provides!

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  44. WOW, Julee 400!!!!! Big, big congrats!!! Mojo Monday 236 was the very first sketch challenge I ever took part in and my very first upload of a card to the internet!!! At that stage I didn't have a blog and loaded to SCS and since those days I've been a regular player at Mojo Monday loving the great sketches you bring us week after week!!!! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you and the lovely DT put into this and all the great inspiration you bring us every week!!!! I'm looking forward to play along with the next 400 sketches!!!!

    ...and yes, I would love to be considered as a DT member!!! Thanks for giving us this opportunity to be considered to become part of your great team!!!

    Have a lovely day!!!!

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  45. Oh my goodness, this is quite the nerve racking post! First, BIG, HUGE congrats on your 400th sketch! I cannot believe it has been that many now, and I didn't even start at the beginning with you. Each week's sketch provides so much inspiration and a great springboard for creativity. I would love to be considered in your DT search. :)

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  46. Huge congrats on your 400th sketch, Julee!!! I love working with your fabulous sketches and Verve stamps and would be super honored if you would consider my application to be part of this amazing team! :)

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  47. Congratulations Julee and the Design Team on 400 Sketch challenges!! Oh I could only DREAM to be part of the Mojo Monday DT.... So I have put the badge on my blog. All the best everyone!

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  48. Hi Julee!
    I would love to be on your design team!!
    Sorry I entered my card twice. The linky tool told me there was a problem and so I started over and then saw it was on both times!
    Thank you!
    Tracy Gray

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  49. I'd love to be considered for your DT. You have a tough decision ahead as there are many talented people represented here. :) Good luck! ~amy

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  50. Thank you for all the beautiful sketches, Julee, and Congratulations on your 400th!!! I'd love to be considered for the Mojo DT!!!

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  51. Congrats on reaching 400! What an accomplishment, Julee! I would love to be considered for the DT!

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  52. Congratulations on sketch #400! Thanks for all of the inspiration throughout the years! I'd love to be considered for a spot on the Mojo team.

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  53. WOWzers Julee! Congratulations to you and your design team on your 400th sketch challenge! I would love to be considered for one of the two most desirable positions on the Mojo Design team.

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  54. You're in my top list of favourite challenge blogs... I'd love to be considered for the DT :)

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  55. Opppps sorry about the multiple entries and slight ..... ROFL glitch on Linky - saying i'ts not posting, please delete excess. Congratulations o 400th :)

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    1. LOL... "slight" glitch! Got them deleted! Thanks for linking up!

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  56. Congratulations on your 400th challenge! I would love to be considered for the DT call.
    xxx Margreet

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  57. Please consider me for a position on the Mojo team, Julee! I'm very happy to be playing along with your 400th sketch :o)

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  58. Hey Julee, could you delete number 113, for some reason the picture didn't show up and I put a second link there that did have one. Thank you sorry for the inconvenience!

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  59. Thank you for being such a great inspiration week after week. I love the weekly sketches here and on Viva La Verve. I hope I can also be part of this great design team... Meanwhile, keep up the amazing work. Your story is very inspirational... It shows that if you have a dream it can come true!

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  60. 400 sketches. Where has time gone. Congratulations. I would love to be considered for the MOJO team.

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  61. My goodness 400 sketches that is something else!!! I would LOVE to be considered for the Design Team Call at Mojo Monday :) Cheers

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  62. I love this challenge and would love to be a designer for you! I had lots of fun making this card.

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  63. I clicked too soon in the crop screen, so my image isn't working, but I can't upload it again. Clicking on the photo does go to my blog post though. If you can delete it, I can post it again.

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  64. I just found this site and found it so amazing! I love working with sketches and there is so much inspiration and talented people crafters. Your story is wonderful and inspirational. I would loved to be considered for your design team.

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  65. Congratulations on 400 sketches!!My card creation almost beginning from this blog. I love this challenge and would love to be a designer for you!

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  66. Congratulations to 400 sketches and successful blogging.
    I´m interested in being considered for the Design Team of Mojo Monday.
    It would be a honor for me.

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  67. Once again - here I am with a double entry! #130 should not be there. Sorry - I cannot figure out what happened.

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  68. Having a challenge posting a comment :) Hope this doesn't show up 3 times :)
    I really enjoyed playing along with this sketch! I hope you enjoy my card! I would be honored if you would consider me for your Design Team. Thank You, Mary

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  69. I would love to be considered for a DT position; I couldn't get the link above to work so thought I'd post a comment here... :D

    Uploading my card now; thanks for so much inspiration Julee!!

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  70. I would love to be considered for a DT position. I couldn't get the above link to work either, so am posting here. Love using Verve stamps & dies and playing in the challenges.

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  71. Congrats on #400! What an achievement! Thank you so much for all the wonderful sketches! I would be so honored to be considered for one of the design team positions. Thanks again for all the inspiration!

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  73. Congrats on 400 amazingly inspiring sketches - what an achievement! I would love to be considered for the DT. I haven't been very active in engaging into challenges lately - but MojoMonday was the first Challenge I ever participated in (it was way back when in 2011 http://www.kreativemomente.com/2011/05/30/mojo-monday/ )and since then you're "bookmarked" :)
    Thanks for all the Inspiration in the past years - can't wait for the next 400! :)

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  74. Oh me! me! me! I would luuuuv to be considered. Luv your sketches & use them often. Thanks for 400 amazing sketches & here's to 400 more! Thank You!!!

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  75. WOW - Congratulations on 400 challenges!! Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration! I would be absolutely thrilled to be considered for one of the Design Team member spots - thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  76. Oh YES! I would love to be considered for the design team (of course!). Love Mojo Monday and have been inspired by so, so many sketches over the years. Thank you Julee and congrats on a whopping 400 sketch milestone ... woo hoo!!

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  77. Congratulation on 400! That's awesome. I love creating with your sketches. Please consider me as one of your new designers.

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  78. Well, I've just submitted my fourth design using your sketch. I can't believe you've done 400 of them! Wow, that truly is amazing. I love working with your sketches, and would love to be honored with a spot on your design team. Thanks!

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  79. Congratulations on your 400th challenge! I've so enjoyed your sketches over the years. I once won a wonderful Verve stamp set from you and I've been a huge fan ever since! Best, CG

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  80. I would love to be considered for the Mojo Monday Design Team.

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  81. 400 sketches is an awesome milestone Julee- and an opportunity to be considered to be a part of the MojoMonday team is a fabulous prize-I am throwing my design in the ring

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  82. I would love to be considered for your Design team. Thanks for the opportunity

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  83. I would love to be considered for part of the Design Team!

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  84. 400 sketches is amazing. I would also love to be considered part of the team.

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  85. Julee, I can't believe it I thought I posted yesterdays project and I forgot. I have made 5 different post and each one has the previous project on it. YOu can see all of them on the final post. I really thought I linked yesterdays up. I was trying to get in every 50. YOu have a lot of talented people entering - have fun choosing. Blessings

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  86. Congratulations on 400, Julee!! That is just mindblowing. :-) Please consider me for your team.

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  87. I would love to be considered for the Design Team. Thank you for all the amazing sketches!

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  88. Congratulations on 400 sketches! Can't wait for your next 400! Would love the opportunity to play along with your very talented team.

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  89. I managed to sneak in a second card... but missed the linkup by a few minutes! Anyhow, best of luck to everyone who's entered - there are some really lovely creations here!

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  90. WOW - a great compilation of entries!! love it

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