September 10, 2009

You Asked for It! Another Moxie Fab World Challenge!

Thanks for all the comments you shared in yesterday’s post, friends. I appreciate the feedback (and I know the winners do, too!) and from what I can tell, most of you can’t wait for the next challenge.

Ask and ye shall receive.

I’ve got a super fun challenge for you today that comes straight from the pages of Paper Crafts magazine. In our September/October issue, we did a feature called Around the House. It is filled with projects that incorporate trendy household items like these:


Simply Shine Card by Maren Benedict, p. 74


Stay Tuned Card by Teri Anderson, p.72

And chairs and chandeliers like in this card by Erin Lincoln:

Fancy a Chat Card, p. 69

In fact, you can find these kitschy necessities everywhere in pop culture today. Check it:

Itty Bitty Cylinder - Eames from CircaCeramics

Birds in the Kitchen - Toaster from LuckyBluebirdArt

Bicyclette Tee from Urban Outfitters

Bernadette Note Cards from the Lumiere Collection by rushwilliams

Fan Fine Art Photograph by photohale

Suitcases Card from lauredesigns

Underwood Typewriter Neckties from toybreaker

Teeny Bike Handbag from pollyannacowgirlbags

Whimsical Lamp Flat Note Cards from BethMaries

Camera Tee from Urban Outfitters

Viking Cup from CircaCeramics

Louis XVI Chair - Original Papercut Art from tinatarnoff

Vintage Kitsch Foldover Gift Tags from KootiesCloset

Buttermint Tiles from maiziejane

Atomic TV Scrabble Tile Art Pendant from ItsAllAboutThePrint

Your challenge? Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor, etc.) that incorporates some kind of household item as its focal point. That's anything that can be found in the house, friends For trendy household items can be found everywhere on paper crafting product these days, whether it be in the form of stamps, chipboard elements, rub-ons, transparencies, or patterned paper. For more inspiration, consult p. 68 of your issue to see all 18 inspiring projects, and check out this online bonus project by Jennifer Hansen and this one by Teri Anderson.

Ready to get started? Great! Here's how to enter the challenge:

  1. Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor, etc.) that incorporates some kind of household item as its focal point.

  2. Upload a photo of your project to your blog, come back here and post the URL to your project page (not your main blog URL) in the Mr. Linky box below. Post a link to the Moxie Fab World in your blog's text to encourage your readers to see the other projects that have been linked and to try the challenge themselves.

  3. If you don't have a blog, go to this Flickr gallery, upload your photo, and post the URL to your project (not the group) in the Mr. Linky box below.

  4. Just for fun, if you've made a card, upload it to the World Card Making Day Website by clicking here. Your card will become part of the worldwide celebration of the joy of making handmade cards! Not only that, but it will also become eligible to win a few contests we've got up our sleeves!

  5. Enter your card in the World Card Making Day Contest for a chance to be published in the March/April 2010 issue of Paper Crafts magazine! Click here for details!

  6. Accomplish this task by midnight MDT on Monday, September 21. The winning entries will be showcased on this blog on Wednesday, September 23 and will receive a truly moxie fab prize!

We're on a roll, friends! Let's keep the party going by entering this fun challenge! I can't wait to see what you dream up!

Life is in the challenges,



~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Ohhhh....another challenge to play with! My mind is already rolling!!

The Bicycle tote is way to cute!!

Thanks Cath! :)

Nitasha said...

Kudos! Wow...what a wonderfully creative World we are so lucky to be a part of.

NinaB said...

I can't believe I posted first, but mine was super easy to make. Thanks, Cath, for another great challenge.

Winter said...

How fun! Thanks for another challenge! Can't wait to play! :)

Thespa said...

YES! Woo-Hoo! I love a good challenge! Thanks Cath.

Lindzie said...

I left a link of my card that I made. It's near the bottom with the chandelier. I love the colors on it!

Catherine said...

Woo Hoo...I love these challenges! I posted a link to my blog :0)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Goody Goody Gumdrops!!!!!!!

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

I love this challenge! Thanks

Lisa Petrella said...

Ooooo...I was SO hoping you'd have a challenge with the "Around the House" theme!!! Tons of FUN!!

Janelle said...

A fun challenge -- and my first time to play along here at Moxie Fab. Thanks!

Savitri said...

Oh wow, this will be tough. I'll try to think of something this weekend!

Helen F. said...

Cath, this one is too much fun to pass up. Had to enter one more of your great challenges.

~kelly marie~ said...

I can't wait to play along! Is it okay to have multiple entries?

Jenn said...

Fun challenge! I have two cards on one post entry! :)

Elise said...

Ohhhhhhh, yeah! This is MY kind of challenge! I'm DE-lighted! Thanks for all of the FABULOUS visual inspiration as well as just continuing to be the source of such fantastic inspiration! I adore your fun little blog! Yipee!

travelingmama said...

I LOVE your challenges! I love that you give everyone so much freedom- it's really fun! Hugs!

Cath said...

I am sooo feeling the love, friends, thank you so much! As much as you say I inspire you, you inspire me right back with your kind words about the Moxie Fab World and these challenges!

And ~kelly marie~, it is absolutely 100% OK to enter more than once! Have fun! Go crazy! Get jiggy with it!

Catherine said...

OK...couldn't resist...I posted another one :0) Great challenge!

Jessica said...

Thanks so much for the challenge Cath. I love everyone I've tried (3) and am hooked. They really dtretch my mind and let me tell you it feels good :)

Jenn said...

added another entry, having so much fun with this one!

Vanessa said...

A very challenging challenge! But I had fun!! Have a fab day!


Julie said...

Alright! I'm excited--my first Moxie Fab challenge! My mind is whirring here...what to do....! Thanks for such a fabulous site & great inspiration!

Lindsay said...

everyone has done such a great job! good job ladies!

Janet S said...

Another fun challenge! I got to use my new paper on this one. Yippee! Thanks for the inspiration.

Elise said...

I'm totally powerless over the fun: had to toss another one in! Yipee!

Sarah said...

So much fun!

Shanna Vineyard said...

So many fun cards! I got one done! YAY!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the amazing challenge!! I got in real close to the deadline! I will be checking out the other creative chicks out :D

Julia Aston said...

What a fun challenge!

Windy Robinson said...

There are a lot of great cards out there. Nice job with the challenge everyone!

Stephanie said...

Cath - I had loads of fun with this challenge. I was bitten by the household items when I saw the Early Bird line from Cosmo Cricket.

Debbie Olson said...

Great challenge--thanks! It let me use some chipboard that had been languishing in my stash.

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