November 10, 2009

Tuesday Trigger: Bountiful Beauty & Beautiful Bounty

It’s Tuesday, friends! Time for the Tuesday Trigger! Here’s this week’s special blogiversary trigger from Moxie Fabber Laura O’Donnell:

Glimmer & Shine Thanksgiving Table Setting from Martha Stewart Living

In her own words: I loved the gold pumpkins in the photo, the unexpected shade of soft greenish blue, and the overall eclectic mix of flatware, dishes, and glassware on the table.

A Special Day Card

For my card I found a gold foil bird and bluebird die cut from a Making Memories Vintage Findings kit (cardmakers crack!) and a Making Memories blue glitter leaf sticker from the Autumn Splendor line. The waffley kraft piece is cut from a Panera Bread coffee sleeve. And for the sentiment I was going to use "gratitude" but when I saw "a special day" it brought me back to the idea of setting a fancy table for Thanksgiving, a special day.

Thanks to Laura for sending this in to me! If you’re inspired the way I think you’re inspired, create a project and link it using Mr. Linky below. Who knows? Maybe next week you’ll be one of our Trigger Targets! Speaking of Trigger Targets, here are some stand-outs from last week’s trigger by Kimberly Crawford:


Congrats to this week's Trigger Targets and thanks to everyone who played! Now friends, when you upload your project on your blog for today's Tuesday Trigger, please include the trigger photo and a link back to this blog post so your readers can play as well! Thanks!

Now, as you know, this week is the Moxie Fab World's Blogiversary! I've got to tell you how touched I am by the comments that many of you left yesterday. I *heart* all of you. Thank you so much for all the love you left me--and Papertrey Ink as well.

Today, however, I'd love to celebrate by getting more of your feedback! In the poll at the top of the right-hand sidebar, I've asked you to vote for your favorite feature. If you haven't done so already, please do! I'm really looking for the break-away feature of the blog so I have a really good sense of what is working the best for you here in the Moxie Fab World. However, many of you have stated that it is really hard to just choose one, so I'm giving you an opportunity today to let me know which features you enjoy the most and why! Try and narrow it to your top three by midnight MST on Sunday, November 15 and I'll choose one random winner to receive the Nutmeg collection from Cosmo Cricket.


Can't wait to hear from you,

~Cath

PS Would you like to be our Tuesday Trigger for next week? If so, please follow this procedure:
  • Submit your own triggers to this email account: tuesdaytrigger@gmail.com Please do not post the trigger on your blog.
  • Provide me with your image of inspiration, an image of the project that you created based on your trigger, and a brief explanation of how/why you were inspired, like Laura has done today.
  • Trigger images can be anything you find to be inspiring, but must be credited properly with appropriate URLs. If a site asks you to get permission beforehand, please do so.
  • Take a sharp photo of your project that is minimally propped (or not propped at all) with no distracting backgrounds. Provide no more than 1-2 detail shots (which may or may not be used.)
I will select Tuesday Triggers based on quality, seasonality, and inspirability. You may submit as many Tuesday Triggers to the email account as you'd like. The current Tuesday Trigger call will last through the end of December.

102 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

Let's see... I love Moxie Mondays! The challenges are always really unique and fun. And... I love reading the q & a's with the designers. Good stuff.

Terri E. said...

I love the fun Moxie challenges. Not only do I get to strech myself, but I really like how you explain the differet styles with words and pictures. I also adore your product highlights. It is so much fun to see new product and again your descriptions are fabulous.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

ferrellgraph-x said...

hello my crafting friends

mommyabbytommy said...

I love Moxie Monday, the Blog Hop and Five for Fridays. It definitely is difficult to choose!!

Carolyn King said...

What a beautiful trigger and card! It is really hard to pick a fav feature because each feature ROCKS. Keep up the great work!

lynn said...

first, thank you for highlighting my card this week, cath!

i love the challenges, then the trigger, then the products reviews--i'm patiently waiting on my "a card a day" book!

RachelM said...

I love Tuesday Triggers it really helps me to find inspiriation in things. And all your interviews are so interesting. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog.

Christine H said...

I really like anything to do with challenges or inspiration...so the Tuesday Trigger and Challenges really get me going. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna VW said...

I've got to say I love it all, but I have been enjoying the Tuesday Triggers since you started them. You just have too much good stuff to choose just one.

Jenny McGee said...

I enjoy the Moxie Mondays. This blog is a lot of fun.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Admittedly I'm usually too late to submit them, but I like the challenges best. Best. I like ALL of Moxie Fab, but the challenges combine inspiration with a little push!

Amy Heller said...

I love the new Trigger - great job Laura! And congrats to all the "Targets" from last week! I am loving these Tuesday Triggers - they help my mojo flow every week-my faves, though, are the Moxie Challenges! There's always SO much inspiration!! I love how it pushes me to find new corners of my own creativity.

Jamie said...

I love the challenges! Why, because it is away for me to think outside my own box!

Alice Golden said...

Beautiful card Cath - and a happy belated blogiversary to you! Congrats on building this into such a great resource - whenever I have time to stop by I always find many sources of inspiration. Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for this year!

~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

I voted already but I will add that I like the Q & A's and
5x Friday. I enjoy the inspiration!

FresaBonita said...

Ummm.. I love Challenges so Ilove the Moxie Challenges.. Moxie Monday, super way to start the week.. and 5 x Friday has lots of inspiration..
I just love everything. ;)

Sarah H. said...

I seeing what new trendy things are coming up on Moxie Mondays. I also enjoy seeing the creations inspired by the Tuesday Triggers.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH Laura's TT is wonderful! That girl is just amazing...

I voted for the Moxie Challenges, and I have to say... one of the reasons I think I love them so much is all the moxie fab prompts you share before we get to the challenge itself! I LOVE the buildup with the photos! Your descriptions are so fun...a story, a poem a song.. fun fun fun...

And your product shares are top notch. Eye candy for those of us that live in a sugar free world!

Thanks for the wonderful Moxie place!

Get Sketchy said...

It's all about the inspiration for me. I always know I can get a little mojo flowing if I stop by here.

Inspiration comes everywhere on your amazing blog...
So it was hard to pick one favorite. I really love the challenges.. I would love it if you hosted one per week, is that too much? I am lovin Tuesday Triggers too.. you have me blog surfing now looking for my own "triggers". And of course I love the new product release specials. I love seeing those yummy goodies when they are first released.

I think if you expanded the challenges, had a little design team, that would be AMAZING!

Thanks again for all you do, It is my single most favorite place to visit on the wide world web

carol h said...

My favs are blog bop, the challenges, and five for friday.

Sammie said...

I enjoy the Moxie Fab World Challenges, Moxie Mondays and Ask Around.

Jessica said...

Hi Cath!!! Thanks for the shout out!! Oh and Lauras trigger submission is so cool + I love her take. As far as what I like best of Moxie Fab, well, I love Moxie Fab World Challenges, Trigger Tuesdays and Ask Around. Thanks again!!!

Arrica said...

I love the Five for Friday and Trend Talk. They are great mojo for the creatively depleated. ;o)

I also enjoy the fact that we are given the opportunity to display our creations.
Great blog.

Sarah said...

Gosh, while I dig all the products you show off on Moxie Mondays, I'm a fan of the inspiration you throw at us on Fridays. And now the new Trigger Tuesday brings some of that inspiration into paper-crafting, making it the best of both worlds.

SMK said...

hmmm top three- the challenges {always so unique!}, spotlights on new lines, and the international blog hop was fantastic! :D

Lisa Petrella said...

I love how you offer something new and fun every single day!! But, if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Moxie Fab Challenges!!! They always encourage me to try something different and stretch myself! Plus, it's always fun to look through the submissions to see other people's takes on the challenges too! I have stumbled upon a number of fabulous blogs via your challenges!! Thanks for all of the time, energy and creativity you put into making this such a FAB blog, Cath!

Kimmie said...

I Love the challenges. Most times they can get me out of a funk. Congrats and keep up the good work

Holly said...

Yay, I love polls!! i don't know why, but I always have. Maybe I like knowing someone wants my opinion.

Joanna said...

This is so cool. I stumbled across this site while trying to find inspiration, and I found it in spades. I love the Trigger Tuesday idea, I'm so going to be a participant.

Angela W said...

I love to start the week with Moxie Mondays and end with Five For Fridays! Ask Around would be my other choice!

PamS said...

I love your sense of humor that shows through some of your features.

Sally said...

I really enjoy the trigger Tuesday and Moxie challenges, just because I end up so inspired by the results.

Lisa A. said...

I love challenges or anything that creates inspiration. So Moxie Monday and Tuesday Triggers are my favorite days.

Debbie Seyer said...

Moxie Fab World Challenges, Tuesday Triggers and I love when you interview my favorite designers from the magazine. Its kinda hard to chose 3 even cause I check the blog everyday and love it all!

Jenn said...

Love the moxie challenges, even if I can't get to them every time, seeing what people create from them is awesome. And you always find such wonderful photos for inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

I love the challenges! They always help me push myself out of my comfort zone and try something new. You always have such gorgeous inspirational photographs, too.

Abby said...

I love it when you have layouts to show, new product features, and coordinating or themed inspiration.

smahrty said...

I love looking at all the challenge submissions, also the trendy photos from around the web.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Well, I voted for the challenges on your sidebar. Even when I don't get around to participating I still gather tons of inspiration from them!

My other faves would have to be the new Trigger Tuesdays (SO fun) and Five for Fridays. But then I love the q & a's too!

apron girls said...

I love Moxie Mondays - the challenges are awesome, but sometimes I just don't get time to do them - and never have time to post them. Anyway, keep up the challenges though, it's great inspiration to jumpstart an idea for a card or layout.

Linda E said...

I love the Blog Hops and Ask Around. It gives me a chance to meet and be inspired by new designers.

Dani said...

My favorites are "Ask Around" and the Moxie Fab challenges (even tough I don't come to play most often)! I just love to see peoples inspiration and be inspired by all of the fabulous projects :-)

Lindsay said...

I love the challenges, but I love the Five for Friday posts. I also love seeing all of the wonderful works by everyone.

Jingle said...

This card is so fabulous!

I am a big fan of the Moxie Fab Challenges. I also REALLY like the Five for Friday. I love things that are intended to inspire! The only feature I've found I get less excited about is actually the Trigger Tuesday, and I'm not quite sure why. I love the work I see, but maybe I just want more? Not sure. At least that gives you some honest feedback.

Sandrine Deleuze said...

Triggers ^-^ and challenges !!! Smooches

resmith said...

I love your challenges. It is such an inspiration and gets the mojo going.

Ericka Smith said...

I love the challenges and I love to not only hear about the latest trends, but to see them used, too! It's always fun to meet the designers, as well.

Janna M said...

I'm new to this site, within the last couple of weeks, but so far I really like Moxie Mondays and Ask Around.

amyjk said...

mondays and tuesdays!

Rebecca said...

I love Moxie Mondays. I love seeing the new product lines. I also love the challenges. And I love the trend watching and the interviews.

Nancy L. said...

I love the Moxie Fab world challenges!

Sara said...

Hmmmm, this is tough. I like it all!! But if I must pick I would say the Tuesday Trigger is phenomenal. I love seeing how people are inspired to be creative. Second would be the interviews with other crafters. It's great to get to know a bit more about people whose blogs I often read. I also love your moxie challenges. When the mojo is gone its a perfect way to stretch yourself to think outside the box.
Thanks for a great blog.

Summer Braxton said...

Five for Friday, Challenges, Moxie Mondays... that's my top 3!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

Wow, so happy to see my inspiration piece up for this week!

I love the challenges and tuesday trigger of course. Love 5 for friday and also the blog bop. was surprised to see not too many votes for that. I'm always on the lookout for blogs I haven't seen before, or seeing my friend's cards featured on the bop.

Sew-Ink said...

The top three features I really enjoy are 1. Moxie Fab World Challenges 2. Ask Around and 3. Moxie Monday. It was really hard to marrow it down, I really enjoy all the feature.

~kelly marie~ said...

Moxie Fab challenges are my fav. I also love the Tuesday Trigger and the Moxie Monday features!

Thanks for continuously inspiring us with your amazing blog!

anya said...

In no particular order, I love the Moxie Fab Challenges because they are always challenges. I love the Tuesday Triggers because inspiration can be found everywhere and it is great to see what others do with that. And I love the Q&As! Not that I don't love the rest too...

scarthur said...

I love Moxie Mondays and I love the q and a with the designers. It is neat to find out what inspires them! Thanks!!

Kim M said...

I love the blog bop, call me the odd man, err, girl out.

Lynne Phelps said...

I love the Tuesday Triggers. I also love the ones where you show a ton of photos illustrating certain trends, but I'm not sure what that feature is called!! I also love it when you show cards that have inspired you and say why. But all of it is great - you are a superb editor! This is hard because I don't want to leave any of them out!!!

Christine said...

I think my favorite part is the challenges because I really challenge myself to do my best work to submit. I try often but don't always submit because they aren't up to the standard.

I love Moxie Monday too! Tuesday Triggers is a great idea but there hasn't yet been a Trigger to fit my style. I saw a pic in the MS mag last night that really inspired me so I might be submitting a Trigger soon!

Blessings,
Christine

ByTheBay said...

I am new to your blog but have looked through a lot of old posts, so I think I can say that my favorites (in no particular order) are Tuesday Trigger, Moxie Fab World Challenges and Ask Around! I never win anything on these blog sweepstakes, but who knows? It's worth a shot :)

Court :) said...

I love Moxie Mondays as I love to see new products (not that my purse does though;)LOL Great blog you guys have I really enjoy visiting and browsing here:)

Ilka said...

Inspiration does it for me and your blog is awesome that way. From the challenges to the Blog Bop , the 5 for friday and Tuesday triggers. Love the variety and that there are new things on different fixed days to look forward to. WTG you!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the challenges and I love when you spotlight new products that I wouldn't have known about otherwise.

Rachel in Spooner, WI

Scrapamum said...

I love the 5 for Friday. It gives me great ideas using all the hot trends outside the world of paper.

Julie E said...

My fave is challenges because I love seeing what everyone creates and like that you have introduced me to new styles and made me think outside the card box!
Second is Moxie Monday - so fun to see all the new products out there.
Third would be when you bop around the blogs to show what others are creating.
Basically I like it all!

bzyPTmom said...

This is really hard! Ilove Moxie Mondays, I love the Tuesday Trigger for their inspiration and the Friday five! Keep up the great work!

JenniferCR said...

What a gorgeous trigger and I love the card too! =) I'm not sure that I could pick just one because I love everything about your blog! But I really love Moxie Mondays, challenges are always fun and 5 for Fridays provide so much inspiration! See, I have a hard time narrowing things down, lol! ;)

michelle in mi said...

The Moxie Mondays is what I'm sure not to miss!Tuesday Triggers offer such wonderful creativity & inspiration and the q&a's with designers also offers such great tips

Deanna said...

Wow, thanks so much Cath for the shout out!

Off to work on this stunning trigger!

Tanya said...

My top three...in this order :)
Moxie Monday
Editor's Choice
Five for Friday

Laura said...

I really like everything, but I enjoy Moxie Monday, Ask Around, and
Five for Friday the best.

Cynthia B. said...

Moxie Mondays are my favorite - so great to see the products that you highlight, and heck, a chance at winning is always good too.
And I can't decide on my next-favorite: I love to see people's takes on the challenges, but I also love to see all the fantastic inspiration you post on Fridays.

Whatever the tallies of our favorites are, Cath, please just keep doing what you're doing! This is one of the best scrappy blogs in the blogosphere!I just hope that you'll have many more blogiversaries to celebrate. :)

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I look forward to the Moxie Mondays because it starts the week off with such great stuff!

Jennie said...

I love the challenges and try to do as many as possible! I also love meeting the various designers through you Q&A time on here. I also love seeing the new products..makes me want it all!

Tiffany Heilman said...

The challenges are my favorite. I love seeing what you have come up with for inspiration and what everyone comes up with. I participate when i can.

jen said...

I love them aLL!! :) But the challenges really force me to try something I might otherwise not even think of! Thanks for all the fun you bring us!

StampinCathy said...

I love everything about Moxie Fab World. I look forward to all the updates, fun, and all the inspiration you share with us in blogland.

NLR said...

My favorites are the Tuesday Triggers! So inspirational and all the projects shown are beautiful! I always walk away with great ideas for new cards and projects. I love the challenges too because, well...they make me challenge myself by thinking outside the box!

Brooke said...

Wow, that was hard to narrow it down. First up I voted. Second, my top three are Ask Around, Blog Bop and Moxie Fab Challenges.

I must admit though, it never occurred to me that you have regular themed blog posts. How dumb am I? So I went back and researched each topic before making my decision.

What I love most about your blog is finding new talent, knowing there's a chance that one day one of my cards might make it to Moxie Fab stardom and although I haven't yet participated I love your challenges. I like to be inspired and I find that I'm not usually inspired by one photo (as you do with Tuesday Trigger), I'm inspired by a couple of the photos that you post in your Moxie Fab Challenge posts.

I also like to get to know designers a little better. It's fun to know the answers to some of those questions.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I love pretty much everything but most of all I love all the inspiration you bring to your blog!!!

Ramona said...

Just starting to participate in Moxie Fab World Challenges. I love to Blog Hop, AND waking up on Monday morning to Moxie Monday is awesome. Of course, I have 4...I like Winnerday too! Hehehehe!

karlak said...

First off, I love this Tuesday Trigger! It has inspired me to use a color scheme that I normally wouldn't have - in particular Gold! The challenges are my favorite part, but the inspiration that leads up to them is what really gets my creative juices flowing!! Thanks so much for all you do for us!

Paola said...

I really love the Moxie Mondays and all the fun and wonderful inspiration you share with us.
I'm always blown away from some of the things I see.
I also love learning about new people and their blogs and their love of crafting.

Kim Marie said...

Moxie Mondays and the Moxie world challenges are definitely my favs!! Keep them coming!!
Kim Marie

Kim Marie said...

Moxie Mondays and the Moxie world challenges are definitely my favs!! Keep them coming!!
Kim Marie

Nicole said...

I'm going to go with Moxie Mondays and Five-for-Fridays. Cath, you always have a great eye for fun products, designs, and trends. I love seeing what you dredge up from the creative corners of the earth!

Christine said...

What a great Tuesday Trigger! I love the color palette in the photo, and it inspired me to create a project this week! Thanks to Laura for sharing!

My choices for top three faves would be Moxie Fab challenges, Tuesday Trigger and Moxie Mondays.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol Metully said...

Even though I already voted (Moxie Mondays), this gives me a chance to say I love them all. My real other faves are Challenges ( stretching the mind is good), Editors Choice (I like to see your picks, Cath) and 5x for Friday! Like I said...I'm here everyday and I like them all!!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I love Moxie Mondays because I like to see new products.

Alyssa B said...

your blog is so inspiring, from the challenges to the Blog Bop , the 5 for friday and Tuesday triggers. Love the variety and that there are new things on different days to look forward to all the time

Leah the Orange said...

Moxie Mondays are fabulous to see what's HOT out there and what i can look forward to seeing more of in the shops and all over the blogosphere... And of COURSE I love the challenges! It's always wonderful to see how the images or colours or patterns inspire people around the world, and sometimes I draw inspiration from them, instead of the prompt!

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY, Cath and the gang! (p.s. - MATT ROCKS!)

Farida Rone said...

Hello,
I love the challenges and now I love to Tuesday Trigger, also, get the change to know people that really inspires you to continue creating new things... well, it is very difficult to only choose one, but what I like must is the challenges.

denise said...

Blog hop and the moxie mondays.... but are inspiring.

Kelly Braund said...

OMG, I LOVE that Nutmeg collection! I'm always up for a good challenge, so that's always my favorite!

Lynette C said...

I love your Ask Around feature. I love to hear from the people you interview. Makes the whole scrapbooking world so real.

Sharon said...

I didn't even know that this area of the website existed. I'm still learning how wonderful the site and blogs are! But now that I know, I love everything. I'll pick the Moxie Monday, though.

lynn said...

i tried a thanksgiving pop-up card--something new for me. thanks, cath!

cards4ever said...

I love the challenge because they make me use colors or do styles that I normally wouldn't do.

Deanna said...

Great trigger Laura, I just had to play!

Kelley Eubanks said...

It is hard to choose! I think my favs would have to be the challenges and the blog hops. I also love seeing the new products... helps me to add to my buy list! :)