October 26, 2011

Blog Bop: Some Moxie Fab Halloween Inspiration for You!

I've been a-bippin' and a-boppin' all over the blogosphere looking for moxie fab Halloween inspiration just for YOU, friends! Whether you're looking for some last-minute mojo or simply enjoying the sights of the season, prepare to be a-m-a-z-e-d! Check it:

Vintage Halloween Card by Julia Stainton

Moxie Fab Alert: To me, there's something magical about vintage Halloween. In this inspiring card, many vintage forces have come together to create a classic masterpiece. Whether it's the old-time silhouette image, the faded wallpaper look of the background papers, the black rhinestones, the twine attaching the star stick-pin that reminds me of a magic wand, or the nostalgic orange icons, together they capture an historic Halloween that haunts and delights all at once!

Cutie Halloween Card by Heather Campbell

 Moxie Fab Alert: This card is so cute I can hardly stand it. What I love most about it, though, is that amazing web at the top from which the spidey is dangling. Supah fun!

Happy Haunting Banner & Frame by Danielle Flanders

Moxie Fab Alert: I moxie LOVE the idea of adding a banner to a home decor item such as this frame to give it added dimension, don't you?

Creepy Crawly Wishes Card by Anya Schrier

Moxie Fab Alert: To me, this card is all about the fun of Halloween. From the color scheme to the spiders that pop off the card to the fantastic design, I am all about the creepy crawly after seeing this!

Happy Haunting Card by Lea Lawson

Moxie Fab Alert: This card is a great example of how to layer embellishments without them becoming to bulky, floaty, or overwhelming. Let's break it down by some good rules to follow when creating a card of this nature. First rule: Stick to a simple color scheme. (In this card it's white, orange, and black.) Second rule: Keep the background paper simple. (The black and white spider webs are involved, but because there are only two colors, it works.) Third rule: Delegate one element to be the main focal point, keeping all others as secondaries or tertiaries. (The main element is the ghost. Secondaries are the orange medallion, the bow, and the sentiment. Tertiaries are the medallion behind the ghost, the ribbons behind the ghost that divide the card horizontally, and the rose.) Fourth rule: Give the eye a place to land. (Because Lea has divided the card with the horizontal ribbon and grouped most of the elements on the right-hand side, it feels balanced and grounded in spite of the many elements Lea has incorporated into the design.) And voila! A recipe for success!

Pick of the Patch Card by Sarah Jay

Moxie Fab Alert: White pumpkins have become a trendy option in pumpkin patches as of late, and I love the way Sarah plays up the white pumpkin in this card. The brown gingham and the white twine are perfect accompaniments, and the swirly fun font in the sentiment is icing on the proverbial cake!

Happy Hoo-laween Card by Heidi Van Laar

Moxie Fab Alert: With a colorful owl perched on a wicked tree in front of a big full moon, together with a punny sentiment and a stylized background, this card has me hoo-hoo-hoo-ing to the top of my lungs!

Happy Haunting Card by Iwona Palamountain

Moxie Fab Alert: Simple and to the point, this card is all about the white space. The genius comes in the white-on-white layering of the spider web at the top and the direct treatment of the cemetery icons. It's bare bones and I moxie love it!

Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket by Melissa Phillips

...which also includes these:


Moxie Fab Alert: Again, I just love the charm of vintage Halloween and this bag o' inspiration is chock full of vintage imagery, sweet surprises, and old-time allure.

Boo Card by Savannah O'Gwynn

Moxie Fab Alert: My oh my how I love this card! I love the way the space in the design is divided into threes. I love that there is a different pattern treatment (including plain) in each space, and that they vary greatly but coordinate as well. I love that funny little upside-down bat and that he contrasts so well to the orange-and-white polka dot patterned paper. And I also love that there are three things for me to look at: First the bat, second the "boo," and third the "trick or treat." The "rule of threes" is alive and well in this fun card, and it is simply moxie fab!

Creepy-Cute Halloween Card by Alicia Thelin

Moxie Fab Alert: From the unexpected color scheme to the cute banner to that wicked spider, this card says to me, "Halloween is FUN!"

Do these projects have you a-howlin'? Which of these has you shrieking the loudest? Leave me a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, October 30, and I'll draw one lucky to win something from my moxie magical prize drawer!

All bopped out,

~Cath

133 comments:

paperpapier said...

love the Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket by Melissa...so beautiful!

mommyabbytommy said...

My fave is the cutie halloween card. That pumpkin is SO cute!

lostinpaper said...

Hard to choose, but I am quite taken by Iwona's CAS Happy Haunting card!

Chris Cross said...

My favorite is Creepy-Cute Halloween. Love the banner and the spider!

Diane Hodrick said...

LOVE pocket full of autumn, although they are all fabulous.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love Sarah's....it's cute, but the color scheme is a bit haunting.

Debstamps said...

A terrific lineup of Halloween inspiration...Julia's Vintage card shouts out to me!

Suzanne C said...

Oh... that vintage paper bag is gorgeous and then all the beautiful vintage cards within! Love it!

craftymom205 said...

Love the happy haunting card. So cute.

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Angela said...

I like the cute Halloween card by Heather Campbell. Just darling!

Sandra said...

they are all wonderful!

my eye is drawn to Lea's though ...
thanks for all the inspiration!
Sandra ltb

sarahp said...

Woderful collection of halloween goodies love it x

Kelly said...

Alicia's with the "real" plastic spider would make me shriek, ha ha. Anya's happy bouncing spiders make me smile!

Emily Todd said...

I love the vintage Halloween by Julia Stainton. Of course, I also really love that Happy Haunting banner/frame! I love the variety you found!

Jean said...

So much fun! All are wonderful but I love Danielle's Haunting Banner! Great use of products!

Renee VanEpps said...

They're all gorgeous, but Melissa Phillips continues to amaze with her shabby vintage creations! I LOVE her work!!

Bobby said...

Love the "Boo" card, looks like something I'd make.

Emsworth Girl said...

I love the pick of the patch simple gingham background combined with white pumpking Awesome. Not so ghoulish!

Happy Halloween 'all!

Laurel said...

Love what you have featured here. Many of those blogs I follow! I love Anya Schrier's, Lea Lawsons and Savannah's cards.

Mumsie said...

Awesome Halloween inspiration! I love Heidi's card with that cute owl.

Heidi Brawley said...

omg i love them All. but Happy Haunting by Lea Lawson really caught my eye. love that ghostQ
Hugs, Heidi

Linda said...

Too hard to pick a favorite...thay are all fantabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Larajc said...

I love the Pick of the Patch card! So cute in a monochromatic sort of way!

Chris D. said...

My favorite card is the Creepy Crawly card by Anya, but they are all fantastic!

Barb said...

While all of the featured artwork is beautiful, Melissa Philips' work is particularly inspiring to me. No matter what she creates, you can tell a lot of love went into it...and I love that! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Annette said...

Wow thay are all so cute...i really love Lea Lawsons card...so cute..thanks for sharing

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

They're all fabulous, but love Anya, Chupa and Savannah's.

Jamie said...

They are all fabulous!! I really like Savannah's card:)

Hussena said...

All of the cards are very Pretty !!!But I love Savannah O Gywn's Card The best :):)

{VICKI} said...

Creep Crawly is my fave---
scuh a fun crad!

Kelly Sas said...

Wonderful Moxie Fab Alert goodness today! I really like Melissa's Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag - creative, full of giving spirit and beautiful!

Karin said...

I love the white CAS Happy Haunting card...So amazing, simple and totally beautiful :)

Nancy L. said...

love all those scary cards ;) but my fave is Iwona's, love that little banner and the CAS

Margie said...

These are all so unique and awesome in their own way!!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh WOWZA!!! It's a toss up for me....from Sarah's trendy white pumpkin to Alicia's amazing color scheme....IT'S A TIE! LURVE these!!

Betty-Ann said...

can't pick just one...these are all fantastique! Especially like Iwona's use of white on white...

Tina M said...

Wow, what wonderful inspiration!

Krysta said...

Love the Creepy-Cute card! Felt, glitter, pennants. What's not to love?

Amanda said...

I love the black and white happy haunting card with the gravestones. Fun and creepy!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love that paper bag pocket and the vintage touch of the cards inside are sooo cute!!

Rochelle said...

That bag of Autumn is delightful! Just to die for!

pcrusberg said...

All of the projects are just great...it's hard to pick just one for inspiration! I really love the starkness of the graveyard and white spider web though. Thanks!

Cindy deRosier said...

Adorable! I love Heather's cute halloween card.

Glenda J said...

I can't pick just one.. Lea, Sarah, Alicia, Savannah... all fabulous cards! Wicked inspiration!

.:| Angela |:. said...

These cards are just fabulous! It's really hard to choose just one, but I like the Happy Haunting card by Lea Lawson the most. Love all the textures.

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards by everyone - my fav is Lea's Happy Haunting card! TFS

Pamela Haskin said...

Very hard to choose but I choose Iwona's card because I love the tone-on-tone effect of the white spider web on the white card.

Chunyuan said...

they are all great. My fav is Sarah Jay's.

Ginny said...

All of these cards are great but I like Pick of the Patch the best.

Lisa Angela said...

I love the pocket full of autumn paper bag pocket.....just amazing!

Cheryl said...

Each card is lovely and inspiring! I love that they all are so different.1

Scrapycandy said...

I think Alicia's card is more my style...but they are all fun and I would love to have any of them in my mail box. So many ideas, so little time.

Priya Mohan said...

Loved the "Boo" card..

Roxie said...

I love them all but I love the happy haunting card the most!!

rush said...

melissa phillips always has my vote. i love her style. she gives a great attention to detail.

Donna S. said...

I love Lea's and Melissa's cards--beautiful for the season!

Meghan said...

The Pocket Full of Autumn paper bag pocket project stood out for me. Very Melissa Phillips!

connie said...

love Lea's Happy Haunting card!

mermaid said...

I love the Happy Haunting... so amazingly simple and yet so beautiful! Great job.

Emily Keaton said...

These are all fabulous! I can't pick just one!! (OK, but if I have to, I'd suppose it would be Anya's green, purple, and black spider card). Thanks for the inspiration!

rhonda said...

Can I just say I was blown away by all of the cards! I really want to lift Julia Stainton's card!

Auntie Em said...

What a great bunch of projects! I love Melissa Phillips Paper Bag Pocket with the sweet vintage pieces added but it runs a close tie with the Vintage Halloween card by Julia. The orange and black with the witch silhouetted takes me back to childhood and those little treat bags and decorations hanging in the classrooms. SPOOKY!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Rachel W K said...

i love that bunting and banner hanging from the frame, its so amazing!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Wow, what great projects! I really love the pocket full of autumn paper bag pocket! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Denise said...

They are all terrific, but I LOVE Iwona's white spider web border.... Now why didn't I think of that? Love it!
DeniseB

Ragnhild said...

I like all of the cards, but my favorite is the Cutie Halloween Card by Heather Campbell.

pattywagan said...

I love all the yummy vintageness of Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket by Melissa Phillips

Carol said...

I really love the Cutie Halloween Card! So adorable!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammy V said...

All these cards are amazing, but Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket by Melissa Phillips really stands out. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Tona said...

These are all great but my fave is the vintage Halloween card by Julia.

Erica Hettwer said...

Love that first card with the star pin!

mimisimon said...

Love the first card with the vintage theme. They are all fabulous!

Rachael said...

I like Julia's and Savannah's cards the best. They are all pretty awesome, but those two are my very faves! I love Halloween cards and Halloween stamps, they are so much fun! :)

brenlubrant said...

I love the "Happy Haunting" card. It is my favorite because I love all of the beautiful layering on the card. It is gorgeous.

charli said...

love the ghostie and the happy haunting cards...although they are all well done!

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Amber said...

Love that Creepy-Cute Halloween Card by Alicia Thelin! Thanks fro sharing and the chance to win!

Teresa Zuehls said...

I enjoyed all the Halloween cards! All were so creative! I really love pattern papers of the Vintage Halloween by Julia Stainton and all the lovely layers and elements of the Happy Haunting by Lea Lawson.

jengd said...

Everything's amazing! However, I LOVE Julia's Vintage card and Heather's spider/pumpkin card!

Carol M. said...

I'm lovin' all of the vintage Halloween cards for sure! BUT...it's the kid in me that says my fave are the ones with the spiders & webs & bats!!! Too stinkin' cute!

Noreen said...

Thanks for showing those - I enjoyed them all! I think Halloween is the funnest holiday to craft for - you can do cute or spooky and it all works!

sharon g said...

Well I was going to say the first one (witch and cat), but then I saw the colorful OWL one!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!

Barbara said...

These are all so cute! What great inspiration for making Halloween cards! Love the happy haunting card and all of them!

mandalj said...

I love Anya Schrier's card for the colours and the different layers she's used, and Iwona Palamountain card - stark, simple and elegant.

Wendy said...

I like the Happy Hoo-laween card with the owl best...so cute!

Laraine R said...

I love them all!! My favorite is the Creepy Crawly Wishes Card by Anya Schrier!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

*Alison* said...

I love them all but the last one just makes my heart flutter :) the colors are wonderful..hugs

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, these cards and projects are amazing--hard to pick just one! I guess I especially love the first vintage witch card, also the spider with the fun pumpkin and the owl card stand out! Great cards, thanks for sharing!

Lexi said...

The pocket full of Autumn...so cute !!

Kathy Mc said...

Each card is so very different ~ some my style and some not so much but still adorable. The 3-different section Boo card with the bat is very striking. Melissa's Pocket Full of Autumn bag with cards is clever and cute. Let's just say I can't pick just one!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous cards! I can't just pick one! There's a couple of my friends up there! I pick them all. :D

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

The last one has me shrieking the loudest because that spider is way to real looking. I just had to call my son (he is grown) to kill a big one on the wall before I would go by it. It was flexing in an attempt to intimidate me and it worked.
My favorite one is of the cute spiders where one has jumped off the note.

Lucy said...

The paper bag pocket is beautiful! That is my fave :)

Die Cut Lady said...

The cutie Halloween card. Love the spider web!

Janet L. said...

I like them all, but Julia Stainton's vintage card is my favorite. As a former teacher, I can relate to some of the images on hers. They remind me of the old time Halloween decorations that we used to use in our classrooms!

Kimba's Kreations said...

My favorite is the the card w/the plastic spider!!! AWESOME!

Celeste B. said...

My favorite is the first card because of the cute kitty on it.

Conniecrafter said...

My favorite has to be Danielle's Banner in a frame!!

Ange said...

Wow those are all totally awesome! But i think I love the cutie halloween card the most. It's just so cute and I love the bling.

Maria Matter said...

fabulous inspiration!
Savannah's bat cracks me up!

Dorothy C. said...

Very hard to pick just one but I'll go with Melissa's - love her style.

photochic said...

I love that Happy Haunting card- the spiderweb paper is just perfect for the card!!

Carmen said...

They are all very cute, but how can you not love those spiders on Creepy Crawly Wishes Card !

Clyndago said...

My favorite is the Pocket Full of Autumn by Melissa, followed by Lea's and Julia's...I love a layered/vintage look!

Michelle said...

Love Melissa's paper bag pocket!

Marilyn L. said...

I love the simplicity of the Happy Hauntings card - the white on white with black tombstones! Really cool!

Carolyn King said...

These are all amazing. I remember seeing Lea's card on her blog and gasping! STILL love it!

Karen Letchworth said...

Well, I'm LOVING most every moxie-fab item, but Melissa Phillips really WOWED me with hers (as always).
Blessings,
Karen

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Thank you sooooo much for featuring my card--WOW! I can see why you love all these other creations too!! LOVE LOVE LOVE each one!

Sandi said...

Love all these cards but the one by Anya is my favorite....love it!

Marie said...

I simply love Iwona's card. I think CAS cards are fantastic.

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love all the things Melissa has done! I have a huge wish list of things to buy from the Etsy store Made By Janet now! I already have all the Pink Paislee Phantom collection and love the frame idea too!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Tammy said...

I love the Creepy Crawly Wishes card. Those spiders look so cute!

Susan said...

Wow -- you found some amazing projects Cath! I would have to choose Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket by Melissa Phillips
as my favourite this time!

jen said...

they are all FAB! I adore Danielle's banner, Melissa's pocket, Sav's cutie card!

Shirley said...

That little felt ghost is so cute!

Lillian Child said...

Julia and Sarah's card creations are most like my style of creativity. But all of these projects are SO delightful!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I like the Vintage Halloween card the best. It has just the right amount of Halloween-ness!

Indy said...

Happy Haunting Card by Iwona Palamountain is my favorite. I really enjoy her work.

Marybeth said...

Oh I hate to choose but I do love Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket by Melissa Phillips, Its just adorable.

JessicaK said...

Ohhhh, that Boo card with the bat hanging down - adorably spooky.

Bananastamper said...

WOw, such fantastic inspiration! Makes me want to keep making Halloween projects!!!! LOVE the owl card - if I must choose just one! Cheers,
Shanna

Christine Traversa said...

Melissa's pocket. But all the projects are beautiful!

tina said...

Love them all but especially Happy Hoo laween!

Tina

heart scraps said...

Happy Haunting Banner & Frame by Danielle Flanders makes me howl :)

E. Marie said...

I am definitely drawn to the vintage look of Melissa Phillips Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket. So many beautiful details and a style I struggle with.

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE the pocket full of autumn by Melissa!! The colors and the design are just BEAUTIFUL and make me SMILE with Autumn thoughts!! THANKS for sharing they are all AMAZING!! =)
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Sylvia said...

Love, Love, love, Lea Lawson's card and Melissa's pocket! Just fabulous!

Erin Glee said...

My favorite is by Melissa~her vintage looking Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag project is sper sweet!

Jess said...

love them all :)

Amanda M said...

The Pocket Full of Autumn Paper Bag Pocket project is amazing. They are all beautiful projects, but I am a huge fan of vintage, and nothing says Halloween quite like those old time images.

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