April 30, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!

Image from Etsy

Perfection,

~Cath

A Saturday Surprise

I've been craving a little bold and graphic lately, friends, and came across the fun, vintage textural stylings of Gemini Studio on Etsy. It's definitely bold, certainly graphic, and a touch masculine, but it definitely hit the yummy spot for me. Check it:







Enjoy your Saturday!

~Cath

April 29, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!

Image from Etsy

There is history here,

~Cath

Out & About in the Moxie Fab World

Happy Friday, friends! I've been out and about in the Moxie Fab World, clicking on the links on our Moxie Fab World Blog Roll and can't wait to share these moxie fab posts with you!

A must-make healthy recipe

A cutie card for a little birthday boy

A tag that plays "peek-a-boo"

Get your yellow fix with this pretty Mother's Day card 

Two moxie fabulously gorgeous weaving projects that will be pin cushions one day

A super cute layout incorporating an umbrella as a required element

A gorje tray and desk caddy for mom

A heart-felt post about priorities, paper crafting, and chasing a dream

Bridal shower favors and a coordinating card that will have you saying, "Just lovely!"

A bright and fun card that will have you humming, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" right on cue

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

~Cath

PS Would you like me to stop by and say "hello" on your blog? I'd absolutely love to! Just click on this link and add your blog's URL to our Moxie Fab World Blog Roll--that is, if you haven't already!

Five for Friday: The Lilacs Mother Planted by Ed Blair

The Lilacs Mother Planted 

by Ed Blair

I listened by the doorstep as the evening shadows fell,


While from the distance floated the faint tinklings of a bell,


The night hawk circled overhead then dropped straight down below,


The same as when I first lived there, in childhood, long ago.


The trees have grown much taller in the yard where once I played,


And now looked so majestic in their summer robes arrayed;


And near the walk the lilacs flung their fragrance to the air


The lilacs that my darling mother planted for us there.


Ah, yes, what tender memories are forced on us again,


Who leave our home in boyhood days and then return grown men;


To seek again the playgrounds which in youth we loved so well,


The shade beneath the apple tree, the old pump at the well,


The woodpile, and the cellar door, the dear old blacksmith shop,


The granary that held the corn with martin box on top.


But dearer than the playgrounds was the perfume in the air,


From those dear lilac bushes that my mother planted there.


Oh, sweet and fragrant lilac, the one she loved so well,


Thy fragrance brings to memory sad thoughts I cannot tell;


Sweet lullabies of childhood sung at the evening rest,


By mother clasping closely the one she loved the best.


A voice that gently whispered sweet words of love to me,


A face so kind and gentle, a heart with love so free;


Still yet my heart throbs feel them, still yet I see them there,


When lilacs that she planted with fragrance fill the air:


Celebrating this fragrant, lovely season,

~Cath

April 28, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!

Image via Pinterest

If I had a boat,

~Cath

Moxie Talk: Go-to Gal Teri Anderson is "Talking" About Speech Bubbles

Can we talk, friends?

I am really digging speech bubbles right now.

In fact, they seem pretty trendy to me.

I am seeing them in a lot of places.

They are hanging off of necks:


Hola to you, cute necklace.

They are dressing up fingers:


They are serving up food



What great conversation pieces these would be for a dinner party!

They are hanging on walls and being used as chalkboards:


Note to self: Order one of these cuties soon.

They are holding stuff together:


Hello, clips. Meet my never-ending stack of papers. Make them manageable.

And they are even making their way to the scrapbook world:


Bo-Bunny Press included a whole sheet of speech bubbles in their Ad Lib collection.

My Mind’s Eye has included this cute speech bubble die cut in their new Lime Twist collection:


Now, that is something worth talking about!

Not wanting this “talkative” trend to pass me by, I worked up this card:


The speech bubbles are from My Favorite Things’ Say What! stamp and die set.

Thanks for talking about this trend with me, friends.

Until we "chat" again,

~Teri

Moxie Fab "Stamp" of Approval: Gina K Designs

Don't you just love Thursdays? I mean, here in the Moxie Fab World, Thursdays are the days when you get to comment-to-win some of the coolest stamps in the industry--and lots of them!

And since today is Thursday, and it's Moxie Fab "Stamp" of Approval Day, I'd love to give away some of the coolest stamps in the industry, this time courtesy of Gina K Designs. Check it:






I know, right? Leave me a comment that says which of these stamp sets you like most and why by midnight EDT on Sunday, May 1 and I'll draw 2 luckies to win everything you see here today!

Stamp me happy,

~Cath

April 27, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!

Image via Pinterest

To love, honor, and cherish,

~Cath

Heavens to Betsy, It's Etsy!



Something old, something new,

~Cath