May 31, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!


See the light,

~Cath

Tuesday Trigger: Classically Modern


It's Tuesday Trigger time! Load up your approaches to this moxie fab Trigger following these fun-tastic deets:
  • Create a paper crafted project that is inspired by this week’s Trigger and post it to your blog by Sunday, June 5.
  • Then, click on the title of your blog post, copy the URL at the top, and link it using Mr. Linky below.
  • Please show the Trigger on your blog and link back to the Tuesday Trigger to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • Please include a statement as to how and why you were inspired as sometimes it isn't easy to tell. :)
  • If you don't have a blog, post your project to this flickr group and link it to Mr. Linky as soon as you've grabbed the URL.
Easy peasy and TONS o' fun!

Congrats to this week's Trigger Targets who posted their interpretations to last week's Trigger, The Pyrex Effect! Make sure you check out their projects and leave them some love on their blogs!






Targets, please send me an email at cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com requesting the Trigger Target badge:


...and I'll tell you how to get all linked up! If you've already received a badge, feel free to add this one to your list!

Congrats also to this week's random winner:


Annette, send me an email with your address and I'll hook you up with a moxie fab prize from my moxie magical prize drawer as my thanks to you for playing along!

Ready? Set! Let the linking begin!

~Cath

PS See some of my favorite comments from this historic blog post and get a sneak peek of the June banner by clicking here!

Winnerday!

Ready? Set! Scroll!

The winner of the comment-to-win in last week's Simple Gifts post is:

rhonda who  said...
Moxie Fab World is the best site for creative ideas and one of the most generous sites! Congrats on your 1000th post!

The winners of the For the Record collection from Echo Park Paper in last week's Moxie Monday are:

kathy/North Carolina who said...
Oh. My. Goodness. Stopping to take a deep breath here. Vintagey goodness, fresh colors, limitless possibilities...not too fussy, not too plain... Just. Right.

and Manasa who said...
Wide range of beautiful colours in this collection and the beautiful vintage feel make it one of collections that just stand out ! I likey !

And last but not least, the winners of the LaBlanche stamps in last week's Moxie Fab "Stamp" of Approval post are:

Kristin who said...
I have recently been introduced to this amasing line of vintage stamps and LOVE them! Thanks for the opportunity to win some, the Damask one is to die for!

and Belinda Popovich who said...
Wow I love all of these images! Each one has its own distinct flair.

Congratumoxilations to these winners and thanks to everyone who left comments last week!

Winners,  please send me your addresses in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com with the prize/post you won in the subject line in order to claim your prizes. I can't WAIT to hear from you!

Have a winner of a day,

~Cath

May 30, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!


The bridge to summer,

~Cath

Moxie Fabber of the Week: Terrie Bailey

Once again, I'm delighted to share a dedicated Moxie Fabber with you, friends.

Terrie Bailey comes to us from the UK where card making is a long-standing crafting tradition. A mom or two and grandmother of five, Terrie plays in the Moxie Fab World when she can, and comments a ton. She is a bright spot in our "world" and I can't wait for you to get to know her better. Take it away, Terrie!

What is your full name? What is your screen name? Do you have a blog or an on-line gallery? 

My full name is Terrie Bailey. My screen name is Terrie B:)x
My blog can be found here.

Describe yourself in three short, fun sentences.

I have a beautiful family, which is supportive of me. I consider myself fortunate. I am grateful for what I have, not what I have not.

How long have you been paper crafting? How did you get involved in paper crafting? What is your favorite aspect of paper crafting?

I have been paper creating about five years. I got into it through ill health. It's my therapy. I love how I get to share my passion with so many other talented creators.

What do you like most about the Moxie Fab World? What is your favorite feature and why?

I love all the Moxie features, but the Tuesday Trigger is my favorite feature. I love the challenge and like to join in as often as I can.

Name a paper crafter who inspires you. Why are you drawn to his or her work?

I love lots of different crafters for different reasons but Savatiri Wilder draws me in repeatedly. I love the wide range of designing from her cards and scrapping to her beautiful photography. She is fun, sweet and lighthearted, which I find aesthetically pleasing.

How would you describe your style? Provide an image of a paper-crafted project that illustrates that style best.

I think my style often reflects my mood but if I had to describe it I would like to think my style as "shabby chic with a modern twist."





Who is your favorite manufacturer and why? What is your favorite all-time collection and why? Have you created a paper-crafted project using this collection? If so, feel free to attach it.

I love many manufacturers! Prima, Letraset, Sakura, Fiskars, Anna Griffin, BasicGrey, and Cosmo Cricket, just to name a few. I could go on. Theresa Collins always has beautifully co-coordinated kits out. I created a small mini album using a kit of Theresa’s and was so proud that Theresa showcased it on her blog! Wow can you believe that?




Name three non-paper crafting blogs/websites that you find to be inspiring.

Three non paper crafting blogs for me are:

  • Heidi Lawson: I love her style and eye for photos.
  • Ruffles and Stuff: Wow what a fabulous blog. Love the inspiring ways to create beautiful things with fabrics.
  • Tiger Lily Makes: Lisa is very successful with her felting business. I love the way she shares her love of creating with felt.

Paper Crafts magazine has produced a great number of special issues over the years. Which has been the most inspiring to you and why? 


I love the Holiday Cards & More issues. They are completely fabulous for the Christmas spirit.

What is your favorite column in Paper Crafts magazine and why?

Dear Go-to Gals has to be a favourite colomn of mine.

Do you consider yourself to be a card maker or a scrap booker? If you are a card maker, why do you prefer it over scrapbooking? If you are a scrap booker, why do you prefer it over card making? If you do both, what do you like about card making that is different from scrapbooking and/or vice versa?

I am definitely a card maker. I gain instant gratification when I create a card for someone. I love how a simple piece of paper can be turned into something special with only limited products. I do love how it evolves into scrapping, photography and altering anything possible, which I love to try my hand at also.





Attach an image of a paper-crafted project of which you are the most proud or that means the most to you. Include a brief statement that explains why.

This has to be one of my favourite crafted items. I created it for a small tea party for our grandaughter Jasmine, but then each item I create at the present time I am proud of, even if later I think, "What was I doing there?" lol…


Where do you get most of your paper crafting inspiration? Why do you find so much inspiration there?

I find inspiration everywhere. A colour, a saying, or even a feeling might inspire me. I must say I find most of my inspiration here. Liz Armstrong is a fabulous designer for which I am proud to be able to design for. Her designs are cost-effective, on trend, and very chic. With the paper designs there is always every colour palette available to suit. Always an instant fix for me.

Do you consider yourself to be a trend-watcher? Why or why not? Do you feel that trend watching is important to your creativity? Why or why not?

Hmm I do love to watch the trends but I have to say I like to use what is available to me at the time. I usually follow my instinct and create whatever makes me happy at that present time.

I would like to thank Cath at Moxie Fab World for letting me share this with you all. I am very proud and honoured for sure.

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And I would like to thank you, Terrie, for taking the time to put this post together for me! I definitely think that you've pin-pointed your individual style--shabby chic with a modern twist (love it!)--and I just love the fact that paper crafting is therapy for you. Mostly, I'm just glad that it seems to make you so very, very happy!

Join me, friends, in saying "hello" to Terrie, Moxie Fabber style!

Moxie Fabbers rock!

~Cath

Moxie Monday: This & That from Lily Bee Design

Happy Monday, friends!

If you have the day off today, I hope you are enjoying yourself. If not, well, I hope this fun, nostalgic, vintage, and bright Moxie Monday puts a spring in your step. For today we're drooling over the moxie fab stylings of the This & That collection from Lily Bee Design. Check it:

Pretty Fabric

Linens

Postcard

Brooch

Milk Bottle

ABC Stickers

Stickers

Stamps

Isn't this collection just the sweetest? If you agree, leave me a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, June 5 that says what you like most about this collection and why and I'll draw two luckies to win it!

I love to chat about this and that,

~Cath

PS Today is your last day to enter our moxie fab Chevron Chic challenge. It just doesn't get any more fun--and easy--than this one, so I hope to see you there!

May 29, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!


Through turquoise-colored glasses,

~Cath

May 28, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!


Brown paper packages,

~Cath

May 27, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!


A bouquet of a different bloom,
~Cath

Out & About

I was out and about in the Moxie Fab World this past week and couldn't wait to share my findings. Check it:

Some gratitude and perspective on recent weather events from a very close friend of the Paper Crafts family

Deeply felt gratitude for a positive outcome to a life-threatening event
Two absolutely lovely cards from two different designers

Finding sheer joy in a piece of chalk

A fun card for a friend with a moxie fab coordinating envelope

A cutie pie card for a resourceful challenge

A beautiful sympathy card with the subtlety that such an occasion calls for

A vintage take on a color challenge from a little while ago

A super cute card for a one-year-old

Have a moxie fab weekend!

~Cath

Five for Friday: Wishing You

...a summer like the ones you remember.






Happy summer!

~Cath

PS This is your last weekend to work on your entries to our Chevron Chic Challenge. Click here for the deets--the deadline is Monday at midnight!

May 26, 2011

Oh My Moxie Fab!


An extraordinary way to recycle glass,

~Cath

Moxie Talk: Go-to Gal Kim Kesti Talks Color Blocking

I’d love to chat with you today about a trend that is really making me stand up and notice. Color blocking seems to be showing up everywhere. We’ve seen it creep into the fashion industry for several years, but the Spring 2011 shows were literally popping with color. Check out this line up.


Can’t afford couture fashion? Check out this more affordable version from Anthropologie.


Not a size six? (Ha. Ha.) How about a handbag…


Or a moxie fab pair of shoes?


Too much fun! I also found fascinating samples of color blocking in the design field. These walls are practically works of art!


And, of course my beloved Etsy had quite a few samples of this colorful trend. One of my favorites is this adorable set of note cards from New York graphic artist RueRenee.


So, has the color blocking trend made its way to the scrapbook world? You bet it has! If you know my style at all, you will understand why these bright and bold products make my heart flutter.




Ready to test the waters in your own paper crafting endeavors? Follow my lead. I don’t own any of the fantastic products above, but I DO have lots of colorful cardstock. Bet you do, too! Here’s the card I created.


Talk about simple! But, this card really packs a punch. I paired cardstock with that great button from Pebbles and a graphic sentiment stamp from Stampin’ Up!.

Color blocking + paper crafting = love,

~Kim

P.S. Check my blog today to see another fun color blocked card!

Moxie Fab "Stamp" of Approval: LaBlanche Stamps

In this week's edition of Moxie Fab "Stamp" of Approval, I am super excited to introduce you to LaBlanche from Germany.

Extraordinarily detailed, these stamps--made from silicone--are like nothing you've ever seen before. Check it:







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You know what to do! Leave me a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, May 30 and I'll draw two luckies to win everything you see here today!

Stamp me happy,

~Cath