February 1, 2012

The Map to Your Heart Challenge Winners

What do you get when you combine a trendy but accessible paper crafting challenge with a talented bunch of Moxie Fabbers?

A most difficult time narrowing it down to just five winners--and TONS O' inspiration along the way--that's what. Check it:

My Heart Card by Cindy Holshauser

Moxie Fab Alert: The sweetness in this card is palpable. From the cheerful color scheme; to the vintage treatment of the flowers, sentiment, and framing; to the coordinating house made from a map; to the felt details that bring it all home; this card tugs at my heartstrings in a most delightful and quite unforgettable way.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Card by Karen Hamen

Moxie Fab Alert: Oh the color palette! Oh the technique (Karen stamped on two different colors of cardstock, then punched the circles out)! Oh the design (note that the lines in each of the map "spots" don't clash, but complement one another)! Oh the clever sentiment! Oh the moxie fab joy!

Ciao Bella Card by Laura Bassen

Moxie Fab Alert: I love the way Laura has paired maps with a foreign greeting. How apropos! And friends, this card looks simple, because it is simple, but simple isn't always as easy as you think. Note how the colors of the hearts intensify from left to right. Note that the sentiment lines up with the most saturated heart, creating a visual underlining, if you will. Note that Laura has expertly chosen a font treatment that captures the sentiment perfectly visually. Note how evenly spaced everything is. Clean and graphic is simple, but it isn't simple, if you know what I mean.

Via Air Mail Wall Hanging by Courtney Kelley

Moxie Fab Alert: Ohmyohmyohmyohmyohmy! I'm not sure I can contain my joy for this wall hanging. The three-dimensional globe made out of maps is sheer clever genius in and of itself, but the marked-up ledger paper in the background, the tickets to exotic destinations in the foreground, with the via air mail tape as the kicker? Now that's some serious thinking out of the box (and such an amazing departure from Courtney's already amazing usual style!)


Home is Where the Heart Is Card by Jen Rzasa

Moxie Fab Alert: Clever, clever, clever! I just love how the landscape rises from the map paper--and the little red heart on the house hits the sentiment home.

Oh my moxie to the fab! I couldn't be more excited about these winning projects, and friends, I wasn't kidding when I said there was TONS O' inspiration in this challenge. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend that you click through the links and have a look-see for yourselves.

Winners, please send me your addresses in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com and I'll set you up with your "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge-winning buttons and a truly moxie fab prize.

These map projects have gone straight to my heart,

~Cath

PS Inspired? Wanna try your hand at a challenge or two, or five? Join us for our Cool Tools Week challenges by clicking HERE. You've got until Monday, February 13 to link up your clever approaches.

PPS A special shout-out to Moxie Fabbers Virginia Lu and Lorena Canto for organizing this blog hop to cheer me up because I'm not able to attend CHA. I continue to be ever-amazed by the kindness and generosity of the people in this giving craft, and I feel so grateful to have such caring, moxie fab friends. Thanks to everyone who has linked up a card, and if I haven't stopped by your blog to offer a more personal thanks as of yet, I promise to do so as soon as my pesky and oft-angry shoulder will allow. Speaking of which, as of this writing, I'm still waiting to know when my MRI has been scheduled. I promise to keep you updated when I have more information. In the meantime, hugs and loves from me to you. :)

28 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Congrats to the winners! Those cards are all amazing and inspiring!

Pam said...

Congrats everyone! Super map to your heart projects!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Cath, thanks so much for choosing my card! Also, congrats to my gal Laura and the other winners...I love these projects!

Donna said...

Cath, you are so right! I was amazed by all the entries. The winners did an amazing job and have inspired me to use a map to make my DH's Valentine.

Carol L said...

Congrats to all of the winners, and I hope your pain is controlled - or better yet gone - real soon. Sending get-well {hugs} your way!

Laura B. said...

Grazie, grazie, Cath! Such gorgeous and creative cards! Hope you are feeling better, too!

Becky Green said...

WOW!!!!!!!These are FABULOUS CARDS!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!! OUTSTANDING JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRUELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Katy said...

Congrats to the winners! These cards are all fabulous! Cath you are awesome! and we hope all is well :)

Debstamps said...

What a moxie Fab Day! Holding a good thought for you Cath!

Christina said...

Fabulous choices! Congrats to all of the winners!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Congrats to all the winners! They were pretty much the same ones I noticed hopping through and figured they would win for sure! Beautiful work! And love the new banner on top as well!!!

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One4Joy said...

What an amazing variety of winners in the map challenge! WOW~o~WOW!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats to the challenge winners! Each card is so special and amazing in its own way!! Thanks, Cath, for the shout out about the blog hop. You deserve some serious LOVING and this is our way of showing/sharing it! xo

Barbara said...

These cards are just wonderful! Who knew a map could be so inspiring?

Maureen Morton said...

Such super-fun and creative cards, ladies! Love them all - each so unique and wonderful. Thanks for sharing them and best wishes to Cath.

Amanda said...

Really fantastic picks! Congrats everyone!

Larissa Heskett said...

CONGRATS to the winners!! I LOVE all of the cute cards!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Chris D. said...

Congrats everyone! These projects are amazing!

Linda said...

what wonderful, sweet art-congrats ladies!!

Tona said...

These are all fantastic!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Wow!! These are all fantastic!!

Love the new blog header, Cath! So fun!

suzARTe said...

really lovely cards, Congratulations ladies

cards by cara said...

These are all gorgeous creations!! And I'm so glad that you are enjoying the blog hop - I added mine quite a bit later so I'm way down on the hop but there are some fabulous cards on the hop ... take care and hope you are doing well!

cards by cara said...

These are all gorgeous creations!! And I'm so glad that you are enjoying the blog hop - I added mine quite a bit later so I'm way down on the hop but there are some fabulous cards on the hop ... take care and hope you are doing well!

jan said...

The globe idea is Moxie Fab!!

Julia said...

Wowsa! These are AMAZING! Congrats ladies!!!!

Maggie Armstrong said...

Gorgeous projects - well deserved win by all of you!

Gayatri said...

Congrats to all the winners. Love all the gorgeous projects.