April 18, 2012

The Spectacular Spectacles Challenge

Straight from the pages of the May/June issue of Paper Crafts magazine, our next challenge in the Moxie Fab World focuses on the trend highlighted in the Moxie Fabs column, spectacles!

Let's take a look at some spectacular spectacle icons incorporated into products from the wide, wide world. Check it:
















Hip and fun, these trendy icons are clearly filled to the rim with punny sentiment possibilities, especially at this time of year when Mother's Day, Father's Day, and graduation projects are on our minds. And from stamps to die cuts to patterned paper to chipboard elements, there are plenty o' paper crafting products available for you to create something retro, clean and graphic, vintage, or anything else you might have your eyes on.

See what I mean by looking at these moxie fab projects from the column itself:

Out of Sight Card by Julie Campbell, p. 32

Moxie Fab Alert: That's a triple! The eye chart, the glasses, and the sentiment make a fantastic play on the moxie fab!

Near or Far Card by Betsy Veldman, p. 31

Moxie Fab Alert: Not only has Betsy paired a great sentiment with the spectacles on this card, but the rhinestones on the frames add an extra trendy-retro zing!

Here's Lookin' Card by Julia Stainton, p. 32

Moxie Fab Alert: I moxie love the way Julie has mixed up her trends on this card perfect for a graduate but as easily adaptable to a Father's Day card. With the addition of a mustache and a speech bubble, Julia's card soars into the trendy stratosphere!

To see two additional cards from the column, one from Go-to Gal Kim Kesti and the other from Go-to Gal Teri Anderson, see pages 30 and 31.

Whaddayatink? Do you have an idea for a fun card that incorporates spectacles in some creative way? If so, here are the deets you'll need to create something that's outta sight!
  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates spectacles (or eyeglasses) in an innovative way.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Spectacular Spectacles Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EDT on Monday, May 14.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, May 16 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a truly moxie fab prize from my moxie magical prize drawer.
I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!

~Cath



44 comments:

Marlena M. said...

I don't remember being first here before. I've been waiting to use my spectacles, thanks Cath!

calamityjane said...

What a fun theme!! Oh, I remember my first pair of glasses. They were black cat eye frames. Not cool then but way cool now!

suzARTe said...

cool challenge, I will have to put my thinking cap on and come up with something. Cath, you certainly keep us on our feet :)

Ruby said...

I have entered a card that I did using UNITY stamps. Great challenge.

Ruby said...

This is a colouring page that my 2 and a half Granddaughter did. She saw the butterfly as glasses so she added them to Elmo. NOW HE IS JUST LIKE NANA!!! According to Alyssa.

Becci said...

I linked up, I love this challenge! :)

Jessica said...

Those mugs with the glasses on them need to come home with me..so cute!

Becky Green said...

I SHOULD play along, we'll see! (I don't have any stamps that you promote here though.) Would you believe, I JUST got a pair of those BIG BLACK GLASSES! To wear! I LOVE THEM! They're SO FUN! :)

Annette said...

thanks for the fun challenge...

Becky Green said...

This is the FIRST HALF of my pictures! This was done with PURE FUN in mind! Sometimes, a mom has to remind their kids she sees all & this just came to me this morning when I saw this challenge! Here comes the second half of this card! :) Hope you like! :)

Becky Green said...

There it is!!!!!!!! Hope you like! It's ALOT of free hand stuff but, I just couldn't resist doing the pull tab!!!! I LOVE interactive cards! When our kids were younger I'd tease them I had eyes in the back of my head! This just kind of follows that idea! It's a GOOD THING when our kids know somebody's watching! :) HOPE YOU LIKE! :)(P.S. This is my FIRST TIME playing along with a Moxie Fab challenge! ):)

sanketi said...

What fun..I loved it!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I didn't know about the new spectacle trend - what fun - I'm not sure which image I liked best, but I'd love the dress. I hope I can come up with a fun idea to join in!

suzARTe said...

such a fun challenge, so happy I got to play along :)

Bunny Vance said...

Thanks for a fun challenge!!! Using A Jillian Vance Design's Mr and Mrs Moustache set!
Bunny

Bunny Vance said...

Thanks for a fun challenge!!! Using A Jillian Vance Design's Mr and Mrs Moustache set!
Bunny

Mirta Sanchez said...

There are none so blind as those who will not see...great challenge. Loved it!

ivy said...

what fun & trendy images!

joined the challenge this month!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I didn't think I had any glasses, but while going through my stamps I found one. Yay I can play! Such a fun theme - thanks for the inspiration.

Karen said...

so happy I found these little cute stamps so I could play along.

Chris D. said...

I love these challenges! This one was so much fun to play along with! Thanks Cath!

nwilliams6 said...

Super fun challenge!!! Love the inspiration pictures.

Zeffy said...

I see that specs are all the rage at the moment...

Suzanne C said...

Fun challenge! Makes me wish I had a clean graphic spectacle stamp. :)

kerenbaker said...

Thanks for this challenge. I wouldn't have ever tried a specs card otherwise. Great fun to do!!

Laurie said...

Thanks for your email Cath! I love all of these inspiration pics! Another great challenge!

Becky Sorensen said...

Thanks for the challenge. It made me find some stamps I hadn't used for a while!!

Katy said...

Thank you for this great challenge! :)

maryrose said...

Fun challenge! I put my glasses on for this one! :)

Natalie said...

Fun challenge and I look forward to all the inspiration!

Craftilicious said...

Your inspiration photos are fabulous - it's my first moxiefab challenge but it won't be my last!

Jackie Rockwell said...

What a FUN challenge! I'm in LOVE with that first inspiration photo! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make a card!

Laura said...

Great challenge, really made me think! Thank you!

Michelle Wallace said...

I had so much fun with this challenge!!!

lexi said...

oh so fun!! nerd is the word...

osirisandloki said...

this was great fun and i even managed to fine 1 single glasses stamp in my stash!!! i was so happy

Chasn Paper said...

Great challenge! I had so much fun playing! This is the very first challenge I have entered here (I finally got up the nerve)! Love all your challenges and the Moxie Fab World!

Jennifer said...

Love these creations....amazing talent out there!

Skye said...

This was a fun theme. For me there was only one pair of glasses that fitted the description of "spectacular". Thanks Cath for a great challenge

N@ said...

great inspiration pictures and cards!! very challenging challenge for me, but i'm happy i learnt about the Gandhi font thanks to this!

Trinh said...

So glad I got to play in this challenge, Cath! Love all the inspiration.

Jen W. said...

So funny that glasses are cool now. I remember being mortified when I had to start wearing them at age 12!!

Sharon D from Canada said...

So glad I was able to get my idea out of my head and into paper form! Thanks for a fun challenge, Cath!

Quip1320 said...

Finally got a chance to work on this today! What fun!