June 25, 2012

Stamp It! Cards Week: The Thank You Challenge

Hello my moxie fab friends! I'm so glad to be back! After five weeks of being in a post-operative fog, I can't tell you how excited I am to be back in action. To be honest, I'm far from being 100%, but I'm good enough to post some inspiration right here in my favorite blog! Oh how I have missed you!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your concern and well-wishes. All y'all have helped me get through this difficult challenge with a great deal more strength and a much more positive attitude than ever would have been possible without you. You guys are the best of the best!

A huge thanks also to my moxie fab co-workers who have jumped in to help out when I needed it the most. It's well-documented that I love my job to pieces, but Jennifer, Kerri, Susan, Kelly, and Holly are the best reasons why that is so true.

And now, without further ado, let's talk Stamp It! Cards, shall we?


Hot off the presses, this ninth incarnation if its kind will quickly become your go-to stamping inspiration. Covering all your favorite occasions, this 164-page beauty is nothing short of spectacular. Page after page, I find myself ooh-ing and ah-ing, and I'm sure you will be, too!

To celebrate, I'd love to invite you to participate in our customary week of challenges, beginning with today's challenge, the Thank You Challenge. Check out these trendies from the issue to stoke your stampy fires:

 Medallion Thank You Card by Natasha Kara, p. 141

Moxie Fab Alert:  The beauty of this card lies in its simple complexity, if you will. It is simple in its color scheme and design, and complex in its texture and pattern. A perfectly executed combination, if you ask me!

 Merci Card by Jennifer McGuire, p. 148

Moxie Fab Alert:  The stamping in this gorgeous card is wonderfully done. From the repetitive stamping in the background to the embossed focal point in the foreground to the spritzing that gives this card its all-over colorful shine, this card is moxie to the ever livin' fab!

Little Things Card by Heidi Van Laar, p. 146

Moxie Fab Alert: Not only do I love this mixxy-matchy stampy-stamped card, but I love the technique that was used to create it. Heidi stamped and embossed the leaves on kraft cardstock, trimmed away a select few of the leaves and adhered different patterned papers behind them. Pretty cool, huh?

Are you inspired to create a stamped thank you card after having seen these great examples? If so, here's the low-down on how to join in on all the fun:
  • Create a thank you card in which stamping is the primary technique.
  • 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 Stamp It! Cards Thank You 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, July 23.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, July 25 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a copy of Stamp It! Cards, Volume 9.
Don't you just love it when you have an excuse to get stampy?

~Cath

PS Thank you so much for your patience on the Card Creations Week challenges. You have until next Monday, July 2 at midnight to upload your approaches. I'll announce the winners next Wednesday, July 4. Please be aware that because my shoulder is still quite tender, I won't be leaving comments on your entries, but I will be delighting privately in each and every one.

PPS Who will be this year's Gallery Idol? The Top 5 have been announced and their Round Four cards will be posted at noon MDT! Be sure and click on over to Paper Crafts Connection to see how to cast your vote for this year's winner!



92 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

So glad to hear your "voice" Cath! Glad you are on the mend. Make sure you don't over-do it!

Craftilicious said...

Welcome back Cath - take it easy til the shoulder is fully mended!

Michelle Lupton said...

Welcome back! So glad to hear you are on the mend :) try to take it easy, though ;)

Janet Zeppa said...

Yay Cath is back!! So glad you are feeling well enough to get back in the saddle!

Quip1320 said...

So glad to see you back and know you are getting better. Relax and take it easy!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Welcome back! We really missed you...the Gals were great in your absence...but you bring your own special brand of sunshine to our days. Don't overdo!!!!

Auntie Em said...

So glad you are back again. The other ladies did a great job but missed your chatter and thoughts. Take good care of yourself so you will keep healing and able to play along! :)
Now, I have to go see if I can find this issue somewhere. It looks great!

Chriss Blagrave said...

So happy that you are back Cath! Don't overdue, we all want you to heal completely. Be gentle with yourself.
This definitely calls for a stamping session.

Michelle said...

Welcome back, Cath! We've missed you!

donna calamari said...

Welcome back! You were missed by all.

Lucy said...

Welcome back! Hope you are feeling well :)

Jean said...

Welcome back!! You have been missed. Please take it easy though! Look forward to this challenge.

Lyndal said...

So HAPPY to see you back Cath :)
FAB challenge lined up too!

coco said...

SO glad you're feeling better and well enough to return to Moxie Fab! We all love you, ya know.

Vic Lau said...

I'm glad your feeling better :)
These cards are full of inspiration!

stamplover2011 said...

Welcome back!!! Hope each day is a little less painful for you.

Piali said...

I'm so glad you're back! Its great that you're feeling much better! Take care!

judy said...

Welcome back, Cath!! So glad you are
continuing your healing and well enough to be back at work.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better!
Very inspiring cards - off to make a Thank You one (-:

Margie said...

Yay! so glad you're back-still praying for full recovery!

Barb said...

Yippee! Cath is back!! You think you missed us?? You have no idea, girl! We missed you more than you know! So glad you're feeling better! Big hugs and a HUGE, welcome back!! :)

Annette said...

woohoo welcome back Cath...so glad that you are feeling better and your shoulder is starting it's way to recovery...So happy to hear your smile again..

Virginia L. said...

Very happy to see that you are back, Cath!You were really missed here! Sounds like there will be super fun challenges ahead!Yay!

CanadianScraps43 said...

So happy to hear that you are feeling much better. Praying for 100% recovery real soon for you. Hugs.

Jingle said...

Woooo-Hooooooo!!!!! SO happy you are back!!!! You have been so very missed around here! Your happy spirit makes this blog the Moxie Fab that it truly is!

Jennie said...

Welcome back Cath!!!! We sure missed you and glad to hear you are on the mend. Love these cards and looking forward to playing along :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Welcome back, Cath! We missed you, too!

Beverley said...

Welcome back! Glad you're on the mend :)

Jane said...

Everyone did an awesome job filling in but it wasn't the same!! So happy to have you back Cath! :)

Ellie Augustin said...

Welcome back darling! YES you have been very missed! :)

bzyPTmom said...

Welcome back Cath! Hope your recovery goes smoothly--these cards look terrific, wish I had time for the challenges but too much on the plate right now. Looking at things help keep me in the crafty loop.

Tona said...

Glad to see that you're doing better cath. You were missed.
Loved all the cards on todays post.

Darlene Satkewich said...

Welcome back Cath! You were missed!! Glad you are on the mend but take it slow so you have a full recovery!

jengd said...

Welcome back! After such a long haul, I was starting to worry! The ladies did a great job while you were out but it's great having you back at the helm!

Weenie Thomas said...

Delighted to see you back Cath. Hope your shoulder gets 100% OK real soon.

Jen W. said...

Welcome back, Cath! I think it's hilarious that you came back and put us straight to work with a challenge! :D

Rochelle said...

Welcome back Cath! Glad to know your on your way to owning your 100% recovery!

Barbara said...

Glad you're feeling better. Hope each day finds you closer to a full recovery!

Denise said...

Yay, so glad you are back!!!! I hope you keep feeling better every day :)

Pamela Haskin said...

So glad you are feeling well enough to be back at work. Praying for your continued healing. Just so nice to have you back!

Eveline said...

Welcome back Cath.
Eveline.

Chris D. said...

Yeah! Welcome back Cath! We all missed you so!

mtscrapgal said...

So glad you are abel to be back with us Cath. Please still pace yourself so you can heal completly.

Dana F. said...

Welcome back, Cath! So glad to hear your shoulder is feeling better :)

Carol L said...

WB Cath! I'm so glad to know you're finally feeling better and able to do what you love again! Take good care!!

flowerdisco said...

so happy you are back! and doing better.

Aixa M. said...

So glad you're back and feeling better!!! Keep taking care of yourself and don't work too hard! So happy to "see" you!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so happy you are back!!! You were greatly missed, but the girls stepped in and did a wonderful job! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Trinh said...

A big welcome back, Cath! I'm so glad you are feeling better and hope you will be completely healed soon. Thanks for the inspiration & fun, as always!

Andrea said...

Glad you're back in action! Thanks for kicking things off with a great challenge.

Stephanie said...

Oh yeah, Cath is back in the house!! So glad you are feeling well enough to return to MFW. You were definitely missed!!

VanessaB said...

WELCOME BACK! :)

Maureen Morton said...

Yeah! She's baaaaack! continue to mend, dear Cath and thanks for this great issue of fun.

Conniecrafter said...

Good to see you back Cath and hope that your continue recovery is a speedy one for you.
Such great stamping inspiration!!

Clare D. said...

Welcome back Cath, glad to hear you are doing better and are able to move with less pain! Thanks for another wonderful challenge.

Helen F. said...

So happy you are feeling better, Cath! We all missed you!!
Thanks for this challenge, just what I needed to get the ol' mojo going :)

Basement Stamper said...

so glad you are on the mend and love seeing these themed challenges this week :-)

pamela said...

Glad to see you back on Moxie Fab!!! Hope you're enjoying all these cards while recovering :)

Judy Tuck said...

Welcome back! Just posted my first card on Moxie Fab. It's for the thank you challenge.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Glad to see you back Cath!!! Just posted my card.

Jennifer said...

Love these Thank you cards! The stampings perfect =)

Lin said...

Hope you are feeling MUCH better, Cath! So glad to see you back again! Would you please ignore my entry #28 - it refers you to the Love challenge and does not belong here....so sorry.

Nancy said...

Wahoo, she's back! Glad you're feeling well enough to return to your fabulous job, you were missed by more than you'll know.
Loved the way your gal pals took over for you, they too did a great job, especially with the boa!

Abbey said...

Thank you for the challenge.

angelabranon said...

What an amazing job you do and under such duress.
Thanks for all you do.

Linda Beeson said...

I am trying to link my card and I keep getting an error message so I'll try again later!

Isha said...

Welcome back Cath. You were missed. Take it slow and let the shoulder heal properly.

Emma said...

Just submitted by card, hope you like and have a great day!

Emma J.

Michelle W. said...

Great to see you back! :D

Jennifer said...

So nice to have you back, Cath -- and glad you're feeling better! Praying for a super-speedy recovery! :)

Laura Jane said...

Thank you for the challenge!

Casandra said...

This challenge was much harder than I thought it would be. The big challenge was keeping my card clean and simple. :) Have a great day!

sentsue said...

Thank you!

sentsue said...

Glad you are feeling better. Take your time and don't do to much!

Marlena M. said...

Fabulous challenge. Thank you! ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

So glad you are back! One step at a time....winter CHA is just around the corner ;)

JPScraps said...

Welcome Back! Thanks for a fun challenge

Melissa said...

So glad to "hear" your voice again! :)

Katherine said...

Welcome back! So glad you've got your freedom! :)

Aimes said...

Thanks once again for the fabulous challenge, Cath! I've got two thank you cards on one post - hope that's OK!
Hugs!
x

Hannah said...

Good to have you back Cath!

Helen Liu said...

So glad you are back. I just linked my card at http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/stampfairy-helen/article?mid=11103&prev=-1&next=11096 .

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Glad you are back and feeling better! Be patient with your recovery.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

THANKS for the great challenge, Cath!! My card is the last one on my post that I linked:)

Hope you are doing well!! HUGS!

Marie said...

Welcome back Cath. You have been missed. Thank you for the great challenges. This card is for you!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! I'm so sorry my entry doesn't work for this challenge, Cath! I just realized that I didn't stamp on my card. LOL! SO SORRY! I'll try and make another soon:) HUGS!

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

I really like how my card turned out for this challenge. :)

Lauren

Jackie Rockwell said...

Another terrific challenge!!!

Mirta Sanchez said...

Love the Stamp It! challenges, feeling very challenged!

Oksana said...

Thanks for the challenge!x

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Thanks for another great challenge. Glad you are back Cath, missed your posts!!

Edna said...

Thanks for all the inspiration. I love your magazines