August 8, 2012

The Minty Fresh Challenge

In my travels through cyberspace as of late, I've been noticing the trendy prevalence of one of my favorite shades of green: mint. Whether in fashion, home decor, kitchenware, stationery, or as the lovely backdrop for a wedding, it's not just for ice cream anymore. Check it:
















Not too yellow, not too blue, mint green is that soothing shade in between. And whether you pair it with a pop of color, a shiny metallic, a subtle complimentary, a touch of white, or present us with a monochromatic dream, I'd love to see how you feature this sweet shade of green in a paper crafted project.

Here's the 411 on how to join in on all the minty fun:
  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that features the color mint green 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 Minty Fresh 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, September 3.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, September 5 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as something wonderful from my moxie magical prize drawer.
For even more moxie minty inspiration, click HERE!

Let's get fresh with mint,

~Cath


86 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Wow - what a lot of minty inspiration - you pick such beautiful images Cath :-D

Liva said...

Oh I almost started to drool when I saw that kitchen and iphone case...
Simply gorgeous...
Liva ❤

Pam said...

My kitchen is painted in a shade of this green, and I also have jadeite canisters too!! Too fun!

Myoriah said...

That phone case is gorgeous. I want one. LOL! Now I'm feeling old though because I grew up eating off of mint colored dishes like those.

Thanks for sharing all of this fabulous minty inspiration.

Gayatri said...

I knew it! I saw all your pinterest pins and thought a challenge is on its way:) I am a mind reader... lol! Cath! What beautiful inspirations? Love all of them. Cannot wait to give minty green a go:)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Eeeeek!! My most favourite colour!! Oh, I'll be back on this one...

Auntie Em said...

I may have to get an iphone...just to have a a case like that!
Mint green is such a great colour for summery dresses.

TLady said...

Ooooo, I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE TO SAY, I noticed the VINTAGE CRAFTON CHINA PLATE FROM ETSY---I have some "china" with that very floral image on it, BUT it has Gold Leafing on it!!! It's by VOGUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I've been seeing this floral image EVERYWHERE! :)

Barb said...

YUMMY color, Cath! I want that kitchen!

Lisa Arana said...

I love mint (ice cream and the color)!

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Contagiously Crafty said...

I am so tracking with you on this one, Cath. I think I love the color combinations with mint the most. My bridesmaid dresses (almost 20 years ago now) were mint green because green is my favorite color and *gasp* I couldn't have a June wedding with emerald green... Thanks for the wonderful challenge and I look forward to playing along in the days ahead.

Helen F. said...

I am glad to see I wasn't the first to think of Mint Chocolate Ice Cream, when I open your post just now, Cath :-P
Yes, this beautiful color is the yummiest and will coordinate with so many color-combos...I'm in!

Jennie said...

Love mint and what fabulous inspiration photos... I am ready to get creative!

Debstamps said...

Simply scrumptious!

Frozenstamper said...

Smitten!

Leslie Hanna said...

Awesome challenge, thanks!

Donna said...

Fabulous, Cath! I have noticed the color trend and love it. Another blow to my budget.

Marlena M. said...

I love it! Terrific color Cath.

Karrie Ortiz - Sweet Paper Treats said...

Love your inspirational pictures for this challenge!! Just enterd my card, thank you!! :)

kerenbaker said...

Mmm.. Mint anything is good. That iPhone case and the wallpaper ? Delicious. Another exciting challenge for us!

Carole said...

Oh I just love this color. I just finished posting a card - but I still have some minty paper left to play with.
I might be back with another one.
Funny how some colors just make you feel good.

lynda said...

I love, love, love this color....so cool and clean and refreshing. Great challenge!

amber said...

love this color...couldn't wait to get started on a project! :)

craftzonkey said...

mint is so beautiful and modern. Love this inspiration!

craftzonkey said...

My first link went to my general blog--fixed it to go to the card's post in the second. Sorry! Still figuring out all the technical aspects of blogging!

Love this blog, and this challenge!

Handgathered said...

Love the color in this challenge. I own so much of this favorite color, and the number is growing. Only pink outnumbers it!

Eveline said...

I love the minty eye candy. Great challenge.
Eveline.

MarcyK924 said...

Ooo, I have my card started! SWOON over the minty goodness - the original Martha Stewart color! That iPhone case cinched it for me!

sanketi said...

love this color , got one in ..hope to do one more!

angelabranon said...

Mint, one of my favorite tastes and colors. Thanks for putting it on the challenge list.

Cathy A said...

Thanks for this challenge, I really needed something to take me out of my comfort zone, love all the minty inspirational photos!

MarcyK924 said...

Done! My first time!

Marcie S. said...

Great challenge! I found lots of minty fresh products in my stash when I started digging through! :)

Happy Dance said...

I had the most beautiful minty green metal cabinets in my kitchen, circa 1955, but they had to go (boohoo). This challenge reminds me so much of how I loved my retro colored kitchen. Great color choice for a challenge!
Bev

leighann said...

This is my first time joining in the Moxie Fab World challenges. Never thought I was good enough, but I might as well jump in the deep end! Love the inspiration here!! That Iphone case=SWOON!

Emily said...

My first time with one of your challenges too. You mentioned ice cream and I couldn't help but make a minty fresh ice cream cone!

Lisette Baker said...

My first time over here too! So glad to have found you - this is a scrummy challenge and I've loved it. (I think I may have something else to add later!!)

Pamela Haskin said...

Just added my card. Thanks for another fun challenge!

leighann said...

I hope it is ok to enter two projects, cause I love this challenge and really got rollin'. Thank you

Kim M said...

I wasn't sure I'd be able to pull this one off as I'm not the biggest fan of mint green. But the photos for inspiration were fabulous and I just went with it. I loved it! May even do more minty fresh cards!

Eesha said...

Mint Green is now my new favourite :-)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous inspiration! I had a hard time finding the mint green in my colors(inks, sprays). Loved the challenge!

Felicity Bywater said...

Absolutely loved this challenge! Mint is now my new favourite colour!

Felicity Bywater said...
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Felicity Bywater said...

Also known as "Aunt Flipsy"

Catherine Couch Doucette said...

I haven't participated in a long time...great challenge to get me started again :)

Robin K. said...

This challenge got me to make my first Christmas card of the season - Yay!

frommycraftroom said...

Great challenge. Thanks. Love the colour so fresh.

Judy1223 said...

Yummy color inspiration...my favorite! Can't wait to play along!

Michelle Price said...

Such a fun challenge!

Clare D. said...

I had the perfect mint doily for this challenge and wanted to use it on a page with my Grandmother's photo. Thanks to MFW, I got another page done!

Shelly said...

This was so much fun! I got to use some new papers I just got in the mail...Thanks!

JessicaT said...

I love mint, so I really enjoyed this challenge. And I love the images you have here and on pinterest, just beautiful :-)

paperpicnic said...

This was a great challenge! Mint green is not a color that I normally use, but all of the inspiration photos and cards are fabulous! Now I want to use mint green on all my cards!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

AWESOME! I love everyone's projects and love this challenge! I just posted mine. Have a great day Cath! XOXO

Maureen Morton said...

Not a real "green" gal, here. But I do love this shade - good call, Cath! The images are wonderful and the designs I have seen rock the mint in lovely ways.

Geri said...

Great pics Cath! Seriously, these photos have catapulted this color onto my "Trendy Color List". Amazing projects everyone!

Viv's Visuals said...

Just found you so am now following! Great pics!

Susie said...

Thanks for the mint challenge. YUM!

VanessaB said...

so fun! i'm not really a mint color fan, so this was a good challenge for me. :)

artful-notions said...

I'm a newbie to the Moxie Fab World, and couldn't resist the Minty Challenge. I want to wake up in that kitchen! This looks like a place I have to visit often.

Donna Bowman said...

Loved this challenge Cath!!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

I'm not normally a green/mint person as my old school uniform was dark green in winter and mint in summer!! So this is a real challenge for me :)

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Love this color! Thanks for a fun challenge, Cath.

by Kim Hamilton said...

Really fun colour to work with.Thanks so much!

Julie Campbell said...

Loved this challenge! One of my favorite trends right now.

Sherry Butcher said...

Thanks for the challenge! I did my card with the sr. prom in mind because in El Paso they collect dresses for next year to give to girls that can not go to prom because they could not buy a dress. such a great idea. The mint is a perfect color.

Isha said...

Thanks for the Minty challenge. Love the inspiration photos.

Lisette Baker said...

Super challenge, super colour. Can't keep away from this colour now!

Vanessa said...

Ohhh the green Tiffany :)))) i love the white sideboard!!
V.

Vanessa said...

ohhh green tiffany :)))
i love the white sideboard!!
V.

Small T said...

Love all the minty inspiration!
And my first time entering a challenge here! :-) xx

Angela said...

What a delightful color! I just had to join the challenge. Thank you, Cath!

Shelly said...

Such a great challenge! And what a lovely green...LOVE that watch!!! :)

fun stamping said...

Took me a while to come up with something. Great challenge, beautiful color!

Melissa Shea said...

Phew! That was definitely a challenge! It's my first time entering and I had so much fun!

Kelly Booth said...

My First time joining this Challenge...just Could not resist the Colors!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

When I first looked at your photos I thought aqua -- then I started paying attention. What a aha moment this challenge was. Good grief~ :)

Carole said...

Absolutely love this challenge. Awesome colour to be working with.

Jennie said...

Loved this challenge and love anything mint!! Finally got my project made and uploaded...nothing like last minute :) Thanks Cath!

Jean said...

Uploaded my layout.

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

love the color!
thanks so much. :)

lauren

The Mize of Texas said...

Thanks for a fun challenge.

Judy Tuck said...

I waited until almost the bitter end but here's my contribution to the Minty challenge. Thanks.

Mirta Sanchez said...

I'd like some mint chip ice cream please.