Showing posts with label Moxie Fab World. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moxie Fab World. Show all posts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Minions

I have two Minion cards to share today - you know, those cute little yellow guys from the movie Despicable Me?    I was totally inspired by this post of Kim Heggins and she was inspired by this post of JJ Bolton.
I added hair (like Minion Carl accept Carl only has one eye!) and overalls to my little Minions.  My DH asked me if I could make him a Thank You card that he could send the the Physical Therapists that have been working with him since December after he had shoulder surgery.  He just ended his therapy a week ago and is now supposed to do the exercises they taught him at home.
I didn't really have any 'physical therapy' type stamps so when I saw Kim's Minion - I thought he would be really cute for my card! I think it will give them all a chuckle! The Thank You stamp is from PTI (a special set from 2011 that I got free for ordering a zillion stamps from PTI that year - not for sale).
And then I realized that I had missed my friend's 13 year old son's birthday on 7/1 - and I know he loves the Minions - so while I had all the 'stuff' out on my table - I made this card for Destin.  The Happy Banner is from PTI, the balloon die and Birthday are from WPlus 9.  I used Karen Foster Snap stamps for Destins name (no longer available).  I also used Stitched Mat Rectangle dies on both cards along with a Nestie Circle die on the 1st card.
For both Minions - I used a sheet of yellow fun foam for the body - using my Apothecary Bottles dies to cut the shapes (but you could certainly hand cut this shape!).  I punched the eyes with a 1/2" circle punch and punched out the center with a 1/4" hand punch.  I backed the silver with 1/2" punched circle of white - and made the pupils with a dot of Black Enamel Accents.  I cut little narrow strips of black for the hair - gluing on longer pieces and then trimming them off after they were dry.  I hand cut the overalls - using the yellow body as a template for the width and bottom edge.  I drew the stitches with my 01 Black Micron Pen.

I'm entering my birthday Minion in Virginia's View Challenge - to use Dies
and to the Moxie Fab Wonderful Words challenge

Stamps:  A Big Thank You - PTI (not available for sale), Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9, Snap Stamps alphabet - Karen Foster (no longer available)
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky, True Black, Lemon Tart - PTI, Silver - Michaels
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  yellow fun foam sheet - Joann's, Whole Lotta Happy Dies - WPlus9, Happy One Liners Die - PTI, Stitched Mat Rectangle Dies - Lil' Inker Designs, Apothecary Bottles Die - Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz, 01 Black Micron Pen - Sakura, Black, Enamel Accents - Ranger, foam tape, Scortape, Glue Pen, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" punch

Friday, March 28, 2014

Christmas Joy - Grey, Red and White

Back to Christmas again -  today I used mostly stencils on my card - things I picked up at the Mixed Media Tag Art Journal class last weekend.  They are both from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 - Create a Wreath and Dots and Stripes.  The Christmas sentiment is from Seasonal Flourish by Waltzingmouse.  The inks are Adirondack Lake Mist and Archival Sienna.     So pretty and yet nice and flat for mailing!
 What a beautiful inspiration photo, isn't it?!

I'm entering this into the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge  -  Holiday
and Moxie Fab World Stencils Challenge.
Stamps:  Seasonal Flourish - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Adirondack Lake Mist, Archival Sienna
Accessories:  stencils - Create A Wreath, Dots and Stripes - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490

Friday, January 31, 2014

Purple Peace and Your Birthday Star

There are a lot of purple cards showing up on blogs this week -  not because everyone suddenly loves purple - in fact, many stampers (including myself!) are saying that they don't really like or usually use purple!
So here's my contribution - I used Winter Wisteria for the bird ornament that I cut with a coordinating die, Royal Velvet for the card base (although it looks kind of like navy blue in my pic?!), and I used a piece of purple Celtic Square digital DP cut with a Tipped Tops Die.  I even got in Lilac bakers twine!
Here's a close up of my free hanging ornament - I punched a hole through the DP, threaded the twine through the hole to the back and held it in place with the brad.
and here's the inside -  I put a Wisteria layer on the darker card base so you can see the sentiment and write a salutation!
All this for the Cas-ology Cue Card - Purple challenge!
 as well as the Merry Monday challenge to use an ornament on your card.
And I had to get this card posted today as the deadline for one of the challenges is midnight tonight!
I stamped the celestial map on a piece of white card stock.  Then I sponged the whole panel with Ranger Distress Stormy Sky ink.  I sprayed some water on it and dried it with my heat gun to get that water drop look.  I black embossed the sentiment on a brushed silver square rounded the corners and added some enamel dots.  I adhered the sentiment over the map with foam dots.
I'm putting this card in two challenges:
and the Moxie Fab World: Constellations: Trendy Star Power Challenge

Peace on Earth
Stamps:  Folk Art Christmas Additions - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet - PTI, Digital Celtic Squares Patterned paper - Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Seedless Preserves
Accessories:  bird ornament die/Folk Art Christmas - Waltzingmouse, Tipped Tops Die - PTI, Star Brad - SU, Lilac Bakers Twine - The Twinery.

Wish Upon Your Birthday Star
Stamps:  Star Gazer Additions - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTi, Brushed Silver- SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Stormy Sky, Versamark
Accessories:  black embossing powder, heat gun, corner rounder - Zutter, water spritzer, enamel dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Today I have a card using a wonderful cut file panel from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  They come in a downloadable set of 3 different panels called Art Deco Card Panels - this obviously is one of them!  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it -  and I have to say -  it does take a while to cut with all this detail and then there is a lot of poking out of the pieces! -  but it results in this beautiful panel! 
I layered the panel onto a black panel using a glue pen to adhere it. I tied the twine around the panel and layered it onto a black card base.   I stamped Mahalo (thank you) from the WMS set My Island, punched it with a keytag punch, punched a small hole in the end and looped the ends of the twine through the hole and tied the bow.

I'm entering my card in the Tuesday Trigger - Vintage Vagabond

and the CAS-ology Cue Card - Yellow challenge.

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Tomorrow I'll have a pic of the card I made for my grand nephew's 2nd birthday - as well as some pics of the fun party his parents had for him!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - My Island
Paper:  True Black - PTI, mustard - Prismatics
Ink:  Ranger Distress Walnut Stain
Accessories:  Art Deco Card Panel Cut File - Waltzingmouse, Glue Pen, Twine - Waltzingmouse, Keytag punch - SU, 1/8" hole punch - Fiskars.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Waltzingmouse and Moxie Fab Stamp of Approval!

Yikes!  Have you seen the Moxie Fab World today??   Cath Edvalson is showcasing Waltzingmouse holiday stamps!
In honor of the day I made a card using two of the featured sets:
I cut an opening in the card with an Oval Nestability, then embossed the opening with a larger Oval.  I inked around the edges with white craft ink just to highlight the embossing a bit.

Here's the inside when you open the card.
The Santa and 'No Peeking' stamps are from Santa's Coming to Town.  The square poinsettia and Merry Christmas are from Nordic Winter.

This is also my Christmas card for the Waltzingmouse Forum Monthly Christmas Card Challenge -  to make a no layer card.  Come join this fun challenge in the WMS Forum!  What a great feeling to have all of my Christmas cards made and ready to mail!  We'll be starting all over again in January!

And now - hurry over to the Moxie Fab World and check out the Waltzingmouse post - that's where I'm going!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Santa's Coming to Town, Nordic Winter
Paper:  Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Whisper White Craft Ink - SU
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Q-tip (to apply the Craft ink)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Trigger, Something Cool and Christmas Cactus!

I have three cards to share today!

The first is one that I made for the Tuesday Trigger Challenge - Here's the lovely Trigger inspiration photo:

And here's my card using Waltzingmouse Roses In Bloom

My next card was created for the Split Coast Inspiration Challenge -  Our inspiration was the Daniel Maher Stained Glass Studio.

I was inspired by this piece:
And here is the card I created using Waltzingmouse Free Spirit Boy and Free Spirit Sentiments.

And my last card was made for the Waltzingmouse Forum Christmas Card Challenge for May (I'm a tad late!)  The challenge for May was to use trees on our card -   I used cactus as my trees!  Here are my 3 versions of the same design using Waltzingmouse Way Out West and Compliments of the Season.

Thanks for coming by today!

You Mean Everything to Me:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom
Paper:  White - PTI, Blue - Coredinations
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue
Accessories:  large scallop die -Martha Stewart, Rhinestone - Kaiser, Tiny Gems - Taylored Expressions, foam tape.

Cool Stained Glass:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Sprit Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments

Paper: white, true black - PTI, Green Bazzill Irish eyes
Ink: Ranger Distress - black soot, peeled paint, faded jeans
Accessories: glue dots, scor tape, Tim Holtz Paper Rosette die/Ranger

Christmas Cactus:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Way Out West, Compliments of the Season
Paper:  White, Text Style 2008 Bitty Star Basics - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Stormy Sky
Accessories:  Tiny gems - Taylored Expressions.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch - Colorful Birthday Wishes!

Happy Saturday everyone!   WMS has another fun sketch for us this week -  designed by our very own Mischief Maker Edna!

I took a little liberty with the sketch and made my label shape the full width of my card to accomodate my images.   My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

The colors and stamps I chose to use were inspired by the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

The pretty birds are from the Celtic Heritage set and the sentiment, circle and leaves are from Teeny Trees.

Now please waltz over to the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch!

Then make your own card using at least one Waltzingmouse stamp and the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 6/2/11 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse !!

Winners are announced each Saturday along with the new sketch challenge. And every week one lucky entry will win a free WMS stamp set of choice!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage & Teeny Trees
Paper:  Pure Poppy, white, Orange Zest - PTI
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Spiced Marmelade, Fired Brick.
Accessories:  Twine - Eclectic Paperie, corner rounder - Zutter, foam tape, large scallop die - PTI

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fresh Baked, Cute as Pie and Pumpkins!

Happy day after the feast dear stampers! I wasn't sure I'd be stamping today -but then I got inspired by two challenges - you know how that goes I'm sure!!

The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger and the Free 4 All Split Coast challenge were both food related! (go figure!)

this cookie is the Tuesday Trigger

and the Free 4 all challenge was to make something with a yummy food theme!

So here's my gingerbread snowflake tag to go with my yummy gingerbread snowflake cookie!

To make my tag, I used a store bought tag from Staples. I ran two ink pads over my nonstick craft mat, spritzed it with water, then dragged my tag over the mat to pick up the watery colors.

Next I stamped the text over the tag which blurred a little because the tag was damp. Then I spritzed it again with a mixture of water and gold Perfect Pearls and dryed it a little with my hot gun.

I cut my snowflakes from felt and shimmery card stock and assembled as you see here. I stamped the perfect sentiment and layered it over the snowflake with a foam dimensional. Then I just tied the wrinkled seam binding through the hole in the tag.

The perfect tag for a gift of one or a dozen cookies!

And I just had to share - here's my sweet little grandnephew, Landon, sleeping in my arms yesterday at my sister's house!

And here are three little pumpkins I made and brought to Thanksgiving for the table.
I found a video on how to make them here. I found it 2 years ago and finally made them! They are really easy and look SO cute don't you think??Thanks so much for stopping by during your busy day today! Remember to come back tomorrow to check out the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Text It & Half Baked
Paper: tag - Stamples, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Create a Snow Flake - Spellbinders, felt - Michaels, Foam dimensionals, scor tape, wrinkled seam tape, mini mister, Blending tool, nonstick craft mat - Ranger, gold perfect pearls, Mini Mister - Ranger.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Damask Tags and a Flowery CASE

Hey dear friends - did you miss me for a few days?!?! I'm just been so busy this past couple of weeks with some church projects and Design Team work I don't know which way is up!! But it's a fun creative kind of busy! KWIM??
I did manage to get projects for the two Split Coast weekend challenges done. First for the inspiration challenge -Stephanie showed us a wonderful jewelry site, Destiny's Creations. I was inspired by these lovely silver embossed earrings
I silver embossed my Victorian Damask stamp by Rubbernecker onto silver cardstock. Then cut it with a Nestie label and added clear flowers, colored flowers and brads.

The silver cord is from my mother-in-laws ribbon box that I inherited and it's labelled "silver cloisonne thread".

These pretty tags also qualify for the Moxie Fab World challenge - Diggin' On Damask!

Stamps: Victorian Damask Panel #498 - Rubbernecker
Paper: silver - unknown
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: silver EP, hot gun, flowers - Taylored Expressions, clear flower - Heidi Swapp, scalloped tags - Spellbinders, brads - Blue - Making Memories - green - Basic Grey, silver cloisonne thread - Edna Williams

CherylQuilts is the featured stamper this week and I chose her pretty Bouquet of Thanks card to CASE. I used a different flower stamp and different colors. I love the way she punched the patterned paper with the lacey edge punch.

I used a deckled edge oval Nestie for my image and sponged the eges with Old Paper ink before taking it out of the die.

My daffodils are from Rubbernecker Stamps

I'm off to work on some more projects! The wonderful Waltzingmouse Sneak Peeks will be starting on Thursday 11/4 so be sure to stop by then!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Daffodils #506-03
Paper: Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Text Style/Distressed Dots - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Old Paper
Accessories: Copics - YG91, YG95, YR21, Y21, YR02, Scalloped & deckled ovals - Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Lacey edge punch, rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dimensionals, wrinkled seam binding - http://www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy,com

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Momento Mori 6 Graveyard - Moxie Fab World

This is the spooky fun Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World. And this is the tag card I was inspired to make after seeing it!
The tree is a Sizzix die, the tombstones are a Martha Stewart punch and the stamps are from Waltzingmouse. The leaves are from Teeny Trees and the sentiment is from Midnight Feast. I sponged everything with Frayed Burlap and the tombstones are popped up on foam dimensionals.
My card also fits Victoria's Hope You Can Cling to challenge over on SCS - Walk on By - to make a card showing someplace you walk. Kent and I often walk through our town's cemetary although it's not quite as spooky as this!
I thought I wasn't going to be stamping this week - but I just got so inspired I had to make this card!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees, Midnight Feast
Paper: Soft Stone, Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Frayed Burlap, Scattered Straw, Old Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart gravestone punch, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, foam dimensionals, Zutter corner rounder, Sizzix bare tree.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Moxie Fab World - Framed with Flowers

This gorgeous flowered halter top is the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World this week

Instead of a card - I decided to decorate this wooden frame that I had previously painted with Ranger Distress Crackle ink but never did anything with (!!!???). I used Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Sizzix dies to cut my flowers. The colors are Melon Berry card stock, yellow Mulberry paper and some white printed tissue paper (that was wrapped around my recent purchase of some Benefit cosmetics!) After die cutting the flowers - I crinkled them all up - edged them with a white gel pen, layered each flower and held it with a brad in the center.

I used two stamp sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps for my framed sentiment - the frame is from Vintage Labels No 1 and the sentiment is from Earth Angel. I embossed the black background with Tim Holtz Sizzix Checker board

So check out all the fun at Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger and load your halter inspired card/project on Mr Linky over there!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Labels No 1, Earth Angel
Paper: Melon Berry - PTI, yellow Mulberry - AC Moore, text tissue paper.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,Melon Berry - PTI
Accessories: Ranger Distress Crackle paint - Picket Fence, Wooden frame - Michaels, ribbon - PTI, Tim Holtz tattered florals Sizzix die, Basic Grey painted brads, Tim Holtz sizzix embossing folder - checker board, glue dots, scor tape.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

An Empty Purse, Tea and Chipboard

Here's my project for today's Teapot Tuesday challenge - Abracadabra - where you have to show something that has disappeared - and the thing that disappeared??? There's no money in my purse - why???? because I buy too many stamps!! LOL!!! Is your purse empty too!?!?! (I see heads nodding!)

This also covers the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger which is a bright green bag with red and pink flowers from an Ebay shop!All my stamps are new releases from Waltzingmouse Stamps: Big Blooms and Fancy Phrases.

You can find Mel's fun little purse template here in the SCS forums.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Big Blooms, Fancy Phrases
Paper: BoBunny Seafom dot & Decaf Dot, white - PTI
Ink: Pure poppy, Dark chocolate - PTI, Adirondack - Lettuce, Memento Angel Pink
Accessories: Red eyelet, cropadile, ribbon- PTI, rhinestones - Studio 18, foam dimensionals, purse template, circle punch - SU, scor tape, scor pal

I made this card for last weeks Ways to Use it challenge over on Split Coast - to use chipboard on your card. My flourish is a Tim Holtz Grungeboard colored with my ink pad. The fun teaparty sentiment is one of the new sets just released by Waltzingmouse Stamps called Afternoon Tea Sentiments. I used last week's Mercy's Tuesday sketch for my card.

Then, since I had all the supplies out as well as a pile of chipboard shapes (!), I made this second card using the same sketch but different chipboard and another fun quote from the Afternoon Tea Sentiments set.

Hmmmm - I'm suddenly craving a cup of tea!!!

Oh- and Claire has picked the winners from our WMS DT blog waltz - check that out here.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Paper: white, Hawaiian Shores, DP Green Boutique - PTI
Ink: Hawaiian SHores, Ripe Avocado, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, sticky pearls, Tim Holta Grungeboard - Elements, sticky pearls, Labels Eight Nestabilities

Friday, February 5, 2010

Moxie Fab Taintor-fied Tin!

There's a fun challenge going on over at Moxiefab World to use a vintage image and team it with a sassy sentiment. I altered a tin rather than making a card.
Well - I just happened to have this Home Spun Cotton Scrap from Crafty Secrets with the vintage image and sassy sentiment already together for me!
I re-purposed a small candy tin I had received for Christmas by covering it with this fun Basic Grey Nook & Pantry/beaters DP. I cut two panels with Nestabilities (Labels Eight and Labels Four)and layered them with the cotton scrap to the front of the tin. Then I added some pretty lace I had around the edge of the cover and along the bottom of the tin. Finally - I sponged all over everything with Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink to make it look like it was really old.

I made a layered flower using the same DP to put on the cover with a couple of Prima Artful leaves.

Here's a view of the whole tin. This really looks like something out of grandma's kitchen cabinet - don't you think?!
Did you participate in the Waltzingmouse Blog hop yet? There are two stamp sets from the new release up for grabs ! You have until Sunday night 2/7 at 11:59 pm EST to leave your comments - check it out here!!
Thanks for coming by today!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Embrace Your "New" Dreams

As promised - here is a card using some of my new Rubbernecker stamps - my first as a member of the Design Team! Whoo Hoo!!!

The Ways to Use it Challenge on Split Coast was to use something new - how convenient!?! On this card I used the background Bed of Roses, the bird branch and one of the sentiments (Embrace Your Dreams) from the Floral Silhouettes set.
My sketch is this weeks MojoMonday (on it's side)and I chose my colors and stamps based on the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger
I clear embossed the background and the bird on the branch after stamping them with Memento Desert Sand ink so they would show up against the textured Bazzill card stock.

I layered a piece of vintage lace over some magic mesh and I dry embossed the mustard panel with the forest branches cuttlebug folder. To finish up - I did some random paper piercing and added a few dew drops as well as the sentiment piece.
You can see the sentiment stamping better IRL - I stamped it with Potters Clay ink that kind of blends in -but I tried it in black and it was too stark looking with all the soft tans going on here.
Thanks so much for dropping by today! It's FRIDAY!!! What's up for your weekend?

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bed of Roses, Outdoors bird branch, Sentiment from Floral Silhouettes
Paper: Bazzill cream and mustard
Ink: Memento Desert Sand & Potters Clay
Accessories: hot gun, clear EP, glue dots, foam dimensionals, modern label punch - SU, scor tape, magic mesh, Zutter Corner rounder, vintage lace from my stash, paper piercer, circle nestabilities, dew drops, forest branches cuttlebug folder, paper piercer

Thursday, December 31, 2009

MoxieFabWorld Tuesday Trigger

This week's Tuesday Trigger over on MoxieFabWorld was this pretty pastel color bedroom. Kind of a tease to have this warm summer scene when we've just started the deep freeze of winter here in the Northeast huh?!

I used my brandy-new Valentine/Anniversary stamp set from Waltzingmouse (being released Jan 4th!) to create my Tuesday Trigger inspired card.

My card base is a textured Cream Bazzill. I added a panel of Kraft punched along the bottom edge with a Martha Stewart punch. I overlayed that with a piece of vellum with hearts - just attaching it along the top so it floats free along the bottom. I tied a piece of satin ribbon along the top edge. The hearts are stamped on Aqua Mist card stock with Versamark and one is embossed with white EP and the other is clear embossed. I layered the top one with foam dimensionals.

On the inside of my card I stamped this great sentiment on an Aqua Mist panel using black ink and then overstamped it with the heart using Aqua Mist Ink. Finally, I stamped the little heart from this set repeatedly along the bottom edge.
I really love these colors! If you used a different sentiment from this pretty set on the front - you could easily make this into a Valentine card even though it's not red and white!
Claire will be releasing this set on January 4th - be sure to check her blog for Sneak Peeks as well as the other Design Team Members - you'll find links to them on my side bar!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Valentine Set (to be released 1/4/10)
Paper: Cream Bazzill, Vellum with hearts - unknown, Kraft, Aqua Mist - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Aqua Mist - PTI, Versamark
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, aqua mist dotted satin ribbon - PTI, Martha Stewart edge punch, hot gun, clear EP, White EP