Definition of MOXIE:
1: energy, pep; 2: courage, determination; 3: know-how

Definition of STAMPIN' MOXIE:
Using your personal energy, ideas, likes and loves to express yourself through the medium of stamping and crafting.

What's YOUR Stampin' Moxie style?

I believe we all have our own moxie. We each have a tune with which we march throughout our lives. Our moxie can change, too, as we change and grow through personal experiences and by witnessing the changes around us.

Part of the beauty of our moxie is being able to share it with one another. I enjoy sharing my moxie through crafting and have found that I can share a little something of me through the various projects I create. My desire is to share something I enjoy with others and allow them the opportunity to bring their own moxie out through crafting. Is your stampin' moxie style defined? Is it "vintage"? Is it "whimsical"? Is it something in-between or all of the above? Find out YOUR Stampin' Moxie style! Then, share with others...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gifts for Teachers, Students, and V.T.'s

Some pics of my latest crafting efforts. Made these for Jackson's teacher, my voice students and my visiting teachees. (Each tin has a couple cards - I have a few samples showing.) I've really enjoyed using my D.S.P. for these - and of course, embellishments!

Friday, August 8, 2008

VSN Nights are the BEST!!!

I love VSN nights (virtual stamp nights) with my sister-in-law, Sarah. Even though we live Miles apart - get it, MILES :) (she's in Colorado Springs, CO) we've continued to spend time stamping "together" with our VSN's. We both have video cams and so we take turns putting together a craft item to be worked on together and then stamp/craft in real time as we watch each other on our screens. It's awesome! It so works!

Here is the latest VSN from last night - the swing card! Sarah did a great job in walking me through the various steps to achieve the right folds and cuts - great job, Sarah! I chose to use the Tart and Tangy set (I'm SO glad SU didn't retire this one or the matching paper!) I like the bright colors and cheerful images.

Here's the card in mid "swing" so to speak. WHHHHEEEEEE!

This is the "flip-side" of the card. Again, I kept my layout and accessories simple but liked the way it came out - a nice and clean design. I love the rub-ons - so easy to use and such a nice compliment.
These two are from when I did the vsn last. I think I've heard of this called the "diaper fold" although it probably goes by a few names. This was also featured fairly recently on a Martha Stewart website. When my mom was out recently, she used the cherry theme and I liked it so much, I made my own. Then Sarah suggested a handle of some sort - and this is what I came up with - would be fun with some candies or even small cards or gift-cards.

Here's the front of the pop-up card Sarah had us work on a couple weeks ago. I kept mine pretty simple on the front and inside.

Here's the inside of the pop-up card. I'm not sure if you can tell from the pic, but the flower on the left side bottom area sticking out and pops-up when you open the card.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Not sure, but hey, I crafted!

When I first saw this stamp set from Stampin' Up!, I got really excited, but once I had it in hand, I found it harder to be creative. Here's one of my first attempts - not perfect, by hey, I'm just glad I did SOMETHING! :) It's a, to say the least...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Easter goodies for teachers

So I wanted to give Jackson's teacher's at school something for Easter and I saw these cute ideas on Splitcoast - had to give it a try! Here's the funny part: A few weeks after I gave them these, Jackson came home with some of the jellybeans as a "treat" that day for doing something good. Maybe I should have stuffed them with chocolate instead! Probably would have been consumed faster! :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

On a roll...

More "craftsiness" time...WaHOO!
I remember loving this dragonfly when I first saw it. I did a complete CASE from a crafter on SCS - I need to find the link to pay due respect. I love that it has the well-known verse from Ecclesiastes (3:1).

This is like the card I recently sent to my dad for his 70th b-day (except his said "Don't think "old"..." on the front bottom right side and on the inside said "just think "Classic!") This is another CASE from SCS but I used different DSP. I made this one a little more generic.
I don't how long I waited before finally busting out my Floral background stamp...but I finally did to recreate this card I think I learned from my friend Tandy - just awesome!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

What if I faked amnesia...

to account for my lack of crafty posts? Would that work?

I HAVE actually been crafty and my fingers have been inky on several occassions, but I just haven't forced myself to put the pics up on the blog. Here are a couple of shots, though, of one of my most recent dabbles in the crafting world: Valentines gifts to the kids' teachers.

These are both fun and fairly easy to make. Inside I put the Ghiradelli (sp?) chocolates in milk and dark. The teachers seemed to appreciate a more "sophisticated" (wink wink) presentation to their chocolate indulgance - and to that I say "ENJOY!"