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...

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.