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, August 17, 2009
I ended up making one of my own "clip-it-up" version's based on another bloggers instructions for the same thing. I love that now I can clip up my stickers and other items instead of hiding them in drawers never to see the light of day. The other day I was punching some butterflies for a card and thought "I won't be able to use all of these, but I want to save them somewhere I won't lose them." So...I put them inside the little bags that the clear stamps from JoAnn's come in and clipped it up and VIOLA! Now I can see them and know where to find them when I want them!
Here's a pic of the little bags with stuff inside - and where I hung them:
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Have you ever started crafting something and then set it aside because there was something about it you couldn't make work, only to find it WAY later on and then everything just came together? Well, that's what happened with this card. I'm sure I CAS'd it from something, but have no clue as to what, but here it is> I originally didn't have the flowers and bling on the top or the sentiment on the lower left side. But I ended up deciding I wanted to put those on and I liked the result.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
trying to keep afloat with the other demands of life. But I have had a few times to craft, here and there, and even make a little gift for a friend. The "popscicle" card I made with my SIL during our most recent VSN, and the "Friend 2 Friend" gift is actually 3 Hersheys milk chocolate bars wrapped up with a little "bling" for a friend. Sorry the candybar photos are out of order, but I was having a little trouble with getting the pictures in the right order! :)
Hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
CD FOLDER ALBUM INSTRUCTIONS:
You'll need 3 CD folders for each album.
1. Fold 3 CD folders at the score marks
2. Fold 2 pieces of cardstock (5" x 10") in half - if you are going to stamp these, make sure you stamp it before folding it. These 2 sheets will be the "glue" that holds the 3 CD folders together. Use sticky strip to attach the cardstock to the folder. Make sure the fold of your cardstock is flushed with the spine of the CD folder. Tip: make sure all 3 folders are faced right-side up before "gluing" all together.
3. Take 3 pieces of cardstock (5" x 11") and score at 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 6 - if you awre going to stamp these, make sure you stamp it before folding it. Fold at score marks and insert into 3 CD folders. Insert the short end on the left side. Tip: you will want to use your bone folder to make each crease neater and each fold flatter.
4. Place ribbon around your entire album - ribbon should be approximately 28 inches long.
5. Adhere the front and back cover to your album - 5" x 5" squares.
6. Adhere 5" x 5" squares also to the left side of each folder. You will need 3 squares. Optional: use half of a 3/4" circle punch to make the notch in your paper to match the notch of the folder.
7. To cover the right slanted pocket of the folder, get a 5" x 5" square and insert it into the pocket. Trace the pocket and then cut. This may take some practice and adjusting. You may want to make a template or a pattern for this piece.
8. Adhere the "mini-cards." You will need 9 of them (3 1/2" x 2 3/4"). Make sure you round the corners before adhering the tabs. The envelope size is 3 1/8" x 3 1/8". You can insert more envelopes if you wish.
9. For the circle page on the last page of the book, use the coluzzle to make the circle. Use the largest circle and the next to the largest circle sizes.
10. Add desired embellishments to the front cover, mini cards, and pages.
Ok, that's it! Now...go and create...and ENJOY!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
To say I've been missing from the boards as of late I know is an understatement. I've come down with *ta-dah*: the flu - but, as I don't appear to be squeeling or snorting or desiring to roll in the mud, my doctor's have told me they don't think it's the swine one! What a relief...just the desire to have a truffle or two was beginning to make me a little nervous...
Anyhoo - I've been unable to post OR comment as sitting upright for more than 10 minutes or so doesn't always fare too well. On top of the low-energy and aches, I've also developed a stinker of a cough and my lower right ribcage SCREAMS at me whenever I cough or sneeze. Laying down is best, but with my 3 little ones I can't completely vegge out.
I just wanted to let everyone in the fabulous "Surfin' 11" group know that I know I've been remiss, but promise to get something up and more importantly go and visit all of your wonderful and inspiring blogs very soon (I think I'm on blog withdrawal anyway!)
Sending best wishes to all of you out there in cyber-land and here's hoping you stay clear of any bug-a-roos in your homes!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I even made a little headband/hat with Elmo on it for him to wear. Of course, getting him to actually keep it on... :)
Friday, April 10, 2009
A big THANK YOU, too, to Katie over at Katie's Niche (who is in the Surfin' Ocean's 11 group with me, please check out all of the ladies' blogs) for sending me info on doing the above! Now I just need to make it work for me... :) I'm slightly computer non-savvy.
Hopefully I can also add a few of my recent creations - we'll see.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Supplies: Whisper White, Gable Green cardstock, Target DSP "Wedding" theme; corner rounder punch; word window punch (for gift card slot on inside); Rose Red & Gable Green ink, Timber Brown Staz-on (to stamp cake); blender pen; Prima flower; Gable Green brad; stampin' dimensionals
Monday, March 23, 2009
And here's mine:
I thought I could get to this challenge a lot faster than I did - but my hubby ended up requesting my help with a banquet he was putting together for our church. He realized about a week and a half before it was to happen that he really hadn't spent time thinking about the entertainment. So, what's a guy to do? Well, ask your wife - particularly if she was a vocal major in college! :) He wanted a Broadway themed night and asked if I'd be willing to put together a 30-40 minute program - so that ended up taking A LOT of my focus over the past week and a half! Add to that the fact that my almost 2 year old has not been sleeping well (more teeth) and I was just praying to stay healthy enough to pull the whole thing off. Thankfully, I did - and the banquet was for the most part a success and I was very happy for him. I even had a friend there who happened to have a new digital video camera who recorded the whole performance and who was willing to put it on a disk for me - so maybe if I'm daring I'll put some of it here - since one of the "S's" in my title does refer to singing! Well see...
As far as this challenge, I didn't think I'd have as hard a time coming up with something, but then again, I realized that I hadn't taken my dry embossing stuff out for YEARS! I only have 3 of the SU little templates (and they are all retired!) That made it even a little more of a challenge since I just couldn't come up with a great idea. Then I remembered that I had made these little gift-card holders the week before (one was for my nephew's birthday.) I got the idea for the gift-card holder from Dawn Griffith over at "Dawn's Stamping Studio" and I just had to try it out! Today, I realized that my "Love without End" dry embossing template would work well with the circles on the DSP from the SS Kit "Party Pieces" (also retired - but hey, I'm using it up!) Anyhoo - here's another photo of the embossed one along with another one I did (no dry embossing):
Ok, sorry for such a loooooooong post! Thanks for looking!
Supplies: "Love without End" dry embossing template (SU); Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffrom, Old Olive cardstock (SU); SS Kit "Party Pieces" (SU); Word Window punch; Tempting Turquoise & So Saffron brads; stampin' dimensionals.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
And the inside
Supplies used: "Mindy's Zoo" set from Autumn Leaves; "Small Sayings" set from SU; Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, SU DSP; Timber Brown Staz-on; SU Markers: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Bordering Blue; Stampin' dimensionals
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Supplies used: SU "Delight in Life" set; So Saffron, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery cardstock, ink, and DSP (I don't remember the name of this DSP but I think it was from a hostess Level 1 choice a year or two ago); White ribbon; Ticket-corner punch; So Saffron brads; 1 1/4" circle punch; stampin' dimensionals
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Ok, so here are a couple of items that I worked on for Valentines: The first two pictures are of an item that I worked on along with my SIL via our VSN. I'm not sure if she learned this from someone she crafts with in CO or came up with it herself. Regardless, it was a fun effort and my son's teacher enjoyed getting it with her Valentines mailbox. (In case the picture isn't very clear, it just spells out Happy Valentines.)
The second item is the card I gave to my hubby on Valentines. I saw a thread on SCS entitled "suggestive sentiments" and had a few good laughs at many of the suggestions given. Lots of great ones! I decided to try my 'Favorite Teddy Bear' set from SU and create a little something special for my "honey".
Friday, February 20, 2009
In the info section of that post, the crafter has listed her blog where she shows the craft: http://custampin.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/christmas-gifts-part-2/
Hopefully it's OK to post links to other blogs like this... :) Someone let me know if otherwise...but I think she did a great job and I certainly was inspired to try it out myself! Enjoy!!!