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...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ocean's 11: 3-D Challenge...and a little something else

Ok, so how does the saying go..."Better late than never!" Yeah, I'm getting this in just in time!

I've joined my first "blogger group" - Surfin' Ocean's 11 (I just love that name! And I have everyone's blog listed here on the left side - please check them out and get INSPIRED!) and the members decided to start up a challenge for our little band of uber-crafters. Each week we'll rotate taking the lead in announcing a challenge, and then each member of the Ocean's group can join in and post their creations that revolve around the posted challenge for that week. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, this is the FIRST challenge I've ever done - and I've been mulling it ALL WEEK!
This first challenge was issued by our fearless, crafty leader, Chirleen! She asked for a Spring themed, 3-D item. I took a leaf from a card I made with my SIL a couple months ago - and made it work for this particular theme. I really liked the look of the "cup card" when I first made it with my SIL, but mine ended up too flat before - so when I decided to try a cup on THIS card, I made sure to go for the 3-D effect and really round it out. In addition, I used colors that I felt were compatable with a Spring theme. I also mulled what kind of saying I could use, and since this cup reminds me of tasty lemonade, I thought I'd riff on the "sweetness" of that drink (and probably put a saying inside that says something like: "Just like a great glass of lemonade, you're too sweet!" (Kind of like a Thank You of sorts, probably cheesy, but there you go!) Here it is:
My supplies used: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White cardstock; Summer Picnic DSP; SU "Tart and Tangy" set; SU "So Very" set; Pumpkin Pie classic ink; Vellum cardstock; Ticket-corner punch; 2-way glue pen & Dazzling Diamonds glitter; stampin' sponge; & stampin' dimensionals (for the layers of cdstock underneath.)

So there it is! My very FIRST challenge card ever! :) I'm just glad I actually got it done! My family went camping last night and around midnight my middle son started to get sick (as in, grab a bucket, sick.) So...we hauled ourselves back home around 2:15 a.m. (which actually was a blessing because it was COLD outside in a tent!) Needless to say, I've been feeling a bit tired all day, but I was determined to give this a go. I'm really just looking forward to getting some fabulous inspiration from all the Ocean's ladies and learning how to stretch (and ink) my proverbial crafting wings!

On another crafting note, I had another VSN with my SIL recently and here are some pics of the paper-bag book we did (we each used whatever color scheme and sets we wanted - we just work in "real time" together over our computer cameras.) I hadn't done one of these in a few years, so although I know I could have done better with layouts and embellishments, I'm just glad I crafted something again! Due to time, I'm just uploading a couple of the page layouts. Here it is:

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


  1. WOWZA! That challenge card is to die for!!! I LOVE it! It looks so real!! Great job!

    Your book is spectacular as well! Great colors!

  2. Nice job on the challenge card Holly. I have not done that type of card before but I might try it today.

    And I love your Paper Bag Book - but what I love more is that you did it with your SIL over a computer camera. Too neat.

    Hope your little one is feeling better - but that is a heck of an excuse to get out of camping.

  3. Wow!! Great job on the cup card! Amazing!! TFS!!

  4. Fab stuff, I have an award for you on my blog if you want to check it out.

  5. If you are the "late" then I guess I am the "never" Just never got around to the challenge but Wow - way to meet it! I've never seen that idea before (but I'm sure I'll be seeing it again, wink, wink). Very creative.

  6. Your first challenge is fabulous!! I really like how you interpreted it and created the dimension!

  7. Oh wow, that's great!! I love that glass.

  8. What a cute cup card, great work on the challenge! I really like the citrus in the cup! And the book is great too.

  9. That is an absolutely FABULOUS cup card. I have never done one of those and wowzer, you hit the ball out of the park.
    So sorry your DS got 'grab-the-bucket' sick, poor guy! Not fun! Hope he feels better soon.

  10. Your challenge card is FAB! Very creative idea!! It really does look real. Your book is also really cute!

  11. that orangeade card is fantastic! your mini-album is pretty sweet too!

  12. Holey Moley!! Whatta card! Can't wait to CASE this one. :)

  13. Fabulous work!
    Amazing design!
    Gorgeous cards!

    So glad I know you!!!!

  14. Your 3D card is super!!! Looks so real (and tasty) - great job!

  15. Wow that is great. I love it.