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, March 23, 2009

Ocean's 11: Dry Embossing Challenge

Well, I finally got the 3rd 'Ocean's' challenge done: Dry Embossing! Dell over at "DaDoodleDiva" gave us this week's challenge and her sample is here!

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.


  1. Holly, these are super cute. The colors are so bright and cheerful and I love the way the circles on the paper go with the circles on the card. When things like that happen to me it's usually more of a happy accident than a plan!

  2. I love you polka dot embossing!

  3. Holly - What festive cards for the challenge. Love your DP and how you rounded the edges of the flap! Hope the 'Broadway' dinner is a hit!!

  4. Oh your embossing template worked perfectly with the circles! What an adorable project!

  5. What a fun card and a versatile design. So cheerful!

  6. Real dry embossing!! I have only one SU retired plate....I usually go to the CuttleBug...but to do the real thing, that's great! Cute job!

  7. These are great. I like the embossed dots matched with the paper - very cute idea!

  8. Holly, these turned out to be so cute. I just love your dots!

    Isn't it funny how DH can take up our time w/other things?


  9. love how you used the circles as a recurring theme for the card. looks great!