Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Moxie is back.....

....seriously, for almost two weeks I was in a mojo slump when it came to crafting.  But, it happens, and my house got really clean because of it!  Tee hee!  I have a few cards to share with you today!

The Moxie Fab blog has started the Olympics of Stamping today....so I plan on participating as much as possible!  This first card fits one of the themes....happy birthday.  It also fits the Embellish Mag current challenge (birthday card using pink, green, blue, & brown), and the current Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge (to use flowers). 
"Birthday Wishes" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Glitz Designs
Stamps: Glitz Designs (Maya Rose) & Papertrey Ink (Asian Fusion
Ink: Clearsnap (pigment: razzberry, green) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs & Westrim Crafts
Felt: Provo Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars

Instructions:  Fold kraft colored cardstock in half to make your card base, and round the bottom corners.  Punch a border to striped paper and adhere to the top.  Add a thin strip of paper with three jewels to the top of a pink dotted paper block, and adhere to the top of the card.  Stamp the rose directly to the card, and then stamp the sentiment to the left side of the rose.  Accent with jewels and felt leaves.  Adhere two thin strips of patterned paper to the bottom.

This next card is based on Laura's Sketch 46, and Just Buggin' Challenge 25 (to use predominately black and white).  I think the Just Buggin' challenge is technically "over", but that is okay!  I still wanted to have fun with it on this card!!
"You Are Fabulous" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle & Scenic Route
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Stickers: Making Memories
Jewels: Darice Inc. & Bazzill Basics
Ink: Clearsnap (Chalk: charcoal)
Glitter: DecoArt
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridges: Home Decor & Graphically Speaking by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold pink cardstock in half to make card base, and round the right hand corners.  Round the right hand corners and ink the edges of a damask paper block, and adhere to the front.  Punch a border to a dotted paper strip, and adhere to the left side of the card.  Tie ribbon around around the left side of the card.  Cut the chandelier and its layers at 3" using a Cricut Expression and the Home Decor cartridge.  Glitter the pink shadow layer and adhere to the front.  Adhere the top layer using dimensional adhesive.  Accent the chandelier and dotted paper block with pink jewels.  Cut "fabulous" at 1" using a Cricut Expression and the Graphically Speaking cartridge.  Glitter the cut and adhere to the bottom of the card.  Finish the sentiment using tiny black alphas. 

And just one last card to share with you today!  Yesterday the Moxie Fab gave us an awesome card by Kim Crawford to use as the current Tuesday Trigger.  I was inspired by the colors she used, and the pearls at the top of her card.  
"With Deepest Sympathy" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Stamps/Button: Papertrey Ink (Asian Fusion stamps)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: chestnut) & CTMH (Pigment: Vanilla Cream) 
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars

Instructions: Fold chocolate brown cardstock in half to make the card base, and round the bottom corners.  Stamp the flower stripes to a yellow cardstock block using vanilla cream pigment ink.  Adhere a kraft cardstock strip to the top of the yellow block.  Punch a border to brown leaf paper and adhere over top of the seam.  Tie ribbon around the block, and attach the button to the bow with twine.  Stamp the sentiment to the kraft strip, and accent with brown & yellow pearls.  Adhere the entire block to the top of the card base with dimensional adhesive. 

Well, that is what I have to share with you today!!  Well, I have some errands to run and I better get going!  I hope that you are having a wonderful Wednesday!!  ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea

44 comments:

  1. such fabbie cards Lea...as always! Thanks for joining us over at Jacksonbelle!!

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  2. Perfectly gorgeous cards!! I always receive so much inspiration from your blog!

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  3. Beautiful cards!! Your mojo is definitely back
    :-)

    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  4. Wow... yeah... I'd say your Moxie is back! :) All of your cards are stunning! Love them all!!

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  5. Woweeeeeeee! Great cards! Love them all! :) Kathy

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  6. these are FANTASTIC!! Thank you for including step by step instructions---helps this budding card maker to have a clue! :)

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  7. These are ALL fabulous!Love how you use the color combo and stamps!

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  8. What fun cards! You always have such wonderful entries!

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  9. Your MOJO is definitely back! These are gorgeous! Love the Tuesday Trigger with the pearls, that black/white/pink chandelier card is stunning and your birthday wishes card with the kraft cs is so cute!

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  10. Wow! Your cards are humbling from my point of view. Absolutely lovely; I especially like your 'trigger tuesday' entry.
    Kelly
    ps...thanks for stopping at my little space.

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  11. Oh wow, Lea! These are just gorgeous!

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  12. Oh yeah baby that mojo is a FLOOOOOWIN!!!!!!!!!! Love em all Lea!

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  13. WOW!!! Those cards are simply amazing!!! I am so lovin' that second one and that last one is too perfect!!! :-)

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  14. Beautiful! Love the black and yellow, such wonderful contrasting colors!

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  15. These are all just Fab! Looks like you are out of your slump. I love that chandelier on your Cricut. You rocked that Embellish Cahllenge too. That one scared me a little this week. Not my colors. :D

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  16. So marvelous Lea!! I absolutely LOVE your cards and thank you so much for including the directions. I know that it takes a lot of time to type it out! Your "fabulous" card is totally...FABULOUS!!! Thank you for playing along at 2S4Y !! Hugs! ♥♥ Kay

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  17. um, i think it's totally okay for you to have taken a bit of a break ~ you typically post, what, six cards each time?? maybe seven??
    as usual, these are chock-full of wonderful ideas and gorgeous details that i would never come up with in a million years.
    you rock the whole cardmaking thang, lea!!

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  18. p.s. thanks for the speedflash tip!!
    you're one of the people whose photos i've always admired!!

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  19. Oh my your work is always breathtaking!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  20. That is just too darn cute for words! Love it!

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  21. Lea, these are soooo gorgeous...

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  22. Love how these all turned out! I love your style its so fun! Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin, I love your take on the challenges!

    Kandi *JB DT*

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  23. What a great moxie card! I had a hard time with the colors at first :) I love your cards, they are all amazing! I am following your blog now and please feel free to add me too if you like!!!

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  24. Hello, Lea. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I adore your cards as well, especially the Birthday Wishes. I love the bright colors against the kraft paper! Good luck to you!

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  25. Each one is beautiful, Lea. I love your eclectic style.

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  26. WOW! Three incredible beauties!! Love them all..you definitely have Moxie!!

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  27. As ever.. all GORGEOUS!!! I definately think you have moxie! I especially love the sympathy cards, I find colour hard to decide on because of the situation, but this works so well. TFS :o)

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  28. Oh...these are absolutely fabulous. I think you can work with any kind of paper and material...your work is always STUNNING!

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  29. These are so awesome! Love that last one the best, the ribbon and pearls are just perfect!

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  30. Lea, you just rock! These are all so awesome!!

    (-: Heidi

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  31. Fabulous cards! The chandelier card is particularly stunning!

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  32. Amazing! I love everything about every single card!

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  33. Each of these are absolutely amazing! Thanks for playing along with Embellish!!

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  34. These are all incredible!!! Great job! Thanks for playing along with the Jacksonbelle challenge!

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  35. Fantastic cards ... love them all.

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  36. Beautiful cards, Lea! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  37. Hey Lea! Thanks for entering the Olympics of Stamping Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

    I saw this for the Tuesday Trigger as well, but it doesn't look like my comment showed up. :(

    Thanks so much for playing along!

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Lea