Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A little Moxie Fab Style action....

....going on at my blog today!!  Moxie Fab is touting the new Style issue this week.  I am not part of the issue this time around, but I can't wait to check it out!!  It already looks like there is a TON of inspiration in it!!  So, let's get started!!

My first card is based on the "Fun & Cute" Style Challenge at the Moxie Fab blog.  It also uses Courtney Baker's sketch at her Practicing Creativity blog.  So, let's see....the fun & cute checklist.  Happy color scheme...yep!  A sweet sentiment...well, I think so!  Uncomplicated design....check (even though there are quite a few patterns...it is just a couple of layers.)  Throw in some whimsy, simple shapes & friendly patterns....got it!!  I think this fits the criteria pretty well...tee hee!
"Cute as a Button": supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: October Afternoon
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Sew Lovely set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: chestnut, cranberry, aqua) 
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc.
Button: Papertrey Ink
Jewels: Kaiser Craft
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Storybook by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Adhere a block of striped paper to a block of brown dotted paper.  Adhere a block of red star paper to the main block, and zig-zag stitch along the top and bottom seams.  Adhere the entire block to the front of a white cardbase.   Cut the scalloped square at 3" from kraft cardstock using the Cricut Expression & Storybook cartridge (make sure the real dial size option is on).  Adhere the square to the front of the card.  Add ribbon around the middle of the card, and adhere a button to the bow using twine.  Dry emboss a square inside of a white cardstock block.  Stamp the button and sentiment to the bottom of the block.  Stamp the thread spools above the sentiment.  Stamp the spools to patterned paper, cut out the thread portions, and piece on top of the spools on the white block.  Accent the tops of the spools with jewels, and adhere the entire block to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive.   

This next card is based on the "Clean & Graphic" style challenge at the Moxie Fab blog.  It also uses Dana's sketch at Courtney Practicing Creativity blog.  Alright...here is the checklist for Clean & Graphic cards.  White space....check!  Clean lines....yep!  Simple treatment of text...absolutely.  I let the stamp designer make the text pretty- I just covered it in ink and plopped it right on the cardstock.  Here is my card:
 "With Faith..." supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (A Little Argyle, YOF: Violets sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: frost white, violet, moss green) 
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Pen: Uniball Signo
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Stamp the argyle pattern to the bottom of the card.  Add a white penned border to the top of the card.  Stamp the violet and leaves to patterned paper and cut out.  Adhere them to the top right of the argyle border.  Accent the middle of the violet with purple jewels.  Tie ribbon on the left side at the top of the argyle border.  Stamp the sentiment inside the white penned box, and accent with jewels. 

This last card is just a really quick one that I threw together for the Fruity Challenge that Sarah Martina is doing at her blog.  Cupcards to Go is offering up a fabulous prize to the winner, so be sure to check it out!!
"You're Berry Special" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Doodlebug Designs & October Afternoon
Stamps/Ribbon: Renaissance by Design (Summer Fruit set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: lime, fresh green, cranberry) & Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) 
Jewels/Brad: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Winter Woodlands by Provo Craft

Instructions: Round the lower left corner of a berry paper strip, and adhere to the left side of the card.  Punch a border strip from striped paper, and adhere to the right side of a glittered dot paper strip.  Round the lower left corner of the paper block, and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut the scalloped circle and its layers using the Cricut Expression and Winter Woodlands cartridge.  Tie ribbon through the left side of the scalloped circle, and adhere to the front of the card.  Stamp the sentiment and strawberries to the white circle layer, and accent with jewels.  Stamp the lime slice to white cardstock and cut out.  Add glitter, cut a slit, and attach it to the sentiment circle.  Accent with a jewel, and adhere the entire circle to the top of the scalloped circle.  Accent the middle of the bow with a strawberry brad.

I really like the cute sketches on Courtney's blog, and I have a couple more ideas with the other two sketches!!  So, I will post those this week at some point!!

Okay, so I came upon this site today.  It is called Awkward Family Pet Photos....and it is pretty hilarious.  I don't mean to laugh at people, but they are pretty freaking funny.  I will admit...I had a good chuckle while perusing.  And I would assume a lot of them were submitted by the actual people in the photos.


And I will leave you with a photo of this beautiful Sadie...not awkward at all.  Isn't she darling?!!
She was a little grumpy with me, because I woke her up.  Oh well...it was worth it!  And, she got past her grumpiness pretty quickly when she got petted (is that correct?) and a treat!! :) Have a great rest of your day!! ♥♥♥


Until later,
~Lea

32 comments:

  1. Oh the cards are great, love how you always incorporate some bling! Love that little puppy, so adorable.

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  2. Those cards are all great! Beautiful use of colour and I love all the bling accents. And that little puppy is just way too cute:)

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  3. Your cards are gorgeous, Lea. The second one is my absolute favorite. Love your design and color combo. Great job!

    xoxo

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  4. Beautiful cards as always! Lovely colors!

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  5. Fabulous cards, Lea! I think my favorite has to be the one on Kraft with all the polka dots - super cute

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  6. Love these cards Lea! You hit every style right on! I love that little doggie too...so sweet!

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  7. Girl that button card rocks!!! Love it!

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  8. Lea your cards are SO FUN! I always love looking through your work! Thanks so much for joining us for the *Fun & Fruity* challenge with Cupcards {To Go}!

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  9. Okay...the pup has my vote on cutest! ;) The cards are so fab too! :)

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  10. Gorgeous cards, Lea! I especially love your stunning clean and graphic card. Love the cute puppy pic!

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  11. Super cards as always! Enter the dog as well, I think fun and cute would be the best challenge!

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  12. Hi Lea, These are all fab cards! So fun and colorful:)

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  13. hi lea! thank you so much for stopping by my blog. i just had to come by and say hi to you and boy am i glad i did!

    your cards are absolutely gorgeous and i just love the way you present them too. i might steal that idea - if you don't mind! mine are soooooo boring!!!!

    and that puppy is just too cute!!!!

    it's not only nice to meet you, but i'm definitely gonna be following you as i just love what i see here.

    would love for you to stop by my challenge blog tomorrow - glitterbabeschallenge.blogspot.com

    hugs :)

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  14. wowee.. such fabulous cards, all in the different layout and theme. fabulous, so much of creative juices..

    I love Sadie.. she one gorgeous gal.. I love doggies.. they such a darling :D

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  15. Three great cards. Lea! I love all the colors!

    Your doggie is adorable!!!

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  16. Amazing cards, Lea! Each one is absolute perfection!
    You photo of Sadie couldn't be sweeter. AWWW!!!
    ♥♥ Kay

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  17. These are ALL amazing, I especially lOVE that first one. The colors are spectacular. Love your work, and am now following!

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  18. Fab cards! You rocked both styles!

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  19. Tons of fun cards. Way to rock the Moxie Fab Challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  20. Beautiful cards!!
    I love these colourful cards!!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Have a nice day!

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  21. I really like your "cute as a button" card, love how you used all those layers of different paper and it all works together great!! And the doggy, soo cute

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  22. Yummy goodness with ALL your cards!! love 'em!

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  23. Oh what fabulous cards! Love your clean & graphic entry will all the polka dots :o)

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  24. Wow...your cards are fabulous!!! The colors are stirkingly beautiful!

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  25. Lea, these are all just gorgeous!! I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite!

    Cuuuuute puppy!

    (-: Heidi

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  26. Lea they are all amazing cards... but I love the pic of Sadie... thanks for sharing
    jaydee

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  27. Hey Lea! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

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  28. These are such great cards!! I especially love the fruity one. Your dog is so adorable! :)

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  29. so, so brilliant, every one of them lea. love your palettes & of course your embellishing is perfection!

    (((hugs))) my friend!
    danni

    http://www.cupcardstogo.typepad.com

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  30. What a cute photo of Sadie - she looks adorable! Love your cute and gorgeous cards!

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  31. Hey Lea! Thanks also for entering the Let's Do Clean & Graphic Card Style challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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Lea