Moxie Fab Thanks


Hello and welcome to this stop on the Moxie Fab Thanks blog hop being held in honor of Cath Edvalson.  If you’ve come to my blog from Laura Bassen‘s blog – you’re in the right place! If you’re visiting me first then you will want to start from the beginning at the Moxie Fab World blog.

Cath inspired me daily, both directly and indirectly, so it’s hard to imagine a Moxie Fab World without her.  She has a magical way with words and always seems to say the right thing; her announcement last week is no exception.

I wanted to make a card that very simply conveyed all the things I wanted to say to her. With the help of some Fresh Squeezed Stamps sentiments, I was able to.   :)


So while I am SAD Cath is no longer the eyes, ears and mouth of the Moxie Fab World, I am also HAPPY that she has a world full of possibilities for this next chapter of her life. I’m also happy there is something like Facebook where we can easily keep in touch! (/waves to Cath)

Cath, you’ll ALWAYS be Moxie Fab!  Cheers!


Next up in the Moxie Fab Thanks blog hop is Clare Buswell.  You can also find the entire blog hop list HERE!


A shout out to Keren Baker, Virginia Lu, Taheerah Atchia, Kryssi Ng and everyone else who made this blog hop possible!  :)


World Card Making Day 2013


Happy World Card Making Day!  Do you have any fun card making parties to attend? Summer is supposed to make a come-back this weekend, so I’m bracing myself for weather up in the 90s (and we have NO air conditioning at my house – eek!).  So the plans I had today are no more.  But that’s okay, because now I can share it with you!  :)

I will be blog hopping with all of YOU today!  My plan is to craft all day Saturday (and hopefully keep COOL)!  If I can, I’ll upload pictures of the cards I make throughout the day.  I’m a slow crafter, so it may only be a couple of cards.  But I promise I will be making cards all day, hopefully you will too!!  :)


(Sorry for the bad photo!)  I thought it would be nice to create a card to express how grateful I am to have met so many wonderful people around the world in our little (but kind of big!) community.  Happy World Card Making Day, friends!  :)

An Update…

Ever since Fresh Squeezed Stamps opened up in October, I’ve neglected my poor little blog!  I’m not sure why I felt the need to do a post here today, but here I am!  :)

I’m getting ready for a weekend full of spring cleaning (boo!).  My mom is coming for a week long visit at the end of next week, so it’s time to get the house in order – right?  The hubby and I rearranged whole rooms of our house a couple months ago and we’re *still* not done with all the finishing touches. The walls in my office/craft room are blank and I am in need of some organization on my hanging wall shelves.

ImageBecause I’m one of those people who doesn’t like a picture-less post, I have a card to share!  This is a reject from the most recent Gallery Idol open audition round from Paper Crafts magazine.  I could have stamped the yellow/pink/green lines straighter – they are really crooked!  I was in a hurry, trying to beat the deadline, so there you have it!  :)

SUPER Exciting NEWS!!!

Hello!  Hello!  :)  So you may have noticed my blog has been quiet as of late. I’ve been hard at work on a new adventure that officially starts tomorrow!  My friend Shannon Fralish and I have teamed up to bring you Fresh Squeezed Stamps – a new photopolymer clear stamp company!  Eeek!!!  :)))

Our first release begins tomorrow, so be sure to head over to the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog for sneaks of our new stamps, giveaways and tons of inspiration from an all-star cast of guest designers!!  :)

Happy Birthday Butterfly

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  How’s it going?  It’s been hot here (again!) so we’ve been melting a bit each day this week.  I had a couple crafty friends over on Monday and managed to make four cards!  I still need to take pictures of them, so I’m sharing a card I made a couple weeks ago instead of a new one.

I used some Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers and tags.  The butterfly is Studio Calico and the twine is from May Arts.  Sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

Happy Birthday

Hello!  Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had a great and not too long week!  I’m on the cusp of a three day weekend (I don’t work Mondays) and I’m so ready for it to start!  I have some crafty projects to get done this weekend.  The office manager where I work is having a birthday next week and I volunteered to make a birthday banner as they decorate our spaces for our birthdays.  I love that!!

While playing around with scraps a couple weeks ago, I threw together this strip-y card using scraps from an Echo Park winter line from last year and some Cosmo Cricket leftover from a Paper Made Bakery kit (info on how to get yours HERE).  It’s based on a card layout I did a few months ago.  HERE is the original card…

Where to Begin?

Let’s see… Last time we spoke I had gotten a new pool and a new job!  Both are excellent, thank you for asking!  :)  I spent Friday night with a great group of friends making Christmas cards, complete with holiday music and a DIY Ice Cream Sundae bar!  Today I’m doing a Garden Art card class today with some of the same friends.  Should be an excellent afternoon!!   :)

So last week I was all about using my scraps and leftover bits and pieces.  The butterfly is from Heidi Swapp and something I had inked up many, many moons ago.  The patterned paper is My Minds Eye and the sentiment is a new Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp.  Not a super complicated card but I’m loving the colors!!

Talk to you soonish!!

Heat Wave

Hello everybodeeeeeee!  How’s it hanging?  We’ve been having some crazy HOT weather lately.  We rent our house and it doesn’t have A/C, so we’ve been melting daily!  We bought a swamp cooler a couple months ago but even that hasn’t been enough for us lately. So…. we bought an above-ground POOL! Woo hoo!  We just finished figuring out the chemicals that are needed and tomorrow we should be able to go out in it!  I’m *SO* excited!!  :)  My new swimsuit was just delivered today, so I’m all ready for tomorrow!

I have a card to share with you today!  I was playing with my scraps a lot last week and this is one of the results.  The tag is American Crafts/Amy Tangerine and the paper is a mix of Echo Park, Lily Bee Design and maybe someone else?  I lost track!  :)

I hope you are having a great week!  Only one more day until Friday FUN day! Enjoy!

Hello Again

Hey hey hello! (said in my best Parker Posey voice)  :)  Long time no see, right? Just as you were thinking I dropped off the face of the blogging world, I pop back in again!   :)  So my lazy photographer (aka ME!) got off her lazy bum and took some pictures FINALLY, so I have some stuff to share for the next few days… Yay!!!  :)

Today/tomorrow the hubby and I are driving up to the OC for a concert, some good grub and some CRAFTED fun!

I found a cool card on Pinterest that I wanted to CASE because it was just that awesome! Come to find out it’s a CASE of a CASE of an inspired card!  That’s a lot of inspiration, ya’ll!  So here are my boy/girl birthday cards based on the above mentioned cards…

Have a great weekend!!!