All That Glitters is Gold Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Hi everyone! A few more hours ’til TGIF! For some, it’s already Friday!  Hip, hip, hooray!  I was just playing around at my craft table today and decided to make something a little different.  It could be made into a greeting card, but I decided it was going to be an ornament.  I haven’t figured out how it’s to be mailed/posted yet, but then again, I don’t know who I am going to send it to, either!

You may have heard the saying (in the USA, anyway) that everything’s bigger in Texas?! It’s absolutely true! My neighbors have this beautiful oak tree in their yard, and it yields the biggest, fattest acorns I have ever laid eyes on! I marched right over there and asked, politely, if I could gather them, because surely they could be used in something “crafty.” I have a huge zip-top bag full of them!!  Yay me! 

So, in following along with the MFW challenge “All That Glitters is Gold,” I rolled one in Versamark and fine gold embossing powder and voila……a beautiful, golden, Texas-size acorn! OK, now what am I going to do with this beautiful acorn? Then I thought back, way back, when I lived in Massachusetts (fall is extraordinary there), and my son was in 1st grade. His class put on a little concert for their parents, and one of the songs they sang was, “Tall Oaks, from Little Acorns, Grow.” At least that’s how I remember it!  It was a sweet song sung by little first graders….lump in my throat…..moving on……..

I added a little eye hook and some burlap twine to spiff it up and hung it from my computer-generated and die-cut card front. Using “Delight” paperclay and mixing in some Rangers “walnut” distress stain, I rolled out, woodgrain background stamped, and cut out a trunk shape of an oak tree with a few inked and punched oak leaves as embellishments.  So anyway, here is my card and thanks for reading all my babble…..after a while I think I would sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher…..WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH!!

 Tall Oaks 

Stay tuned for another creation…..till then……Ta-Ta! 

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Moxie Fab World – Tuesday Trigger – Honoring Ombre

Yay!! Due to the Labor Day holiday weekend I still have time to participate in the Moxie Fab World, Tuesday Trigger, Honoring Ombre! I love ombre! I could just eat up that inspiration piece of cake, all layers and the butterfly! It’s so purple-ly!

Since it is after Labor Day, and so close to Fall, I decided to create a card using, what else(?), falling leaves!  I used my Copics, YR04, YR07, YR12, YR24 and YR31, to create the ombre effect for the leaves on my card. Since I used a maple leaf hole punch, I had to strategically place them to show the ombre effect.  Fortunately, most of the leaves are raked up and put into the basket (stamps by Judith)! I used my Inktense watercolor pencils to color the basket.  The yellow, orange and brown cardstock is from Gina K., and I used Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic pens for my "Happy Fall" lettering. Drum roll, please…….here’s my card……..

MoxieFabWorld Ombre Challenge

Well, I really hate to let go of Summer, but I know it will return next year and Fall is the start of renewal for next year……out with the old and in with the new! So thanks for dropping in……..I hope you have a wonderful week…….until next time…….tootles….M

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TGIF, right?!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!  Last week at this time I was tuning into “Stamp-a-Faire,” hosted by Papertrey Ink.  Yesterday, during some free time, I decided to practice one of the techniques I learned, “Scent-sationals – Scratch and Sniff.”  Here is the cute card I came up with using Unsweetened Kool-Aid grape, orange and cherry (mixed with clear embossing powder) as my ‘scratch and sniff’ aromas…….


What a FUN technique!  I just love the stamp set “bubblegum4me” from “The Stamps of Life,” which I purchased at the CK Scrapbooking Convention in Tulsa, OK, last Friday!  Perfect for this technique! The possibilities are endless!  Other materials used are:

  • PTI cardstock: pure poppy, plum pudding and white.
  • Copic sketch markers for the bubblegum machine and shading.
  • HeroArts clear embossing powder.
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

That’s it for today! Hope you like my card. Feel free to leave some feedback! I hope to have a few different craft posts in the near future, so please stayed tuned! Have a great and fulfilling weekend! Luv, M

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Stamp-a-Faire 2013 – Challenge #10

9pm EST: “Sweet Sugar Coated Embellishments” – The LAST challenge!!  Holy smokes!! The ingredient in this challenge is Prisma Glitter! As you can see, I think I used this product well…….every gingerbread boy should have lots of sugar, I mean glitter, on him! Here’s my card……..

Margie 9pm Sugar coated


PTI Classic Kraft Cardstock, Pure Poppy cardstock

Gingham – The Paper Studio

Glitter – Superior – Veneer Standard Granules “Prisma”

Sentiment and Gingerbread Boy – PTI – Scentamentals

Ranger Archival Ink – Coffee

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Stamp-a-Faire 2013 – Challenge #9

8pm EST: “Limited Ingredients Challenge” – The name says it all……..Limited Ingredients!!  This is, by far, the silliest card I ever made!  I’ll just show it to you!!

Margie 8pm Limited Ingredients

Ingredients are:

Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Melon Berry, Soft Stone, White, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold

PTI Stamp (for hair) – Fruitful (flourish)

Glitter – Beneer Standard Granules “Prisma”

Uniball White Signo Ink

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Stamp-a-Faire 2013 – Challenge #8

6pm EST: “Whipping Up Scent-sational Cards” – Another fun challenge!  Have you ever wondered how they make “scratch and sniff” on products? Well I have, and now I know a secret!  It’s in the pudding, or jello, or even Kool-Aid!  Really!!  Here is my card……it truly works!!!

Margie 6pm Scent card

Ingredients include:

PTI Sentimentals Stamp Set

Cherry Kool-Aid

Clear Embossing Powder

PTI Pure Poppy and Classic Kraft cardstock

American Crafts Premium Ribbon

Ranger Archival Inks: Sienna and Emerald Green

Gingham Paper from The Paper Studio

Thanks for checking in………Luv, M

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Stamp-a-Faire 2013 – Challenge #7

4pm EST: “Custom Accents from the Oven” – Shrink plastic!!! Old technique, fresh and modern twist! Team members showcased shrink plastic projects to demonstrate how to create unique accents/embellishments! This one was fun! Once I figured out how to hold down my shrink plastic piece while heating, that is!!  I used PTI’s dies from their Happiness In Bloom collection for the flowers and leaves.  After the die-cutting, but before the shrinking process, I coated the flowers with Memento Luxe inks in Soft Pink and Lilac. I used ‘matte’ shrink plastic for the flowers and clear plastic for the leaves.  After die-cutting and shrinking the leaves, I colored them with Adirondack alcohol ink. I die-cut a Spellbinders trellis and added it to a PTI Classic Kraft cardstock base. I then mounted (with white glue) the flowers and leaves onto the trellis.  The sentiment is also PTI.  Here is my card………

Margie 4pm Custom Accents Oven

Thank you for stopping by!  Luv, M

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