Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Moxie Fab, Ella publishing and Starbucks

You wonder how those three go together, right? Read on...
I love the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab this week and so I of course had to play along. If you know me, you know I love a challenge. I choose to create a patchwork design for my background. I have wanted to do something like this for awhile and so I took from the look of the hearts in the trigger being from different patterns of papers. I wanted my hearts to be white then so that I was using the opposite look from the trigger but the white hearts didn't show up well against the background so I punched my hearts with my new Martha Stewart heart punch and that gave my hearts a scallop edge and I cut red felt hearts that were slightly smaller.
I thought that the felt and the sewn on buttons fit well with the patchwork look. I cut my squares at 1". I sure wished that I had had a 1" square punch but I didn't so I just cut them all. I love this collection from We R Memory Keepers so it was easy to create a coordinated look from these.
And, here is sketch #3 from the Ella Friday Challenge.
I changed the number of photos a little since I needed to print mine out in some different sizes. I wanted my layout to be very simple. I printed the title on the white background cardstock and then added a little color to my outline font with a Copic marker. The other accents are then sprayed on with a couple colors of Memories Mist by Stewart Superior.
And, my photos to share which brings Starbucks into this post.
I did a double take when I was driving past this building and I just had to get out of the car and walk in to see if it was a Wells Fargo - a bank, or a Starbucks. Guess what - never before seen - it was BOTH!!! You read that right, BOTH! I walked in the door and they created an entire, real Starbucks in one corner of a fully operating bank. Do wonders never cease!
This Starbucks was on an opposite corner.
I just loved the facade of this building making it actually look a whole lot like the original Starbucks in Seattle.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock –Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers
Heart punch – Martha Stewart
Buttons – PaperTrey Inc.
Machine sewing
Rub-on sentiment – Making Memories
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Spray color – Memories Mist
Font for title – Zapped Sticks
Circle punch – Papershapers
Brads – Making Memories
Fluid chalk stamp pad - Clearsnap


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog today! I LOVE your take on the Moxie Fab Trigger!! Your felt hearts are adorable!

  2. Linda, your card is gorgeous and so is your layout...hey, is that Wells Fargo in the Orange circle by any chance??? Sure looks like it..hehehe

  3. Love that awesome patchwork background ... and the texture of the felt is awesome.

  4. Just adorable, a great take on Moxie Fab inspirational piece!

  5. I love that card! so sweet and cute and I love the colours!

  6. funny..I was just thinking about how I am seeing and loveing felt..hmmm...THIS IS SOOOOO COOL! tfs and that little boy is the sweetest! :)

  7. what a gorgeous card and cute, cute lo!

  8. I love your take on the trigger and I am in love with those felt hearts!

  9. great Tuesday Trigger card!! love the patchwork background you created - beautiful :)

  10. I just wanted to pop in to say thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I love your take on this week's Tuesday Trigger. I'm a HUGE, sewing-on-cards girl, myself :). Fabulous! Also, I love all your wonderful layouts and pics of CHA. What great inspiration!

  11. Oh do I LOVE that card! Congrats on the Nikki Sivils team too btw!

  12. Congrats on winning this week over at Ella Publishing Co. for Sketch #3!!!

  13. I love your layout, but can I say? That patchwork card is so beautiful! Very pretty. :)

  14. Congrats. Your layout and card are so cute. I am going to scraplift the card idea and I have been wanting to try misting. It looks great on your layout.

  15. Hey Linda! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)