Friday, February 18, 2011

A Moxie Fab Trigger and Rainy days

To start off my post I wanted to share my card for the newest Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. 
 Don't you just want to go here? I love how inviting it is and it also makes for a great challenge.
 Here is my card to go along with the trigger.  There were two things in particular that caught my attention in the trigger. That wonderful, red print one one of the pillows that looks like a stitched design and the striped, blue pillows.
 I also liked the combination of white, blue and red.  I used an embossing folder to create the lines in the blue, Vintage Core'dinations cardstock and then sanded my squares. I thought that was a great way to mimic the striped pillows.
 I tried to figure out how I could created something that would have that red, stitched look and I thought of a technique I have read about but not tried yet.  I took one of my embossing folders and I a red Ancient Page stamp pad and gave one side of the embossing folder a coat with the red ink. I then inserted a piece of white cardstock and ran this through my Cuttlebug. The embosssed design then had a slight red tint to the design.  After I cut this piece out with a Spellbinder Nestabilities label shape, I added a little more of the red color to the cut and embossed edges. 
 The flower is by Recollections and that was added over a piece of white tulle that is tried in a couple bows. 
 It is raining here today, something we seldom see except for this year when we are getting our fair share. My card using a new collection by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker is so fitting. Notice the badge on my sidebar showing this collection, It's Raining, It's Pouring. I just love every part of this cute set.  You can also see this card and several others in a blog post at Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.
 The little turtle with his umbrella is a die cut that I cut out. I added Aleene's Paper Glaze to the dots on the umbrella and his boots.
And this is what we were up to last night! Our youngest grandson collided with a coffee table. The interesting part of this is that the coffee table had padding on two sides to hopefully prevent something like this. Anyway, our daughter ended up in the emergency room for a couple hours last night to make sure all was OK. The damage looks worse then it actually is, I guess.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

HUGS card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials and Core Vintage/Core’dinations
Spellbinders Label Nestabilities
Sizzix embossing folders
Red Ancient Page stamp pad
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Sticker letters – Making Memories
Flower - Recollections
Foam tape – 3M


  1. Sigh.. love the Moxie Trigger and your interpretation!!!!! So inviting!

    And this must be the week of 'close calls' on head injuries near the eye. My son came home with a good one - he ran into a wooden post at school! Right by his eye - and he also fell and hit his head in PE... all in one day . I know how your daughter feels!


  2. Oh poor baby! The cards are fabulous!

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhh poor guy! I hope he feels better soon!! I love love love love love the cards!!!! That tulle on the first one is BEAUTIFUL! And you ALWAYS rock Nikki's papers!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Just LOVE your trigger card, what a beautiful interpretation and so inspirational!

  5. love the pic and your card is perfect- you have such a knack for this it! poor little guy- glad u got a pic- I took one of my youngest when he got his first black eye- glad he will be ok

  6. Pretty cards Linda. Love your take on the moxie Fab challenge... that flower is gorgeous. Cute turtle! :o) Poor little one! I am sure it looks worse that what it is... last year my grandson caught the edge of our coffee table and hit his tample.

  7. hope the little dude is ok. love the cards they are adorable and the sofa is so inviting.

  8. Wow - pretty! That coredinations card stock looks just like fabric!

    Your poor little grandson...I hope he's feeling ok. That looks like a nasty run in with the coffee table, alright. Kids bounce back from these things pretty quickly. The adults usually cringe more than they do!

  9. Oh, poor thing! That looks like it really hurt! Gracious!

    Your first card is ever so pretty! LOVE the embossing! And your second card is uber fun! Great use of Glossy Accents!

  10. Poor baby is right! But he looks tough and resilient. Also, I like your cards. Nice work!

  11. Ouch...poor little guy! I'm so glad he is ok! Your card for Moxie Fab is GORGEOUS! Your little turtle card is as cute as can be!!

  12. oh my gosh! that looks so sad :( kids are so resilient! poor little bugger.

    your card are gorgeous. that turtle guy is the cuuutest!

  13. Beautiful Linda, love the textures on the MF card! That turtle is adorable & ouch at your grandson.. hope he's better. :)

  14. Hey Linda! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for joining in on all the fun! :)