I loved the tone-on-tone background with the pop of red. I searched for a big flower in my collection, but couldn't find one that I thought would work ... so I went with a Camera instead, using the same colors.
I stamped the DesignBlock Birthday on woodgrain designer paper for the background. The Camera and Coordinating Die Cut were an exclusive by Hero Arts for Archivers (here's another card I made using it).
Moxie Fab World is asking crafters to share some of their favorite storage ideas in their studio.
My studio in our new condo is still a work-in-progress, but I can share a few of my storage solutions.
One piece that I'll be hanging in my new studio is this stamp hanger that my Dad helped me make.
We bought a board at the lumber yard that we sanded and stained. Next, we attached four curtain rods which are the perfect way to store lots of stamps. We attached a sturdy cable to the back, so it can be hung on the wall (love storage that uses open wall space).
Another storage find I love is from my Dad's favorite store ... Harbour Freight.
I used it to store washi tape (until my collection outgrew it). Right now it is storing stickles and paints. I had previously put magnets on the bottom of my stickles bottles when I stored them like this ... and now the magnets are perfect to keep them in place in the metal trays.
We're all coming together to celebrate an amazing woman who made us all want to strive to be Moxie Fab ... who inspired us with her inspiration and pushed us all to create from our souls.
I still remember when I got the e-mail from Cath asking me to be one of the first Moxie Fabbers of the Week back in January 2011 ... I had to re-read the e-mail more than several times to make sure it was real ... what an honor.
So sad to see the news that Cath will be leaving the Moxie Fab World (well she won't be leaving it, because she is the Queen of Moxie Fab Land ... however, she will no longer be authoring the column/blog for Paper Crafts).
I love autumn leaves ... and maple leaves are my favorites. I grew-up with a large maple tree in my back yard in a town that celebrates an annual Maple Leaf Festival. My current house has two maple trees, and a love watching the leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red.
So needless to say, I had to join in this week's Enthralled with Fall Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.
I began with a white woodgrain palette (inspired by the wooden table in the photo). Next I layered on some glittery fall leaves & an SRM Sticker Sentiment.
I'm also joining the Friday Mash-Up where they're celebrating Orange & Leaves.
I just spent an amazing week in New York and New Jersey with my dear friend and fellow Jingle Belle Lauren (many blog posts will follow summarizing our adventures) ... but for now, here's a shot of us on Broadway (well, as close as we'll ever get) ... we are looking up into the mirrored panels underneath one of the theater marquees.
As I was thinking about how to fill my jar, I had a flashback to sitting at our dining room table when I was in the 6th Grade ... intensely drawing my entry for the Missouri Conservation Association Poster Contest ... I remember drawing a poster-sized canning jar with all sorts of farming and conservation elements inside ... with the title We Must Conserve to Preserve (no I wasn't a winner, but I did get to go to award ceremony and enjoy a big bowl of ham & beans ... oh the things I remember).
I die cut my mat from Adhesive Cork by DCWV and then added the Wine from Unity's Round of Cocktails. I added some purple pearls and glitter pen. I finished with a Happy Birthday sentiment and some number stickers to celebrate the 90th birthday of a wine aficionado.