Monday, March 11, 2013

and i think to myself, what a moxie fab world (Moxie Fab)

First things first - ya had to peel me off the ceiling when I received an email from Cath, Ms. Moxie Fab herself, inviting me to be a Moxie Fabber of the Week.  Me?  No way.  Seriously?  Permagrin.

Big HUGE hug going out to Ms. Moxie Fab and all of you who stop by here and make my day with your lovely comments.  Seriously.  I love being able to play with paper and ink, but truthfully, it's even more fun when people like what you do ;)

So, back to our regularly scheduled programming... Where do you get your inspiration?  Ever find it at Amazon?  I did.  A set of bowls.  See, folks, it's all around you.  And turns out these puppies are even in the MoMA store so they must be cool, eh?

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So my brain went from bowls to negative die cuts.  Yep.

Thought it was interesting that the designer for this set from Joseph Joseph decided to go with a GBIVROY rainbow, so I picked up my oval dies and hit my scrap paper stash.  GBIVROY it was.

Had a couple leftover sentiments printed on vellum from this card and went with the one in the flowing CK Cursive font cuz it contrasts nicely with the bold graphic shapes.  And cuz I was too lazy to go upstairs to the PC and print out my original idea "you fill me... " to follow on the inside with "with pride".  Yep. 

So I'm going full circle on this one.  Playing in the Emphasize the Negative challenge over at Moxie Fab! Love this "technique".  And this moxie fab world we find ourselves in.

So nice of you to stop by.

Supplies for love your guts:
Paper: cardbase Craft UK, black CS American Crafts, scrap, vellum The Paper Company
Stamps:  sentiment font CK Cursive
Ink :
Tools: dies Sizzix
Other: adhesive, dimensional adhesive


  1. Hey Maria! Huge congrats (I left you some love over at the Moxie Fab World too). Just wanted to say how entertained I was reading your interview! Speaking of permagrin...that was me as I read through your answers. Awesome interview!!!

  2. I just discovered your wonderful blog through the Moxie Fab World today! Congratulations on such an honor! :) LOVE this here place of yours and your style is fantabulous! I'm now a follower and hope to be back to visit again in the near future! :)
    This card of yours is gorgeous and all I can say is W-O-W!!!

  3. Congrats on your Moxie Fab feature, Maria! A well-deserved honor! This card is ganz wunderscheon! Fantastic take on the challenge!

  4. Oh congrats! How exciting to be featured in moxie land! Your card is amazing and so creative with the bowls as inspiration!

  5. Congrats, Maria! Just finished reading your Moxie Fabber interview, well-deserved honour. Love the re-ordered rainbow.

  6. Kudos my friend!!!! I was sooooo excited and happy to see you featured on the Moxie Fab site today! I love that I now have a face to go with the name! I'm totally not surprised to see you there BTW:) You're a treasure for sure! Keep on being awesome:)

    P.S. Thanks for the shout out! Totally unexpected and so sweet of you! It's nice to be Queen of something:) XOXO JJ

  7. This is my first time at your blog Maria. I am speechless! Such wonderful creations. Congratulations on your Moxie Fab World spotlight!

  8. Maria! You really are Moxie Fab, so it's awesome you are the Moxie Fabber of the week! Yay! Your card is beautiful, I love a rainbow! (And I've loved those bowls and spoons forever!).

  9. Soooo very excited to see your Moxie Fab interview, how wonderful! As is this card, I've pinned it because it's a must try for me, thanks again for the inspiration!

  10. Love your card with the receding negative space and all the colorful patterns. Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

  11. Hooray for you Ms. Moxie Fabber of the Week! Big congrats!! It was great to read your answers to Cath's questions and seeing your awesome creations. And how cool is this card? I love the non-ROYGBIV approach. *hugs* friend!

  12. Congrats on being Moxie Fabber of the week Maria, well deserved. This card is AMAZING! Love every last inch of it!!!

  13. Goodness, I'm having trouble leaving comments tonight!!! But you already know that I'm not real good at this blogging business don't you???;) Maria, my friend, I'm so very happy for you and this well deserved recognition you are receiving!! You know I don't get around a lot (understatement, huh?), but I know enough about Moxie Fab to know that this is a wonderful honor for you, and I just couldn't be happier! And this card...just another reason I love visiting you...a stunning and creative little work of art!! That little leftover vellum strip...BRILLIANT ending for it!!! Just beautiful!!! Enjoy your week in the spotlight!!!

  14. Congrats for being Moxie Fabber of the week! That is so exciting! This card is awesome! Love where you got the inspiration! :)

  15. EEEEK ... where to start, I'm just so excited!!! Maria F, you should be so darn proud of your interview and spotlight on Moxie Fab World today! You really represented yourself well, showcasing some fabulous cards, and including some really insightful points (which I commented on at MFW) on the creative process and our completely rewarding hobby. And I was so happy to see your face! You must have been so close to bursting waiting for the article to post. I really don't know what to say about your mention of me ... I was completely taken aback, shocked, and thrilled, all in the same second after I realized what had just happened : ) So honored!

    Then you post this stunner of a card! The subtle patterned paper, the rainbow starting in the middle, the sentiment bridge ... it's all so wonderful. Bravo, Maria F.!

  16. Stunning card! Love the inspiration and your spin on it. Know what I love even more? Your interview at MFW. Way to go!!!

  17. HUGE Congrats on your well deserved Moxie Fab feature Maria :) :) :)

  18. I just love how life works out. Yesterday I scrolled down your blog, as you know, and it took me RIGHT up to the post before this post which is about when I left so I stopped there, filled with all the creations you've done since this post.

    Then, just now, as I was looking through some fave challenges to plan a card, I went over to Tuesday Trigger to see what the trig is this week, and saw the emerald dress, meh, looked away, looked back and there, wait. What? Maria F? Is that MY Maria F?! Moxie Fabbing her fabbing smile right out of the salad bar at me?!! Squee!!

    What an honor and so well-deserved, Maria! And what a thoughtful and inclusive and delightful interview you gave for all your fans! I feel blessed to be one of them!! I'm so excited, you'd think it was me got thrill, haha!!

    But shame on you. I asked in my first post back for everyone to let me know if I missed anything. Hell to the yeah, I missed something in your world!! But that's okay, the universe made sure I saw it. Love ya! Keep on rockin' it!!

  19. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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