Did I happen to mention that I met Cath Edvalson, Herself, at CHA? You know, PaperCrafts Magazine's Trends Editor and of Moxie Fab World fame? ('scuse me for a second while I pick up that name I just dropped...) What's that? You don't believe me?! Well, here's proof:
(From left to right: me, PC Go-To Gal Kim Kesti, Cath Edvalson, Kim Hughes and Karolyn Loncon. Don't we Paper Smooches gals look sweet in our aprons? Kim Kesti made those - ain't she somethin'? ;) By the way, let this also serve as my BEFORE picture. Jenny Craig update: I lost 2.8 lbs my first week! Woo-hoo! Only 33.2 left to go...)
My buddy Karolyn is always telling me how much fun she has playing in Cath's Moxie Fab challenges, and heaven knows I could stand to get a little Moxie-Fabber in 2013. Thus, today I created my first Tuesday Trigger challenge entry. Here's some flair, to break up all my chatter:
Oh, how I wish my bedroom was this clean and bright! Not sure I'd like an exterior door right there next to where I sleep, but as a teenager, wouldn't that have been super-handy for sneaking out? Anyway, here's my attempt at Moxie Fab-ulousness:
It's cloudy early-evening here, so I had to use my lightbox to take the photo. It's hard to tell, but the bottom 'love' actually is a pretty good match for the pomegranate-colored rug in the photo. I wanted to keep the white, light, and bright feel of the room, so I embossed white glossy cardstock with a quatrafoil embossing folder from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). Glossy cardstock is nice and shiny, much like I imagine the high-gloss painted woodwork is in the trigger photo. The 'love' die is from Taylored Expressions' new Love Tree die set, and I die cut several of those from various Lilybee Designs patterned papers and some SU! Purely Pomegranate cardstock.
The stamps for the 'you forever' sentiment are from one of my stamping besties - Carolyn King's - newest stamp set from Gina K. Designs, Stamp It BIG! I like the contrast of the sans-serif font with the cursive of the die cut. The sentiment was stamped out in Taken With Teal ink (SU!).
Okay, gang. That's it for me getting out of my comfort zone today. Thanks for stopping by to visit me, and I'll see you bright and early on Monday morning with a new Mojo Monday sketch. Have a happy weekend! :)