Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer CHA Share

Hi friends! No card today, but I thought I would pop in and share a few more photos from CHA.

Me and Britta posing by the cozy fire after a long day of setting up.

This is all of us after a full day of setting up the booth, it still looks like a mess but all those boxes and bags went home with us...and yes that did make for a very cramped car ride :)

Me and Nancy waiting to leave after set up day...we had the task of organizing all the stuff on the walls in the frames...I think we did a pretty awesome job, we are a good team!

This was that cramped car ride I was talking about.  We had to make a few stops on the way back to the house too so Nancy & I stayed in the car with that body bag...I mean Christmas Tree in our laps.  Needless to say we got some funny looks sitting in a car with the engine running and that squishing us in the backseat while the others went into Micheal's too pick up some needed items.

Fun Day 1 pic with Danielle, Britta & Stephanie in the big Polaroid. I think cropped down this one is perfect for the scrapbook that I don't have...HA! So glad Danielle and Steph came by multiples times while they were there to see us. :)

Heading out for Day 2, and look we are still smiling after all those days of hard work (or it might have been delirium at this point)

I Love this picture with Nancy & Britta, we are tired but happy to be there. :) Like our little gingerbread pins??? That was Day one's make & take project.  Nancy and I had fun coming up with different ones for our make & take examples. Way better than making a million pinwheels! Okay, okay not a million but it felt that way.

Last day just before starting to take the booth down, Happy Fawnie Team! :)

Me and Britta acting silly while waiting for Mike to bring the car around. :)

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I will have some more crafty projects to share soon.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Design Principles Winner

Just a quick post to let you know we have a winner for Britta Swiderski's Design Principles class. Thanks for all your comments, out of 26 people who commented the winner is....

Rachel! Congratulations Rachel, please email me at moss dot chari at gmail dot com with your email address and I will pass that info along to Britta so she can get you all set up for class!  Today is the first day of lessons and I am excited to see what she has in store.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Young Crafters Unite! Challenge #12

It's time for another Young Crafters Unite Challenge!  This month they challenge is to use buttons.

Here is my creation using many different colors from my button stash.


This card is very simple but I wanted to keep it that way so that the buttons were the star of the show :)

Be sure you check out all the other amazing design team creations and all the challenge details at the Young Crafters Unite! blog including the amazing prize up for grabs.

A $25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Design Principles Class Seat Giveaway!

Hi friends, yes it's my second post for today...crazy right?Have you heard of my dear friend Britta's new class?  Well today I get to give away a spot for Britta Swiderski's Design Principles class! It's just getting started over on her website, and I have the privilege of being one of her guest designers for class! Here's a little bit more information on the class:

Design Principles is a class taught by Britta Swiderski where she shares the lessons she has learned in her college design classes and brings them to you in a language that we all speak – papercrafting! This class will nourish your understanding of good design and give you the ability to “talk design” when you see a card (or layout or advertisement or painting!) that gets your creativity flowing. This class consists of 5 and a half weeks of classes dedicated to making design part of your everyday life and creativity with more than 40 videos, dozens of card examples and a fun class setting that will inspire you on a daily basis.

To enter to win a seat in this class, comment below and I will draw a winner on Sunday evening. I can't wait to see you over at class. It's going to be a really fun time! If you already have a seat in the class, feel free to leave a comment - you can always gift your seat to a deserving friend! :)


Hello Friends!
I'm back!!! Have you missed me? Sorry I have been so absent, I've been busy, but more on that later...first today's card! I have a video showing how I made this card with the little Thank You stamps that Lawn Fawn sends you when you order from them.  You can check out the video on the video on the Lawn Fawn Blog  or HERE on the Lawn Fawn You Tube channel.


Fun card huh? It was nice to get back to my craft desk after being gone for a week to Chicago for CHA.  I had a great time while I was gone with a great group of people.  I may have worked hard while I was away but I couldn't have been happier to do it.  Here are a few pics from my trip! 

I didn't arrive in time to construct or paint the booth but I'm pretty sure they saved the measuring and taping off of the picture frames for when I arrived...they seem to think I have experience with a tape measure or something.  Wonder where they got that idea from. :)

I finally got to meet Stephanie & Danielle! It's so great to meet some of your best blogging buddies in real life. They are both such sweet girls and I was glad they came by multiple times the two days there were there.  Oh and this is a nice pic of half of the Young Crafters Unite! design team too!

This picture captures our daily commute with Kelly, me & Nancy in the back seat of the car. :) Nice and cozy right?  I will share more pictures very soon. In the mean time Nancy has some great posts about the Lawn Fawn CHA experience on her blog...she was much better at taking pictures than I was.

Friday, July 13, 2012

This way --->

Tomorrow I leave for Chicago yay! I'm looking forward to seeing my Fawnies and other crafty friends too.

I am currently participating in the Stretch Your Stamps class. I haven't been able to make too much, but I am absorbing all the lessons. Here is one card I made after watching Day 1 about background stamps.


I can't say that I "stretch" this background stamp on this card, but it began as a different idea that just wasn't going to work, so I salvaged my beautiful background and made this card. I'll "stretch" it eventually. :)

The background is colored with distress inks over the clear embossed image, then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist for shine (it's much shiner in real life). The wood veneer heart is colored with picked raspberry distress ink and glam pink stickles. The first part of the sentiment is from the new heyday stamps from Hero Arts and I hand wrote the second part.

Thanks for stopping by today! Next stop for me Chi-town! :)


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cheers! Happy 21st

Hi Friends!
Today I have a bright and fun 21st birthday card to share (yes another reject but it's still wonderful in my eyes).  I combined 4 different sets to create this card and had lots of fun playing with some of the new seasonal distress ink colors to create the circle element too. (forgive my phone pic but it showed the colors & dimension better than the one I took with my real camera, weird) 

I created the background by clear embossing the {adult}beverage image from Lawn Fawn's Swimsuit Season set. :)  The circle badge I created by cutting my circles from watercolor paper, clear embossing my letters/numbers and then picking up the distress inks mixed with water off my craft mat.  I love the fun tie-dyed sort of look it gives. I did the same technique with the "Cheers" sentiment flag.  I popped the badge shape up on foam to leave space for the ribbon, embossed vellum & sentiment banners to go.  I also added glossy accents to the numbers.

CHA is getting closer by the day, and today you can see 5 of the 10 new Lawn Fawn sets revealed on the Lawn Fawn blog.  Run, don't walk, and go check them out HERE. I would tell you which is my favorite but I can't, I love them all! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!!! :)


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I Mustache you...

Hello! Back with another reject today.  It's a valentine yes, but I liked this card too much to save it until February to share.


My husband might have rolled his eyes at me with this sentiment but I thought it was rather cute myself. :)  I used Smitty's ABCs & Dad's Day to create the sentiment and the hearts are from Just My Type, Too.

Kelly has some more sneaky peeks of new Lawn Fawn goodness on the blog today, be sure go have a look! Thanks for stopping by today!!! :)


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dreaming of You...

Hi Friends,
Sorry I have been absent from blogging lately.  I have had a lot of stuff going on both personal & crafty!

You may have noticed a few changes around here. I have moved to a new web address, but don't worry, I switched it in such a way that (hopefully) I didn't loose any of my followers and if you visit the old link it should direct you to the right spot. (I'm not sure how it works with email subscriptions so if you had subscribed by email you might want to check on it)  In addition to a new address there is a new name and some new graphics. Time to bid farwell to Little Miss Littleness, but I will be sure to share what is going on with "Little Miss" from time to time and share pics of her as well. :)

I have also been working on my MossyMade Etsy shop (which you can find a link to in the top menu bar). I wanted a way to sell some of my creations since I get asked constantly if the are for sale. In addition to cards I wanted to offer something for my card making friends, so I have a selection of handmade polymer clay buttons and seam binding.  This is still a work in progress, since I do have a full time job & only so much time to devote to my shop, so I am adding new items when as I can.

Enough babbling from me, on to the card! I unfortunately didn't get any of my cards picked up for the last Paper Crafts submittal so I'm here to share some "rejects" this week.


This card was based on the sketch below.  I wanted to use some new stamps & a paper punch I had gotten recently. I also played with using my distress inks to color my image with as well.  With a little masking it was pretty easy.

On other note...I am headed to Chicago for Summer CHA on Saturday. (so yes my blog will be neglected yet again) And in true Fawnie style you will find me in the Lawn Fawn booth #1117 so please come by and say hello! :) Lawn Fawn has 10 new stamps sets and 2 new paper lines coming out! You can check out a little sneaky peek of the new goodies HERE on today's Lawn Fawn post! I am super excited about this new release and I think you will be too! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Hello Everyone! Just popping in to wish a very happy 4th to all my American friends.  I don't know about you but I enjoyed my day off and had fun grilling out with my family.  Here is a little patriotic card to wish you all happy Independence Day!


Stay Safe and have fun! :)
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