Thursday, January 7, 2010


I noticed that lots of folks are choosing one word to define their year. So, I decided what the heck?! My word for 2010 is {intention}.

in·tent (n-tnt)
1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose. See Synonyms at intention.
2. Law The state of one's mind at the time one carries out an action.
3. Meaning; purport.
1. Firmly fixed; concentrated: an intent gaze.
2. Having the attention applied; engrossed: The students, intent upon their books, did not hear me enter the room.
3. Having the mind and will focused on a specific purpose: was intent on leaving within the hour; are intent upon being recognized.
for/to all intents and purposes
In every practical sense; practically: To all intents and purposes the case is closed.

Often times I {intend} to get things done, to follow through, to stay organized. Like most who set resolutions, I start off strong only to begin slacking by the end of January. So, this year I will not only have {intentions} but I will remain focused and follow through.

Last year I was blessed to be asked to be part of the Scrap-Mart team as their Blog Editor and DT Coordinator. We are beginning our new year with a brand spankin' new blog and one heck of a talented design team. We began the new DT debut on January 1st and will end the introductions tomorrow with a Page Maps sketch and layout from me. Stop by the blog to check out our sketch and say hi! I am excited to see what 2010 brings and thankful to be part of such a wonderful team!

Our new DT is twice the size of our team from last year which means that I have more time to create for fun rather than for assignments. I received my Paper Crafts Connection newsletter via email today and clicked on the link to the Moxie Fab Blog. I know this blog has been around for some time now but I had never visited it. {GASP!} I know, I know. Anyway, I did visit it today and decided to take their new color challenge. My friend, Rae, has joined the Card Positioning Systems (aka CPS) design team and I decided to combine the two.

Here's the CPS Sketch 148:

And the Moxie Fab World color challenge:

And here's my creation:

The sketch itself was instantly inspiring. The colors, however, I wasn't quite convinced. LOL! I can't say that I would have personally thought of this color combo but after completing my project, I like it. I used Stampin Up! cardstock (Whisper White and Rose Red). The blue was from my stash and I'm not sure if it's SU! or not. The orange patterned paper is from Fancy Pants and the flowers are Prima. The stamped image and sentiment are from the Unity Hodge Podge of Happiness kit and they were both stamped using Rose Red ink. I colored the image with my SU! Watercolor Pencils and blended with my colorless blender. Then, the image was cut out using my Oval Nestabilities and mounted on a Labels Three label that was embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder. The brads were from my stash. I think that about covers it. You can find most of the products I used (except the SU! stuff) online at

Thanks for stoppin' by! Take a moment and stopy by my friend, Rae's, blog and give her a shout for her new DT position. And, if you have time join in the CPS fun and play along! See you again soon!



GiftsByHeidi said...

Love your card!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful card!! I love the stamped image...and you used the colors wonderfully! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week! :)


Laurel said...

It is beautiful!

rae said...

hey girl ;)
thanks for the sweet shout-out, you rock katie!!!! love your take on the MFW challenge (can't believe you haven't been there!), and of course your interpretation of the CPS sketch is FAB!!!!
{still bummed that I didn't make the DT, i would have loved working for you!}
hope that your new year is off to a great start~

Chrissy said...

Wow, those colors really came together for you- what a beautiful card!

Sam said...

Great job Katie. Your card is lovely. I also found the colors very difficult to work with but enjoyed the challenge. It is the first time I have come across Moxie Fab too. Have seen it mentioned but thought it was some sort of slang or secret code for cool. LOL. Don't I feel old.

Alicia said...

Love the layers, you did a wonderful job with the "tough" colors.

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!

Terri E. said...

Fun ribbon and flower accents. Way to rock the Moxie Fab color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

KAREN said...

Cool card, like how you used more of the cooler colors than the warmer.

Cath said...

Hey Katie1 Thanks for entering the Jan/Feb 2010 Color Play Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)