Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Moxie Fab- Bicycle

As I am getting back to the routines from my trip to Taiwan, I surfed the blogs and saw what I had missed. Then I noticed the challenge in Moxie Fab. I want to Ride My Bicycle. I jumped right to it ! Card-making is my therapy! After playing with the stamps for most of the afternoon and then fine tuning some more this morning, I am finally happy with the result. I used the coffee sleeves (NOT Starbucks this time) for the pebble-stone like road and added a few brads for the interest.
I can ride a bike as long as I can remember. It's such a convernient way of transportation. When I was growing up in southern part of Taiwan, I rode bike to schools, piano lesson, shopping and visit friends. I depended so heavily on my bicycle and you can say bicycles were my life line! It is still a vital way of transportation in most part of Asia. However, more and more people prefer motorcycles nowadays.
I saw SO many of them while I was in Taiwan last week. It's obvious that the air exhaust and the noise from the motorcycles are the pollutant in our lives.
 I wish we could go back to the basics! Well, maybe just a little.... We now used bicycle for exercise. Yes, strictly for exercise. Are you one of those, too?  I vowed to bike more this summer and I urge you to do the same. It's good for our body and soul : )

32 comments:

Dwita said...
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Dwita said...

Your bicycle is on the road again. Pretty card. Love the color combo you used here. (btw, i'm biking for diet n health these days..lol..)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH Virginia! I used to ride all the time - daily - during my wonderful college years... Loved it! I had three bikes: a mountain bike, a road bike and my cruiser bike... Such great memories...
I do have 2 bikes gathering dust...
Love the therapy today:)

Heather Maria said...

Adorable card Virginia! Wonderful design and details. The coffee sleeves make such a great road. I love the balloon with the heart and flower attached to the bike - sweet! I use my bike for short trips but I should use it more!

Kryssi said...

oh i love that you repurposed the brown bag!! sweet and cool!

Lindsay said...

Love love love! This is sooo stinkin' cute Virginia! Great job!

Karen B. said...

Oh goodness this is cute! I love the red brad too, and your road, well, everything about it!

Nat said...

wonderful design, love this bike and riding one too!

Dotty Jo said...

Welcome back Virginia - you've been missed hun! Love your sweet and cheery card, Jo x

Kelly Booth said...

So cute...LOVE your Card Virginia!!

Dawn said...

Just a wonderful card Virginia. So pleased that card making helps - I find this as well.

Alice Wertz said...

this is super duper cute, Virginia!! so delightful and the details are amazing!! i LOVE this!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the little heart on the back Virginia! I do like to bike, but yes, it's typically for exercise. :) So glad you are back to making cards!

Μαρία said...

soooo great card!!! and the details so wonderful! i hope you win!
if i take a bike here in Athens, i will have to pray first to reach my destination lol

Barb said...

Love this card, Virginia! So cute with the added brads! Very clever use of the coffee sleeve! Love how you are always so creative!

BabyBokChoy said...

Confirmed, you are extremely moxy fab!!

Helen F. said...

Love your card...the coffee cup sleeve is adorable! Great cheery colors too :o)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Virginia...seeing your cards is good therapy for me! Love your little scene and all the yummy details! Welcome back!!!

Karen from MI said...

Hi Virginia! LOVE your SWEET card! Like I've said a million times before, "I can certainly see YOU in your card designs". SO FUN! I was thinking about you when I was out having a bite to eat! I LOVE paper doilies! Seems that many places like to use them in their "food" presentation and I thought how much I'd like to collect EVERY doily that I see. They are so pretty and feminine. Then I thought about YOU and your usage of the STARBUCKS coffee sleeves! I think I've found your match, Virginia! I just didn't have the nerve to collect the doilies with my family at the table! I will the next time.....when they aren't looking! :) So happy that you're creating again, Virginia! Love, Karen xooxo

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, love your bicycle card--it is such a fun card. Glad that you are back and creating your cards again. I missed seeing your creations. Making cards is excellent theropy. Take care. Hugs to you.

Lin said...

Sweet, Virginia! So glad to see you creating again! I will always equate a bike with my Dad; it was his main mode of transportation as a boy, and he still loves to ride a bike at age 90! Maybe that's the secret to a long life, eh? Sending smiles, my friend!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!!!

Tiffany said...

Really fun little scenery Virginia, so bright and happy colors!

Tainan Jane said...

Hi Virginia,從這張卡片的設計又看到妳聰明的創作力,妳總是好會廢物利用且更能點石成金,經過妳的巧手不起眼的東西總是叫人眼睛一亮,真的不得不佩服妳的想像力與創造力,我喜歡這張卡片以及全部所有妳附加在上面的元素.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the idea for the road.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Way cute, Virginia! :)

Jill said...

This is just way too cute, Virginia! Another one of your creative ideas turned into an incredible card!

Simone said...

Great to see you back Viriginia! This is another stunning card - you always have amazing ideas :)

Cathy A said...

Virginia, so glad you have gotten back on the bike so to speak after your emotional trip to Taiwan, so lovely to see more of your photos too.
Thanks for your adorable card, it is in pride of place in the workshop and attracting many lovely comments. (you are famous now here too)
Big hugs

Barbara said...

Your card is so pretty Virginia!
I am so sorry to hear about your father. I am just catching up now and that must have been such a difficult trip.I am thinking about you.
Barbara

Monika Reeck said...

so pretty card Virginia love your scene...ooh you are so famous here dear..I am commentator number 31 :) lovely card my dear..mit so viele Happy farben :)

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for entering the I Want to Ride My Bicycle challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)