Friday, November 21, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Favorite Fall Project}

Good morning! Today's Scrap It Girls Favorite Thing Friday is your Favorite Fall Project. Mine is a fall layout and I love how it turned out! I used Moxxie's new fall line- Autumn Glory. This line is absolutely gorgeous and the colors are so rich. This is my current favorite fall line!
Seriously, I don't believe pictures do this line justice. You definitely need to get your hands on this line. Here is my layout. I used some pictures of my second daughter when she was close to 18 months old (she's now 10 years old! Where did the time go!?) playing out in the leaves I was raking. 
I cut about a quarter inch off the top and side of one sheet and layered on another. Did some fussy cutting of the flowers and layered them using 3D-Dots over the ones that were there. Also did some inking with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink around the edges of the flowers to make them "pop" a bit more.
I used the cardstock stickers that coordinate with the paper, for the title and the banners. Punched a border using a Martha Stewart punch. I love how this layout turned out. Go, stop by Scrap It Girl's blog and see some other favorites!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Moxxie {Love}

Good Morning! I have another layout to share with you! I used Moxxie's line Autumn Glory on a previous layout and totally fell in love with the gorgeous line. If you still haven't looked at it please take a minute to check it out HERE. Here is my layout.
I just love the elegance of this line. I cut off a quarter inch off the top and side of the top sheet, did some inking with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing ink around the edges and layered it on top of a sheet of Doodlebug cardstock. I used some other sheets from the same line to layer the picture and create the side banners along with embossing and sanding down one the layers under the picture. Here's some close up's of some the embellishments and details.
For my journaling tag I used some 3D-Dots along the edges of the picture to pop it up and create a little slotted area for my tag to slide into.
Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
AG-1454 Fanciful Flowers
AG-1455 Season's Beauty
AG-1456 Foliage in Flight
AG-1457 Beautiful Bouquet

Other Products:
UmWow Studio chipboard embellishments
Sweet Stamp Shop Stamp
Craft Medley cup sequins
SU! Linen Thread
Sizzix Banners #2 stamps & framelits
Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Fancy Pants large decorative tags
3D-Foam Dots

Monday, November 10, 2014

Moxxie {Brainiac}

How are you doing? Have you seen Moxxie's fun line called Brainiac?
 Just in case you haven't here, take a look at it.... 
Isn't it fun!? I LOVE this line! I have so much fun with it! I did a fun layout of my oldest daughter. I don't exactly know what the fascination with big nerdy glasses is, but she just HAD to have some (sans prescription) to wear. I have to admit she looks dang cute with them. ;) 
I love the colors of this line! That owl is pretty cute too! I did a few ink splatters using Heidi Swapp Color shine ink- Mustard & Citron. 
I also used a Martha Stewart punch a border on the orange piece. And added a few Freckled Fawn Enamel Dew Drop Stickers. I love enamel dots!
I added some of the stickers from the Brainiac line.
I love how fun and easy this line is to work with. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
BR-1462 Smart-owl-ic
BR-1463 School Gear
BR-1466 Brainiac Cutouts
BR-2273 Brainiac Cardstock Sticker

Friday, November 7, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Favorite Halloween Project}

Happy Friday! Today's favorite is any Halloween project you've done. 
For me it's this years Halloween project. 
I love how cute and easy these turned out. The best part was how fast they came together. For details on these see my past blog post HERE

What is your favorite Halloween project that you've created? Share with us over at Scrap It Girl and see what the other design team members favorites are. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie {Autumn Glory Cards & Blog Hop}

Good morning! Fall is in full swing here. The leaves have all changed their colors and are falling off. I love walking through them and hearing them crunch under my feat. It's just gorgeous around here. I love this time of year. I have some fall cards and a fun blog hop with a great giveaway to share with you today! I want to start by showing you my cards! :)
I really love how Moxxie's line of Autumn Glory really captures fall. On my Thank You card I used a Martha Stewart punch, some Bazzil Basics Paper Leaves, ribbon and a SU! stamp for the sentiment.
On this one I did a bit of fussy cutting that I "popped" up with some 3D-dots to add a little dimension. I also did some distressing and tied it off with some linen thread.
For the third card I used an embossing folder and sanded it down along with some distressing along the edges. I fussy cut around some flowers from the sheet Bountiful Bouquet and inked up the edges. Then layered them up with 3D-dots to give it some dimension.
I really love how all three cards turned out.

And of course for the blog hop info and like I said, there is a PRIZE involved!
None other than the amazing New Winterland!!!
This line has a fantastic color combo, fun patterns and cute embellishments for all of your wintertime activities!

Details on how to WIN this line are below.

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog (US addresses only please). 
Extra chances to win include:
  1- Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  2- Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  3- Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  4- Challenge- Enter your card in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! 
Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)
Commenting and Challenge end Nov 30th.

Good luck & Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products Used:

AG-1454 Fanciful Flowers
AG-1455 Season's Beauty
AG-1457 Bountiful Bouquet
AG-2271 Autumn Cardstock Sticker

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Max the Monkey & Me}

Happy Monday! I know, I know a bit of an oxymoron but we have to be optimistic around here, right!? ;) lol Especially when I have a fun new sketch to share with you! 
It's Nuts About Sketches new sketch!! Here's my take on it.
It was a fun sketch to work with. It's really rare that I pull out the sewing machine but I really wanted to use it on this layout. I cut down my designer sheet by a quarter inch on the side and top. Did a bit of distressing on all sides and then layered it onto a sheet of black cardstock, then did a straight stitch all around. Here's some close up pictures of some of the embellishments...
The banner was a straight strip that I cut apart to be able to follow the curve of the circle picture. I love how she did the cute banners on the sketch, definitely not something I would normally do but LOVE the look of it. Make sure to go over to Nuts About Sketches and check out the sketch!
Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Mixed Media Thank You card & new challenge}

Happy November 1st! It's time for a Scrap It Girl monthly challenge! This one is fun one! For this challenge we challenge you to use mixed media such a paints, water colors or gelatos. Here's a card I made using gelatos & gessso. 
I started out out with a 4.25" x 5.5" card base and smeared some gesso around on the card. I ran an orange gelato over SU! French Script and stamped it into the gesso. I love the effect, the script stands out a bit more because of the orange. After the gesso dried I spritzed it with some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. For the leaf I applied two different colors directly on the stamp I used a dark red watercolor crayon on half of it and then a overlapped just a bit of a gold gelato. Then I used a brush dipped in some water to go over the crayon and gelato and tried to mix the colors a bit. Next I stamped it on some cream cardstock. I used the same SU! French Script stamp that I stamped on the gesso to stamp over the leaf. I really love how beautiful it came out.  The picture really doesn't do it justice. The gold on the leaf from the gelato and the gold from color shine really make this card sparkle.
Being honest, I was really nervous doing this challenge because, while I do own these different mediums I just haven't made the time to play with them much. So I really enjoy the extra challenge to get me using them more. :)

Now make sure to head over to Scrap It Girl and join us for the challenge! Remember you are welcome to link up to two projects and they must contain paints, water colors or gelatos. We LOVE to see everyone's fun projects. Make sure to challenge yourself to try new things! :) 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Moxxie {A Halloween Treat}

Good morning! Has the Halloween bug bit you yet? I LOVE Halloween! So much fun stuff! The best part is finding excellent paper collections to play with and Moxxie has an AMAZING one....
Isn't it AWESOME!? I've had so much fun using it on my layouts but I wanted to do something different  this go around. I found a fun pattern in the Silhouette store called a Tootsie Treat Box and created some using Moxxi'es Zombie Attack!
They turned out AWESSOME! I love how fast and easy they were to put together and the best part was being able to make them different sizes. I just wrapped some bakers twine to the ends to hold them closed and made a little 3x3 card to with them.
I did a bit of fussy cutting with the hands and the blood dripping off the top. 
Fun, easy and quick, 3-things I love when making a project! :) 
Do you have some fun projects going for Halloween?
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products Used:
ZA-1451 Hallowed Ground
ZA-1452 Apocalypse 
ZA-2270 Zombie Cardstock Sticker

Friday, October 24, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Mini Albums}

Today is Friday! Everyone have big plans for the weekend? It's also time for Favorite Thing Friday with Scrap It Girl! Today we are sharing our favorite mini album. Mine, is one I did a few years back for my dear father in law. 
This mini album is one from Stampin' Up! (don't even know if they still carry it) I loved how it has a little sleeve to go into. Here's a few close ups of some of the pages. 
Make sure to head over to Scrap It Girl and see what the design team members have done. While you're there, share with us your favorite mini album you've done. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Snow Play}

Good morning! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was pretty good, I was able to get caught up on a few crafty projects.I even got a chance to play with Nuts About Sketches new sketch.
It was definitely a fun 2 page layout! I love how she adds such fun elements to her sketches, they always challenge me to try something new. :) Here's my take on the sketch.
I've been looking for the perfect sketch to use all these pictures on. My problem was being able to find a sketch that I could use all 7 pictures on. I used Fancy Pants Timbergrove line. I did quite a bit of inking around edges using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink along with just distressing the edges. Here's a few close up's of some of the embellishments.
On this one I did some dry embossing using a Cuttlebug embossing folder Snowflakes just right along the edge of the vellum and then inked up the embossed image to make it stand out a bit more.
Make sure you head over to Nuts About Sketches and see some different takes on the same sketch. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Moxxie {Thrills and Chills & a Blog Hop}

Welcome to the Moxxie Halloween Hop & Challenge!
We have a fantastic line-up this month!! You won't want to miss a single project.
And of course we have an awesome prize up for grabs!
Your choice of Zombie Attack! or Autumn Glory!
Aren't they gorgeous? Details on how to win one of these beauties are below. But first let me share with you my layout I made for this blog hop! 
I used Moxxie's awesome new line Zombie Attack & combined it with Moxxie's line All Hallow's Eve. I love how well these two lines mix together! I even made the cute little broom down in the bottom right hand corner our of some scraps, linen thread & a toothpick! I just cut a scrap of my background paper into small thin strips then I bundled them together and tied them off with some linen thread. I used a toothpick for the handle, I broke off one of the pointy ends and sanded it down to so it was round and then stuck the other pointy end into my little bundle of paper strips. Here's a close up...
I fussy cut around the tree and the little spider web, then hung and placed some fun glittery spiders on them. I also did some ink splatters using Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine and some Xmas Red Stickles. 

Now onto how to WIN! All you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on theMoxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your Halloween project in our challenge3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)

 Here's our fantastic line up:

Moxxie Products Used:
Zombie Attack
ZA-1451 Hallowed Ground
ZA-1453 Zombie Cutouts

All Hallow's Eve
AH-1318 Arachnophobia
AH-4021 All Hallow's Eve Diecuts 
AH-2231 Element Stickers

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Too Cute to Spook}

I absolutely LOVE the month of October! Fall is gorgeous where I live, with all the leaves changing and cooler temperatures. An added bonus to this time of year is all the yummy pumpkin flavored goodies that come out! Mmm.... Then it only gets better with Halloween! I have so much with my girls, I love dressing them up! As I was going through some old pictures I found some back from Halloween of 2005! 
They were perfect for Nuts About Sketches new double layout sketch. 
I used some fun little embellies and splattered some Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine through out my layout along with inking the edges with Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink. 
Here's some close up's of the layout. 

Make sure to swing by Nuts About Sketches to see all the other Design team members takes on this awesome sketch! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Moxxie {Autumn Glory Bird Cages}

Good morning! I have a cute little Pinterest project I want to share with you today! I came across the cutest little DIY paper bird cages I just HAD to give them a try! They turned out adorable! Now I want to share with you!
 They were super easy! I just followed the tutorial that was provided HERE.
Download Bird Template
I used Moxxie's New Autumn Glory line to create these beauties and used some Autumn Cardstock Stickers to decorate them up a bit. I used a 3D-Dot to pop up the little leaf I added onto each bird cage.
These will make the cutest fall decorations! Can't wait to make a few more!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products Used:
AG-1455 Season's Beauty
AG-1456 Foliage in Flight
AG-2271 Autumn Cardstock Sticker