Friday, September 12, 2014

Moxxie {Back to School & Blog Hop}

Good morning! Fall is in the air where I'm from and the kids are back in school. The Muses have some wonderful inspiration for you this month. Here's a little peek at what you'll find along our hop:

Don't those sneak peeks look AWESOME!? You'll want to make sure to stick around till the end because Moxxie has a fun new twist on this blog hop! ENJOY! :)

So for today's blog hop I wanted to share some projects I have made geared for back to school. What better line for such projects than Moxxie's brand new line Brainiac! I LOVE that adorable owl, he's just the cutest! :)

I was inspired by my oldest daughter who is just going into the 7th grade and was looking for things to decorate her locker. It got me thinking I needed a few cute things around our home too. :)
I found an empty can decorated it with BookwormBrainiac Cutouts, White Alphas and wrapped some twine around it. 
Then for the dry erase board I used a picture frame, a sheet of Smart-owl-ic and then fussy cut out the owl and books.
Then for the clothes pins I outlined the clothes pins onto the papers (Make the Grade, and the barcode strip from Brainiac Cutouts), cut them out and glued them on. I attached a manet to the back of the clothes pins and added them to my fridge to hold all those amazing papers and drawings that are going to start coming home from school. :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Now, I know you're intrigued and excited to get hopping, but before you go I want to tell you about something NEW we're doing on the Moxxie blog.

We challenge YOU to join us! That's right!
We want you to jump in on our challenge and create something with a fall theme, then go back to the
Moxxie Blog and link it to our post for an entry into our giveaway!
You will find all of the details below.

Here is your inspiration list:
Amelia Harris (You are HERE)

You might be wondering what your prize will be?
If you are picked for our winner you will get this gorgeous Autumn Glory line to create some gorgeous fall projects of your own!

 All you have to do to be entered to WIN is leave a comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please)
BUT, you can get your name in the hat more than once!
Join our challenge and link back to the Moxxie blog for another chance to win!
Use MOXXIE product in your project and get 3, yes I said THREE, more chances to win!
You will have until the end of the month to enter your project and we will announce our winner on the 
1st of Oct.

Ways to win:
- Comment on the Moxxie blog.
- Join our challenge! (Link your project with our Inlinkz tool)
- Use MOXXIE on your project and get 3 more entries in the draw!
- Visit each designers blog and leave a comment. The more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!
- Go to the Moxxie facebook page
 and share our post about this hop for another chance to WIN! (if you're
 not already, you will need to be a follower of our page to do this)
Come back to the Moxxie blog and leave another comment letting us know you did this.
- Go ahead and Pin It! If you do, leave a comment on the Moxxie blog with a link letting us know that you Pinned!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Moxxie {Start Your Engines & Totally Rad Cards}

Good morning! Today I want to share with you a couple of fun cards I made using Moxxie's new line Racing. Having 3 daughters I don't usually get to play with or make boy cards. So I decided to try my hand at a couple. The first one is a Birthday card.
I started out with sheet of 8.5"x11" black cardstock and then just folded it in half (it's a big card lol). I fussy cut the car out of the sheet Speed. The words & banner came from Racing Cardstock Sticker. Then did a bit of pen lines around them to add a finished touch. Then the inside of the card I used White Alphas, a strip from Racing Cutouts, a few stickers from Racing Cardstock Stickers. I fussy cut the car from one of the stickers, here's a close up.

Then for the second card, I used the motocross part of Racing. I made a 4.25"x5.5" card from some Kraft cardstock. I sprayed it and dripped some Heidi Swapp Chartreuse Color Shine and inked the edges with some Time Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink. I used the Motocross sheet to back the Motocrosser from the Racing Cutouts. I did a bit of distressing around it. Wrapped some twine and added a few brads to help balance it out.
Then for the inside I used Moxxie's new Brown Alpha's and added a sticker from the Racing Cardstock Stickers.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
RC-1477 Speed
RC-1478 Motocross
RC-1479 Racing Cutouts
RC-2276 Racing Cardstock Sticker
AL-2279 White Alpha
AL-2281 Brown Alpha

Monday, September 8, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Together, Me & My Sister}

Good morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Did you get any crafting done? I put together a fun layout using Nuts About Sketches sketch. I love Shawn's sketches! They are always so much fun and so easy to read. Make sure to swing by her blog and take a look around, she has her past sketches organized by the number of pictures on a sketch. :) Here's this week's sketch...
I rotated the sketch counter clockwise to make it work with the photos I had on hand. Don't be afraid to change things up a bit to make it work for you. :)
These two became great friends from day one! I love how well they usually got along, they are sisters after all! ;) I used Scraptastic Club kit April 2014 Worth Wondering on this layout. I started out with the chevron sheet and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Pumice Stone and did ink spots all over
I also did some inking around the wood veneer.
I love the cork butterflies, they are just so cute!
Make sure to head over to Nuts About Sketches for more inspiration on this awesome sketch!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Writing & Journaling Pens}

Today with Scrap It Girl we are doing Favorite Thing Friday and today we are covering your favorite- Writing & Journaling Pens. 
I love the that Copic makes so many different sizes! But .3 & .5 are probably the sizes I use the most. The white one is a Gelly Roll 08. It's perfect for when your background is darker. What's your favorite type? Scrap It Girl is doing a giveaway for sharing with us your favorite journaling pens. Make sure to head over and check out how you could win some goodies! :) Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Cinco de Mayo}

I have some fun and exciting news to share with all of you! I will be continueing on Nuts About Sketches Design Team! Love her sketches! They are super addicting! lol 
For this weeks sketch I used some photos from our Cinco de Mayo party we had back in 2013 (we totally missed it this year!). We made little mustache props and pulled out some Mexican hats that we had so we could use as photo props! It seriously was a blast! I loved how everyone played right along and posed for me. My oldest usually doesn't like to play along but she was totally into it this year! :)
 I used a Scraptastic Club Kit- January 2013 Funky Town for this layout. I inked up the the edges of everything with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo most of the embellishments I used on this layout were from that kit. Here's a few close up's....
I love those cute little triangles! My husband said they looked just like tortilla chips. lol Rather fitting, right!? ;)
The mustache flair is one of my favorites along with the glitter 'stache! Needless, to say I had fun putting this layout together! :) 

Make sure to head over to Nuts About Sketches and see what the sketch looked like! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Capture Life's Moments}

Happy Labor Day! Do you have some fun plans for today!? Well, if your fun plans include staying home to get your Craft on! I've got a fun challenge for you! Scrap It Girl's monthly challenge is up and running! The challenge for this month is Stencils or Masks. On my layout I used a cute little butterfly stencil I had from Paper Bakery Kits. 
I stenciled the butterflies directly onto my picture and the corner piece of blue paper using  Shimmerz Paints Texturz- Tidy Widy. I love the texture and bit of sparkle it has. 
Then to really draw attention to the beautiful butterfly in my picture I used a square punch and punched it out and created a frame to go around it and used 3D-Dots to really make it stand out.
I inked around the edges of my page with Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Pumice Stone and for the embellies I looked through a small box of buttons that I acquired from my husbands grandmother when she passed away. I love them! I also tied down a Tim Holtz word band with some linen thread.
My scrapbook layouts are usually of my daughters and our family but once in a great while it's fun to do a layout about what's around you. Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to head over to Scrap It Girl's blog for the full details on the challenge and to see if YOU were the winner of last months challenge! :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Moxxie {6th Grade}

Good morning Moxxie friends! I've got a fun layout for you today using Moxxie's new line Brainiac.
This is such an awesome collection. You should see the whole thing....
What did you think? Awesome, right!?
I love everything in this collection. Especially the chalkboard paper. It was perfect for this layout. My oldest daughter as she was checking out her locker for her 6th grade year! Just can't believe my baby is now in Jr. High! I did a bit of paper tearing and and used the the cardstock stickers, LOVE them! I used a journaling card from the cutouts and cut it into a circle. Here's a close up of some of them. Isn't that owl so cute!? I loved the lockers and thought they were perfect for these pictures. :)
Then for the title I used the new alpha stickers from Moxxie! I love them!
They matched this collection perfectly.
 Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
BR-1464 Mathlete
BR-1466 Brainiac Cutouts
BR-1467 Make the Grade
BR-2273 Brainiac Cardstock Stickers
AL-2280 Red Alpha

Monday, August 25, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Everyday Happiness}

Hello! I've got some fun news to share with you! I'll be staying on the Nuts About Sketches Design Team! I love Shawn's sketches! If you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran to sketches they are great for anyone. :) Here's today's sketch. I love all the little extra's in this sketch!
The pictures I used for my layout are of me and my girls hanging out for the day. I love hanging out with them! We love to have a fun girls day once in awhile. We sometimes go and get dessert at a cute little restaurant in Logan called Sweetly Divine. Always love their desserts.
I did a bit inking around the edges of all the layers and then a bit of faux stitching. Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Moxxie {Beware Zombies & Blog Hop}

Good morning! Are you ready for an kick butt AWESOME blog hop today!? I sure hope so because the Moxxie Muses have brought their "A" game and are going to blow you out of the water with the new Moxxie lines! Wahoo! So that being said, WELCOME to the Moxxie New line blog hop! On my blog I get to show you the awesome ZOMBIE ATTACK line...
Is it not AWESOME!? I love this line. It's perfect for Halloween which is right around the corner. :)
I jumped right in and created an awesome 2 page layout. Now I need to give you a bit of backstory to these pictures so you don't think my kids dress like this on a daily basis! lol ;) My daughters have been sooo bored over the summer break that they decided they needed to create a zombie video (gotta love their imagination). My older two voted that the youngest should be the zombie and they did the "make up" on her. Let me tell you, she made a very good zombie! I'm sure their movie will become a Blockbuster some day! ;)
These pictures and the Zombie Attack line were meant to be! Here's a close up of my title.
Here is a close up of one the hands I fussy cut "popping" out of the page. My girls loved these! They kept telling me they were so awesome and creepy! lol
Then on the fibers I tried to find some that was similar looking to gauze and "dirtied" up a bit with red & brown ink to make it look like it might of come off a zombie. 
Pretty cool line, isn't it? :) Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to join us for the blog hop and see what the other Muses created! You won't be disappointed! :)

Your inspiration list:
You might be wondering what your prize will be? Well, the winner will get to pick ONE of these awesome new lines for their very own!Yep, if you win you get to pick one of these awesome 7 lines that you will see along our hop.
All you have to do to be entered to WIN is leave a comment here on the Moxxie blog.
(International players are more than welcome to play but you will be responsible for shipping should you win.)
Winner will be announced one week from today on the 22nd.

Extra chances to win:- Visit each designers blog and leave a comment. The more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!
- Go to the Moxxie facebook page and share the post about this hop for another chance to WIN! (if you're not already, you will need to be a follower of our page to do this) Come back to the Moxxie blog and leave another comment letting us know you did this.
- Go ahead and Pin It! If you do, leave a comment on the Moxxie blog with a link letting us know that you Pinned!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Moxxie {Decorated Water Bottle}

Good morning! Can you believe it's August already!? I surely can't. For me August means that my 3 daughters all return to school. Which is all rather bitter-sweet for me. How's your August looking?

Well, today I want to share with you a cute, fun little project you can do as a gift or way to add that little "extra" touch to a get together or just fun way to make your kids smile. :) I've decorated a boring bottle of bottled water and made it super cute and created a small card to go with it using Moxxie's Child's Play line. Totally cute, right? ;)
I wrapped a strip of It's a Breeze paper around the bottle and then for the little hanging down pocket to add a flavor packet I started out with a piece of cardstock that was 8.5" x 2.5" and then I scored at 1.75" and then again at 5.5". I used some sticky strip to glue the sides to create the pocket but staples work really well also. Then I decorated the front up with a few scraps that I had (great way to use every last bit!) and created an adorable pinwheel with a another scrap of paper I had. Then I just couldn't stop there so I made a cute little card to go with it. I used more scraps for card and a fun punch out and stamped the sentiment on the front. Quick and easy I really dresses up a boring old water bottle! ;)
Here's a few close up's for you. Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Moxxie Product Used:
CP-1251 It's a Breeze
CP-1252 Flower Power
CP- 1253 Let's Ride
CP-1255 Playtime
CP-1256 Crazy Daze
CP- 4010 Play Double-Sided Diecuts

Friday, August 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Silly Girls}

Happy Friday! Anyone have some fun plans for this weekend? Around here it's rodeo weekend lots of fair burgers to eat and rides to ride! :) Well if you don't have some fun plans how about a crafting weekend? I have the perfect challenge for you! Scrap It Girl has a fun challenge going on for this month create something using arrows and/or numbers! Here is a layout I created using arrows. Love those cute things. :)
I found these cute pictures of my oldest with her friends. If you can't be "Silly Girls" with your friends then who can you  be silly with!? I used Echo Parks collection- Capture Life. LOVE IT! I won it a few months back and have been waiting to pull it out for the perfect pictures. Here's a few close ups. 

Now go over to Scrap It Girl and link up for a chance to win the awesome prize! Just remember to keep with the theme, you can enter up to 2 projects for the challenge and to add a link back to the Scrap It Girl blog with the challenge posted along with our project. Good luck & have fun with it! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Moxxie {S'mores}

Good morning! How is everyone doing? :) Today I have fun project that I made to share with you. As I was looking through my Moxxie goodies I came across Happy Camper line. When I saw it I immediately knew I wanted to use it for! To make a fun S'mores Kit! 
Isn't it awesome! Happy Camper line had the perfect elements to make this cute little box! I used a sheet of Gone Camping and cut it into 3" strips and went around the middle of the whole box.
I then cut about an 1" strip off of Stick-y sheet. I accordioned it a bit to create some faux ribbon. I inked up the edges of it and all the embellishments and the edges of the box with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. Love inking up my edges with that ink!
I went through the die cut sheet and found the perfect pieces to use as some tags. I punched a little hole into each one and then threaded through some twine and tied them onto the box. Isn't that owl ADORABLE!? :) Here you can see a little better where I inked up the edges.
Then I made sure to fully stock this box up! It's all ready to go! :) 
Who wants to make some S'mores now!? ;)
Thanks for stopping by! 

Moxxie Product Used:
HPC-1286 Gone Camping
HPC-1287 Stick-y
HPC-1288 Uninvited Guests
HPC- 4015 Happy Camper Punchouts
HPC- 2223 Happy Camper Element Sticker
HPC- 2224 Happy Camper Border Sticker