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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Pattern}

Yeah! We are back to Friday! Did everyone make it through the week? Today we are talking about everyone's favorite pattern (or patterns if you have a hard time picking just one ;) ) over at Scrap It Girls Favorite Thing Friday. For me my favorite pattern at the moment are chevrons! I just adore them! I especially love it when they are distressed like these lovelies.
Here's a layout I did using one of those chevron sheets. Aren't those glasses awesome! My youngest and I had a blast trying them on. :)
Here's a few close ups. My favorite part is the glitter mustaches! So much fun. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to share with us your favorite embellishments over at Scrap It Girl. I love the embellishments the other Design Team members shared! Totally awesome! 

Moxxie {Let's Go Outside}

Welcome the the Summer time fun Moxxie blog hop!
Today our talented designers are going to show you fun summer projects using many different lines.

Hello! How is everyone doing? Today I've got a fun layout using Moxxie's line Child's Play! I absolutely love this fun line! It just screams summer to me. :) This layout is of my 2nd daughter right after she turned 8 years old. I love these pictures of her cute little smile. :)
On this layout I used to sheets out of the collection and trimmed down the top one so the back one would create a nice border around it. I did a bit of distressing around the edges of the top one. Then I used some frames from the double sided die cut sheet to put around my pictures. I love them! I also used some of the die cut strips and accordioned them and added some staples for a bit of texture and dimension. Here's some more close ups of the layout. 

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck and hope you have tons of fun with the blog hop! The prize is AWESOME!!!! Don't miss out! :)

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

So let's hop right to it shall we? Here is the list of blogs to check out:

Amelia (You are Here)

Every good hop has a prize right?

You could win this totally awesome BRAND NEW release!!!
You help your kids go back to school in style and now your scrapbooks can too!!
There are many chances to WIN!

Rules of the hop:
- Visit each designers blog and leave a comment. The more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!
- After you've been to all the blogs head back to the Moxxie blog and leave a comment letting us know you hopped.
- 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 to it letting us know that you Pinned! 
(International players are more than welcome to play but you will be responsible for shipping should you win.)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {hello}

Good Monday morning! Did everyone survive the weekend!? I hope so! I have such a cute layout made with an AWESOME sketch from Nuts About Sketches to share with you. I love her sketches they are always so fun and easy to use. The sketch I used was perfect for these pictures of my fun & crazy youngest daughter. She is such a ball of energy and there is never a dull moment with her! lol
Just a little side note here; For the longest time I tried so hard to force her to give me a "nice" smile and to "behave". Finally one day it dawned on me (total A-ha moment for me) I was forcing her to pose for these pictures and be someone she wasn't. Now I just let her do whatever she wants and we have so much fun! Also when I do want a nicer family picture or just want a nicer one of her she is more obliging. ;) 

For this layout I really wanted to capture the bright fun colors of the pictures and what better paper to use than Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine. Absolutely gorgeous, summery and playful! LOVE it! I used a sheet of black cardstock as my base to really make the colors "pop". Here's a few close up's of the elements on the page. 
This kit had some really fun embellishments you could add on and use! 
Isn't this little view finder (I think that's what they are called) cute!? 
For the title I used a transparency photo overlay. Who says they HAVE to only go over your pictures!? lol 
Love the stitching on this cardstock sticker strip, those hearts are pretty sweet too. :)

Now hopefully I haven't overloaded you with too many pictures! Thanks for stopping by and make sure you go over to Nuts About Sketches to see the sketch I used and the other design teams work. Tons of inspiration there! :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Embellishment(s)}

Happy Friday! Hope everyone has some fun plans for the weekend! It being Friday it's also time for Favorite Thing Friday over at Scrap It Girl! Today we are covering Embellishments! Yeah! I am a huge embellie fan. It was so hard narrowing it down to just one favorite embellishment but I decided to go with the one I've been playing with the most lately. Can you guess what it is? Ok, ok, I'll tell you! My favorite embellishment at the moment are..... SEQUINS! I love the added bling! 
I was very hesitant and actually not sure how to use these little lovelies at first. Now I reach for them all the time! I believe they add just that little extra "wow!" that I'm usually looking for. LOVE them! Here's a quick, cute card I put together to show you how cute and easy they are to use! 
I used a gel pen to make the little faux stitches around the edges. I then found a cute little cloud in my Stampin' Up! By Air stamp set. It's actually a solid stamp so I used a marker to just color the edges, then fussy cut it and used 3D- Foam dots to pop it up. The sequins I just kind eyeballed it for the rainbow. I love how cute it turned out. Then for the final touch I stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up! Small Sayings stamp set with some Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Ink. 

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to share with us your favorite embellishments over at Scrap It Girl. I love the embellishments the other Design Team members shared! Totally awesome! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moxxie {Thank You}

Hello! How is everyone doing today? Today I've got a cute little "Thank you" gift I made using Moxxie's Quite Contrary line.
I created an envelope, big enough to hold 3 flower seed packets and then added the cute little tabs to each packet to make it easier to pull out. Thought it would be a cute little Thank you gift for any gardening friends. :) Here's a few close ups of some of the details on the envelope.
I punched out the little lacy strip of paper with a Martha Stewart punch, did some inking around it and added the cute little buttons.
Here is a closer look at the cute tabs. They come on the sticker sheet that comes with the Quite Contrary line! Super cute! I only had the 2 so I traced one more and cut it out for my 3rd packet and added the cute little heart to it. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used: 
QC-1401 Sprinkle a Day 
QC-1402 Toolin' Around
QC-1404 Vine & Dandy 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Things Friday:Die Shape}

Good morning! Today at Scrap It Girl we are covering favorite dies for Favorite Thing Friday! I don't have very many dies but out of the ones I do have, I think this one is of my favorites, Sizzix Scallop Circles.
Here's a cute little tag I made using the die. 
I used some Stampin' Up! stamps for the sentiment and the cupcake and then added some stickles to the cupcake for a bit of bling to it. I then punched holes and tied my twine on one side so I can tie it onto a package later on.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to head over to Scrap It Girl and check out the other favorite dies. Who know's you might find some you absolutely need! I know I have! ;) 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {The Frosty Chill of a Winter's Day}

How is everyone's summer going? I can't believe we are into July already! It has been HOT! So for this new Nuts About Sketches sketch I dug around and found some fun snow pictures! I'm not a fan of all the coldness during the winter but looking through these pictures sure helped take my mind off the heat for a bit! In these pictures I had taken my girls tubing. They had a blast! We even lost a boot a time two along the way but we had nothing but laughs and giggles the whole time.
For this layout I used Fancy Pants TimberGrove collection. I LOVE this line! I used a sheet of kraft cardstock for the base. I also did some inking around the edges of everything including my photos with some Tim Holtz ink. Here's a few close ups of the layout. 

I even ran a few elements through the crimper. They really added some texture to the layout. 
Doesn't this layout take your mind off the heat at least for a minute a two? ;) Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you head over to Nuts About Sketches and check out the actual sketch and see the other designers take on it! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Moxxie {4th of July details}

Hello! As promised a few more details and close ups on my 4th of July layout! Oh, wait you don't remember which one, well here let me remind you. ;)
I don't believe I have scrapbooked a 4th of July picture since..... EVER! Sad, I know! I have a ton of catching up considering my oldest is 12 years old! On this layout I used of Moxxie's awesome Child's Play collection. I loved the colors, they were perfect! The base is a 12x12 sheet of SU! Kraft cardstock. I really wanted a background that would allow the colors from the embellishments to "pop". I made a few rosettes and blinged up my page with sequins. I'm really beginning to be a sequin addict lately! lol Here's a few close ups of the sequins & rosettes. Have you tried sequins out yet? If not, they are so choice, and if you have the means, I highly recommend picking some up (did you catch the movie quote here?) ;)

Then for the title I used an assortment of different alphas and the 4 was a piece of chipboard that had a different colored top. I peeled it off and traced and cut out a 4 from a sheet of the Child's Play collection, glued it on and sanded the edges. LOVE how it turned out. :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
Child's Play
CP- 1254 Three-Wheeler
CP- 1256 Crazy Daze
CP- 2210 Element Sticker
CP- 4010 Play Double-Sided Die Cuts