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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Happy Birthday Card}

Happy October 1st! I LOVE this month! First of the month means it's time for Scrap It Girl's new challenge. This month we are using embossing folders! I've made a fun birthday card to share with you. 
I used Cuttlebug's Spots & Dots embossing folder and only embossed the top 3/4 of the card then wrapped some ribbon along the bottom of the embossed area. I then did heat embossing on the cute presents and the words. It was a quick and simple card, but love how cute it turned out! Now make sure to head over to Scrap It Girls blog for some awesome inspiration from the design team and to get your entries in! There is an awesome prize package for the winner! You can enter up to 3 projects! 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Moxxie {16 Fall cards with a One Sheet Wonder}

Hello! How is everyone doing? Today I have fun project to share with you using Moxxie's new line 
Autumn Glory I just love the deep, rich colors of this line.
I don't know about you guys but I'm always in need of a few "Thank You" cards. The easiest and fastest way to pump a few out is by using a One Sheet Wonder (a.k.a OSW) template. Have you ever heard of these? It's where you take a sheet of designer paper and you cut it up according to the template you have and allows you to create a bunch of different cards in a short period of time. It's a great way for me to use some of my cardstock scraps also. :) I've used this particular template a few times and I've been able to produce 14-16 cards, today I produced 16 cards.
Here's my 16 cards!
I used some Kraft cardstock as my base for all the cards and then found some different "Thank You" & "Thinking of You" sentiments in my stamps. Then found some cardstock scraps that matched along with the colors of my designer paper so that I could embellish and accent a bit more with it. I also used various embellishments such as linen thread, brads & twill tape along with inking along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Photo Vintage. Here's a close up the cards. 

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
AG-1456 Foliage in Flight

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! :)