Friday, July 25, 2014

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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl {4th of July}

Happy 1st of July! New month means a new challenge over at Scrap It Girl and I've used some yummy Moxxie Child's Play goodies to make this fun 4th of July layout! Scrap It Girl's challenge this month is a color challenge! The colors are Navy, Cream, Red & Kraft. Perfect for the holiday!
 Break out the craft supplies and let your craftiness out! Don't forget to then go over to Scrap It Girl and link up for a chance to win the awesome prize! Just remember to keep with the color 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! :) Check back later for more details on this awesome layout! Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Moxxie {Home Grown}

Good morning!! I've got a cute layout to share with you today! My layout was done using Moxxie's Quite Contrary line, an absolutely gorgeous line. Once again, my fussy cutting addiction was very happy and well fed with this line! lol! The designs went so well with pictures of my oldest daughter when she was 2 years old. She sure loved to go out and smell the beautiful tulips in the spring. My favorite part was how gently she would try to handle those tulips so not to break them. Such a sweetie.
I fussy cut the watering can from the Quite Contrary Sprinkle a Day paper and cut apart a seed packet from the Seedin' & Weedin' paper. I inked the the little seed packet up a bit with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and then tucked it behind the gorgeous flowers set around the watering can.
I also cut out some the flowers from the Vine & Dandy paper to add a touch of accent to my picture and my journaling block. 

My favorite part was the lattice fence print on the back of the Seedin' & Weedin' paper. I did some fussy cutting along the top to really bring it out and added a bit more of Tim Holtz ink around it. Doesn't it just look perfect!? I love the look of it. :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used: 
QC-1401 Sprinkle a Day 
QC-1404 Vine & Dandy 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Moxxie {Meet the New Muses Blog Hop}

Hello Moxxie fans! 
We have a special treat for you today!
It involves tons of inspiration and A PRIZE!!!

As many of you know we started this month with a new design team and we are loving all of their fantastic projects and awesome inspiration. So much in fact, that we thought it would be fun to get to know them just a little bit better with a Blog Hop!
You will see a wide variety of styles and projects and hopefully get to know each of our team members just a little bit better.

This layout that I've created using Moxxie Forever Fall line. It is an absolutely gorgeous line. I love the colors!
My favorite thing to do is a bit of fussy cutting. I think fussy cutting is a good way to showcase elements on the designer paper and then I really like to make things "pop" by adding dimensionals (foam adhesive) to them. Like I did here....
And also along the title that was already on the paper, I just did a bit of fussy cutting so I could tuck in my picture right behind it! One other thing on this close up picture, that little strip that says "Falling Leaves", that is a barcode strip! Isn't that awesome!? Reminds me of a saying my MIL always says to me- "Waste not, want not." It's all so usable and so dang cute! :) I finished off my layout by inking up the edges with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now don't miss out on all the fun we have going on! Go and make sure to check out all the other Moxxie Muses blogs for some amazing inspiration and an amazing prize! :)

 Here is the list of blogs. 
If you get lost along the way just head back here to find the next blog.

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 our 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 here and leave another comment letting us know you did this.
- Go ahead and Pin It! If you do, leave a comment 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.

 That is a LOT of chances to WIN! Now you may be wondering what it is that you will win? That is the best part! You get to pick one Moxxie line of your choosing!!
Winner will be announced on July 1st.
Now go, comment, share and enter to win this awesome prize while being inspired by our wonderful designers!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Favorite Things Friday {Electronic Cutting Machine}

Happy weekend!! Today we over at Scrap It Girl and we are doing Favorite Thing Friday! This weeks favorite is- Electronic Cutting Machine. Do you have a favorite!? The only one I've ever had (and really wanted) is the Silhouette Cameo. I love that I don't have to purchase extra cartridges for it and the program is very user friendly. Love it!
One of my favorite things to create with my Silhouette (besides Titles!) are fun side mats like I've done on this layout. This is a layout of my youngest daughter always listening to her iPod. My favorite part was the location of her storing her iPod... in her boot! I love how she loves to sing along too. Her favorite song at the moment is Roar by Katy Perry. Boy does she like to sing along, always "rocking out!" ;)
Here's a close up of the side mat....
I added other colors & textures of paper behind the hearts to add a bit more interest color to the layout. Then used the blue hearts that were cut out for my journaling. I "popped" up the side mat using some 3d-Dots.
I did the title with glitter Thickers, LOVE me some bling on a page! ;) I also also cut out some headphones from the silhouette store. They were rather fitting for this layout! ;)
Did you like my side mat? If so I have a surprise for you! You can download it here for free! Just click on the link, follow it, and download! :)
(It is NOT an SVG file. It is a Silhouette Studio file)

Make sure to head over to Scrap It Girl and see what the design team members like to use and while you're there share with us your favorite pair Electronic Cutting Machine! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Got Moxxie {Tumbling}

Hello Moxxie fans! I want to share with you today a layout I did of my oldest daughter using Moxxie's Gymnastics line and Nuts About Sketches sketch found HERE.
This line was perfect for my pictures! I loved it! It was so easy to work with. I started out with one of their fantastic 12x12 sheets that already had the word Gymnastics running along the bottom and went from there. I did do a bit of fussy cutting  around some of the images so I could tuck my pictures in behind them and some more fussy cutting along the swirlies on the top pink paper.
Then layered my pictures on some more paper from the same line. Vellum for my journaling and the stickers provided me with a great title- Tumbling. Besides the vellum the only other thing that wasn't included in this line were the sequins that I added for a little extra "bling" on my page. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
Gymnastics Line
GY-1446 Star Gymnast 
GY-1447 Tumble 
GY-1448  Balance 
GY-2266 Gymnastics Cardstock Sticker 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {You are My Sunshine}

Good morning! How's everyone doing?  I'm up on the family farm for 2 weeks for some getaway time and fresh air! Super excited to share this fun layout with you using Nuts About Sketches newest sketch! Make sure you head over to see the actual sketch! :)

I LOVE this layout because it is of my three daughters and their four cousins! I love all of these girls soooo much! They really are my sunshines! Since these pictures were taken last year we have since added another cousin to the mix! Another beautiful baby girl (we don't have any boy cousins in this family!)! ;)
For my layout I used Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection. It's just gorgeous! I did a bit of fussy cutting around the doily and flowers that are printed on that sheet patterned paper so it would really "pop" on the page.
I did my title using some of the alphas in the collection and few thickers. Faux stitching was done with a white Gelly Roll pen. I also did a bit of inking around the outer edges of my layout with some Tim Holtz Pumice Stone ink.
Thanks for stopping by! Now hurry over to Nuts About Sketches! Check out the sketch and all the awesome inspiration offered by the other design members and get scrapping! ;)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Autonomous Solutions Family Day}

Today I want to share with you another two page layout I did with Nuts About Sketches newest sketch.
I love these pictures! My husbands employer, Autonomous Solutions, has a family day so that all the families can go and see what all the employees have been hard at work on. The best part is that they actually let the kids play around with some of the robots (with supervision of course), they absolutely love it! Here my girls are having a ball running one around with my husband. I used a Scraptastic Kit called Chasing Pavements. On this layout I finally broke out my gelatos! I shaved off some of the white gelato into a small bowel and added a tiny bit of water then mixed it until the gelato had dissolved. Then I dipped my finger in the liquid and let it drip off my finger onto the page and splattered it around the page a bit.
I really loved playing with the gelatos. I cut out the title on my Silhouette and hand cut the banners and strung them with some twine and did a bit of inking around the edges with some Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

Make sure to stop by Nuts About Sketches to check out the sketch and the rest of design teams take on it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Thinking of You}

Hey! How are you doing? Getting lots of crafty stuff done? Or totally sunbathing and enjoying this gorgeous weather we've been having? Whatever it is I hope you are enjoying it 110%! ;)

Today is the first day of June! Where did May go!? Since it is the first day of June Scrap It Girl has a new challenge for you this month! This month the theme is Things with Wings. So for this challenge I made a card.
This is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card by cutting an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock in half and then folding it. I ran the lighter blue pieces of cardstock through my Cuttlebug using  Paper Studio- Tiny Polka embossing folder (seriously my favorite! More about that HERE). I rounded out the edges on the lighter blue and gray strips and lined them up with the edge of my card. Those gorgeous butterflies were cut on my Silhouette. On the white one I used some stickles. Here's a closer look of that one, the picture doesn't do it justice. It is so much prettier in person. It really sparkles. :) 
Now for the inside.... this is a pop up card I've done by overlaying some of the butterflies to create a cluster of them. What do you think? Pretty, right! Love how well this turned out.
Here's a close up of the butterflies, I covered the small white one is some stickles.
Now make sure to head over to Scrap It Girl and check out the other designers projects and join in the fun! The prize is AWESOME!!!! You never know if you'll win, if you never give it a try! Thanks for stopping by! :)