Sunday, August 16, 2015

Layout {You Have to Kiss a Few Frogs...}

Where has the summer gone!? It seems like I'm always trying to figure out where time always vanishes to! I'm just grateful for all the pictures to remind me of where the time goes and all the sweet memories we've made along the way. :) 

This layout is of my oldest during Easter. She got a stuffed frog from the Easter Bunny. ;) She grabbed it and started to kiss it, making us all laugh, such a silly girl. The line from Simple Stories- Enchanted was perfect for this picture! I used sketch #145 from Sketchabilities and decided to combine it with a challenge from My Scraps & More

A close up of some of the embellishments and techniques I used on this layout. I did some faux stitching, fussy cutting, misting, along with some distressing. Isn't the frog just adorable! 
 Here I used a heart stencil and some gesso, along with some gelatos. I stamped some stars from Sweet Stamp Shop, directly onto the picture. I love the cute little heart & flower embellishments.

Challenges entered:
My Scraps & More: Techniques- Stamping, Get wet & messy, Your choice

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scrap It Girl {Smile card & Challenge}

Hello! Time for another Scrap It Girl Challenge! This month we are challenging you to use- brads, bling & buttons. I do so enjoy using all sorts of embellishments! :) 
I created a card for this challenge...
I created a tri-fold card and used some Imaginisce jewels and some brads on the front. I used the Imaginisce jewels in the middle of the flowers. 
Then on the inside I added a cute little flower button and added a couple of flowers with some more Imaginisce jewels in the middle.
Head over to Scrap It Girl's site to see some more inspiration on this fun challenge from the other Design Team Memebers! Once there, join us with this fun challenge and link it up over at Scrap It Girl and show us what you've created! 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Moxxie {3- Happy Birthday Cards}

Good Morning! How was everyone's Memorial Day weekend? It was quiet and rainy around my place, but very welcomed. The kids are mostly done with activities and out of school for the summer.  I'm ready for life to slow down for just a little bit! ;)

Today I want to share with you some really fun Birthday cards I made using one of Moxxie's new lines- Magical Moments. 
This line is so bright and colorful! I love how the colors are perfect for summer but it's the perfect line for any Disney trip layouts or projects! Such a cute fun line. Want to see the cute Birthday cards I made using that adorable line? ;)
The really awesome part is when you open them! I used the same technique on all three for the inside but they all look different. We'll start with the first card on the left. The base of this card is black cardstock I then cut out a piece from the Magical Moments Cutouts and layered. Next I stamped the sentiment right onto the cutout.
Now for the inside.....  
I created a little "gift" with some balloons that I cut out freehand out of some of the scraps I had from this same line. Then tied on some bakers twine to the ends of them and stamped my sentiment along the top.

For the next card I started out with a red sheet of cardstock for the base. I then rounded up some scraps I had and cut the ends to created little banners. Then using a black journaling pen to create some faux stitching around the edge. 
Onto the inside. I love stars! I just fussy cut them from the sheet Wishes and adhered them all over.

Last but definitely not least..... For this one I used a yellow cardstock base layered with a piece from the sheet Dreams Come True. Next I added "Happy Birthday" using Moxxie's Black Alpha's. I then used the banner from the sticker sheet, added some Imaginisce jewels in between each one and a few by the sentiment.
If you thought one "gift" was cute, in the first card you'll really love this one! I love how adorable the gifts look stacked up. I wrapped some ribbon on each one and added bows, to really make them look like gifts
Now I told you at the beginning that I had used the same technique for the inside of all three cards. I found this awesome pin on Pinterest and had to give it a try. To see it Click HERE
I loved how fun and easy these cards were to make! 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products I used:

MAG 1531- Daisies
MAG 1532- Wishes
MAG 1533- Dreams Come True
MAG 1534- Miss Mouse
MAG 1535- Magical Cutouts
MAG 2295- Magical Cardstock Stickers

AL 2278- Black Alpha

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Moxxie {Live to Play Layout}

Hello! I have a fun layout to share with you today! The best part is I'm using Moxxie's new Softball line and NOT using it for anything softball! I love doing that with lines! It's a bit challenging for me at times but I really love the challenge. I totally love the end result! lol Ok, I won't tease you any more here is my layout.
This picture is of my two younger sisters and my first daughter. Pulling out this picture brought back so many fun and fond memories. Love those girls!
My base a sheet from Moxxie's new softball line called Fastpitch. Then as I started digging through some of my stash I found these cute hearts I had cut out using my Silhouette Cameo a looong time ago and they had just been sitting around waiting for the perfect layout. :) I layered on top of some dark brown cardstock to really make it stand out. I inked up the edges with some Prima Chalk Ink- Knotted Wood. I then started adding in elements from the cut out sheet and the stickers all over that didn't necessarily say Softball. Here's some close up's.
I did add some ink splatters all over the page. Also added a few staples and some brads for some added texture!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product I used:

FP-1540 Batter up
FP-1541 Softball Cutouts
FP-2298 Fastpitch cardstock sticker
AL-2281 Brown Alpha

Friday, May 1, 2015

Moxxie {Blog Hop}

Good morning! Is it really May already!? These months are just flying by! But if it’s a new month it means it’s time for another MOXXIE blog hop! I don’t know about you but I always look forward to seeing everyone’s amazing projects! The Muses always seem to pull out all the stops to create some amazing things!  Make sure you read to the bottom to find out how to WIN one of these fantastic NEW lines!!

For today’s blog hop, out of the three BRAND NEW awesome lines, I was given the new softball line- Fastpitch to work with.

 This one was a bit of a challenge for me because the extent of sports in our household are Soccer, Dance & Tumbling! So I wasn't sure what I was going to do at first but in the end I decided I wanted to show you different ways to use this gorgeous line!
What do you think? 
I love the colors and the designs on these papers! For the notebook I used a mini composition notebook and covered front and back leaving the original tape for the binding uncovered. I then inked up the edges with Prima Chalk Ink - Knotted Wood. Then using some of the awesome cardstock stickers that go with this line I, created a little banner and tied some linen thread onto the ends. To make them stand out a bit more, I traced around them with a fine dark brown pen. 
The flowers, I punched out with a couple of Stampin’ Up! Punches; I layered them and added a button. Then I used Moxxie’s Brown Alpha’s to spell Notes.
Such a cute little notebook to carry in your purse!

Now for my favorite! The cute little box! This turned out adorable!
I started out by taking some dark brown cardstock and cutting it down to fit the faces of the box. I then inked the edges with Prima Chalk Ink - Knotted Wood. Now for the really fun part! I followed this TUTORIAL for this quick and easy, but super cute flower! Then for additional ones I had some Stampin' Up! punches. I wrapped the twine around the box several times (this box opens from the top) and then spread it out to to draw more attention to the flower. 
I added some buttons to the middle of a few flowers and used a white pen to draw a few dots here and there. I also added in some cardstock stickers on the top. Now for the "Princess" sticker I cut apart a bigger sticker it was a part of. Don't be afraid to do something like that! :) Here's a couple shots of the top.
And what do we always need to do when we create such an adorable box!? Well, I always feel the need to fill it with chocolates! ;)

Join us showing off these fun new lines!
You can leave a comment on each of our designers' blogs for an extra entry into our giveaway.

What's the prize you ask?
You can PICK which line you receive if you WIN!

How do I WIN you ask?
Just leave a comment on the Moxxie blog hop post. 

You get extra chances to WIN by commenting on our designers' blogs and sharing with your friends. Just let us know how you shared in a comment on the Moxxie blog.

Good luck! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products I used:

FP- 1539 Play with the Heart
FP-1540 Batter Up
FP- 2298 Fastpitch Cardstock Sticker

AL- 2281 Brown Alphas

Monday, April 27, 2015

Moxxie {Happy Spring}

Good morning! I love the beauty of spring! Everything is just so beautiful. I especially love the tulips. I found a couple of pictures where my two beautiful little girls when they were 4 and 2 years old. I had found them outside smelling and playing with the tulips.
This layout is great for using all those spare scraps! I started out with my base with a sheet from the football line Grid Iron. Then as I was digging through my Springtime line I started to notice I had a bunch of little spare scraps, I decided to try to incorporate them. It was a lot of fun piecing it all together. I even used some of the Moxxie Alphas for the date.
I even loved adding little extra's here and there such as enamel dots, stickers & brads. My favorite was stitching the word Love on.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product I Used:
GI-1471 Football Cutouts

SPR-1519 Songbirds
SPR-1520 Dandelion Wishes
SPR-1521 In Bloom
SPR-1522 Take Flight
SPR-1523 Butterfly Garden
SPR-1524 Springtime Cutouts
SPR-2287 Springtime Sticker

AL-2293 Green Alpha
AL-2292 White Alpha

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Moxxie {Happy Easter Cards}

Good Morning! Today I've got two very cute and fun cards to share with you! I paired two unlikely new Moxxie lines together for these cards.... Grid Iron & Tiny Dancer.
Pairing these two lines together made the cutest Easter cards! Here's the first one...
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the little bunny that I downloaded from Miss Kate Cuttables out of a sheet from Grid Iron, love the richness of that brown. Then I used a sheet from Tiny dancer to cut out the intricate egg. I tied a know in some ribbon and trimmed the ends and adhered it with a glue dot to the bunny. For the sentiment I used a stamp from a Stampin' Up! Stamp set- Just So Sayings and stamped it on a small piece of white cardstock that I cut the corners on to shape into a tag, punched a hole and threaded some linen thread through it then tied it onto the pink bow.

Want to see the next one? Ok, I won't tease you anymore. ;) Here's my 2nd card.
I used the scrap left behind from cutting out the bunny for the previous card to create this one. I layered it the pink cardstock that I used for my base and traced the bunny out and cut the shape out. I then adhered the brown layer on top of the pink, now my card front has a bunny shaped hole! ;) For the inside of the card I added a cute polka doted sheet from Tiny Dancer. Next, I added a little white pom-pom for the tail and tied a mini bow adhering it about where it's neck should be. Then I added 3 little enamel dots on the outside. Here's a look of the inside.
Just a little different but I love how cute and simple it turned out. 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product I Used:
TD-1503 Born to Dance
TD-1504 Shine

GI-1469 Football

Friday, April 3, 2015

Moxxie {Easter Basket with Treat & Blog Hop}

I have a fun little project to share with you that's perfect for Easter! I used the beautiful new Springtime line from Moxxie aaaand it's the line you can win on our Moxxie blog hop! More details on how to enter at the end.
The colors are gorgeous and perfect for this project! I had so much fun creating this cute little basket and the adorable little treat that sits in it.
I started out with a full 12x12 sheet and scored in 3 inches from all sides. By doing that it should create squares in all four corners, I then went around and only cut one side of each square. Then you should be able to fold along the scored lines and have it start looking like a basket. I added adhesive to those squares and stuck all the sides together. Then to create the handle I cut two 1 inch strips adhered them together and onto the basket. Then added a brad on each side for additional support. 
For the front I took three different colored strips and used a Martha Stewart punch. I then added the swirly and tag from an older Moxxie line called Spring has Sprung.
Now for that adorable little "carrot" that is sitting in the basket. 
I followed an excellent tutorial HERE. On how to create this cute little "carrots". For a few extra details I used some green staples to hold the top and used a tag from the Spring has Sprung line and tied it on with some yellow twine.
Isn't that the sweetest bunny!? Here's a shot of the whole basket.

Now for more information about our amazing MOXXIE blog hop!
Here is our line up of inspiration:
(remember to comment along the way for more chances to WIN!)

All of the ways you can enter to WIN!: 
 Comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please)
Extra chances to win include:
1- Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs (1 entry per comment per blog)
2- Facebook- share the blog hop post or one of the challenge posts (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 paper-made take on our SPRING challenge using the link up on the Moxxie challenge post. 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (If it doesn't link directly to the page containing your project, it will be removed)
Commenting and Challenge end April 30th.
Winner announced Fri. May 1st.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products I Used:
SPR-1520 Dandelion Wishes
SPR-1521 In Bloom
SPR-1522 Take Flight
SPR-1524 Springtime Cutouts

SS-4011 Spring Double Sided Diecuts
SS-2212 Element Sticker

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Scrap It Girl {My Girls & Color Challenge}

Good morning! Is everyone having a fun April Fools day!? My kids have a full day of pranks planned out! I'm not sure I'm going to survive this day! lol  Well something that is sure to help is this new fun challenge over at Scrap It Girl! This months challenge is a color challenge- black, white and any other color! I have to admit I was really struggling with this one when I first started out but it slowly started coming together. Here is my layout for the challenge.
I use a sheet of cardstock for my base and then lined the edges with some black & white washi tape. I cut out a 9" circle to put behind my pictures along with a white piece of cardstock. Then added some fun washi tape, enamel dots and cute little butterflies. Here's some fun close ups.

Hope you come and join us with this fun challenge and link it up over at Scrap It Girl and show us what you've created! 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Moxxie {Got Mud?}

I love to see my girls get out, have fun and get dirty! Especially, if it's not on my watch! Hahaha! My two girls (who were 4 & 2 years old) had been over playing at Nanny's (my girls have always called my mom Nanny instead of Grandma) house for the weekend. The girls kept getting in the way inside that she decided to send them outside to play by themselves. When Nanny went out to check on them later, she got a BIG surprise! Those two little girl had managed to drag a hose out to the un-planted (thankfully!) garden, turned it on and played in the mud! You know what? They still remember that and had a blast! My mom, well she snapped a picture, sent to me and called me laughing. 
Such fun memories! 
The minute I set eyes on that sheet of paper in Moxxie's new line Fun Run I knew that line and this picture just had to go together! I took a piece of kraft cardstock that was slightly bigger than my picture and ran it through my paper crimper and off set it behind my picture. But once I had glued them down I decided it needed something else. So I carefully peeled up the left side, I may do this more often than I care to admit! lol, then added two vertical strips of washi tape and re-glued the crimped cardstock & picture back down. There, that looked better! ;)
I then added a little cluster of embellishments in the bottom right corner of my picture. I added a little resin flower with a button brad. Also included a bit of twine that I looped and threaded behind the picture. This time instead of peeling up what I had already glued down, I stuck a pencil behind the picture just to give me enough room to thread some of the twin up ward and have it come out the top. 
Then for the "We Make Mud Look Good" I used Moxxie Alpha's. I love the color assortment they have!  The colorful arrows came from the sticker sheet that coordinates with the line Fun Run. I love the bright vibrant colors against that dark rich sheet of brown. They really set each other off well.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products I used:

FNR- 1514 Got Mud
FNR- 2285 Fun Run Sticker

AL- 2279 White Alpha #2
AL- 2278 Black Alpha
AL- 2281 Brown Alpha 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Layout {SISTERS Sweet Summer Memories}

Is it summer yet? As I'm going through pictures I sure am wishing it was! Especially when I found this picture of me and my beautiful sister! Look at the color of the water! My sister lives in Vegas and we love to go visit and go swimming! We have a great time. 
Simple Stories has some beautiful colors in their lines that just worked perfectly with this picture! Here's a few close up's. 
Isn't that the cutest swim suit!? Just so adorable!
For the title I was able to find some yellow glittery thickers to make everything!
Are you ready for summer yet?
Thanks for stopping by!