Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Moxxie {Neighbor Gifts}

Good morning! I have some fun and very easy gifts you could put together. They make great neighbor gifts. :) They could easily be paired with a roll of wrapping paper & some tape. I used two of Moxxie's amazing lines- Winterland & Happy Pawlidays.
These are 6x6 sheet protectors that I decorated and turned into envelopes! The one on the left holds 3x3 cards and the other one holds some Christmas tags, even some for those furry friend gifts! :)
You start out with a 6x6 sheet protector and carefully cut off the side with the punched holes, make sure not cut the seam that keeps it closed! Then I cut out a 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" piece of cardstock, score it at 2" down from one of the long ends. Then you also need two pieces of designer paper- one to decorate the front side (so this can be any size) but for the insert that goes INSIDE of your sheet protector you need it to be 6" x 6 1/8". Next we will add some sticky tape to the back of your sheet protector and center and stick it the back side of your cardstock below the score line. Next you'll cut off the two corners at the top to make it look like an envelope flap and add a Velcro dot towards the center (I like to keep the dots together, stick it to one side then press down to stick it to the other side) It should look like this...
Now because you can see those sticky strips and they just aren't attractive! We insert the piece of designer paper you cut earlier, the 6" x 6 1/8" one.
Now make what ever you want to put inside of them!
I made some 3x3 cards for one and some cute little tags for the other.
Well I hope I've helped you out with a last minute gift idea!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:

WN-1480 Frozen
WN-1481 Snow Buddy
WN-1482 Slip Slidin'
WN-1483 Ice Princess
WN-1484 On the Edge
WN-1485 Winterland Cutouts
WN-4024 Winterland Diecuts
WN-2234 Winterland Element Sticker

HA-1458 Santa's Little Helper
HA-1459 Define Naughty
HA-1460 Merry Christmas
HA-1461 Pawliday Cutouts
HA-2272 Pawliday Cardstock Sticker

Other Products Used:
Wood Veneer
Silver Cord
Silver Ribbon
Stampin' Up! All Year Cheer 1 stamp set
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Friday, December 5, 2014

Moxxie {Blog Hop & a CD Cube}

Hello and welcome to the Moxxie Holiday Challenge and Hop!
Today our Muses have many eye-popping designs to inspire you. We also have a fun challenge and a Prize! So lets get right to it shall we?

Our theme this month is Holiday/Winter/Christmas
and the prize, you say? 
Oh just one of these amazing lines!
 For all your furry friend's fun, holiday antics!
This line is perfect for documenting all of that holiday fun, but it's not just for your pets. Check out the awesome projects our designers created with this line, pets or no this is perfect for the holidays!

But if you're not in the market for this fun holiday line you can opt for the gorgeous Winterland!
Details on how to win are below and here is our fantastic line-up of inspiration:

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please) 

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 the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your holiday project in our challenge! 3 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)
Commenting and Challenge end Dec 31st. 
Winner announced Fri. Jan 2nd.

Now to share with you my fun little project!
I have such a fun & very cute way to display your pictures and you get to use up some of those cd cases that are just laying around! They are perfect for this time of the year, they make great gifts for the grandparents!

You’ll need 4 regular cd cases (not the slim ones).
Carefully take out the part that holds the CD in.
   Then re-assemble two of the cd cases backwards.
You’ll then need to cut four sheets to be your background for each side. The dimensions will need to be:  4 5/8" x 5 3/4" From there add your pictures, embellish away. Here are some close ups of my four.
Add them to your cube, snap all four sides together and voila! You now have an adorable center piece! You can even add a vase or candle to sit inside of it! Here's a shot from the top.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
WN-1480 Frozen
WN-1482 Slip Slidn'
WN-14483 Ice Princess
WN-1484 On the Edge
WN-1485 Winterland Cutouts
WN-4024 Winterland Cutouts

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Moxxie {Let It Snow}

Good morning! I have a "perfect for winter" layout to share with you. I used Moxxie's AWESOME Winterland line. I really love the colors, they are gorgeous in this winter line (and I'm someone who normally doesn't like purple so that means a lot!). :)
Lately, I've been cutting down my designer paper by a quarter inch on the top and side and layering it over some cardstock. I really like the look it gives it. I did a bit of distressing around the edges of the designer paper. I then did some layering with some of the scraps I had behind the picture. I also fussy cut some of the snowflakes. I also traced out a few with some clear glittery Stickles, because snowflakes should just sparkle. Here's some close ups of the some of the details. It's hard to see it in the picture but the Stickles look amazing on the snowflakes! :
I also sprinkled some punched out snowflakes and sequins.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
WN-1480 Frozen
WN-1485 Winterland Cutouts
WN-4024 Winterland Cutouts

Other Products Used:
Snowflake punch

Friday, November 21, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Favorite Fall Project}

Good morning! Today's Scrap It Girls Favorite Thing Friday is your Favorite Fall Project. Mine is a fall layout and I love how it turned out! I used Moxxie's new fall line- Autumn Glory. This line is absolutely gorgeous and the colors are so rich. This is my current favorite fall line!
Seriously, I don't believe pictures do this line justice. You definitely need to get your hands on this line. Here is my layout. I used some pictures of my second daughter when she was close to 18 months old (she's now 10 years old! Where did the time go!?) playing out in the leaves I was raking. 
I cut about a quarter inch off the top and side of one sheet and layered on another. Did some fussy cutting of the flowers and layered them using 3D-Dots over the ones that were there. Also did some inking with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink around the edges of the flowers to make them "pop" a bit more.
I used the cardstock stickers that coordinate with the paper, for the title and the banners. Punched a border using a Martha Stewart punch. I love how this layout turned out. Go, stop by Scrap It Girl's blog and see some other favorites!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Moxxie {Love}

Good Morning! I have another layout to share with you! I used Moxxie's line Autumn Glory on a previous layout and totally fell in love with the gorgeous line. If you still haven't looked at it please take a minute to check it out HERE. Here is my layout.
I just love the elegance of this line. I cut off a quarter inch off the top and side of the top sheet, did some inking with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing ink around the edges and layered it on top of a sheet of Doodlebug cardstock. I used some other sheets from the same line to layer the picture and create the side banners along with embossing and sanding down one the layers under the picture. Here's some close up's of some the embellishments and details.
For my journaling tag I used some 3D-Dots along the edges of the picture to pop it up and create a little slotted area for my tag to slide into.
Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
AG-1454 Fanciful Flowers
AG-1455 Season's Beauty
AG-1456 Foliage in Flight
AG-1457 Beautiful Bouquet

Other Products:
UmWow Studio chipboard embellishments
Sweet Stamp Shop Stamp
Craft Medley cup sequins
SU! Linen Thread
Sizzix Banners #2 stamps & framelits
Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Fancy Pants large decorative tags
3D-Foam Dots

Monday, November 10, 2014

Moxxie {Brainiac}

How are you doing? Have you seen Moxxie's fun line called Brainiac?
 Just in case you haven't here, take a look at it.... 
Isn't it fun!? I LOVE this line! I have so much fun with it! I did a fun layout of my oldest daughter. I don't exactly know what the fascination with big nerdy glasses is, but she just HAD to have some (sans prescription) to wear. I have to admit she looks dang cute with them. ;) 
I love the colors of this line! That owl is pretty cute too! I did a few ink splatters using Heidi Swapp Color shine ink- Mustard & Citron. 
I also used a Martha Stewart punch a border on the orange piece. And added a few Freckled Fawn Enamel Dew Drop Stickers. I love enamel dots!
I added some of the stickers from the Brainiac line.
I love how fun and easy this line is to work with. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Product Used:
BR-1462 Smart-owl-ic
BR-1463 School Gear
BR-1466 Brainiac Cutouts
BR-2273 Brainiac Cardstock Sticker

Friday, November 7, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Favorite Thing Friday: Favorite Halloween Project}

Happy Friday! Today's favorite is any Halloween project you've done. 
For me it's this years Halloween project. 
I love how cute and easy these turned out. The best part was how fast they came together. For details on these see my past blog post HERE

What is your favorite Halloween project that you've created? Share with us over at Scrap It Girl and see what the other design team members favorites are. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie {Autumn Glory Cards & Blog Hop}

Good morning! Fall is in full swing here. The leaves have all changed their colors and are falling off. I love walking through them and hearing them crunch under my feat. It's just gorgeous around here. I love this time of year. I have some fall cards and a fun blog hop with a great giveaway to share with you today! I want to start by showing you my cards! :)
I really love how Moxxie's line of Autumn Glory really captures fall. On my Thank You card I used a Martha Stewart punch, some Bazzil Basics Paper Leaves, ribbon and a SU! stamp for the sentiment.
On this one I did a bit of fussy cutting that I "popped" up with some 3D-dots to add a little dimension. I also did some distressing and tied it off with some linen thread.
For the third card I used an embossing folder and sanded it down along with some distressing along the edges. I fussy cut around some flowers from the sheet Bountiful Bouquet and inked up the edges. Then layered them up with 3D-dots to give it some dimension.
I really love how all three cards turned out.

And of course for the blog hop info and like I said, there is a PRIZE involved!
None other than the amazing New Winterland!!!
This line has a fantastic color combo, fun patterns and cute embellishments for all of your wintertime activities!

Details on how to WIN this line are below.

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog (US addresses only please). 
Extra chances to win include:
  1- Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  2- Facebook- share the blog hop post (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 card in our challenge! 3 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)
Commenting and Challenge end Nov 30th.

Good luck & Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products Used:

AG-1454 Fanciful Flowers
AG-1455 Season's Beauty
AG-1457 Bountiful Bouquet
AG-2271 Autumn Cardstock Sticker

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nuts About Sketches {Max the Monkey & Me}

Happy Monday! I know, I know a bit of an oxymoron but we have to be optimistic around here, right!? ;) lol Especially when I have a fun new sketch to share with you! 
It's Nuts About Sketches new sketch!! Here's my take on it.
It was a fun sketch to work with. It's really rare that I pull out the sewing machine but I really wanted to use it on this layout. I cut down my designer sheet by a quarter inch on the side and top. Did a bit of distressing on all sides and then layered it onto a sheet of black cardstock, then did a straight stitch all around. Here's some close up pictures of some of the embellishments...
The banner was a straight strip that I cut apart to be able to follow the curve of the circle picture. I love how she did the cute banners on the sketch, definitely not something I would normally do but LOVE the look of it. Make sure to go over to Nuts About Sketches and check out the sketch!
Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl {Mixed Media Thank You card & new challenge}

Happy November 1st! It's time for a Scrap It Girl monthly challenge! This one is fun one! For this challenge we challenge you to use mixed media such a paints, water colors or gelatos. Here's a card I made using gelatos & gessso.

I started out out with a 4.25" x 5.5" card base and smeared some gesso around on the card. I ran an orange gelato over SU! French Script and stamped it into the gesso. I love the effect, the script stands out a bit more because of the orange. After the gesso dried I spritzed it with some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. For the leaf I applied two different colors directly on the stamp I used a dark red watercolor crayon on half of it and then a overlapped just a bit of a gold gelato. Then I used a brush dipped in some water to go over the crayon and gelato and tried to mix the colors a bit. Next I stamped it on some cream cardstock. I used the same SU! French Script stamp that I stamped on the gesso to stamp over the leaf. I really love how beautiful it came out.  The picture really doesn't do it justice. The gold on the leaf from the gelato and the gold from color shine really make this card sparkle.
Being honest, I was really nervous doing this challenge because, while I do own these different mediums I just haven't made the time to play with them much. So I really enjoy the extra challenge to get me using them more. :)

Now make sure to head over to Scrap It Girl and join us for the challenge! Remember you are welcome to link up to two projects and they must contain paints, water colors or gelatos. We LOVE to see everyone's fun projects. Make sure to challenge yourself to try new things! :) 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

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! :)

Sketches in Thyme {Bright}