Friday, November 2, 2012

Forever Family Moxxie blog hop

Are you ready for another fun Moxxie blog hop?  For November we are focusing on the Forever Family line.



This amazing color palette is perfect for family portraits, heritage photos, and even a pretty fall-themed layout! The front sides of the paper are title papers for each member of the family, and the back sides have a variety of both masculine and feminine patterns for you to use to accent your photos. Card makers and papercrafters the designs are small, so even on a cut down piece of paper, you are still going to get the colors and textures of the large design.

In addition to these great papers, the embellishments will help give your creations a family-type flair. Use them as titles, journaling spaces, accent pieces, and embellishment clusters to finish off your pages.

The Moxxie Muses have put together some awesome ideas for this line and you could WIN the collection.  All you have to do is hop through the blogs and comment on each one.  For an extra entry, comment on the Facebook page and "like" us if you have not already.  How simple is that?   Comments need to be made by midnight Tuesday November 6th and the winner will be announced on Wednesday the 7th on the Moxxie Blog.  Our international customers and fans are free to play along if you are willing to pay the shipping if you are the winner of the prize.

Today I have a project for you. I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile now but was really struggling with finding the right papers. Enter Moxxie! I was planning to give this as a gift to my sister so the sister paper and quotes were perfect for my project.


This was really quite simply to put together. I bought the cork on an after school sale and had my husband cut the 12x12 wood for me from a leftover shelving project.

 1- I started with painting all the sides and back with an off white paint
2- Added the paper with modpodge and scraped out all the bubbles with a plastic card
3- I sanded the edges and then resealed them with modpodge, then add the cork, and pick and add your favorite quotes, stickers and die-cuts
4- put screws in the back for a wire to hang it and for the decorative knob on the bottom. Add some pretty ribbon to the wire and a little doodling on the quote sticker.

The longest part of this project was waiting for the modpodge to dry. I gave it a lot of drying time to be sure everything was really on there. Here's a couple close ups for you.

We are so happy to have you joining us and hope you enjoy the projects we have made.

I'm the last stop on your hop today. There's a list of blogs below in case you missed any. Thanks so much for hopping along with us a Moxxie and good luck!

 
 



24 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my- this is just sooo awesome!! great job

Maria said...

love your project

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I need one of these boards! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration! =)

Shawn said...

Perfect!!! I'm all for making useful items. She'll love it!

Cathy said...

Totally agree...this is just awesome! Love it and going to make one..thanks for the inspiration!

Susie Bentz said...

Beautiful and useful. Now I have to go see if we have any leftover shelving for MY husband to cut!

Thanks for the inspiration!

jj said...

A great gift idea. Can't wait to get started.

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

that is gorgeous and so practical, thanks for sharing!

Pam S said...

What a wonderful gift for your sister, those papers are calling my name!

Michelle said...

I love this and I want one in my house! LOL! Great project.

Carmen Pauls said...

That's lovely, Ange -- thanks for sharing it. :) Great idea for those hard to buy for siblings. ;)

Carmen.

Amelia Harris said...

Love it! How cute! Seriously love the little knob on the bottom! Your sister is going to love it! :)

Laurie said...

This is a great project, thanks!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great project :)

gale said...

I love what you did with this-it's gorgeous and useful too!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

This is really cool! I love your bulletin board and I'll bet your sister will too!!!

byondbzr said...

Very pretty!

Barb Prendergast said...

Great project -- and what a thoughtful gift for your sister

skeeteror said...

I love your project! Just might have to make one for my scrap-room! This is a great collection! ~Bev~

Tracy said...


this is such a great project. I am sure your sister will love it :)

Nathalie said...

This is a great project Ange! I need to make one of them for my scraproom!

Laurie said...

Great project! I loved that you shared your steps to create and especially explained about the drying time. Definitely not a project to create on the day it needs to be gifted!

netty820 said...

LOVE IT!! You did a great job!

Dawn said...

what a fun idea.

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