Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween w/ Moxxie

Happy Halloween!
I hope you're all ready for some spooky fun tonight!
 I've been having too much fun creating Halloween layouts with last year's photos. lol Here's my latest layout using Moxxie's Midnight Dreary:

My kids and I had so much fun making "ghost" photos last year. I just turned the shutter speed way down on my camera and let the kids have some fun. In each of these photos I have one kid posed and the other come in and out of the frame quickly leaving a "ghost" behind.

This Midnight Dreary line was perfect for some spooky ghost photos!! I fussy cut the little spiders out, they were in photo corners, put them on some foam adhesive and now they crawl across the page!

You can see the spray I dripped onto the background for more eery fun and this tombstone is coming out from the page itself. I just used my fingers to do a controlled tear in the page, inked the white paper edge and slipped the tombstone in. 

  Have fun this Halloween and enjoy scrapping those awesome photos! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Boo! w/DCWV

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for sure and I have to say, I've really enjoyed scrapping it this year too. This Spooky Time stack from DCWV is AWESOME! So many fun, spooky papers just begging to be distressed and adorned with fun pictures.

We had a ton of fun playing with the shutter speed settings on my camera last year and we came up with these fun "ghost" pictures. The kids had a blast and even my hubby got into it. This was the pumpkin he carved and if you look closely on the left side of the photo you can see his eery apparition. In the back my daughter is the phantom rising behind the pumpkin. So fun!

 These papers are so fantastic and spooky all on their own. You really could just pick a background, lay some photos down and be done. This skulls pattern was one of my favorites, so I added black and red spray for a more spooky effect, layered the diamond skulls across the top and then layered again with the awesome spiders and webs. Seriously cool!

You can see a bit of the distressing I added to the photo here. All you have to do is grab your emery board and go around the edges of your photo, going in farther for the scratches look.

I tucked my tag under the spiders and webs in the corner so it didn't distract from the photo and fun details of the layout. But I inked the edges and the string red first. Then I added this fun skull I had and tried to center an eye over the spiders on the pp. The spiders look real enough that I kept jumping a little when I'd notice them on my table. lol 

  Have fun creating your own spooky layouts!

DCWV - pattern papers Spooky Time stack
ranger - red dylusions
studio calico - passport spray
sei - red ink
colorbox - black ink
wrmk - Boo cb
uni-ball - red pen
tombow - tape runner
elmers - glue dots
stash - skull w/crossbones, tag, emery board

Thursday, October 24, 2013


 I just wanted to share a couple of layouts I made using Halloween photos from past years.

My cute little monster here, stabbing this huge pumpkin with a screwdriver. lol All cheesy grins for the camera! My favorite part of this design is the shimmerz misting I used on the black cs. It just gives it a really cool "Halloween" effect. Here's a few closeups. 

 This layout is about the costumes my husband and I wore to a Halloween party one year.

Alpha and word sticker sheets can be so fun to use! Love the ease of it. These photos weren't stellar, so I cut them down and distressed them a bit for the layout. A few closeups:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Trick or Treat!

 I love Halloween. I love the magical feel and the suspense-fulness of energy charged moments. What a fun holiday! So of course I have fun photos to scrap and NO shortage of fun papers and products to scrap them with. Today's layout is based on sketch #288 from Nuts About sketches and I used DCWV's Spooky Time stack:

This sketch is great for a layout that has a lot of journaling to go with it. Since I didn't have quite so much journaling to go with the pictures I had, I decided to add layers of patterned paper.

Here you can see the layers. I distressed them with scissors, regular hand squishing and then inked them after flattening them out. After I got all my pp layers attached where I wanted them I added splashes of black & red spray and then spritzed a little white shimmer too.

When that is dry you can move onto your photos and embellishments. I cut my title out of one of the pp's in the stack along with the Scary banner.

I added embellishments that I've had for awhile and ones that were brand new. Just a fun mix here. Lastly I did my journaling. I always seem to save it for last. I was a little worried about how my pen would write over my ink drips, but it did just fine.

 The very last thing I did was add some red eye glam rocks to a few of the skulls. Perfect!

   If you like what you see, become a follower so you can stop by again. 
Thanks! Ange

NAS - sketch #288
DCWV - pp Spooky Time stack
ranger - red dylusions spray, vintage photo ink
colorbox - black ink
mister hueys - black spray
wrmk - flocked lace
paper studio - brads
imginisce - glam rocks
ek success - skull punch, foam adhesive
tombow - tape runner
stash - shimmerz spray, skull

Friday, October 18, 2013

A little Nuts w/ Moxxie

 Hello! I hope you're all doing well this fine fall day.
And speaking of fall, I bring you a fun fall layout today, using the adorable Forever Fall line by Moxxie.

 We took these photos at a little local festival that we have in this area every year. My kids had lots of fun with their friends and it's so fun to see all the pumpkin displays they have. I'm looking forward to going again this year.
I started with a dark brown base and then just picked patterns from the Forever Fall line that I wanted on my layout. I really love these little pumpkins, so that was my first pick. I also liked that I could put the bar code strips on because they have the fun fall wording on the back of them.

I also trimmed and distressed my photo so I could put the Fall card Pick of the Patch on the layout without crowding. I pretty much ink whenever and wherever I can, love ink. Here I used brown and black.

I finished up with adding a fun little quote about my cute nuts. I love that the letters are the same color as the background but you can still see them really well because they crossover to the pp and have some fun stickers to help them pop. Add a few more stickers here and there and your done!

Hope you enjoyed seeing Moxxie's Forever Fall line today. Thanks for stopping by!  :)Ange

Moxxie - pp, cs stickers, alphas
ranger - brown ink
colorbox - black ink
tombow - tape runner
ek success - foam adhesive
stash - brown cs

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sending a Hi! w/ DCWV

 Have you seen the totally cute Homeroom stack from DCWV? Oh my gosh, love it!! I am totally excited to use it for a couple of layouts I'm planning, but for now I've got this fun and easy card for you:

I loved this paper airplane sheet and thought it would be perfect for a card. I just cut the sheet down to the size I needed and folded it in half, added a little word bubble with mini alphas for my sentiment and then fussy cut the word bubble w/ HI out of a full sheet of fun word bubbles that was in the stack. I punched the side of the card to give it a notebook paper look, inked my edges and then added a little marker doodling to finish it off. 

Don't forget to send your cards in for the Original Scrapbook USA Expo card drive! You can find all the details HERE.
 Super fun and cute! 

DCWV - pp
colorbox - ink
stampin up - marker
ek success - punch
making memories - tiny alphas white
mls - tiny alphas red/green

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 31

 This week Shawn, from Nuts About Sketches, has this super fun sketch for you:

And here is my take on it:

I can't even tell you how much fun I had making this layout! I absolutely LOVE this photo of my son in his skeleton costume from last year and I had loads of fun with some simple editing. I made it black & white then added red to his eyes. I love the way my husband painted his face, the look here is fantastic.

My favorite part of making this layout was using the red dylusions spray on the white cs. I almost couldn't bring myself to put the picture over it when I was done. It looked awesome! Which is why I went with having it stick out from behind at an angle instead of matting the photo, which was my original intention.

 I used the Scraptastic club October kit and just had a lot of fun combining all the elements from the kit.
I even colored the wood spiders black and red to look like black widows. I just used my pens to do it. They went on pretty easy.

 Hope you enjoyed your stop here today! 
Thanks, Ange

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sky's the Limit w/ DCWV

The Sky's the Limit! Especially with this fun stack from DCWV! I created this card using 4 papers from the stack:

I pieced together the layers over white cs (after inking the edges of course), added a strip of washi tape and then fussy cut these fun elements out of another pp from the stack. I inked their edges and added them to the front of the card. Inside I added y-heart-u! with alphas and a fussy cut heart in a slightly larger size than you see here.

Don't forget to send your cards in for the Original Scrapbook USA Expo card drive! You can find all the details HERE.
  I think it turned out pretty cute.
:) Ange

sei - ink
american crafts - thickers
stash - washi tape, white cs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fighting Back w/ Moxxie

 This week on the Moxxie blog we are Fighting Back! This wonderful line has some of the most beautiful designs in it and it's for such a great cause. You can win the entire line, just go HERE to get all the details.
 For my project, I decided to make some journals to donate to a nearby cancer research facility.

I used composition notebooks and this awesome Fighting Back line from Moxxie to decorate two. The actual dimensions of the notebooks were different, which surprised me, but I made due where I cut my paper too small by adding the bar code strip with "hope" on it along the side:

I put the pattern paper on both the front and back of both notebooks using mod podge. (Don't forget your drying time) I also inked in black, matted the "I will persevere" sticker (not your regular stickers, these are good quality cardstock stickers!) w/ black cs and added some pretty ribbon.

I made my own banner strip here using the chevron pattern as a guide, matted it in black, then added the "believe" rub-on (LOVE the rub-ons!). These quote stickers are perfect so I put one on the chevron pp, matted, inked and adhered to the front. Then I finished this one off with some more pretty ribbon.

Now, go enter to win this line on the Moxxie blog!
I'm also linking this project here,
Thanks for coming by today. :)Ange

Moxxie - pp, cs stickers, rub-ons
foam brush
composition notebooks
colorbox - black ink
stash - black cs, ribbons

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Miss You card w/ DCWV

Today I have a super simple and totally awesome card using the Pebbled 6x6 stack from DCWV. As many of you know, Oct 5 was World Card Making Day and to go along with that The Original Scrapbook USA Expo is having a donation drive for Operation Write Home. Help us reach our goal of 500 cards! All the details are in this post, 500 Cards

 There were plenty of challenges available over the weekend to get everyone making some cards. So I found a nice sketch from Pagemaps and created this card using it:

I loved the layers and the simplicity of the sketch because I knew I wanted to use more than one sheet from the Pebbled stack but I wanted the card to feel masculine at the same time. I started with just white cs as my base, then added the sheet of grey after using my emery board on it to really help the awesome pebbled pattern show. Then I grabbed a pp from the Sky's the Limit stack for a bit of color and pattern behind the dark yellow paper from the Pebbled stack. I added a couple strips of washi for a banner and some rub-ons for my sentiment.
Easy, quick and elegant.

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: I'm adding this card to this Moxxie Fab World challenge.

DCWV - Pebbled and Sky's the Limit stacks
pagemaps - sketch
bazzil basics - washi
colorbox - black ink
creating keepsakes - rub-ons
stash - white cs, emery board

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Volleyball w/ Moxxie

Hello there! I have a little bit of Volleyball fun for you with the fun Moxxie line. First up, I have some quick treats I made for my daughter's volleyball team. I have decided that Halloween is a great time for buying treats for team sports! I love the large selection of creatively packaged small treats. It's awesome!

I found the cutest little suckers with eyeballs on them and came up with this. I used my silhouette to cut the words out of the pp Teamwork, then backed it with blue cs, punched holes for the suckers and put the sticks through. Easy peasy, just the way I like it.

I was a bit tired when I was cutting these out so I made more than I needed to. But that left me with a grid of the Teamwork paper and an extra treat sign, so I put them to work on a layout.

I used Game Point as the base and put the Teamwork grid over it, then added some photos. I used buttons in the the empty wrappers from a couple of suckers for the eyes on the treat sign, then added some of the cardstock stickers.

Then I used a bit of the other side of the Game Point paper for journaling and added this rub-on to it. I love Moxxie rub-ons. They are SO easy to go on and don't stick before you're ready for them to. 

I kind of felt like I had a bit of teamwork going on here. When I got 9 treats and a layout done all out of one fun idea!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)Ange

Moxxie - pp, stickers, rub-ons
stampin up - markers
sei - ink
tombow - tape runner
stash - cs, buttons, suckers, hole punch

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