Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SOS challenge

My BTS layout is actually using the Back to School photo I took of my son last year. Nice to get it scrapped. I also added this little photo of him when he was 3, it's fun to see the similarities and differences after 5 years.
 So for my B I used this little green button that was just sitting on my scrap table. I don't remember where it came from, maybe off a shirt. lol T I used some brown twine to tie up the button and for S I did some sewing on my layout.
 I also used a Fiskars punch for the top border and trim above the photo, some doodling, inking, date stamp and lots of fun Moxxie Forever Family paper.
  Try out this fun challenge and send in your layout for us to see!

Monday, September 24, 2012

lil Monkey

Today I have a really fun Nuts sketch for you! I so love this photo of my oldest when she was little and had so much fun using this sketch to put together this layout.

I used the June Scraptastic kit again. Really loving all the different feels you can get from this one kit. I did a lot of inking, used tons of stickers, a few rub-ons and some twine.

This girl had the sweetest personality and disposition as a baby, toddler and still as a teenager. I have to say I really love her easy going attitude.

Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. :)Ange

Monday, September 17, 2012

In Motion

I have a tumbling layout for you today. I used the Nuts About Sketches #231 left side for this layout.
 These photos are from my daughter's tumbling review. It was very dark and with how fast she was running down the ramp it was impossible to get good photos (for me anyway). So instead of leaving the only photos I have of this event in an envelope somewhere, I picked a few of the better ones, cropped them down and put them all on one bright, active layout.
  I used the Scraptastic June kit. Bits of pp, banner that I inked up, fun rub-ons and a few stickers. Then I added twine and a white paint pen for fun doodles around the edge and the title.
I found a cool way to use washi too. I used the photo scraps I had from cropping the photos, put bright colored washi over them and then punched hearts and butterflies to add to my layout. Fun and easy!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gettin spooky!

Ready for a little Halloween fun? I think I am. :)

These are photos from last Halloween. All my little spooks and a group shot with their friends. There's just something fun, spooky and a little magical about going trick or treating door to door. I love the excitement of the kids and the general happiness of the event.

Here I used Moxxie's All Hallows Eve line. It made it so easy to put this layout together. I love the die-cuts and fancy paper that make it a snap to build a page. I also used Nuts About Sketches sketch #230, which of course makes it even easier. I cut or punched out all my elements, roughed up the edges with my scissors, glued everything down (some w/ pop dots for dimension), stapled the banners up top, added black stickles and a black gem for the crow's eye. Pretty simple!
Thanks for stopping by! :)Ange

Friday, September 7, 2012

Moxxie Blog Hop!

It's time for another Moxxie Blog Hop! Join the Moxxie Muses the first Friday of every month to be inspired and for the chance to win a complete collection of the featured line! We're continuing our blog hop series with the Road to Recovery collection.

Moxxie released the Road To Recovery collection, an elegant and poignant line designed for people fighting long-term illnesses, in July. Moxxie thought it was time to create a beautiful line that focused on healing, but also encouraged the writer to be honest about what they were really going through. The designs of this collection are versatile and can not only help a patient document their recovery, but it can also be used for get well, thinking of you, and sympathy cards, as well as to create layouts on just about any topic.

And my topic might be a little surprising for this line, but I think it turned out great and am super pleased with it. :)

 When I saw the wording on these banners all I could think about was how hard my son worked during this past wrestling season. Even when he was struggling, he kept his head up and kept working on his moves to better himself. It made me so proud!

I did a lot of pen work, added staples, metal brads and stars to give this line a little more of a masculine feel. Some of the stars are chipboard but the rest are actually the scraps of photos I cropped, added washi tape to an then punched. Super easy way to embellish!

You can find a few detail shots below.

 To be entered to win this awesome prize, leave a comment on each blog on the hop. Earn an extra entry by liking the Moxxie Facebook Page! Leave a comment there to double your chance of winning!
Ready, Set, Hop!
Comment deadline for the prize is Monday 9/10 midnight CST and we'll announce the winner Tuesday on the Moxxie blog. Thanks so much for hopping with us! (Open to US residents only. International customers are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping if they win the prize.)

Monday, September 3, 2012

My Girl

It's time for another NAS layout. This was originally a 2page layout, but since I'm more of a single page type gal, I just used the right side and turned it a 1/4 turn so I could use this photo.

This is my sweet girl Shylee. She's growing up way too fast for me and I'm struggling to keep up. Do you think sitting on her would slow her down any? It's worth a shot at least right? I'll let you know if it works. lol

Here I used the August Scraptastic kit. Perfect for this photo! I've been trying to find the "perfect" papers for this photo for some time now and I just love how this turned out.
Everything is from the kit except the round paper that I used shimmer mist to mask a hexagon pattern (my first time using hexagons & it fits the Aug challenge at Scraptastic!) on and then inked the other side of the 'left-over' paper to use for punching the butterflies. I did a lot of inking, pop-dotted the 100% sweet ribbon, added bling and stickles, inked the title letters with blue and even did a little sewing. Go me!

Don't forget there's even more examples and the sketch itself on Shawn's blog: here. Hope you enjoy this layout as much as I do. It's definitely one of my favs. :)Ange

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy Birthday!!

August is a BUSY birthday month for us. I've been a little crazy, frantic and worn out with all the partying. Who knew celebrating could be so hard? Luckily (for me) August is nearly over, but I wanted to share a few of the cards and a gift bag I made for some of the festivities.
 I made 3 cards:

I tend to keep my cards a little on the flat side because I'm often mailing them and the bulky ones get mushed. But who needs lots of dimension when you're working with awesome Moxxie papers?

The Celebrate paper stands all on it's own for a fabulous card, but to make it even more fun I punched a star border, outlined the stars with a white pen, added a few of the punches around the "title" area w/ stickles on them, outlined the title in white and then added some clear dimensional adhesive, for a little up close fun.

The Sweet Treats card was pretty simple too. I just cut the center of the checkerboard paper out w/ a craft knife, wrapped orange twine around it & tied, inked the edges in a dark purple and put it on the black card base. Then ink and add the sweet treats cut out and the little purple 'stars' are from the border sticker sheet (yep, most people would throw them away, but why when you can add a little flare to a card with them?). I added stickles to the top of my cupcake and doodled with a white pen, so fun on a black base! I think that's my favorite part of this card, you get to sign it with a white or other bright pen!

 The Got Cake? card has the most dimension to it, but still easily mailable. Add the lantern border to the top, add the birthday girl die-cut (w/ some doodling), staple the Got Cake die-cut before adhering so you don't have staples inside the card. Then I fussy cut the cake, added stickles and glossy accents. Found some yellow scrap cs and added the rub-on Hey. Add a little more doodling around the base of the card and there you have it. Three super fun, easy cards.

 Then with the scraps, sticker sheet and twine you decorate a birthday gift bag for a little bit of matching fun. Easy!

This is the funnest birthday line I've worked with in a long time! You are going to love it. Go getcha some!

Fairy Dust