Wednesday, May 29, 2013

i luv u more

 This is a fun layout I created for a challenge at Memorable Seasons recently. I had these fun photos of my youngest and I being goofy and thought they would work perfect for this story I want to remember about my son at this age. Actually this border that says "I love you more" is what reminded me to document this story, so I guess you could say I started with the paper.

The story is: Jayse and I play the "I love you" "I love you more" game and one day he just decided he didn't want to play so instead of saying it back he said "Ok, you love me more!" which, of course, cracked me up and made him decide to say it every time. So now we play a really short game. lol

I had a lot of fun putting this layout together and documenting this story that I'm sure would be forgotten otherwise. When I was done I was happy with it, but felt like maybe it could use more. Enter SRM stickers! I just recently WON some of these fun stickers and received them in the mail quickly, while I was still working on this layout. So I broke open that package and popped them on this page!


I used the scallop border along the bottom of the photo block and then bits of the stitches around the block to give the photos a stitched look. Love how easy that is!
Then I pulled out the wedding border sticker pack and cut them up into segments to put along the bottom of my main photo and also in my title.

I think it turned out super cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

SRM stickers - stitches, scallop border & I love you/always & forever wording
tombow - tape runner
all other items from Scraptastic club kits

All Star with Moxxie

 I've got a quick layout for you today. I used Moxxie's totally awesome, I mean TOTALLY AWESOME Basketball line for this layout. I'm not a big basketball fan but I fell in LOVE with this line. Check it out:

 Don't you just love all that awesome grunge? I do. I wanted to use the cool Hoops paper but was really liking the basketball player silhouette making a layup too, because he would look so fun on page with these photos of my youngest testing out his new hoop Christmas morning. So I decided to combine them on one layout. I tore around the player leaving the white edge and then did the same with the orange paper so that I could mat my player and make him pop a little more against the similarly colored backgrounds.

I cropped and distressed the edges of my photos, cut up some scraps of pp and distressed the edges then layered them behind the photos for a kind of mat.

I took the All Star banner matted it using 3d foam adhesive and added it for a title.

 Then I layered the star/banner die cut along the bottom of the photo, added the layered "nuthin' but" die cut (which I added a bball sticker to) and used a paint marker to create a white space for my date stamp.

Here's a closer view of the silhouette. After I usually look at my layout from arms length for a second and this time I decided to add a couple more stickers.
 Thanks for stopping by today!

Moxxie - pp, die-cuts, stickers
colorbox - ink
sharpie - paint marker
ek success - date stamp, foam adhesive
tombow - tape runner

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Make A Wish with Moxxie

 I've got a fun Birthday layout for you today! I created this layout starting with an awesome sketch by Shawn from Nuts About Sketches blog. Here's the sketch I used today but there's plenty more on her blog, go check them out!

 As you can see I had an excellent plan for my layout, so I grabbed my Moxxie Very Merry Unbirthday and went to work. I knew I wanted to use all those wonderful border stickers, so I did. I had a lot of fun cutting up my scraps from previous projects into these fun triangles too and I left a big mat for a 5x7 photo because I might give this layout away. Not sure yet. :)

I did lots of inking, added stickles and some layering too. Here's some close-ups for you:

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  Ange

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section.

Moxxie - pp, stickers, die-cuts
paper studios -black cs, white cs
dcwv - orange cs
ranger - stickles
stampin up - marker
sei - purple ink
colorbox - charcoal ink
maya road - white ink
ek tools - 3d foam adhesive
tombow - tape runner
stash - staples

Monday, May 20, 2013

Reach for the Stars!

 Today, I bring you Nuts sketch #266 and Moxxie's totally cute Reach for the Stars line. First off, let me show you the sketch:
And here is what I did with it:
 When I looked at the sketch I knew I wanted to have something I could play with a bit, spray and get a little messy. So I hunted up a few baseball pictures and pulled out the Reach for the Stars line. Moxxie has a totally awesome Baseball line, but this line looked like it would be super fun for a baseball page.

I sprayed the background, inked the paper strips

 Then I inked the bottom of a can I had sitting around and used it to make this circle. I added lots of staples here and there.
 Last I used a marker to dirty up the "Dirty" part of the title and finished up with stars punched out of leftover papers.


Moxxie - pp, die-cuts, stickers
Nuts About Sketches - #266
tsukinek - spray
ranger - ink
ek success - star border punch
imaginisce - mini alphas, star stickers
stampin up - markers
scraptastic kit - pin/star flags, & flair
stash - staples
glues - tombow, gluedots

Friday, May 17, 2013

Jayseasaurus w/ DCWV

An Original Scrapbook USA post-
Isn't this the cutest little boy paper?! I saw these papers from the Die Cuts With A View Kidosaurus paper stack and I just LOVED them. So many cute ideas for pages and projects popped to mind. I wanted to play so I picked a picture of my little cutie and went to work.

 I started with the volcano paper as background and added the leaf/footprint paper to it, but wanted something a little darker and messier so I misted it with some brown spray. Then I got to cutting up the journaling, titles and die-cut blocks from another sheet.

I fussy cut the footprints out to use individually and then traced and hand colored a few to go along with them. 
I added my son's name to the front of the title block with .....asaurus on it. I thought that was really cute and clever! I had done a lot of inking, distressing, added this wander embellie, doodled my border and thought I was done, but I just wasn't feeling it. So I walked away for a bit and then came back. That's when it hit me!
 These glam rocks from Imaginisce. I just picked them up from the Original Scrapbook USA Expo and they were the perfect finishing touch. I added some black ones around the elements at the bottom of the layout and then the red ones in the smoke billowing out of the volcano under my layers. I love the way it turned out!
  Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)Ange
I would love for you to become a follower, tab on the right.

DCWV - papers, die-cut elements
Imaginisce - glam rocks
mls - mini alphas
tsukinek- brown mist
ranger - brown ink
stampin up - markers
zig - black pen
stash - metal wander embellie, brad
tombow, ek success & gluedots - glues

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Combining lines

 Moxxie has some pretty awesome lines! They are generally geared toward a particular subject but that doesn't mean you can't combine elements from different lines. You just have to think outside the box a bit. Which is what I did with the newly released graduation line:

 Of course you can see here how these papers would be easy to use with other colors. That's the beauty of the neutral colors that were used, geared so that you can use your particular school colors when you make your project. But what about those fabulous die-cuts and stickers? Oh yes, you can use those too! So I grabbed them and started thinking outside the box. What things here could have a double meaning? Lots really, look:

A lot of these can be used for other purposes, but the one that really caught my eye was "follow your dreams". After getting a 'feel' for the die-cuts, I started going through my photos. I came across a 5x7 print of my daughter pitching. It was the perfect photo for my layout and that, of course, led me to pull out Moxxie's Softball line too. I knew they would make the perfect combo. 

 The yellows and sandy browns go perfect with my daughter's bright green uniform and then the grays and blacks of the Graduation line become the perfect additions. I played with this photo a little in photoshop and turned it black & white with the exception of my daughter in her bright uniform, the yellow ball and her black mitt.

I picked the graduation paper I wanted behind my photo, decided it needed a bit of color to mat it so I added the green cs. Then I picked the fun softball paper for the base. I fussy cut around the ball at the bottom so I could slip some of the photo under it, picked out the graduation border to go under it and then just started adding fun embellies. I also used the right side of sketch #257 from Nuts About Sketches. You can find it here.
   My daughter is working really hard to be a pitcher so I picked all the fun die-cuts from the graduation line to use that way and then added some of the cute softball stickers and rub-ons. I totally loved (and so did my daughter) that the rub-on looked just like her. lol

Here's a few close ups. I love letting things hang off the edges but don't do it nearly enough. I also used a green marker to doodle on my title stickers and added green staples to attach the success tag.

I love the look of the brads on the edges of this sticker. I added more staples, did a little date stamping for fun and matted the Potential die-cut.

The Moxxie rub-ons are SO easy to use. They go on so easy and smooth, love them!

Here you can see how I slipped the photo under the edge of the fussy cut ball and I drew a black line around the layout to give it a finished look.

So don't be afraid to mix and match. You can come up with some pretty amazing layouts when you think outside the box.
Thanks for stopping by! :)Ange

Moxxie - pp, stickers, die-cuts, rub-ons
Nuts About Sketches - sketch
stampin up - marker
zig - pen
american crafts - alphas
sei - ink
ek success - date stamp
stash - cs, staples, brads

Monday, May 13, 2013

Little One with Moxxie & NAS

 I have something fun for you today. I used this week's Nuts sketch to do a page for a baby album. Here's the sketch:

And here is the layout I made using it:

 I used the super cute papers from Moxxie's new Wee Ones line for the pp strip along the bottom, the journaling spot on the left and for some of the photo mats. Then I used the coordinating die-cuts and stickers to spruce up the layout. I really like how the banner stickers play with the Little One title in the upper right corner. I also inked and added a bit of doodling along with some buttons.

Here's a couple close-ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to become a follower if you aren't already. 

Moxxie - pp, die-cuts, stickers, buttons
stampin up - marker
sei - ink
paper studio - cs white
dcwv - cs orange, sticker
ek success - border punch
stash - twine, staple

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hop to Win!

 Welcome to Moxxie's May Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop! 
(If you just happened on this hop and want to start at the beginning go to the Moxxie blog)

This month we are featuring and you could WIN the entire "Graduation Day" collection! Many people are preparing for graduations of all kinds this time of year, from Pre-school all the way up to College and everything in between plus don't forget those other successes and milestones that are overcome with a little less flare. This line is perfect for all of those moments, inspiring quotes, fabulous designs and a color palette to match whatever you need for your page or project. Check it out!
To have a chance to win, you need to: 
  • Follow the hop through all ten participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them. 
  • Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, May 7th. 
  • Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog
  • International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win. 
 Here is the page I made using the wonderful line:

 My younger brother graduated from college in 2011. We are all so proud of him for getting through it and while raising a young family too. I snapped this adorable photo of his beautiful wife giving him a kiss on the day and thought it would be perfect for a layout. Plus we rarely capture these great smiles of his on film. 
  I used the beautiful papers in this line in lots of ways; for the background, punched, distressed and tore. Then I added the fun die-cuts for accenting. The only things here that are not from the line are the mini # stickers and the white gem rocks.

  I have a couple detail photos below but here is your hop order just in case you missed someone:


Fairy Dust