Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I tell you, this little guy totally has me wrapped around his finger. I am in big trouble.
But at least I know his cute sense of humor will keep me entertained.

I had a lot of fun using a sketch from Let's Scrap for this layout. The sketch was actually for a card but it was really easy to turn into a layout.

I used a dark background so I could mist some white dylusions spray on it for a snowy feel, tore a bit of the light blue pp from Moxxie's Winterland line for the outer edge.

Then had fun layering hearts cut with my silhouette from different papers from the line.

I finished up with some of the super cute hexagons, die-cuts and some wood veneer snowflakes I've had hanging out in my stash.

Stay warm!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 26, 2015

Gamer w/ NAS

It's NAS Monday and I had FUN with this layout. lol

My daughter bought me some fun scrapbook products for Xmas so I dug into them for this layout. My little guy was obsessed with my sister's Ipad when she was visiting. You could hardly get him to put it down. As you can see in the photo on the right, he would give you a smile, but there's was no eye contact. 

I stuck really close to the sketch but added a bit of misting to the background before starting. The rings are just ink daubed on the end of a toilet paper roll and then put to the background.

I love the washi tape she gave me, such a fun pattern and I used it to go around my entire layout, then added a few more for fun.

I think my favorite part was when I was putting the title on and realized how much some of the periods, asterisks and other symbols looked like gaming features. So I went for it and have some pretty unique embellishments!

Here's the sketch:

You can see more examples on the Nuts About Sketches blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 23, 2015

No! w/ Simple Stories

Today's fun layout was made for a challenge over at Memorable Seasons.
The challenge is to pair an unexpected color with others on your layout.

This cute Snow Fun line from Simple Stories does that for you. You just don't expect this green to be in a line of blues, grays and whites, but it sure does look good and catch the eye.

This layout is about my daughter who did not want to build a snowman but did tunnel under the snow to make her own snow cave. The bottom photo shows her crawling into her cave. I didn't get a photo of how big it was but she fit in just fine.

With that fun green I was able to make my main photo stand out really easily and then added a few of the cute word stickers from the line around it.

I'm not a big fan of ribbon but I did like this really big gray with white polka dots and used it for layers across my layout. Then I added my journaling over it. The journaling card in the kit had more around it but I wanted the white edges to help it stand out, so I cut that part off. 

Finish it off with some fun layered banners and cute stickers.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A New adventure

I did a bit of playing yesterday and here is the fun layout that came from it.

My little guy had his first big "adventure" sleeping out in our backyard in a tent. He was so excited! I actually caught a photo of him fist pumping because he couldn't contain himself. lol So funny!

I used a sketch from Scrapbook Circle and just started layering all these fun elements, after adding a bit of White dylusions to the background.

My title was a prompt from a Frosted Designs challenge. I used Moxxie's new alphas and then outlined them with a brown marker to make the title really pop.
Thanks for stopping by!

Linked to:
Frosted Designs challenge
Scrapbook Circle sketch challenge

Monday, January 19, 2015

Volleyball Playah! w/ Moxxie & NAS

Today I have a super fun 2 page layout for you:

My daughter with some of her friends a summer ago at a fund raising volleyball tournament. They had so much fun, even though the weather was SO hot.
My layout is based on this fun sketch from Nuts About Sketches:

And I used the awesome Volleyball line from Moxxie.

I'm not normally a 2page scrapper, so when I do scrap them, I tend to stick pretty closely to the sketch provided.

I didn't have a large photo to use, so in the place of the 5x7 I used 2 4x6's that I just cut down a bit to fit the area better.

I used 4 photos along the bottom left and cut out the unnecessary portions of the photos. This sketch was super fun and easy to use. And the Volleyball line from Moxxie is definitely my favorite Volleyball line EVER!
Have a great day.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Discover w/ Moxxie

 I am so excited to share this with you today!

 I really love this gorgeous Springtime line from Moxxie! The colors are fabulous and the butterflies are so fun!!

 This is my little guy enjoying a day at Baby Animal Days at a nearby farm.
What better way to document spring babies than with a gorgeous spring line? And his face in that top photo was just too cute to pass up.

I did a lot of fussy cutting for this layout.

I started with the backside of In Bloom for my base, punched and layered the butterfly portion of Butterfly Garden and the back of Springtime Cutouts.

I used the back of Dandelion Wishes to back my photos and the Turquoise alpha for my title.

I popped all the butterflies up with foam adhesive to add a little bit of fluttery fun. Then finished up with a few of the cardstock stickers.
Thanks for stopping by today!

You can enter to win this beautiful line on the Moxxie blog and don't forget to ask for it at your favorite scrapbook store.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Be Crazy, Just Run w/ Moxxie & NAS

I have the awesome and NEW Fun Run line from Moxxie to show you today!!


Lots of the Moxxie muses have been having fun working with this line and it was VERY popular at the #cha2015 show, but what I noticed is that most of them were doing color run layouts using the Covered in Color paper. So I decided to go a different route. I wanted to see if I could combine all of the papers in the line into one page.

I used this fabulous sketch #352 from Nuts About Sketches and came up with this:

Every patterned paper from the line is on there somewhere!

I used Just Run for my base, the yellow is the B side of the cutouts and I've also used it along the top for borders.

Here I've used the Mud Run paper (there's a little up at the top too) to ground my elements under the photo. I layered some of the cardstock stickers and popped my photo up with dimensional adhesive. I used a bit of Covered in Color paper also, its the mat for my photo!

To help my title stand out more I just outlined it with a black pen. I've really enjoyed the new Alphas from Moxxie. I love how well they match the lines. You can layer them on at the very end to blend in perfectly with your design.

Don't forget to ask your favorite retailers to get these great lines!
Head to the Moxxie blog to see what my fellow design team members have made with the other NEW lines. Oh and sign up to WIN one while you're there!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Moxxie 2015 Winter Release Hop

Thanks so much for joining us for Moxxie's 2015 Winter Release Hop!
We are SO excited to share all of these fabulous NEW lines with you!!
I am the last stop on the hop, so if you're just joining us now, jump over to the Moxxie blog and enjoy the entire hop with all of my fellow designers wonderful projects.

Today, I get to show you the AWESOME
Queen of the Crop line!

The colors are perfect for the creatively inclined and the patterns are totally fussy cut-able!
Check out my layout

I used Crop Til U Drop for my base, then had so much fun layering and fussy cutting elements to add to my layout.

I fussy cut the pattern from the back of another Crop Til U Drop for the mat under my photo, then layered it onto a portion of Scrap Diva with dimensional adhesive.

I layered Queen of the Crop Cutouts and stickers along the top. Then added some dimensional adhesive near the bottom of this banner to pop it up.

Fussy cutting these gorgeous scissors took some time but it was totally worth it!
Don't forget to comment for your chance to WIN! You can head back to the Moxxie blog to make sure you didn't miss anything, but here's the hop list one last time.

 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 or one of the challenge posts (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 paper-made take on our sketch 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 Jan 31st.
Winner announced Mon. Feb 2nd.

Thanks for Hopping with us and good luck!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Moxxie New Releases!!!

Are you as excited as I am?!!
I'm am so excited for these new lines and I can't wait to start showing off projects I've created using them. So let's get right to it, shall we?

First up, we have Basketball

We're not big into basketball in my family, but I have some super cute pics of my kiddos playing ball in the drive and this will be perfect for documenting those fun moments!

Next we have Faith

I am super loving the new colors and the sunbursts are Gorgeous!
 Wine anyone? Oh yes, the Winery line!

The colors and patterns of this line are just gorgeous!
This will make some beautiful pages and projects for sure.

Are you the Queen of the Crop?

Fun and funky? Oh yes!! This line is perfect for those late night crafty antics! We all get a little crazy with the scissors now and then right?
Don't you love the T-shirt?!!

The ever so popular Fun Run!

This line really covers all of your bases. You have your regular races, your mud runs and your color runs and all the papers will work so well together! This line is just screaming for some paint, gesso and tearing!!

The ever so adorable Tiny Dancer

Almost every little girl starts out in her little tiny ballet shoes and this line is perfect for those moments. But when you look at the papers you realize, this line is built for ALL ages. I can't wait to dig in with the fun photos I have of my daughter dancing!

Last, but also my favorite, Springtime

The colors are magical, the patterns are perfect and the icons make me want to drift off on a sweet spring breeze. I love so much about this line it's hard to know where to start, but the dandelions gently blowing in the breeze and the amazing butterflies are definitely near the top.
Just Beautiful!

Amazing right?
And did you see all the new colors of alphas available? Even in cork for the Winery line!
Which 1, or 2 or 3, is your favorite??

It all starts Friday!
Come back to see a small taste of each line from the amazing Moxxie Muses!

Monday, January 5, 2015

NAS Monday

Today is Nuts About Sketches day.
Shawn has provided this fabulous 2 page sketch:

And I chose to do the left side of it with some pictures of the cute cake my daughter decorated for her dad's 40th birthday.

My mom enjoys baking goodies and my daughter had so much fun decorating this with all of the things my husband was into that year. Crossfit and running, I think she got it all, including a fun reference to a popular song at the time. lol

This Christmas the same daughter gave me some fun scrapping goodies that I put to use on this layout.

All of these cute patterns are from the pad she gave me. I used brown ink to keep with the kraft look of the papers, then added a few glam rocks for a bit more fun.

Check out what the rest of the design team has created on the Nuts About Sketches blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

 Happy New Year!
As we welcome in 2015 I just want to take a minute to say goodbye to 2014.
Just a little post of a few of my favorites.

I had a lot of fun with patterns, misting and washi tape in 2014.
Can't wait to see what 2015 produces!
Have a great one everybody!

Fairy Dust