Monday, April 18, 2016

Gelli time

I'm still enjoying the "fruits" of my last gelli plate printing session over a year ago. When I use the gelli plate, I just make a bunch of papers in a variety of colors. Oddly, those colors end up being perfect later on for pages that come up. But I'm about out and know I need to get some more gelli prints going.

Here are some pages where I have used a page I painted using the gelli plate. Non of these were pre planned.

Girls Weekend in Monterey with some friends. I love how crisp the white looks compared to the rest of the gelli printed paper. It just pops. And boy did I have fun with flowers on here!!


This one actually used three sheets of similar designs but up and used together. The white one is actually tissue paper. You can see it in the top right and lower left corners. The red paper was cut and used in the top left and lower right corners.

I made this page because I never use purple and wanted to push myself. The greens and blues were leftover paint on the gelli.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Baseball ***MOXXIE*** Style

Moxxie's new line "All Star Baseball" is a smash hit. It is great for baseball AND perfect for patriotic pages celebrating America. 

These pictures of my friend's son are so perfect for this line. Though I'm planning some 4th of July pages with these star spangled papers as well! This was an easy page to put together thanks to the easy to use Moxxie stickers and papers. 
I love that Moxxie prints on the backside of the strips that tell the company and line. I used the strip with "baseball" over and over that is attached to the blue paper here. I also love that MOXXIE is so trendy and plays with the current cool arrows that I repeated with textured gesso on the page. I added some pop dots, distressing and journaling and I had myself a home run!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I'm a practical gal. I make scrapbook pages because I can see the purpose of them- remembering moments of time and recording history, capturing youth and joy and heart ache, loving family and friends. I also love art- I really do see the value of a piece that brings forth strong emotion but I have yet to really work towards creating art for art's sake. I find it brave and bold those who do.

That being said, my friend Sonia enjoys creating art just for the sake of creation. Her art journals are spectacular and inspire me. They have even inspired me to start a prayer journal. Perhaps more a journal with scriptures and notes to capture the love I have for Jesus and that the Lord has for us.

Here is my VERY first page in my journal. I haven't even given the journal a name yet. Not sure it needs one. Maybe one will come to me later. I used the FAITH line by MOXXIE with a background of yellow paint. A few torn strips of paper glued on and the Bible Versus are already printed on lovely stickers by MOXXIE.

The torn strips reminds me that God does his best work with the broken. Throughout the Bible, those who are sinners and broken are those who God uses for the glory of his kingdom. What an inspiring message because I don't know a single unbroken, perfect human.

My artistic friend Sonia took the same MOXXIE Faith line and created this canvas. I love how the papers are versatile enough to work with a variety of colors. Look at the texture she created. And I get to hang this in my home!

Look at me- I'm making art!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

MOXXIE Hop - Days to Disney

Hey! It's May 
and a beautiful time of year to share with you MOXXIE's 2015 Spring Releases!
 Make sure you read to the bottom to find out how to WIN one of these fantastic NEW lines!!

Want to see what I made?
I found an idea on Pinterest and made it my own with this great Disney MOXXIE line.
I've reused this Dollar Store frame for some many parties and ideas. It's 8x10. I made a quick page to go in it. I pop dotted the yellow star in the corner, but under the glass, it really doesn't matter. Then a dry erase marker on the outer glass lets me count down and change daily. So fun!

I used the ever so popular Magical Moments!
This fun, bright, starlit line is sure to be a big hit with the little and big kids alike!
This line covers all of your magical moments at home or on vacation.

Now check out other neat ideas using these new lines!
You can leave a comment on each of our designers' blogs for an extra entry into our giveaway.

What's the prize you ask?
You can PICK which line you receive if you WIN!

How do I WIN you ask?
Just leave a comment on the Moxxie blog hop post. 

You get extra chances to WIN by commenting on our designers' blogs and sharing with your friends. Just let us know how you shared in a comment on the Moxxie blog.

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Usher Concert **MOXXIE**

These juicy colors on MOXXIE's Fun Run line called for a fun picture. Here is my friend Sarah being a cool mom and escorting her daughter Hailee and 2 friends to an Usher concert. I love that they made custom shirts for the event. Now that's cool!


The paint splats on the multi color paper look just like the colors on their shirts. The swosh gives it movement. You might notice that the curve of the swosh is the cut portion of the purple paper. I liked the organic line, so I kept it for the purple. I also misted the background for that extra little pop of color. The speech bubbles are colored felt.

Monday, April 6, 2015

I'll love you forever

I'm loving this new SPRING line from MOXXIE. It is so bright and cheerful. This picture is of my dear friend Sarah with her 2 kiddos. Aren't they all just lovely. This fresh photo reminded me of a happy day, so I scrapped it in a happy way.

I used the book verse, "I'll love you forever, I'll like your for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be." Perhaps it was seeing these kids who were just babies a moment ago looking so grown up that inspired that quote. I had fun mixing the MOXXIE letters with hand journaling and a cork heart for interest in the title. 

Here is a close up of my blingy flower too. For a touch of fun! 

Friday, April 3, 2015


Spring has sprung. 
In sunny California where I live, kids are already swimming. The air is fresh and cool and flowers are starting to bloom. I love this season. 

MOXXIE created this great line celebrating the joyful colors of Spring. The colors are juicy and fresh. I found some wood blocks and knew right away what I would do with them. I cut the MOXXIE Springtime papers into squares and adhered to all sides of the blocks. I painted some wooden letters yellow for a sunburst pop of color. Added some embellishments to the tops, sides and backs. 

Wa la- a HAPPY SPRING decoration for my home in such lovely colors. 
See what else the MOXXIE Muses created with this oh so pretty line. 

Here is our line up of inspiration:
(remember to comment along the way for more chances to WIN!)

All of the ways you can enter to WIN!: 
 Comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please)
Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs (1 entry per comment per blog)
  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 SPRING challenge using the link up on the Moxxie challenge post. 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (If it doesn't link directly to the page containing your project, it will be removed)
Commenting and Challenge end April 30th.
Winner announced Fri. May 1st.