Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friends thru the Ages

I met Sarah in the 7th grade when I felt like a nerdy outcast and she was the popular flirt. Despite distance (we both moved in high school), we kept in touch. I was her Maid of Honor and she was mine. This picture is when she came to visit me when my youngest was born. It is so nice to have a friend who knows where you came from and sees the evolution of who you are.

To showcase this photo, I used MOXXIE's Springtime line filled with juicy, happy colors. The vibrancy of the line sings to me of friendship and youth.


I smeared paint on the background, then stamped over with more paint. Layered on the pretty Springtime papers and used MOXXIE letters that coordinate so well. A few embellishments here and there and the page was a breeze

Friday, March 6, 2015

MOXXIE March Maddness Blog Hop- SPORTS

MOXXIE showcases well the sports we do in life. 
They have done lines in: Martial Arts, Lacrosse, Bowling, Dance, Cheer, Ice Skating, TBall, Track, Skiing, Hunting, Cross Country, Softball, Marathon, Their most current lines include: Basketball, Football, Racing, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Wrestling, Hockey & Baseball. 
Waiting on a swimming line (fingers crossed, hint, hint). I'd love to see more Martial Arts as well. 

To show off one of these lines, here is my son's basketball team photo. I played with lines to give it a look of motion. 
  

 Samantha Taylor
 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 SPORTS challenge using the link up below. 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post.
Commenting and Challenge end March 31st.
Winner announced Wed. April 1st

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Christmas Pups

Our dogs are truly members of our family so of course, they need to celebrate Christmas with us...whether they like it or not. I made both pages with MOXXIE's Happy Pawlidays.

In 2000, we have a white and red dog. For this simple page, I added some red paint to anchor the photos and the paper and stickers did the rest of the work for me.

 Well, 13 years later both those beloved pups have passed away and we have 2 dogs again. Somehow, they are white and red again. We bought these doggy elf costumes for the 2 pets above (they hated them) and reused them in 2013 for these 2 pups.

Don't they look like the most unhappy elves ever? I must admit, it cracks me up!!
 
These papers can be used for doggy or kitty Christmas pics or just for Christmas pics without pets. But why? It's so much fun to include your pets...whether they like it or not.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Paintball SPLAT

My son's 11th birthday is this weekend. And his scrappy mama had to make him invites for his party. He wants to go paintball blasting with friends for his birthday party.

MOXXIE's Fun Run paper is a blast- literally. Look at the great color paint splats. Perfect for paintball. I cute the paint splat paper into splat shapes. A bit of inking and hand doodled border and I'm I'm all set!

 Hope they have a blast shooting colorful paint at each other!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pretty in Pink ***MOXXIE***

So MOXXIE sent me sample of their great new lines and I had pictures that were perfect for all of them...except Tiny Dancer which is all pretty and pink. As the mom of two sons and having no dance experience myself, I had nothing. Of course I could have just used the yummy colors for a friend's baby page or girls night out page or a sweet card. But then the same day I got my box of pretty papers from MOXXIE, my uncle brought over a box of old photos from Grandpa's and look- the perfect pink  tiny dancer!


This is my sister-in-law at age 6 in 1983. I do love a little girl in a tutu, don't you. The papers were so easy to use and the page really made itself. I doodled on some borders and added a bit of fluff and shine. The pretty papers make these old pictures sparkle!


Friday, February 6, 2015

MOXXIE Love

As a Christian, there is nothing greater than God' love. To showcase this overwhelming love, Christians are encouraged to be baptized in water and born again into God's family. Here is my friend Sarah recently being baptized alongside her children. What a blessing!

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Moxxie's new FAITH line is so soft and lovely with an accent of modern grey. 


Who doesn't LOVE Love? 
Moxxie wants to showcase their new lines with lots of love. And to share the love, there is even a lovely prize!

Samantha Taylor

 To be eligible to WIN 
(Of course there's a PRIZE!)
 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 LOVE challenge using the link up below. 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post.
Commenting and Challenge end Feb. 28th
Winner announced Mon. March 2nd.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Scrapbooking about scrapbooking


When you have a passion, it's wonderful to find friends to celebrate that passion with. I'm guessing if you are reading this, then you too are passionate about Scrapbooking.

I met a group of women on scrapbook.com about 10 years ago and we became online friends. WOw- 10 years!! About 7 years ago, we talked about traveling to meet in person at a crop. The central local seems to be Michigan and Ohio. We made it happen. I can't attend every year (more like every other due to the cost of flights) but when I get to go, it's like I've known them forever. That is the joy of sharing something so personal like scrapbooking- something that celebrates family, friends, and every part of our self we want to remember and treasure and share. 
We might get a little rowdy!

MOXXIE created a funky new line called Queen of the CROP. If you go to crops or just want to showcase some fun creativity, check out this line. 
This page has a splash of black mist and uses the back of the scan code strips. It's simple but fun. I adore that purple paper! 


For the next page, I used the size of the journaling cards to pic the size of my photos. But I had so many photos, I couldn't get them all on one page....so I made a book on the page. Simply using scrap card stock as a base, I made a fold out for more pics and those cool journal cards. I added a few paint rings and sequins (for that royal touch). I like how there is a scrapbook on a page of scrapbooking!!

Crop- closed 


Crop- open to show more!

And one of the happy accidents that I simply adore is cutting out crowns and using them as journal strips to write names on, because we all want to be Queens of the CROP!