Friday, June 20, 2014

New Moxxie Muses- Blog Hop

Hello Moxxie fans!  We have a special treat for you today!

Come and hop along with me to all the new MOXXIE Muses.
It involves tons of inspiration and A PRIZE!!!

As many of you know we started this month with a new design team and we are loving all of their fantastic projects and awesome inspiration. So much in fact, that we thought it would be fun to get to know them just a little bit better with a Blog Hop!

You will see a wide variety of styles and projects and hopefully get to know each of our team members just a little bit better.

Here is mine: Paradise Beach. 
This page is so me! It features those I love most, my hubby and two sons spending time at a beautiful beach in sunny California where I live. I used the Moxxie Line- Beach Bum. I love every single paper in this line. When I started, I planned to use tons of papers but then I found the Surf's Up paper. It is gorgeous and one paper alone has everything you need. Great distressed edging, cool border along the bottom and awesome birds in flight. Sometimes the paper is so fabulous, there is no need for more. This paper is exactly that! 

I matted the pic with the orange from Beach BumTo add texture, I used a stencil and some modeling paste to put diamonds under the bottom right of the photo. Next, I tore up left over tissue paper in yellow and white and mode podged it around the lower left corner. The more lumpy bumpy, the better. Then I used the PERFECT Beach Double-sided Diecut overlapped over the photo for part of the title and added some real shells. A touch of bling saying beach completes the look. 

Here is the list of blogs. 
If you get lost along the way just head back to the MOXXIE blog to find the next blog.

Amy (me!)-   
Jen T-

Rules of the hop:
- Visit each designers blog and leave a comment. The more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN
- After you've been to all the blogs head back to the Moxxie blog and leave a comment letting us know you hopped.
- Go to our the MOXXIE facebook page and share the post about this hop for another chance to WIN! (if you're not already, you will need to be a follower of our page to do this) Come back here and leave another comment letting us know you did this.
- Go ahead and Pin It! If you do, leave a comment with a link to it letting us know that you Pinned!
- International players are more than welcome to play but you will be responsible for shipping.

That is a LOT of chances to WIN! Now you may be wondering what it is that you will win. That is the best part! You get to pick one Moxxie line of your choosing!!
Winner will be announced on July 1st.

Now go, comment, share and enter to win this awesome prize while being inspired by our wonderful designers! Hip Hop Skippity Bop. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Moxxie, Mist and Modeling Paste for Miss Alicia

Although I grew up in a house full of sisters, my little family now is mostly boys- one hubby and two sons. So my scrapbook pages which prominently feature them also showcase a masculine slant. But when I get a chance to go girly, I really like to layer it on.

My cousin Alicia is graduating from High School this year. What a lovely young lady. Look at those eyes! I scrapped this page for her mom. When I saw the beautiful green of the grass contrasted with the grey of her sweater, it inspired me to use MOXXIE Paws 'n Claws also in grey and green. Now that paper line is all about cats and dogs you say? Well look how sophisticated the line is when you dress it up with a few flowers. Not a pet in sight. Plus the argyle reminded me of a school girl print, just right for a school girl.

First I wanted to bring the boldness of contrast with some black and white onto the page- so I used the Heidi Swapp Circle Lattice Spray Stencil. First I sprayed black mist on Catnip paper which looks like a school girl argyle, perfect for a pic of a school girl. Then I spread white modeling paste in opposite corners of the Tangled paper. Now when spreading the modeling paste, I wasn't concerned about perfection or trying to stay perfectly in the lines. This is scrapbooking- enjoy. Get messy. Just go for it.

Then for the flower and button clusters. I included felt and card stock flowers, paper flowers, lace flowers, hand crocheted flowers and even a resin flower. The mix of textures on the flowers adds extra interest. Add some fun buttons and I have a bouquet of beauty balanced on opposite sides. The Kitty Stickers include alphas that I used to title the page with her lovely name. I'm partial to that last name of Silverthorn, since it is my maiden name.

The thing to take away from this page is even if there is a strong theme to a page, you can always customize it and make it your own. Add a bit of mixed media or layer on embellishments and it is what you make it. Oh course, starting with a great base like Moxxie helps too.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Midway Madness

Moxxie’s “Midway Madness” line is full of youthful joy. The colors exude excitement and the patterns invite you to play. I made this amusement park page intentionally busy and a bit chaotic in line with the chaos and joy of the day. 

Good Times @ Boardwalk

Banners have been all the rage in scrapbooking and Moxxie puts a bright banner on their “Which Way” paper. I emphasized the banner here by cutting some extra pennants and pop dotting them. Adding some red and white twine to the banner top was another colorful addition. Because I wanted to showoff the banner on the top right and the direction pole on the bottom left of the page, I tilted all my pictures to accommodate and made it even more lively. I love it when the paper leads the way to making the page even better. Building on the banner theme, I used the “Midway Maddness” cardstock sticker that says RIDES already cut into another pennant. 

The “Midway Madness” die cut GOOD TIMES! made for the perfect title. Adding just a touch of hand doodled outline (both in white and black) to more die cuts further played up the fun theme and gave me a place for a sub-title and date. My rule of thumb- you may not be inspired to journal deep thoughts onto every page and that is okay. But the scrapbooking police insist you write names, dates and location. For me, even 6 months later and those details are all a blur unless I write them on the page. 

Those blue straws are something I’ve seen others do and wanted to try. They suggest a warm summer day along with kids at play, so they were a perfect addition to this already fun line. All the straws started out the same length so I just snipped them to varying degrees and glued them down. For me, that extra little “something something” makes my page smile. 

Hope this Moxxie “Midway Madness” page made you smile too.