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! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Slam Dunk!

My son played basketball a couple seasons. This is not his calling in life! But we got picture so of course, had to scrap them. This was a beginning league, so they didn't keep score. Best that way. ;) Here is my son and his team photo. The team lost most every game I think!! ;) And here is the medal he got to show for it. LOL.

I used MOXXIE's new Basketball line. It's perfect for b-ball pics.
Go team.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Blog Hop- MOXXIE new lines

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!!

Here is what I did with the new Winery Line. Did I mention that I work at Cinnabar Winery? And LOVE to go wine tasting with friends. Here are some friends from college (20 years ago) getting together for wine tasting. The warmth of the line is awesome! The barrel board paper is awesome and the burgundy color is my fav! To give that mud look, I used gesso and brown paint and just blotted it on in a random fashion. Then added some black paint to darken it and added a bit more.
What can you create from grapes...I mean from this MOXXIE Winery line

While the boss is away at CHA we thought we'd show you some of the fantastic projects our amazing Muses have already created using these wonderful lines.
You will be able to hop to each muse's blog to see all the details about their project and the entire line that they used for their project.

Don't forget to leave comments along the way. The more you comment the better chances you have to WIN!
You can also link an entry into our monthly challenge for a chance to WIN!

Here is our hop line up:

 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.

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sketch it with MOXXIE

Sketches are a great starting point for a page. Add your own personal pictures and some great papers and your page can fall together with almost no effort. It almost feels like cheating its so easy! Here is the sketch that MOXXIE asked its designers to use:

 And here is my page using the MOXXIE Winterland line:  

I adore the colors of this line. I never thought to put purple with snow pics but it works so well. I also used some frosty transparencies to give that icy look and some white fuzzy stickers for the warm mitten feel. And well those 2 boys in the pics are just the cutest!