wanted to share some projects that I did with one of the most versatile baby
collections ever!!! I love these papers! The colors and the patterns are just
darling! I decided to do a page of all three of our now grown children! I pulled
colors from each photo from the papers.
additional products that I used were my Zig markers and a few blooms! Super
easy. Each page took about 15 minutes. The designs are simple and would be easy
are my pages. The first one is our oldest. Since the photo was black and white I
chose to use the grey as the base color for the page. And just used yellow and
orange for the accent colors. I used pop dots for the circle title for just a
little dimension. I added "faux" stitching around the border of the main
second one, this is the "baby" of the family. It's black and white also, but I
chose to use the blues for this one. I did more "faux" stitching around the main
matt for this page as well. I used the mixed colors for the accent colors on
our middle child, our daughter! I chose to use the pinks for this one. I pulled
from the photo and the colors in the paper were perfect! More "faux" stitching
on this page, using my Zig markers again.
a few closeups of some of the details.
mentioned before, these pages took about 15 minutes each. So they were quick.
You could add more details to make the pages as elaborate as you want. I like
the streamlined look, it makes the photos pop a little more to
you give this collection a try. It works for not only babies, but as you can
see, any age child. I promise you will love these papers and accents!!!! Thanks
so much for dropping by!
Hi Moxxie fans! Dana here today sharing a layout that I created with the new Western Round-Up collection. I had a lot of fun making this layered frame for my photo! I used several fun techniques to add age to my frames and I'm going to share my process with you today.
Here's a close-up of the frame. I used a soldering iron to burn the pattern into the top wood piece of my frame. I created the aged copper finish on the bottom layer of my frame with an antiquing solution set, an empty coffee bag and an embossing folder.
I embossed this wood frame to give me some guide lines. The raised areas were also easier to burn with my soldering iron.
I purchased an inexpensive wood burning kit that included this soldering iron with this flat head tip. I carefully burned the raised areas of this frame. The longer the soldering iron touches the wood, the deeper and darker the burn.
Here is my completed top piece of the frame. I also burned both the inside and outside edges of this piece. If you try this at home, please work carefully! The soldering iron is extremely hot and takes quite a while to cool down once unplugged.
For the bottom layer of this frame, I started with another wood piece, an empty coffee bag and an embossing folder. I like to emboss coffee bags rather than foil because they are much thicker and harder to tear.
I embossed the coffee bag and wrapped the frame.
I have used this Sophisticated Finished Copper Metallic Surfacer and Patina Green Antiquing Solution several times and am always thrilled with the results. This is a two-step process and is not a faux finish. If you don't like working with chemicals, this antiquing solution may not be for you, and there are several paint sets on the market that will give similar results.
Here is what the bottom piece of my frame looked like after treatment with the antiquing solutions. I love the aged copper look to this piece and am amazed that I was able to achieve this look in less than an hour!
Once my frame pieces were finished, I layered them on top of a piece of corrugated cardboard that I accented with a piece of twine for a rugged feel.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you are looking for even more Moxxie inspiration, stop by the Moxxie facebook page
to see all the projects created by the talented Muses.
I wanted to share a page that I did with the "Forever
Family" collection. Our daughter and her husband found out recently that they
are expecting their first child. We are all thrilled! They have two dogs that
have been their "babies" forever and now they will have to share their humans
with a new baby! They had family photos done not long after finding out, and
they of course included the doggies! I thought the photo was perfect for this
I added some light pink cardstock accents and a few
green die-cut leaves too. The flowers are all made with either the pink
cardstock or the patterned paper from the collection. I added some liquid pearls
here and there as well.
I had a small sample of this pretty pink and brown
polka dot ribbon that I got from Peggy at Really Reasonable Ribbon, it was
enough for a bow, but hot the strip, so I used pink cardstock and cut circles
from the brown paper to match! Worked pretty well!!!
flowers were either pleated or cut with the Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and
Flourish dies. I used buttons and small blooms for the centers of the flowers
and added bakers twine to the pinwheel blooms.
love the colors together, and the Forever Family line has so many colors that it
makes it really versatile, you can match it to most any color scheme. You can
make it dark or light, brown, pink, green, yellow, orange.....lots of
possibilities! This page looks slightly difficult but it really was pretty
hope you try this collection, I'm so sure you will absolutely love it. I have
more pages planned with it. Don't forget to check back to see what else we have
to share with you!!!
Ange here today to show you some quick, easy Valentines. I made up five real fast with this so cute and fun Moxxie XOXO line. My daughters love this paper and can't wait to share these fun Valentines with their friends. Here's a photo of the finished Valentines:
And here is a photo to help with the directions:
1- I cut my paper 5x6, but you could really adjust this to about anything you wanted depending on what you were putting in the Valentine.
2- use a strong adhesive to seal in a tube shape. I used permanent double sided tape by ek tools.
3- seal one end flat using the same tape and add candies.
4- seal the other end in the opposite direction. Then I scored about 1/4 inch up each end to give it a more "finished" look. (I did try staples in one but didn't like the look at all)
There you go. Easy and quick. I hope you get to share something sweet with someone special this Valentines. Ange
Rhonda here today with a fun new basketball page that I created using one of our newest releases, "Basketball". It has a fun graffiti feel to it which makes it such a great fit for those teen photos or any cool "air" pics you might be fortunate to have.
I had this fun pic of my hubby and boys hanging out at the gym taking a quick break during their basketball fun. Even though the photo isn't crazy or edgy, it totally works with this line!
The "Hoops" title work is fussy cut, then backed with some coordinating orange pattern paper. It's a nice way to create your own custom title. All I did was cut the title out, then adhere it to the coordinating orange pattern paper and cut around it again leaving a shadow. Since the font here is very geometric, it was quite easy to do and if it's not perfect, that just adds to the character of the page!
The other fun thing that I did with my orange paper was to create some angled strips to give the feel of motion and activity. I just lined up my trimmer at 3/4" on one end and to the tip on the other. I did it again on the other side. A bit of solid card stock in complementing colors helps ground the page so it isn't too busy or harsh. The die cuts and stickers that accompany the line are perfectly edgy too.
This line is so COOL! If you have basketball fans in your house, this is a musthave line for you!!!
Thanks for stopping on over at the Moxxie blog today,
Mary Pat here with you to bring you your monthly sketch! I have a fun sketch for you today. So let's get right to it!
Here is my take on the sketch
For this layout I changed the photo up a bit. I love the look of the collage layout that is so popular right now and I used 3 photos instead of the 1 in the sketch. Isn't that fun? Remember the sketch is just a starting point. You can adapt it to whatever your needs are.
Also I used the Wee Ones collection to document a baby shower. I thought it was a great way to use the collection.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember if you use this sketch please post a photo on our Facebook page. We would LOVE to see your work!
See you next month and Have a wonderful and crafty day!
HOWDY!!! It's that time of the month to join us for
February's Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop! This month you could win the entire Western Round Up collection. This collection has an amazing color line in denim blues, rich golds, country browns and kerchief reds, which will be perfect for all your cowboys and cowgirls! So grab your boots, chaps and
cowboy hats and follow us on this wild west adventure!!
To have a chance at winning, you need to round-up your
coffee and hop through all eleven participating blogs, checking out all
the spectacular creations of each Moxxie Muse,
and leave a comment for each one of them!
Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, February 5.
Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog.
International fans are welcome to play along if they
agree to pay shipping in the event they win.
So are you ready to see some great inspirations from the Muses??
Giddy up and enjoy the ride! Remember to leave your
comments along the way for your chance to win
Western Round Up collection!!
To get the hop started go to the first name on list. Happy Hopping!